Amazon One day shipping

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by guthy-lux, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. guthy-lux macrumors member

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    finally new macbook 2.0GHz is available at amazon.com today (a few days after 2.4 became in stock). So I ordered with one day shipping.

    I got a confirmation email but

    Delivery estimate: October 27, 2008

    It seems this item can't be shipped immediately while 2.4GHz one says like "Order within 12hr to get it on Thursday".

    I don't understand why it can't be shipped immediately when it's in stock and accepting order with one day shipping option. If so, they should've kept it pre-order.


    Is there any possibility I can get it earlier than delivery estimate?

    Can I get refund for shipping fee if it's not delivered in one day? should I change it to two-day if it doesn't change the delivery date?


    And there is no weekend delivery for One-Day or Two-Day Shipping...
     
  2. bananabar macrumors regular

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    Why buy it from Amazon? Get it from Apple or in an Apple Store.
     
  3. LinMac macrumors 65816

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    Sales tax.
     
  4. rosalindavenue macrumors 6502a

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    Another reason: You'll generally get it quicker once they have them in stock (understanding that it is not working this way for the OP, of course), For example, I bought the last ibook rev in 2005 and ordered from Apple; I had to watch it track all the way from Shanghai, with 2 non-explained delays in China and Seattle (I am in Virginia). It took at least 10 days. The OP is looking at a faster than Apple shipment even with this unexplained delay. Than, along with no sales tax, is a big advantage to Amazon.
     
  5. mdgolom macrumors 6502

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    It makes me wonder if Amazon doesn't really stock them in their warehouse and instead has them dropped shipped from somewhere else. This would add a extra day to the delivery.
     
  6. guthy-lux thread starter macrumors member

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    Actually it was shipped on October 23, 2008 from CINCINNATI. Then LOUISVILLE KY, SYLMAR CA and delivered to LA today on October 24.

    It came in a ridiculously long box, like 28x16x6 and another cardboard box (that I guess people buy at apple.com receive macbook in).
     

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