Omg! I Just Got It!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by OldCorpse, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. OldCorpse macrumors 65816

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    Just minutes ago, I was posting in another thread that my iBook is not being tracked by ups, though Amazon said I should get it by dec 23, and how maybe I'll give ups a call...

    Well - knock on the door... and THE UPS GUY IS HERE WITH MY BOX!

    I am so excited :D :D :D !!!

    Ooops, I'll have to change my underwear... :D

    K, enough... you won't hear from me for the next few hours as I enter HEAVEN!

    OldCorpse
    suddenly revived

    P.S. UPS online is still showing "billing information received" :)
     
  2. gekko513 macrumors 603

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  3. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    Me too! Just got mine about half an hour ago!
     
  4. lifeisgood360 macrumors newbie

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    that is awesome dude ;) have fun, im looking forward to mine coming tomorrow lol
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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  6. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

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    why is this thread in the buying tips forum???

    :confused:
     
  7. maya macrumors 68040

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    You have problems if you have wet/soiled your pants from the mere sound of a UPS person with a package from Apple. :eek: :p ;) :D
     
  8. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    Of what the laptop, u can see em on apple.com?:confused:
     
  9. d_and_n5000 macrumors 6502a

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    how much I want that feeling-but I gotta wait til at lest MWSF, or I'll die if a 12 in widescreen black intel iBook with 2 gb ram, etc shows up! I'll just die!!!
     
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  11. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Good Luck with your iBook


    God i dont want to wait to MWSF but for intel iBook i will!
     
  12. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Ergh, you just don't get it do you...
     
  13. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    guess not lol
     
  14. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    Thats what i was about to say.
     
  15. mopppish macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I've got to join in the excitement.
    I just got my ibook a couple of days ago and have decided that it's the best investment I've ever made, followed closely by my 5G ipod and my imac G5.
    I'm starting to feel like a complete Apple nerd...
     
  16. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Hint: Everyone has a different set up. ;)
     
  17. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    Gotcha.. well, i wont have pics til after dec 25.. sry
     
  18. maya macrumors 68040

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    You are just trying to get a "feel" for his crib. ;) :p :D
     
  19. asencif macrumors 6502

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    Congratulations on your new iBook's people. Did you two order it from Amazon.com and use Free shipping? How many days did it actually take?
     
  20. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    To be honest, I couldn't care less.

    ...But that is why people like to see pictures, right? :confused: Now I'm starting to doubt myself.
     
  21. OldCorpse thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for all the good wishes. OK, photos will have to come later, for the next few days you'll have to pry me off my lappy with the jaws of life... :D

    First thing I did is perform some checks of known problems... I have 2 of them that I can tell right away... :( . One, the battery is not perfectly flat, and the compartment door sticks out slightly on one side (is not flush with the bottom). Second, the space bar key is not situated correctly, it sticks up more on the right side (looking at the bar from the perspective of the latch). Oh, well, these are not major problems, I can live with them. I also used PiXel Check to check for bad pixels - I have none, plus my screen has even illumination across the whole surface. :)

    It seems a bit slow to start up, about 115 seconds to reach desktop from a cold start (I wrote a post on that in another forum - Mac Basics and Help). Maybe this will get better with time, or maybe this is normal for my iBook (my cr*ppy Dull Inspiron 1100 with XP Home takes "only" about 45 seconds). In any case, a 1GB stick of RAM is on its way, maybe that'll help speed up the startup.

    Setup was a breeze. I'm loving it. So far I'm browsing with Safari. Already I feel like my hands are tied behind my back, there are so many options missing - I use a tricked out Firefox 1.5 with the Google Toolbar on my Dull laptop. However, rather than immediately download the FF for Mac, I'm going to give Safari time - to learn how to best work it, to unlearn Windows habits, to optimize it... generally live with it, before thinking of the FF again.

    I have millions of questions, but I guess this is not the forum for it. Plus, I don't want to be the guy always asking for free fish. I want to learn to fish myself, first do my own due diligence, google for stuff, read, and only if I'm stuck, ask humbly for help, in the right forum (Mac Basics and Help).

    OK, I'll shut up now, and go back to heaven (i.e. my iBook) :D :D :D

    Oh, and in answer to the question about shipping... I ordered the iBook first thing in the morning of dec. 16 (Friday) about 1:40 AM, when the great Amazon deal appeared. I chose FREE shipping. At the time of my order, Amazon estimated I'll get the iBook either dec. 22 or dec. 23. Amazon sent me an email dec. 19 (Monday), around 7:00 PM that the iBook shipped. UPS showed only that they received billing information. Now, my order on Amazon showed estimated time of delivery as dec. 23. In fact, I received it late afternoon, dec. 21. All the while, even after I received it, UPS online was showing only that they "received billing information".

    OldCorpse
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  22. rye9 macrumors 65816

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    Yes I did. I used free shipping and my total AFTER REBATE was $785! Also, it took 3 days to ship. It went out on Sunday, came on Wedneday. (maybe 4 days, depends on how u look at it) :D
     
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    I have both of those "problems" with my iBook too. Maybe its a common thing. Neither is really noticable (on mine anyway), nor does it affect usage, so I don't mind.
     
  25. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    Due to the holiday season the USPS/FedEx/UPS/etc... are just overloaded. I just got an iMac delivered on Monday through FedEx and their tracking was a little bit slow as well.

    Enjoy your new iBook!
     

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