MacBook from Apple Store: How long does delivery take?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by PaulinMaryland, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. PaulinMaryland macrumors regular


    May 17, 2006
    Maryland, USA
    My daughter will be entering college in five weeks, and I'm ready to order her a MacBook from the Apple Store, using the student discount. The family will be away all next week on vacation; I don't want the package to arrive when we're gone. How long should I wait to order to make sure the Mac will arrive after July 30? We live in Maryland (USA).
  2. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 28, 2005
    Illinois, USA
    usually, custom built macs take about two weeks to ship from the apple facility in shanghai, china. if you ordered a default macbook, they ship in 5-7 business days according to the apple store, it varies between different macs
  3. kathen macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2006
    They're taking forever to ship. I ordered one last Saturday and it is supposed to arrive August 2nd. Order whenever.
  4. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    The low end MacBook $1099 retail is on a huge backorder right now. We have a couple on order and its been over three weeks. If your ordering the low end model buy it now! It will take a while!
  5. Shadow macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Keele, United Kingdom
    My MacBook has FINALLY shipped today-should be here on the 26/27th July. Can't wait :D. BTW I ordered on 3rd July :eek:
  6. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    ouch I ordered my refurb MBP and it shipped the day after I ordered. Mine should be here at the beginning of nextweek.
  7. PaulinMaryland thread starter macrumors regular


    May 17, 2006
    Maryland, USA
    I've been working overtime so I think I'll be able to able to afford the black model, which I hear ships more quickly. But I may get the refurbished version; dunno if that makes a difference. I am eager to just get it over with. I can just leave
    a note for UPS/FedEx to come back in August!
  8. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    if you have an apple store near by you can have it shipped their and pick itup whenever
  9. mpacsam macrumors newbie


    Jul 7, 2006
  10. preeble macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2006
    I ordered my Macbook on July 3rd (with a larger hard drive). It shipped on the 15th and I received it on the 17th. I was shocked at how fast it was delivered from China to NJ!!!
  11. flyingkolours macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2006
    oh! I was surprised when I ordered the macbook online and saw that it's goin to take around 3 weeks...was expecting my macbook to reach me within a week :(

    i've placed an order on the 21st...when can I expect it to be delivered? (with a larger harddisk)
  12. mhuk01 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2006
    South West England
    i ordered mine then too. whats ur delivery date? mines 8th august! i think i will pester apple as much as i can, and hope it makes some difference lol
  13. zelmo macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2004
    Mac since 7.5
    I live in Edgewood, Maryland. We ordered a BlacBook BTO with 1GB RAM and a 100GB hdd from the EDU store on May 29th. It was scheduled to ship on June 13th, but actually arrived on June 6th IIRC.
  14. mac000 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2005
    i live in PA, i ordered a stock MB on the 13th and it finally shipped on the 22nd.

    however, my girlfriend went to the closest apple store (1.25 hrs away) and picked up her notebook BUT she had to deal with the hassel from the sales representative.

    p.s. no we dont want applecare why are you ringing it up at the cash register after we told you we don't want it :( :eek: :confused:
  15. flyingkolours macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2006
    actually i ordered on the night of 20th and my delivery date is 7th of I think they're fair alright [:D] where did you order it? on the UK store or the US store? I did it in the UK store...and i'm in london...the shipping date is 27th July...and i just hope they ship it in one day!!! i desperately want to get it by this weekend!!
  16. Cerano macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2010
    I purchased mine with a reseller yesterday...

    Apple store online here says ships within 3 business days for CTOs im wondering how much longer my reseller will take as im leaving for a holiday
  17. darknite38 macrumors regular

    Nov 18, 2010
    You really had to post this on a four year old thread?
  18. Cerano macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2010
    my apologies i must've been using the search instead of starting a new thread
  19. MacBookBroLax macrumors newbie


    Dec 1, 2011
    Apple Shipping

    It will take 24 hours to ship and 3-5 days to be deliver at your house.
  20. NutsNGum macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    July 17th 2006.


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