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    Apple's Ship Times Accurate?
    Hello everyone!

    Just wondering . . . I am about to make the swap from PC to Mac (eeeek!) . . . when I ordered the computer it gave an estimated ship time of 7-10 days. Then when I placed the order the estimated ship date was almost 16 days! I was just wondering about he accuracy of this . . . is the estimate usually correct in everyone's experiance? Do they give a long date as a "safety?" . . . I am so antsy to get started!

    Thanks ahead of time!

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    Everything I have ever ordered has shipped in less time then they say and gets delivered sooner then it is scheduled for. I just got a new Nike+iPod armband that was supposed to ship in 2-3 weeks, I got it 2 days after I ordered
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    the macbooks generally took about 2 days less than they projected.
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    i dont have no mac's
    my powermac, purchased last summer, showed up 4 days early, ship time was supposed to be 10 days
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    I ordered and got mine in 6-7 days

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    It's an "estimation"... by definition it really can't be expected to be accurate.
    :black:

    That being said, I have never had a bad experience with Apple ship times.
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    Yeah, my iPod came in about three days early.
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    I paid for overnight shipping. I got my keyboard the next day, and my Mac was shipped right on time.
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    Annie
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    My macbook came one day early

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    I've always gotten stuff early... Except when I ordered my first PB... But the new version released right after I ordered it and they ugraded me for free before shipping... so I couldn't compain.
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    You can avoid the wait by just going to the Apple store and buying it there. ;]

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    digital john - that seems to be your best bet if you're far too impatient, but the stores can't do many upgrades there, can they? I'd rather order online so I do as much customization as I need to and get it with everything I need already in place.

    macdillon - how much extra was overnight shipping for all of your things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacWill
    I ordered and got mine in 6-7 days
    Yeap, same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katie
    digital john - that seems to be your best bet if you're far too impatient, but the stores can't do many upgrades there, can they? I'd rather order online so I do as much customization as I need to and get it with everything I need already in place.

    macdillon - how much extra was overnight shipping for all of your things?

    I am pretty sure they are rather capable of doing upgrades. When I got my iMac a year and a half ago it came stock with 512mb of RAM. I told the salesman I wanted 1GB of RAM and he took the computer out of the box, brought it to the genius bar, and did everything himself. I was on my brand new iMac in the next 30 minutes.

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    Some stores will do RAM, some will not. They won't upgrade the Hard Drive or other options in the store though, they will tell you to do a BTO on-line.


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