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FlamDrag
Jan 17, 2003, 08:30 AM
Well, it appears that Apple has changed their Order status page a bit. No more happy images telling me that my PB is "Being Assembled" however, it's much more informative.

I ordered mine as soon as the Apple Store came back online and it tells me that the Est Ship date is Feb 20. A MONTH left. :(

However, I cannot complain. At least I'll have it. :)

So this may be old news, but it's the first "firm date" I've seen.

rundevilrun
Jan 17, 2003, 09:00 AM
Ouch! Mine says on or before March 28. I just ordered it 2 days ago but I definitely hope that I get bumped up to an earlier date.

FlamDrag
Jan 17, 2003, 09:29 AM
I wonder how many PB's were ordered b/w mine and yours to add over a month between ship dates!

cliffm
Jan 17, 2003, 06:59 PM
Grrrr

2 Months!

I originally ordered my 15" Powerbook Dec 9th. It kept getting pushed back and back. Then I upgraded my order to the 17" when it was announced. That could end up being a 3 month wait for me since the dat I first ordered! :eek:

This is getting out of hand!

Wren
Jan 18, 2003, 12:51 AM
I just checked mine thinking GOOD.. it's coming sooner.. but my delivery date is not till Mid-March. Grrrrrrrr.!!:eek:

nanosound
Jan 18, 2003, 09:27 PM
Mid march????!! Man, Apple really has to get its supply side worked out. Isn't this the same problem they with the iMacs...Time magazine...huge delay...lost some steam.

Chuck
Jan 18, 2003, 10:58 PM
Wow, this is weird. When I ordered mine, my local reseller told me mid Feb and this is Sydney! How could it be so long for you guys in the US???

FlamDrag
Jan 18, 2003, 11:31 PM
I checked mine again today (I guess I'm a bit "OCD" about it) looking for good news and it actually says "on or before Feb 20." So here's hoping to BEFORE.

Wren
Jan 18, 2003, 11:54 PM
I know it's sort of weired cuz I ordered my 17'ALPB 5 days after SFMW. I know you ordered yours on the day of the SFMW. Now I checked the status of my order and it said on or before March 27th! That is a difference of almost 6 weeks within a five day difference of ordering it. I did not want to order it unless I saw the PB. I had to drive to Pasadena to actually see it.. then I ordered it right then and there. As far as Sydney is concerned.. that is strange. Hehe When did you order yours?:o

jaguarx
Jan 19, 2003, 12:22 AM
it's bloody chaos, ordering wise. The difference because of 5 days is because in those 5 days nearly every shop and thousands of rabid mac fans the world voer ordered.
What is ****ting me is that i can't order one in singapore - the apple store singapore has STILL not released the prices.

Wren
Jan 19, 2003, 01:02 AM
Originally posted by jaguarx
it's bloody chaos, ordering wise. The difference because of 5 days is because in those 5 days nearly every shop and thousands of rabid mac fans the world voer ordered.
What is ****ting me is that i can't order one in singapore - the apple store singapore has STILL not released the prices.

That's good logic... I guess the new AlPower Books was a big hit. Now your situation in Singapore is really weired. I am questioning the motives why they h ave not released a price. At least it's tax-free shopping, isn't it. Hahaha!

jaguarx
Jan 19, 2003, 01:17 AM
I don't get it either.
There is a form on the website to sign up so that when they release the price, they'll email you, WTF?!

I sure as hell hope they have them in by then, if the price diff is as big as it was with the 1GhzTiBook then the cost of the airfare is less than i'll save on the PB alone!!!!!

MacFan25
Jan 19, 2003, 02:59 PM
That is odd how long that it is taking to get your AlBooks. jaguarx is right, in the days after MWSF, a lot of Mac fans must have ordered them. Do any Apple re-sellers have the AlBooks as floor models yet?

jaguarx
Jan 19, 2003, 03:19 PM
My guess is appl has prioritised store shipments over individual orders, thus there is a huge backlog of orders and still-starting-up production capacity. All the stores ehre are taking orders out of thier first shipments, some ahve sold thier entire first and second shipments already! It seems foolish to me for apple to release such a wonderful new product without at least having a month's supply on hand first, risky as that is with rumors. Nothing more frustrating than having to wait months. I've heard stories about thier supply chain mismanagement, i would not be shocked if they were true.

law guy
Jan 19, 2003, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by MacFan25
That is odd how long that it is taking to get your AlBooks. jaguarx is right, in the days after MWSF, a lot of Mac fans must have ordered them. Do any Apple re-sellers have the AlBooks as floor models yet?

