Mac Pro shipment contains 3 50Lbs packages?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by deanostetto, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. deanostetto macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2010
    Hi everyone,

    I ordered a 12-core a couple weeks ago and it finally shipped yesterday. When my UPS tracking number finally became active, I noticed that my shipment had 3 packages, each at 50Lbs, and their own sub tracking numbers. I didn't order a cinema display with it either... :confused:

    Anyone know what this means?

  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    It comes in 4 core sections you have to assemble.

    Seriously, I got nothing.
  3. iondot macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2008
    If you are lucky, they shipped three computers!
  4. Gen macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2008

    What config did you order op?
  5. deanostetto thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2010
    Two 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon
    6GB (6X1GB)
    ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB
    1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    Two 18x SuperDrives
    Magic Mouse-AM

    That would be awesome :p my mini server could use a 12-core upgrade too.
  6. oilfighter macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008
    Better check your invoice, did you buy 3 Mac Pro's?
  7. deanostetto thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2010
    Nope, checked invoice, and credit card, definitely only charged for one...
  8. eponym macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2010
    It's probably something trivial like a summary of the built to order options and whatever else.

    Maybe there's a new iLife '10 being announce this morning, and they're sending you discs to update the default installation of '09.
  9. cjt3007 macrumors member


    Jul 6, 2008
    Portland, OR
    Are you sure you didn't order this from IKEA?
  10. Pixellated macrumors 65816

    Apr 1, 2008
    Keep us posted. I could always use a Mac Pro if you do get extra :D
  11. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    Probably just a mistake on the UPS side of things. The Mac Pro does weigh over 50 pounds (depending on configuration).

    Maybe Apple is starting a new buy 1 get 2 free program. :D
  12. deanostetto thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2010
    I guess its probably an error... but damn, if I get 3 Mac Pros... :D :p

    Also, according to Apple, the Mac Pro 8-cores are about 42 pounds, plus packing, I'd say just about 50 pounds if not less
  13. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    would be funny if UPS rang your bell and had a dolly of 3 huge boxes.
    I would like to see your face lol
  14. deanostetto thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2010
    I'd just be super calm, like I was expecting them, until the door closes that is. :p

    I'd sell the two and buy a base model 4-core to replace my mini server from last year... :D oh, and two 27" CD
  15. davelanger macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2009
    Can I have one of your extra macs :p
  16. sboerup macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2009
    The package should be around 65lbs, at least mine was via Fedex. Most likely an error . . .

    But, did you order anything else from Apple?
  17. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    The tracking says, "Billing information received." This means Apple set up 3 shipments, but does not know which tracking will be for the computer itself. So yes, for the time being it will be 50 lbs each. Once the machine ships, one tracking number will have the computer, while the other two will probably be accessories you ordered.

    Did you get a free printer? That would ship separately…
  18. deanostetto thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2010
    Maybe UPS rounds down and FedEx rounds up :p

    No I havent order anything else from Apple in months.
  19. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020


    Jul 21, 2004
    Watch out for Karma! :D
  20. deanostetto thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2010
    Nope, nothing else, no AppleCare, no display adapters, no printer, no software, no nothing. I guess I'll find out in a soon.
  21. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008
    looks like a scanning error on UPS' system. once its shipped it will probably clear. Happens seldom I've seen.
  22. thaita78 macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2009
    If you track each tracking number do they go to the same city? I recall getting tracking info once with multiple track numbers that went to multiple cities. I figure it's all shipped from one company (Apple in this case) to multiple buyers. Somehow UPS tied the shipments together via a reference number or something like it.
  23. deanostetto thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2010
    All coming to the same place, left same time, and all have the same status.
  24. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    It's an "error", or basically incorrect because UPS don't know the weight yet and Apple have only told them the weight of the Mac Pro box.

    My 2009 MP shipped in exactly the same fashion. Four boxes, all the same large weight, and eventually resolved to be the MP, AppleCare, 12South stand and printer.
  25. DualShock macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    But the OP said he didn't order anything else.

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