How long does it take to get a powerbook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by goodknight411, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. goodknight411 macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2004
    MiddlaNowhere, Arkansas
    If you order a customized Powerbook online, how long does it take to recieve it?
  2. nina macrumors member

    May 27, 2004
    Well, I ordered my Rev. C 12" Powerbook in a stock configuration, and it took 7, agonizing, long, slooooooow moving business days for it to get to me (I'm in Toronto)! :p
  3. starcrossed macrumors regular

    May 3, 2003
    San Antonio,TX
    Well I ordered a BTO 15" Powerbook with upgrade 128VRAM, 5400rpm hard drive and memory on 6/07, and I just recieved it today!! Apple had first estimated to ship on the 15th but they for whatever reason had to push the date back further and it actually then shipping on the 18th, so I suspect you will get around the similar 2 week wait time.
  4. OziMac macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2003
    I am in Australia, and it took me 10 days to receive my Powerbook. Thought that was quite alright :D
  5. ToastCabbit macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2004
    Centre College
    Nooooooooooooooooooo! :eek: I want my baby to get here faster!

    I just ordered a 12" pb with the faster hard drive, est. shipping is 6/24, I ordered on 6/18. I hope this isn't considered a normal amount of time now. Any ideas why there would be a holdup in production?

    Also, to those who already responded – did you pick Ground as your method of shipping or something else? I realized that I forgot to include the free 2-3 day shipping option when I ordered online. Think this will make a huge difference? ::winces::
  6. OziMac macrumors 6502

    Oct 24, 2003
    Bugger about missing the free 2 day option, but relax dude, it will get here all in good time - maybe the wait will make you savour the moment even more :) Isn't 6 days for a BTO model fairly normal? And on top of that, it will probably ship before then anyway... but I don't think the difference will be huge - you'll get it soon either way...
  7. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2004
    the great OKLAHOMA....
    youll get it soon enough....

    unless the world explodes!!!
  8. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2004
    New York
    When i was in my local mac store, the guy told me it takes about 3-4 days to get the product in your hands from the day you ordered it.
  9. ToastCabbit macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2004
    Centre College
    Haha. Thanks. Your confidence is overwhelming. :p
  10. the_ron macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2003
    Charlottesville, VA
    I ordered my 15" powerbook with upgraded ram, vram, and hd on the 17th. It's supposed to arrive on the 24th. Shipping status said it just left Alaska.
  11. DJY macrumors 6502a


    Dec 20, 2003
    Canberra AUST
    This was the big deciding factor for me yesterday!!!

    Was planning on getting a 15 or 17" loaded Powerbook...
    I was going to get 1GB RAM, faster HDD, and upgraded video...

    but then, as a first time switcher, in the store yesterday morning - just obtaining some more information, and having a bit of a play...

    up pulled the delivery truck - with a heap of Powerbooks!!!!

    Shop could only upgrade RAM, so I quickly de-rationalised why I wanted or needed upgraded video (and would I really notice anyway), and then figured if the HDD wasn't fast enough - if I got into anything serious I'd need a good Firewire external HDD anyway - which I could plug in via Firewire 800... so that wasn't essential...
    as the 7-10 day delay - which they say is about two weeks at the moment - then didn't become an issue....

    by the time I filled the form - and they swiped my credit card - the technician had added another 512 of RAM - and I walked away with a very big smile!

    Any guesses what I sat up all ngiht doing???!?!?! :rolleyes: :cool:
  12. EGT macrumors 68000


    Sep 4, 2003
    AHAHA I love reading posts like this!! You are going to be so happy when it arrives!! At least i think so anyway, i dont know you... maybe you'll be upset and cry :confused:

    Mine took about a week to arrive, i was so happy when it arrived! I still am! And the powerbooks smell "new" for ages!!! :rolleyes:

    Good Luck with it! :)

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