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Old Nov 19, 2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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Mini ordered thru Apple arrive by Christmas?

I could gamble and hope that I find my nephew a 16gb Mini at a local retail store. I work a lot and have a baby at home though. Just don't have time to call around and go store to store each day.

Are Apple's online orders arriving on time--the actual 2 weeks it states online? Seemed like many peoples' iphone 5 orders were being delayed more than what the site showed.

Thanks in advance.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:02 PM   #2
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Apple is very accurate for the most part and as for the iPad mini it has been shipping consistently a bit earlier than what is shown since launch... ie. people ordering with "2 weeks to ship + 5 day delivery" are often getting it DELIVERED in 2 weeks. i don't think you would have ANY issue ordering for christmas now.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:03 PM   #3
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Apple is very accurate for the most part and as for the iPad mini it has been shipping consistently a bit earlier than what is shown since launch... ie. people ordering with "2 weeks to ship + 5 day delivery" are often getting it DELIVERED in 2 weeks. i don't think you would have ANY issue ordering for christmas now.
Thank you very much! Think I'd rather go on the safe side and just order it online.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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I sure hope it's accurate because I just ordered two for my kids a couple of days ago for Christmas. It's scheduled to deliver on the 11th which gives me a couple of weeks in case there are any of delays.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:02 PM   #5
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Wow Apple is shipping these out fast! I placed my order at 8:00 am yesterday, and already got notice of shipment today at 8:00! So much for the "2 week delay" on these!
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:28 PM   #6
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Wow Apple is shipping these out fast! I placed my order at 8:00 am yesterday, and already got notice of shipment today at 8:00! So much for the "2 week delay" on these!
It all depends which model you ordered.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 03:58 PM   #7
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It all depends which model you ordered.
I thought about editing my post a couple minutes after I posted it. Decided not to, but since you added that, ordered 1-white 16GB and 1-black 16GB (both wifi only).
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:33 PM   #8
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It all depends which model you ordered.
I thought about editing my post a couple minutes after I posted it. Decided not to, but since you added that, ordered 1-white 16GB and 1-black 16GB (both wifi only).
Well aint that some ****. I ordered mine days ago and it still says shipping on mid Dec.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 04:35 PM   #9
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Well aint that some ****. I ordered mine days ago and it still says shipping on mid Dec.
Which model? I was surprised myself.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:22 PM   #10
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I ordered a 32 meg, wifi on Nov 15 and delivery is Dec 6.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 05:31 PM   #11
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I ordered a 32 meg, wifi on Nov 15 and delivery is Dec 6.
32 must be more popular--It's a gift so went with the cheaper route
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 08:13 PM   #12
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Wow, I ordered 2-16GB white on the 16th and still haven't gotten any notice of it shipping. I was hoping I'd get it sooner than the 2 or 3 weeks.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:36 PM   #16
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I can't believe some people are ordering through Apple with 1-2 week wait times. That's just ridiculous, and I told Apple that before I hung up the phone.

There are other options out there: MacMall (overnight delivery for $30 or less), next day pickup at Apple Stores if you order online after 10PM, and other retail stores like Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, Wal-Mart, etc. You've just gotta call the stores early in the morning and you're guaranteed to find one.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:48 PM   #17
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Best buy. Mine has a butt load in stock.
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I can't believe some people are ordering through Apple with 1-2 week wait times. That's just ridiculous, and I told Apple that before I hung up the phone

There are other options out there: MacMall (overnight delivery for $30 or less), next day pickup at Apple Stores if you order online after 10PM, and other retail stores like Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, Wal-Mart, etc. You've just gotta call the stores early in the morning and you're guaranteed to find one.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:38 PM   #19
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Both of mine are gifts for others. Holiday time gets a little stressful. As long as they get here before Christmas I'm fine. Rather do that than call 5 stores a day or night n repeatedly get "no, we still don't have any."
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 04:39 AM   #20
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I can't believe some people are ordering through Apple with 1-2 week wait times. That's just ridiculous, and I told Apple that before I hung up the phone.

There are other options out there: MacMall (overnight delivery for $30 or less), next day pickup at Apple Stores if you order online after 10PM, and other retail stores like Best Buy, RadioShack, Target, Wal-Mart, etc. You've just gotta call the stores early in the morning and you're guaranteed to find one.
Brilliant post. If people don't do what you did, then they are ridiculous.
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Ordered a 16GB LTE on 20th November and it says delivery on 11th December. Dispatched 4th December. In the UK.
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