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hcho3
Feb 8, 2011, 10:02 PM
I placed an refurbished MBA 11.6 just abou 20 minutes ago on 2/8/2011.

I am just wondering how long it will take me to get it.

How long did it take you guys to receive your refurbished MBA? I hope I get it by this week. Today is end of Tuesday. Maybe by Saturday? Perhaps????



vw2xb
Feb 8, 2011, 10:18 PM
I ordered mine on 2/4...received mine today.


Unfortunately going back tomorrow.

blazinz
Feb 8, 2011, 10:20 PM
I ordered mine at 5pm today, so we'll see...;)

hcho3
Feb 8, 2011, 10:35 PM
I ordered mine on 2/4...received mine today.


Unfortunately going back tomorrow.

May I ask why? You were not happy with the product or this refurbished unit was crap?

vw2xb
Feb 8, 2011, 10:41 PM
The MBA I received made a clicking noise when I turned it on....it almost sounded like a hard drive.

hcho3
Feb 8, 2011, 10:45 PM
The MBA I received made a clicking noise when I turned it on....it almost sounded like a hard drive.

So to make sure I understand. Does this noise happens when you turn it on only? Or the sound goes on and on and on?

I had that kind of problem with my old HP laptop. The hard drive was making noise constantly.

marzxbarz
Feb 8, 2011, 10:49 PM
Ordered 1AM 2/10
Shipped Afternoon 2/10
Received 2PM 2/11

Paid for the overnight shipping and was not disappointed! :]

haveaniceday91
Feb 8, 2011, 11:22 PM
Two business days standard free shipping. Ordered base 13

BlackMax
Feb 8, 2011, 11:27 PM
Three business days standard free shipping. Ordered max 11"

xxRONNIExx
Feb 9, 2011, 12:02 AM
How are you guys getting overnight and two day shipping? i order my refurb on Feb 4th and was told I would get it until the 11th about 7 days later... I asked about overnight shipping and he said it wouldnt make sence to get because it stays at the factory (or where ever it is) to have test ran on it first before shipping...

blazinz
Feb 9, 2011, 12:44 AM
^^

not sure, when i got my confim. email it just said it would arrive feb9-12. I havent tried to track it yet as i just order this afternoon. so we'll see...

axu539
Feb 9, 2011, 02:17 AM
I ordered mine yesterday (2/8) too and it already says prepared for shipment. Hopefully I'll get it by the weekend :).

vw2xb
Feb 9, 2011, 06:23 AM
So to make sure I understand. Does this noise happens when you turn it on only? Or the sound goes on and on and on?

I had that kind of problem with my old HP laptop. The hard drive was making noise constantly.

It went on and on and on...only happens when it's on.

MacRumorUser
Feb 9, 2011, 07:01 AM
Mine took 3 days excluding weekends where couriers do not work in Ireland.

Undo Redo
Feb 9, 2011, 07:09 AM
Ordered Monday morning and received Thursday morning via free FedEx Ground.

wh!plash
Feb 9, 2011, 07:28 AM
Ordered 11" ultimate refurb on 2/7 around 2pm, it was shipped the same day, on the truck for delivery today (2/9) via the free FedEx.

xxRONNIExx
Feb 9, 2011, 10:30 AM
Ordered 11" ultimate refurb on 2/7 around 2pm, it was shipped the same day, on the truck for delivery today (2/9) via the free FedEx.

Ordered Monday morning and received Thursday morning via free FedEx Ground.

You guys are talking about REFURB MBA right? Not new because with new you can get faster delivery. Refurb I was told its a different process. Maybe he didn't know what he was talking about. Oh well maybe I'll get it before I leave for vacation after all....fingers cross

jdsmoooth
Feb 9, 2011, 12:50 PM
I ordered mine 3:00AM EST today and it was picked up for delivery same day I got overnight shipping so it should be here tomorrow.

PeterKG
Feb 9, 2011, 01:25 PM
You guys are talking about REFURB MBA right? Not new because with new you can get faster delivery. Refurb I was told its a different process. Maybe he didn't know what he was talking about. Oh well maybe I'll get it before I leave for vacation after all....fingers cross

Why would you be "told". If you go to the refurb site, and place an order, you have the option to pay extra for over night or 2 day delivery.

