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Old Jan 17, 2013, 03:38 PM   #1876
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Nice to have mine delivered this morning at 9:30AM. (ordered 12/23)

3.4 i7
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Worst part was restoring from Time Machine Backup which was going to take 7 hours, but should be done when I get home from work.

BTW, found something out...if you use an external HD plugged into an Airport Extreme for time machine, the only way to restore to a new computer is via the network, you can't unplug it from the router then directly into the computer to restore, the computer won't recognize it. Luckily I had made a backup directly via USB prior.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 03:42 PM   #1877
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Hey - that's weird - my mac was on the same flight and I'm in NY (Queens) too, but mine was delivered this morning. You in NYC?
really? you just ruined my day haha - I live in Westchester County. Curious, did FedEx update their status that it was on the way to you? I've been at work all day but assumed they didn't come by as my status says it's still in Newark.

Hopefully it'll come tomorrow - I looked back on this thread and someone else had their iMac sitting at Newark for a day before it finally got moved to their local FedEx.

Enjoy your new iMac!
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:20 PM   #1878
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December 21st order.

I just called to check status, more out of curiosity then frustration and they are sending me a free Superdrive.

It sounds like any order that may breach the 30 day window gets some TLC by Apple.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:21 PM   #1879
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YES!!! Just got the great news! Mine is being prepared for shipment right now!

Ordered December 31st.

Available: January
Configuration

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PS. I don't mean to brag to people waiting since mid December. I'm just way too excited to care about being obnoxious lol
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:26 PM   #1880
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really? you just ruined my day haha - I live in Westchester County. Curious, did FedEx update their status that it was on the way to you? I've been at work all day but assumed they didn't come by as my status says it's still in Newark.

Hopefully it'll come tomorrow - I looked back on this thread and someone else had their iMac sitting at Newark for a day before it finally got moved to their local FedEx.

Enjoy your new iMac!
Yeah - it updated - it left Newark at like 3:45 and was in Queens by 6:30 or so.

I don't know why yours would have been held up... weird.

Maybe they just screwed up the tracking updates.

Anyway, hope it's fantastic when it does get there!
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:51 PM   #1881
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YES!!! Just got the great news! Mine is being prepared for shipment right now!

Ordered December 31st.

Available: January
Configuration

3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM-2X4GB
3TB Fusion Drive
NVIDIAGeFrc GTX 680MX 2G GDDR5
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Apple Num Kybd(Eng)+User's Gd
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PS. I don't mean to brag to people waiting since mid December. I'm just way too excited to care about being obnoxious lol
Oh, I don't think you're being obnoxious,
I just can't believe that so many machines with the exact same configuration as mine are already shipping even when they were ordered 5 to 8 days AFTER mine.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:52 PM   #1882
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A big thank you

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Here's the checklist I used, if it helps...

Dead pixels?
Backlight bleed?
Stuck pixels?
Scratches on aluminum?
Scratches on glass?
Yellowing on screen?
Uniform color across screen?
Level display or crooked?
Image Retention?
Fan noise?
CPU matches order?
GPU matches order?
RAM matches order?
Camera works?
Speakers work?
Fusion drive matches order?
Brand of hard disk?
That is a great checklist......hopefully Apple is using some of those in their Quality Control parameters.

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Old Jan 17, 2013, 05:08 PM   #1883
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Here's the checklist I used, if it helps...

Dead pixels?
Backlight bleed?
Stuck pixels?
Scratches on aluminum?
Scratches on glass?
Yellowing on screen?
Uniform color across screen?
Level display or crooked?
Image Retention?
Fan noise?
CPU matches order?
GPU matches order?
RAM matches order?
Camera works?
Speakers work?
Fusion drive matches order?
Brand of hard disk?
Or just buy Apple Care and not have to worry about any of that for the next 3 years, LOL

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Mine just got delivered!

Ordered: 12/26
Preparing: 1/13
Shipped: 1/14
Delivered: 1/17
Grrr, SF here too, mine shipped on the 16th, so it says delivers Monday the 21st. I'm hoping it really gets here Friday (tomorrow) but it's not looking good for that. :-(
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 05:47 PM   #1884
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Long time thread stalker. First time poster.
Ordered January 1 2013 @ 12:08am Happy New Year for me
Still processing....

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Just checked with apple through the apple store APP @ 3:42 PST and I'm officially a member of the "Preparing for Shipment" club! Funny no email or text confirmation received though.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 05:57 PM   #1885
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Just checked with apple through the apple store APP @ 3:42 PST and I'm officially a member of the "Preparing for Shipment" club! Funny no email or text confirmation received though.
Me either. But I don't think you get notifications until the Shipped status.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 06:05 PM   #1886
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I'm from Australia, and Apple recently added the $100 Back to Uni Gift Card Promotion ~ which started from Jan 15th onwards.

