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mrougeux reports that his credit card called him regarding a charge from Apple Computer for his Dual 2.0GHz.

Online store stats don't reflect shipping, but credit cards are typically not charged until products ship.

[Indeed, it's possible that it could have been a preapproval charge placed... but we won't know more until mrougeux can supply some details]
 

cubist

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Jul 4, 2002
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No, if they've charged his card, the computer has gone out.

mrougex, make sure the batteries are charged for your digital camera!
 
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JtheLemur

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May 13, 2002
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Well, time to get on my knees and pray (ordered BTO Dual 2GHz right after Keynote, via Apple Educational-Institution).

Where's ma prayin' kneepads?... =)
 
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brig

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Jun 2, 2003
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grrrrrreaaat....

yeah this is so awesome that g5's are shipping, but my PB sure as hell isnt. I ordered it 7/19/03. Then i got pushed to 7/24. Then 8/04. Now 8/13. This is getting ridiculous...I just hope I get overnight shipping or 2nd day shipping free because im goign to college on the 16th with or without the 12". Anybody had similar experiences (looong delay) and does apple try to accomodate or am I up the creek?
 
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penum6ra

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Jun 19, 2003
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brig:

You better hope (for yours and all the rest of us patiently and impatiently waiting's sake) that the delay is because they are holding out to release and ship you a new rev.

I think I'll have yet another drink to false hope springing eternal!
 
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mvc

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Jul 11, 2003
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If this is true it flys in the face of that other rumor that suggested a possible Dual 1.8 because Dual 2.0's were in short supply. Can't be in short supply if they are shipping this early, unless they are going out as Single 2.0s and they are going to mail yo'all the other processor in a few weeks. :p
 
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tpjunkie

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Nov 24, 2002
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IIRC, the dual 1.8 rumors indicated that the dual 1.8 option was a way to move more 1.8 Ghz processors, because the demand for a single 1.8 processor was so low. The availability of the 2 Ghz processor wasn't really the issue
 
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Chef Ramen

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Dec 21, 2002
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maybe apple knew theyd start shipping now and told everybody they would ship awhile from now
 
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mvc

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Jul 11, 2003
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Nah, they have obviously just decided to put all the 1.8s in Powerbooks with liquid nitrogen cooling systems. Its got to be cheaper than losing anymore credibility and goodwill. :rolleyes:
 
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grahamfw

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Jul 22, 2002
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I REALLY seriously doubt that the computers are shipping yet. I placed my order on August 1 and they shipped my DVI-to-VGA adaptor today. Got a tracking number and everything. And they also charged my (father's) credit card as well.

I wouldn't get your hopes too high. My ship date still says 10/7/03 although when I talked to the Apple rep. today about changing my shipping address, he wanted to know the date that I would be at my .edu institution....strange....

Well, bah, cross your fingers, but don't hold your breath.

Graham W.
 
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bubbagump

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Mar 30, 2003
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I was in the Apple SoHo store on Saturday and an employee stated that they would get their floor models this week and that if I preordered a G5 it would be shipped this week. However, we all know that some of these reps know very little.

Bubba
 
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daveL

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Jun 18, 2003
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Originally posted by applemacdude
If this is true this is great news. Apple shipping G5's A month early? but im skeptical, I just think they just charged it and thats all
Apple, like most reputable companies, doesn't charge your credit card until the product ships. That's how they did it on both an iPod and a PB that I've bought through the on-line Apple Store.
 
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hacurio1

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Dec 13, 2002
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Re: grrrrrreaaat....

Originally posted by brig
yeah this is so awesome that g5's are shipping, but my PB sure as hell isnt. I ordered it 7/19/03. Then i got pushed to 7/24. Then 8/04. Now 8/13. This is getting ridiculous...I just hope I get overnight shipping or 2nd day shipping free because im goign to college on the 16th with or without the 12". Anybody had similar experiences (looong delay) and does apple try to accomodate or am I up the creek?

They are not shiping your PB beause there are non in stock. I wont jump into rumors of new PB, but the only thing I can tell you is that there are no 15" and 12" on stock, Apple has none left.

http://www.macprices.com/g4tracker.shtml
 
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junior

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Mar 25, 2003
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Originally posted by tpjunkie
IIRC, the dual 1.8 rumors indicated that the dual 1.8 option was a way to move more 1.8 Ghz processors, because the demand for a single 1.8 processor was so low. The availability of the 2 Ghz processor wasn't really the issue


Actually, I think rumors indicated that 2gh duals were in such high demand compared to the single 1.6/1.8, and that apple didn't have enough macs at 2ghz ready. That was the reason for the 1.8 dual suggestion. To spread the top-end powermac sales a little bit.
BTW the newly priced 1.25 G4 over here in Japan is in incredible demand. Sold out everywhere!
 
