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    On Jan. 27th, I had a conversation with someone who is a close relative to a Tessa employee.
    He said that the Tesla Model 3 Configurator was due to go online soon.
    (He said either in days or weeks; I've forgotten which.)

    Can anyone confirm this?
    If yes, then which one: Days or Weeks?


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      I can't imagine it will go online until after the final reveal. It just makes sense.
       
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        Depending on one's definition of 'in a few weeks', to the extent the reveal happens in 8 or less weeks, an (extreme) optimist could still argue the Configurator could go online soon thereafter....
        Logically, it could go online a few months ahead of real production start-up... Would love to be positively surprised yet realistically I don't see it up before April/May...
        However, being so far away, what do I know...? ;)
         
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          @17.088 ^2 - 99% of Tesla employees have no more idea than any of us, so would not put too much into what a relative passed on to friends. and am sure those that do have true information have been given strict instructions to not leak anything, even to their spouse, until it's publicly announced.
          remember, not a single image of the Model ☰ prototype was released before the 3/31/16 reveal. Tesla is great at keeping secrets if they choose to.
           
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            They made a point of reminding suppliers of that as well when explaining why they cancelled that $100mil contract with the German company.
             
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              I realize that wasn't the reason for the German company.... before someone disagrees.
               
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                It will definitely be a number of days, which when divided by 7, will be a number of weeks.:confused::cool::p:D:eek::rolleyes:o_O
                 
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                  #8 Michael Russo, Jan 29, 2017
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                  @Badback , please help me 'cause it's getting late here... :confused: you meant 'multiplied', right...?
                  Edited 1/30 am (Paris time)
                  Oops. Badmaths... my bad!! :confused:
                   
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                    Based on Model X, the configurator will likely be by invitation only after the final reveal. August? Perhaps a month earlier for employees.The open configurator may be available late 2017. I sure hope I am pessimistic!
                     
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                      OK, so if it takes 70 days and you divide 70 by 7, that 10 weeks.

                      My sarcasm was for asking a question that no one can answer, it was a rhetorical question, maybe.
                       
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                        Dear @Badback , my sincere apologies... Of course you had it right! :eek::eek: It is amazing how sometimes thing different, and generally better (!) after you wake up in the morning and you've recharged your batteries! ;)

                        And, of course, let me add for the record that your humor has gotten me to tears from laughing many times! Thank you! :)
                         
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                          If history tells us anything, expect a Configurator to come online later than we expect, the Model 3 options to cost more than we were expecting, our configured Model 3 to cost more than we were expecting, and the actual delivery date to also take longer than we are expecting. On the plus side, we'll be saving gas money. :D
                           
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                            If it was my company, I would open the configurator right after the final reveal. And with each confirmed configuration there would be an increase in deposit to at least $2.5K giving me a few hundred million more dollars to spend on parts and infrastructure for final production. Better than an ATM.
                             
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                              But who would want an EBelly Model 3?
                               
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                                A rose by any other name! As long as it says Model ☰ / Model 3.
                                 
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                                  Thanks Michael. Too bad that you got a ding from @MichelT3 for something quite irrelevant and from my attempt at humor. Perhaps upon reading this he will be kind enough to erase this blot from your history.

                                  Yes, my humor has often resulted in uncontrollable sobbing as my victims descend into the abyss of despair.
                                   
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                                      The sooner they let us configure, the sooner they can get an insight into the options take rate. Also: I'd be fine with more prepayment.
                                       
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                                        Maybe the young chap had just watched Spinal Tap and was thinking about things going to "eleven".
                                         
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                                          Maybe the young chap had just watched Spinal Tap and was thinking about things going to "eleven".
                                           
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