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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Lightbulb UK & EU 27 inch Delivery Thread

All the American talk of expedited shipping and free toys thrown in doesn't seem to apply to us so we can have our own thread without having to filter through a ton of irrelevant info.

I'm one of the unlucky ones with a Jan delivery date (but still hoping for a change to the date in the next couple of weeks).


Dispatched: 3 - 4 Weeks
Delivers: 02 Jan, 2013 - 04 Jan, 2013 by Standard Shipping
Part Number: Z0MR


With the following configuration:
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:40 AM   #2
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I got in early. 2-3 weeks, with a 21 Dec - 2 Jan window. All the teardowns and unboxings I'm seeing for the 21" are making that seem a loooong time away, though...
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 11:41 AM   #3
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Ordered my system (low-end 27-in with 3TB fusion and trackpad instead of mouse) within five minutes of the site going live. I had already set up my address and credit card details so I was ultra quick.

Then I realised my Apple One-to-One was expiring Feb 2013 and I'd read somewhere you could only buy One-to-One when you buy a system. So I ordered another system, as above but with One-to-One, intending to cancel the first order.

Both systems are due to be delivered 21-Dec through 2-Jan, however I've since found that I can extend my current One-to-One so it's the second order which I should cancel. However I'm inclined to wait a bit and find out what the real delivery dates are. I'm hoping earlier than 21 Dec seeing as non-BTO systems were being quoted as two weeks delivery.

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Old Dec 1, 2012, 02:42 PM   #4
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Then I realised my Apple One-to-One was expiring Feb 2013 and I'd read somewhere you could only buy One-to-One when you buy a system. So I ordered another system, as above but with One-to-One, intending to cancel the first order.
Is the One to One worth it for you?
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 03:53 PM   #5
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Delivers: 21st Dec-2nd Jan (UK, BTO)
Dispatch: 2-3 Weeks

I to was refreshing the page until the button popped up, then quickly rushed the checkout.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 03:58 PM   #6
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I was going to order right away, but when I saw the estimated delivery of 27th-1st, I hesitated and decided to order when delivery times go to 8th-15th January, since that is the week I am back from snowboarding...

I really hoped for it to get here before the 23rd, but since that was out, I guess I will have it early next year.
btw, I am located in Germany.


Also: Do you guys know if there are Fusion Drive models of the 21,5" available in the Apple Store?
I am asking because if that was the case, maybe I could just drive to the nearest Apple Store before christmas and just get it there?
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 04:06 PM   #7
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Was the first person through on the phone to a salesperson at Education Store UK when I saw the iMacs go live in the USA. It took a few minutes to confirm that the iMacs were available in the UK (at that point they were still not showing on the UK site) and placed my order.

Then of course the problem arouse at Credit Card authorisation time. Despite having phoned my credit card company the night before to advise them of my likely purchase, their automatic systems blocked my card Luckily I had my Debit Card on me so that went through okay and a few minutes later I got my email confirmation

System Came to £2162 (still to buy AppleCare) with delivery 21st Dec-2nd Jan


3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz

8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB (I have 4x8GB Crucial Memory Ready for it)

3TB Fusion Drive

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Apple Wireless Keyboard (British) & User's Guide (English)

Accessory Kit

Getting it on the 21st would be awesome as I start my two week Xmas Holiday then
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 05:04 PM   #8
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Was the first person through on the phone to a salesperson at Education Store UK when I saw the iMacs go live in the USA. It took a few minutes to confirm that the iMacs were available in the UK (at that point they were still not showing on the UK site) and placed my order.

Then of course the problem arouse at Credit Card authorisation time. Despite having phoned my credit card company the night before to advise them of my likely purchase, their automatic systems blocked my card Luckily I had my Debit Card on me so that went through okay and a few minutes later I got my email confirmation

System Came to £2162 (still to buy AppleCare) with delivery 21st Dec-2nd Jan


3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz

8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB (I have 4x8GB Crucial Memory Ready for it)

3TB Fusion Drive

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2GB GDDR5

Apple Magic Mouse

Apple Wireless Keyboard (British) & User's Guide (English)

Accessory Kit

Getting it on the 21st would be awesome as I start my two week Xmas Holiday then
You do know that when you order on education store you get 3 years of hardware Applecare included for free?

It's not 3 years of phone support but is 3 years hardware.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 06:59 AM   #9
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Then I realised my Apple One-to-One was expiring Feb 2013 and I'd read somewhere you could only buy One-to-One when you buy a system. So I ordered another system, as above but with One-to-One, intending to cancel the first order.
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Is the One to One worth it for you?
It's been invaluable. I'm in the process of moving a higgledy-piggledy network of a Windows Server 2003 system and a NAS drive coupled with various Windows XP and Windows 7 clients over to Apple.

I chose not to go the OS Server route, so at the same time I'm moving from a server-oriented offline synchronised approach to file sharing to what will probably be mainly iCloud sharing. Also trying to persuade SHMBO that an iPad is a good replacement for the Dell PC 90% of the time. And also getting into iPhones.

My migration mule was a 13-in MacBook Air and I've now added a Time Capsule in anticipation of the iMac arriving, and network backup is automatic.

As I'm quite close to the White City store I've been availing myself of lots of training. The 30/60 minute personal sessions aren't as useful as the group workshops where it's useful to see other people's problems and takes on the situation. Also the open sessions are good if you have a MacBook as you can work on your problem and just call a techie over when you hit a issue. Getting the MacBook and a Windows 7 PC talking to each other took a good half hour of on-the-spot support.

