How long will the dreaded 5-7 business day shipping time last?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by urbanskywalker, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2007
    I am not sure what it is but the dreaded 5-7 business day shipping time just seems to hold me back from ordering an imac. When can we expect the times to speed up?
  2. macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    When the demand for them starts to go down, they weren't released that long ago so the demand for them is still going to be very high.
  3. SMM
    macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2006
    Tiger Mountain - WA State
    Order the friggin thing. I read people posting for a week about how long it is going to take. If they ordered it, they would have it, and no need to complain.

    If I header "the dreaded" one more time I think I will go mad.
  4. macrumors member


    Apr 13, 2007
    Runcorn, Merseyside UK
    I ordered my (5-month longed-for) new iMac on 12th August; it was despatched on the 14th; projected delivery 23rd/24th August: I got it (via TNT) Friday 17th August... Unexpectedly roused from a drunken coma at 11am...
    But that's another story :-0))

    What a STUNNER; it's F*****G brilliant :))))))

    This IS BETTER than mere SEX!

    This Mac is my wife for at least two years...
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2007
    The 5-7 day shipping time is the least of your worries. If you keep holding back, then you are simply adding a day to that time period for each day you don't place your order!!!

    Order the thing! It will likely be 5 days before it ships. Mine was 3-5 and it was prepared for shipment within 3 days.
  6. macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2003
    Boston area
    I ordered mine on August 13 and...

    It has not even moved from "item not shipped" to "prepared for shipment". I even upgraded to overnight shipping for all the good that is going to do me. My status says "Shipping from 8/15 - 8/20" and something like "delivery between 8/16 and 8/21". Once if finally arrives, the fun really begins. I will have to take it and my old G4 tower to one of the nearby Apple stores to get assistance with data transfer. I want to do the data transfer and setup properly this time rather than just using migration assistant. I plan to set this up right with a proper Admin and regular user accounts for myself, my wife, and a guest account and I want to make sure the folder with Virtual PC in it gets moved over properly so that I can use it with Boot Camp and don't have to reinstall Windows all over again just to use the 3 applications I need in Windows. My point is, I don't even got to open it up the first time at my home. Sorry to ramble, I just want it to get here. :eek:
  7. macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2007
    I ordered mine on the 9th with expedited shipping, still haven't gotten it. At the time, it was 3-5 days shipping.

    Why oh why must I live in the cold white north D:
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Neutral Gamer

    Haha, that made me laugh! :D
    Now we know what that cloth they bundle with the new iMac is really for - I bet once you see the beauty of the aluminium and glass in person, it's hard to resist ...
  9. macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2007
    Sex in liverpool must be bad ! ;)
  10. macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2003
  11. macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2007
    5-7 Days!!!!

    It's a 4-5 Week wait here in India :( fr the stock 2.8Ghz C2DE 24" iMac
  12. macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2008
    i ordered an iPhone 6 days ago on 5-7 day shipping and its not here yet. im kind of dissapointed, i was really expecting it today....ah well, maybe tomorrow
  13. macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2008
    So you bump a thread going on a year old that is about imacs? NICE!
  14. macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2008
    On The Nickel, over there....
    Good luck with the iPhone as they are "currently unavailable" online. They are apparently in the middle of an upgrade, so with any luck it may take more time to get to you but you may receive a new product! :)
  15. macrumors 6502

    Sep 11, 2006
    Ordered my new iMac on May 6, shipped May 7 from CA, out for delivery in CT today (5/13). Seven days start to finish (assuming it does in fact arrive today).
  16. macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2008

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