Delay on MBP? Don't understand

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gadgetgirl85, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I ordered a stock MBP yesterday with a glossy screen and they told me it would be shipping within 5-7 days yet the website says within 24 hours. I don't understand why there would be such a delay to ship? My mini shipped in a day
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Maybe? I guess I dont know. You would have thought they would have wanted to send me the older one haha. I dont really have a user for merom (apparantely so I've been told) oh well.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    There are occasional delays that arise based on build-to-order configurations. 24 hour ship usually means that the unit you ordered was actually already boxed and ready to go out the door *before* you ordered it (i.e. was in stock, either as a stock item or as a "popular" BTO).
     
  5. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I guess I'll have to wait and see. Just was a bit surprised because I only ordered a "stock" one no extras or anything. I'm not fussed either way what I get just excited :D
     
  6. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    I believe glossy screen is a BTO extra.
     
  7. MikeNemat macrumors regular

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    Nope. They maintain a stockpile of both glossy and non-glossy and modify the build quantities of each depending on weekly sales numbers.

    This is GREAT news. I love the smell of core 2 duo on a tuesday morning, and I get the feeling I'll be enjoying the scent tomorrow morning.
     
  8. bluetorch18 macrumors regular

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    I love your optimism...and I really wish it comes out tomorrow, but I'm hoping for next Tuesday...
     
  9. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Do you reckon if I ordered it yesterday and it came out tomorrow I'd be getting a new one?
     
  10. bluetorch18 macrumors regular

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    Yeah, but even if it didn't I would really recommend canceling your order and waiting if you can...new MBPs are expected around September 5th...possibly sooner...good luck with your decision
     
  11. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    For the things I need the MBP I don't really need the merom so it doesnt matter either way if I get the merom or not.
     
  12. MikeNemat macrumors regular

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    I do have to admit, it is a VERY rare chance that they are releasing merom on tuesday, I am just very optimistic and am getting my hopes up. All signs point to mid-september, not august.
     
  13. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    And my hopes too! Nah not really :p As I said I dont really need merom for the small stuff I do. Dont really need a MBP either but I'm going to get one anyway
     
  14. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

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    Lucky! If you check ebay, you can get one for much cheaper than the apple store, but since you don't care about spending extra for a MBP you may not care about spending an extra 200 dollars. Enjoy it!
     
  15. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I just love the fresh smell out of the box and the delivery guy turning up on the doorstep :D Though I would have loved to purchase it from a store and walk out with it but the edu discount is too good to pass up
     
  16. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

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    I've never had the chance to sniff up a new box. I don't know if that's good or bad, but I may get a new macbook when merom is released in them if I feel particularly spendy. Maybe then I can take a whiff of that delicious cardboard
     

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