iMac shipment - Too good to be true?

amin

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Within an hour after the new iMacs appeared on the Apple site, I bought the Core 2 Duo 17" iMac for which I've been waiting a couple of months now. I opted for free ground shipping. Estimated 1-2 days until ship, 7 more days ship time, estimated delivery date was 9/15/06. Now the Apple site says "shipped" and the estimated delivery date by indirect Fed Ex ground shipping is tomorrow. Is this too good to be true? No way any ground service is going from California to Baltimore overnight. They would have to drive more than 200 mi/h.
 

powerbook911

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amin said:
Within an hour after the new iMacs appeared on the Apple site, I bought the Core 2 Duo 17" iMac for which I've been waiting a couple of months now. I opted for free ground shipping. Estimated 1-2 days until ship, 7 more days ship time, estimated delivery date was 9/15/06. Now the Apple site says "shipped" and the estimated delivery date by indirect Fed Ex ground shipping is tomorrow. Is this too good to be true? No way any ground service is going from California to Baltimore overnight. They would have to drive more than 200 mi/h.
Computers sometimes get shipped faster service just because it's a computer, and they have contracts with FedEX and stuff, so it doesn't make a big difference to them.

It *could* very well be true, but I don't know enough details to tell you, if it is.
 

amin

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Mammoth said:
Maybe someone at Apple likes you and had your shipping upgraded to next day. :p
I'd like to believe they gave me a special deal because I ordered so fast, but Fedex says "Ground-Indirect," so I don't think so :rolleyes:.

Here's the email I got:

Here's the FedEx tracking page:


My experience with FedEx ground on the recent Mac Pro purchase was that they were really quite sluggish. I'm gonna try and suppress the hope for early delivery!
 

amin

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twoodcc said:
lucky you!

gotta let us know if you get it, and give us some benchmarks and pics :)
For sure! I don't know any benchmarks to run, but if this comes tomorrow, I will find some :).
 

afornander

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this is kewl, i will be ordering a new stock 2.00ghz imac tomorow, hopefully this happens to me!!!
 

amin

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jessica. said:
Old ones ;) heh heh
That ain't right!
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The bad news is that it was too good to be true. The tracking info was just updated, and the delivery date pushed back.

The good news is that the expected delivery is still a week ahead of schedule :).

Updated tracking (yes I am excited :D):
 

jsarrasinjr

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FedEx tends to do this to us at my work pretty regularly, but only with ground.

Plus, Friday turn around on a brand new iMac is still awesome.
 

amin

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Thanks all. I think this is a good sign that iMac shipments will be prompt. Meanwhile Dell continues to list 2-week waits on pretty much all Core 2 Duo desktops and laptops.
 

dmw007

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Sorry to hear that you are not going to be able to get your new 17" iMac today amin, but September 8th will be here shortly and then you can enjoy your new machine. :)
 

bselack

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I hope mine ships out of Lewisberry, I live in Lewisberry! (Should be next day delivery) But mine is scheduled to ship tomorrow... hope they don't run out at the FedEx facility before then.

Barrie