Hey everyone, I hope you all are having a nice September. Things are pretty unusual in the car biz right now…if you have visited or driven past a dealership lately, it probably looks like a ghost town. However, here at Stingray, we are busy from open to close with Corvette Corvette Corvette! The new deposits keep rolling in with no sign of slow down and now that production has begun on the 2022 model year Stingrays, our allocation has returned to the high numbers we are used to seeing. We sent 51 orders to the factory in the September order cycle.
With the sheer number of deposits we are adding along with the mass removal of spots the list undergoes after every order cycle, I wanted to provide some structure and context for you all to be able to have an idea of where you stand in line. I have gotten feedback from some of you in my earlier posts with suggestions for ways to accomplish this. The suggestion I have received the most is to post the list itself. This is not possible because we value your privacy and our list contains each customer’s name, phone number, and email address. Order numbers would be an alternative but it would create confusion when we have gaps in the list where we have not received a build yet. That is why I have decided to bring back a process we utilized last year that was well received, the LIST BLOCKS.
The blocks are split up based on DEPOSIT DATE. The Block names will simply be the sequential letters of the alphabet, and as you may or may not have seen on the ‘New Blocks’ page I posted a few weeks ago, it is also color coded. You will know what block you are in based on your deposit date. Your deposit date can be found on your receipt (or on your bank statement). I set it up this way because your deposit date will never change. In the same regard, the list block you are in will also ALWAYS STAY THE SAME. For example, lets say your deposit date is July 15th, 2021. This would put you in Block E. You will remain in Block E until your order is placed to the factory for production. You will be able to determine your progression to the top of the waitlist by watching the total number decrease in the blocks in front of yours.
You will also notice the stats for builds on file for each block. It is important you send in a build for us to keep on file. Since allocations are only learned a week in advance, we must have a build in your file ahead of time or you will be skipped over. The new allocation method and time constraint placed on our order cycles made it so there is no way to create a structure so you will know when we will begin placing orders from your block. In order to be as prepared as possible, submit an order form ASAP so we have something on file.
You do not have to commit to the options you select on this initial build, especially if you are in a lower block. When I email to give notice for the order cycle, we can fine-tune it so you can be as comfortable as possible with your choices. I give as much advance notice as I can so we can schedule a call or appointment and iron out your configuration.