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pjtro2
Oct 23, 2003, 07:20 PM
Hey,
Just wondering if any fellow Australians have had their order status changed from 'open'? (particularly up-to-date customers)
Apple store here seem to be a little slow off the mark... :(

woodsey
Oct 23, 2003, 07:30 PM
Yeah, luckily mine changed to shipped about 2am Thursday morning (Aussie Time).

Although I have not received a shipping notice yet. Quite strange...

pjtro2
Oct 23, 2003, 08:06 PM
I ordered my copy through the online up-to-date program.
I stooopidly ordered my imac a week before Panther was announced. Sad thing is if I had waited a week, I probably would:

a) Have received my mac about the same time. (I got it Tuesday - I half expected the discs to be in the box as an early surprise - fool!)
b) Had panther pre-installed
c) Saved myself $35 bucks.

The main reason I went through apple store in the first place is the 3 year extended warranty on EDU purchases.
Hope you get your copy today.. There's not a chance I'll get mine til next week sometime.. I don't think Apple Aus seem to be as excited or determined to get Panther out to us die hard fans (or the rest of the mac community) as they do in the States.

Fall
Oct 23, 2003, 08:16 PM
I'm an up to dater...and currently I haven't been shipped anything to be up to date.

Still open.

ladiddy
Oct 23, 2003, 10:30 PM
It is Oct 24 - 1:24pm to be exact. My order is still OPEN - nothing shipped yet - and no more hope of getting it today (Melbourne). Despite the fatc that the Australian Apple site states 19hrs:34minutes - my order says clearly ON OR BEFORE 24 OCT. So WHAT NOW? What's wrong with Apple Australia - even in Europe they start receiving shipments - a guy in the UK (lucky bastard) was the first one to receive it EVER IN HISTORY (I mean a NORMAL customer - not ADC or some freaky **** like that!)

I want it - and if Apple OZ is too lazy (ah yeah - it's Friday and as such we'd like to hang out somewhere at the beach in Albert Park area rather than picking and packaging stupid black boxes with an even more stupid X on it) ... well, therefore god invented (or someone else, but let's hope it wasn't Intel or so) BROADBAND INTERNET ... bro, yo know wot I mean, yeah?!

Golem
Oct 23, 2003, 11:14 PM
Still open. Up to date copy for my G5 which I finally arrived a week ago ,If any Australian gets their copy and their still has status open please post because I missed a courier this morning and I dont know of anything else It logically could be.

Nermal
Oct 24, 2003, 12:20 AM
Does it say somewhere that it comes out on the 24th in Australia? Over here in NZ it comes out 9am on the 25th - I believe that's still before 8pm 24th in the US :)

Edit: Maybe I should've just looked at apple.com.au, I see it comes out 9am on the 25th over there too.

cb911
Oct 24, 2003, 01:00 AM
i'm still waiting as of As of 03:00 PM JST, 10/24/2003. oh, and i'm an up-to-dater as well.

i could have sworn that Apple.com.au said 8pm, 24th, just like the US. i remember because i got that Panther countdown widget, then i went to the site after i got it and saw that they were both synched.

then this arvo i checked the apple.com.au again and it said like 20hrs to go and the widget said 5hrs!!! spewing!! :mad:

oh well. if it gets here Saturday morning i can live with that. at least then i'll have the rest of the weekend to play. :D

and a side note... the iMacs haven't been updated haven't they? it's just that apple.com.au has them on the front page again...

pjtro2
Oct 24, 2003, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by cb911
i could have sworn that Apple.com.au said 8pm, 24th, just like the US. i remember because i got that Panther countdown widget, then i went to the site after i got it and saw that they were both synched.
Nope.. Been watching that thing like a train-spotting lunatic since they put it up, always said the 25th... Which, as highlighted before, is still 4 hours ahead of Cupertino time... (or an hour ahead of NYC..)

oh well. if it gets here Saturday morning i can live with that. at least then i'll have the rest of the weekend to play. :D
Apple Aus don't deliver Saturdays.. and from their half-assed attitude every time I spoke to someone at the Apple store recently, I doubt they're going to foot the bill for special Sat Panther deliveries.. (I pray I'm wrong)
and a side note... the iMacs haven't been updated haven't they? it's just that apple.com.au has them on the front page again...
I just took delivery of a lovely 1.25ghz 17" one on Tuesday, so I will be more than a little upset if they have since the update on the 8th September...:D

hamishb
Oct 24, 2003, 01:55 AM
I did the righ thing and ordered the family pack (iBook, G4/733 and G4/500) - but its not ready until next Wednesday.

