How long is the Preparing for Dispatch Process?

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  1. OwenMeasures macrumors 6502

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    Can somebody please give me an indication as to how long your iMac orders have been Preparing for Dispatch?

    Mine has just gone in :)
     
  2. gaddster macrumors member

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    mine was 3 weeks, then as soon as it changed i rec'd it 7 days later
     
  3. mushroomtip macrumors 6502

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    I ordered March 10th and as of today it is preparing for shipment . Im in NY !
     
  4. dsdrury, Mar 14, 2013
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    dsdrury macrumors newbie

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    March 10 27" iMac order

    What configuration did you order?
    I also ordered on March 10 and it is still processing.

    2.9GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
    8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM-2X4GB
    1TB Fusion Drive
    NVIDIAGeFrc GTX660M 512M GDDR5

    I am in Colorado
     
  5. raziel101 macrumors member

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    I ordered match 9th and it just shipped last night and 10pm from China. Canada here. Had a BTO config.
     
  6. eattherich macrumors 6502

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    It really depends where you are. I ordered a 3.4 i7/8GB/680MX on Feb 18 and it's still processing with an estimated delivery of March 20-27. In Europe it seems the delivery time is much longer. Here in Berlin, it seems to be the longest! :rolleyes:
     
  7. mushroomtip macrumors 6502

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    as of today ,it has shipped ! I forgot to mention I will be picking it up in Delaware .

    Configuration
    3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7
    8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM-2X4GB
    768GB Flash Storage
    NVIDIAGeFrc GTX 680MX 2G GDDR5
    MAGIC TRACKPAD
    Apple WL Kybd (English)+UG
    COUNTRY KIT
     
  8. gCloud macrumors 6502a

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    24 hrs or so in preparing for shipment, then 4 working days to receive after it shipped as far as i could guess from people's reports. this is from china.
     
  9. mushroomtip macrumors 6502

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    mine is scheduled to arrive at its destination on the 3/21/2013
     
  10. eattherich, Mar 15, 2013
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    eattherich macrumors 6502

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    Ok, mine went to "Preparing for Shipment" this morning and it's just changed to "Dispatched" with an estimated delivery of March 21.

    Update: I refreshed the page and the date is now March 22. That said, if I check the tracking code with UPS it says estimated by the end of the day on March 20. I guess I need to pay attention to this to make sure I'm home. :)
     
  11. raziel101 macrumors member

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    Mine shipped from China last night, and is now at Mississauga Canada. Will be delivered on Monday - so I only had to wait 1 week from the time I ordered my BTO configuration.
     
  12. Ashapalan, Oct 1, 2013
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    Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

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    3.4 GHz 27" BTO (just fusion drive added) ordered Friday evening - (27th September)

    Estimate delivery was 10th - 14th October

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    Tuesday 1st October - Preparing for dispatch :D

    Will let you know when it ships
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    Update - was in Preparing for dispatch for 24 hours before moving to dispatched status. Its now giving a delivery time of 8th October. Its come from Cork and now says its in Hinckley. Would have thought it will get here sooner than the 8th in that case?

    Update 2 - Now scheduled for delivery 4th October - So exactly a week for delivery, all being well
     
  13. macpants macrumors member

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    I wonder if BTO configurations are always built to order. I wouldn't be surprised if they have, pre prepared, some of the more common BTO configurations already boxed up and ready to go.
     
  14. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    my BTO went to preparing for dispatch on Monday, 5 hours later it said shipped.

    This is from the Ireland factory shipping to the UK. It turns up today (Wednesday).

    In total it has taken exactly 7 days (discounting Tuesday evening, when the order was placed).
     
  15. Hamburger macrumors regular

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    same re five hours. ordered wednesay, shipped monday, got it at 11am tuesday (in germany via express shipping)
     

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