FedEX Gimme my G5!!!

840quadra

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I now understand why they want you to pay more, to get your shipment faster.


Apr 6, 2005 6:27 pm
Departed FedEx sort facility
ST. PAUL, MN

Apr 6, 2005 2:32 pm
Scanned at FedEx sort facility
ST. PAUL, MN

Apr 4, 2005 3:40 am
Arrived at FedEx sort facility
ST. PAUL, MN

Apr 2, 2005 6:20 am
Departed FedEx sort facility
SACRAMENTO, CA

Apr 2, 2005 4:48 am
Scanned at FedEx sort facility
SACRAMENTO, CA

Apr 2, 2005 12:08 am
Package information transmitted to FedEx
SACRAMENTO, CA

Apr 1, 2005 2:54 pm
Customer-Loaded Trailer Picked Up
SACRAMENTO, CA

If you pay for faster shipping, they don't hold your package for hostage at the sort facility for 2 days!!

I want my G5 NOW!!!!!

< / Rant > :D
 

Logik

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Sadly this is the case.

What i understood from my shipment was that somewhere along the line the delievery to their main location of shipment was late... 3 days in a row. My powerbook sat in china for 3 days doing nothing because some jackarse couldn't be on time. Finally it shipped and i used the 5 day shipping or whatever it was and it arrived ON the day it was due... though it went from china to my house in 2 days flat with no waiting after it had arrived to the main shipping location. very irritating as it could've been here about 2 days earlier had someone not been incompetent.
 
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danm

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Aren't you worried that new Powermacs are going to be announced soon? I have about $2500 ready for a PM, but I sure would hate to buy one with a new model supposedly right around the corner. Trust me though, I'm not knocking your purchase. ;)
 
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JzzTrump22

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That kinda sucks. You really should of waited another month for the new PM's. But congrats on your purchase anyway.
 
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840quadra

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I am never Bleeding edge.. I can't afford to be!

I know I will be happy with this, just recently I finished a G4 Dual 533 project, before that I had a G4 400 upgraded B&W G3. So needless to say, this PM will be plenty fast for me, for QUITE a long time..

I understand the need for having the newest of newest.. But I do those kinds of buy's in Dirtbikes.. I buy a new KTM 125 (soon 250F) every year, and sell the old one. Once I am done with Dirbikes, I will join the Macintosh community and buy new computers every year ;)
 
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danm

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840quadra said:
I am never Bleeding edge.. I can't afford to be!

I know I will be happy with this, just recently I finished a G4 Dual 533 project, before that I had a G4 400 upgraded B&W G3. So needless to say, this PM will be plenty fast for me, for QUITE a long time..

I understand the need for having the newest of newest.. But I do those kinds of buy's in Dirtbikes.. I buy a new KTM 125 (soon 250F) every year, and sell the old one. Once I am done with Dirbikes, I will join the Macintosh community and buy new computers every year ;)

Fair enough................. what PM did you get?
 
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SiliconAddict

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Be careful 840. Don't give us too many details. I may have to start driving around the Twin Cities searching every Fedex van for your G5. :D :eek:
 
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840quadra

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SiliconAddict said:
Be careful 840. Don't give us too many details. I may have to start driving around the Twin Cities searching every Fedex van for your G5. :D :eek:
HAHA!!
I was thinking that after posting it.. I almost posted the Tracking number too :eek: .

Anyway it is now here, it only has one DEEP scratch in the box, but the computer appears to be in good condition, and I am blogging on it now.

The computer I ended up with was the non liquid cooled Dual 2.0 G5. I am really happy with it so far, and after I am done installing some more software on it, I will start my own burnin testing with the system :) .

I will be buying Applecare for it in a few weeks, so I hope to have a long happy life of use out of this, as I do with the Quadra 840. If I don't like it on a year, keep an eye open on Ebay for a PM G5 Dual 2.0 with 2 years of Applecare :).

If I need to sell this, I hope it holds it's value as well as some of the later G4's are now.. $1100 for a Dual 1.2 G4 on ebay still!! :eek:
 
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840quadra

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SiliconAddict said:
Be careful 840. Don't give us too many details. I may have to start driving around the Twin Cities searching every Fedex van for your G5. :D :eek:

Any of the MN apple users ever get together? at say Applebees :D . I would totally love to meet some of the local Mac Users!!
 
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