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Uber pickup for Model S delivery

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by cplaw, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. cplaw

    cplaw Member

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    Any chance Tesla will provide a complimentary Uber pick up from my home to the SC to take delivery of the Model S? I know some dealerships, like a Lexus dealer in So Cal does that.
     
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    Did you ask them?
     
  3. NikeWings

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    Yes, I was ubered.
     
  4. cplaw

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    Delivery not until late August/September, just wondering ahead of time. I'll ask, but wanted to know if they did it for others.
     
  5. DougH

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    Support your local cab companies by asking Tesla to get you a cab not an Uber
     
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    Just curious what the real difference is? I imagine cabs are more regulated but are there other reasons they should get business over uber or lyft drivers?
     
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    How do they pay for the cab/uber ride? If you have to pay for the ride and they reimburse, how do they reimburse you?
     
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    Supporting local business is always a good thing, besides you're not paying for it Tesla is.
     
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    Credit cards or accounts.
     
  10. bonaire

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    Here is something better. DON'T PAY ANYONE.

    Establish a Tesla friends network (TFN) where someone buying a Tesla can "summon" a local Tesla owner to car-pool to the delivery. I am sure someone could pick up a "new owner" and drop at the Tesla store or service center. Friendships can be spawned. Networking opportunity also. I know it is hard to do but perhaps Tesla can get a start in the urban transport arena by adding an application component that a fresh buyer can install to put up a "request for delivery ride" out to the Tesla network. Do you trust a taxi driver or Uber driver over a fellow Tesla owner?

    I bought a car in 2012 and the dealer offered a ride from one of their drivers from the airport to their local delivery point. 85 miles away.
     
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    i ubered but i didn't know tesla would pay for it .. .it paid for it out of my own pocket
     
  12. cplaw

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    I see ur in LA. Where was the SC u picked up from?
     
  13. stormos

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    I asked if it was possible to get a complimentary uber/cab and my DS basically told me that they will do it but prefer a cab over uber. Mostly because it is harder to reimburse as they would need to write a check and mail it to you which (going by what he says) takes about 30 days.
     
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    I was in the desert and picked up in Palm Springs. It was offered without asking.
    I'm happy to give you a lift in LA, if you need one. I love @bonaire 's idea of fellow Tedla owners availing themselves!
     
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    If you're buying a $100k car I think you can afford the Uber:rolleyes:

    In all seriousness, I ran 10 miles to the train station, took a shower in town at the gym, and then took a two hour train trip to the SC to pick up my car. And found out when I got there they would have picked me up at my house:eek:
     
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    I asked a couple of friends if one of them was available on the pickup date. One of them gave me a ride to the store and was happy to do so. In return, I gave him a test drive right after pickup :)
     
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    My DS arranged for Uber to take my home after I dropped off my trade at the SC and arranged for Uber to pick me up to take me back to SC two weeks later when I did delivery. I didn't ask, I sort of hinted, and she offered. I did bring her a box of baked goodies when I picked up my car though.
     
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    I got an Uber paid for by Tesla during my delivery. It was also my first Uber ride so I suppose I could have gotten a free ride paid for by Uber. The problem is the code provided by Tesla didn't work and they had to generate a new code and send it to me by e-mail. Threw in an extra $5 cash to the driver even though I read it's discouraged by Uber. Got there like an hour early from my appointed time but DS was still able to get me in right away.
     
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    If you ask nicely they are likely to do it. I took delivery 3 weeks ago and asked if they would do it, stating I had heard other owners had it done for them. They said no problem and took care of it. Took delivery in Costa Mesa and I live about 20 miles from there.
     
  20. stormos

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    You are correct but if this is a service offered by Tesla, why would you not take advantage of it? It's like saying why take advantage of the $1000 discount of using someone else's referral when you can afford to pay it since you are buying a $100k car.
     
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