BluePotato
Feb 9, 2011, 01:30 PM
Mine took nearly two weeks to Phoenix. FedEx ground is slow, doesn't deliver on Mondays, and this was over New Years Day, so kind of a perfect storm for a long delivery time.

calvol
Feb 9, 2011, 01:37 PM
My refurb 13" MBA shipped out of PA on Feb03, arriving CA Feb10. Supposedly, the snow in Memphis slowed down some of Fedex shipments.

xxRONNIExx
Feb 9, 2011, 05:44 PM
Why would you be "told". If you go to the refurb site, and place an order, you have the option to pay extra for over night or 2 day delivery.

I ordered mines over the phone. I had to use different credit cards.

Undo Redo
Feb 9, 2011, 06:00 PM
You guys are talking about REFURB MBA right? Not new because with new you can get faster delivery.
Yes, refurb 13" base model; ordered online at 4:30 a.m. Monday, received 11:00 a.m. Thursday via normal free shipping. Sorry to hear yours isn't as fast.

axu539
Feb 9, 2011, 08:53 PM
I ordered last night, but it's still stuck at "prepared for delivery." :(

hcho3
Feb 9, 2011, 09:15 PM
I ordered last night, but it's still stuck at "prepared for delivery." :(
Ordered last night at like 10PM eastern. Mine shipped out today. Fed ex will deliver it tomorrow. Can't wait.

However, it seems like it depends on which model you ordered. If you order 1.4GHz/4GB/64GB SSD model, then you are in for a longer wait. That model is the most popular one.

axu539
Feb 9, 2011, 09:48 PM
Ordered last night at like 10PM eastern. Mine shipped out today. Fed ex will deliver it tomorrow. Can't wait.

However, it seems like it depends on which model you ordered. If you order 1.4GHz/4GB/64GB SSD model, then you are in for a longer wait. That model is the most popular one.

Yeah, but I'd like to think I was one of the first to order (6:50 PM central), and it's been in "prepared for shipment" since last night around 9 PM central. I'm guessing Fedex just hasn't gotten around to picking it up from the warehouse yet... Hopefully it'll ship by tomorrow and arrive by Saturday latest (I wanna play with it this weekend!)

hcho3
Feb 9, 2011, 09:57 PM
Yeah, but I'd like to think I was one of the first to order (6:50 PM central), and it's been in "prepared for shipment" since last night around 9 PM central. I'm guessing Fedex just hasn't gotten around to picking it up from the warehouse yet... Hopefully it'll ship by tomorrow and arrive by Saturday latest (I wanna play with it this weekend!)

Can't wait for mine.
Mine arrives tomorrow.

axu539
Feb 9, 2011, 10:21 PM
Can't wait for mine.
Mine arrives tomorrow.

Happy for you! Let us know how you like it!

PeterKG
Feb 9, 2011, 11:09 PM
I ordered mines over the phone. I had to use different credit cards.

Those damn Apple employees! Sounds like the online employees are as clueless as the in store ones. Sorry they didn't give you the correct shipping options. Hope you get it soon!

Ttruvjr
Feb 9, 2011, 11:15 PM
Ordered 2/7 in the AM, received it 2/8 at 5 PM. I order the 2 GB RAM/64 GB HD/ 1.4 GHz. I used it for a day, had a kernel panic screen and it shut down on me sporadically twice. Just running my computer per usual I got the fans full blast and had no ram. Called to return it via courier and get refunded. Just going to go to the store and buy a 1.4 GHz/64/4 GB ram.

axu539
Feb 10, 2011, 12:28 AM
Ordered 2/7 in the AM, received it 2/8 at 5 PM. I order the 2 GB RAM/64 GB HD/ 1.4 GHz. I used it for a day, had a kernel panic screen and it shut down on me sporadically twice. Just running my computer per usual I got the fans full blast and had no ram. Called to return it via courier and get refunded. Just going to go to the store and buy a 1.4 GHz/64/4 GB ram.

