Macbook Air BTO Delivery On Time?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by niceguyeddie, Oct 27, 2010.


Did your Macbook Air 2010 BTO arrive in time?

  1. Earlier than Apple estimated delivery date?

    24 vote(s)
  2. On the Apple estimated delivery date?

    16 vote(s)
  3. Later than Apple estimated delivery date?

    7 vote(s)
  1. niceguyeddie macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2008
    Did your 2010 Macbook Air BTO arrive on the Apple estimated delivery date, or did it arrive early or late?

    You can also reply with which country you live in if you wish.
  2. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    Is this a poll?

    Mine arrived almost 24 hours early and I had paid for expedited shipping. So that ended up being 2 days prior to Apple's latest promise time.
  3. ccsicecoke macrumors regular

    Aug 19, 2010

    Ordered on Oct 22nd
    ETA Oct 28th by 4:30pm
    Delivered Oct 27th 1:30pm

    Arrived one day early as well. I didn't paid for expedited shipping. Just standard free shipping
  4. akuma13x macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2010
    Exactly the same, just mine arrived 2 hours beforehand.
  5. WardC macrumors 68030


    Oct 17, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    I can't really answer this poll. I ordered mine CTO 1.6GHz / 4GB RAM 11.6" from the Apple Store online Saturday 10/23 at 2:30 PDT. I opted for 2-3 day delivery. Item was shipped today 10/27, Expected delivery Monday November 1st by 10:30am (estimate said delivery Oct 27 - Nov 2nd), Ships 1-3 days, 2-3 day delivery. If they deliver my MacBook Air on November 1st, it will have taken them NINE DAYS from order to delivery. Two weekends and a full week. So, I can't answer your poll. Yes, it will probably come within the "expected delivery date" but 9 days is way more than 1-3 days to build and 2-3 days to ship.

    But, I may get lucky and get mine by Friday. Now that would *really* lucky, right?
  6. pabble macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2009
    Ordered mine 11.6/ 4GB /128 SSD :

    Ordered on : Oct 21st
    ETA : Oct 29th (TNT)
    Delivered : Oct 26th 11:13am
    Delivered location : Hong Kong

    So, merely 3 days earlier. :D
  7. edoras macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2007
    Order Date: 22/10/2010 at 09:10 AM JST
    Not yet shipped
    MBAIR 13.3 CTO
    Custom Configured
    Ships by: 3 business days (Apple didn't ship as promised!:mad:)
    Delivers by: 29/10/2010 - 02/11/2010
    Location: Malaysia
  8. slazareth macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2006
    I ordered 15 minutes before you and I got a ship notification this afternoon. Still sitting in china though. Guessing it will fly out tomorrow. Fedex says I'll have it on Monday. I'm guessing you'll get yours tuesday.
  9. Moodikar macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
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    I think all those in the States arrives ahead right?? Everywhere is is a different story.
  10. MikePA macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2008
    Amazing reply to the simple question, "Macbook Air BTO Delivery On Time?". If you receive it by Tuesday it will be delivered on time.
  11. edoras macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2007
    What's your location/country of delivery?
  12. mikesh macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2010
    Same dates for me. My estimate was 10/28-11/2. 2 days after I ordered, I called apple to change it to expedited shipping. The guy one the phone said I didn't need to do that, that it will already be shipping to me as fast as possible. That expedited won't make it any faster.
  13. M87 macrumors 65816

    Jul 18, 2009
    Mine wasn't supposed to be here until tomorrow (according to fed ex) and friday at the latest (Apple), got it first thing this morning. I'm in the US btw.
  14. coelacanth macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2004
    Ordered mid day 20th. Standard free shipping, 4GB RAM BTO.

    Initial estimate was 22-28. Fedex estimate was 28. It came in the morning of 26th.

    Location: San Francisco, CA, the US of A.
  15. navanod macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2007
    Apple originally quoted 10/25... FedEx quoted 10/27... It delivered 10/26!
  16. edoras macrumors regular

    Dec 1, 2007
    There is a technical issue in my purchase order, now I received an Order Acknowledgement from them with a new delivery date i.e. 4/11-9/11:confused:
  17. slazareth macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2006
    ahh just realized you're in malaysia. I'm in USA.
  18. niceguyeddie thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2008
    I am starting to get a bit nervous now. I placed an order on Oct 26, 2010 at 02:05 AM GMT with a quoted of 3 business days to be shipped.

    Today it is still not shipped and I am starting to doubt I will get it in time before I go for an extended trip overseas (1year :D)on Sunday Nov 7th.

    I also think I **cked up by adding a mini display to vga adapter to my order.

    Any info on how many days it takes get delivery to the UK after the status changes to shipped?
  19. Stingray454 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2009
    I ordered mine on the 26:th too, with a shipping date quoted as "within 3 days". Note that the Shipping date is not the delivery date - it usually takes 3-4 business days from shipping to delivery. I added an USB to Ethernet adapter too, and had the same fear as you.

    Luckily, I got an email today saying it had been shipped, with estimated delivery date set to the 4:th - ie right on schedule. I think they stocked up good on the adapters, so that's probably not delaying your order. Mine ships from Shanghai and I live in Sweden, so I'd guess the delivery time should be about the same for you. I hope your order is sent soon, for it to arrive before next weekend my guess is it would have to be shipped on Monday. I've gotten "your order has been sent"-mails at very odd hours form apple, there is still a decent chance it will be sent today :) Best of luck.
  20. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2009
    St. Louis, MO
    Maxed out 13"

    Mine showed an estimate of Oct 28th - November 1st.

    Actual delivery Oct 26th.
  21. Stingray454 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2009
    I noticed Apple has a habit of estimating a day or two more on the shipping than it usually takes. I guess when presented with a shipping date most people think "ok, fine, I'll wait" no matter if it's 2 days, 1 week or 2 weeks. We just accept it :)

    This gives them some wiggle room in case there is some problem delaying the delivery, and if not, the customer gets extra happy to recieve their order ahead of time (= higher consumer satisfaction). Sneaky! :)
  22. HagusofNWN macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2008
    I ordered my BTO 13.3 on 10/24 with a delivery time frame of 10/28 - 11/02. As of this morning, it is sitting at Fedex in NJ. I my luck holds, I may be able to pick it up Saturday(10/30) at the FEDEX office, otherwise, I suspect a Monday delivery at this point.

    Fingers Crossed
  23. jeznav macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2007
    Order Date: Oct 23, 2010 at 07:14 PM PDT
    Shipped on Oct 27th. via UPS
    MBAIR 11.6 CTO
    Delivers by: 28/10/2010 - 02/11/2010

    SHANGHAI, CN 29/10/2010 20:55 DEPARTURE SCAN
    SHANGHAI, CN 27/10/2010 20:27 DEPARTURE SCAN
    27/10/2010 18:15 ORIGIN SCAN

    Still sitting in China for the past 48 hours since it shipped. Until I received it, I have waited over a week which is the longest than the wait times for any previous apple products I purchased online. Usually takes about 3-4 days to arrive to Toronto via FedEx.
  24. David the Gnome macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2008
    I always get my stuff from Apple one day before the estimated arrival date. Same thing with my MBA.

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