Long delivery time on new iMac

Danrose1977

macrumors regular
Original poster
My order status looks like this:

Not yet shipped
Estimated Shipping: 01 Oct, 2007
Estimated Delivery: 11 Oct, 2007

IWORK '08 RETAIL-INT
MA790Z/A

XTREMEMAC HDMI TO HDMI CABLE 2M-ZML
TL951ZM/A

IMAC 24/SD
Z0E4
2.4GHZ INTEL CORE 2 DUO
2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB
320GB Serial ATA Drive
SuperDrive 8X(DVD+R DL/DVD+RW)
NO MODEM
Apple wireless Mighty Mouse
WL KYBRD & MAC OS X-UK
COUNTRY KIT-GBR

APPLE TV-GBR
MA711B/A​

I'm in the UK and ordering through the education store... anybody else got a long shipping estimate?
 

rds

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Aug 9, 2007
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When ordering, you should always keep an eye on the ship date as configuring one component can put it back weeks (e.g. the wireless keyboard.)
 
I don't think the wireless keyboard is the issue. I ordered a 2.4 20" iMac, standard spec except for a 500 gig hard drive.

Ordered: 14 August
Estimated Shipping 21-23 August
Estimated Delivery 30 August -4 September :(

The wait is killing me!

There is also a delay on iWorks at Amazon in the UK. Guess it's all down to the demand for the new products.
 

sparkyms

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Feb 22, 2007
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I don't think the wireless keyboard is the issue. I ordered a 2.4 20" iMac, standard spec except for a 500 gig hard drive.

Ordered: 14 August
Estimated Shipping 21-23 August
Estimated Delivery 30 August -4 September :(

The wait is killing me!

There is also a delay on iWorks at Amazon in the UK. Guess it's all down to the demand for the new products.
But if you look your delievery date is close to a month before the OPs. It's because the wireless keyboard isn't available until then. If for some reason it becomes available before... you will get it as soon as.
 

Southern

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May 15, 2007
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London, UK
I'm in the UK and I just ordered an entry level 20" iMac with a 320Gb HDD instead of the default 250Gb one. Order time is apparently two weeks, so I assume they are shipping it to the moon to swap out the smaller HDD, although when I spoke to Apple they did say it increases shipping time by adding BTO options. Never mind, at least it's not a month to wait - that is just insane! Nevertheless, I guess we'll both have to wait, what with people loving the new iMacs :)
 

CBX

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May 15, 2007
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Can you get the wireless keyboard (with the iMac) through the apple store quicker than via the web?
 

bigbadnewill

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Jun 6, 2007
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We're still waiting for our 24" 2.8GHz mac, ordered it 9th august i think, due on friday, i'm so friggin excited!!!!

Never had a mac before. We ordered a wireless mouse, but all rest was standard. Who ships the iMac's in the UK?? Is it Citylink or someone like that?

Can't wait to get it though!!
 

Shreedhan

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Aug 28, 2007
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Who ships the iMac's in the UK?? Is it Citylink or someone like that?
It's always been UPS for me and I'm pretty sure Apple always use UPS. I ordered the base model 24 inch imac on 24th August 2007 and the expected shipping is 30th August earliest.

I have usually found that if the product is being within the UK the order arrives nextday from Apple say they shipped it!
 

sanzu3

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Aug 25, 2007
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when i ordered my mbp yesterday (uk) i asked about getting a wireless keyboard and they said it would slow id down a lot so i passed on it.

i have a long 3 week wait ahead of me......
 

Fungie

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Aug 22, 2007
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Newcastle
when i ordered my mbp yesterday (uk) i asked about getting a wireless keyboard and they said it would slow id down a lot so i passed on it.

i have a long 3 week wait ahead of me......
lol I waited like 3 weeks n apparently my 24" is still in Amsterdam not yet in the UK but apparently that is a GOOD sign?!?!? hehe this is what happens when u order something that is hugely on demand!
 

swordfish5736

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Jun 29, 2007
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i think reuglar ship time without a wireless keyboard is about a week while the wireless option will bump it to a month or more.
 

mrmjd

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Jul 7, 2007
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lol I waited like 3 weeks n apparently my 24" is still in Amsterdam not yet in the UK but apparently that is a GOOD sign?!?!? hehe this is what happens when u order something that is hugely on demand!
UK delivery seems bad! People in Canada and USA are getting the same machine a lot earlier than the UK it seems!