If I order on the 14th, how long of a wait am I looking at?

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  1. ahrenba macrumors member

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    Hey Guys,

    I have been waiting so long for the new MacBooks to be announced. This will be my first Mac, and I even put off having a notebook for school in order to wait for the new ones.

    So, if I order a MacBook on October 14th, how long am I looking at until I actually receive the product?

    I have never purchased a Mac before, much less at the time of a new product release, so that is why I am asking.

    Any tips are appreciated also. Thanks.
     
  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    It depends on supply. Apple could just announce a product update, but not have any on hand.
     
  3. fuzzielitlpanda macrumors 6502a

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    no one will know the lead time until next Tuesday
     
  4. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Nobody outside of Apple will know until Apple says when during the event on the 14th. My guess with an event like this, even though Apple hasn't had one completely like it before, you could probably order it on the 14th, but it may be at least 2 weeks before it ships, and then possibly a week while it is shipping.
     
  5. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    it's a crapshoot for new products on launch day. for regular products, depending on where you are, you can get them fairly quickly. i'm in california and i've received product within two days of placing my order.
     
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    ok say they are on hand. ready to go on the 14th. Does this mean that BestBuy will have them?
     
  7. ahrenba thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys.

    Does Apple stop taking orders if they receive more than they have in stock, or do they let the orders flow in and just ship them to you as they become available?
     
  8. Vivid.Inferno macrumors 6502

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    Thats what I'm wondering. If I get it from Best Buy or Future Shop I can get it on their payment plan :p
     
  9. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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  10. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Say Apple has 20,000 units and the Apple site states 24 hour shipping, then those 20,000 either all sell or they are getting close to selling out Apple will update the ship time on the site to something like 2 weeks.
     
  11. tkiss macrumors regular

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    im in the same boat as you
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    You could order on October 12th or 13th.

    They're not going to send you an old one if you order on October 13th, so when you order, they'll probably just tell you that you'll get it within 5-7 business days (which is longer than usual for Apple), and that's it.

    Anyway, they're not going to be available at BB or anything on the day of release. No way.
     
  13. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    apple store? maybe? probably?
     
  14. Vivid.Inferno macrumors 6502

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    I wish there was an apple store closer then 4 hours away. I am not wasting the gas for a computer lol. The only reason I'd buy from Best Buy is because of financing. Apple doesn't offer financing does it?:confused:
     
  15. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    It's pretty much anything that you could want it to be. It's not like he actually responds to many of the emails... he's got people.
     
  16. elpenguino macrumors member

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    Yeah, they do. You have to get a Juniper Visa Card. Then they let you make payments. When you pick out which model you want, at the bottom it says "or as low as __ a month"
     
  17. teflon macrumors 6502a

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    Apple store usually won't have any on the day of the release, and only in limited supply in the following weeks. That means not all models will be available immediately, and definitely no customizations.
     

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