Is expedited shipping a waste of $ on a BTO?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by rkahl, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. rkahl macrumors 65816

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    So those who paid for expedited shipping, did you get your mac in the 2-3 day period?
     
  2. esco macrumors 6502

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    I ordered mine when the store went up last Wednesday (10/20). The computer ended up shipping on Friday with an expected delivery of 10/27 (tomorrow). But it looks like the computer will already be arriving today since it's on the Fedex delivery truck.

    It technically came within the 2-3 day shipping window, but I'm not so sure that it would have taken much longer without the expedited shipping. Every day counts though;)
     
  3. Dr.Seuss macrumors newbie

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    I ordered on Oct. 20 a few minutes after launch with upgraded shipping. At first blush, I thought I was ripped off since they all made it to Alaska at the same time. However, from there it was on the first plane out (others were not) and was just delivered to my house. Is it worth it? I suppose.
     
  4. Rafterman macrumors 68000

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    People just spent from $1000 to over $1500. I can't believe they haggle over another $13 for shipping. Even a day earlier is worth $13 ;)
     
  5. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    faddfsa

    i ordered my bto wednesday,,,, with expedited shipping and it says it wont be here till thursday which is bs,.
     
  6. WardC macrumors 68030

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    $13 is well worth it for getting it up to 3-5 days earlier. I paid $67 shipping to have a Mac Pro shipped to my office overnight, and it got here within 23 hours. The $13 shipping fee for expedited shipping is practically nothing, and I think it's worth the couple extra bucks to get it instead of prolonging the wait and suffering ;)
     
  7. rittchard macrumors 6502

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    That's pretty much how I felt.

    FWIW, I ordered noon 10/20 and received it 9:30 this morning 10/26. Given that there was a weekend in between and it shipped direct from China, I can't complain.

    Of course I'm not sure when people who didn't pay for expedited shipping are getting theirs, it might not be much different if a whole batch came from China at once.
     
  8. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    I always order BTO / CTO with expedited shipping. Sometimes the difference is significant, other times it's not. It just depends on when it comes out of the manufacturing facility and if they have a full load of pallets ready to ship. Overall it's worth every penny. Apples fee is very reasonable.
     
  9. krillin macrumors newbie

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    Was this a self-configured version or a standard (stock)? it takes longer if you do not select a default?
     
  10. WardC macrumors 68030

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    This is what my order looks like as of today 10/26 at 1:15PM PDT:

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  11. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    I am returning my MBA that has 128GB and ordering a maxed out 13". Here is my order.
     

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  12. shadyInCA macrumors member

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    I went for standard shipping, and my BTO arrived today. I don't think it can have arrived any earlier if I paid the extra $13.
     
  13. barefeats macrumors 65816

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    I ordered a BTO 13" the day it was announced (last Wednesday). I specified expedited shipping. It shipped from Shanghai Friday. It arrived 9:30AM PST this morning (Tuesday).

    Sounds like shadyInCA had a similar experience with standard shipping.
     
  14. WardC macrumors 68030

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    Update: I just checked a second ago, and my 11.6" MacBook Air that I ordered Saturday is now "Prepared for Shipment." This is a CTO MacBook Air with 1.6GHz and 4GB of RAM...so by later today or this evening, it should be on it's way!!
     
  15. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a

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    CTO ordered 10/22 w/ "expedited" shipping. Shipped 10/25. Arrived in Virginia today. Can't really complain about that.
     
  16. WardC macrumors 68030

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    Update: My MBA is "shipped" now as of about 10:00am this morning CDT It's been dropped off at the local FedEx facility in Shanghai, and has not left on the airplane yet for Alaska. Scheduled delivery estimate is Monday, November 1st by 10:30am. That would make the total wait time 9 days from order to delivery, and I ordered the 2-3 day delivery. Guess I will just have to wait.
     

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