TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Where will you take possession?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by SCW-Greg, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. SCW-Greg

    SCW-Greg Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,703
    Location:
    Beaverton, OR
    #1 SCW-Greg, Aug 13, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2012
    As GeorgeB originally stated back on June 22, they will deliver your Model S anywhere it makes you happy.

    And so originally I was thinking it would be fun to take possession of my Model S at Fremont, get a tour or the factory, and then road trip it back to Portland... until I discovered California would throw their state sales tax on me (apparently no exceptions). Oregon is sales tax free.

    So now I'll plan on (most likely) having it delivered to my home. No doubt many of my neighbors will raise an eyebrow with the Tesla truck and trailer arriving, and the mini commotion that would make for the hour or so they would be there.

    But I also thought about having it delivered at the Tesla store, to share in the fun with the Tesla "family" there too.

    Anyone taking possession at work? Taking it at Disney Land / World?

    What fun will you have, and where will you have yours delivered?
     
  2. nrcooled

    nrcooled P#8946 VIN 03225

    Joined:
    May 22, 2012
    Messages:
    565
    Location:
    NoVA
    I would love to take delivery at the DC store and that's where I had oringinally planned but I, like you, would have to pay another state's taxes and that does not appeal to me AT ALL.

    I work on a closed compound also so they couldn't deliver at work either. So my only option is at home :(
     
  3. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Messages:
    936
    Location:
    Harrison Ohio
    I will most likely end up taking delivery at home, but I may end up taking delivery at work, or at the fire station that I volunteer at. As I am really reaching to buy this car, a home delivery of a $70,000 car would be very out of place in my rather modest neighborhood, and it may be wise to not draw that kind of attention to myself.
     
  4. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    4,731
    Location:
    Smithfield, VA
    I'm also not sure about home delivery, for the same reasons as Rifleman. Rather not call attention to myself. Having said that though, I don't have any other plans at this time.

    If delivery is not at your home, I guess you miss out on the other wifi setup that the Rangers would do for you. In the end, I assume that the home setup isn't much more than setting IP settings...in which case most people who are moderately technical should be able to handle this by themselves.
     
  5. thelastdeadmouse

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2012
    Messages:
    183
    Location:
    Potsdam, New York
    I'm not a reservation holder yet, but I'll likely either be taking delivery at work or with my family down in Syracuse. I live in an apartment so work is going to be my primary charging location and my employer has already committed to installing at least one NEMA 14-50 plug when we expand out building this fall, so it'd probably be wise to take delivery there so I can ensure everything is working properly.
     
  6. smorgasbord

    smorgasbord Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2011
    Messages:
    2,379
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Are you planning to drive to and from home every night under the cover of darkness?
     
  7. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    4,731
    Location:
    Smithfield, VA
    I think the hope is that nobody will hear him coming!
     
  8. spatterso911

    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2012
    Messages:
    1,213
    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Delivery at home so I can make sure all is set up and working on the comms end.
     
  9. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    12,752
    Location:
    Texas
    Delivery at home so I can generate some excitement among the neighbours. (At worst they can take up a collection to pay me $500,000 to move elsewhere)
     
  10. RichA

    RichA Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Messages:
    34
    Location:
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Given I am in Bay Area, I will get dropped off with the family at factory in Fremont so everyone can get the tour and then drive home.
     
  11. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    4,282
    Location:
    Sarasota, Florida
    On Mars? I hear that electric vehicles do well there, although delivery might be somewhat delayed. :biggrin:


    On the other hand my wife tells me that she plans on throwing a delivery party so I guess I'd better take home delivery or the logistics could be tough. In addition to taking delivery, I'm looking forward to having my friends and Florida Tesla Motors Club members over to share in the moment. Interestingly one of our club members is the Tesla Delivery Experience Specialist who will be making the delivery.

    We're going to have a blast!

    Larry
     
  12. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Messages:
    936
    Location:
    Harrison Ohio
    No, but my view is that a nice car does not attract too much attention, but a car carrier delivering said car in a middle class neighborhood definitely does. Most people in my neighborhood will probably have no idea what a Model S costs, but if it shows up on a car carrier, it will be clear that it was expensive.
     
  13. raymond

    raymond Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    345
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Naaah. With this tiny inconspicuous little car there's nothing to worry about!
     
  14. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Messages:
    6,097
    Location:
    Redwood Shores, CA
    Yes, do feel a little iffy about making a 'scene' in our neighborhood. Will go to the factory instead as it's only about 10 miles away; I should be able to configure the WiFi hookup and such easily once back home.
     
  15. SCW-Greg

    SCW-Greg Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,703
    Location:
    Beaverton, OR
    I like this idea!
    Plus I think a couple of my neighbors are on the fence, if they haven't reserved by the time mine shows up, this will push them over the edge.
     
  16. MikeK

    MikeK R#129, TSLA shareholder

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2012
    Messages:
    1,133
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area
    I don't think the delivery truck would fit on my street. I plan to take delivery at Fremont, assuming that some sort of tour is available.
     
  17. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Messages:
    13,257
    Location:
    Sarasota, FL
    It'll attract attention and everyone will know the cost as soon as they can Google "Tesla".

    Back to the OP: If ours comes in September we might be able to get it at the local National Plug-In day event.....Alternatively, I'd like to get it delivered for my 8-year-old's birthday party (all the Dad's will love it!).
     
  18. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    15,848
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    When my Roadster arrived at my house, it came on a humungous closed vehicle transporter. I've put together a crude mosaic to give you an idea of just how big the thing was.

    truck.jpg

    (The Roadster already in my driveway is the former Toronto demo car.)

    Needless to say a huge diesel rig rumbling up to my house just after dinnertime brought everyone out of their houses to see what was going on. It turned into an impromptu street party - lots of fun!

    Even if you somehow avoid this spectacle, if you ever get Ranger service a white van with TESLA on its side will appear in your driveway. It's pretty hard to be stealth with these cars.
     
  19. Francis Lau

    Francis Lau P-1456

    Joined:
    May 27, 2012
    Messages:
    514
    Location:
    Bellevue, WA
    Let's get creative, I want to see what other creative options are? How about at DMV, the gas station, Karma parking lot, kids science class, party at home, party at work?
     
  20. pete8314

    pete8314 Vendor

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,947
    Location:
    DFW
    I'd really like to do the factory tour, even if it meant I couldnn't 'drive away' in the car (long-ass drive to Dallas anyway). I did the factory tour with Mercedes when I bought an SLK from them, it was fantastic (and with the added benefit of not having to deal with the dealer).

    Failing that, home delivery I guess, most of my neighbors won't care (we're all fairly anti-social in that way!), but a couple might take an interest.
     

Share This Page