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My wife decided to post on Facebook today about the hard time I'm having dealing without having a Corvette and the waiting on my 2015 Corvette order. This is the first time in over 20 years I have not had a Corvette. My life has been in large part all about my Corvette's and the Falls City Corvette Club and with out the car I'm feeling a little lost. So she told me to: Never Let The Things You Want To Make You Forget The Things You Have.

So I need your help..... I need to know how others deal with the wait....
 

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My wife decided to post on Facebook today about the hard time I'm having dealing without having a Corvette and the waiting on my 2015 Corvette order. This is the first time in over 20 years I have not had a Corvette. My life has been in large part all about my Corvette's and the Falls City Corvette Club and with out the car I'm feeling a little lost. So she told me to: Never Let The Things You Want To Make You Forget The Things You Have.

So I need your help..... I need to know how others deal with the wait....
Agree with akpancake drink heavily. I been waiting since December, no biggie. Just go out and enjoy other things. There are other things out there besides corvettes. I load up my dirt bikes and go tear the local tracks up! Or I head up 3 hours north and go snowboarding in wolf creek. Oh and I drink ;)


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Tell your wife you love her and you will not let the corvette stand between your love for her, tell her she is number 1 in your life and then take a chill pill.
 

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Read manuals. Read posts. Figure out what you want to do to it and start researching parts. Order parts. Snuggle your dog. Watch velocity TV. Work. Clean your garage. Paint your garage. Order a corvette fathead and decorate your garage. Take your wife to the Melting Pot, enjoy looking into her eyes, and feed her some cheesecake.


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My advice is to start drinking heavily (and don't drive anything)
I have a Bar in the Basement stocked with Woodford so can do this...:)
 
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Read manuals. Read posts. Figure out what you want to do to it and start researching parts. Order parts. Snuggle your dog. Watch velocity TV. Work. Clean your garage. Paint your garage. Order a corvette fathead and decorate your garage. Take your wife to the Melting Pot, enjoy looking into her eyes, and feed her some cheesecake.


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Great Idea and have already have a list started for aftermarket parts and the build.
 
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Over the 5 month winter wait, I spent a lot of time playing Gran Turismo on the PS3. 75 tracks, 1200+ cars and every gen of Corvette with the C7 being one of the cars they focus on the most..and watched as many videos on the car as I could..about 20 times each..
 

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Read manuals. Read posts. Figure out what you want to do to it and start researching parts. Order parts. Snuggle your dog. Watch velocity TV. Work. Clean your garage. Paint your garage. Order a corvette fathead and decorate your garage. Take your wife to the Melting Pot, enjoy looking into her eyes, and feed her some cheesecake.


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I have been doing this a lot! I like the Fathead idea, I need to check that out. I've been pricing some nice flooring too. All the great looking floors have me envious!
 

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Read the following items twice - put them on an ipad so you can sit in the car and work every knob and selection on the displays with a few beers. Always know more about the car than the sales guy at delivery. It will give you more time to go over the car for defects:

1. the owner's manual
2. the infotainment manual
3. the spring mountain salesman's guide they gave out

they are all here...try and find them and if you can't , send me an email- note: all 3 docs have a bit if bad info in [email protected] I'll send you some info on how to EASY detail your new car too....
 

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I've got a few bourbons to tap into, to help relieve the stress. I've read the owners manual twice, but have not read the other items glen e has suggested so I will dig those up today.

It also helps to know that I am at 3300 status and holding a TPW of 3/31.
 
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1. PO the moderators.
2. Vent.
3. Aggravate my dealer.
4. Drive Terrell crazy.
5. Live vicariously. Really cool to read about all that have taken delivery.



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My wife decided to post on Facebook today about the hard time I'm having dealing without having a Corvette and the waiting on my 2015 Corvette order. This is the first time in over 20 years I have not had a Corvette. My life has been in large part all about my Corvette's and the Falls City Corvette Club and with out the car I'm feeling a little lost. So she told me to: Never Let The Things You Want To Make You Forget The Things You Have.

