Amazon SR Macbook Availability

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Chris-M, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. Chris-M macrumors newbie

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    On Black Friday, I tried to buy a 2.2GHz White SR Macbook from Amazon.com. In the a.m., it was in stock; in the afternoon, the lead time was 3 to 5 weeks. Has anyone out there by chance kept an eye on Amazon.com's lead times and noticed a pattern whereby they quote a 3 to 5 week lead time for an Apple product but a after a few days, they're right back in stock? Their customer service says when they say 3 to 5 weeks, they mean 3 to 5 weeks.

    I find it hard to believe Amazon would not have the Hi end SR Macbook in stock until after Christmas. I want to buy it from Amazon due to the rebate and no sales tax.
     
  2. kewl macrumors newbie

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    Just Order It

    I ordered my blackbook on 11/12, the first day the rebate went into effect. It said it was out of stock but I ordered anyway. With the free trial of Amazon Prime, I ended up getting mine on 11/16 with overnight shipping. When I order, it says I'd get an email when a shipment gets in. Well they got a shipment in shortly after I ordered.

    So just order it!! You may get lucky like I did.

    I'm writing this reply on my blackbook now. My first Mac too! :)
     
  3. Chris-M thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did order it. In fact, I put it in my shopping cart in the a.m. (when it was in stock), then I added a few more things, then paid for everything in the early evening and was surprised the ship date was after Christmas. I have kept it on order hoping / expecting it to be back in stock, but no luck. I'll give it a couple more days, then cancel if still not in stock and switch to the low-end Macbook (it's for my daughter). I hope I get as lucky as you and it magically becomes available from Amazon!

    I also just switched over to Apple. I have a 24" iMac that replaced an aging Dell, and this Macbook (although ostensibly for my daughter) will replace an aging Toshiba laptop.
     
  4. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    You probably won't get it as quickly as kewl did because you're not paying $79 a year for Amazon Prime ;) I have never ordered anything from Amazon that was out of stock like that before. Hope you get it soon though, I would die if I ordered a new computer and had to wait THAT long to get it.
     
  5. Polo2883 macrumors regular

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    I tried to order mine through amazon. then black friday came around and still it didnt ship. Macmall had 154 off and the apple store gave me 191 off b/c 101 off for blackfriday and 90 off for my Employee discount
     
  6. Chris-M thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Good for you! I'm surprised you got the additional discount; I thought Apple did not 'stack' discounts.

    Hope you enjoy it!
     
  7. Chris-M thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Look Like It's In Stock now

    The Apple MacBook MB062LL/B now shows as in stock, yet my order hasn't shipped yet. I'll wait a day and see if it changes. I knew Amazon couldn't run out of these during Christmas shopping season.
     

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