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matthewHUB
Feb 2, 2008, 12:02 PM
Any ideas when people like Amazon will be sending their units out? I presume they bulk ordered, and units will start arriving next week, possibly even on Monday. This means we could get units on Wednesday? I'm just stabbing thin air over here....

M



ahaxton
Feb 2, 2008, 12:02 PM
I'd actually guess more like end of next week for Amazon shipping first orders out.

matthewHUB
Feb 2, 2008, 12:13 PM
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can't come soon enough! I save $16 ordering from there than with edu discount from online store.

Gregintosh
Feb 2, 2008, 12:20 PM
I was about to order from Amazon until I saw that it said this at check out:

"Estimated ship date for this item: April 2, 2008"

The Air is no PS3 or Wii where they will be out of stock for a year, so pre-ordering on those conditions is worthless. I am betting there will be many in stock all over the place at retail before that ship date.

If that does, however, turn out to be the case, then I guess everyone should wait for next year's revision. Heh, it would be funny if the Air went its entire shelf-life "out of stock" or pre-order only.

matthewHUB
Feb 2, 2008, 12:28 PM
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I was about to order from Amazon until I saw that it said this at check out:

"Estimated ship date for this item: April 2, 2008"

yeh right now I can't decide what will get me a product first. It seems even the stores aren't hopeful for Tuesday.

PieMac
Feb 2, 2008, 04:02 PM
I was about to order from Amazon until I saw that it said this at check out:

"Estimated ship date for this item: April 2, 2008"

The Air is no PS3 or Wii where they will be out of stock for a year, so pre-ordering on those conditions is worthless. I am betting there will be many in stock all over the place at retail before that ship date.

If that does, however, turn out to be the case, then I guess everyone should wait for next year's revision. Heh, it would be funny if the Air went its entire shelf-life "out of stock" or pre-order only.

That's just a blanket date that Amazon uses until they get them in stock which is usually within a week of Apple. I've ordered many newly announced Mac's from Amazon, and this is always the case. I'd be really surprised if they didn't get them in and start shipping them out this coming week.

deeznutz
Feb 3, 2008, 10:18 PM
Any ideas when people like Amazon will be sending their units out? I presume they bulk ordered, and units will start arriving next week, possibly even on Monday. This means we could get units on Wednesday? I'm just stabbing thin air over here....

M

No updates here, ordered 1.8/80 via goldbox deal, a little worried since it is now listed as "out of stock". Current ship date is 03.28!! Hopefully will come sooner but I am not holding my breath.

christof
Feb 5, 2008, 01:01 PM
I gave up--canceled my two orders on Amazon. Last night, I bought a 1.6/80 at Stonestown in San Francisco. The Mac Specialist indicated that I got the last 1.6/80 and that only 1.8/64 SSD was left.

PieMac
Feb 5, 2008, 01:34 PM
I gave up--canceled my two orders on Amazon. Last night, I bought a 1.6/80 at Stonestown in San Francisco. The Mac Specialist indicated that I got the last 1.6/80 and that only 1.8/64 SSD was left.

They got some in at the Jacksonville Apple store yesterday and I couldn't resist it any longer-drove down and picked one of the 1.6 ghz base models up and I can honestly say, I'm glad I did-it was worth sacrificing the discount for it! I still have my order in at Amazon, but only because now my other half is seriously considering Ebaying her Macbook and getting a MBA! ;):D

jpe81
Feb 5, 2008, 01:37 PM
i just called up amazon and they told me that they hadn't received shipment in yet, but they advised me not to cancel it until the 7th...he didn't guarantee me that it would ship by the 7th or that they would even get them in by the 7th...so we'll see...

anthonybsd
Feb 6, 2008, 09:27 AM
My order is still showing: "Delivery estimate: February 7, 2008".

Given how the that's tomorrow and the order is on 2 day shipping I think it's safe to call their estimates complete fluff.

jpe81
Feb 6, 2008, 11:21 AM
I just received an e-mail from amazon updating my status...

Unfortunately, the release date for the item(s)
listed below has
changed, and we need to provide you with a new delivery estimate based on the
new release date:

"Apple MacBook Air MB003LL/A 13.3" Laptop (1.6 GHz Intel Core 2
Duo Processor, 2 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive)" [Personal Computers]
Estimated arrival date: 04/09/2008


...I'm glad I pre-ordered!

anthonybsd
Feb 6, 2008, 12:41 PM
I also got an email from Amazon just now, and it's been bumped by 5 days:
"Estimated arrival date: 02/12/2008 - 02/13/2008"

Unfortunately that's my best bet as they are all sold out in NYC stores.

