Idiots should just distribute them at the service centers... Not worth creating the friction of driving up there.
Our mechanic has offered to find someone with a quota and help to sell out current car (with commission of course). It's all new to me so I'm trying to find more information and understand the process better. Wouldn't you be at risk for a period of time where we're not the official owner but we've paid for a new car?
But to be very honest, there are lots of quota agents/sellers online and judging by reviews, they seem reliable for the most part. Just make sure you pay them AFTER everything has been confirmed and settled. I.e. they will need to accompany you to sign documents at the Tesla dealership once your Tesla is ready for delivery.
As for whether or not you're the "official" owner, thats where I found it a very grey area. When we went to sign the documents and make the full payment, the one for one quota person was also required to be there and sign certain documents to confirm the application of the quota. For the most part, those were government forms that they filled out/signed but I was not shown them in detal as I had my own forms to fill out and sign.
Then after car payment was made and forms were signed by us both, I was told I needed to go pay $1300 to a third party company called "HK Lucky Number". They literally had a table inside the Tesla dealership with a representative sitting there. I was told that they would handle everything including applying for a license plate number (random plate number for me) and also "help ensure all documents are submitted and car to be transferred to my name". This is their website: 香港幸運車牌
Once your vehicle registration document has been approved and sent to Tesla by the transportation department (in a week or two), the Tesla delivery specialist may contact you and request for the one for one quota person to sign over the car (although they said it wasn't technically necessary).
I apologise if this is confusing and seems shady, but I never got a straight answer from Tesla despite asking several times. I suppose its a bit of a grey area? Maybe someone else can clarify and also share their experiences during the delivery process to compare.
What I can say is that from the day I took physical delivery of the car, the vehicle registration document was under my name with absolutely no issues whatsoever. Just that you wont be a "zero" owner on the registration document, but rather "1" owner.
Last edited by Giggsy; 28-01-2022 at 06:24 PM.
That's very helpful - thanks.
Sounds like I can place the order with Tesla before securing a quota agent/seller. Now got to convince the boss for the green light
In terms of insurance, do most people go through InsureMyTesla (Liberty Insurance) - they seem to be the most competitive after a bit of research.
Would also like to know if this is the current best insurance choice.
I also went thru the same process and had convinced the boss for the green light and ordered ($2000) a White(Black)Y-LR this week.
Got an email today about the random specialist and the upcoming procedures.
Is this email just an automated email after ordering or an actual good news that there is progress (i.e. on schedule shipments)?