Amazon MBP 1.83 availability and shipping

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  1. w8ing4intelmacs macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I know, NO ONE who ordered a MBP 1.83 from Amazon has received it yet, and EVERYONE who did get MBP from Amazon ordered the 2.0 version.

    So, if you ordered a MBP 1.83 from Amazon, please answer the following:
    1. When did you order?
    2. Did you receive your order yet?
    3. If not, what are your estimated ship/delivery dates)?

    This is so that we can have some fodder when we talk (read as 'complain') to Amazon reps about how late our order is.
     
  2. Sublime macrumors member

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    1. 2/5
    2. No
    3. Items not yet shipped:
    Delivery estimate: April 14, 2006 - April 18, 2006
     
  3. netb0y macrumors regular

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    1. When did you order? Jan 31
    2. Did you receive your order yet? no
    3. If not, what are your estimated ship/delivery dates)? April 7 / April 11
     
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  5. w8ing4intelmacs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, here are my answers:
    1. Jan 18
    2. no
    3. Mar 20 / Mar 22

    Any thoughts on why Amazon was able to ship 2.0's but not 1.83's?
     
  6. TheBigApple2006 macrumors regular

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    1. 1/19
    2. No
    3. 3/20

    My guess is that amazon is getting their first batch of 1.83s this coming week. 1.83 was delayed for apple too, 2.0 came out a week before. So I would guess the spacing out will apply to resellers too. Since 2.0 started shipping about a week ago (last Sunday), I would expect 1.83's to start shipping from a couple of days time. At least I hope so...
     
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  8. w8ing4intelmacs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm inclined to not believe him until he posts that he actually received it (which he hasn't).

    I wonder if I should cancel this Amazon order and just buy from MacMall.
     
  9. netb0y macrumors regular

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    My mac mall rep says all backordered items will be shipped this week and they received 10,000 computers. He said they had something like 340+ pre orders, no break down between 1.83 and 2.0 though.
     
  12. w8ing4intelmacs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    10,000?!? Why would they take a shipment of 10,000 if they only have 340 pre orders? At the risk of sounding skeptical, I'll believe it when I see it.
     
  13. laidbackliam macrumors 6502

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    they have sold 10340, they have enough for most, but not all
     
  14. w8ing4intelmacs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Where did you get that number?
     
  15. MacSyn macrumors regular

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    I just cancelled my MBP 1.83 with Amazon. MacConnection has stock of MBP 2.0G and ship NOW. I ordered from them. Same offers with Amazon: No Sales Tax and $150 rebate (last day: 3/31).

    Go for it guys...
     
  16. technicolor macrumors 68000

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    Thats what the sales rep told me. They obviously got something, my order that was scheduled for the 17th has moved from backordered to in process and will probably ship tonite or tomorrow.
     
  17. w8ing4intelmacs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I guess you missed last week when Amazon shipped a bunch of MBP 2.0's.

    BTW, the deal isn't the same.
    Amazon 1.83 ($1999 - $150 (rebate) - $32 (a9) - $59 (Amazon reward))
    NET: $1817 (or $1758 with the Amazon rewards)

    Amazon 2.0 ($2499 - $150 (rebate) - $39 (a9) - $74 (Amazon reward)
    NET: $2310 (or $2236)

    MacConnection 2.0 ($2494 - $150 (rebate))
    NET: $2344
     
  18. MacSyn macrumors regular

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    That's if you have a9 and CC from Amazon which I don't.

    I got the same deal from both Amazon and MacConnection:

    MacConnection MBP 2.0 - $150 rebate - 49.88 (2% cash back from my cc, upgraded and ship now :p )= 2294.12 Still lower than Amazon and no need to wait.

    I did miss the deal with Amazon last week because I got to work. By the time I got home and read the thread, they were sold out.
     
  19. w8ing4intelmacs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    a9 is easy
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/xs/sharethepi.html/104-7768838-8866321

    and i'm sure you'd be an instant approval for the amazon cc. you'd get an extra $30 for signing up.

    i got the 2.0 last week but got buyer's remorse ($2000 is a stretch for me, another $500 was an impulse that I should have resisted). So, I sold my 2.0 (at a slight profit) and am waiting for a 1.83.
     
  20. w8ing4intelmacs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So, did anyone get a 1.83 from anywhere except Apple-Direct yet? Just wondering ...
     
  21. jhyung macrumors newbie

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    I did.

    Vanilla 1.83 512MB/80GB

    Order date 1/24
    Email from Amazon regarding shipping 3/6
    Ship date 3/6 (from Reno, NV)
    Delivery date 3/7 (with free shipping!)
     
  22. netb0y macrumors regular

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    My ship date for the 1.83 from Amazon (April 7) hasn't changed since Jan 31 when I placed my order.
     
  23. netb0y macrumors regular

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    What was your "estimated ship date" when you placed the order?
     
  24. slariz macrumors newbie

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    My 1.83 should ship from Amazon tomorrow. Fingers crossed that it really does.
     
  25. jhyung macrumors newbie

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    March 27. No change.

    FWIW, I got my "upgrade" email from 1.67 to 1.83 on 2/14
     

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