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  1. If you're a vet the VA has hospitals and clinics all over. We were retired Military with 30% disability and traveled with what was then Tricare Standard, and could choose civilian Docs and get emergency care anywhere. When we had the rare issues like when I fell off the top of the ladder stretching while waxing the RV at Sutherlin OR CoOp, or when I got a white sock bite that swelled my arm wrist to elbow enormously in Soldotna Alaska in 1999 when we did Alaska for the season, I saw the local Doc there who knew what I was there for. They call them white socks because that's what they look like under a microscope. They're gnats, no see ums, and this one got me under my watch band. But we went full-time for seven years when I retired from 27 years USAF at age 45. So we were in great shape compared to now at 67 and 65. We don't get colds or flu much. the last time I got the Flu was because my roomie had it in 2007 when we went to a contractor convention and shared a room. We started getting allergies in our early 50s. I quit smoking and drinking because while drinking wasn't an issue, I smoked three or more packs a day. When I quit Smoking I took a month to start to clear my lungs and within another month my allergies were "miraculously" cured. That was 2010 and I've had the sniffles. I don't get headaches not even when I had infected sinuses in my 20s, just a feeling of pressure not pain. My wife still smokes and still has allergies, taking Claritin and inhalers as needed. She knows but does not want to quit having her scotch and a half to one pack a day smoking in the garage or outside, not in the house. But we are slowing a bit and getting the frame aches. No cholesterol or heart or diabetes issues. Just feel it when we overdo it. So Tricare standard was fine when we didn't need a doctor in the year, which was most years, we paid zero. My maintenance drugs are naprosin for the cervical and lumbar and Flexeril for the spasms. I'll be trying CBD and a hint of THC to replace the Flexeril but not to feel it or be high, so I can drive. Point being vets have other options that complement Medicare, Tricare, or Tricare For Life with Medicare.
  2. I'm on the sidelines with Tesla as an investor. Now I'm on the fun side! Thanks Elon! If you are in the Denver Colorado Springs area, the guys at the Meadows Mall Tesla showroom in Lone Tree, Gary and Tim, are great!
  3. Remember you can get a cheaper Model 3, by about $7k if you get a rear wheel drive single motor Model 3. But I live in Colorado now, and it will be my daily driver. Hope that helps!
  4. Chirakawa, correct but I do have full autopilot. I am glad the hardware is there so even if I never do it, it makes it very saleable if I ever do sell it. The $52k and change Is what includes everything at vehicle pick up time which includes federal and Colorado tax. I then pay the county 4% and plates etc. We already estimated my total cost yesterday at ~ $54k after it is registered locally and I can get on with the fun of driving it. Once my wife is comfortable with our Forester's limited lane keeping, braking, and crash prevention in cruise control, I think I can talk her through the electronics onboard. But so far she's leery of the Forester's system and she's driven it but not with interactive cruise. She is actually afraid of normal cruise control. Pulling my feet away from the pedals coming to stopped traffic and letting the Forester stop itself makes her crazy! LOL. My first drive of my Model three left me feeling like a computer Luddite. But it really is easy once I get the hang of it.
  5. OK, I'm redoing the price info because it is higher than I was told. Now as well I did not read the rest of the documents as I am juggling a lot today besides the car buy. However, here is the actual price as it is and yes I am upset that the sales guy did not take me through it when I asked yesterday. Here's the actual. I was given a vague estimate. But the below are cut and pasted from three different areas on two web pages. It makes sense when viewed all at once so my bad guys. I hope this makes it clear to check the agreement link and open all links on your account page. It's just about $1200. more than we verbally discussed. Motor Vehicle Order Agreement Order Fee$100 Order placed with electronically accepted terms1/21/2020 Price indicated does not include taxes and governmental fees, which will be calculated as your delivery date nears. You will be responsible for these additional taxes and fees. Description Price (USD)Model 3 $35,000 Long Range All-Wheel Drive$13,990 Pearl White Paint Included 18’’ Aero Wheels Included All Black Premium Interior Included Autopilot Included Subtotal $48,990 Destination and Documentaion Fee $1,200 Order Fee $100 Total $50,290 Est. Amount Due $52,151.32
  6. Jcussen (can you put a first name in your sig line so I can address it to Jim or Jack, or Jessie <wink>) mine is either short RV or Derek. Jcussen is right but you can look at it the other way as I went into the dealership, took a test drive, asked for the price, and he punched in the order for me and I now manage it in my account on Tesla. They will let me know when I'm approaching the no change date. I believe I'd just be out the $100.00 deposit if I changed my mind. If anyone is thinking about getting one email me or pm me and I'll give some additional info.
