iMac shipment - Too good to be true?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by amin, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. amin macrumors 6502a

    amin

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #1
    Within an hour after the new iMacs appeared on the Apple site, I bought the Core 2 Duo 17" iMac for which I've been waiting a couple of months now. I opted for free ground shipping. Estimated 1-2 days until ship, 7 more days ship time, estimated delivery date was 9/15/06. Now the Apple site says "shipped" and the estimated delivery date by indirect Fed Ex ground shipping is tomorrow. Is this too good to be true? No way any ground service is going from California to Baltimore overnight. They would have to drive more than 200 mi/h.
     
  2. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a

    jamesW135

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2005
    #2
    Apple Might Have screwed up your shipping for the better... Prolly not.
     
  3. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

    powerbook911

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    #3
    Computers sometimes get shipped faster service just because it's a computer, and they have contracts with FedEX and stuff, so it doesn't make a big difference to them.

    It *could* very well be true, but I don't know enough details to tell you, if it is.
     
  4. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

    AppleIntelRock

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    #4
    I think it's wrong. However, if it isn't- LUCKY you!
     
  5. mjstew33 macrumors 601

    mjstew33

    Joined:
    May 29, 2005
    Location:
    Illinois
    #5
    Remember how fast people got there Quads?

    Not that surprised -but you're lucky.
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    #6
    they could be sending it from a close-by warehouse, no?
     
  7. amin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    amin

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #7
    Okay, now you two are really getting my hopes up!
     
  8. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

    Mammoth

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2005
    Location:
    Canada
    #8
    Maybe someone at Apple likes you and had your shipping upgraded to next day. :p
     
  9. amin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    amin

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #9
    I'd like to believe they gave me a special deal because I ordered so fast, but Fedex says "Ground-Indirect," so I don't think so :rolleyes:.

    Here's the email I got:
    [​IMG]
    Here's the FedEx tracking page:
    [​IMG]

    My experience with FedEx ground on the recent Mac Pro purchase was that they were really quite sluggish. I'm gonna try and suppress the hope for early delivery!
     
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6

    twoodcc

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Location:
    Right side of wrong
    #10
    lucky you!

    gotta let us know if you get it, and give us some benchmarks and pics :)
     
  11. amin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    amin

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #11
    For sure! I don't know any benchmarks to run, but if this comes tomorrow, I will find some :).
     
  12. twoodcc macrumors P6

    twoodcc

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Location:
    Right side of wrong
    #12
    sounds good!

    i'd personally like to know how it does with Handbrake ripping a DVD
     
  13. afornander macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    #13
    this is kewl, i will be ordering a new stock 2.00ghz imac tomorow, hopefully this happens to me!!!
     
  14. solvs macrumors 603

    solvs

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Location:
    LaLaLand, CA
    #14
    ;)

    Though it looks like Fedex already has some in their wherehouse.
     
  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    #15
    Old ones ;) heh heh
     
  16. amin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    amin

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #16
    That ain't right!
    ...

    The bad news is that it was too good to be true. The tracking info was just updated, and the delivery date pushed back.

    The good news is that the expected delivery is still a week ahead of schedule :).

    Updated tracking (yes I am excited :D):
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Silentwave macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    May 26, 2006
    Location:
    Gainesville, FL
    #17
    I guess that explains those massive air freight shipments!
    I wonder if any of the BTO configs were shipped in advance too...

    Congratulations!
     
  18. Peace macrumors P6

    Peace

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Location:
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    #18

    Man I hope so!!

    Mine still says delivery Sept. 15th
     
  19. jsarrasinjr macrumors member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2005
    Location:
    western MA
    #19
    FedEx tends to do this to us at my work pretty regularly, but only with ground.

    Plus, Friday turn around on a brand new iMac is still awesome.
     
  20. Zwhaler macrumors 603

    Zwhaler

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    #20
    Lucky! I hope the same happens to me when I buy one.
     
  21. amin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    amin

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2003
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #21
    Thanks all. I think this is a good sign that iMac shipments will be prompt. Meanwhile Dell continues to list 2-week waits on pretty much all Core 2 Duo desktops and laptops.
     
  22. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Location:
    Working for MI-6
    #22
    Sorry to hear that you are not going to be able to get your new 17" iMac today amin, but September 8th will be here shortly and then you can enjoy your new machine. :)
     
  23. Markleshark macrumors 603

    Markleshark

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Location:
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    #23
    Ive got an Estimated 11th of Sept for me Mini. Shipped today... Stupid Weekends...
     
  24. bselack macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2006
    #24
    I hope mine ships out of Lewisberry, I live in Lewisberry! (Should be next day delivery) But mine is scheduled to ship tomorrow... hope they don't run out at the FedEx facility before then.

    Barrie
     
  25. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

    Joined:
    May 26, 2005
    Location:
    Working for MI-6
    #25

    Weekends do stink when you are waiting for something to be shipped to you. :(
     

Share This Page