So it's excellent value for me, but also a great return for Apple as it means I'm encouraged to take the next step in the migration.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 07:09 AM   #10
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I also ordered asap even though it took a little while longer because I found out I had a 2500€ limit on my credit card and the bill was 2640€.
But luckily I could produce someone working as a teacher so with the education discount I ended up paying 2330€ which was fine with my credit card. I was still the first person to oder one with my salesperson.
Delivery date is 27th - 3rd for the high-end 27" iMac. Country is Germany.
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 07:26 AM   #11
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Ordered few seconds after the Order Button goes live on the German Store Page.

Dispatched: 2 - 3 Weeks
Delivers: 27 Dec, 2012 - 03 Jan, 2013 by Standard Shipping
Part Number: Z0MR


With the following configuration:
3.4GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
1TB Fusion Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2GB GDDR5
Magic Trackpad

One Question. How do i know if i have a Limit on my Credit Card. On wich point of the Order do Apple Check the Authorization of my Credit Card. Because the only think i´ve got is the EMail with that my Order is done!
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 04:12 PM   #12
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Dispatch: 2-3 Weeks

Delivers: 21st Dec-2nd Jan

I am hoping that it will arrive before Xmas, before the 21st would be even better.

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Old Dec 1, 2012, 04:16 PM   #13
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Delivery: 21 Dec, 2012 - 31 Dec, 2012

680mx + i7. In stead of the Fusion drive, I bought myself an external thunderbolt solution.
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 04:25 PM   #14
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I ordered my 27-inch iMac at 8:30 on 30th Nov i.e. a few minutes after ordering went live

3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM-2X4GB
768GB Flash Storage
NVIDIAGeFrc GTX 680MX 2G GDDR5
APPLE MAGIC MOUSE
Apple Num Kybd+User's Guide-B
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Dispatched: 2 - 3 Weeks Delivers 21 Dec, 2012 - 02 Jan, 2013

I phoned Apple earlier today to ask about expedited shipping but I was told it wasn't possible
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 04:30 PM   #15
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[QUOTE=Sjhonny;16407597]Dispatch: 2-3 Weeks

Delivery: 21 Dec, 2012 - 31 Dec, 2012

My 27" with i7, 3GB Fusion, 680MX adds up to
around £2,293 I presume there is a discount to get the same
spec at £2,162.

My delivery is 27 - 28th Dec
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 04:49 PM   #16
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Dispatch: 2-3 Weeks

Delivery: 21 Dec, 2012 - 31 Dec, 2012

My 27" with i7, 3GB Fusion, 680MX adds up to
around £2,293 I presume there is a discount to get the same
spec at £2,162.

My delivery is 27 - 28th Dec
About 6% Education discount as work in a school
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Old Dec 1, 2012, 05:21 PM   #17
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I am pretty confident that i were the first one to order in Denmark. But mine says: Dispatched: 2-3 weeks, Delivery: 27 Dec - 3 Jan... Hopefully it changes.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 07:27 AM   #18
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I am pretty confident that i were the first one to order in Denmark. But mine says: Dispatched: 2-3 weeks, Delivery: 27 Dec - 3 Jan... Hopefully it changes.
If you we're the first I was definitely the second, initially I got the same 2-3 weeks, but as I has to pay with bank transfer (stupid VISA and their 20.000kr limit), once the payment was processed, delivery time had sadly slipped to 3-4 weeks.

I called them about it, and the guy said he'd see what he could do...
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 07:38 AM   #19
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If you we're the first I was definitely the second, initially I got the same 2-3 weeks, but as I has to pay with bank transfer (stupid VISA and their 20.000kr limit), once the payment was processed, delivery time had sadly slipped to 3-4 weeks.

I called them about it, and the guy said he'd see what he could do...
Luckily i used my MasterCard. Anyway, my order was just below 20.000kr. (19.550kr. If it weren't for the EDU store, it would have been 20799...)

Please tell me if he says anything, I would like to know. I am considering to call them, to ask if there is any chance that my order might arrive a bit earlier.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 10:36 AM   #20
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Ordered my 27" BTO the day they were released...it's has a delivery date of 27th/28th Dec since. That sounds to me like they think it will be Xmas but daren't run the risk of letting people down.

Given the 23rd through to the 26th are going to be days for skeleton staffing at most courier companies that would imply they would have to be in the UK before that time to make deliveries on the 27th.
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 11:01 AM   #21
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Ordered my 27" BTO the day they were released...it's has a delivery date of 27th/28th Dec since. That sounds to me like they think it will be Xmas but daren't run the risk of letting people down.

Given the 23rd through to the 26th are going to be days for skeleton staffing at most courier companies that would imply they would have to be in the UK before that time to make deliveries on the 27th.
Same for me.

BTO , ordered about 8.40am(uk) due 27th/28th


I did actually initially get 21st December to 3rd January ordered at 8.05am but cancelled that to amend the order.

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Old Dec 1, 2012, 06:41 PM   #22
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Anyone know the difference between the basic education discount and the higher ed one?

My wife works in schools, but I have relatives at Uni, so could get them to order for me or Getting AppleCare free seems a good incentive nevermind anything else!
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 05:19 AM   #23
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To the op...... What free toys are being thrown in ?
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Old Dec 2, 2012, 05:38 AM   #24
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Just been reading some American posts and it appears that beside there free gifts they received (why we dident get one is beyond me) if they call up regarding there shipping dates, they get them changed to a few days earlier , just wondering if that will apply to us Brits . My shipping date is 21 dec to 2nd jan, so want it before Christmas.
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To the op...... What free toys are being thrown in ?
Peripherals, Trackpad or Mouse (whichever one you didn't order originally).
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