  7. Thanks, OK, when I bought the Forester the dealer did it all tax title and license, and it all came in the mail. Here in Colorado, or with Tesla or both, I have to do the registering, and at that time pay the Colorado State tax, but not city as despite being in Colorado Springs, my area is El Paso County tax wise. First, if anyone buys a Tesla after reading all my Tesla posts, please use my referral number: click here https://ts.la/derek33226 Why? " Cars You and anyone using your referral link to place an order for a new Tesla car can each earn 1,000 miles of free Supercharging. Each car referral also gives you a chance to win a Model Y or Roadster supercar. Owners who already have free Supercharging get two chances to win. " Your Model 3 build details Long Range All-Wheel Drive Pearl White Paint 18’’ Aero Wheels All Black Premium Interior Autopilot Your Model 3 Your Model 3 build details If you would like to make a change it may affect your delivery date and may be subject to a fee. Reservation Number xxxxxxxxxxxx Price $48,990 (Excludes tax, registration, discounts and fees) Estimated Delivery: 6 - 9 weeks from order placed date We will reach out to you to schedule your delivery date. Delivery time frame will be based on reservation date, order date, delivery location and vehicle configuration. For immediate assistance, please contact (888) 51-TESLA or (888) 518-3752. The federal tax credit is gone. The great state of Colorado issues a straight $4000.00 tax credit. Registration is about $100.00 and tax will be 4% of $48,990.00 or $1,959.60 Since I have always paid cash for my vehicles since age 16, I have never paid for collision. I carry uninsured motorist, non-collision comprehensive, medical tow and liability, my insurance according to USAA an hour ago, only goes up $55 a year. We have never had an accident that was our fault in our 47 years of marriage. My wife was rear ended but saw it coming and turned so she would not hit the car in front. Our Austin mini in Germany was hit twice while parked in the road during ice storms. My VW Westphalia camper was hit in 1979 by a realtor showing us property while we were passengers as backed up to show us Colorado properties. We were both State Farm and it took a minute for him to understand while I was in the car that hit me, I was not driving either at the time. It helped that the realtor was with state farm and made his claim along with mine. LOL!
  8. Tesla shares went over $591.78 today. While many felt I'd held it longer than they would have, 2010 to 2018 , I've consistently posted here and on Seeking Alpha as AreV, that it would go over $400 within a year and it did. Earlier I told everyone from 2010, and still chronicled in Are You still in thread from 2011, that the stock would go to $1000.00 one day when their Energy division matures. Along the last 8/9 years I've encountered derision, absurd conspiracy theories about Elon Musk and Tesla by short sellers and agenda media alike, by that I mean funded by the the Koch Brothers and their ilk. (Koch brothers assault: https://www.bing.com/search?FORM=U528DF&PC=U528&q=koch+brothers+spend+millions+against+ztesla I just wish all my friends had bought and held Tesla. It's the only individual stock I'd ever bought at the time and for years after. I've made one more that is long term and is already under attack in so similar ways Tesla was attacked. I sold at $348 on the way down in 2018 because I did not want to wait until it came back up, and I called that dip and return pretty close. It exceeded my hopes at $348 and we got ahead so far it's absurd. But yes, I could have held it, or re-bought 1000 shares when it dipped well below $200 ($175?) When I sold I admit I knew I'd see this rise, but I honestly thought it would take another year to go over $500. Excerpt: "Shares of the electric carmaker were up 8.1% at $591.78 in late morning trading, continuing their furious rally that has more than doubled the share price in the last three months. It “speaks to the inflection in electric vehicle demand globally,” Wedbush analyst Dan Ives wrote in an email. “The skeptics have been proven wrong, and the $100 billion market cap is sending the bears into hibernation mode.” The milestone comes less than a month after Tesla’s stock crossed $420, the price at which Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk had tweeted he would take the electric-car maker private. “The liquidity concern for now is off the table, and that opens up the ... base to new investors,” said Ben Kallo, senior research analyst at Robert W. Baird & Co., which on Jan. 9 downgraded its rating on the stock to neutral." Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-stocks-idUSKBN1ZL24Z
  9. You imply I've overshared I can correct that now.
  10. To answer all the folks asking why I don't have a Tesla the answer was simple, I had Tesla Stock that I finally sold in 2018 because, as I posted here it was under attack by the shorts and I expected it to drop from its high of $376 (?) and be down for a year or two. I was 66 and lived in the hot, humid, South to help take care of her parents. We like four seasons and winter sports. So in we sold our stock, bought my 2019 new Subaru Forester, a house in Colorado in March 2019, and moved here to Colorado May 2019, before we were too old to move yet again. Once we bought the Colorado house I had yet to sell our house/acreage, we'd already sold the inherited acreage and house. And I finally rejoined my Significant Harassment of 47 years Nov 1st in Rocky mountain heaven. No Hurricanes, few fires, no tornado season, no earthquakes to speak of, no tsunamis/rising waters, no volcanoes looming like Mt. Ranier hanging over Seattle. And fine views and things to do and see. Soooooooo. . . Earlier tonight I went to the Tesla store in Lonestar Colorado in the Park Meadows mall. I test drove the model two motor AWD. Then I ordered my new Tesla Model 3, white, two motor AWD, auto pilot, autonomous driving hardware in place and can be activated later for autonomous driving for ~ $7,000, black interior, stock rims because the hubcaps cut down enough drag to add significant miles per charge. We're ordering our two PowerWalls next week and will wait a year for full solar, in case some incentives come back in addition to the Colorado tax credits. Thank you for the Tesla from my investment in you and your world changing vision Elon.
  11. Welcome to the forum Dogyard! I look forward to seeing your contributions here.
  12. It'll be another day or two. I downloaded it, twice, both times it was in Arabic and backwards with the x to close it on the left top corner. I'll try again tomorrow.
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