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Nychot
Jun 27, 2012, 10:44 PM
I bought the 2012 13" with 4gb from amazon and called to ask about the 8gb to exchange. They dont have it. Neither does best buy. Wonder why? Anyone know or have any ideas?.



glen e
Jun 27, 2012, 10:48 PM
The big demand is for the 8gb units...why give other retailers a cut when they don't have to?

Good business decision on apples part, IMO.....

jmyang
Jun 27, 2012, 10:51 PM
The memory is soldered into the macbook airs and since apple probably has a lot of orders to fulfill, other vendors probably don't get priority.

hfg
Jun 27, 2012, 11:41 PM
B&H Photo Video has some 8GB Airs:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=macbook+air+8gb&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma

Groovadelic
Jun 28, 2012, 12:21 AM
B&H Photo Video has some 8GB Airs:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=macbook+air+8gb&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma

Just bought a 13" 8GB Air today and even shipped today. :)
Actually a great deal with the free software and discounted AppleCare

alanman
Jun 28, 2012, 12:53 AM
Just bought a 13" 8GB Air today and even shipped today. :)
Actually a great deal with the free software and discounted AppleCare

Mind reporting what SSD/LCD you got from BH once you get it?

MH01
Jun 28, 2012, 01:20 AM
The big demand is for the 8gb units...why give other retailers a cut when they don't have to?

Good business decision on apples part, IMO.....

So.... You actually believe there is an Apple store everywhere in the world??? I see a few huge gaping holes in your business strategy there .... Just saying.

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The 8GB is a BTO option. The rationale is that your average user will not need/want the upgrade. Apple moves far more standard spec machines then BTO ones, much greater profit there. They stock the "ultimate" versions of thier machines for power apple users in store, most do not need it, but want the fastest and greatest apple has to offer .

glen e
Jun 28, 2012, 06:05 AM
So.... You actually believe there is an Apple store everywhere in the world??? I see a few huge gaping holes in your business strategy there .... Just saying.

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The 8GB is a BTO option. The rationale is that your average user will not need/want the upgrade. Apple moves far more standard spec machines then BTO ones, much greater profit there. They stock the "ultimate" versions of thier machines for power apple users in store, most do not need it, but want the fastest and greatest apple has to offer .

Enuf stores for this strategy to work...just sayin.....

MH01
Jun 28, 2012, 06:26 AM
Enuf stores for this strategy to work...just sayin.....

If the USA is THE WORLD for you, sure champ.....

Apple makes for more on the base model, then these ultimate machines by sheer volume of sales.

mattopotamus
Jun 28, 2012, 07:15 AM
So.... You actually believe there is an Apple store everywhere in the world??? I see a few huge gaping holes in your business strategy there .... Just saying.

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The 8GB is a BTO option. The rationale is that your average user will not need/want the upgrade. Apple moves far more standard spec machines then BTO ones, much greater profit there. They stock the "ultimate" versions of thier machines for power apple users in store, most do not need it, but want the fastest and greatest apple has to offer .

This....most of the people on macrumors order BTO, but most customers get what is in store.

MH01
Jun 28, 2012, 08:25 AM
This....most of the people on macrumors order BTO, but most customers get what is in store.

I'd say MR is a special crowd, far far from the average person out there ;)

DDGator
Jun 28, 2012, 08:41 AM
I think that saying the "big demand" is for the 8GB model results from a skewed perspective. If it were in such high demand, it wouldn't be a BTO option only.

jerryobr
Jun 28, 2012, 09:11 AM
@ hfg:

Thanks for posting the link to B&H. The discount of $150. off Apple Care is quite considerable.

Jerry

tweaknmod
Jun 28, 2012, 09:33 AM
Enuf stores for this strategy to work...just sayin.....

*Enough

mathov
Jun 28, 2012, 09:43 AM
My air coming tomorrow :)

Groovadelic
Jun 28, 2012, 11:26 AM
Mind reporting what SSD/LCD you got from BH once you get it?

Sure, will have it tomorrow and will report back.

topmike
Jun 28, 2012, 11:33 AM
This....most of the people on macrumors order BTO, but most customers get what is in store.


You are right - I purchased a standard MB Air 2012 from the Apple Store and it contained 8GB - The Apple Store has 4 different MB Air models in stock, to include the 2Ghz Intel Core i7, with 8GB 1600 MHz DDR3 and a 512 GB SSD with 6 GB bus.

I did not have to custom order or BTO.

soulston
Jun 28, 2012, 11:35 AM
http://www.jigsaw24.com (in the UK) seem to offer 8GB Ram on MBA models:

http://www.jigsaw24.com/groups/new-macbook-air?utm_source=j24&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=06_12_jma1704_b_hp_macbook_air

wenyong88
Jun 28, 2012, 11:52 AM
You can order customize mba in MacMall, stack with 3% discount from appleinsider. MacMall said they don't have those instock and will ship it later, but mine was shipped two days after I placed my order.

I got an Air with 1.8GHz 8GB ram and 256GB SSD.

mattopotamus
Jun 28, 2012, 12:09 PM
You can order customize mba in MacMall, stack with 3% discount from appleinsider. MacMall said they don't have those instock and will ship it later, but mine was shipped two days after I placed my order.

I got an Air with 1.8GHz 8GB ram and 256GB SSD.

that is the route a lot of people have been taking to get the retina who have a 3-4 week wait time. Macmall is getting it to them in a week.