Model 3

Gift for Day 1 Reservation Holders

edited November -1 in Model 3
Wasn't there supposed to be a "special gift" for day 1 reservation holders? ie die-cast model of the Tesla M3? Did that fall through? Some received the gift and others didn't. Anyone know how this was supposed to work? I have had my car for about 2 months now. But I never received a special gift. It's ok if I don't as my M3 is my gift to me but just curious.
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  • edited November 2018
    I wasn't a Day 1 Reservation Holder, but I believe I did receive the gift when I picked up my vehicle in July. There was a red model inside my front center console storage. I did reserve back in 2016, but in April 2016. I picked up in July this year after ordering at the end of June when it opened to everyone.
  • edited November 2018
    I was a day 3 holder but got it because I asked for it at my delivery. Perhaps they ran out?
  • edited November 2018
    I guess it was a gift for day 1 line waiters who bought the 1st production model (LR RWD). Not for day 1 line waiters who chose to wait even longer.
  • edited November 2018
    I WAS a "Day 1" reservation holder and did NOT get the die cast model. It would appear because I configured a later production combination (though I configured early too), many of you who took delivery EARLIER, but with later orders and configurations got the die cast model...

    And I am quite unhappy about that omission/loss. I actually bought the expensive die cast model of the Model S since that was the car I migrated from to take delivery of the top-of-the-line Model 3.
  • edited November 2018
    I asked for it at my deliver
  • edited November 2018
    The original intention was for day 1 line holders. Some how along the way it turned into gifts for random customers. I got one. Not a line waiter. Ordered in August. AWD.
  • edited November 2018
    It wasn't for Day 1 reservation holder, because I only reserved mine this past April. When I picked up my car in July, there was a red die cast Model 3 inside. I heard they gave them out to everyone until they ran out.
  • edited November 2018
    Yeah, the day one line waiter gift promise seems to have morphed into a non-starter.

    Originally, it was thought to be the drawing but then that was given to everyone and even made available to looky-loos visiting a showroom (Chicago Gold Coast has them in a little basket in the frunk). Later, the metal Model was purported to be the gift but, as has been mentioned, many line waiters didn’t get it (unless they asked) while many others did.

    Happy to have a great car but customer service, communication, and Elon time are the price of admission. On the plus side, I never expected anything other than a leg up on delivery by standing in line and anything Elon promised after that would just be a bonus.
  • edited November 2018
    This isn't the same as the die-cast model of the S for sale. It's literally the size of a matchbox car, 1:43 not 1:18 and doesn't open or anything like the bigger die-cast models for sale.
  • edited November 2018
    This isn't the same as the die-cast model of the S for sale. It's literally the size of a matchbox car, 1:43 not 1:18 and doesn't open or anything like the bigger die-cast models for sale.
  • edited November 2018
    It’s bigger than a matchbox and it’s awesome!!!!! I’ll trade my lr rwd plus diecast model for your p3. Heck of a deal whaddya say?
  • edited November 2018
    Yup, nice little toy car, bought mine on ebay for ~$75.
  • edited November 2018
    I should also mention when I bought the toy car someone else sold one a few days later for less money. No price guarantee on the one I bought so I guess I am SOL.
  • edited November 2018
    There are still babies who are concerned about this? Grow up.
  • edited November 2018
    I think it was supposed to be the die-cast model which we didnt get during delivery. However they recently got a big stock of the die-cast in my delivery center in Dedham, MA. I was able to go and pickup mine for free. Although they said they are giving it to all reservation holders so not sure if its just for Day 1 or every 1.

    Also its just a small model kind of like hot wheels. I was hoping it would have doors/frunk opening but none of that so nothing fancy.
  • edited November 2018
    That's nice to know they got some more of the toy cars. Pinch of salt of course but when I asked for mine they apologized and said I could totally get one when they got more.
  • edited November 2018
    @Magic 8 Ball Ha!
  • edited November 2018
    @slingshot18 It gets worse. I just found they are selling on ebay for $45 now and rumor has it TESLA got more of them to hand out. I feel so cheated. How do I escalate my outrage over this?
  • edited November 2018
    Duh, EVERYONE knows that's standard policy everywhere!
  • edited November 2018
    I didn't get mine when I picked up my car and I bugged them several times afterwards. The story was always the same "We are out and we don't know if/when we will be getting anymore in." I finally got one when I went down and volunteered to help deliver cars at the end of Q3 and explicitly asked for one. They were handing them out like candy. Said they found a couple of cases in the back.
  • edited November 2018
    @Magic 8 Ball Time to tweet at Elon.
  • edited November 2018
    Seems to depend on the Delivery Center. My wife's car had one in the console when she picked up Sept 15th, and so did mine when I picked up on Oct 14th. We were not reservation holders, and only started looking at Tesla at all in late August when we were shopping for an Audi S5 to replace my wife's older car.

    We actually ended up with 3 of the model cars, because when I went to pick up my car they were still detailing it and I had to wait for 20 mins in their lobby drinking lattes. They felt so bad they gave us the extra model. Sold it on ebay for $75 bucks to M8B.

    Just kidding, we actually gave it to the owner of 5 Point Auto Salon in Carlsbad, CA for doing such a great job on my PPF, tink and Ceramic Pro coating.
    https://imgur.com/a/Q50U1Rk
  • edited November 2018
    Must ask for it.. I did and got one.
  • edited November 2018
    If it makes you feel any better, I reserved earlier this year and got one.
  • edited November 2018
    I was a day one reservation holder and never got one. They didn't exist last December. Tesla told some people that they will get them to those who already had the car, but that hasn't happened.
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