Orderd New Imac....

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by superted666, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. superted666 Guest

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    Hey there,

    I orderd a new iMac yesterday and on the uk store it says 7-10 days until it can ship... fair enough i said however when i track the order it says on or before the 31st! thats like 15 days!

    does the order tracker always display the end of the month?
    or is my order likely to be late?

    C

    Oh and Hello all its my first post!
     
  2. chucknorris macrumors 6502a

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    They often set the estimated ship date way out in the future, so they can appear to have gotten it out ahead of time.
     
  3. superted666 thread starter Guest

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    Phew

    I hope it is only 7-10 days then,

    Im so impacient! :D
     
  4. mpw Guest

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    ....or, as with everything I've ever ordered, they never hit the estimated date and you'll end up with TNT on speed-dial! :(
     
  5. this is funah macrumors 6502

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    man, these new imacs are gonna sell like crazy, everyone's talking about getting one. i can't wait to get mine. im sticking with waiting til they get to the apple store.
     
  6. MacManDan macrumors 6502

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    I ordered an iMac too (last Thursday), but mine says it'll ship 27 Oct. What they don't say is that its 7-10 BUSINESS days. :( 10 business days is about 2 weeks in advance. Hang in there it'll ship! (At least that's what I keep telling myself).

    And welcome to the forums!
     
  7. superted666 thread starter Guest

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    crazy on the US site it states 7-10 BUISINESS DAYS
    and on the UK site it states just 7-10 days.

    Bet it means business days.
     
  8. mpw Guest

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    That is CRAZY, just plain mad, what were they thinking? :rolleyes:
     
  9. WestCoastpdx macrumors newbie

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    any body know when they will hit Apple stores?

    Once I sell this powerbook, it's iMac time!
     
  10. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Mine's due to ship on or before 20th Oct :p

    (I'm still waiting for the RMA info to come in the post - so I can send back the unopened Rev.B sitting in my hallway :( )
     
  11. MacManDan macrumors 6502

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    Did you order a 17" or 20"? The 20" had longer ship dates.
     
  12. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    17inch - I've a spare 19inch monitor that I'll use IF I need the extra desktop space.
     
  13. MacManDan macrumors 6502

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    Not bad :) Correct me if I'm wrong though, I thought iMacs only did video mirroring and not desktop extension?
     
  14. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    I always thought the 7-10 days was the time until it is shipped and then you add the actual shipping time onto that (whichever method you chose) for the delivery time. Could definitely be wrong though.

    Welcome to the forums.

    EDIT: Ohhh, I just reread it. Never mind.
     
  15. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    There is a non-destructive "hack" to enable iMacs, eMacs and iBooks to span.
     
  16. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    You're right. He'll have to use the hack.
     
  17. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Yes, I have the cable and will be using the hack to span my desktop between the two screens.
     
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  19. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Already - from an Apple Store then? How's it looking - what are you using it for?

    EDIT: I've just seen your other post - nice timing.
     
  20. superted666 thread starter Guest

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    20th!

    i only placed my orderd like 1 day after you and mine says 31st thats no fair.
    you in the US?

    And BTW the 7-10 days thing is unitl it ships so more days after that whoever asked....
     
  21. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    Me? No I'm in BC, Canada. It'll take a good week or after it ships before it arrives though.

    EDIT: Just checked my order - it was shipped this morning, 18th Oct. In SHANGHAI at the moment :)
     
  22. fartheststar macrumors 6502a

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    Always exciting to watch your mac on it's world tour before it gets to you. Except for some posts I've seen where it ends up in the wrong area of the world. Anyways, you're all going to have a great time when you get your new computers. If only I was in the market for one now..... maybe in 3 years I'll need to replace my powermac G4 .....
     
  23. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    I was playing with a friends PowerMac G5 the other week - nice machines. A little differcult to justify for our needs though.
     

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