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Vin Assignment Times?

pipplo

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Mar 25, 2018
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I'm just curious, and I haven't seen anyone talking about it. Are VINs being assigned 24/7 randomly or is there any pattern to VIN updates to accounts? It's probably an inane question but I'm curious what people think
 

erthquake

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Mar 16, 2016
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I'm just curious, and I haven't seen anyone talking about it. Are VINs being assigned 24/7 randomly or is there any pattern to VIN updates to accounts? It's probably an inane question but I'm curious what people think

I got mine tonight sometime between 9:30pm and 12:30am.
 
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PoitNarf

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I’ve seen all times of the day when people first notice their VIN assignment. I first noticed my VIN sometime around 5pm Eastern the day I got it. I’ve seen many others report getting assigned VINs overnight and this seems to be the more common occurrence. But it appears that a VIN could show up in your Tesla account at pretty much any time of day.
 

pipplo

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Mar 25, 2018
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Could be a while. I ordered white aero aep/fsd on 2/19 in VA and still waiting for a VIN. Hopefully they will focus on us non-CA people after end of quarter.

I'm holding out hope that they'll squeeze me in before EOQ but chances are looking slim! My buddy got his white aero and I saw it the other day which didn't make the wait any easier.
 

dckiwi

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Aug 12, 2016
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I'm holding out hope that they'll squeeze me in before EOQ but chances are looking slim! My buddy got his white aero and I saw it the other day which didn't make the wait any easier.

Ah - I missed the fact that you're in California (thought you were in Canada for some reason :) ). Yeah, they may try to squeeze you in this week to hit their numbers! Good luck.
 

PoitNarf

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After ordering, what's the typical time it takes to receive a VIN? Does this transpire before I fiddle with my trade-in?

Yes, I received my VIN before I was able to do anything regarding my trade-in. My trade-in info was submitted to Tesla through my Tesla account about 3 days after I received my VIN and I got the trade-in valuation from Tesla the following day. The trade-in stuff is something that needs to be enabled on your Tesla account and likely won't be activated until you've already received a VIN.
 
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