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Waiting list card?

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by sp4rk, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. sp4rk

    sp4rk Banned

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    #1 sp4rk, Apr 30, 2012
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    I think it would be "cool" if Tesla, once they get your deposit, send you something like a "credit card" looking trinket ... that shows your name and number on it.

    So you can show you are a member of our "group".

    Not showing off exactly, but it would be a nice tangible ... like the airlines issue a frequent flyer card.

    After all, we are "ambassadors" to help others move to electric.

    I have a neighbour here who is more green than me, and he's buying a Prius in a few months. So I have to convince him to at least, go Leaf first, then Tesla when available. Think I saw his brain mulling it over last night ... but his daily commute is 35 miles. Borderline?
     
  2. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Agreed!

    Your neighbor certainly doesn't need the full range of a Model S 40kWh pack for his 70-mile round-trip -- but there is no other BEV that I would trust on that regular commute. And the extra range (even on a 40kWh pack) might be useful for the occasional weekend trip or a side-trip one evening to an after-work event. So, no, your neighbor shouldn't be on the border; he should be squarely inside Tesla territory!
     
  3. ElSupreme

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    This is the situation that I am in. A LEAF I feel would be very border line, unless you can get a 120VAC plug (or better) at work. And be reliant on it. But you still can't make a errand run without worrying about range.

    I also have enough ~100 mile days where I am not at a location where I can guarantee a plug in space.

    Oh and I was really hoping for something in the mail when I made my reservation. I am a bit disappointed I didn't even get a glossy photo or anything. A card would have been cool.
     
  4. daniel

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    A Leaf would have been fine for me. But Nissan screwed up a lot of the early orders and then decided instead of fixing it to treat us like mushrooms. So I bought the Roadster instead, and I am happy I did. But the only times I've driven beyond a Leaf's comfortable range have been pleasure drives out in the country.

    I'm not planning on getting an S, but I agree that people who place a reservation way early should get a card or trinket of come sort.
     
  5. Sparrow

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    I bought my used Roadster because of Nissan's delays in bringing the car to Atlanta. I was so bummed when I heard about Nissan's delay that I went on eBay saw the pretty Glacier Blue Roadtser and as luck would have it my wife was in the room at the same time and encouraged me to bid. Little did I know that she wanted the Roadster for herself. Anyways, my experience with the Roadster was so good, I placed my reservation for the S a month later.
     
  6. MarkR

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    Maybe a card or some trinket would be cool. Some early reservation holders may remember getting a gift box from Tesla with a Roadster RC car, a brochure, a Tesla mug, and maybe a key ring (maybe a baseball cap too). I use the coffee mug all the time, but my colleagues would probably think I'm weird if I was always showing off the RC car at work.
     
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    Glossy photos went out to earlier deposits:wink: Sorry

    I have my Roadster RC car at work but for a roadster it is really slow ( my RC model S seriously kicks it's ass)
     
  8. MarkR

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    It isn't well known that Nikola Tesla was the first to demonstrate the principles of radio control of a boat in 1989. I wonder if TM knew this when they sent out the RC cars.
     
  9. dmckinstry

    dmckinstry Model S - U.S. P - #1649

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    I'm sure you must mean 1889.
     
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    Early Roadster owners got a car color sample kit in the form of eggs. Later paint swatches and interior swatches were sent out. None of which are showable Tesla swag. For that there was the laser etched transparent block with a Roadster inside suitable for proud desk display.
     
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    I bought myself a shirt when I dropped off the check for Sig deposit. Does that count?
     
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    Ops . . . A goof . . . Actually I ment to say that Nikola Tesla developed radio control and demonstrated it in a boat in 1898. My apologies!
     
  13. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Tesla could send us engraved "buzzer blocks", like those you get at a restaurant while you're waiting to get seated. When it's time to order, riiiinggg! (Just remember to keep it charged up -- that'll be good practice for your car.)
     
  14. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Thanks for the morning laugh!
     
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    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Very witty indeed, Robert! :)
     
  16. tdelta1000

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    I think it would be a cool idea...great bang for the buck.
     
  17. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Or maybe a punch card - one punch for each Tesla you buy - after 10, get one free.
     
  18. dmckinstry

    dmckinstry Model S - U.S. P - #1649

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    Sometimes my fingers are dyslexic as well.
     
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    LOL!!!! Now that's the winning marketing plan.
     

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