Amazon is the cheapest, but when will they ship?

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    I don't know if past history will dictate when they ship. From what I remember, it's varied among the previous releases. Always seemed like it was a few days after the Apple release that Amazon had the computers in stock though.
     
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    As far as I know they haven't shipped any yet, but Amazon just sent me an update for my Air order. The estimated delivery date is now July 26-27 (i.e. Tuesday or Wednesday).
     
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    Any idea if they will be selling the 1.8ghz models?
     
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    The i7 is a BTO option, Amazon only carries the normal consumer versions, so I'm sorry to say if you want the i7, you'll need to order from Apple.
     
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    Amazon is located somewhere deep in the Jungles of Brazil. They have to put it on a small ferry boat and float it several thousand miles down the river first before it then gets on a plane to deliver it to you.

    You do know, it is called "Amazon" for a reason.... :cool:
     
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    Depending where you live, they charge sales tax. I would never buy from them because I'm in California. Nearly 10% sales tax is a deal breaker.
     
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    Ah, bummer! It doesn't appear I have any sales tax to worry about. I may go ahead and buy from them..
     
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    There's MacConnection. They're all $50 cheaper than Apple's MSRP, and there is no sales tax for California.
     
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    How much are they charging you? I know they are offering only $5 discount at the moment. But I thought they might reduce the price further to match other online retailers. I ordered 13' 256gb for $1594..
     
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    Is it me or are New Yorkers unable to take advantage of these MacMall/Amazon savings because of the tax?
     
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    I'm on the same boat too. I want to order a base 13 and the tax kills it so much. Any New Yorkers got an idea?
     
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    I lived in NYC a year ago...did the Amazon tax happen recently? I should read the paper more!
     
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    I order all my macs from Amazon. It should be there in a few weeks.

    No tax, free 2-day prime shipping (or $3.99 overnight if you are impatient like me). Totally worth it.
     
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    I think macmall is cheaper actually, also depends where you live atleast in canada we still have to pay tax on it so its really only a 5$ or so savings, education discount is better if you can get it
     

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