Adorama Black Friday MBP Sale Backorder Thread

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aohus, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. aohus macrumors 68000

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  2. Padsterman macrumors member

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    I ordered the i7, 32gb, 1tb, Vega 20 for $3724 on the 23rd. Like you, after a couple of calls still no ETA. The website said usually 7-10 business days. On a side note maybe I should have got the i9! The customer service rep was vague.
     
  3. IdentityCrisis Suspended

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    People ordering directly from apple too are backordered through mid December.


    I ordered mine on November 22.

    MBP 15”, i9, 32gb, 2tb, Vega 20, SG

    $4824 from Adorama plus Applecare

    No eta other than the rep said I should get my tracking by Friday. Doubt it though.
     
  4. Padsterman macrumors member

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    Did they charge your credit card?
    Oh boy my older mid-2012 MacBook Pro I was using as a backup just crapped out on me today! A problem on one of the RAM banks which is soldered on, wont boot up at all now. That's two Macs that have died on me this month. My Adorama rep won't have any sympathy for me I bet!

    I ordered the new MacBook Pro from Adorama with a slight discount on AppleCare. I noticed they charged my credit card for the AppleCare, but not the MBP.
     
  5. IdentityCrisis Suspended

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    Yes, they did. Haha. Sounds like me. My built gaming system I built in March, and upgraded the CPU in to the i9-9900k 2 weeks ago, died two days ago on me. It was either the cpu or the board, but per what I read, pretty sure it was the cpu as 3 other people on Reddit had the same issue. I returned the cpu to newegg, and returned the board to amazon, and sold everything else. I am computer less except for my phone, and now using the old 2009 MBP 15" with Mojave on it. It actually works pretty well, but it gets bogged down real easy. Has my SSD in it for now. lol

    Yea, apple care was done first on mine, then 1-2 days later, the MBP got put on once they ordered it from Apple and put it into dropship.
     
  6. Padsterman macrumors member

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    So they probably have not ordered mine from Apple yet as my card has not been charged for the MBP. As my desktop died as well I probably should now use the new MacBook Pro as a replacement for that and get an iPad Pro for real mobility.
     
  7. IdentityCrisis Suspended

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    Btw they called me to verify I did place the order before doing it. Not sure if you got any calls that you didn’t recognize but keep an eye out. Came from a 1-700 only showing as the number.
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    Looks like in this thread some that ordered theirs from apple with the Vega are still waiting. In the build phase still. Ordered before us too.

    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...new-refurb-mbp-threads-merged.713578/page-570
     
  8. IdentityCrisis, Nov 30, 2018
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    Has anyone heard anything? I am seriously considering just canceling the order and getting it from Apple. They show the below...it's tempting.

    Order today, delivers:Dec 11 - Dec 13 - FastestDec 13 - Dec 17 - FreeDelivery options for:
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    I've requested Adorama to cancel my order. They keep making up BS and when I tried to cancel they said its going to ship today. But cant give me a tracking #. I doubt that. I told them cancel. I ordered it through Apple already for $150 more. They said they have to send the cancel request to the manufacture to get it canceled which can take 24 hours, then a refund will happen on my card in the next 2-3 days.

    It may have been a good deal, but I won't do business with them again.

    This thread made me change my mind.

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/adorama-puchase-thread.2018338/
     
  9. mludviksen macrumors newbie

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    I ordered my i9/32GB/2TB/Vega 20 MBP 15" on 11/22 (Thanksgiving Day) and just got a DHL tracking number from Adorama via their online chat. Saved $200 versus Apple's educational pricing after taxes. Adorama charged my credit card on 11/23 and sent an e-mail that it was being drop shipped from the manufacturer, but I never got tracking via e-mail. That said, it didn't leave Shanghai until today. Hopefully, it's not headed to Anchorage.

    Good luck with your deliveries!
     
  10. Jerz macrumors regular

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    Placed my order Nov 24th from Apple, getting it delivered today.

    i9/32gb/2tb/Vega20

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    check my post above, i ordered on 24th and its out for delivery today.
     
  11. unglued, Nov 30, 2018
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    i7/vega20/16gb/1tb

    11/25 Adorama order placed for U.S. delivery.

    11/29 Adorama status - “Unfortunately, the manufacturer is not providing us with an ETA of when to expect this item.”
     
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    I can't seem to get their live chat open. It never wants to open when I try. And they haven't done anything yet with my order. So I have no idea what direction its going to go. At least with Apple, I can cancel/return it if needed.
     