Update: Just got another email from amazon telling me it will ship today. Go figure.

jpe81
Feb 6, 2008, 02:05 PM
I just got back from the 5th Ave store and they had MBA's in stock. I bought one, came back to my desk to cancel the amazon order and it says they are ready to ship and that I can't cancel...

I wish amazon would make up their mind...

anthonybsd
Feb 6, 2008, 02:35 PM
I just got back from the 5th Ave store and they had MBA's in stock. I bought one, came back to my desk to cancel the amazon order and it says they are ready to ship and that I can't cancel...

I wish amazon would make up their mind...
Wha? I just called them and they said they were out. grgrgrgrgr, I'm all torn now.

Update: Just checked my AMEX and it seems Amazon charged it just now. Oh well;

jpe81
Feb 6, 2008, 02:37 PM
well mine was a pre-order from 1/15...but it supposedly in reno, nv getting ready to ship...i'll believe it when i see it...

jdiddy
Feb 6, 2008, 08:53 PM
Finally got a UPS tracking number. Its scheduled to arrive Friday the 8th. I can't wait.

anthonybsd
Feb 6, 2008, 10:57 PM
Finally got a UPS tracking number. Its scheduled to arrive Friday the 8th. I can't wait.

Yep same here. Friday the 8th.

robby818
Feb 6, 2008, 11:15 PM
Amazon must have gotten a big shipment very recently. I ordered a 1.6/HDD on 2-6-08 and my MBA is now being prepped for shipping. The expected shipping date says APRIL 7 but I think that is a mistake..should be Feb 7.

UPDATE 1: Ughh, I'm not sure what is going on now...my MBA is still in the shipping soon stage (cannot cancel) BUT est. delivery is still April 9th??? I sent an email to customer service for an explanation.

And of course the Apple store a block away from my work had a 1.6 HDD MBA when I dropped by during lunch.

UPDATE 2: Shipped on 2-7-08, delivery on Monday (should have sprung for overnight)

Eldentistfuturo
Feb 6, 2008, 11:38 PM
What kind did you guys order? I ordered a 1.8/SSD on 1-23-08, and no movement yet.

anthonybsd
Feb 7, 2008, 09:41 AM
I got the base model. Getting it tomorrow. I'm not sure why I'm so excited - this Air is for my wife, and I'm getting her current Macbook in return. Still :)

spishack
Feb 7, 2008, 12:18 PM
i ordered a 1.8/80HD (NOT SSD) and i've still got a ship date of march 27. ugh!

jdiddy
Feb 7, 2008, 03:34 PM
For all those who got tracking numbers from Amazon has yours updated status yet? Mine still says billing information received but the expected delivery date remains 2-8-2008. I'm in California and I know these ship from Nevada so I'm still hopefully for tommorow. The better have already started moving but haven't updated the tracking. Blah I hate being excited.

anthonybsd
Feb 7, 2008, 05:00 PM
Type: Package
Status: In Transit - On Time
Scheduled Delivery: 02/08/2008
Shipped To: NEW YORK, NY, US
Shipped/Billed On: 02/06/2008
Service: 2ND DAY AIR
Weight: 16.00 Lbs

LOUISVILLE,
KY, US 02/07/2008 4:43 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
US 02/06/2008 10:16 P.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED

Khurram
Feb 7, 2008, 07:35 PM
Ordered mine on Jan 19th with an estimated delivery of march 28th..I wish it would ship already!
My wife got hers from the pre-order apple store and i've been wanting mine ever since...
stiill "not yet shipped" status

jdiddy
Feb 7, 2008, 10:17 PM
Wohoo!!!! Can't wait. I'm so excited.


Your package is on time with a scheduled delivery date of 02/08/2008.

Tracking Number: 1Z
Type: Package
Status: In Transit - On Time
Scheduled Delivery: 02/08/2008
Shipped To: WALNUT, CA, US
Shipped/Billed On: 02/06/2008
Service: GROUND
Weight: 9.00 Lbs

Package Progress
Location Date Local Time Description
VERNON,
CA, US 02/07/2008 7:20 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN
US 02/06/2008 8:37 P.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED

matthewHUB
Feb 7, 2008, 11:28 PM
great news everyone. i gave in a bought a 1.8 ssd at the store... it's soooo amazing. you're in for a treat.