New MBPs on Oct. 10?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sevi, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. Sevi macrumors newbie

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    Hi Folks

    I just ordered my MBP last Thursday. At this time the apple store (switzerland) showed shipping within 1 day. This has changed as my order was updated at the tracking site.

    Here is the full story:

    After I was waiting for a long time to see the update to C2D, I just gave up and decided to order now and be happy with what I'm getting with the first generation of MBP.

    I called the order hotline to go shure that I'm getting my money back if there is a new product out soon (too soon ;-) ). The friendly guy on the other end confirmed me that i'll be able to send it back within 10 days w/o any restocking fee. After answering my question, the guy invited me to order with him, as he had the possibility to order even cheaper than the normal edu-store. Wow!

    I placed my order and chose payment by bank transfer. Of course, the transfer was done on the same day as I can't wait untill I'm getting my new gadget ;-).

    Today (Monday 2th) apple received my payment and updated my order. But now it shows a shipping date of Oct. 11 and is telling me that I'll get it around the 26th. Just to repeat: At the time I ordered, the store showed shipping within 24 hrs.


    What does this mean?

    Is it normal to wait that long?

    Is it just because I ordered on the phone and chose bank transfer?

    Could this mean that they are updating the MBP to C2D on the 10th, shipping my order the day after?


    Just let me know what you guys are thinking about that!

    (...and sorry for my bad english, I'm a Swissie ;-) )


    Cheers
    Sevi
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    if you are right, prepare to be very popular around here :D
     
  3. Sevi thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    I believe the shipping times posted on the Apple Store really apply more to the stock machines. Did you get any custom options. I have to admit, it does sound suspicious though. ;)
     
  5. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    and Oct 10 is nicely placed on a Tuesday™... :D

    EDIT: Welcome to the forums, Sevi!
     
  6. Infinity macrumors member

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    Well I do hope it means something of a release. I myself have been waiting for a MBP update and I know I'm not the only one. :)
     
  7. generik macrumors 601

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    Are you saying that phone ordering is better than edu?
     
  8. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    I wouldn't get my hopes up here guys...

    But congratulations on your purchase Sevi!
     
  9. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    This is definately interesting, however on the UK store it is still 24 hours with the except of the 15.4" 2.16 ghz which is at 2 days. But i havent actually got an order so cant dont have an actual shipping date. Hopefully the will be released soon.
     
  10. Sevi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Exactely! I was pretty surprised too but the guy on teh phone was telling me that he has access to a different, better conditioned, store than the normal online store.

    After recalculating my order on the normal site (non-edu-store) it shows a bargain of some 20%.
     
  11. Sevi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just to complete: The Swiss store is also still showing 24 hrs.
     
  12. shecky Guest

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    it has been proven over and over again on here that shipping times are zero indicator of new product.

    but i hope you are right :)
     
  13. generik macrumors 601

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    Compare the price you got to the ADC pricing please:

    http://developer.apple.com/membership/europe.html

    I am really curious about this :D
     
  14. Sevi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's not such ADC offer, for shure! The guy told me explicit that it was just a better edu-store the employees at the callcenter have access to.

    By the way: Has somebody had the situation when he had a pending order while a product was updated? What happens in such a case?

    Will I get automatically the new one?

    (...in case it will be updated :) )
     
  15. Surf and Turf macrumors regular

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    adc has awesome prices....mbk for about 100-200 less than edu discount

    happy kwanza
     
  16. gwilli macrumors newbie

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    Higher Discount

    If you're a student and applying through ucas even if you're currently on a gap year in the UK you get a 14% discount as well as Apple Care for £50 (£48.99 pr soemthing stupid like that) Don't know if you get that from ordering over the phone. The guys in regent street told me about it. Any one else got something like this?
     
  17. meepm00pmeep macrumors 6502

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    i hope you're right Sevi, and an update release is Oct. 10
     
  18. Phishin' it macrumors member

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    I will be so stoked, I can't wait for the update. I was about to give in and order but now I have a tiny bit of hope and I will wait.


    APPLE: PLEASE HURRY!
     
  19. Sevi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ouughhhh.... this reminds me on something I forgot: The protection plan I ordered is a special one for students as it is only about hardware but not about helpdesk stuff ("where can I find the explorer?" :D ).

    It's half the price and only available over the phone order desk. At least this guy told me so...
     
  20. emotion macrumors 68040

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    Sounds to me like you got the HE contract price. You can access this price (and Applecare cover) from your campus network. It is cheaper than normal edu pricing in the UK.
     
  21. Foggy macrumors 6502a

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    I hop eyou are wrong and an update is released on the 3rd :)
     
  22. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    Yup I hope so too. The sooner the better, I've given up hope in waiting 3 months for MWSF 2007..
     
  23. iñaki'sonMac'87 macrumors regular

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    As I post in another forum, a guy here in barcelona told me to better wait another week. He had told me that there aren't stocks of MBP 15" normal screen..

    next tuesday?! hopefuly!!!:eek:
     
  24. bushfrog macrumors member

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    Lets just say the shipping times are BIG,,, ordered a macbook on the 15th sept and they estimate the 4th october delivery.... shipping takes a long time all the way from china mine has been 'shipping' since last saturday and still no sign..

    I think its just a long wait!
     
  25. 4God macrumors 68020

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    Wow, could be a product refresh and a price update. It could be
    that the OP was charged what the new pricing will be.
     

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