Just left Apple Store with MacBook Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Jimmie Geddes, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    I went to the Apple Store in Short Hills, NJ and picked up my MacBook Air (1.6GHz) and a MacBook Air SuperDrive. I got to the store around 10:15 this morning and bought the 1st MacBook Air, they only received 2 and said they did not expect to get another shipment for a week or two. They had plenty of MacBook Airs on display though. I posted an "unboxing".

  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2008
    Now why can't any of the 4 stores in Atlanta be like that :(
    I've had morning appointments for like 3 days now lol.
  3. macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

    Feb 9, 2005
    The good side of the grass.
    Or any of the three stores in NC?? Congrats!
  4. macrumors member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Hull, UK
    git ! ;-) lucky you
  5. macrumors 65816


    Nov 10, 2006
    Damn, nothing in NC yet? I figured with the 2 week delay Apple would make enough of these to have in the stores by now. Oh well...
  6. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    They only had 2 in the store? Is this a case of Apple not being confident with their new notebook or that they simply cannot keep up with demand due to high online sales?

    It is too bad they don't have the SSDs in store.
  7. macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    B*st*rd..... :p

    /me turns green with envy

    Enjoy your new machine! :D
  8. macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2004
    weird situation in soho.
    possibly they are not telling people that they are for sale over the phone? just called pdx and they have one display unit only (or so they say...but i'm tempted to go in....)
  9. macrumors 603

    NC MacGuy

    Feb 9, 2005
    The good side of the grass.
    Yes, it's weird in every apple way. From other thread:

    Short Hills
    Originally Posted by mrat93
    Short Hills, NJ "Has them in the store, but is not selling them till Friday (tomorrow.)"
    They have demos in, but have "none in stock." Which from how I read it, actually meant, they have them but weren't yet allowed to sell them. She had implied that as soon as Apple.com lists them as shipping, they would be available.

    I am hoping they are available around 12-1PM, which would be 9:00-10 AM in Cupertino.
  10. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    Thanks. I couldn't believe that they only received 2 for sale, there were so many on display. While I was paying one of the other workers saw I had the MacBook Air and said "you got the 1st one, we only have 1 more." He said Apple was shipping to people who pre-ordered. I definitely thought they'd have more than 2 to sell in the store (it's a big Apple Store), there were alot of people playing with the ones on display.

    I can't believe how thin this thing is, it's crazy!!!
  11. macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2005
  12. macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2008
    they didn't receive two for sale. they got more. they were just lying because they weren't supposed to be selling them yet
  13. macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2007
    Honolulu Update

    Just called Ala Moana...None in stock. They said "in a week"...

    But I've heard that before and they've gotten things earlier. So I'm crossing my fingers I'll get my paws on a SSD sooner. :)
  14. macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2008
    Maybe those were for display, and they felt that they could sell a couple just because...

    When has Apple ever just shipped 2 new products to one store in every 600miles
  15. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2007
    I'm just telling you what I was told. I don't see how they're not supposed to be selling them when they have a bunch of them on display for people to use. I walked in, told the sales guy I wanted to buy the MacBook Air and a SuperDrive. He went to the back room and came out with both, and that's when another Apple employee said they only received 2 MacBook Airs to be sold (I said that was crazy, and the employee agreed because they've been getting calls since the keynote about when they would have them in stock). He said the reason was because Apple was filling orders for people who pre-ordered. Just telling you what I was told. There was no hesitation at all to not sell, there were tons of people and Apple Employees around. Surely if they're not supposed to be selling them someone would have said something.

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