That doesn't sound too good.. I'm sorry you got a dud. I hope mine turns out to be ok.

xxRONNIExx
Feb 10, 2011, 09:46 AM
Those damn Apple employees! Sounds like the online employees are as clueless as the in store ones. Sorry they didn't give you the correct shipping options. Hope you get it soon!

Thanks Peter if everything goes to plan I should have it tomorrow:) I cant wait its seems like this week is draging by sloooooow.

BlackMax
Feb 10, 2011, 09:58 AM
How are you guys getting overnight and two day shipping? i order my refurb on Feb 4th and was told I would get it until the 11th about 7 days later... I asked about overnight shipping and he said it wouldnt make sence to get because it stays at the factory (or where ever it is) to have test ran on it first before shipping...

When I purchased mine the shipping said 3-5 business days, but it arrived in 3 business days. I've always been lucky with Apple shipping me things faster than they estimate.

hoveowl
Feb 11, 2011, 11:03 AM
I ordered mine Saturday 2/5 and it arrived on Monday. I got a free upgrade to next-day air, which was neat.

olisones
Feb 11, 2011, 11:19 AM
Out of interest, where do the shipments of refurbs come from? Is it domestic or from China?

I'm based in the UK and ordered a 11.6"/4GB/128GB/1.6ghz last night and it's showing as 6 days shipping - that makes me think it's coming from somewhere other than Ireland (I presume that as it's the European base, stock goes from there)?

Any ideas/experiences?

BlackMax
Feb 11, 2011, 01:26 PM
Out of interest, where do the shipments of refurbs come from? Is it domestic or from China?


Mine came from LEWISBERRY, PA, USA

xxRONNIExx
Feb 11, 2011, 01:57 PM
Mine came from LEWISBERRY, PA, USA

Yeah mines is coming from the same place. Im in California. Ordered it last Friday still not here. The UPS tracking number does seem to update at all. Its still says Departure scan for a statues. Hopefully I'll get it today.

axu539
Feb 11, 2011, 02:27 PM
Yeah mines is coming from the same place. Im in California. Ordered it last Friday still not here. The UPS tracking number does seem to update at all. Its still says Departure scan for a statues. Hopefully I'll get it today.

Try calling UPS and getting a real person. Sometimes they have more accurate info.

xxRONNIExx
Feb 11, 2011, 08:42 PM
Try calling UPS and getting a real person. Sometimes they have more accurate info.

Just talked to UPS. They said because of the weather conditions they have no idea when Im going to get my package. Its already been 7 days. The thing about it is UPS doesn't deliver on weekends and I'll be at work all next week, plus you need to have someone sign for it.
So basically I wont have my MBA for at least two weeks. This is crazy:(

twkidM3
Feb 11, 2011, 10:01 PM
my question is, when does apple update their site? they seem to be out of MBA ultimate in 13in

axu539
Feb 11, 2011, 11:02 PM
my question is, when does apple update their site? they seem to be out of MBA ultimate in 13in

While I was waiting for a 4 GB base model to show up, I was checking every hour for 2 days. I'd JUST missed it (disappeared from my cart while I was logging in) the last time it was in the refurb store. I then caught it 2 days later and ordered without hesitation.

However, I am still waiting on the notebook to get here. Fedex is saying delivery for tomorrow, but my university mailroom is only open till 1. If it gets here after that, I won't get it until Tuesday :( (Fedex Home Delivery doesn't do Mondays). I might have to investigate picking it up at the Fedex location on Monday then..

olisones
Feb 12, 2011, 06:27 AM
my question is, when does apple update their site? they seem to be out of MBA ultimate in 13in

I used http://www.refurb.me which works great at letting you know when the refurb store is re-stocked. Grabbed my 11" ultimate here in the UK that way.

twkidM3
Feb 12, 2011, 11:49 AM
I used http://www.refurb.me which works great at letting you know when the refurb store is re-stocked. Grabbed my 11" ultimate here in the UK that way.

thanks bro

another problem i just realized was how much tax us californians have to pay. 9.5% on top of 1529$ laptop. sucks!

axu539
Feb 12, 2011, 12:10 PM
thanks bro

another problem i just realized was how much tax us californians have to pay. 9.5% on top of 1529$ laptop. sucks!

In that case you might be better off buying from Amazon or other online retailer and avoiding the tax...