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Old 10-23-2018, 04:19 PM
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OH BOY, OH BOY, OH BOY.....My 2019 Dune silver metallic Cabriolet is scheduled to dock at the Baltimore port at 10 PM tonight! One step closer on getting it transported to Cleveland, Ohio and into my hands!
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OH BOY, OH BOY, OH BOY.....My 2019 Dune silver metallic Cabriolet is scheduled to dock at the Baltimore port at 10 PM tonight! One step closer on getting it transported to Cleveland, Ohio and into my hands!
Woo Hoo for you!! The blasted boat with my car, is now off the Carolina coast. By my calculation, it should have no difficulty making it to Brunswick, by tomorrow. But according to the Port's website, she won't be docking now until Thursday, the 25th. I'm not sure why, but maybe it will just sit out in the Atlantic waiting until the Port has a berth for her to unload? Either way, my hopes of picking up my car this weekend are completely and utterly dashed. Whether she'll make it through the VPC recreation center for a delivery before November 1st is just unknown at this point. What I do know is it will get here when it gets here and not a moment sooner.
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Woo Hoo for you!! The blasted boat with my car, is now off the Carolina coast. By my calculation, it should have no difficulty making it to Brunswick, by tomorrow. But according to the Port's website, she won't be docking now until Thursday, the 25th. I'm not sure why, but maybe it will just sit out in the Atlantic waiting until the Port has a berth for her to unload? Either way, my hopes of picking up my car this weekend are completely and utterly dashed. Whether she'll make it through the VPC recreation center for a delivery before November 1st is just unknown at this point. What I do know is it will get here when it gets here and not a moment sooner.
Very nice. I assume you're tracking the ship now?
At least you get to drive a MB in the meantime!
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Very nice. I assume you're tracking the ship now?
At least you get to drive a MB in the meantime!
Tracking the ship? LOLOLOL. Incessantly! And yes, I get to drive a MB In the meantime, so I know I'm lucky in that regard.

Here's where the ship is at this moment:



Yesterday at this time it was just leaving the NY/NJ metro area, so it's making good time.

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Well found one in stock to my liking and worked a deal today, thanks for the help guys. It's designo white with the nut brown leather, nice combo. worried too much about the white seats so decided on the brown. It's got the distronic and the extra digital screen on the dash, the two main options I wanted. Premium 1 also. Most instock cars do not have the multi contour seat so hopefully I won't miss that too much. To get that it almost seems like you need to order the car for 2019. The other option I liked that seems near impossible to get with the 2019 is the Air Balance package, there again probably special order type deal. I like having that in my amg, t's fun to go with different fragrances at times depending on the mood. I wanted the 18 inch wheels but gonna have to settle for the 19 inch rims, oh well, it'll be smoother than my amg for sure as it's the luxury package. I'll post pictures on here when I get it. I know, this post is worthless without pictures.
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Tracking the ship? LOLOLOL. Incessantly! And yes, I get to drive a MB In the meantime, so I know I'm lucky in that regard.
Yesterday at this time it was just leaving the NY/NJ metro area, so it's making good time.

WOW. Lucky you. I don 't have a MB to ride...but it won't be long. I'm tracking as well. It's still moored at Baltimore; hardly wait till it's on a transport and on it's way! WOO! WOO!

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WOW. Lucky you. I don 't have a MB to ride...but it won't be long. I'm tracking as well. It's still moored at Baltimore; hardly wait till it's on a transport and on it's way! WOO! WOO!

YAY!! My ship the Noble Ace is crawling towards Brunswick, GA. There's really no reason it couldn't have docked this morning. For some reason, they slowed her down and she won't likely dock until tonight or tomorrow morning. Brunswick, by car/truck is only about 5 hours from here, so once my car goes through the VPC Spa center, and is assigned a truck, the drive here isn't very long. I'll look forward to hearing about your car delivery very soon now!!
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Keep in mind that the truck may be making several stops on the way to Tampa depending on its load. My car took 3 days to arrive once it was assigned to a truck. That said, your dealer can send its own truck to pick up one or two cars.

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Keep in mind that the truck may be making several stops on the way to Tampa depending on its load. My car took 3 days to arrive once it was assigned to a truck. That said, your dealer can send its own truck to pick up one or two cars.
Well aren't you just a veritable bowl of sunshine! LOL
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My E53 AMG Cabriolet is B8! But still in Germany.
How long does it take to get to the dealer once its produced? Still, I will need to wait until the model is released to American market. Once released I should be the first in Arizona for sure driving an E53 AMG, maybe the first in America being mine will be sitting there waiting for the release date.
Someone once posted the list of codes and what they mean, maybe it was RBYLAW or SackBoyDad? Can you please post that again? Thank you.
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Here are the codes again:

A4 FINAL SUPPLIER ORDER/SCHEDULED NOT PRODUCED
B0 19 DAYS TO PRODUCTION
B1 13 DAYS TO PRODUCTION
B3 NO CHANGES POSSIBLE
B4 2 DAYS TO COMPLETION
B5 PRODUCTION COMPLETE
B7 AT PORT/READY TO BE SHIPPED
B8 ASSIGNED TO SHIP
C1 SHIP DEPARTED
C2 SHIP NOTIFICATION/ON WQTER
CS SUMITTED TO CUSTOMS
C3 CLEARED CUSTOMS
C4 AT PORT
D1 VPC RECEIVED
D2 SURVEYED AT VPC
D3 POTENTIAL DELAY
D4 READY TO DELIVER
D5 RELEASED TO CARRIER
D9 WHOLESALE/CONSIGNMENT PENDING
F1 WHOLESALED AND INVOICED
I1 RETAIL

