Where Are The PowerBooks?????

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by EJBasile, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. EJBasile macrumors 65816

    EJBasile

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    I am prepared to buy my new powerbook (1.5ghz 12" SuperDrive) but they are not in stock at any of the Apple Stores in CT. I calledFarmington and Danbury (1.5 hours away) to see if they had any but none of them do. On saturday Farmington said they should be in stock on monday. I called on monday and they said hopefully by the end of the week.

    I'm going to be skiing in VT for the next few days so hopefully when i get back they will have them.
     
  2. nerdykarim macrumors member

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  3. wizz0bang macrumors member

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    I've been waiting with credit card in hard to buy a 12" SD since they came out on January 31st. I want to buy from Amazon.com due to their returns policy, lack of CA sales tax and free shipping. They have been saying "in stock soon" for well over a week now :(

    The only place I can find a 12" SD currently in stock is:
    www.macmall.com

    These places had them in stock last week:
    www.macconnection.com
    www.jr.com

    But I chose not to buy due to the lack of a return policy (you must deal with Apple's warranty department if something is wrong on day one) or sales tax.

    Or you could always order from Apple and wait, then hope you don't have any problems with the unit.

    Waiting on Amazon :) Not in a hurry.
     
  4. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    You should make your way to NH on your ski trip and avoid Mass "luxury tax." :)

    Where in VT are you skiing? Maybe I can point you in a good direction...
     
  5. EJBasile thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I will be at my ski house on Okemo (Ludlow, VT). I looked into the NH store but according to Map Quest its 2.5 hours away.
     
  6. Southbridge macrumors regular

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    yeah I called 2 locations in NYC for the 12" including the store in Soho, and they're all out... :(
     
  7. Converted2Truth macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered my 15" CTO from apple on the 11th of feb. Still hasn't shipped. I'm a little ticked. 5-7 business days turned into ~12+ days. I called apple yesterday and they said, "Don't be surprised if your ship date is delayed. These are extremely popular right now."
     
  8. bryng macrumors member

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    My 15" CTO was ordered on 1 Feb. Still no sign at all of it shipping ...
     
  9. jrpvt macrumors newbie

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    Try Systems Plus Computers in West Lebanon, NH. That's not as far. They're an Apple specialist. I'm ordering a 1.67 ghz 15" powerbook from them and it's about to come in sometime this week. Check out http://www.systemsplus.com ....just an idea.
     
  10. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    There's an Apple retailer (Mac Edge) in Keene, NH, which is less than an hour from Okemo. You may want to give them a call:

    http://www.macedge.com/service/

    I got my iPod at their store when they were sold out everywhere else, so I know they are legit.
     
  11. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    Aah! Who are you?! I work in Lebanon! I got my old iBook at Systems Plus. :D
     
  12. Eevee macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried CompUSA on Boston Post Rd? Sometimes they carry Macs, though, rev C and older models.
     
  13. dejo Moderator

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    The sooner you order from Amazon, the further up in the queue you will be. If you wait for them to say "In stock now", you may be waiting a while. They could get a whole bunch in but never change the inventory status since those are all already spoken for because of pre-orders. Just a warning.
     
  14. wizz0bang macrumors member

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    I know. But I hate ordering without a shipping date. There is also the matter of the old model PowerBook rebate expiring today (Feb 22nd). Amazon usually renews the rebates the day after they expire; I'm hoping they will offer the $150 rebate on the current model PBs. I'll find out tomorrow. :)
     
  15. bryng macrumors member

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    I spoke too soon ... just arrived. Luverly! :D
     
  16. julesAI macrumors newbie

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    Bereft in SF

    Also none in stock at Apple Stores here in San Francisco and the Peninsula. Have gotten various answers as to when to expect them: the end of this week, don't know, and hysterical laughter. My thing is, I've got to buy it at a Apple Retail store because I'm using an Apple Gift Card. Can't use it anywhere except at an Apple Retail store! *sigh*
     
  17. adamjay macrumors 6502a

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    i ordered my 12" Combo drive from macmall because the local apple store was out of stock. got it the next business day for only $10 shipping.
     
  18. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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    I wish you very good luck finding one and a fabulous ski trip! :)
     
  19. john1123 macrumors regular

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    i had to go to the apple store 4 times and wait in line for my shuffle... i guess demand is just so high for new mac products :)
     
  20. jrpvt macrumors newbie

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    That's awesome! I thought I was the only one around these parts. I'm about 30 mins. out of leb. near Woodstock, VT. Off to Systems plus today to get my laptop. I'm so excited to finally get it!
     
  21. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    Wow, I live in Quechee. Small world! :)
     

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