Got this from my DES today:
I had hoped to meet Cale too! (He's been great) I've heard of similar laws in Texas, but Georgia too? Sounds kind of like a capacity issue more than a legal issue. There have been Sig deliveries performed by a DES in-person already. Were those just flying under the radar and now they have to get serious and follow the letter of the law? This seems a bit odd to me.On that note, I do have a bit of unfortunate news: Not being a licensed dealer in Georgia and selling our cars directly from California, it is an extremely delicate circumstance. We try to give our personal touch while staying in the confines of Georgia's laws pertaining to manufacturers having direct contact with customers. Though I had hoped to be able to meet with you in person, one of our specialists from California will be reaching out to perform a virtual walk through with you once you receive your Model S.
Edit: Just got some more info on the situation:
I can understand where Tesla's coming from. They have a strained delivery capacity as it is, so any hiccups with the law here in GA could be potentially devastating for deliveries here, so they want to avoid any headaches. Kind of sucks, but I'm still getting a virtual walkthrough at least.Massachusetts, Georgia, Texas, and Arizona are the 4 states we have the most challenges with. Texas has drawn a clear line that we are not able to meet a customer in person. Georgia has been a case where we have tiptoed knowing they have similar laws but have yet to actually be slapped on the wrist yet.