Build to order UK Quad 8 days?

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  1. Deepshade macrumors regular

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    First time I've seen them take this long - strange number?
     
  2. rmwebs macrumors 68040

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    If you are customizing it then that's pretty normal...

    Remember, they have to get all those individual bits you've chosen that arent part of normal spec. If its something that isn't very popular, they probably keep very few of them ready, so have to order parts in.

    EDIT: Ok,sorry - see what you mean now. If you pick ANY non-standard item on the 4 or 8 core model it changes to 8 days. Its usually 3 days for processors (I was looking last week).

    EDIT 2: Could be a bug. Even picking a mini-display port adapter changes it to 8 days.
     
  3. Deepshade thread starter macrumors regular

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    That just seemed odd. 2-3 or even 5 days. But 8?
    To me that suggests they only have standard units in stock - boxed up
    or its a bug in the site

    btw - its still 3 on the Octo
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Keep in mind that that is ships in, it doesn't mean that it will take the whole 8 days, it might ship in 4 days
     
  5. Deepshade thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just never seen 8 days before
     
  6. Torster macrumors member

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    On the U.S. side:

    Change to any component (add HD, VGA adapter...)
    2-4 days

    Add ATI 4870 Card
    3-5 days

    Add 32 GB Memory
    4-6 days

    Seems to corroborate that anything added requires diving into a stocked box for modification.
     
  7. Deepshade thread starter macrumors regular

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    And that what you normally expect

    never seen 8 days! thats why I noted it
     
  8. rmwebs macrumors 68040

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    Yeah the UK store is usually 3 - 5 . I can confirm this as I've been pricing up a Mac Pro for the last month or so and its never been 8 days for me.

    Hopefully a sign of good things to come!
     
  9. rmwebs macrumors 68040

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    Not sure how to read this, but its back to 3 days.

    This either means:

    - Someone screwed up the dates
    - They were out of stock of everything today (unlikely?)
    - Something changed - new release tomorrow??
    - Some other wierdness?
     
  10. Deepshade thread starter macrumors regular

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    honest - its still 8 days
    just checked!
     
  11. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Seems to be UK only. It's 2-4 days in US store and 3 days in Finland store
     
  12. rmwebs macrumors 68040

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    Thats wierd - it deffo changed back to 3 for me but is showing 8 again now :/
     
  13. Deepshade thread starter macrumors regular

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