Model 3

Model 3 reservations will be taken at Galleries

edited March 2016 in Model 3
I just spoke to the Houston TX Gallery and they said they will be taking Model 3 reservations on the 31st.

Details on timing not available yet, but saves me an overnight trip to Atlanta that I was seriously considering!


(I know this is not about Model S, but this Forum gets many more eyeballs and thought people in non-store states would be interested)

update - moved to Model 3 forum!
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  • edited March 2016
    Hmm,
    Now I'll have to decide between the Devon service center and the King of Prussia Mall.
    Actually, no. Easy choice - Service Center all the way.
  • edited November -1
    PhillyGal: FYI The head guy at my Service Center said they would not be taking Model 3 reservations there. So you may want to double check on where and when reservations will be taken...
  • edited March 2016
    Anyone know if reservations will be taken all day on the day of March 31st, or will it be after the reveal in the evening?
  • edited March 2016
    When I last talked to the people at a Tesla store a few days ago, they had no idea how it was going to work. Perhaps they'll find out when everyone shows up on the 31st! I predict pandemonium, but should make for a great news story!
  • edited March 2016
    I'll add my own rumor to the mill...

    Briefly talked to a Tesla person over the phone when they called me (yeah, I know!) to let me know of a test drive event in Corvallis, OR. I asked some other questions about the Model 3 and basically the person did not know anything specific and had not heard anything "from corporate", but expected to get the deets 'soon'. I kinda laughed. soon. that's true about many things...anyway... The person did say credit/debit cards were more than likely how they would accept the reservation grand. Not cash, not checks. "just like the online way" was more or less the quote from them.

    This person was from the Washington Square Tesla store, in Portlandia, which I will be going to, but not bright and early the AM of the 31st. More like after work, since the hours say 'till 9PM. Plus my journey from Albany, OR requires one charge for my Leaf. Yeah, THAT is why a Model 3 looks so very promising, haha.
  • edited November -1
    It is such a basic detail that they have not clarified. They said they will be taking orders on the 31st. The debut event is also on the 31st, but their events are always in the evening, after most of the day is over.

    This is sounding like:
    "We're going to eat dinner at 6PM. And then we'll cook the dinner at 7PM."
  • edited March 2016
    @Rocky_H - maybe they'll be taking $1000.00 deposits all day during normal business hours, and the reveal will happen that evening. Who would wait for the reveal to be done before putting down their deposit? The people that show up on March 31 have already decided to put up the deposit, I think,
  • edited March 2016
    @UnshodBob, I suppose that is how it will probably work, but it seems really really dumb to say, "Put down a deposit of $1,000 on something, and then we'll show you what you put the deposit on!" They could have just arranged things in the proper order. Reveal on day N, In-store deposits on day N+1, online deposits on day N+2.
  • edited November -1
    And did they really think kicking this off on April Fools Day was a good idea? :-)
  • edited March 2016
    @joehuber - thanks for the heads up. I had assumed. I'm sure we'll know more details before 3/31 about how, where, when. At least, I hope so!
  • edited November -1
    It's the Tesla way. Plunk down your money on faith that Tesla will have a compelling story for the Model$#8801; and will someday actually build it. It's only $1000 and it's refundable. If one doesn't like the story, cancel and get the money back.

    Of course you can wait until after 3/31 and reserve one online, if you like the story and want the car. I plan to be at the local showroom when it opens at 10 AM, EDT. Sorry, California:-))
  • edited March 2016
    Not good at HTML. That should be Model ≡
  • edited November -1
    Be nice to Tesla or your Model 3 will be denied by Elon! LOL

    I'm going to wait until the 04/01 online reservation opens.

    Good luck to all. May there be many Model 3 reservations to change the world!
  • edited March 2016
    @PhillyGal: They will be taking them at Devon. I was just there yesterday for the X test drive event and spoke with several of the sales people that were there to go over the X. TM has not given them any specifics about how they are going to run things but I have been assured by head of NASales (name withheld to protect the innocent) and Brent (sales director at Devon) that they will open at 10am/will take multiple reservations....and they already know of one person who asked to camp out the night before...........and NO, it was not me :)
  • edited March 2016
    Woohoo! Thanks, AIMc. Will you be there? Maybe we make it a thing and get some donuts and such.
  • edited March 2016
    JUST one person camping out?!?
  • edited March 2016
    @PhillyGal and Tropopause: That is what I was told..only one. Maybe Philly Gal makes two! :)

    Seriously....TM, as we all know, can change things in a heart beat, and they have not given specific info to the Devon staff as to the how they are to prepare. They are getting 15-20 inquiries a day about 'the event' so they are expecting a good turn out.

    I asked (because I just had to) IF I might just make a reservation(s) yesterday...'NO, NADA, Not gonna happen'...I finally got the distinct impression that they were not going to let me get an early reservation in.
  • edited November -1
    Am I going to have to take the day off?
  • edited March 2016
    @Anthony: I am starting to feel a cold coming on and I am sure I will **cough***cough** not be able to make it to work 3 weeks from today :)
  • edited March 2016
    I'm still thinking about hiding in the frunk of the showroom demo just before closing the night before...
  • edited November -1
    I wish they had decided to hold the "in store" deposit event on a Saturday, so that those of us who live quite a distance away (Devon, in my case) can attend, without having to take a day off of work to do so.
  • JADJAD
    edited November -1
    Didn't they say they are producing based on options, not deposit order? Why worry so much about being first? I will order sometime that day, or online the next if I can't make it.
  • edited March 2016
    @AIMc do you know if Devon has a Model X on hand for test drives or was the X there only for the event you attended?
  • edited March 2016
    I think this is weird you're not driving away the same day with the car.
    Just for your information I could put my posit down a month before the car is released two years from now and get it before you
    How You may ask simple I end up with the fully loaded one that's how Tesla works so far anyway
  • edited November -1
    Obviously there are early adopters and those who just want to wait and see. Fair enough.

    But based on the current X rollout and broader history, my thinking is that there may be 10,000 (more?) deposits on the 31st, which could put a big delay into the April Fool's Day reservations. Planning to be there on the 31st, but hoping for more clarity on details...
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