Mac Pro with 8800GT Shipping (Australia)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by redtapemedia, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. redtapemedia macrumors member

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    Anyone had their order status change yet? Mine still says not shipped.
     
  2. astroboi macrumors member

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    I replied in the other thread - I ordered from a local reseller so don't have a shipping estimate (every time I ring up and ask for an estimate they say "soon").

    Ordered on Jan 10th - stock octo 2.8GHz with the 8800GT.

    Whereabouts in oz are you?
     
  3. redtapemedia thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool. Yeah, well I thought the Aussies deserved their own thread if the Europeans have got their own. I probably should have put New Zealand in the title too.
     
  4. redtapemedia thread starter macrumors member

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    Sunbury, North of Melbourne. Didn't see that question earlier for some reason. :p
     
  5. Lurgen macrumors newbie

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    Ordered mine through Myer (the closest thing Melbourne has to an official Apple store at this stage) on Jan 23rd. Standard-spec machine, plus 8800GT. No other customisations though.

    The original ETA was today (Feb 8th), but when I called the store yesterday to check on things they told me at least 3 more weeks - apparently there is a parts shortage affecting all of their orders.

    Can't say I'm happy, despite being extremely excited about the move from Windows to OSX the purchasing experience has been pretty awful.

    I also spoke to the store yesterday about changing my order to a standard config and ordering the video card separately. Unfortunately, even a standard machine is at least a week away, and they won't order the video card for me directly as it would void the warranty if I installed it myself.

    I don't believe their estimates of three more weeks. My guess is that it will either turn up next week (well before their estimate) or in 5 - 7 weeks. The 3 week estimate sounds more to me like a guess based on what the Apple site says.

    All things considered, I'm really unimpressed. The Apple website has promised 2-3 week shipments for quite a while now, and still says exactly the same thing. The complete lack of communication from the reseller doesn't make me feel any better either.
     
  6. imte macrumors newbie

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    I ordered mine on the 14th of January with the 8800GT, Airport Extreme card and a 500GB HDD instead of a 320GB. I ordered through a reseller so I can't check my online status, I rang them this afternoon to check and they reckon that in Australia you can't check whether it's shipped or not, but they said if they're shipping to Europe that's good news for us because they come from the same place (China I think).
    I hope they get here soon though, I'm starting Uni in two weeks and I'd really love it before then :D
     
  7. azenis macrumors newbie

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    If you go to the Aus store and configure a MacPro with the 8800GT it now says shipping is 2-4 days, yay!

    Summary

    Amount ex GST A$ 3,835.45
    GST A$ 383.55
    Subtotal A$ 4,219.00

    Estimated Ship:
    2-4 bus. days
    Free Shipping
    Click "Update Details" to reflect changes to system price and shipping.


    * Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (8-core)
    * 2GB (2 x 1GB)
    * 320GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3GB/s
    * 2 x ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB
    * One 16x SuperDrive
    * Apple Mighty Mouse
    * Apple Keyboard
     
  8. redtapemedia thread starter macrumors member

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    Ordered on 9th Jan 08:

    MAC PRO CTO
    Z0EM

    Custom Configuration
    Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeo
    2GB (2x1GB)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
    320GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb
    One 16x SuperDrive
    AIRPORT EXTREME-FAE
    APPLE MIGHTY MOUSE
    WIRED KEYBD/MAC OS X-AUS.
    Country Kit-X

    Ships by: 14/02/2008
    Delivers by: 20/02/2008
     
  9. redtapemedia thread starter macrumors member

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    That's good news. I'm not gonna be too happy if other's get theirs before mine though!
     
  10. DWS macrumors member

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    You hit the wrong button.
    Have a look at the order.
     
  11. redtapemedia thread starter macrumors member

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    So he did. I didn't actually read the order itself. Well that sucks then.
     
  12. UNO macrumors newbie

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    Ordered 20th of Jan. with 8800 and WiFi

    Mac Pro 2.8Ghz 2xQX/8Gb/2Tb/SD
    NVIDIA - Airport Extreme


    Ordered in store (Sydney, Castle Towers, NextByte).

    Called today - agent said "not arrived yet" but we expect "sometime next week" and promised to call the moment it arrives. Overall looks like they have little clue but still maintain good communication and try to help.
     
  13. azenis macrumors newbie

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    That will teach me to get all excited and press the wrong button :( sorry guys!:eek::eek:

    Yeah still 2-3 weeks :( oh well i am still waiting for my money to come thru from the bank so it dosent matter yet ;)
     
  14. imte macrumors newbie

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    So has no one in Australia received official shipment notification yet?
     
  15. jatkins123 macrumors newbie

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    hi guys,

    im in Sydney Aus, and i've ordered the mac pro with only the 8800 gt as BTO...i ordered on the online store on the 10th of Jan as soon as the education discount was available after the announcement

    as at this time 10:40pm on saturday the 9th syd time, no change to the status. Currently it says "Not Yet Shipped" not even prepared for shipping though I will hop on this thread and notify as soon as it does change..

    Oh and if any of these other Aussies are students dont forget to get your free iPod nano.

    Cheers
     
  16. philoye macrumors newbie

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    My MacPro w/ 8800gt, which I ordered on Day 1, just shipped!
    I ordered direct from the Aus Apple Store.

    My config
    Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeo
    2GB (2x1GB)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
    500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb
    One 16x SuperDrive
    AIRPORT EXTREME-FAE
    APPLE WIRELESS MIGHTY MOUSE
    WIRELESS KEYBD/ OS X-AUS
    Country Kit-X

    Order date
    Jan 8, 2008 at 03:00 PM PST
     
  17. imte macrumors newbie

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    That's pretty much the same configuration I ordered except for the wireless mouse and keyboard...and whatever the country kit-x is...I ordered on the 14th so hopefully mine ships soon too :D
     
  18. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    what about Next Byte? they are a much better Apple reseller IMO as they specialise in selling and repairing Apple products. they are closer than a real Apple Store than Myer will ever be.
     
  19. astroboi macrumors member

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    Hey, good to hear they're in the country :)
     
  20. redtapemedia thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm envious! At least we know they're starting to be shipped out.
     
  21. philoye macrumors newbie

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    They are, but it mine is still in China. I wonder how long it'll take...
     
  22. UNO macrumors newbie

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    Will call NextByte on Monday... "some Aussies already have'em shipped! when's mine comin?!".

    I was hoping that this entire "waiting" story would give Apple some time to release new ACDs before my MP arrives... Now... should I play with it on my HDTV and wait until end-of-Feb apple event or just go for ACD now? Decisions, decisions...
     
  23. philoye macrumors newbie

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    I don't envy you there. I've had my 23" Cinema Display for going on three years now. I want a second display, but I refuse to buy such an old model. Then again, I refuse to put a hideous Dell/Samsung whatever on my desk either (even though they are half the price).

    Using an HDTV is just crazy though. You gotta have a real monitor.
     
  24. redtapemedia thread starter macrumors member

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    I sure hope they DON'T release new ACDs cause I got a new one the week I ordered my mac. I imagine if they did release them there would be a bunch of angry new MP owners. But then again, look what happened with the iPhone price drop.
     
  25. UNO macrumors newbie

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    Gotta love this Apple game LOL

    My gameplan is:

    1. wait until MP arrives (obviously) - 15th of Feb (my estimate)
    2. go to vacation to GC - from 25th of Feb to 5th of Jan (already planned)
    3. track MacRumors from hotel room or iphone (while on the beach)
    4. track the rumored end-of-feb apple event (if it's true)
    5. Buy new shiny ACD2008

    dreamin
     

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