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Did not want to risk missing my place to confirm, so I asked politely via email, which # sequence had they made it to. I received this the same day I recieved the confirmation.

This is their responce.
Dear smart Enthusiast Your confirmation has nothing to do with when you have placed your reservation. Unfortunately we are unable to view the reservation in order. If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us via email or by phone at 1.800.smartusa. Thank you for your interest in smart USA. You will be hearing from us soon! Michelle Fenner Customer Service 1.800.smartusa www.smartusa.com


So, maybe I will recieve my car before all others.:rolleyes:
 

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We here on the board could probably tell you more accurately than they can, Gamer. What's the last 4 digits in your confirmation number?
 

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I had received the confirmation email the same day as I received that my reservation date has nothing to do with my confirmation date. I just shook my head knowing better about the date and time stamp.
 

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I called the 800 number and talked to one of their reps. I asked them if they could in the confirmation section of their website at least post the date that they had completed their batches through. It still wouldn't tell us where we stand because we wouldn't know how many reservations there were between that time and our own reservation but it would be somewhat informative, and give us a reason to check the site.
 

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I called the 800 number and talked to one of their reps. I asked them if they could in the confirmation section of their website at least post the date that they had completed their batches through. It still wouldn't tell us where we stand because we wouldn't know how many reservations there were between that time and our own reservation but it would be somewhat informative, and give us a reason to check the site.
If Smart could give us a confirrmation update sticky, the combined resources on this forum can provide an accurrate update on their progress. Last info I saw was that they are up to March 31 (1185).
 

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Some idea then

I think he was the 1185 that I was referring to in my previous post.
I got my configurator on Oct 8th and my last 4 was 1174. That will give you some idea of where you may stand in the wait. I am expecting delivery sometime in first qtr of '08 for now. Once the deliveries start, we can then extrapolate some kind of curve linking confirm # to delivery date.....

We will all impatiently wait, but lets not get crazy about it. They will come..:)
 

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I'm 4/3/07 2:36PM last 4-digit 1188

so it helps to know I'm close to a confirmation ... perhaps a few days away? Still no more news on who has been confirmed as a dealer in Chicago but at least the word is we'll have two so the number of folks interested must be fairly strong.

On the last 4-digit sequence, if smart went through ~ 11 (from 1174 to 1185) in 20 business days that's about .55/day so could predict to be asked to confirm on or about 5.45 days or 11/13 ... of course that's just step-two, but its enough for now!
 

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so it helps to know I'm close to a confirmation ... perhaps a few days away? Still no more news on who has been confirmed as a dealer in Chicago but at least the word is we'll have two so the number of folks interested must be fairly strong.

On the last 4-digit sequence, if smart went through ~ 11 (from 1174 to 1185) in 20 business days that's about .55/day so could predict to be asked to confirm on or about 5.45 days or 11/13 ... of course that's just step-two, but its enough for now!
It looks like you'll be at bat next week Tuesday or the following Tuesday at the latest.
 

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My reservation 4 digits are 1307. I also am in a state which won't likely have a dealership (VT). Hopefully I'll get a dealer nearby (nearest seems to be in Albany, NY so far).
 

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My reservation 4 digits are 1307. I also am in a state which won't likely have a dealership (VT). Hopefully I'll get a dealer nearby (nearest seems to be in Albany, NY so far).
I'm afraid, by the time they get to 1307, there may be a dealer in Vermont.
 

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d'oh! I was afraid of that. I am kicking myself for not reserving one in March! (July is when I reserved).

I guess I'll wait for an '09 or '10 model....:)
 

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d'oh! I was afraid of that. I am kicking myself for not reserving one in March! (July is when I reserved).

I guess I'll wait for an '09 or '10 model....:)

Wow, not many people can make me look like an optimist!

I think two things are going to happen that will get me a smart by Q3 2008,

1) Dropouts
I think of the reservation program as waiting in line to get in line. I bet quite a few of the younger crowd will not follow through. All it takes to stand in the first line is a hundred bucks. The second line will ask you to sign a purchace agreement which will require a higher level of access to daddy's credit card.

2)Accelerated Production
There are plenty of people who will replace the dropouts. Probably two to one. PAG has got to know that no matter what the did, they could sell 100,000 of these in 2008 easy. I'd be staying awake nights trying to figure out how to make that happen.

Bottom line, we are moving up in the line AND the line is going to get longer just as soon as some smart rubber hits the American road. (Insert obligitory comment about expensive fuel here).
 

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Wow, not many people can make me look like an optimist!

I think two things are going to happen that will get me a smart by Q3 2008,

1) Dropouts


2)Accelerated Production
I think you're right on number one, but wrong on number two. The Plant is operating at capacity with the 20-30k production for the U.S.. Even if they commit to expanding plant capacity, it will take a year to do so.
 
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