BTO iMac preparing for shipment!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by AppleFan360, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68000

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    Check your orders folks. I ordered a BTO fully loaded 21.5" iMac on Friday and it switched to "Preparing for shipment" just today. Hopefully it will ship tomorrow. Yipee!
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    That's great but is hardly news. The 21.5" was available for immediate shipping.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    BTO (Built to Order). Those had a 7-10 day wait time.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Yep... mine is in prepping for shipment now as well! Only the base models had an immediate ship date.
     
  5. macrumors G3

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    My BTO 21" has dispatched as well! I'm in the UK so it's not just the ones in America. Proper excited now!
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    When did you guys order? First hour after launch?
     
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    Apple fanboy

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    Yes. First 10 minutes actually.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    I was 15 min later can not wait to see it
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    Damn, what time did you order?

    I ordered (Maxed out 21.5") at about 9:35AM GMT, mine still says "Processing Items Dispatched: 7- 10 business days Delivers 13 Dec, 2012 - 18 Dec, 2012".

    What time did they go live in the UK?

    Perhaps it's processing because I got it on the Higher Education discount. Or maybe it's because I chose the wired mouse and wired keyboard.

    Also...this has possibly been the longest 2 days of my entire life! Seriously! I feel like it's been 2 weeks since I sat there clicking the highest spec thing I've ever ordered! (I've always played around clicking the most expensive options, never thought I'd actually order one one day)
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    I LOVE THIS FORUM!!! You guys are on top of it, man!!!

    I ordered a maxed out 21.5" on Friday @530 CST (The U.S.) and it too is now showing "Preparing for Shipment". :)
     
  11. macrumors 68000

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    I ordered my 21.5" iMac on Friday at around 10:00am in the UK. Like Siderz I also was eligible for the higher education discount. Ordered both the Magic Trackpad and the Magic Mouse too.

    My order still says Dispatched: 7-10 business days. Hoping it will change tomorrow since it'll be Monday.

    Needless to say, cannot wait for my new computer! Been hanging on with a 2006 base model MacBook for the past months!

    Wish everyone a speedy and hassle-free delivery!
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

    APPLE-FANATIC

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    Hopefully by them Preparing to Ship today, they will actually ship tomorrow evening. I was if ours were assembled in the US (rumor currently going around and from the teardown clip), thats why they are moving so quick? Then again, maybe Apple was proactive and made various configurations of the 21.5" ahead of the launch.........hence....I said MAYBE ;)
     
  13. macrumors 601

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    Come on son ur talking about a "released" machine thought this was about the 27"
     
  14. macrumors 68000

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    Quite insightful :rolleyes:
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

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    Should have said 21.5" in the title. I was about to be REALLY excited thinking the 27" was shipping early :)
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    Suggested new thread title:
    27" BTO STATUS !!!!!...

    First post:
    ...hasn't changed in the last hour.
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered a 21.5 with Fusion Drive at about 10:30am EST on 11/30.

    It still says Processing with an expected delivery date of Dec 17-20th.

    My birthday is the 12th so it will be nice a birthday gift to me if it came a bit sooner! :D
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

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    I'm assuming we were just too late then to get the slight earlier delivery :(

    Or otherwise, it's because we're not getting the default mouse options. (I'm getting a wired mouse and wired keyboard)

    Or otherwise (Maybe the most likely) its because they need to process our HE discount.

    ...I pretty much just repeated what I said in my original post, lol.
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    Mine says preparing for shipment as well. BTO 21.5". Order originally placed at 2:30am or so on 11/30. Updated order on same day about 8:00pm which technically was a new order with more BTO options.
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    Mine says processing... then again I ordered it two hours ago.
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    Ha!
    Interesting thing though, I just went to check the status of my 27" BTO and they have added a line above the delivery dates that says "Available to ship: 2-3 weeks"

    I didnt see that there before.
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    I ordered a 21.5" 2.9GHz with Fusion Drive and 16 GB of RAM at around 8:30 am EST on launch day. I just checked and it's also preparing for shipment.
     
  23. macrumors member

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    Since early Sunday morning like 2am here in u.s. mine changed to prep to ship. I got a 21.5 2.9 ghz with fusion 16 gb, magic trackpad and wired keyboard (already have wireless keyboard and mouse) I am getting student discount and ordered it at 1:57am Friday morning as soon as it went live in case this info helps anyone with there own expectations

    Anytime before the 17th would be amazing in my opinion. Maybe after such a long wait in November they are paying us back with a shortened wait in dec :)
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    My BTO iMac has now been marked as shipped with a tracking number assigned for pick up on Monday from CA
     
  25. macrumors member

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    What was your BTO and which Monday ??
     

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