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I just got my email and contact from dealer for my first edition, huge excitement!

5 MINUTES later, got furloughed due covid19 and working in travel industry.

Has anyone had to find out how badlybthis affects order conversion? Not sure my dealer contact understood what I was saying!
 

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I just got my email and contact from dealer for my first edition, huge excitement!

5 MINUTES later, got furloughed due covid19 and working in travel industry.

Has anyone had to find out how badlybthis affects order conversion? Not sure my dealer contact understood what I was daying!
Sorry to hear that... You're not obligated to buy it until you official purchase it when it arrives. I won't impact the vehicle being built.
 
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Sorry to hear that... You're not obligated to buy it until you official purchase it when it arrives. I won't impact the vehicle being built.
 
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Thanks KAustin, much appreciated, I thought so and hopefully all will jive with back to work. Stay healthy
 

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Just reading through the FAQs on the 'owner.ford.com' site. Interesting question and answer. I thought delivery would be based solely on reservation timestamp; however, it appears other factors are involved, like "residency".
"Q: When will I take delivery of my vehicle?
A: Actual delivery times may vary based on vehicle model and configuration selected, residency & demand. Once your vehicle is scheduled, you will receive further notification."
 

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Just reading through the FAQs on the 'owner.ford.com' site. Interesting question and answer. I thought delivery would be based solely on reservation timestamp; however, it appears other factors are involved, like "residency".
"Q: When will I take delivery of my vehicle?
A: Actual delivery times may vary based on vehicle model and configuration selected, residency & demand. Once your vehicle is scheduled, you will receive further notification."
I read that to mean how far away you are from Mexico and how hard it will be to get the car to your dealership.
 

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Thanks KAustin, much appreciated, I thought so and hopefully all will jive with back to work. Stay healthy
Like @KAustin said, you only commit to a purchase when it's delivered and you sign the paperwork at the dealer upon inspecting it. In fact, once you convert to an order, Ford will send you a refund of your $500 reservation deposit.
However, your dealer likely will require a deposit for the order (most are doing the same $500). If you are very unsure on whether you will be able to go through with the purchase when that time comes, you'll want to confirm with your dealer whether that order deposit is also fully refundable.
 

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Just reading through the FAQs on the 'owner.ford.com' site. Interesting question and answer. I thought delivery would be based solely on reservation timestamp; however, it appears other factors are involved, like "residency".
"Q: When will I take delivery of my vehicle?
A: Actual delivery times may vary based on vehicle model and configuration selected, residency & demand. Once your vehicle is scheduled, you will receive further notification."
It isn't possible for delivery to be based solely on reservation timestamps. It appears to be a primary factor but other factors must have some influence as well.
 
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Like @KAustin said, you only commit to a purchase when it's delivered and you sign the paperwork at the dealer upon inspecting it. In fact, once you convert to an order, Ford will send you a refund of your $500 reservation deposit.
However, your dealer likely will require a deposit for the order (most are doing the same $500). If you are very unsure on whether you will be able to go through with the purchase when that time comes, you'll want to confirm with your dealer whether that order deposit is also fully refundable.
 
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Many thanks for the information
 

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I read that to mean how far away you are from Mexico and how hard it will be to get the car to your dealership.
Interesting thought.....maybe you're right.
 

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I just got my email and contact from dealer for my first edition, huge excitement!

5 MINUTES later, got furloughed due covid19 and working in travel industry.

Has anyone had to find out how badlybthis affects order conversion? Not sure my dealer contact understood what I was saying!
Wow. Really sorry to hear about the furlough. Fingers crossed you get back in the saddle long before the Mach E arrives.

Ford did just announce an interesting new assurance for folks who lose their jobs:
https://media.ford.com/content/ford...rs-peace-of-mind-to-potential-car-buyers.html
 
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