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cb911
Sep 17, 2003, 12:35 AM
i'm just wondering when the PowerBooks will get here?

i phoned a reseller in Brisbane and they said it could be in 2 days... but they'll probably all sell out, and they're taking pre-orders with a 10% deposit now.

then i called a Apple Store (NextByte) in Brisbane as well and they said it could be 2 weeks!!:eek: they're expecting supply issues as well.:rolleyes:

i would have pre-ordered one, but i'm going to Sydney on Sunday for a week... does anyone know if they will reach Sydney before Brisbane?:confused: i am ssssoooooo desprate to get one!!:D

is there anyone here that is in a 'official' position that they can say when the PB's will reach Aus?

weev
Sep 17, 2003, 04:33 AM
I ordered a custom built 15in powerbook on sept 17.

Delivery 'on or before oct 2'

this time frame will change, maybe get longer, than after pent up demand is met, taper off, then you'll bet one in a few days

also re-sellers are doing it cheaper by $A100, but take even longer ('add 10-14 extra for custom built')

eg
http://www.streetwise.net.au/default.php?cPath=25_45

cb911
Sep 17, 2003, 07:28 AM
weev, thanks for posting that link, i've been looking for a good reseller in Sydney.

so you reckon that they should be available to resellers in a few days? that sounds good, i'm just hoping they're available in under a week.

and a side note: if i buy a PowerBook in Sydney from a reseller, not a Apple Centre, when i get back to Brisbane, if it needs repairs down the track, will i just be able to take it to a Apple Centre here in Bris? does anyone know how that works with warranty claims from another city?:confused:

weev
Sep 17, 2003, 07:55 AM
you are welcome cb911

actually have no idea when re-sellers will be moving stock compared to Apple. I had a custom built order so I went direct to Apple cause the re-seller would have to do the same.

Your warranty is honoured by any authorised service centre australia-wide (don't know about OS but I guess it should be too, after all its a portable, and if it dies in California they'll fix it I am pretty sure).

Interesting to note that extended warranties even transend ownership. I bought a second hand cube and when the logic board blew it was fixed for free under warranty (a few months left on it only). The local service centre just bills Apple and they are happy to do the work.

There are heaps of Apple service place around. Even in Wagga Wagga (at a guess). ;)

cb911
Sep 17, 2003, 08:04 AM
okay, so if the PowerBooks arrive in Sydney next week when i'm down there i'll pick one up then!! :D yay!

weev, do you know of any other resellers in Sydney with good prices, or that would do a good deal? if you could post some more links that would be really good. :)

748s
Sep 17, 2003, 08:46 AM
the apple centre taylor square, sydney has 15" and 17" $300 under apple's rrp.
don't know when they will have them in. call and check

http://www.mactradecentre.com/newpowerbooks/powerbook.htm

cb911
Sep 17, 2003, 06:46 PM
$300 off is a good deal, but i'm a education buyer, so i get savings like that anyway.

748s thanks for the link as well. :)

anyone in Sydeny know of more good resellers?

Anna
Sep 18, 2003, 01:09 AM
What about Ne one know any good Adelaide resellers besides the usual (NextByte) etc

cb911
Sep 18, 2003, 08:17 AM
Anna, have you checked the list of Apple resellers listed on Apple.com?

i'm not sure about Adelaide resellers... but www.streetwise.net.au ship Australia wide, and they seem to have good prices.

there might also be some other big companies that offer good prices and Australia wide shipping, not sure though.