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jvmoore1

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i apologize for prob a n00b thread, but just curious if someone who has taken delivery in Alabama could walk me through the process of getting your Model 3.
Did you have it delivered to your house or did you pick it up in Atlanta?
How much was the taxes, titles, and fees? so i know how much extra i am looking at above what the configuration shows on the website
How are tags handled? i am guessing paperwork will be mailed to me a couple weeks after papers are signed?

i am just wanting to make sure all my ducks are in a row and the surprises are kept to a minimum
 

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What part of Alabama?
I have a scheduled date to pick my car up on August 3rd at the Atlanta-Decatur location.

But I do know that Alabama charges a flat rate of 2% of vehicle purchases, plus an additional city and county sales tax so it varies depending on where you live.
 
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What part of Alabama?
I have a scheduled date to pick my car up on August 3rd at the Atlanta-Decatur location.

But I do know that Alabama charges a flat rate of 2% of vehicle purchases, plus an additional city and county sales tax so it varies depending on where you live.
Congrats on the delivery!
i am in lower alabama (Mobile County).
 

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Thanks! I’m in Central Alabama (Montgomery County) and my taxes are
2% + .33% county + 2.5% city. I think. Lol. I haven’t gotten my total price yet but I’ll post back here when I do.
 

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So I have some more information for Alabama Tesla buyers.
Alabama is a state that requires you to pay your taxes when you register your car in the county you live in, for out of state car purchases.
Therefore you're only going to owe Tesla your vehicle configuration price - $3500 - trade-in(if you have one).
For my county i'm going to owe 3.583% in taxes when I register my car when i get back home.
If that makes sense.
 

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Man have i got a story for you!
First of all the Decatur location is PACKED so be prepared for them to be behind schedule, and not totally organized.
So I got there a little before my 1pm appointment time Saturday, and i didnt get checked in until around 1:45. Got to see my car a little after 2, and did the inspection and tutorial with the delivery specialist. I find 2 scratches and point them out, he brings out this handheld buffer and buffs one out, the other is deep into the paint and can't be buffed out. They tell me I can't take delivery of the car, and it'll be 1-2 weeks before it can be fixed, and that i'll have to come back.

So it was a bummer of a 4 hour round trip...
 

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Man have i got a story for you!
First of all the Decatur location is PACKED so be prepared for them to be behind schedule, and not totally organized.
So I got there a little before my 1pm appointment time Saturday, and i didnt get checked in until around 1:45. Got to see my car a little after 2, and did the inspection and tutorial with the delivery specialist. I find 2 scratches and point them out, he brings out this handheld buffer and buffs one out, the other is deep into the paint and can't be buffed out. They tell me I can't take delivery of the car, and it'll be 1-2 weeks before it can be fixed, and that i'll have to come back.

So it was a bummer of a 4 hour round trip...
this is why i keep going back and forth on home delivery.
originally thought i would pick up during the week so it wouldn't be as hectic, which means taking time off work. But, would hate to drive 5 hrs to hear something would prevent me from taking delivery and having to come back,
 

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this is why i keep going back and forth on home delivery.
originally thought i would pick up during the week so it wouldn't be as hectic, which means taking time off work. But, would hate to drive 5 hrs to hear something would prevent me from taking delivery and having to come back,
Right. There’s no way they have time to pre inspect every car for defects now that the delivery ramp up has began. I’m definitely just going to take off of work during the week for my next delivery date and cross my fingers that it’s nowhere near as busy. I don’t envy those delivery specialists at all, because they are visibly under staffed for the sheer number of cars they have to process.
 

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Right. There’s no way they have time to pre inspect every car for defects now that the delivery ramp up has began. I’m definitely just going to take off of work during the week for my next delivery date and cross my fingers that it’s nowhere near as busy. I don’t envy those delivery specialists at all, because they are visibly under staffed for the sheer number of cars they have to process.
somebody could have a nice little side gig pre-inspecting cars for those out of town.
 

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I find 2 scratches and point them out, he brings out this handheld buffer and buffs one out, the other is deep into the paint and can't be buffed out. They tell me I can't take delivery of the car, and it'll be 1-2 weeks before it can be fixed, and that i'll have to come back.

So it was a bummer of a 4 hour round trip...
I can't believe you let a little scratch prevent you from getting behind the wheel of your own Model 3! That's inconceivable to me. I would have just waxed it when I got home and not worried about it. In the bigger picture of life, that little scratch is so inconsequential, it's not even funny!
 

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I can't believe you let a little scratch prevent you from getting behind the wheel of your own Model 3! That's inconceivable to me. I would have just waxed it when I got home and not worried about it. In the bigger picture of life, that little scratch is so inconsequential, it's not even funny!
First of all maybe you should read a bit more carefully before posting. They WOULDNT let me take delivery.
Second, since you dont know what you're talking about and didnt see the "little scratch" how would you know it was "so inconsequential"?
 

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First of all maybe you should read a bit more carefully before posting. They WOULDNT let me take delivery.
Second, since you dont know what you're talking about and didnt see the "little scratch" how would you know it was "so inconsequential"?
Sorry, didn't mean to rile anyone up. I'm just saying, the car is going to get scratched if you park it in public areas. It doesn't seem like one more is going to matter in the bigger picture. After all, it's a car, not an icon that will last forever.

As far as Tesla prohibiting the delivery of a car with a scratch on it, let's just say I'm confident I could have solved that and driven it home. And I would have. Even if I wasn't four hours into an eight-hour round trip.
 

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Sorry, didn't mean to rile anyone up. I'm just saying, the car is going to get scratched if you park it in public areas. It doesn't seem like one more is going to matter in the bigger picture. After all, it's a car, not an icon that will last forever.

As far as Tesla prohibiting the delivery of a car with a scratch on it, let's just say I'm confident I could have solved that and driven it home. And I would have. Even if I wasn't four hours into an eight-hour round trip.
Apology accepted, and i apologize for my tone. Its a touchy subject, lol.
You know how long most of us have been waiting for this car, and to have a glaring scratch that i found in :30 secs, and they didnt, is disheartening. If i scratch it when its in my possession, then sure that's all on me, and totally expected, but to have a defect before i even drive it off the lot. To me that's like buying a new shirt at a store with a stain on it, hoping it will come out when you wash it at home.
 

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Finally!
The Decatur, GA, Delivery Center during the week is FAAAR less hectic than on the weekend.
I was in and out within 30 minutes! Even saw two different people picking up identical white P3s, with white interior.
They did a good job on repairing the front bumper.