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Why is there radio silence from the 30 new owners?

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  1. frjps

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    I presumed that after the reveal, the 30 people who just got their Model 3’s would be giving us a lot of information about their cars. I thought at least some of them would post pictures, create YouTube videos, maybe even post the PDF of the manual. But there has been absolutely nothing from them. I can only presume that they are on NDA from Tesla. But why? Wouldn’t their input get other people even more excited to get this car?
     
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      Tesla doesn't want more orders at this point. Like Elon said they are going to be in production hell for a while catching up to what they have. Once production is close to where they want it to be then they can start encouraging more sales. I am sure all of those that took delivery at the event are under NDAs.

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        Of course they could simply be out enjoying the car and the grin is so wide that we haven't seen a peep.

        I can't imagine they'd be under an NDA though. They're going to drive the car around. They're going to have passengers. They just did test drives for lots of people and gave media full access to the cars so what's not to share?

        It's possible that these 30 people simply don't have Twitter :)

        Also, it's possible that for these 30 people it's an extra car and they haven't bothered much yet.
         
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          Because they are all in service shop.
          Im kidding!!!!
          I wonder the same,where are they
           
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            because they are Tesla employees and have been working since friday night
             
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              It does seem strange. Has anyone searched YouTube and other social media for "Just got my Model 3!"

              If it were me I would've been livestreaming myself adjusting the seat and programming the radio stations :p
               
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                Additional question: Why is there no downloadable manual yet?
                I want it badly! :D
                 
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                  Remember the reveal and test drives afterwards were done in the dark. Could the first cars still be a bit rough and Tesla wants to avoid highlighting this as long as possible?
                   
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                  Ok, these sorts of conspiracy theories are just nuts.

                  It was at night because this was a party for Tesla employees, and... see... they all sort of have day jobs that they really, REALLY need to work hard at right now.
                   
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                    Isn't there 3 shifts running? If so the night shift staff would have missed out or stopped work for the event.

                    Sorry for my conspiracy theory. I tend to do that. But I was just attempting to respond to the questions posed by the thread's author.
                     
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                      I don't think workers on the factory floor are in the first 30. Higher ranking people and investors were.
                       
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                        Actually, the event was at 9pm. So it would have been second shift that was missing the party.

                        Regardless, that's for the assembly teams. Engineering, Sales, and most of management would work normal hours.
                         
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                            Ah! That was the "More Cowbell" Elon referenced, but he didn't try it.
                             
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                            I thought most of the first 30were employees and MAYBE some investors.
                             
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                            and 9pm events is kinda a California thing.
                            At least any time I'm in the bay area and do anything with friends, it seems things don't get organized and happen until at least 9p.
                             
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                              NDA. Guarantee it.
                               
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                                We've already seen a video of Easter eggs. I don't think there is an NDA.
                                 
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                                  That would be the Non Easter Egg Disclosure Agreement (NEEDA).
                                   
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                                    I'm confident that once 3s start shipping to more "normal" employees in September we will start seeing more videos and social media posts.
                                     
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