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DigginIt
Jul 21, 2011, 08:11 PM
Torpedo1 was awesome enough to post some links earlier to the newly (sort of hidden) pre-orders on Amazon. But, I can't seem to figure out when they'll ship. I did an online chat with someone at Amazon and no one knew.

Has anyone ordered a new mac item from Amazon before? What's the usual wait time on a new release? Next week?

11.6, 2gb, 64gb for 994.00 (****************T2I12)

11.6, 4gb, 128gb for 1194.00 (****************rFuJP)

13.3, 4gb, 128gb for 1294 (****************TNvHc)

13.3 4gb, 256gb for 1594 (****************xnMvB)



JonathanK81
Jul 21, 2011, 08:22 PM
Torpedo1 was awesome enough to post some links earlier to the newly (sort of hidden) pre-orders on Amazon. But, I can't seem to figure out when they'll ship. I did an online chat with someone at Amazon and no one knew.

Has anyone ordered a new mac item from Amazon before? What's the usual wait time on a new release? Next week?

11.6, 2gb, 64gb for 994.00 (****************T2I12)

11.6, 4gb, 128gb for 1194.00 (****************rFuJP)

13.3, 4gb, 128gb for 1294 (****************TNvHc)

13.3 4gb, 256gb for 1594 (****************xnMvB)

I don't know if past history will dictate when they ship. From what I remember, it's varied among the previous releases. Always seemed like it was a few days after the Apple release that Amazon had the computers in stock though.

Rigby
Jul 21, 2011, 08:23 PM
As far as I know they haven't shipped any yet, but Amazon just sent me an update for my Air order. The estimated delivery date is now July 26-27 (i.e. Tuesday or Wednesday).

marrzie
Jul 21, 2011, 08:35 PM
As far as I know they haven't shipped any yet, but Amazon just sent me an update for my Air order. The estimated delivery date is now July 26-27 (i.e. Tuesday or Wednesday).

Any idea if they will be selling the 1.8ghz models?

JonathanK81
Jul 21, 2011, 08:36 PM
Any idea if they will be selling the 1.8ghz models?

The i7 is a BTO option, Amazon only carries the normal consumer versions, so I'm sorry to say if you want the i7, you'll need to order from Apple.

crobbins
Jul 21, 2011, 08:37 PM
Actually, it appears that MacMall is the cheapest.. http://www.macmall.com/n/MacBook-Air/macNavLinks-macNavLinks.221

Any reason not to go with them? According to the website, they are "in the warehouse" and will ship tomorrow.

WardC
Jul 21, 2011, 08:38 PM
Amazon is located somewhere deep in the Jungles of Brazil. They have to put it on a small ferry boat and float it several thousand miles down the river first before it then gets on a plane to deliver it to you.

You do know, it is called "Amazon" for a reason.... :cool:

JonathanK81
Jul 21, 2011, 08:38 PM
Actually, it appears that MacMall is the cheapest.. http://www.macmall.com/n/MacBook-Air/macNavLinks-macNavLinks.221

Any reason not to go with them? According to the website, they are "in the warehouse" and will ship tomorrow.

Depending where you live, they charge sales tax. I would never buy from them because I'm in California. Nearly 10% sales tax is a deal breaker.

crobbins
Jul 21, 2011, 08:41 PM
Depending where you live, they charge sales tax. I would never buy from them because I'm in California. Nearly 10% sales tax is a deal breaker.

Ah, bummer! It doesn't appear I have any sales tax to worry about. I may go ahead and buy from them..

BlueBliss
Jul 21, 2011, 08:44 PM
There's MacConnection. They're all $50 cheaper than Apple's MSRP, and there is no sales tax for California.

Rigby
Jul 21, 2011, 08:46 PM
Actually, it appears that MacMall is the cheapest.. http://www.macmall.com/n/MacBook-Air/macNavLinks-macNavLinks.221

Any reason not to go with them?I ordered from Amazon because I want to avoid the CA tax monster. ;) If you live elsewhere, MacMall should be fine too.

srxtr
Jul 21, 2011, 08:47 PM
There's MacConnection. They're all $50 cheaper than Apple's MSRP, and there is no sales tax for California.

I beg to differ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sales_taxes_in_the_United_States#California

California has a sales tax of 8.25%, which can total up to 9.75% with local sales tax included

BlueBliss
Jul 21, 2011, 08:54 PM
I beg to differ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sales_taxes_in_the_United_States#California



My statement was regarding the price you pay from MacConnection. Why are you quoting us California sales tax law?

MacConnection isn't in California, and you don't pay the tax if you're ordering from California. See Jonathan's post.

raam89
Jul 21, 2011, 09:30 PM
As far as I know they haven't shipped any yet, but Amazon just sent me an update for my Air order. The estimated delivery date is now July 26-27 (i.e. Tuesday or Wednesday).

How much are they charging you? I know they are offering only $5 discount at the moment. But I thought they might reduce the price further to match other online retailers. I ordered 13' 256gb for $1594..

onthecouchagain
Jul 21, 2011, 10:03 PM
Is it me or are New Yorkers unable to take advantage of these MacMall/Amazon savings because of the tax?

fristuff
Jul 21, 2011, 10:25 PM
Is it me or are New Yorkers unable to take advantage of these MacMall/Amazon savings because of the tax?

I'm on the same boat too. I want to order a base 13 and the tax kills it so much. Any New Yorkers got an idea?

DigginIt
Jul 21, 2011, 11:44 PM
I'm on the same boat too. I want to order a base 13 and the tax kills it so much. Any New Yorkers got an idea?

I lived in NYC a year ago...did the Amazon tax happen recently? I should read the paper more!

coolbreeze
Jul 22, 2011, 12:20 AM
I order all my macs from Amazon. It should be there in a few weeks.

No tax, free 2-day prime shipping (or $3.99 overnight if you are impatient like me). Totally worth it.

Duke15
Jul 22, 2011, 12:24 AM
I think macmall is cheaper actually, also depends where you live atleast in canada we still have to pay tax on it so its really only a 5$ or so savings, education discount is better if you can get it