  13. Padsterman macrumors member

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    I placed my order on the 23rd. I have called Adorama a couple of times but they keep saying the manufacturer has not given any eta. Their customer service reps are so vague and almost robotic! Also emailed adorama but have had no reply. I just threatened to cancel my order and still no response.
     
  14. IdentityCrisis Suspended

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    Yeah, you ordered after me, and getting it faster. Go figure. Now I am worried about them refunding my card...
     
  15. Padsterman macrumors member

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    I ordered on the 23rd and I have heard nothing from Adorama. I have called twice and been fobbed off, emailed twice and NO response. Not sure why I paid to be a VIP360 member because their customer service on this order has been rubbish! If it was not for some products they have like the Godox / Flashpoint / Glow products I wouldn't use them at all. If it was not for the deal I got on Good Friday I would have gone through Apple or B&H. Maybe I should have gone through Apple and absorb the tax.
     
  16. artfossil macrumors 65816

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    For me, paying sales tax is a small price to pay for peace of mind and a bulletproof return policy. That's why I order from Apple. (As an added benefit, I can get the educational discount without jumping through any hoops.) I just appreciate this level of security for purchases of big items.
     
  17. Jerz macrumors regular

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    Exact reason why I went with Apple instead of B&H or Adorama. If anything, B&H's reputation is above and beyond Adorama's.
     
  18. Padsterman, Nov 30, 2018
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    Yeah you are probably right on this. It has not been all bad with adorama in the past even on some expensive gear I have purchased through them. I wonder if it is worth canceling my order (I did get $250 off the price with them) and then reorder via Apple. It would mean adding on about $750 to the cost and I am not sure if I would get it sooner now anyway.
     
  19. IdentityCrisis Suspended

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    Yeah, I've purchased a crap load from BH but never from Adorama. This was my first from them. Only reason I went with them was because of the deal. :(

    Oh well, both are ordered both ways, since it seems Adorama hasn't canceled my order yet...
     
  20. likegadgets macrumors 6502

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    I ordered from B&H on Monday, I paid 1 day overnight shipping. They charged CC right away. By Friday they had not shipped an in stock order. Calling their support is worthless and aggravating. Lies and more lies.
    Walked into apple and got a better configuration. Last time I order anything from BH
     
  21. slickshal macrumors newbie

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    SCAM ARTISTS~~!!! both adorma and bh. and this is coming from a new yawker..been here my hole life and can spot a shaddy company quite easily. especially adorscama. bunch of LIARS!


     
  22. IdentityCrisis Suspended

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    Now if I can just get my order canceled and card refunded, I'd be happier. Been 24 hours, and still not done. Yep, they are lying to me yet again.
     
  23. Padsterman macrumors member

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    For cameras, photo and video gear nobody seems to get to the prices of The Gang of Two (Adorama and B&H). B&H I find better than Adorama on most issues. I try to use my local guys as much as possible but quite often they just don't have the stock. For lighting gear I now use the Godox line and Adorama is the only dealer with some sort of support stateside. I was previously all Profoto which has great support world wide. I have been tempted to go back but the Godox prices are so good and perform 90-95% as well as Profoto. With the cost difference I can spend more on other gear like expensive MacBooks just from now on I am ordering direct from Apple and just pay the tax. I fell for the deal ads by the likes of Apple insider and some YouTube folks who I bet get a kick back from Adorama.
     
  24. puma1552 macrumors 603

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    Ultimately, it's just hard to do business with a retailer with a crap/non-existent return policy, which is both B&H and Adorama, which is sort of ridiculous considering they are major players, and not little mom n pop shops.
     
  25. Padsterman, Dec 1, 2018
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    Adorama have not charged my card for the MacBook Pro but they have charged the AppleCare. An i9, 32gb, Vega 20, 1tb is available today at my Apple Store in MA. Driving there now to get it and cancel my order with adorama, screw them. I will pay more as it's an i9 not an i7, plus I won't get the apple insider Black Friday discount of $225 and will pay state tax.

    Adorama i7 price: $3724.00
    AppleCare: $349.00
    Total: $4073.00

    Apple i9 price: $4249.00
    AppleCare: $379.00
    Sub Total: $4628
    tax: $289.25
    Total: 4,917.25

    Difference is $844.25

    Is it worth it?

    Benefits: I get it today and can work on it today, faster CPU, full Apple return policy, maybe better AppleCare, I don't give any money to Adorama

    Cons: extra cost to me, I give even more money to Apple and the state, and don't get the extra lens I wanted.

    PS can I keep the AppleCare from Adorama?
     

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