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Old 1st March 2020, 12:20   #166
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Were you able to book?
Haha, no - no OTP came at all on my Airtel mobile. Anyway was half-hearted attempt, don't have the dosh
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Itís working fine. I could go until the pay option beyond which I didnít tried.
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Octavia RS245 bookings going so fast. All the Green and Black ones are one already.

Source: Zac Hollis' tweet

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Has anyone received a booking confirmation/details email??

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Itís working fine. I could go until the pay option beyond which I didnít tried.
It gave me the error after I had completed the payment. I did get booking confirmation message. The message said that details have been sent in email, but 50+ minutes since the SMS and no email :(. They did send an email 15 minutes after the sms saying 'bookings are now open'

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Haha, no - no OTP came at all on my Airtel mobile.
Oh Man :(
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Old 1st March 2020, 13:19   #170
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Octavia RS245 bookings going so fast. Green and Black all gone already.

Source:Zac Hollis tweet
I was just going to post that green and black colour choices don't appear to be available for online booking. Colour choices are now restricted to blue, white and red.
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These powerful and low slung German sedans won't be available, unless we keep buying those and they are such a joy to drive, it's really sacrilege to buy those anemic cars on stilts that have flooded our market, just because of our road conditions - those cars are plain boring.
Preach, brother. I couldnít agree more. Iím glad people are lapping up the Skoda, itíll show thereís interest in proper hot cars and not the tepid stuff usually dished out our way. I hope manufacturers sit up and take notice.

And the less said about the overwhelming trend of hatchbacks on stilts, the better. Saddens me to see the love for it. Long may cars like the 245 sell like hot cakes.
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Red is also sold out.

Skoda HQ is probably taking note of their expensive model getting sold out in the blink of an eye and wondering why they didn't do this earlier.

A few of the bookings have probably been made by speculators - even if the allotment goes directly to the original allottee.

Extract of a Skoda discussion:

"India is getting closer and closer in focus for äKODA. Besides an independent new SUV - the äKODA Vision IN - are further models for the Indian market planned. Do you always ask yourself, why not rely on an existing model (in this case the Kamiq)? Probably because of the large market in India" (sic)
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Any idea what happens in the case the customer books the car but decides not to take it?

So if they book all 200 but 40 buyers back out, what happens to those cars?
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Any idea what happens in the case the customer books the car but decides not to take it?

So if they book all 200 but 40 buyers back out, what happens to those cars?
They will be refunded the booking amount and the leftover cars will probably be sold through the dealers
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Octavia RS245 bookings going so fast. Green and Black all gone already.

Source:Zac Hollis tweet
Wow will this be the first green Octavia on Indian streets? I don't believe I have ever seen one.
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Any idea what happens in the case the customer books the car but decides not to take it?
There is no cancellation fee so the entire amount would be refunded. As to selling the cars, no decision has been taken - they might even try the online stuff again although it may not work as effectively a second time.
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The story so far:

- Less than an hour after online bookings opened for the Skoda Octavia RS 245, over 120 cars have been booked

-With all colours equally spread, Rally green and black colours sold out first

- Deliveries to begin in April

- Last update - only colors available were Blue and White

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There is a cancellation amount of INR 3,000. Can be found in the T&C while booking the car.
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Looks like the Candy White and Race Blue are still available.

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Yes. Bookings are still open at https://www.buyskodaonline.co.in/ only. Candy White and Race Blue options still available for selection.
Surprising to see Rally Green color sold out already.
Maybe, Skoda allotted only few cars with Rally Green and allotted more cars in Candy White and Race Blue which are common car colors.

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