advice on carrying the 27" imac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by joenj07087, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. joenj07087 macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Hi everyone, I'm planning to purchase and pick up the iMAc 27" tomorrow, here in Manhattan, however I may have to walk with the box from the store to the Port Authority like 6 block aways, how much does the boxed Imac weights? should I instead take a taxi? thanks for any feedback,I really appreciated!
  2. T-bag Guest

    Jan 20, 2011
    According to my shipment tracking the box is 19.30 kilograms. The box is big too. I'm not familiar with how long 6 blocks are, but I wouldn't carry it for more than a couple of hundred meters. Good luck! :)
  3. macking104 macrumors 6502


    Jan 14, 2003
    California, USA
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    It'd be safer taking a taxi. Less chance of your computer being donated to another NY/NJer...
  4. rtilbury macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    I would recommend taking a Taxi. Carrying the 27" iMac just to the parking lot was enough work for me. I would be afraid of dropping it.
  5. MacAndMic macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2009
    Do the Taxi. It would be a tough carry and like macking said, you'll get to keep it.

  6. walterwhite macrumors 6502


    Jan 22, 2011
    South Central PA
    I was a manager at the SoHo Store... I wouldnt suggest walking that far on the messy icy streets with that big box... taxi it up... small price to pay for that expensive, cumbersome product
  7. dh2005 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2010

    It was enough of an effort for me to carry mine from the Apple Store to the shopping centre's car park. They're not especially heavy, but they're big, unwieldy buggers...

    ... just to clarify: taxi.
  8. Doc750 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2010
    it's a big box. I felt weird carrying it through the mall to the car.

    Also make sure you open up the box at the store, and see if there are any missing pixels, spots on screens etc. It would suck to have to lug it back.
  9. Lord Appleseed macrumors 6502a

    Lord Appleseed

    Nov 7, 2010
    Apple Manor
    As so often its not the weight thats the actual problem but the shape and the size, I carried my iMac through the old-town part of the city were i live to my car (a few hundred meters) and i was SO DAMN HAPPY when i could put it down again. Take a taxi if you can, six blocks sounds far enough and carries risks.
  10. joenj07087 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2011

    I would like to thank everyone for the feedback..Taxi Cab it is.....West side of Manhattan is not the place to be logging around a heavy computer....I almost forgot where I' thanks everyone! lookig forward to post my first impressions...I know I know I'm buying this too close to the end of the cycle..but I need to get cracking with Logic Pro with a few projects!...
  11. kyodo macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2011
    Windsor, England
    I had to drive home with mine sitting on the passenger seat and sticking out the top of a Porsche Boxster. Still, at least it wasn't raining and I didn't have to make any right turns.

    So it was bigger than I expected!

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