The wait has started! How long does it usually take?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DevilsRejection, May 4, 2006.

  1. DevilsRejection macrumors regular

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    Ordered about an hour ago, how long does a system usually take to get to it's destination.

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  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    As long as it takes. :p

    EDIT: You bought the Apple RAM?? Ewwww (way overpriced).
     
  3. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Well that means it falls under the AppleCare he also bought.

    That will be one cool machine :) I particularly liked how you covered up everything apart from your email :p If I email you can I have the iMac? ;)
     
  4. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    According to your invoice, I'd say you'll get it in 3 to 6 business days. :rolleyes:

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  5. DevilsRejection thread starter macrumors regular

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    i saw that but people said that sometimes it occurs faster then what apple said
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You really think you will get it faster than 3 days? Three days seems like an excellent time. I probably wouldn't expect it, but I really wouldn't except it faster. It's not like they gave you a large windows of 3-6 weeks. They said 3-6 days.
     
  7. timmac macrumors member

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    I got mine 5 business days from the time it shipped, and, at the time, it had a 5-7 business day estimate. Once it ships, you can go to the carrier's website with the tracking number and be able to get a more accurate estimate. When I did that, I found out my iMac was arriving 2 days earlier than Apple's estimate.
     
  8. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

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  9. Mord macrumors G4

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    apple has always shipped things to me very very quickly, normally if it says 1-2 weeks i'll have it in about two days, or if it's 2-3 days i'll have it tomorrow morning.

    i have a working relationship with the apple shipping dude.
     
  10. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    gotta disagree with you on the Apple RAM "way overpriced" rant

    to get to the same RAM configuration you could buy two 1GB sticks from Crucial which just quoted me $173.62 apiece or $347.24 for the two of them....Apple will configure the iMac with 2x1GB for $300 which is less than you just paid Crucial of course.......but going the 3rd party supplier route leaves you with a 512 RAM stick that came with the computer,let's say yolu spend your time and sell it for Crucial's list price of $81.47, well you wouldnt get list for "used" RAM but pretend you could, and you're at $265.77 for a comparable configuration, a difference of $34.23 if you have Apple install it

    A whole lot of people would say $34.23 is an acceptable cost to pay for the convenience of having the RAM installed and covered under Apple's warranty.....I really don't think the "Ewwww (way overpriced)" comment reflects the reality of the situation

    yeah yeah yeaqh.......I know there are people who LOVE to install their own RAM and I know there are people LOVE to spend their time shopping for the "cheapest ever!!!" RAM......but not everybody figures that's the best use of their time
     
  11. TexBiker macrumors newbie

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    I ordered the same system (only 1GB RAM, though...got a 1GB stick on the way from Crucial to fill the other slot) last Saturday afternoon and it will be delivered tomorrow.

    I also ordered Klipsch speakers with the iMac and they arrived today.
     
  12. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    iMac AppleCare is $119 for educational customers.
     
  13. truz macrumors 6502a

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    How is it way overpriced? What's online market price for a 1GB stick? $160? thats more then $300 when you have to buy 2 sticks.
     
  14. sjshaw macrumors regular

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    $73 is the cheapest.
     
  15. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    the cheapest yes, but as described by the seller below;

    Generic - is available for the the price displayed on this page and is intended for the budget minded customer that is not doing mission critical work and is not trying to get the best performance or reliability from their machine. 1 year limited warranty
     
  16. Rovman macrumors regular

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    What does it matter when you don't have to pay a penny? (check out the guys blog). Gotta give you credit for pulling that off though.
     
  17. DevilsRejection thread starter macrumors regular

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    When does one usually get a tracking number?

    My Apple Care has shipped but it gives no mention as to a tracking number.
     
  18. truz macrumors 6502a

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    Should show a tracking number as soon as it's shipped. Once they get this info from fedex or ups they will post it on your order status.

    Honestly, I would not worry about tracking it. I tracked mine via fedex and it said it was on the other side of the US and would be delivered on tuesday (was a friday) that day I came home from work and it was sitting on my desk as my wife put it there. Not sure if it was a trick apple pulled on me or what but it was a good one ;)
     
  19. DevilsRejection thread starter macrumors regular

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    I worry because I'm not home most of the day, and my dad, god bless him, can't hear the door bell all the time. I don't want to be playing the waiting game with the UPS guy if you catch my drift.

    So Apple uses Fed Ex and not UPS?
     

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