Half a mind to cancel it and just buy a single copy!

soakwashrinse
Oct 24, 2003, 02:43 AM
My UtD order from 11/10 is still listed as 'open', although there's been a pending charge on my credit card from Apple for exactly A$35 since Thursday. It looks like they'll ship early next week...

pjtro2
Oct 24, 2003, 03:02 AM
Well that's it folks... Apple store staff have called it a day for today... so if your order is still set to 'open', it is going to be a very long weekend.... :mad:

Golem
Oct 24, 2003, 03:05 AM
Originally posted by cb911
i'm still waiting as of As of 03:00 PM JST, 10/24/2003. oh, and i'm an up-to-dater as well.


then this arvo i checked the apple.com.au again and it said like 20hrs to go and the widget said 5hrs!!! spewing!! :mad:



The very first day they said the 24th then they got the clock going and it was 9am 24th.

No saturday delivery:( Besides my order is till open as of 6pm so I cant see them making Saturday delivery regardless.

So their estimated shipping date of 24th probably means 25th or 27th.....

rayzor
Oct 24, 2003, 04:30 AM
Apple store woman told me Monday or Tuesday at the earlyest, they shipped out today. Australia post don't do Saturday's.

cb911
Oct 24, 2003, 05:11 AM
aaarrrrggghhh!!!:mad:

you're joking about no Saturday delivery right!!:mad: so we've got to wait until next week!! that sucks!

why couldn't they just have them all delivered today (Friday)? other people have had them delivered early... and having it delivered early sure is better than waiting until the next week!:mad:

i'm convinced now that Apple Australia really sucks...

edit>> i just wanted to add that everyone should disregard my sig for this post. definitely no w00t... at this moment i am not stoked!!:mad:

soakwashrinse
Oct 24, 2003, 05:19 AM
Just got a shipping notice from Apple Australia (time stamped 8:09 PM)! Doubt it'll be here tomorrow... Monday or Tuesday next week seems likely.

//

Dear Apple Customer,

The following products shipped on 24.10.2003. Transit time will
depend upon whether you have chosen standard or premium freight
options. If your order is shipping standard freight, it should arrive
within 2 - 5 business days of shipment.

Product # Product Description Qty Ext Price
__________
M9231Z/A MAC OS X PANTHER 10.3 FULFIL/UTD-INT 1 31.82
__________

soakwashrinse
Oct 24, 2003, 05:26 AM
Oh by the way rayzor, my previous purchases from Apple have shipped with BAX Global -- I don't think Apple uses Australia Post for order fulfilment. Many courier companies offer Saturday delivery as an option (for extra charge I think), but I doubt Apple will use it in this case.

woodsey
Oct 24, 2003, 05:38 AM
This is SHT.

Bad management on apples behalf.

Apple could have had Panther shipped to australian customers if they actually cared about us.

But they shouldnt have to. afterall, were only australians.

Golem
Oct 24, 2003, 05:39 AM
I was emailed 8:10, likely too late for me to get it before I fly out again.Grrr if they are just going to mail it why wont they ship to a PO box.Oh well at least I have the mental satisfaction about the likely outcome of bitching to apple in a few weeks because my 10.3 wasnt successfuly delivered

ladiddy
Oct 24, 2003, 05:42 AM
hmmm - I got a shipping notice as well. As far as I remember with Jag I received that one on a Saturday (Apple used to engage some parcel delivery instead of Australian Post) - so there might be a glimpse of hope. But the quote of the Apple representative (a bit UP in this thread) is a little worrying and indicating they might have changed to Post.

In fact - if it doesn't arrive I gotta scratch my head and wonder why they didn't make it available as a download at least for everybody in for the up-to-date program (maybe authenticated with SN of the machine) - Linux gets distributed that way and with some reasonable broadband no problems here!

