Panther in UK

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by BowiPod, Oct 24, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

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    Any of you in the UK get your Panther today, or are you still waiting?

    I'm in Aberdeen and still waiting! Guess it will come tomorrow.:(
     
  2. macrumors member

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    I'm picking up mine tommorow at Solutions Inc. (South of England's AppleStore & Specialist)

    They're doing a "Panther Party" tommorrow!

    http://www.solutions-inc.co.uk/
     
  3. macrumors member

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    Still waiting in Reading too.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    I've not even had a shipping notification yet, and I ordered my copy only a few minutes after it went on sale.

    It's a touch shoddy, frankly.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    got mine this morning! woot!!
    Ordered about 5 days ago, got the shipping notice on monday/tuesday
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    Mmm..mine was sent out Wed morning but has not arrived. Monday morning it is then!

    So much for the evening delivery Apple promised....
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Jack: who was it delivered by? By courier or by normal parcel post? Last time I bought something from the Apple store (a LaCie CDRW), it came by TNT... just wondering!
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Kind of relevant, I guess. Most of the people on here are in the US, first time I have seen so many UK posts on a thread! Maybe we should try and set up a sub-forum, or at least note each others User ID's.

    I am in Brighton, and know no-one else with a Mac - can be a lonely old world this 'think different' stuff!

    Marc
     
  9. thread starter macrumors member

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    Good thinking. How do we go about it?
     
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    I got my shipping notice the morning of of Wed 22nd.

    I called Apple yesterday, they said it was dispatched by 'parcel post' which I assume means Parcel Force? It might just be regular airmail --> Royal Mail from Ireland, so I'm guessing there might actually be Saturday deliveries.

    Notice how it still says "order today for evening delivery on October 24th" - what's with this? How does anybody deliver in the evening?
     
  11. thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm sure if they had shipped on monday/tuesday it would have all worked beautifully.....

    I see that stateside a lot of the orders got upgraded to overnight or 2 day delivery to assure Friday afternoon delivery.

    Nevermind, will be able to keep an eye on installation problems over the weekend
     
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    gotohamish

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    JUST this second called Apple UK, and they're all by post in the UK, meaning YES TO SATURDAY DELIVERIES.

    A little sneaking if you ask me though... the message on the site means "order today for your 10.3 to be SENT by the evening of the 24th" Tut tut Apple.

    Well, I'll be all ears for the doorbell in the morning.

    REPEAT: There are to be NO evening deliveries in the UK.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors member

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    nice one, thanks. As my copy is being delivered to my university department, I'll have to wait until Monday.
     
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    cwedl

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    does anyone know when PC world will be getting Panther, I am in southampon, John Lewis will not be getting it until next week sometime, I may pop down the Hedge end tonight to have a look.
     
  15. macrumors member

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    Yup, same here. Mine was sent on Wednesday, to be delivered to my work address (a university). So no Panther for me this weekend either! :(
     
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    I was told by Apple that because this is 'something very special' (to Apple) that they've tried to make sure that everybody receives their copy at 8 tonight...

    Can't see it myself, but we'll see :)
     
  17. macrumors G3

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    We're here.... ;) MR London Geekfest on the 22nd November, MacExpo in Angel, London if you're interested.... :D Come up to play... ;) :D
     
  18. Guest

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    i ordered mine early last week, got my shipping confirmation wednesday together with a "spring" tracking number (never heard of them!)

    still hasnt arrived (even though the store said delivery by 8pm on 24th)

    wont be buying from the apple store again - i could have nipped to manchester and bought it tonight when i finished work! :mad:

    wont get to play with it until late next week now due to work comittments :(
     
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    Marc, I live in Sussex too. You don't know anyone with a Mac?!?!

    Why not go to the Solutions Inc. Panther Party tomorrow (on all day), it's on the Old Shoreham Road near Hove...
     
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    Going on the standard of PCWorld in Stevenage I reckon they should have it just before 10.4 comes out:rolleyes:
     
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    Panther in UK from AppleStore

    Well I had an email from Apple yesterday after I queried the AppleStore page's promis of 'Order today for evening delivery on 24th Oct'.

    I was informed by email that no copies of Panther have shipped form Apple UK / Ireland and that their logistics department had confirmed this.

    All copies will ship this evening apparently according to the email I recieved, to be frank and honest I have been repeatedly let down by the service from AppleStore in the UK.

    Oh and for the person asking about parcel post, it's not parcel force :( It's the slowest method of posting anything in the UK.

    Disgruntled Stephen.
     
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    Picking mine up tomorrow

    I have pre-ordered a copy from KRCS in Nottingham and will be picking it up tomorrow.

    They are my nearest Apple store. The PC World here in Lincoln is very hit and miss when it comes to supplying Apple stuff.

    http://www.krcs.co.uk/krcs_nottingham.html
     
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    Re: Panther in UK from AppleStore

    Quite a few folks here, myself included, have had their shipping confirmations (mine wednesday morning) and their status has changed to 'shipped' on order tracking. So are these bull****?
     
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    gotohamish

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    It's 8.02pm, and NO PANTHER in my hands.

    Surprise surprise.

    I can't believe Apple UK have fed us all such different information.

    I too have that ''spring'' confirmation number - though I've no idea what that is!

    I know one guy in the UK got his today after a tueday shipping confirmation, so as mine was wednesday, he's to tomorrow's post.
     
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    Guess what??? It's 8.01PM. We can now officially describe AppleStore Europe as a bunch of useless gits.:mad:
     

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