Something Fishy with Panther Orders..

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by TheWitePony, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2003
    Interesting things happening. First some orders have reportedly been shipped. Then a lot of people, including myself find their orders either upgraded or changed to 2nd day delivery. I called up apple this afternoon and had mine fixed back to overnight, but it seems this has happened to a lot of people. And now, it looks as if someone has actually received a copy tonight over in the UK (see front page). Also, the Order Status page has been down for a while tonight, and still not up.

    ...I have a tiny theory for these events. I believe that it was Apple's intent the whole time for everyone(mostly) to receive panther on or before the 24th. Therefore, something they did in the system to account for this changed the orders to 2nd day, because.....they all will be shipping tomorrow to be here by Friday. So, maybe a lot of people will find that their copy of panther has been shipped tomorrow.

    Then again...what do i know? Any thoughts?
  2. macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    I always expected mine to arrive on Friday. When you order things pre-release you tend to get them on the release date. G5s being a notable exception--but they never had a firm release date.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2002
    well i can't even access my order page on - it says "internal server error" (theirs, not mine!)

    so i can't check what my shipping date is. hope i get it friday, rather than having to wait until monday.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2003
    haha mine shipped this morning. FedEx says i should have it tomorrow by 3!!!
  5. Guest


    May 24, 2003
    Obviously you're not a golfer.

  6. Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Q Division, Los Angeles
    I think Apple is trying to arrange it so all buyers get them on Friday, and all stores get them in time to sell them Friday. To do this, they have to adjust their shipping dates depending on the destination. I'm not surprised that the online store can't quite account for this, since it is designed to show how long delivery will take FROM the shipping date, not BEFORE the arrival date.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
    I just placed my order yesterday at noon Pacific Time, and selected standard ground. My shipping got moved up to Standard Overnite so I assume mine will ship tomorrow.

    Even still, since some people who didn't order the first day already received shipping notices while those who ordered the first day have orders that are still open, does it make sense that ordering the first day is actually going to help?

    Just curious..
  8. macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2003
    Somewhere in the USA
    My order status was changed yesterday by Apple from 2-day to overnight, at no extra charge! I didn't even ask!

    I checked the Web after I got home, and it was shipped this morning!!!

    I was a little concerned since I ordered it about 30 minutes after it was available, and had been reading reports of people having it shipped even though they had ordered much later.

    FedEx still doesn't have tracking info, but since it was sent overnight and was sent early this morning, I hope this means I will get it tomorrow!! :)
  9. macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2003
    Well I PAID for overnight and they shipped it 2-day. I'm a little cheesed.
  10. macrumors member

    Jan 30, 2002
    Newcastle, Washington (Bill's backyard)
    Just received my cat about an hour ago. Going home soon to install.... Purchased from CDW
  11. macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2002
    when i ordered panther, they specifically said that i would get it on the afternoon of the 24th . . . i dont see anything fishy.

    ps . . . so excited!
  12. macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2003
    I placed my order last week on my PC at work, but had the confirmation sent to my work email. I am off sick at the moment, and can't get on to my work system. Any idea how I can find out the progress of my copy of Panther? I can't really be bothered to call Apple and start explaining, just wondered if I could find out my order number or anything any other way.

  13. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 3, 2003
    Shanghai, China
    Panther far far away...

    I ordered my copy via the up-to-date program on the 18th, and ever since the 19th it is still being assembled. The e-mail said that it will be shipped on the 24th, so I guess Apple doesn't plan for a 24th delivery for Europe :(.

    By the way, I noticed that the European order status looks quite different from the American one I see posted on the boards.

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  14. macrumors member

    May 5, 2003

    you are lucky! i ordered my up-to-date cd on october 9th and check out my order status:

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  15. macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2003
    I take it nobody knows a way of checking the status without the order number then?

  16. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 22, 2002
    Awwww ... OPEN??? what does that mean, open??? i want my panther, now!
  17. macrumors 65816


    Oct 22, 2003
    Somewhere in the USA
    3:14 pm CST. October 24, 2003.

    I've got the Pather box in my hands!!!! Well, I actually put it down to type, but you get the idea.

    Now, it's time to install it... :)

    I hope everyone who's waiting gets their Panther very soon (hopefully today).
  18. macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2003
    An Omen

    My copy was delivered by FedEx and installation started within 15 minutes. While the PB was churning away I stepped outside for a minute, looked at the sky and saw a huge X - probably 50 miles long. It was the vapor from two airline jets that just happened to cross at the perfect angle. One hell of an omen and, yes, Panther installed perfectly.
  19. macrumors 68000

    Oct 8, 2003
    Sacramento, CA, USA
    Re: An Omen

    That's so great, wish that would happen to me..... :rolleyes:
  20. macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2003
    Central NY
    Hmmm... I ordered it late Tuesday, or early Wednesday (depending on how you look at it) and I am looking at the box right now. Maybe I'll wait until 8 to install it. Or maybe I'll wait until next week. Probably next week.
  21. macrumors 6502a

    crap freakboy

    Jul 17, 2002
    nar in Gainsborough, me duck
    ordered it Sunday night at Apple UK.

    Shipped Wednesday.

    now Friday 22.34 GMT and I doubt I'll hear a knock at the door tonight.

    hope it arrives tomorrow.

    feel rather conned actually.

    last time I order at Apple Store
  22. macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2003
    Ordered mine on the 8th via the up to date program (new 15" AL PB).

    It was initially set to ship on the 21st. On the 21st I got an email saying it had been delayed to the 24th. Now I notice the order status says on or before the 29th


    At this rate I'm hoping I'll get it before the year end. Vancouver isn't that far away from California!

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