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I’m one of the lucky few that reserved a couple of hours into the release on 5/19 but, because my reservation is in a non-EV regulated state (OK), I might not see an order come through until MY24 (according to my dealer). This is beyond frustrating given if I had known this, I would have placed my reservation out of state and gone on a road trip to pick up my MY22 truck with the rest of you fine folks that ordered on the 19th.
My question now is: am I too late in the game to switch my reservation in hopes of securing a MY23 at a dealer in a different state so my “place in line” actually means something, or am I doomed to wait for my dealer to trickle in trucks over the next couple of years (I’m #5 on a list of over 170 at this point). Thanks for any insights!
 

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We are all trying to figure out how to work the system. Im a day one guy who didn’t get to order wither. I think the hope is that My 2022 is being used as a billboard to spread the lightning across the country, but 2023 will more closely honor the time stamp. Also, production rates will be on the rise once 2023 starts and they are shooting 80,000 for 2023. With 15,000 -2.0,000 already having been made for 2022, and only 20,000 reservations in the first 24 hours, us first days should be close to next in line. Let’s hope they don’t give the fast pass the friends of the dealerships again in 2023.
 

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I’m one of the lucky few that reserved a couple of hours into the release on 5/19 but, because my reservation is in a non-EV regulated state (OK), I might not see an order come through until MY24 (according to my dealer). This is beyond frustrating given if I had known this, I would have placed my reservation out of state and gone on a road trip to pick up my MY22 truck with the rest of you fine folks that ordered on the 19th.
My question now is: am I too late in the game to switch my reservation in hopes of securing a MY23 at a dealer in a different state so my “place in line” actually means something, or am I doomed to wait for my dealer to trickle in trucks over the next couple of years (I’m #5 on a list of over 170 at this point). Thanks for any insights!
As #5 of the list at your dealer and first day reservation, I expect your chances of getting a 2023 are quite high. However, until Ford announces how they will handle ordering of 2023s when it opens up this summer, we are all just guessing.
 

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I’m one of the lucky few that reserved a couple of hours into the release on 5/19 but, because my reservation is in a non-EV regulated state (OK), I might not see an order come through until MY24 (according to my dealer). This is beyond frustrating given if I had known this, I would have placed my reservation out of state and gone on a road trip to pick up my MY22 truck with the rest of you fine folks that ordered on the 19th.
My question now is: am I too late in the game to switch my reservation in hopes of securing a MY23 at a dealer in a different state so my “place in line” actually means something, or am I doomed to wait for my dealer to trickle in trucks over the next couple of years (I’m #5 on a list of over 170 at this point). Thanks for any insights!
Have you tried some of the smaller dealers around Tulsa? I don't know what happened after I moved my reservation, but I must have been #1 at Mainer Ford in Bristow as that is where I had reserved and I was selected in Wave 1 to order. They were going to add $1K ADM and I learned that if I bought from them(I'm in TX) I wouldn't qualify for the TX $2500 rebate. So I was one of the first to move my reservation to another dealer. Quite certain what we've learned since then is that I took that allocation with me. I don't know if they had anyone else behind me or how many, nor if they they got any other orders selected for the following waves.

So I simply throw that out there - might give them a call - ask what their list looks like, confirm if they think they are still charging ADM (Because it didn't work out too well for them the first go round) and see if you have any options closer to home.
 

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Have you tried some of the smaller dealers around Tulsa? I don't know what happened after I moved my reservation, but I must have been #1 at Mainer Ford in Bristow as that is where I had reserved and I was selected in Wave 1 to order. They were going to add $1K ADM and I learned that if I bought from them(I'm in TX) I wouldn't qualify for the TX $2500 rebate. So I was one of the first to move my reservation to another dealer. Quite certain what we've learned since then is that I took that allocation with me. I don't know if they had anyone else behind me or how many, nor if they they got any other orders selected for the following waves.

So I simply throw that out there - might give them a call - ask what their list looks like, confirm if they think they are still charging ADM (Because it didn't work out too well for them the first go round) and see if you have any options closer to home.
Thanks, this is really helpful. I hadn’t thought to look at other dealers in OK given the low allocation to the large dealer I’m with presently. I’ll look into some smaller dealers around the area (including Mainer). Glad to hear some folks in the area actually got to order, I was starting to think FMC had it out for the plains!
 

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Have you tried some of the smaller dealers around Tulsa? I don't know what happened after I moved my reservation, but I must have been #1 at Mainer Ford in Bristow as that is where I had reserved and I was selected in Wave 1 to order. They were going to add $1K ADM and I learned that if I bought from them(I'm in TX) I wouldn't qualify for the TX $2500 rebate. So I was one of the first to move my reservation to another dealer. Quite certain what we've learned since then is that I took that allocation with me. I don't know if they had anyone else behind me or how many, nor if they they got any other orders selected for the following waves.

So I simply throw that out there - might give them a call - ask what their list looks like, confirm if they think they are still charging ADM (Because it didn't work out too well for them the first go round) and see if you have any options closer to home.
If I had known, I would have ordered my truck in the beltway! That would have been quite the road trip :)
 

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We are all trying to figure out how to work the system. Im a day one guy who didn’t get to order wither. I think the hope is that My 2022 is being used as a billboard to spread the lightning across the country, but 2023 will more closely honor the time stamp. Also, production rates will be on the rise once 2023 starts and they are shooting 80,000 for 2023. With 15,000 -2.0,000 already having been made for 2022, and only 20,000 reservations in the first 24 hours, us first days should be close to next in line. Let’s hope they don’t give the fast pass the friends of the dealerships again in 2023.
Good point on volume. I was thinking the numbers were likely to stay the same but, even if the percentage allocations stay the same, it’s reasonable to expect dealerships are going to get a few more MY23 compared to their MY22 orders.
 
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