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Who has waited the longest?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Atrium, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Atrium

    Atrium Member

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    I submitted my reservation on Friday March 27,2009 at 3:56pm eastern time. I instantly received an email from Tesla telling me I have taken the first step. I was then assigned P#172.

    I am curious to see if there is anyone left who has waited longer than I have. Assuming that nobody will ever wait that long again for a model S, I think it would be fun to know exactly who owns the distinction of waiting the longest. I always pick the wrong line at toll booths and check-out lines so I figured it had to be me.

     
  2. Grendal

    Grendal Active Member

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    I think the winner of this will go to a 40 kWh pack person who ordered their Model S at the original event. They probably won't get their car until Febuary or March or whenever Tesla has announced that the 40's are being produced.
     
  3. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    Might be true for North American Reservation holders. Toss in the 2013 red exterior color and we will look for April/May delivery windows. Longest wait will be UK or AUS right hand drive versions. Ask KangarooAustralia. :cool:
     
  4. Atrium

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    Good points.
     
  5. kinddog

    kinddog Banned

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    Not sure about longest, but I'd put money on me being the shortest (so far).

    deposit/order on July 25. DS said I can expect it last week of December. 5 months.
     
  6. Sidney

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    Incredible! Tesla has my $5k deposit since Sept 2010 and I'm still waiting for my 60 kWh.
     
  7. Ceilidh

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    Ditto.

    Cheers.
     
  8. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    No offense to you kinddog, as obviously you don't have anything to do with it and I'm glad you're getting your car, but that pisses me off, to be honest. Jan 2010 here and I get my car the same week as you?
     
  9. PattyChuck

    PattyChuck P6703 VIN4080

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    I am still very skeptical that the higher P numbers will be getting their car by the end of the year. Someone on here is in the P4XXX range and has a delivery date of Dec. 30. I'm extremely skeptical about getting my car this year, and I'm P6703 with a Dec 15-31 window as well.

    However, if Tesla is able to pull this off by making deliveries all the way to P10280 by Dec. 31, the stock price will be so high, I'll be more excited about that than my actual delivery! :biggrin:
     
  10. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    I, too, am skeptical. However, my understanding is that the folks who got the "Would you like your car in 2012" email a few weeks ago are all going to have their cars shipped directly from the factory to them (i.e. not dropped off by a delivery specialist) and that, because Tesla is asking for payment when the car ships, they're considering the car to be "delivered" when it gets on the truck and leaves the factory. This is what's going to get Tesla to their 2012 delivery target.

    Now, I'm one of those folks and I'm perfectly happy with the arrangement because it means I'll likely get my car a month or two sooner than I would have otherwise.
     
  11. toto_48313

    toto_48313 CAN P #5

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    After 2 years reading this forum, this thread finally makes me registered.

    I place my order on march 27th 2009 at 9:27 am

    on april 28th 2009 I receive a message : Please note our CRM system has date and time-stamped your deposit on April 7. and got assigne P#5 in Canada.

    as of today I'm still waiting my 85kwh perf (just configure it last week)

    Hope to have it before the 4th anniversary of my order...
     
  12. kinddog

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    I know. I'm not bringing it up to brag (as you correctly pointed out, I didn't do anything), just trying to add clarity to the community about what's going on.

    yes, I do feel somewhat guilty about it too. :-(
     
  13. Atrium

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    Toto. It is good to know I am not alone.
     
  14. Babylonfive

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    kinddog has shown a propensity for saying things that piss people off. Just a talent I'd guess.
     
  15. Arnold Panz

    Arnold Panz Model Sig 304, VIN 542

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    I know of at least one Sig who got his money in around the same time as you and already has his car for a couple of weeks.
     
  16. walla2

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    At least you didn't pay extra (Sig) to get a car at essentially the same time as your regular reservation would have been delivered. Also, sequence numbers are not accurate. I was wrong to think they mattered, and it caused me alot of grief that I hated to experience. I feel somewhat bad for venting here about it in the past, but in reality I thought sequencing would be at least modestly honored. My recommendations to save yourself frustration are to not expect your sequence number to mean anything and don't expect the delivery windows to be accurate as a lot of Sigs missed more than two windows. One problem with your car in supply or burn in, and you get moved back 100-1000+ cars out of sequence. One set of lucky selections in your order, and you can get your car much, much earlier. You'll get your car when it is finished, burned in, shipped, prepped, paid for, and delivered. The good news is that Tesla is clearly making a huge Q4 push so they can report a knockout quarter (cash flow positive) so it may happen. If they beat their ~3000 estimate by a significant number, imagine what the stock will do.
     
  17. Atrium

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    Walla. I really agree with your thoughts. My P#172 for a performance model was meaningless. But I really want to see Tesla succeed, so I was fine with whatever order they produced the cars. It could have been anytime and I would have been ok. But now they have my money, and it seems they are having delivery issues which are in fact frustrating. It appears that Tesla will now have 100,000 dollars of my money for over two weeks (maybe longer) and yes, this does upset me. Produce them in any order you want but my car is done and paid for so delivery should be based solely on that.
     
  18. Todd Burch

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    Sure--completely understand. I just think Tesla needs to stop handing out "sequence numbers". Not a good idea. Manufacturing realities get in the way. If we were all getting identical widgets, it'd be a different story. I can understand that sigs who paid extra and got their car right before Ps are upset. I can understand that Ps earlier than me who haven't received their car by the end of this month are upset. And I understand that I'm upset having my deposit sitting in Tesla's hands for 2.5 years longer and getting my car at the same time. Turns out we weren't getting in line. We were all standing next to each other. So Tesla, stop handing out sequence numbers. Stop making me upset. (It's good I'm not in line for an X!) :)

    BTW: I suspect the Model X might be the last time that "sequence" numbers are handed out--and possibly the last time reservations are taken for cars. By the GenIII/NextGen Roadster, Tesla will be firmly established and will not need the up-front cash and peace-of-mind of reservations.
     
  19. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    One note on Sequence number, and this is purely speculation on my part. I think that, once the factory is capable of producing all of the various iterations of Model S and there are no more issues with certain options being in short supply, the sequence numbers will be follow much closer. I imagine that there will continue to be some batching but, hopefully, they won't be quite so lopsided as they are now.
     
  20. Grendal

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    kroneal just posted that he got the honor of waiting the longest for his Signature. He gets it tomorrow.
     

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