Canadian C2D MBPs

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hampton, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. hampton macrumors newbie

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    So I bit the bullet and ordered my first-ever Mac. I'm a student, so I ordered it on the 25th of Oct through my school's on-campus Apple reseller. Nothing fancy, just a 2.16/1gb/120gb/matte C2D MBP. They said 1 week.

    Fast forward to today, I go in, no MBP, and boy am I getting the runaround now. They say they have no idea, can't get me an ETA, and even if they could it would be meaningless and could be a month since "that's just how Apple is and Canada isn't their priority". Nice reseller, eh?

    Do you fellow Canadians have your paws on one of these babies yet? Is my reseller just inept, lazy, or possibly both? I get discouraged reading the other threads about people who ordered after me and have them already.

    Thanks!
     
  2. donster28 macrumors 6502a

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    That sucks man. I bought my glossy C2D MBP from one of the Apple Stores here in Toronto 4 days after they were released (bought it @ Yorkdale). They had the matte ones first. Then they started getting the glossy ones at the Eaton Centre branch. I guess their priorities are the Apple Stores first, then the small retailers. It sucks but that's the way it goes I guess. Good luck.:eek:
     
  3. vcc macrumors newbie

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    It's better to wait and make sure it's okay than to get it early with problems on it. A friend of mine bought her powerbook 4 years ago and at that time she had to wait 6 months for it ... it's not that bad now...

    patience, patience :)
     
  4. TYC macrumors member

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    I ordered my MBP the same day as you, with an education discount as well, however mine is 2.33GHz/2GB/160GB/256MB/Glossy

    My MBP has an ETA of: November 6, 6:00PM :)
    However - with overnight shipping, it seems a little too long to wait :confused:

    Oh well - we'll get them soon :D

    Cheers!


    -TYC-
     
  5. JonathanDerry macrumors newbie

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    Mine is on it's way

    I ordered mine from my local campus comuter store on the Oct 25th I got basicaly the same configuration as you ordered except I got 2gb of ram.:cool: I was just told today that it was sent out and they gave me a tracking number for it, right now it's in alaska :) and the estimated date for it to get to me is Nov. 6 at 6:00 as well, so hopefuly that means that yours isn't too far away.
     
  6. oookye macrumors newbie

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    I have 2 friends who also ordered the C2O MBP and all of ours is arriving tomorrow, we are on the first shipment to western canada i think.

    http://isnoop.net/tracking/?t=914508149010

    ordered mine last Friday
     
  7. Grakkle macrumors 6502a

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    I swear, we Canadians get no respect. Those bloody Yanks get their macs days earlier than we do!:p
     
  8. ventro macrumors 6502a

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    Why order from your campus reseller when you can order from the Apple.ca education store? The discounts are probably better than whatever your campus store is giving you (they are on my campus, at least, even with education tax) There aren't any duty fees and shipping is free. I don't see why you would order through someone else.
     
  9. sycho macrumors 6502a

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    my tracking info is pretty much the same as that... so i guess they are gonna ship em out to us tonight or tomorrow. The fedex site say i'm suppose to get it tomorrow:rolleyes:
     
  10. The Shady macrumors member

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    Mines at
    Nov 2, 2006 3:27 PM Departed FedEx location ANCHORAGE, AK

    My ETA is Monday at 12. I can't wait that long. I ordered on October 27 at 11:37PM PST. I just want the thing. It'll be my first personal Mac. As far as someone saying patience. I used it all in waiting for C2D MBs that I switched to C2D MBP. I played right into Apple's hands. I don't care, I want my baby. I'm rambling now. Cheers
     
  11. vectormasked macrumors member

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    I ordered my macbook pro last saturday the 28th and today i got a call from Macstation in vancouver telling me that my computer had arrived. Not too bad. it arrived within the 4th business day after ordering it.

    what sucks is that I will go back tomorrow to the store to complain, get a replacement or at least get it fixed. there is avery high-pitched sound coming from the keyboard and screen that is so annoying. I even got a headache coz this sound is just high.
     
  12. truelife13 macrumors newbie

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    I am also a first time mac buyer:) . I order my 2.16ghz C2D from apple on Oct 25th with the normal shipping via fed ex. I just got it on Tues Oct 31 which is pretty good for normal shipping. My mac went from Shanghai->Anchorage->Memphis->Mississauga->Edmonton. Hopefully you get yours soon! Just to let you know mine isnt exibiting any of the problems I heard of or worried about. There isnt any whine at all, i cant hear any noise at all unless i put my ear right up to it, it does get a tad warm but it is quite comfortable if i do decide to put it on my lap for a while at a time.
     
  13. The Shady macrumors member

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    I'm guessing Mississauga then Hamilton for me. Here's to hoping they do this today, which I doubt it.