Something for the future, Apple?

cb911
Oct 24, 2003, 05:48 AM
hey yeah, i've never thought of apple having download as an option for OS X. that would be good! :D

as for the Panther shipping situation... will the Apple re-sellers have it it stock at least? i mean 9am on the 25th? makes me wish i could just cancel my order and get it from a reseller. oh well i guess i am saving money with the UtD program...:rolleyes:

soakwashrinse
Oct 24, 2003, 05:55 AM
ladiddy,

If you say they shipped Jag on a Saturday, there's still hope we'll get it tomorrow. My PowerBook/iPod purchase 3 weeks ago shipped (Sydney to Sydney) with BAX Global, not Australia Post, and so did an iPod about a year and a half ago.

Sabenth
Oct 24, 2003, 06:28 AM
As Usual we are left hanging no thanks to the location that we live in this is supose to be a big thing for Apple as a whole but yet again anything south of the equaiter pardon the spelling. seems to get less attention probaly exsplains for the poor news services here in Australia .. No offence guys iam a Pom and i find your treatment horific i know theres very little that can be said or done now but hell fire you would think that they would use ups or tnt or any other courier to get orders shipped out for tomrow ..

Saying that anyone going to a store to get it .. ill be at mont albert getting mine...


So see ya there if your there

Golem
Oct 24, 2003, 08:04 AM
Originally posted by Sabenth

Saying that anyone going to a store to get it .. ill be at mont albert getting mine...


So see ya there if your there

Well from the looks of it most poster's in this thread are $35 for up to date rather than $230 for full copy's ie we have allready spent a few grand in last few months and the only place to buy up to date is apple store. Despite that i am almost tempted by the fact that maybe I could sell my old g4 with 10.3 instead of 10.2 and get a couple hundred back towards the cost of retail 10.3 .


Isnt kola a bear you drink?

pjtro2
Oct 24, 2003, 09:39 AM
Originally posted by cb911
will the Apple re-sellers have it it stock at least?
Yeah, they do. A friend who is a reseller received their shipment on Thursday. (with embargo until saturday of course)

pjtro2
Oct 24, 2003, 09:43 AM
Well I still haven't received my notice.. BUT.. if you care to check apple.com, the timer has gone (bless international time zones) and we can see the new page (well anyone can who cares to change their system date/time...)

woodsey
Oct 24, 2003, 11:08 AM
If anyone does end up getting it delivered today (saturday) it would be really great if you could post it on here. Im not going to be home, but if i know there is a possibility it will arive I will head home.

Woodsey...

pjtro2
Oct 25, 2003, 04:55 AM
Ok, so someone at AU Apple has been working overtime this weekend, I received a notice that my order shipped today (Saturday) Maybe they have a back-log? Kind of odd..
Anyone get a delivery today?

-- As a side note, I was walking to work thismorning, and I went past the new Apple Store on Chapel Street hoping to stick my head in and see at least 1 or 2 people in there getting panther (and at a very long shot pick up some dog tags)... They weren't even OPEN! (this is at 10am) .. So my opinion of Apple Aus has just bottomed out.. Major new release, website with the countdown clock, and not a salesperson in sight an hour after it was supposed to go on sale.... Shame shame shame... (where's Derryn Hinch when you need him... :D

Dear Apple Customer,

The following products shipped on 25.10.2003. Transit time will
depend upon whether you have chosen standard or premium freight
options. If your order is shipping standard freight, it should arrive
within 2 - 5 business days of shipment.

Product # Product Description Qty Ext Price
__________ ________________________________________ ____ ________________

_________________________________________________________________________
M9231Z/A MAC OS X PANTHER 10.3 FULFIL/UTD-INT 1 31.82
_________________________________________________________________________

woodsey
Oct 25, 2003, 05:15 AM
NOBODY at apple australia has been working overtime. that would be a mirracle.

The letter you recieved was automated, but dont think just cos you got one panther is coming soon. Mine came on wednesday and still no sign of panther three days later.

Sabenth
Oct 25, 2003, 05:23 AM
pjtro2 hope ya dont mind used your post in the uk version of this thread it ties in great to a degree with the whole apple attitued outside of the USA no one exsists but the USA ..