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First of all just let me say...This site is AWESOME! I will be a 1st time EV/Tesla owner soon. Lots to learn. My son works for Tesla. We configured our Model 3 the day after the handover event in Fremont. (He had an invite but had to get up at 4am the following day, so he declined to go to the event) The $1000 reservation & now the $2500 order deposit brings this dream closer to reality. I will post our progress as the delivery gets closer and closer. (Maybe Oct-Nov '17...sooner would be better)
 

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Welcome to the site!

When you say "we" do you mean his car or you're getting one also? Did you gain priority as a family member?

Sorry for the 20 questions, just always curious to get more information.

I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say we can't wait to see those pictures and hear all about it!!!
 

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Welcome to the site!

When you say "we" do you mean his car or you're getting one also? Did you gain priority as a family member?

Sorry for the 20 questions, just always curious to get more information.

I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say we can't wait to see those pictures and hear all about it!!!
We were both going to get one but he's a new dad and $49k just isn't in his budget. So I canceled my reservation and configured my M3 with his reservation. And yes I gained priority as a family member.

Love the questions ...keep 'em comin' because I'm sure I will have plenty questions coming soon
 

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When you configured, was there any indication of other options, prices and availability? We're all dying to know when things like AWD will be available.
There were many,many options...I should have taken more screen shots. I went with the quickest and most cost effective route...any thing else like AWD would have taken more time & money.
 

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@PTFI watch out, you're dangling prime steaks in front of a big pack of hungry wolves! :D

Welcome to the forum and thank you for sharing your experiences with us! You might be in the running to be the first owner here. Can't wait to hear more.
 

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First of all just let me say...This site is AWESOME! I will be a 1st time EV/Tesla owner soon.
Awesome. Welcome!

Hey, if you wouldn't mind, could you take some screenshots of your current MyTesla pages?
We'd all be curious to know what they look like for people who've already placed an order.
Just be sure to black-out any private info before sharing.
:)
 

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@PTFI watch out, you're dangling prime steaks in front of a big pack of hungry wolves! :D

Welcome to the forum and thank you for sharing your experiences with us! You might be in the running to be the first owner here. Can't wait to hear more.
That would be nice...I plan on documenting all my milestone events right here! Thanks
 

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Awesome. Welcome!

Hey, if you wouldn't mind, could you take some screenshots of your current MyTesla pages?
We'd all be curious to know what they look like for people who've already placed an order.
Just be sure to black-out any private info before sharing.
:)
Remember I canceled my reservation so MyTesla page just says "Your cancelation has been received, it may take up to 30 days to refund if you paid by credit card" LOL

I'll take some screen shots of my son's "MyTesla" this weekend when he comes over. That's where all of the goodies are now located!
 

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Remember I canceled my reservation so MyTesla page just says "Your cancelation has been received, it may take up to 30 days to refund if you paid by credit card" LOL

I'll take some screen shots of my son's "MyTesla" this weekend when he comes over. That's where all of the goodies are now located!
Just an FYI in case you were unaware. You will not qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit if this is your son's car and then "sold" to you. Unless you've already discussed with Tesla on titling the car in your name at which point you can ignore what I just said :)
 

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Thanks so much for that screen shot it will help me to determine my costs
I am not going with the premium upgrade or long range
my kids are eating up my savings
You're welcome Russell....I totally understand about the kids!!!!
 

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Your signature has me worried...

Have you worked out with Tesla titling the car? You won't get the tax credit if it's "your car" but in your son's name.
There's a hidden section "not in the screenshot " where all of the details are worked out. Thanks for the concern....All systems are a GO!
 

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There's a hidden section "not in the screenshot " where all of the details are worked out. Thanks for the concern....All systems are a GO!
Glad to hear it!

Now I'm worried that this hidden section could be the loophole for people to "sell their reservation" of course ;)
 

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WOW!
Attached is a email screenshot of some really GREAT NEWS from Tesla!!!
Late September (2).jpg
Needless to say, we called back immediately!

They asked us the following questions:
Are you ready for take delivery of your Model 3 by Late September?
Yes
How will you be going about paying for the remainder of the balance of the vehicle?
#### (Getting a little personal)
How will you go about charging the vehicle?
We had a 240v outlet installed a week ago
What was your main reason for buying a Tesla?
Performance, Environmental or Safety?

All of the above
Do you have any questions?
Yes. The car is for my Dad. I just want to make sure that he is eligible for all of the Tax Credits since the car will be registered to him

She put us on hold to verify with her manager.
She came back on the line and said that would not be a problem.
The credit will go to the registered owner of the vehicle.

She said that she will be in contact soon for the Final Payment and Delivery of the Model 3 in late September
 

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WOW!
Attached is a email screenshot of some really GREAT NEWS from Tesla!!!
View attachment 3104
Needless to say, we called back immediately!

They asked us the following questions:
Are you ready for take delivery of your Model 3 by Late September?
Yes
How will you be going about paying for the remainder of the balance of the vehicle?
#### (Getting a little personal)
How will you go about charging the vehicle?
We had a 240v outlet installed a week ago
What was your main reason for buying a Tesla?
Performance, Environmental or Safety?

All of the above
Do you have any questions?
Yes. The car is for my Dad. I just want to make sure that he is eligible for all of the Tax Credits since the car will be registered to him

She put us on hold to verify with her manager.
She came back on the line and said that would not be a problem.
The credit will go to the registered owner of the vehicle.

She said that she will be in contact soon for the Final Payment and Delivery of the Model 3 in late September
Very very cool!