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Wailing wall for Australian Model 3 team VINLess!

Discussion in 'Australia' started by WoodWombat, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. bigbones

    bigbones Member

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    Oh, Brisbane Delivery just replied to my email from a week ago. It contained this nugget:

    That explains a bit the haphazard nature of VIN assignment. I imagine there's a lot of change going on as people cancel and change orders.
     
  2. CpuID

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    thought that was a possibility also, oh well.
     
  3. htm7130

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    I guess they didn't say what does "available" mean? (Factory, shipping port, destination port, warehouse...)
     
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  4. TASKA9

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    After four months since the order, I can see humour in the frustration.
     
  5. smaldo

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    I admire your self control... Let me know when you want to head down to Richmond and sort this out! ;)
     
  6. WoodWombat

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    Maybe we should storm the service centre and then chain ourselves to anything solid-looking, extinction rebellion style?

    In other news, another day, another day without a VIN over here as well.
     
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  7. TASKA9

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    went there once. Almost having a breakdown right there after one of the specialist said I could only get the answer via an email. Luckily, a female staff offered to help.

    My oversea trip is coming pretty soon. So the chance is likely after that, even though I tried any thing. So these days I set low expectation. It will come. Chance of being one the the firsts is gone. But not saying no though if we wanna do something constructive.
     
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  8. TASKA9

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    What's our demand?
     
  9. WoodWombat

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    Romanes eunt domus?
     
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  10. WilburGreen

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    If vinless people who ordered the LR AWD direct (ie not a order change) esp reservation holders start getting their VINs or invoices please ensure you do a post here. So i know to start refreshing the page more.
    Ps forgot to also put in previous post that i ordered with a Sept estimated delivery.
     
  11. Dakah3

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    #131 Dakah3, Oct 8, 2019
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    And if you order today they are saying estimated October delivery, when we all know there is zero chance of that.
    Really think they need to be taken to task over their advertising
     
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  12. htm7130

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    Of course there is a chance! Elon Musk is planning to use his SpaceX to deliver Model 3 to Australia.

    It will be an overnight delivery.
     
  13. TASKA9

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    another VINless day.
     
  14. Anubis

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    Ahhhh, no.
    The first page of the ordering process still says October, but if you go through to the payment page, there is no estimate. Changed late last week.
     
  15. Dakah3

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    Mine says "Estimated Delivery October" for the first four out five pages, fair to say any reasonable person ordering would take that as an October estimate?
     
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  16. tessiestraya

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    So this is very unusual.
    I've been trying to contact a bunch of Tesla's email accounts for the past week trying to change my Model 3 LR to Model 3 Performance

    I finally got an answer from someone who was able to push through the change.

    However, she mentioned that I already had a VIN assigned to my vehicle. And that someone was contacting me in the next few days. Even though it doesn't appear on Tesla or Hidden VIN in the source. Asking if I still wanted to change.

    Either they are lying or Tesla is now hiding the VINs away from their customers.
     
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  17. TASKA9

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    This is what I have been suspecting gonna happen since last time I was talking to them that we would get the phone call as soon as or at the same time we see the hidden VIN. The VIN is going to be there but they don't have to put it into your account until everything is ready.

    My gut feeling says it's true.
     
  18. TASKA9

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    Question in my mind are: What happens this week? Is there any delivery?

    Doesn't seem to be any one reporting their deliveries this week. It would be weird if there was any but none of the owners was online.
     
  19. WoodWombat

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    Maybe the team took the week off to recover from the EOQ rush?

    I personally have abandoned any hope of delivery in October, and I am losing hope for a delivery before I travel in late November.

    It has been said before, but this has to be there worst delivery experience that I have ever had. Far worse than any traditional car maker, that is for sure. Local people are friendly but know nothing.
     
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  20. meowsers

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    They are definitely taking a little break. I was at the service centre yesterday and saw a couple deliveries but nothing like September. The service advisor said there is a slow-down now, when I asked if they were recovering. Some of the employees worked 20 days in a row without a break.
     
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