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Golem

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Jun 2, 2003
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Could be they got a limited number in and your 1 of the lucky few. I know in the past Apple Australia got their very first shipment of 9500/132's in and we got 5 out of 18 just because we were fast on the phone the day they were released.

I would have expected 1.6 or 1.8 models to go out first but surely they would have had some 2Ghz chips when they started production?
 
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brig

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Jun 2, 2003
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Re: Re: grrrrrreaaat....

Originally posted by hacurio1
They are not shiping your PB beause there are non in stock. I wont jump into rumors of new PB, but the only thing I can tell you is that there are no 15" and 12" on stock, Apple has none left.

http://www.macprices.com/g4tracker.shtml

so does this mean that I am stuck until they update or what? Anybody shed any light on this, and sorry I "contaminated" this thread with PB junk
 
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sonicsessions

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May 29, 2003
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hrmm... no charge as of yet to my "Apple Instant Loan" (and they typically make a small 1-2$ charge before making the official charge... just to test).

However, I noticed something odd on my order (a dual 2ghz): In the detailed order view, it has my g5 listed with a canceled icon under it... then a new order for what appears to be an identical g5 in its place... kind of odd.
 
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hacurio1

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Dec 13, 2002
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Re: Re: Re: grrrrrreaaat....

Originally posted by brig
so does this mean that I am stuck until they update or what? Anybody shed any light on this, and sorry I "contaminated" this thread with PB junk

That is the million dollar question. To tell you the truth, I don’t know. There are three possibilities. Apple is either expecting shipments of Ti PB form the factory and your order will be delayed (as it has been already), or they will release new PB in the next two weeks. The third possibility means that they plan on not selling 15” and 12” PB until September when they are supposed to refresh the line. The last possibility, to my view, is very unlikely. I don’t believe there exists a company stupid enough to forgo portable sales for a month, so the third scenario is unlikely. Many other people are experiencing the same delays you are. The reason, I don't know!!
 
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legion

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Jul 31, 2003
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It's probably just a hold charge that credit card companies use. It doesn't actually charge your credit card but it holds the available credit for when the item is actually shipped (and then the item actually goes to your credit card.) It could be that Apple is rectifying the edu. price change now verses modifying the chargehold at the shipping time (which will overlap the actual charge.) I used to work with NABANCO on this process and it is a crazy order of steps.

I've also had personal dealings with items like this where I've had multiple systems on a credit card that totalled in the $100K level and the credit card company called me concerning it a few days after the systems were ordered. Seemed the original system I had ordered still had a credit hold and when I modified the order, the new credit hold went in as an additional new system and it takes longer to remove a credit hold then place a new one-- so a week later, the credit hold dropped by 1/2.
 
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mxpiazza

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Apr 22, 2003
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see, i placed my order, then at a later time, upped the shipping to priority overnight (i am in the first batch of deliveries, ordered the day of the keynote, i want to be able to say i was one of the first people in the world with a dual g5 powermac :) ) and then they re-ran the credit card amount because the shipping proce changed. Well, the credit card i am using for this i am ONLY using for this, so i put a freeze on the account, and didn't take it off, because i didn't know they were going to re-run the card to check it's credit limit. so then i got an email from apple telling me they were trying to ship my g5, but they couldn't because of something with the credit card... but to my dismay, it couldn't run the credit check due to the updated shipping, so they sent me the email... long story short, i'm sure it was something like that. his credit card number was run to check the avaliable credit amount, but no charges were made. I don't doubt that the 1.6 and 1.8 models will start shipping sometime next week when the apple store gets their floor models in, but i reckon that us dual 2ghz folks will be waiting until 8/29.... yeah, it sucks, but at least we're not in that new fangled 10/07/2003 group!
 
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isgoed

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Jun 5, 2003
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Re: G5's Shipping?

Originally posted by Macrumors
mrougeux reports that his credit card called him regarding a charge from Apple Computer for his Dual 2.0GHz.

Since when do Credit Cards know how to operate a phone? :)
 
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Ambrose Chapel

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Jul 24, 2002
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Origially posted by bubbagump
I was in the Apple SoHo store on Saturday and an employee stated that they would get their floor models this week and that if I preordered a G5 it would be shipped this week. However, we all know that some of these reps know very little.

I was talking to my dad yesterday, who had gone to the Apple store on L.I. to check out iSight. One of the employees told him that the SoHo store had already received G5 demo models. I didn't think so, since I hadn't read anything about it, but maybe this means they will be getting them any day now. Don't know how this affects ship date though...
 
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