Amazon.com - Good MBP rebate offer but when will they have them in stock?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by BrianLy, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. BrianLy macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Was about to take the plunge and order a Penryn MacBook Pro from the Apple Store but I looked on Amazon.com and they have a $150 rebate. How long after release do Amazon.com and other stores get stock of new Apple products?

    Thanks!
     
  2. madforrit macrumors regular

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    Good question. I ordered a MBP last night from Amazon (I can wait a few weeks), but the estimated delivery is April 30.

    I think that's only because it's a "preorder" and I'm sure they'll get them soon enough and start fulfilling orders. Worst case I anticipate I'll be waiting until mid to late March, depending on how many people ordered in front of me.

    That being said, who the heck knows. Maybe I'll be waiting until May when I could stroll into an Apple Store and get one in a few days.
     
  3. gothamm macrumors 6502a

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    april 30? wow...just wow...

    your patience is...breathtaking
     
  4. madforrit macrumors regular

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    LOL. If I believed it really will be April 30, you can bet I'll cancel that order!

    My experiences with Amazon have always been great - I buy a ton of stuff from them and I really think the 'april 30' date is a placeholder. I'm sure they'll ship pretty soon. If March 10 rolls around and there's no change to their ship date, I'll just cancel and walk into an Apple Store and do edu pricing.
     
  5. BrianLy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Looks like they are no longer pre-order, but marked out of stock. Maybe they had a pre-order limit and have hit that?
     
  6. madforrit macrumors regular

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    Still no change for me - delivery estimate remains April 30. Will let you guys know if anything changes.
     
  7. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    I'm just going to wait for the supply to catch up and will order when
    I see them IN STOCK.

    Plus it gives me the freedom to continue to look for promos and deals
    in the meantime. Especially since I'm seeing benchmarks show no real
    speed improvements...maybe I'll find a cheap refurb.
     

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