Bank holiday weekend AND a postal strike - No Leopard

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  1. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    I've just read that 20,000 postal workers are taking part in strike action today, tomorrow and Saturday. Add that to the fact that it's a bank holiday weekend and Snow Leopard is shipping from the Netherlands and it looks like I won't be gettig my copy for quite a long time.

    Yet again the person who preorders gets it ages after the guy who simply walks into an Apple Store on release day.
     
  2. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Why don't you then walk into a store tomorrow and buy a copy? You can always return the pre-ordered one when it gets delivered. You won't lose as shipping was free.
    :)
     
  3. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    I had that thought this morning, when I realised that I would be walking past an Apple store tomorrow, and my Family Pack pre-order is stuck at "Prepared for Shipment".

    But, I'm not in that much of a rush, and I'm not sure I want to help to artificially inflate the sales figures.

    Patience!
     
  4. ss957916 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Although - can I get it at the same UTD price of £7.99?
     
  5. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Aaah. I see your dilemma.
    Perhaps better then to just wait for delivery.
     
  6. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    No, I believe you need to order the up-to-date disk by mail. What you get in-store would be at the retail upgrade price.

    ^^Not as quick as the all-seeing eye, I see. :)
     
  7. ss957916 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Then I'll just keep cursing Royal Mail! And banks for taking holidays when they really don't deserve them.
     
  8. arkitect macrumors 601

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    ;)
    "In another dimension, with voyeuristic intention
    Well-secluded, I see all…"
     
  9. nokiauk macrumors member

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    Mine has shipped by TNT, so strike or not I'll have mine tomorrow :)
     
  10. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Just wondering, maybe the Royal Mail action was why Apple hadn't ruled out using a courier for the deliveries. Guess we'll have to see.
     
  11. Marcus263 macrumors regular

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    Lol, so while everyone else gets to play with SL and post back their surprises and findings, we'll be stuck with nothing.
     
  12. Grasbak macrumors 6502

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    hmmm mine says shipped, courier is G3.

    Not even heard of them! What are my chances of it turning up tomorrow?
     
  13. swmbuk macrumors newbie

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    Same here, estimated delivery is for the 2nd though...:confused:
     
  14. nazuk macrumors 6502

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    Might say G3, but it won't be. That's just the shipping people who ship to UK. You'll then get someone local to UK, perhaps even local to your area.
     
  15. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    Do bank closures have some special significance I am not aware of?
     
  16. nazuk macrumors 6502

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    Here in the UK, banks close for Bank Holiday weekends.

    Usually, they close on the Monday - that is the actual holiday (public). Most people have a holiday from work, but not everyone.
     
  17. MKCLLNS macrumors member

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    G3 Couriers:

    I found there website

    http://www.g3couriers.co.uk/

    gotta be honest - doesn't look promising, looks more like they'll flog it at a car boot sale than delivering it to me.

    PLEASE BE A TYPO APPLE
     
  18. nazuk macrumors 6502

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    Gosh, how many times - it will NOT be G3 that will be posting or delivery it to any of us.

    It will be either a local courier, or the postal service.

    /peace
     
  19. MKCLLNS macrumors member

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    Haha just thought it would be funny. Not to be taken seriously. ;)
     
  20. nazuk macrumors 6502

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    That's ok, thought you were serious. But i now what you mean by that website. Looks like a dodgy outfit. :)
     

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