So I need your help..... I need to know how others deal with the wait....
All the above idea's sound great from everyone, but here's a different angle on the situation you find yourself in... Oh! And by the way, I'm in the same situation you are. Years ago I recall listening to this stand up comedian giving his routine about what it is to be "NEXT." They went on to say how waiting in line can often be agonizing waiting to finally reach the head of the line. Once you become "First" in line, there's really nothing like it because then your "NEXT!" Once your called and you transact your business, then it's "OVER." And then you go about your normal business and forget about it.... They said there's allot to be said about being "Next" and there's nothing quite like being "NEXT." All the anticipation and the anxiety of being "NEXT." The excitement and butterfly's we sometimes get by being NEXT. Yep! There's nothing like being NEXT. So, don't sell being NEXT short because all the excitement, anticipation, frustration and anxiety over time only intensifies that moment when you finally turn and see your new car for the first time and when you open the door and sit in it. It's all part of the "Experience." Having to wait this long may seem a little inhumane, but think of it as creating and building even more excitement for the end when you start your car for the very first time and drive out of the dealership. As a side note, the longer we have to wait, the more we appreciate the whole experience....
 

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Tom0021, add some Basil Hayden to that collection. Will not regret it. I obsess every day over my order. Coming to this forum helps. The window of time is shrinking before delivery, and I have yet to initiate operation garage makeover and operation lose some weight so you fit in the car better! Two more months is going to go fast, I have to act now.
 

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I completely agree with you, i have been waiting for a few months and I should have it in about three weeks. I know when i drive it off the lot i will be in heaven. It is tuff to wait but its so worth the wait, it makes you appricaite it that much more. Great post
 

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Tom0021, add some Basil Hayden to that collection. Will not regret it.
Ragtop-it's there, forth over from the left!

My future son in law gave it to me last year! ( kid was smart!)
 

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My wife decided to post on Facebook today about the hard time I'm having dealing without having a Corvette and the waiting on my 2015 Corvette order. This is the first time in over 20 years I have not had a Corvette. My life has been in large part all about my Corvette's and the Falls City Corvette Club and with out the car I'm feeling a little lost. So she told me to: Never Let The Things You Want To Make You Forget The Things You Have.

So I need your help..... I need to know how others deal with the wait....
If it makes you feel better, here is my "misery loves company" story! Placed a small amount to hold an order slot in February with the only large dealer in the area that was taking a small fee to get in line! They had a large allocation and I was #9. Put my ’08 Vette, my daily driver, on AutoTrader in March since thought it would take time to sell as it did with my other Vettes. It sold in 2 days! Now, no daily driver, had to ask the wife when I needed a car! (Can’t count my ’34 Pro Street Rod with a 502/502 big block and 16.5 section width Mickey Thompsons, as a car to use to go to town!) Did that from March to early October, when my C7 finally arrived! Had a small production delay because of the carbon fiber roof. It was worth the wait!
Only sympathy I can prove is your wait can’t be that long!
 

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The excitement and butterfly's we sometimes get by being NEXT. Yep! There's nothing like being NEXT. So, don't sell being NEXT short because all the excitement, anticipation, frustration and anxiety over time only intensifies that moment when you finally turn and see your new car for the first time and when you open the door and sit in it. It's all part of the "Experience." Having to wait this long may seem a little inhumane, but think of it as creating and building even more excitement for the end when you start your car for the very first time and drive out of the dealership. As a side note, the longer we have to wait, the more we appreciate the whole experience....
Well, seeing how this will be my first Corvette, and I have been waiting since I was 15 years old, I think I might just get so excited that I ___ myself. Haha.
 
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It was worth the wait! Only sympathy I can prove is your wait can’t be that long!
I think my wait is longer by 20 years! :)
 
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