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Old Jul 17, 2006, 08:48 PM   #1
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MacBook from Apple Store: How long does delivery take?

My daughter will be entering college in five weeks, and I'm ready to order her a MacBook from the Apple Store, using the student discount. The family will be away all next week on vacation; I don't want the package to arrive when we're gone. How long should I wait to order to make sure the Mac will arrive after July 30? We live in Maryland (USA).
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Old Jul 17, 2006, 09:10 PM   #2
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usually, custom built macs take about two weeks to ship from the apple facility in shanghai, china. if you ordered a default macbook, they ship in 5-7 business days according to the apple store, it varies between different macs
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Old Jul 18, 2006, 03:28 PM   #3
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They're taking forever to ship. I ordered one last Saturday and it is supposed to arrive August 2nd. Order whenever.
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Old Jul 18, 2006, 03:41 PM   #4
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The low end MacBook $1099 retail is on a huge backorder right now. We have a couple on order and its been over three weeks. If your ordering the low end model buy it now! It will take a while!
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Old Jul 18, 2006, 03:46 PM   #5
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My MacBook has FINALLY shipped today-should be here on the 26/27th July. Can't wait . BTW I ordered on 3rd July
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Old Jul 18, 2006, 05:46 PM   #6
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ouch I ordered my refurb MBP and it shipped the day after I ordered. Mine should be here at the beginning of nextweek.
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Old Jul 18, 2006, 07:05 PM   #7
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The low end MacBook $1099 retail is on a huge backorder right now. We have a couple on order and its been over three weeks. If your ordering the low end model buy it now! It will take a while!
I've been working overtime so I think I'll be able to able to afford the black model, which I hear ships more quickly. But I may get the refurbished version; dunno if that makes a difference. I am eager to just get it over with. I can just leave
a note for UPS/FedEx to come back in August!
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Old Jul 18, 2006, 07:24 PM   #8
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if you have an apple store near by you can have it shipped their and pick itup whenever
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 05:58 AM   #9
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usually it takes 1-2 weeks
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 01:42 PM   #10
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I ordered my Macbook on July 3rd (with a larger hard drive). It shipped on the 15th and I received it on the 17th. I was shocked at how fast it was delivered from China to NJ!!!
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Old Jul 22, 2006, 05:53 PM   #11
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oh! I was surprised when I ordered the macbook online and saw that it's goin to take around 3 weeks...was expecting my macbook to reach me within a week

i've placed an order on the 21st...when can I expect it to be delivered? (with a larger harddisk)
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Old Jul 22, 2006, 06:01 PM   #12
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oh! I was surprised when I ordered the macbook online and saw that it's goin to take around 3 weeks...was expecting my macbook to reach me within a week

i've placed an order on the 21st...when can I expect it to be delivered? (with a larger harddisk)
i ordered mine then too. whats ur delivery date? mines 8th august! i think i will pester apple as much as i can, and hope it makes some difference lol
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Old Jul 22, 2006, 06:01 PM   #13
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I live in Edgewood, Maryland. We ordered a BlacBook BTO with 1GB RAM and a 100GB hdd from the EDU store on May 29th. It was scheduled to ship on June 13th, but actually arrived on June 6th IIRC.
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Old Jul 22, 2006, 06:06 PM   #14
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i live in PA, i ordered a stock MB on the 13th and it finally shipped on the 22nd.

however, my girlfriend went to the closest apple store (1.25 hrs away) and picked up her notebook BUT she had to deal with the hassel from the sales representative.

p.s. no we dont want applecare why are you ringing it up at the cash register after we told you we don't want it
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Old Jul 25, 2006, 08:50 AM   #15
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i ordered mine then too. whats ur delivery date? mines 8th august! i think i will pester apple as much as i can, and hope it makes some difference lol
actually i ordered on the night of 20th and my delivery date is 7th of August...so I think they're fair alright [] where did you order it? on the UK store or the US store? I did it in the UK store...and i'm in london...the shipping date is 27th July...and i just hope they ship it in one day!!! i desperately want to get it by this weekend!!
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Old Dec 7, 2010, 07:37 PM   #16
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I purchased mine with a reseller yesterday...

Apple store online here says ships within 3 business days for CTOs im wondering how much longer my reseller will take as im leaving for a holiday
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You really had to post this on a four year old thread?
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Old Dec 8, 2010, 09:01 AM   #18
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You really had to post this on a four year old thread?
my apologies i must've been using the search instead of starting a new thread
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Old Dec 1, 2011, 03:58 PM   #19
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Apple Shipping

It will take 24 hours to ship and 3-5 days to be deliver at your house.
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It will take 24 hours to ship and 3-5 days to be deliver at your house.
July 17th 2006.

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