Panther: which shipping to choose?

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  1. starcrossed macrumors regular

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    I was about to about to finalize my order for Panther, and came across the shipping page asking me which shipping method to use, but I remember on one of the order pages stating the estimated delivery date to be the evening of the 24th, even before I chose a shipping option. I was wondering if anyone could clarify for me if all orders will arrive by the 24th, regardless of the method, like if I chose the free ground shipping, they would send it out 5 days in advance (the time it states it will take) to insure it will arrive on the release date, or only the most expensive option will be guaranteed on the 24th. I want to chose ground shipping for free, but then again I want to get Panther as soon as possible, so any advice or info would be greatly appreciated. Maybe from someone who pre-ordered MacOS or other Apple software in the past. Thanks.
     
  2. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    In another thread, it was said by someone who ordered on the phone with Apple that it doesn't matter, because that is the standard page for all shipments on the website and regardless of what you choose it will be sent FedEx and it will be delivered on the 24th.
     
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Correct. That was me who said that.

    I'll add a reminder: Your order must be processed, not just placed, by October 21st to receive Panther on the 24th, no matter what shipping method you choose.
     
  4. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

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    What does "processed" mean? My order seems to have been stuck on "Open" for the past couple days.
     
  5. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    When the 3G iPods came out I ordered in advance of release. I picked the free delivery. I still had it on the day it was released. I expect Panther will work the same way.
     
  6. starcrossed thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sweeeet!! Thanks for the info, that will save me $12 dollars to use elsewhere....hmmm...possibly new iPod accessories ;)..we'll see. Thanks again.
     

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