As to how long it takes to get to the dealer, here's where I am at this point, which should give you an idea:

Car went B8 status (ship assigned) on or about October 5th. It left Bremerhaven on October 10th, where it started its luxury cruise to the US. It stopped off in NY/NJ for a day, then left there headed for Brunswick, GA. It's supposed to unload tomorrow, the 25th in GA. For my car to land on US soil, that's 15 days. I don't know which port your car will be shipped to in the US? Once unloaded it has to spend time at the VPC Spa and Resort being checked over, etc., before being assigned to a carrier to be trucked to your dealer. That can be a couple days to a week if any damage needs to be fixed before being sent to the dealer. Your car should be marked P1, which is a priority designation and should be taken through the VPC Spa and Resort ahead of cars for dealer inventories. Bottom line is you're just a few weeks away from seeing your car.

Ps: Once on the water, you can track the ship for free until it's out in the Celtic Sea, on it's way into the Atlantic Ocean. If you want to buy a Satellite access, you can track it all the way, but I just chose to wait until it showed up again, which took about 10 days once it went off the radar.

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Here are the codes again:

A4 FINAL SUPPLIER ORDER/SCHEDULED NOT PRODUCED
B0 19 DAYS TO PRODUCTION
B1 13 DAYS TO PRODUCTION
B3 NO CHANGES POSSIBLE
B4 2 DAYS TO COMPLETION
B5 PRODUCTION COMPLETE
B7 AT PORT/READY TO BE SHIPPED
B8 ASSIGNED TO SHIP
C1 SHIP DEPARTED
C2 SHIP NOTIFICATION/ON WQTER
CS SUMITTED TO CUSTOMS
C3 CLEARED CUSTOMS
C4 AT PORT
D1 VPC RECEIVED
D2 SURVEYED AT VPC
D3 POTENTIAL DELAY
D4 READY TO DELIVER
D5 RELEASED TO CARRIER
D9 WHOLESALE/CONSIGNMENT PENDING
F1 WHOLESALED AND INVOICED
I1 RETAIL

As to how long it takes to get to the dealer, here's where I am at this point, which should give you an idea:

Car went B8 status (ship assigned) on or about October 5th. It left Bremerhaven on October 10th, where it started its luxury cruise to the US. It stopped off in NY/NJ for a day, then left there headed for Brunswick, GA. It's supposed to unload tomorrow, the 25th in GA. For my car to land on US soil, that's 15 days. I don't know which port your car will be shipped to in the US? Once unloaded it has to spend time at the VPC Spa and Resort being checked over, etc., before being assigned to a carrier to be trucked to your dealer. That can be a couple days to a week if any damage needs to be fixed before being sent to the dealer. Your car should be marked P1, which is a priority designation and should be taken through the VPC Spa and Resort ahead of cars for dealer inventories. Bottom line is you're just a few weeks away from seeing your car.

Ps: Once on the water, you can track the ship for free until it's out in the Celtic Sea, on it's way into the Atlantic Ocean. If you want to buy a Satellite access, you can track it all the way, but I just chose to wait until it showed up again, which took about 10 days once it went off the radar.
Good stuff! Is your dealer relaying delivery status to you with each code change, or are you somehow tracking the MB order-to-delivery codes yourself? Also, if you know: Are Germany-built West Coast cars trucked cross-country from Baltimore, or shipped through the Panama Canal to the Daimler VPC in Long Beach?
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Good stuff! Is your dealer relaying delivery status to you with each code change, or are you somehow tracking the MB order-to-delivery codes yourself? Also, if you know: Are Germany-built West Coast cars trucked cross-country from Baltimore, or shipped through the Panama Canal to the Daimler VPC in Long Beach?
We mere mortals can't track NetStar for code changes, so I rely on my sales guy to relay changes to me. He know's I redefine OCD, so he checks daily and either texts or calls when a status change happens.

Germany built West Coast cars are shipped through the Panama Canal, so the Luxury Cruise portion of a CA based car will be much longer than a dealership on the East Coast.

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Long Beach VPC is in your future. As soon as you have a ship's name you can check its ports of call.
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We mere mortals can't track NetStar for code changes, so I rely on my sales guy to relay changes to me. He know's I redefine OCD, so he checks daily and either texts or calls when a status change happens.

Germany built West Coast cars are shipped through the Panama Canal, so the Luxury Cruise portion of a CA based car will be much longer than a dealership on the East Coast.
Good to know.Thank you.
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Long Beach VPC is in your future. As soon as you have a ship's name you can check its ports of call.
Thanks! Silver lining: My dealer is in Long Beach.
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Now, if there was only a way to follow the truck carrier as it comes on the final lag to my dealership! Am I obsessed much? ​​​​​​
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I am sure you could hire someone to put a GPS on the transfer truck!
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I am sure you could hire someone to put a GPS on the transfer truck!
Oh, if only.....
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Now, if there was only a way to follow the truck carrier as it comes on the final lag to my dealership! Am I obsessed much? ​​​​​​
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Obsessed? You mean like this screen shot I've been tracking ALL DAY LONG! And finally, the Noble Ace is in Brunswick.


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Obsessed? You mean like this screen shot I've been tracking ALL DAY LONG! And finally, the Noble Ace is in Brunswick.
I even follow the Orion Highway going from docking to being FULLY PORTED!! It's nice to know I have company in this madness!


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Welcome to my world! Enjoy your stay and don't slip or fall while in our facilities! The Sales Manager at my dealership is putting a call into the VPC to see if my car can be moved through the process faster. Doubt that will get any faster movement, but I appreciate his offer to try.


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