Base model Macbook Air shipping monday?

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  1. swede123 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Just saw this on the order status page of my mothers macbook air (translated it myself):

    Not sent
    Estimated shipping date: 24 Nov, 2008
    Estimated delivery date: 26 Nov, 2008 - 27 Nov, 2008
    Product
    MACBOOK AIR 13 CTO
    "Built to order"

    Cancelled
    Product
    MACBOOK AIR 13/1.6/2GB/120GB


    So - what does this mean? (A straight translation of "built to order" would be "order-built" or "configured to order" which i assume CTO stands for? anyone know?) They cancelled her original order due to all the problems with screen/hdd?

    So... Yay or nay?

    Cheers
     
  2. goshya macrumors member

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    Hi.

    Hm, same here.

    I don't think that they cancelled the order, otherwise they would have at least sent an email.

    They just changed the order internally.

    MBA ordered in the German Apple Store...

    I've been waiting for more than three weeks now.

    Cheers
    goshya
     
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    Look at the details, they are offering you the SSD ;););)
     
  4. swede123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hope so :D Been waiting for over 4 weeks... :(
     
  5. swede123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OMG OMG OMG! I thought you were kidding... Didn't see the more info button. This is huge!

    MACBOOK AIR 13 CTO
    Z0G2

    Order configuration
    | Show Hide
    1.60GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    128GB Solid State Drive
    KYBD,User's Guide


    And i almost cancelled the order since i forgot to add a rebate printer which she doesn't need.

    This would be awesome!!! :D

    love:apple: Waiting almost 5 weeks since ordering almost feels worth it now :)
     
  6. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    I hope you get your machines soon. After owning the first Air for over 6 months and now the new Air for 3 weeks I can say you won't be dissapointed. The late 08 Air is an incredible laptop, everything the first one should have been.
     
  7. swede123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm this reeeaally makes me hope she doesn't get a bad screen or no 4-finger-swipe. Wonder what would happen if she had to get it repaired/replaced. Would she get the SSD drive back?
     
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    Don't be pessimist! Let's enjoy our Apple gift :D:D
     
  9. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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    Yes its amazing!

    And you are getting the SSD drive for free!
     
  10. swede123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Trust me i am. (Mom too - though she doesn't get what the difference is :D she does however get that she got a 500$ upgrade for free :))This really shows me that Apple cares about their customers.
     
  11. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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    The SSD is fantastic I would not buy A MPA again without it!
     
  12. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    What is the deal? Are they giving SSDs for free to everyone who ordered in Europe? :eek:
     
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    Nop, it seems to be for everyone who has ordered the MBA 120GB HDD on October 14 (Keynote day).

    By the way, don't forget that Europeans pay much more for Apple products than US people (i.e. MBA in US : 1799$, in Europe : 2140$).
     
  14. tooobe macrumors regular

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    Seems so. Or maybe just those who have been waiting 3-4 weeks+. We have some strong consumer right laws here in europe, so much longer and they would have been forced to compensate somehow since they already debited.
     
  15. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    That would be awesome but I can't see Apple doing it. They've had things delayed before and people got crap. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you anyhow.
     
  16. swede123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, i wanna be realistic too. But how do you explain that they cancelled my original order late friday and put in an order with the 128GB SSD drive clearly present in the description? I'm not holding my breath yet though :)
     
  17. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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    either way post in the thread , I do think you will be getting the SSD FREE!
     
  18. tooobe macrumors regular

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    Apple does seem to be having big issues with the implementation of 120GB non-SSD harddrives on the macbook air... (wonder what that problem could be).
     
  19. swede123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Most certainly will! :) Hope so.
     
  20. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    I hope so too but the price disparity is HUGE between a HDD & SSD.

    I hope you get it, that would be a big win for the little guy but it would mean a whole bunch of people waiting for a rather affordable Air will be waiting quite a bit longer.
     
  21. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    There is no way that Apple would do such a thing in the US, but I guess Europe is a lucky place for lucky people who get to pay a lot but then live with high standards that might force companies to compensate the consumer :cool:
     
  22. MazingerZ macrumors 6502

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    I just got back from my local Apple store here in Rancho Cucamonga, California. They have the base MBA with 120gb HD in stock.
     
  23. swede123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did you actually see it in the system profile/manager? I've heard that beeing said before from store personel without proper info.
     
  24. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    ^^^^
    Hard to believe. I don't think anyone has gotten one yet.
     
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