Dreaded Apple shipping delay email

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jlanuez, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. jlanuez macrumors 6502

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    Well, it happened yesterday at 5:40PM. My 17" MBP (Matte, 3GB, 160GB) was due to ship 11/14 and arrive 11/17 and now it won't ship until 11/17.
    I ordered it on 10/30.

    Here is a portion of the email from Apple:


    To Our Valued Apple Customer:

    Thank you for your recent order with the Apple Store online.

    We are unable to ship your 17-inch MacBook Pro by the date given when you
    placed the order. It is now expected to ship on or before 11/17/06. We
    sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this delay may cause and we are
    making every effort to ship this unit as soon as possible.
     
  2. jlanuez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Worse news...

    In checking the order staus page at apple.com, I see my dates are now changed to soemthing more vague:

    Custom configured
    Ships by: Nov 17 - Nov 21
    Delivers by: Nov 21 - Nov 27
     
  3. Emptea macrumors newbie

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    Sorry but this really isn't anything that bad. I also ordered the same spec 17" as you on the 30/10 and my shipping date is 20th and delivery 30th, so you should really count yourself lucky.
     
  4. jlanuez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Will it ship tomorrow???? Place your bets!

    Anyone still have a Magic Eight Ball to consult?

    MBPRO 17/2.33 CTO
    Custom configured
    Ships by: Nov 17 - Nov 21
    Delivers by: Nov 21 - Nov 27
     
  5. jlanuez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Woke up this morning to the "Shipped" email, hooray!

    Finally received Apple email that it shipped:

    Shipment Information
    Shipment Date: NOV 17, 2006
    Delivers by: NOV 22, 2006

    FedEx tracking:
    Nov 17, 2006 11:25 AM Left origin SHANGHAI CN 11:05 AM Picked up SHANGHAI CN
    Package received after FedEx cutoff 8:27 AM Package data transmitted to FedEx
     
  6. macman2790 macrumors 6502a

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    i got one of these emails for my 15" i ordered earlier this week, but they are throwing in a brenthaven edge II for free that i will be selling since i already ordered a case.
     
  7. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    When exactly did you order, and when are they saying it will ship? I ordered the same spec on Oct 30th, ship nov 27....
     
  8. macman2790 macrumors 6502a

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    27 - 29, of november, same as yours, sucks don't it. gave me a free brenthaven edge II case and gave free expedited shipping.
     
  9. smueboy macrumors 6502a

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    i think it's the 2GB RAM chip that is slowing things down. did you order with an education discount?
    i got nothing free, but it think i might just try to sqeeze something out of them.
     
  10. macman2790 macrumors 6502a

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    i used the student apple developer connection discount, ($500 off) on my macbook pro.
     
  11. jellomizer macrumors 6502

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    Keep calm.
    Once you have that MacBook on your lap you will forget about the whole ordeal.
     

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