They told me at the Apple Store in Tyson's Corner (Northern VA for those sane enough to live aways away from the Beltway) that they expected Demo models of the 17" on February 20th.

MacFan25
Jan 19, 2003, 07:34 PM
Originally posted by law guy


They told me at the Apple Store in Tyson's Corner (Northern VA for those sane enough to live aways away from the Beltway) that they expected Demo models of the 17" on February 20th.

Oh, ok, thanks. I would like to see a 17" in a store to see what it looks like.

rundevilrun
Jan 19, 2003, 07:38 PM
Well I suppose the good thing about my late ship date is I'll be able to check one out in a store and if I don't like it I can cancel, and if I do like it (pretty much a given :) ) I'll have a good place in the queue already.

law guy
Jan 19, 2003, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by MacFan25


Oh, ok, thanks. I would like to see a 17" in a store to see what it looks like.

Me too. Over a month for demos! I was really amazed that they didn't have demos right away (fictional aside: "As soon as the keynotes over, put them out!"). With the models at MW, it seems that there are at least some units around. Really Apple - you couldn't send at least one demo each to the official Apple stores??? They do have all sorts of oversized print ads around the store. Yeah... just not the same though.

nanosound
Jan 21, 2003, 12:05 AM
Don't worry, they are nice machines. I saw them at MW. After that, TiBooks looked small. Really.

Over Achiever
Jan 21, 2003, 09:20 AM
This should give you some perspective:

http://homepage.mac.com/evan_emswiler/steve.jpg

GeneR
Jan 22, 2003, 11:46 AM
I am looking forward to the day when I TOO may join that happy club of 17" powerbook owners. But in the meantime, that picture of SJ holding the 17" was pretty amazing. I guess it could double as a desk, a tent (when you go camping), etc. J/k. Looks great. (And less filling!) :D

Jeffx342
Jan 22, 2003, 04:25 PM
damn i orderd mine jan 7th they say on or before March 21!

GigaWire
Jan 22, 2003, 10:29 PM
Order Time

01/08/2003
09:18 AM PST


PBG4 17.0/1GHZ/512/60G/SD/AP/BT-USA

Open Est. Ship 03/21/2003

nanosound
Jan 24, 2003, 12:50 AM
This wait is like having a 2-3 month term pregnancy--really so long to wait. Now that I have time to prepare...paint the room with blue Apples...get some cigars "It's a Mac"...maybe I can have a computer shower ahead of time so my friends can bring software and laptop peripherals to welcome the new Mac. The next longest wait is getting a house built. After that, having a real baby. Sheesh.

Chuck
Jan 24, 2003, 06:43 AM
Not as crazy as it sounds. My first baby is due in 5 weeks and my PB17 is due around the same time. If waiting for the one wasn't hard enough, I've got to wait for both!

I guess now that we've 95% settled on names for the baby, I could start working on a name for the new machine.

Chuck,
Made by design (http://www.madebydesign.net)

GeneR
Jan 24, 2003, 10:46 AM
Originally posted by Chuck
Not as crazy as it sounds. My first baby is due in 5 weeks and my PB17 is due around the same time. If waiting for the one wasn't hard enough, I've got to wait for both!

I guess now that we've 95% settled on names for the baby, I could start working on a name for the new machine.

Chuck,
Made by design (http://www.madebydesign.net)

Best of luck, Chuck! May he/she be strong and healthy! Oh, and your baby too! j/k!
Congrats and best of luck in all matters!

:D

nanosound
Jan 26, 2003, 12:45 AM
Nice photo Chuck. You'll have to post one with the baby too...oh and of the course the PB!

Nice clean design by the way (your site).

Now it looks like those who order now will have to wait until April. Is this unbelievable or what? Chuck, maybe the baby will come first.

rebscb
Jan 30, 2003, 10:04 PM
Amazon says the availbility date for them is February 28th.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000087BHX/qid=1043985370/br=1-8/ref=br_lf_pc_8//103-6182120-6011855?v=glance&s=pc&n=712556