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Apple's Ship Times Accurate?


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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!

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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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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.
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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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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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I ordered and got mine in 6-7 days
Yeap, same here.
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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?

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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