Applestore UK estimated shipping times - why so long?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by emil2007, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. emil2007 macrumors newbie

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    Sep 20, 2007
    #1
    I ordered a MBP and Touch a couple of weeks ago, and the order has just been shipped today. It says the estimated arrival date is 10-16 October. I was wondering how long things take in practice to arrive? (I'm getting it delievered to central London.) Can it really take 10 days?!

    Emil
     
  2. dogbait macrumors regular

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    Feb 4, 2005
    Location:
    London, England
    #2
    It's because Apple ship their products to customers straight from the factory in China.

    You can track your MBP's progress here (the tracking doesn't always work unfortunately):
    http://www.apecode.com/appletrack/

    Otherwise, if you already have a mac you can use this great little widget to track your order instead of visiting the Apple Store every other day ;)
     
  3. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

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    Scotland
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    Oh yes... I had fun wathcing my Mac Mini bounce around europe for about a month... (Amsterdam by road to Luxembourg, then it appeard in france headed for Paris, then they flew it to London, then it rumbled around the country for five more days). My Mac Book took about two weeks. Mac Pro was not to bad. Only ten days (four of which were required to cover that last fifteen miles).

    I'm glad I've got a local Apple Store now. Apple shipping for UK customers is an unmitigated disaster.
     

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