4-6 weeks for all G5's?!??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by 2A Batterie, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. 2A Batterie macrumors 6502a

    2A Batterie

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    I'm just chomping at the bit waiting to buy my first new mac and while I was pricing (getting ready to plunge right after WWDC), I noticed that all new G5's were shipping in 4-6 weeks! What gives? Would I normally need to wait that long? I need that G5 asap for audio production that is just killing my eMac.
     
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Try another apple retailer (other than Apple Store). At Mac Connection, you can get a Dual 1.8 shipped overnight and have it in your hands tomorrow:

    MacConnection.com.
     
  3. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    But what he really wants is a BTO G5 Dual 2.5. Or whatever speed bumped Dual G5 that comes out next Tuesday.
     
  4. 2A Batterie thread starter macrumors 6502a

    2A Batterie

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    I DO want the 2.5, but I can't wait 4-6 weeks... I have to record audio tracks for 3 shows before then. Can I get the new 2.0 or 1.8 now? If I'm correct, revb. has the 970fx in it. But now that I think of it, I'm using my educator's discount so are there really any other options besides buying from the Apple Store? Thanks for the help!
     
  5. Semperfiero macrumors newbie

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    Depends on what you built

    If you are doing BTO watch the options you select. Yes the 2.5 will take the 4-6 weeks but if you are getting a D1.8 or D2.0 it is certain options that are slowing it down. Specifically I found that if you add the PCI-X gigabit ethernet and the hightest Graphic Card (Radeon 9800 256) then the shipping is 4-6 weeks. Remove those if you really don't need them and it will cut it down to 3-5 days. I thought the same thing until I played with the options and it cut the shipping time dramatically.
     
  6. solvs macrumors 603

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    What do you want to BTO? Because you can buy a refurb or older model for less than the edu discount, and have it in your hands sooner. Then just add your own RAM, etc.
     

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