    11/02/06 11:59 pm
    Arrived At Sort Facility
    Memphis, TN

    11/02/06 03:27 pm
    Left Fedex Sort Facility
    Anchorage, AK

    11/02/06 11:25 am
    Arrived At Sort Facility
    Anchorage, AK

    11/02/06 02:31 pm
    Left Fedex Ramp
    Shanghai

    11/01/06 07:58 pm
    Pickup Status
    Shanghai

    11/01/06 07:58 pm
    Left Fedex Origin Location
    Shanghai
     
  14. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    nah, nothing fancy, just the second fastest notebook Apple have ever made... :p

    sucks that they can't be stuffed shipping it a few hundred miles north... when you get it, you'll forget all about the long wait :D
     
  15. PygmySurfer macrumors 6502

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    Min'e almost here (Windsor, ON), ordered on the 26th.

    Nov 3, 2006

    7:31 AM Int'l shipment release MISSISSAUGA, ON
    4:24 AM In transit MEMPHIS, TN

    Nov 2, 2006

    11:59 PM Arrived at FedEx location MEMPHIS, TN
    3:27 PM Departed FedEx location ANCHORAGE, AK
    11:25 AM Arrived at FedEx location ANCHORAGE, AK

    Nov 1, 2006
    7:58 PM Picked up SHANGHAI CN
    Package received after FedEx cutoff

    7:58 PM Left origin SHANGHAI CN
    6:37 PM Package data transmitted to FedEx
     
  16. boaredtodeath macrumors newbie

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    PygmySurfer:

    Looks like Monday it is for you and I.
    I am in Windsor as well, mine sitting at same status as yours.
    I just called and they said Monday is best they can do

     
  17. PygmySurfer macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that's what I figure too, don't see it getting from Mississauga to the sorting facility in Windsor, then out to us anytime today :( FedEx ETA says Monday by 6pm, hopefully it's earlier than that - I'd rather waste my day playing with my new MBP than working :)
     
  18. boaredtodeath macrumors newbie

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    LOL
    I would rather drive up and get it and have it for the weekend...
    arghhh

     
  19. uv23 macrumors 6502

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    Ordered in the morning of the 31st, shipped around midnight by time last night, and currently appears to still be in China. Ah well, suppose I can wait another week... :(
     
  20. mmmcheese macrumors 6502a

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    Who was the reseller? Some are better than others.

    I bought my machine from the online Apple store, and I had no problems at all. A friend of mine tried to get one from the UVic computer store, and they ended up dropping the ball a dozen times at least. Luckly she managed to cancel the order and get it elsewhere instead.
     
  21. A Robot macrumors newbie

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    So... I haven't received anything from FedEx before. What do they do when you're not home? Does it go back to their sorting centre in the middle of nowhere for pickup, or do they give it to one of their local shipping stores?

    I don't want to get burned like I do with those UPS bastards. You can't pick it up from their one location in the middle of nowhere on the day they attempted delivery. I have to call the office, tell them to leave it at the depot, then get there some time during their goofy office hours the next day. Purolator is still in the middle of nowhere but at least I can get it the same day, Canada Post rocks, it's a five minute walk away.

    I may just take time off work if they're going to be jerks.
     
  22. TYC macrumors member

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    I'll just quote myself, since the other thread is basically the same...
     
  23. uv23 macrumors 6502

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    My baby just arrived in Alaska! That's progress, I guess.
     
  24. hampton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the replies, gang. :)

    After reading some of the responses I also called Apple to ask them if there was any truth to what I was told. The woman on the phone actually scoffed when I told her that they said Canada wasn't a priority for apple and that they couldn't get me an ETA. Anyway, they filed some sort of official complaint against the reseller and told me I should just go cancel my order, get my deposit back, and buy directly from them, and that I would, in fact, get a proper ETA. So that's what I did, even though now I have to start the wait all over again!

    I'm on campus most of the day and therefore not home to sign for the package when it did arrive. It was the same price as online so I (incorrectly) assumed it would be easier.

    It seems they have not improved. I did indeed order from the UVic computer store. At least they gave me the refund no-questions-asked after I said I was cancelling because I was getting the runaround. Perhaps they are used to that reason.
     
  25. PygmySurfer macrumors 6502

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    Alright, now I'm confused..


    Nov 3, 2006
    3:22 PM Departed FedEx location MEMPHIS, TN
    7:31 AM Int'l shipment release MISSISSAUGA, ON
    4:24 AM In transit MEMPHIS, TN

    I'm guessing it didn't actually leave Memphis until 3:22pm, but I'm really not sure what that second entry is supposed to mean.. :mad:
     

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