Delay on G5 Dual 2.0 CTO order?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by machan, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. machan macrumors regular

    May 7, 2003
    Hey all,

    I'm pretty frustrated with this situation, so half of this is just me venting. I ordered a G5, display, production suite, ram, etc. from a reseller in Illinois named Macspecialist. Nice guys, great deal on the package, etc. I ordered everything back on Oct. 30th and now have everything except the G5 itself. Every time I call Macspecialist to find out what the hold up is, I'm either told that they'll see what they can find out from Apple or I get no response. I realize it may be hard to find out from Apple what's going on with one little computer, but I don't think it's impossible.

    The real point of this post, though, is to find out if anyone knows what (if anything) in my CTO order could be holding things up. Here are the specs:

    G5 Dual 2.0
    1 gig RAM (512 x 2)
    2 x 250 gig hard drives
    Airport Extreme
    ATI Radeon 9800XT

    My guess is the graphics card, but I really have no idea. Any one else care to guess?
  2. QCassidy352 macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    maybe the hard drives? :confused: does seem wierd though. Sorry to hear about your frustrating experience...
  3. cmvsm macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2004
    Dual 2.0 Order

    I recently ordered my G5 Dual 2.0 from the Apple website and it will be here in full on Wednesday. From ordering to doorstep, it will have taken about 2 1/2 weeks which I thought was pretty good.

    Sounds like it might be the video card that's holding it up. I can't imagine it being the hard drives. Hope you got a good price anyway. I don't think that I checked Mac Specialist, but I did get a price match from this website here where they have the stock dual 2.0 system for $2206 which was better than my educational discount. You have to keep trying Apple consultants on the phone though. Some will give the price match, others won't as some say it has to be an Apple "authorized" reseller. What a bunch of bunk!

    Good luck!
  4. machan thread starter macrumors regular

    May 7, 2003
    Ok, I guess I can stop hyperventelating now. Finally got word a minute ago from Macspecialist (after calling and coercing a different employee than my salesman to check into my order) that my G5 shipped on Friday and should show up today or tomorrow (2 business day shipping option). If it doesn't show up, then I'll still be crazy. For now, though, I finally have hope again. It would be pretty nice to get the whole thing setup over the long weekend coming up.

  5. machan thread starter macrumors regular

    May 7, 2003
    Haha, not that anyone particularly cares about this, but Macspecialist screwed up and didn't get me the 2-day shipping I asked for and now the computer won't show up until this Friday. Yay for incompetence!!

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