Shipping Concerns

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by patrickzander, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. patrickzander macrumors newbie

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    I was curious to how long it usually takes for a Apple PowerBook to arrive to a U.S. Location. I am from North Dakota and plan on ordering a 15" PowerBook (My first Mac) and upgrading the HD and Memory, which adds to the time until it is shipped. I will get the free shipping, which is up to 5 days before arrival.

    My concern is this: Right now I am in college in a Dorm. I plan on moving home for xmas on Dec. 15th. Now, I hope to order the PowerBook either on Thanksgiving or the day after, hopefully not later than the Monday following Thanksgiving(28th).

    If I ship it to my Dorm, do you think it will arrive before I move home over xmas break(Dec 15th).

    Thanks for the input

    patrick zander
     
  2. adk macrumors 68000

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    I'd assume they already have a model set up with the specs you want ready to ship. There aren't that many options in a powerbook so I bet they have them ready to go. When I ordered my nano They shipped it the next day (I ordered at night) and it took maybe 4 or 5 days to get to me in WI. They Ship from california. you should be fine.
     
  3. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Usually they ship via Fedex, which typically is quite fast. The site itself will tell you how long it will take to ship -- right now it say BTO powerbooks ship in 2-3 days. So I'd say that if you place your order by the 28th, you should definitely have it by December 15.
     
  4. patrickzander thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, that helps.

    I've never ordered from apple.com, so I thought I would ask.
     
  5. mizzi macrumors member

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    i ordered mine on the 14th and fed ex's site says i wont be getting it until the 21st...

    2-3 days my ass hah.
     

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