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dunno eqwalker...I can tell you that I haven't seen anyone who reserved on the 20th get a confirmation email. There may be ALOT of 3/19 reservations to go through!
 

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That's weird! I just posted the reply below and it wound up as post #1 in this thread!!!! :confused:

I'll try again-

dunno eqwalker...I can tell you that I haven't seen anyone who reserved on the 20th get a confirmation email. There may be ALOT of 3/19 reservations to go through!
 

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My last 4 digits is 1173 (which I did reserve mine on the 19th). As of today (17th) I have not received any email yet. Has anyone else that has the last 4 digits of 1173 not received an email either?
dunno eqwalker...I can tell you that I haven't seen anyone who reserved on the 20th get a confirmation email. There may be ALOT of 3/19 reservations to go through!

(It did it again!! I've posted this reply twice and it wound up at the front of the thread, so I this time I'll reply with a quote)
 

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My last 4 digits is 1173 (which I did reserve mine on the 19th). As of today (17th) I have not received any email yet. Has anyone else that has the last 4 digits of 1173 not received an email either?
eqwalker,

What time of day did you receive your confirmation email from Smart?
 

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It has been confirmed that the reports of Smart Fortwo reservation confirmations via mysmartfortow.com have taken place.

Smart USA sent out 300 invitations to reserve the car at their newly developed site. The very first 300 registrants from the smart fortwo reservation list were sent emails asking them to specify and confirm their reservation with smart usa.

The first 300 people from the entire reservation list were sent this email. It has been confirmed by reliable sources that only 300 reservations were sent out and there is no word of when the next batch will be sent out and how large this may be.

Thank you for your interest in the reservation process and we will stay on top of this every step through the process.

Thank you very much for your support and attendance,
Smart Cars of America.
 

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This insider preference will not engender confidence in fair play for Smart customers. The first boatloads of Smarts will be valuable commodities for resale (much more than the grey market ones - and we see what they go for- as they'll have warantees, better parts availability etc.) and it looks like the insiders will be able to sell them on at a hefty profit. Makes one wonder how fairly Penske will treat their customers on other matters (additional markups by dealers, warantee work etc.). Disquieting to say the least- the automotive business in general I think has great difficulty walking away from opportunities to make a killing like this will be.
 

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This insider preference will not engender confidence in fair play for Smart customers. The first boatloads of Smarts will be valuable commodities for resale (much more than the grey market ones - and we see what they go for- as they'll have warantees, better parts availability etc.) and it looks like the insiders will be able to sell them on at a hefty profit. Makes one wonder how fairly Penske will treat their customers on other matters (additional markups by dealers, warantee work etc.). Disquieting to say the least- the automotive business in general I think has great difficulty walking away from opportunities to make a killing like this will be.
Where is there insider preference?? :confused:

All SmartUSA has done is testing out the next step of the process for all of us! Let's remind ourselves, these 300 people have yet to order anything!!
 

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Where is there insider preference?? :confused:

All SmartUSA has done is testing out the next step of the process for all of us! Let's remind ourselves, these 300 people have yet to order anything!!
SmartCard is right. As of right now, the first 300 to register via the $99 dollaer registration list has been sent the login info for the confirmation segment of the ordering process.

From here, Smart USA I would imagine is taking feedback to possibly improve the system if needed or maybe even fix glitches or hiccups of the original registration, making sure of no-double registration so us as the consumer can more accurately plan on the appropriate arrival of the car.

For that I say thank you to Smart USA and I will wait patiently till I receive my confirmation login info...
 

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This insider preference will not engender confidence in fair play for Smart customers. The first boatloads of Smarts will be valuable commodities for resale (much more than the grey market ones - and we see what they go for- as they'll have warantees, better parts availability etc.) and it looks like the insiders will be able to sell them on at a hefty profit. Makes one wonder how fairly Penske will treat their customers on other matters (additional markups by dealers, warantee work etc.). Disquieting to say the least- the automotive business in general I think has great difficulty walking away from opportunities to make a killing like this will be.
I'm with Smartcard on this one. Where's the insider preference? The only folks anybody's heard from that claimed to have been contacted, all placed their reservation on March 19. I've also heard of folks that reserved on that day who were not contacted. I can easily imagine that far more than 300 people submitted their reservation the minute they opened their email on that date.
Lewis, what day did you place your reservation?
 

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Don't know about Lewis, but this guy's reservation date is March 20th. So I will be anxiously checking my emails for the next wave of who knows how many reservation confirmations that may come. It looks like patience will be the name of the game with this.....:) Our local dealership that sponsored the StreetSmart Tour on July 26th has purchased the property adjoining their large MB, BMW, Honda dealership (formerly Clark Music) and I believe is awaiting final confirmation of becoming a Smart dealer before renovating this building that will become their *Smart Center* for sales and service. Perfect location, too! (3 miles from my home)The owner is an astute businessman and has been a successful auto dealer in this area for decades. One of few dealerships, with what I consider to be an excellent reputation, in this area.
 

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Our local dealership that sponsored the StreetSmart Tour on July 26th has purchased the property adjoining their large MB, BMW, Honda dealership (formerly Clark Music) ........ One of few dealerships, with what I consider to be an excellent reputation, in this area.
Where are you located (town)?
 

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Hi Ihoboy,
I'm located in Albany, NY. We had a pretty good turnout for the StreetSmart Tour.....a pretty steady flow of people all afternoon (a 12noon to 5pm showing) and it was HOT that day...hot for Albany anyway. I feel the HOT temperatures that day was a detriment to the performance of the Smart as the AC's were on full blast the whole time. Small engines and cars like that really take a hit with the AC on (5-7 HP) so that was about a 10% parasitic loss just for that. I fully realized that even before I drove the car.
I never heard about how many test drivers there were but there were enough...more than I expected from what I saw. One thing is for sure....I should be one of the first owners of the Smart around here. Sooooo many big pickups and SUV's everywhere.....:( and I'll be the rose among the thorns!!LOL
 

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March 19 & no invite

Jusy an FYI, I registered early morning on March 19th and received confirmation of such at 4:30pm on March 19th and have not received an invite as of yet.. I would be curious as to registration dates of those that have already received invites.
 
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