Institutional Education Leopard Delay?

jbstew32

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I just got a call from my school to let me know that Leopard had not yet shipped to them, and they don't know when they will get it!

I was just wondering if any other students have heard similar news?
 

djc6

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Interesting. I ordered a copy with the instutional discount. It says "Ships by: DELIVERS ON OCTOBER 26TH" but here it is thursday night and it hasn't shipped yet.
 

annexw

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Depends on the school.

My store is one of only 3 educational sellers in West Canada to be getting Leopard tomorrow and the ones that won't be getting it were told on Wednesday.
 

swac

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Oct 25, 2007
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Same thing happened at my college's book store. I'm at Georgia Tech, how about you?
 

jbstew32

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Same thing happened at my college's book store. I'm at Georgia Tech, how about you?
yeah me too. small world


they left me a voicemail, so I didn't get to ask them anything further. Did they tell you when they'd have it?
 

mediaholic

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Same thing with my school too. We ordered 20 copies through the institutional discount, and it still says "Not Yet Shipped," and "Ships By: Delivers on October 26th."
 

CalBoy

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I just got a call from my school to let me know that Leopard had not yet shipped to them, and they don't know when they will get it!

I was just wondering if any other students have heard similar news?
Same thing happened at my college's book store. I'm at Georgia Tech, how about you?
I was in our store yesterday (in California), and I overheard the clerk say "if it's here by Friday." in a somewhat apprehensive tone. I think that other retail centers (Apple Stores, consumer electronics stores, etc) have been given priority over the education centers. Don't worry about it too much though. I'm sure Apple will get them there by Saturday or Sunday at the latest.
 

aviationwiz

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My school is having a "$69 for 69 minutes" promo, starting at 6PM Friday, so I assume they have it.
 

swac

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yeah me too. small world


they left me a voicemail, so I didn't get to ask them anything further. Did they tell you when they'd have it?
I called the store after hearing the voicemail. The guy said they had yet to receive the shipping information from Apple, so there's no telling when they'll get it. I still have my fingers crossed for tomorrow at 6 though. He said he'd call everyone who pre-ordered right when he gets any more information though.
 

dr_lha

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My University Computer store is opening after hours tomorrow to sell Leopard, so I hope they actually have copies. Not that I care, I'm getting the UTD disk :D
 

djc6

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Interesting. I ordered a copy with the instutional discount. It says "Ships by: DELIVERS ON OCTOBER 26TH" but here it is thursday night and it hasn't shipped yet.
Finally... "Prepared for shipping" - doesn't quite sound like "Ships by: DELIVERS ON OCTOBER 26TH"
 

dr_lha

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I just got a call from my school to let me know that Leopard had not yet shipped to them, and they don't know when they will get it!

I was just wondering if any other students have heard similar news?
My University Computer Store just updated their webpage to confirm that they do have them in stock and will be selling them tonight at 6pm.
 

scienide09

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Mine says they will have does have it, but can't sell until 6 pm. The store closes at 5pm on Fridays, so it won't be available until tomorrow.

Educ price: $69.
UofA, Edmonton, Canada.
 

Buran

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Mine won't ship until tonight despite delivery being promised today so I won't get it until Monday. Ordered as edu inst. customer due to planned use on university-owned (research lab) computer. Not pleased due to several reps promising (as did the website) over the last week or so that it'd arrive today. I wrote in a short, concise, and polite complaint letter over the delivery date turning into a ship date. One rep even claimed that there's no way they could send them out today since it isn't out til 6, and seemed to dance around my "Hey, people are getting them delivered all over today" remark to counter that silliness.

The general public doesn't seem to have to obey that rule, now do they?

If edu buyers don't get it on release date, then why was that promised in the edu inst. store?
 

dr_lha

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Mine says they will have does have it, but can't sell until 6 pm. The store closes at 5pm on Fridays, so it won't be available until tomorrow.

Educ price: $69.
UofA, Edmonton, Canada.
Your store needs to get its priorities straight. Mine is doing a special opening from 6-7.30pm. ;)
 

scienide09

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Your store needs to get its priorities straight. Mine is doing a special opening from 6-7.30pm. ;)
No kidding. It gives me the extra time to convince the fiancee that we do need the Leopard upgrade. Funny thing is, she was a Mac devotee long before me.
 

dr_lha

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No kidding. It gives me the extra time to convince the fiancee that we do need the Leopard upgrade. Funny thing is, she was a Mac devotee long before me.
I just need to persuade my wife that she wants to stand in line in the rain with me in an hour!
 

holybatfart

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Folks at the U. Of Cincinnati computer store don't know when they're getting it in or how much they're gonna sell it for:(
 

jbstew32

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I was just informed that my store will have it on Monday, so I'm guessing Apple just waited until today to ship it?
 
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