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Old Jan 18, 2013, 06:25 AM   #1
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Preparing for shipment - how long?

So my iMac just changed to preparing for shipment (wooo!). How long does this phase typically last for? Am I in for another 2 week wait before shipping or will it be sooner than that? Share your experience!
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 06:27 AM   #2
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Not long, I think. Mine changed to Shipped, after a day, or so.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 06:29 AM   #3
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What imac did you order and when? Im still waiting for mine to finish processing haha.... im sure itll only take less than a day though.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 06:45 AM   #4
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What imac did you order and when? Im still waiting for mine to finish processing haha.... im sure itll only take less than a day though.
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I ordered it at night on the 3rd January, so I think I'm lucky its prepping so soon!
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 07:05 AM   #5
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I'm in same boat, mine has gone to preparing for shipping this morning . I ordered mine on the 4th jan a normal 27 inch base model.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 10:38 AM   #6
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What imac did you order and when? Im still waiting for mine to finish processing haha.... im sure itll only take less than a day though.
I think you might be wishful thinking, I'm on day 6 of processing. Ordered 27" BTO on the 12th.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 10:39 AM   #7
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:05 PM   #8
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I think you might be wishful thinking, I'm on day 6 of processing. Ordered 27" BTO on the 12th.
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i ordered mine on the 12th too lol my estimated is 24th-29th jan
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:27 PM   #9
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i ordered mine on the 12th too lol my estimated is 24th-29th jan
Did you choose express shipping?
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:57 PM   #10
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Did you choose express shipping?
nope, just the standard free shipping. kinda wish i did express now because i want it
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 08:04 AM   #11
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Preparing to Shipped was about 36 hours for me, and that was over a weekend.

Shipped to Delivered was 5 days, including the day FedEx came and left without dropping it off for lack of signature.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 01:49 PM   #12
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So my iMac just changed to preparing for shipment (wooo!). How long does this phase typically last for? Am I in for another 2 week wait before shipping or will it be sooner than that? Share your experience!
Whenever I order an Apple product, when the order status changes from "processing" to "preparing for shipment", a disclaimer states that the order can no longer be cancelled. In my experience, items have shipped within the next several business days once the status changes to "preparing for shipment."
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 02:44 AM   #13
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So my iMac just changed to preparing for shipment (wooo!). How long does this phase typically last for? Am I in for another 2 week wait before shipping or will it be sooner than that? Share your experience!
From the spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...YUFZTQ2c#gid=0 , the wait from Preparing for shipping to shipped is usually 1-2 days (sometimes same day), with the rare occurrence of a day or 2 more.

Anyways, my 1/1/2013 order has gone to Preparing for shipment, so I expect to have my iMac on this desk pretty soon. I can't wait.

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Old Jan 19, 2013, 07:26 AM   #14
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From the spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...YUFZTQ2c#gid=0 , the wait from Preparing for shipping to shipped is usually 1-2 days (sometimes same day), with the rare occurrence of a day or 2 more.

Anyways, my 1/1/2013 order has gone to Preparing for shipment, so I expect to have my iMac on this desk pretty soon. I can't wait.
My order took just over two days to switch from preparing to switched (just changed this morning), but it looks like it has already started shipping out, since the tracking info says it has already left Shanghai - delivery estimated of next Friday (the 25).
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 07:34 AM   #15
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I placed my order jan. 16 , 9:55 pm est. USA

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Old Jan 19, 2013, 10:23 PM   #16
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you may have wanted to spring for the extra 30 bucks. i placed my order on the 26th and i'm still waiting for it to go to prepared. so when you do finally go to shipped you're probably gonna want it so bad...
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:58 AM   #17
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you may have wanted to spring for the extra 30 bucks. i placed my order on the 26th and i'm still waiting for it to go to prepared. so when you do finally go to shipped you're probably gonna want it so bad...
Actually, I spoke with a rep when I called Apple about my iMac, cause I wanted to see if there has been any change with how quick they are going out. And he told me something that surprised me. All 27" iMac Build To Orders are given Express Shipping. He said they are doing this to get them out as soon as possible. So, from what he told me, if you spent $30 on Express Shipping, you wasted your money, because I didn't, and mine has Express Shipping. But who knows. Also, another bit of info he gave me was that he's seeing the 27" iMac orders placed in January ship out about a week early.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 02:24 AM   #18
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i waited so long for mine at one point i thought the status said when hell freezes over
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 11:15 AM   #19
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i waited so long for mine at one point i thought the status said when hell freezes over
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Seems to me like the most dubious part of the Apple order process, with no consistent or predictable duration. Perhaps because the Shipped stage is so precise and shows measurable progress or because I've mostly purchased refurbs.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 09:38 PM   #21
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Ok my order has shipped as many of you know, but I have a question. It was picked up at 5:18 pm and under that in grey lettering, it states Package received after FedEx cutoff.

But at the same time it says towards the top : " In Transit " And underneath that it says : Shipment Exception. What does Shipment Exception mean? Is this going to be a problem? Which may affect the Scheduled arrival time of Friday Feb 8, before 10:30 am?
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From the spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...YUFZTQ2c#gid=0 , the wait from Preparing for shipping to shipped is usually 1-2 days (sometimes same day), with the rare occurrence of a day or 2 more.
Anybody know if a updated spreadsheet was done for the units purchased in January? It only has like 2 orders at the first of January. It's already 19th and a updated spreadsheet may shed more light on if the preparing and shipping times are getting closer or further apart. If you know who created this spreadsheet, then write them and ask if they will update it with this thread. Thanks.

Correction: Now I see that we can update it ourselves and the database will save it for you automatically for all to see. So go ahead and enter your information so that we are uptodate on this spreadsheet. Thanks.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:48 AM   #23
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Thats pretty cool of them to credit you $50. Cause technically you had it when they said you would. Im hoping that maybe because some of the orders have been caught up some, the January orders will ship a little earlier than quoted? Judging by the guy who started this thread's order, that might be the case.


Also it would really help if I got mine sooner because the computer I've been using has ***** the bed. Worked perfectly last night, but I go to turn it on this morning and nothing. Tower still acts as if its booting up with the lights and all but nothing on the monitor and the monitors on, cables are fine. I'm thinking its age finially got the better of it.
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So my iMac just changed to preparing for shipment (wooo!). How long does this phase typically last for? Am I in for another 2 week wait before shipping or will it be sooner than that? Share your experience!
For me, preparing for shipment status lasted probably less than 24 hours.
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I placed an order for a base 21.5 iMac with a fusion drive and a wired keyboard on the 18th about noon and its still being processed. It does say for mine that it takes about 7-10 business days to ship it out with an estimated delivery on feb1-6th.
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