Just check my order, and found Apple added me to the promotion surprisingly.. considering I placed my order well before the promotion started. Pretty happy about that Thanks

Still in the 'Processing' stage. Having a gut feeling.. it will be soon for Preparing.

Patience. It is near!
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 06:37 PM   #1887
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My order (2.9, 1TB fusion) changed to Preparing for Shipment this morning. Hopefully that breaks the Dec 22 jinx and orders from that date will start moving now.
Dec. 21st seems to have been a bad day as well. I went to preparing about an hour ago. (A few hours after Apple hooked me up w/ a free Superdrive for the wait.)

I guess the question then is; in the grand scheme of things, is 5 - 7 days of additional wait time worth a free $80 add on?

I'd undoubtably say yes. Three months from now I'll care less it came the 4th week of Jan vs the 3rd.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 06:39 PM   #1888
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Dec. 21st seems to have been a bad day as well. I went to preparing about an hour ago. (A few hours after Apple hooked me up w/ a free Superdrive for the wait.)

I guess the question then is; in the grand scheme of things, is 5 - 7 days of additional wait time worth a free $80 add on?

I'd undoubtably say yes. Three months from now I'll care less it came the 4th week of Jan vs the 3rd.
I just called and got a free super drive as well... Now I can only hope a few hours from now my order will change to preparing! Otherwise I guess I can be excited to stare at the free super drive sitting alone on my desk? Lol
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 06:43 PM   #1889
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For how long have these orders typically been in "Preparing for Shipment" status?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 06:49 PM   #1890
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Preparing for Shipment 1/17 night
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 06:58 PM   #1891
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Ordered December 30; preparing for shipment January 17.

Upgraded the processor, 3TB fusion drive, didn't upgrade the graphics card since I don't do anything that's graphics-intensive. 32 GB of Crucial RAM are sitting on a shelf in my office. I'm excited!
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 07:08 PM   #1892
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ordered 28th Dec, shipped on the 16th, flight out of china on the 18th and will arrive in the UK around 5pm, I wonder if they do saturday deliveries with normal shipping?
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 07:08 PM   #1893
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I just called and got a free super drive as well... Now I can only hope a few hours from now my order will change to preparing! Otherwise I guess I can be excited to stare at the free super drive sitting alone on my desk? Lol
Edit.. Just went to preparing for shipment!!! Finally!!
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 07:09 PM   #1894
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For how long have these orders typically been in "Preparing for Shipment" status?
Mine was for a night, prepared for shipment in the afternoon and shipped by the morning

not sure about the others though
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 08:00 PM   #1895
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Got mine today. Already found 2 dead pixels
They're near the bottom of the screen but it makes me so sad.
Thinking about returning it but I'm afraid to get a replacement in worst shape.

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Old Jan 17, 2013, 08:20 PM   #1896
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Greetings from the new iMac

As far as I can tell it's a perfect specimen. Will need more time with it of course to make that determination.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:12 PM   #1897
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Yeah - it updated - it left Newark at like 3:45 and was in Queens by 6:30 or so.

I don't know why yours would have been held up... weird.

Maybe they just screwed up the tracking updates.

Anyway, hope it's fantastic when it does get there!
thanks! finally got updated 9:55 pm - Departed FedEx location
should be getting it tomorrow
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:17 PM   #1898
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Oh, I don't think you're being obnoxious,
I just can't believe that so many machines with the exact same configuration as mine are already shipping even when they were ordered 5 to 8 days AFTER mine.
i'm just as puzzled as you are. i'm a 12/26 order and not having a computer at all it's getting VERY hard to justify waiting for apple's seemingly lottery draw when there are perfectly good computer on the pc side (for less money and better specs) i can start buying that won't treat their customers in this manner. they've got until monday.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:38 AM   #1899
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OMFG APPLE JUST TOOK MY MONEY FROM MY BANK ACCOUNT SO I WENT TO APPLE.COM TO CHECK MY ORDER AND IT NOW SAYS PREPARING FOR SHIPMENT WOOOOOOT !!!! i ordered january 1st

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Old Jan 18, 2013, 01:08 AM   #1900
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Talking Just went overnight to preparing

Uk order 28 December went to preparing overnight. Great news and the space on my desk is awaiting. I7, fusion drive and 675 (am a photographer and wanted fast work in aperture and photoshop).
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