Amazon 12inch Supplies

Discussion in 'Mac Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    Amazon is now listing the PowerBook 12.1" as being "not stocked or has been discontinued" -- further reflecting low PowerBook supplies.
  2. joephish macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2003
  3. praetorian_x macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2003
    d00d this must be it.

    This is getting insane...

  4. chazmox macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2003

    I've seen Amazon report this several times in the last few months. Is there something special about it this time?

    They'll list this for a few days and then go back in stock - I have no reason why...
  5. tizza macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2003
    Brisbane, Australia
    Re: Amazon 12inch Supplies

    Maybe _Amazon_ is going out of stock or has been discontinued ??;)
  6. brucku macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2003
    Could tomorrow be the day????

    NO WAY!

    I hope it is, if they are available immediately, ill go buy mine in person at the store tomorrow !!! :)

    That is if they offfer them out of the box with 1gb of ram. Can an apple store do that upgrade in person? Or should I order mine from the online store and wait?
  7. Chealion macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2003
    Calgary, Alberta
    Woot, woot!!! Drooling over Rev. 2 12" PBook.
  8. elliscarson macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2003
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Explain's delay?

    I've been waiting exactly three weeks for my 12" PB to ship. Maybe now I'll get a Rev 2/B instead of the first version ... it would definitely make all my waiting worthwhile. But I am getting impatient. Brutal wait, and I start school soon.
  9. elliscarson macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2003
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Further delay ...

    Now they are telling me it won't ship 'til 9/9/03. A full month! Brutal.
  10. earthsaver macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2003
    12" Powerbook available from other URL

    One of the items listed as "People who shopped for this item also shopped for these" is the same model PowerBook 12" with the same item number but this slightly different URL.
  11. sfr79 macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2003
    Look at the inventory at smalldog, i'd say thats pretty telling... they only seem to have refurb'd powerbooks in... in all sizes

    i'm hoping tuesday is the day i buy my new powerbook 12"

  12. Zuckuss macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2003
    Please let tomorrow be the day! Please? 15" ALbook!
  13. FriarTuck macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2003
    Chicago area
    This has happened at Amazon umpteen times over the course of the summer. In fact, I posted about it a couple of times.

    At some point, it's bound to mean something.
  14. Honortgoat macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2003
    Sierra Foothills, California
    Re: Further delay ...

    How odd that your PB is delayed again. I ordered a BTO 12" PB from the Apple store on 21 August and, although my order stated shipping on or before 4 September, it shipped this morning. My hopes forgetting Rev. B are dashed.

    Think of it this way, now you might just luck out and get the revision.
  15. coumerelli macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2003
    state of confusion.
    Re: Re: Further delay ...

    I'm just wondering.... Does Apple make it common practice to hold orders in order to send out the 'new' comp? Or, even if you order 'x' computer the DAY before the new revision comes out they opt to send THAT new one to you?

    For real, I'm serious...:confused: Wouldn't they send the older one as to help them deplete the old stock?
  16. shecky Guest


    May 24, 2003
    Obviously you're not a golfer.

    oh.....low amazon stock. again. for the umpteenth time. someone wake me when there is some news that is actually meaningful, like, say, a LEAK from a SOURCE.

    :::::::dozes off again:::::::
  17. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    This is not the same Amazon report.

    1). Previous 15" Model that was out of stock, is still out of stock.

    This is the 12" Model.

    2) No bitching about Page 2 rumors. :)

  18. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816


    Mar 10, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Bloody hell! I mean, for the love of God, just update the f***ing things already! We've been waiting long enough! Aaaaaaaagh!

    (At this point, I should be checking myself into a mental hospital.)

    I'll just take some Xanax - - then I'll be alright.
  19. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    okay, so heaps of places are running out of stock now. i don't know what everyone's all hyped up about. there's nothing to worry about 'cause Apple is going to make another few thousand PowerBooks to tide them over until the G5 PowerBooks are ready next year. :)

    we know that the Apple Store still has them in stock, so everyone just go there and order a PowerBook, it'll eventually find it's way to you.
  20. JBracy macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2003
    Chantilly, VA
    Ummm have you actually looked at Amazon? I just did a search on "Apple Computer" and they have all PowerBooks listed as shipping either within "24 hrs" or 1 - 2 business days.
  21. Armsreach macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2003
    12" PBooks ARE shipping....

    Funny, yet extremely annoying fact for one of my friends. Her and her roommate ordered 12" Powerbooks last week. They were fed up waiting. First one, then the other 1/2 hour later from the Apple Education store. Both built to order. Both were supposed to ship yesterday. My friend who ordered her's first got bumped into Sept. However, her roommate who ordered 1/2 hour later had hers ship. She has a tracking number and it is en route as I type.

    Apple, must you always confuse the S*** out of me?

    (Yay for finally registering and taking part in the rumor brigade)
  22. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2003
    Welcome to Macrumors, Armsreach.:)

    Looks like this isn't going to be anything, just another temporary out of stock by Amazon. I checked the Apple site, too. No new Powerbooks.
  23. Lancetx macrumors 68000


    Aug 11, 2003
    Yep, Amazon still has the 12" PBs in stock as of this morning. Let's face it everyone please, we are not going to see any updates before Paris at the earliest...
  24. earthsaver macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2003
    12s & 15s 3-5 days @ Apple

    New 17" PowerBooks are currently shipping the same business day from the Apple Store.

    12" and 15" PBs, on the other hand, are all delayed 3-5 days.
  25. ozlow macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2003
    pacific NW
    I think it's a good sign.

    If all retailers where out of stock, maybe Apple will release the PowerBooks faster. There could be a few possible hold-ups. I don't believe they are waiting for moto anymore. I've thought long and hard about this and it's come to this...

    Idea One:
    The ibook team basically came up with the 12" powerbook. Which means that they've been working on putting G4 chips into the ibook. Which makes me believe that the ibooks will all be updated to the G4 chip next rev. using the new moto chip. Bringing it up to or past a Gig.

    This would mean that the Powerbooks would have to use the G5 chip.

    Idea Two:
    It sounds like there could be a hold up in the 12" powerbook. (I can't believe it's a hold up with the 15". All they needed to do with the 15" is put it in a new case, and maybe give it a wider screen.) The 12" is suppose to be thinner, so I could see that posing a slight problem? They're waiting on the 12" to release all the powerbooks at the same time.

    Idea Three:
    Waiting for Panther, which will be the loaded OS for the new Powerbooks.

    Idea Four:
    Waiting to release the Powerbooks at Seybold Sept 8 or the better bet Apple Expo Sept 16.

    These are some some thoughts. All I know, is that I sold my iBook a month and a half ago. Money in my Bank account to purchase a new 12" PowerBook. THIS SUCKS!


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