iMac's shipping in Canada?

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  1. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

    dornoforpyros

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    iMac's shipping in Canada?
    Hey I was wondering if anyone's ordered a G5 iMac from apple.ca yet? If you have what was the shipping time on it? The current listed time on apple.ca after I do my BTO spec is 2-4 weeks.

    I've heard little murmors of apple having problems shipping on newly released products. So if anyone can give me some input from their personal experiences that would be grand.
     
  2. jimsowden macrumors 68000

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    Apple can never ship anything. It is their "kryptonite". Well, that really isn't an apt simile, but whatever. Yeah, it’s weak.
     
  3. TLRedhawke macrumors 6502

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    We've fulfilled all of our orders for iMacs through a few weeks ago, and considering they were all CTOs, that's not too bad. Hell, we even have a demo open now. I work at an Apple reseller in Toronto. There were supply issues when the machine was first announced, half due to poor G5 supply, and half due to volume, but all that's pretty much cleared up by now. On a sidenote, every single G5 iMac box that has come through the store looks like it's had the **** kicked out of it in the warehouse. The machines have suffered no damage, but the box looks like crap.
     
  4. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says...I was in one of the l;ocal resellers a few days ago and they had one on display and a few sealed boxes visible on the floor - who knows if there were more in the back room too...so perhaps there is something in your CTO that is the delay? Also, once Apple starts getting caught up on the orders (as seems to be the case from the post above) quite frequently those estimated ship dates get beaten quite easily....hopefully yours will be on the way sooner than you think....oh yeah!
     
  5. dornoforpyros thread starter macrumors 68040

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    alrighty cool! I'll prolly be placing my order on monday (gotta confirm a pay cheque first) and hopefully I'll have it before the end of the month!
     
  6. MacinDoc macrumors 68020

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    Ordered Aug. 31, shipped Sept. 24, arrived at my door in Calgary Sept. 28 (20" CTO).
     
  7. dornoforpyros thread starter macrumors 68040

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    doh that's almost the whole 4 weeks! I don't wanna wait that long :(
     
  8. piatek macrumors newbie

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    If you get stock iMac ( no toys in it ) it will take a week. If you get it loaded, it will take 4-5 weeks.

    How do i know this ? I ordered it.
    And also asked apple rep.

    so from now on i buy apple stock, get it witing a week and buy ram or w/e i want at a store :D


    piatek.
     
  9. dornoforpyros thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hmm that might be the way to go cuz we all know apple ram is over priced.
     
  10. TLRedhawke macrumors 6502

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    As a rule we advise people at our store not to do a CTO if they just want extra ram. I can order it from my supplier, have it the next day, and it will be cheaper than Apple. If you want to add a few things, then do a CTO.
     
  11. dornoforpyros thread starter macrumors 68040

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    hmmm so what if I'm also going for the blue tooth wireless keyboard/mouse package and a ram upgrade?
     
  12. MacinDoc macrumors 68020

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    Keep in mind that my machine was ordered on the day it was released, after no iMac had been available for 2 months, and plenty of demand was built up. Also, I went for standard shipping, although I'm not sure that the shipping was much different from express. And yes, it seemed that Bluetooth orders were delayed more than some others.
     

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