iMac Pro Custom iMac Pro - what was the transit time?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by HDFan, Mar 25, 2018.


What was the transit time for your custom iMac Pro configuration?

  1. 3 days

    1 vote(s)
  2. 4 days

    0 vote(s)
  3. 5 days

    2 vote(s)
  4. 6 days

    0 vote(s)
  5. 7 days or more (if more put in comment below)

    1 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. HDFan macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2007
    I will be ordering an iMac Pro system that has to be configured, but want my credit card to be billed on or after a specific date. The Apple website gives estimated delivery dates, but not billing dates.

    As I recollect billing occurs at time of shipment, when given to a shipper such as Fedex. So if I want billing, say, to be on or after May 10th, how many days do I add on to that for transit. I.E., if it takes 5 days then I order for May 15th: Ships May 10; billed May 10; arrives May 15.

    So for folks who have already received system that were not off the shelf and had to be configured, what was your transit time?
  2. Bryan Bowler, Mar 25, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2018

    Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    I ordered an 18-core, 128GB, Vega 64, 4TB and Apple quoted 16-23 days. My credit card was charged within 90 minutes of the order being placed and my order was shipped 2 hours later. It arrived 2 and 3/4 days later. (My order was placed by Apple’s Bunsiness Team at 4:30pm on a Monday and the iMac Pro arrived at 10:30am on Thursday. I live on the East Coast of the U.S.).

    I’ve never seen shipping so fast! Transit time: 3 days.
  3. floridaman macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2011
    Usually they will authorize your card when it is getting ready to ship which could be a couple of days before actual shipping takes place. Then the actual charge to your card will normally appear within a couple of days after shipping. I think it depends on the credit card company. I have seen where my card is authorized and then this drops off before the item is shipped and then the charge appears a couple of days after shipping. I have a Barclay's card that I use for my Apple purchases because you get 3 points for every dollar spent and 18 months financing. You end up with gift cards that can be used towards another Apple purchase and in the case of the IMac pro the cards can amount to $200 or more.
  4. alkar macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2008
    It shipped only a few hours after I ordered it but I just changed the Magic Mouse for a Magic Trackpad.
  5. USAntigoon macrumors regular


    Feb 13, 2008
    Rochester Hills, MI
    Quite some credit card companies have fraud prevention security measures which kick in as from certain amounts and for sure from outfits like Apple.. I just ordered a iMac Pro (10 core, 64 ram, etc..) and the initial credit card run by Apple triggered a security and my credit card was blocked and I got a message from Apple. This requires you to call the credit company to re-establish your credentials, etc,..(quite routine for them) . Indeed the card gets charged at time Apple receives notice that your order build has been completed, but they have a system in place to get an approval number from the credit card company for that amount as soon as the process your order. This avoids that the card fraud prevention measure are triggered again once they do the real charge..anyway, a pain in the neck but I understand the reason for these protection measures...
  6. rraven macrumors newbie


    Aug 31, 2017
    Pacific Northwest
    All I changed in my order was substituting a Magic Trackpad for a Magic Mouse. Despite that it took 5 days to ship. It was in transit for an additional 12 days (17 days total). It looks like much of that was in Chinese customs. My card was charged 7 days after the order. This was in early February. At the time Apple was estimating 14 days delivery.
  7. Glockworkorange macrumors 65816


    Feb 10, 2015
    Chicago, Illinois
    Perhaps ordering it "custom" in the Apple store will result in the charge being made at that time. So, perhaps you can control when the card is charged by ordering it in person?

Share This Page