More than a year ago, Tesla began taking $5000 deposits for its Model S. There's still no car, but last week, the company sent prospective customers gift boxes. Swag soothes the savage early adopter! [TTAC]
This is nothing. Ares Defense took $1000 deposits on their Shrike belt fed M16 upper in 2003 and have delivered very very few productions units as yet.
So far, the most I've seen from them is a letter saying they got my deposit, and another letter saying they received my change of address letter.