Would stock PB come before BTO iBook?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by josepho, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. josepho macrumors regular

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    Hiya, I'm sending back my 800Mhz iBook which I got last Thursday, since I was thankfully within my 10 days when they brought out the new machines. I'm not trying to decide between iBook and PowerBook, since the price of the latter is much more attractive now.

    I know I shouldn't base my decision on this, but humour me. If I were to order a stock 12" PB would it arrive here much quicker than a BTO iBook (60GB, BT, AE)? My last iBook came from Taiwan and took nearly 2 weeks. Do they perhaps store the PBs somewhere in Europe (well, I'm in the UK)? Perhaps if they stored them in their HQ in Ireland, or in the Netherlands? If so, I'd guess it would come much quicker. This would sway me a little more over to the PB which is becoming more attractive every day.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Jim_N_Tonik macrumors newbie

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    I purchased my iBook online Monday Morning, 9:14am PST -- it was a BTO 12" with 768MB RAM, 60GB HD, AE -- it shipped last night, should arrive here (near Toronto) around Tuesday.

    Sounds like the turnaround isn't too bad.
     
  3. josepho thread starter macrumors regular

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    The main problem last time was the time it took to get here after leaving Taiwan. If they shipped from within Europe then it would come significantly more quickly. Nice to hear they're processing new ones quickly though.

    Cheers!
     
  4. invaLPsion macrumors 65816

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    I hope they beging shipping the 17 inch powerbooks soon. I got mine BTO. (Honestly, who didn't get the extra video ram and faster hard drive?)
     

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