Gift from Elon for those that reserved Model 3 first day

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Kdawg, Oct 9, 2017.

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  1. Kdawg

    Kdawg New Member

    I figured I'd start a thread on this and also try out the new forum. Has anyone heard anything more about the gift Elon talked about for those that reserved a Model 3 on the first day? I know there was a lot of speculation on what the gift would be, but nothing from Tesla officially.
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  3. Welcome to the Forum, Kdawg!

    A lot of people assumed the Model 3 design sketch was the gift. Have to wonder if customers who've taken delivery have gotten the real thing yet. Haven't seen mention of it.
  4. Kdawg

    Kdawg New Member

    I got my sketch well before any mention of a gift for day 1 reservation holders. Also, the sketch was sent to everyone, not just day 1 reservation holders. Personally, I don't count the deliveries so far as "real deliveries", since they are to employees with NDAs. Once someone outside of Tesla, who is allowed to talk about it, gets one, then they should ask about the "gift".
  5. Good point. I'm guessing employees and investors didn't have to stand in line, so maybe no gift. Though, they should probably get the gift anyway for their role in early roll out.

    What sort of gift, realistically speaking, would you like to get?
  6. Kdawg

    Kdawg New Member

    I guess we would need to come up w/a reasonable dollar value first. At the high end, I'd love to get the paint or wheel upgrade. At the low end, how about a Tesla cargo net for the trunk.
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  8. Or free Supercharging for a year, maybe?
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  9. Kdawg

    Kdawg New Member

    Unfortunately that probably wouldn't be very useful for me. I don't see myself using the SC network too often. Maybe a % discount on options.
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  11. Jay Cole

    Jay Cole New Member

    Personally, I'd go for anything unique on the car that denotes a "Day one...waited a long time guy", normally I'd say a unique color fits this bill - other than all colors that aren't black are scientifically proven to be sub par. That really isn't its own "gift", but I think having something a simple as a slightly different tail assembly, or a rear Tesla emblem that lit up would be swell.

    ...says I'm special, and also probably helps the re-sale down the road as compared to a "day 2 or later" model
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  13. BrentB

    BrentB New Member

    It seems to me the employee example of first deliveries being a “gift” probably comparable value to the “gift” for non-employee 1st day reservations. Most likely not something of transferable monetary value.
  14. BrentB

    BrentB New Member

    I’m non-employee, classic Model S P85 owner since March 2013, traded up for 2017 90D in July 2017, stood in line in Fremont on morning of 1st Model 3 reservations, live in Fremont...I dream about a “gift”; but no expectations.
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  15. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    They will get a new poster.

    Tesla Borg.jpg
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  16. Josh Bryant

    Josh Bryant Member

    The Founders Edition Teslas always have special badges to signify them, same with Signature series.

    So is thing going to be the “Waiter” edition? Badge has someone staring at their watch, lol.
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  17. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    There have been a lot of very silly suggestions about what those waiting in line the first day might get as something "special". A special badge on the car is at least possible, and I think would be wonderful. But I doubt that's what Tesla will do. Adding complexity to the Model 3 production process, by adding an option for a special badge, is the #1 thing Tesla wants to avoid right now. Production needs to be kept as simple as possible so it can be ramped up as fast as possible.
  18. A free HUD in the mail.
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  19. Or a custom door sill emblem!

    Tesla Line Waiterk.jpg
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  20. Josh Bryant

    Josh Bryant Member

    Man, that cracks me up. I was one of the HUD believers. Maybe we can just get a window decal with some static info, lol.
  21. Josh Bryant

    Josh Bryant Member

    Great work on the graphic. This is exactly what I was thinking.
  22. GreenMachine

    GreenMachine New Member

    Maybe the gift is a spot to be first in line to buy the Model Y. Or a free ride in the electric semi.
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  23. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    I'm still hoping that Tesla will change policy on that within a few months, and start offering a HUD as an option for the Model 3, even if they have to start out with it being a service center installed option for an off-the-shelf HUD unit.

    Maybe I'm just more optimistic -- or deluded -- than you, Josh. ;)

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