How long must I wait?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by kwaite2, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. kwaite2 macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2004
    Baton Rouge, LA
    I've been reading that ordering from doesn't necessarily mean that your delivery will be the quickest. I just ordered a Powerbook on Saturday; about how long do you guys think it'll take to arrive?
  2. zelmo macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2004
    Mac since 7.5
    I ordered my BTO PowerBook on a Tuesday morning. The Apple site said ship in 5-7 business days, but it showed up the following Monday. That was a couple of months ago, there may be delays if they are clearing the pipeline to make way for rev. D, as some think.
  3. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    Mine took about 10 days from Taiwan to Norway (that is almost across the whole earth..)
  4. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    Which direction did they send it? Across America or across Asia and Europe? That is if you checked the shipping notices about where your Mac was during shipping.
  5. NCTRNL macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2004
    Kansas City
    I just ordered mine a few weeks ago. I placed the order on 9/12, got my iPod on 9/15, finished the payment for my PB on 9/17 and received my PB on 9/21. They're quick man, especially if you paid for the express shipping. Although, I have heard that the standard shipping is very fast too.
  6. kwaite2 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2004
    Baton Rouge, LA
    When I open my eyes, I'd give anything to see you.

    I believe it's coming from China to California to Louisiana. The order was processed on 9/27, and according to, the PB's been in the Shanghai FedEx Facility since 9/28 until today 9/30. However, the Apple people tell me the FedEx site and estimated delivery dates (Oct. 15 :eek: ) aren't accurate, and my iPod, which wasn't available to ship when I ordered it, went out today. And apparently, my baby should be on my doorstep mid-week next week- just in time for fall break :D . Thanks for the feedback, "ya'll".

    Oh yeah... Has anyone really benefited from purchasing Applecare? The head of graphic design here at LSU is highly recommending it (and uprading Tech Tool to Tech Tool Pro). I'll more than likely take his advice, but I wanted to get a few opinions- if you guys have any. Thanks.
  7. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020


    Jan 6, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    I ordered my iBook last November. They quickly emailed me telling me it would take a month to ship it. I believe I got it 2 weeks later (they upgraded my shipping because of the wait.)

    So YMMV when ordering from Apple. Those 2 weeks were hell. But it was worth the wait.

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