Tesla Model 3: people are already lining up and setting up tents in front of stores around the world

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Andreas Stephens from Sydney, Australia was the first person reported in line to reserve the Tesla Model 3 in store a whole 2 days before the doors open, but now that we are about 24 hours away from Tesla accepting reservations for its $35,000 long-range vehicle, we are starting to get reports of lines and tents at Tesla stores around the world.

Tesla will take reservations when the stores open during local business hours – you can check your local store business hours here. Online reservations will start at 8:30pm (3:30am UTC) at the same time that the livestream of the event will start.

A $1,000 deposit is required in the US and Tesla published the list of currency amount per country. Surprisingly, it requires only a $1,000 CAD deposit in Canada despite the very weak Canadian dollar, which could encourage people to go ahead and place a deposit especially since it’s refundable.

It seems to already have an effect as we see two tents already set up in front of the Tesla Montreal store and a line in front of the Vancouver store:

Via Imgur

Update: The owner of the awesome Model 3 custom tent in Montreal, Ian Pavelko, reached out to us and you can follow his Twitter feed for updates:

[tweet https://twitter.com/IanPavelko/status/715137620876140544 align=’center’]

Some people have also been spotted in Melbourne:

[tweet https://twitter.com/TexWalkerRanger/status/715100942991958016 align=’center’]

And someone also set up a tent at the Tesla Boston store:

Tesla is now also sharing a few pictures of early adopters waiting at its stores:

Fort Worth, TX

And Toronto (appropriately reading Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future):

A queue is starting at Tesla’s Rocklin store in California:

[tweet https://twitter.com/bonnienorman/status/715281512472535040 align=’center’]

Please let us know if you spot waiting lines or tents at Tesla’s locations. You can contact us via Twitter, email or simply leave a comment below.

The Tesla Model 3 will be unveiled at Tesla’s Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, on March 31st at 8:30pm Pacific. If you want to reserve the vehicle, Tesla revealed all the reservation process details per region and here’s everything we know about the vehicle.

Update: Exclusive Tesla Model 3 leaked specs show 0-60 under 4 sec and 300+ mile range options

Update 2Tesla Model 3: in-store reservations a success as impressive lines of people are spotted around the world [Live updates]

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Comments

  1. Walt - 7 years ago

    I wonder who’s more stressed out right now, Musk or Barra?

  2. amp - 7 years ago

    The countdown to 3Day has begun, the beginning of the end of the ICE age.

  3. William Griffiths - 7 years ago

    People are funny i am not going to line up to be 100000 in line since the first chunk of orders will be going to staff and previous owners. I will go in at lunch or after work about be 101000 get the car two days later.

  4. freeform1999 - 7 years ago

    So what I wish was crystal clear is
    can we pay our deposit tomorrow morning ‘when the store opens at 10am’ (in los angles)
    or do they not take our order until 8:30pm when it’s revealed?

  5. Peter Berg - 7 years ago

    Not sure why but Houston has just 10 folks going to the event so far.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1778395919046924/

  6. Scott Lawrence Lawson - 7 years ago

    Saw three people in line today at the Pasadena, CA store at 5:50 PM local time.

  7. Jay Weinstein - 7 years ago

    Love the Company, really love owning the stock for 4-5 years, love the cars so far- but very arrogant position to make people put money down on a car without even a picture to see. Musk could put a hamburger on wheels out there and people would line up………………….

  8. Adrian - 7 years ago

    Wow, people are retarded. They’d rather wait two days outside beforehand than order it later and get the car two days after everyone else?

    • Fred Lambert - 7 years ago

      2 days? At this rate, they will probably sellout the first year of production from in-store reservations.

      • freeform1999 - 7 years ago

        4-500 were in line at Burbank/Los Angles store

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    • freeform1999 - 7 years ago

      Fir me the 2-3 hr wait is more to be more certain to get the 7500+ state and fed subsidies.

  9. Troy Helming - 7 years ago

    I just posted a video of the line for the Model 3 at Dublin California on my twitter feed and YouTube account. Both are under my name TroyHelming

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