Is it normal for Macs to ship from China?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by AuburnTiger, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    I'm just curious. I would think that the retail stores in the US would have a Macbook in stock. I ordered it Thursday or Friday, and it shipped Tuesday morning from Shanghai.

    I'm also curious of whether there's a slim chance they shipped me the updated version of Macbook instead of the 2.0ghz model. Well, I guess I'll find out Thursday when it arrives.
     
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    dsnort

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    It's normal for most computers to ship from China in this day and age.

    When the comp arrives, read the specs on the outside of the box. If it's not one of the new models, I believe you can return it as long as it's unopened.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not so sure that I want the upgrade now that I find out the new models don't have the remote control with them. I mean, I've dreamed about watching Star Trek in bed with my remote since I ordered it. :)
     
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    dsnort

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    They don't come with remotes anymore? When did that happen?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    "The Apple Remote control is no longer included, and must be purchased separately ($19)."

    From the front page.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered mine on the 13th and received it on Monday the 18th, it too shipped from Shanghai.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Every computer I have bought from Apple Online has shipped from Shanghai... nothing abnormal at all.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    most online orders ship from its origin, china. either shanghai or hunan
     
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    Note that if you *do not* open the box, you can return it for refund with no restocking fee and order the new one instead.

    I mean considering you don't even have it yet, I think it would be a decent decision to get the one with more memory, speed, space, etc.
     
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    higgz

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    mine came from shanghai about 3weeks ago as well. got it in about 4 business days to virginia.
     

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