MacBook in Gold - did anyone get it with the 1-3 day estimate?

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  1. Cvx5832 macrumors regular

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    I waited like most of you at 12am. I put the 1.2/512 Gold MB in my cart and it had the 1-3 day estimate for shipping. By the time I validated the order info and hit the Place Order button the final page already had a 3-4 week shipping estimate. Apparently the 8 minutes I took to complete my order was too slow.

    So did any of you get it with the 1-3 day shipping estimate? What configuration did you get it in?
     
  2. dexterbell macrumors 6502a

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    Several of us have a 1-3 day shipping for the gold base model
     
  3. applesith macrumors 68030

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    Yes, as there's another thread where gold buyers have already seen their orders update to "preparing for shipment".
     
  4. Cvx5832 thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I had that but since I did store pick up I will have to wait until 4/22. Apple charged my account already.
     
  6. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    OP clearly stated he was not getting the base model:

    The actual question, which nobody has specifically addressed yet, is whether anybody who ordered higher-end (but still non-BTO) gold model received anything other than a 3-4 week shipping estimate.

    -- Nathan
     
  7. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered the Gold 1.2/512 as late as 3:18 AM EST and got 1-3 shipping days, it is already prepared for shipment.
     
  8. Cvx5832 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Nathan. That indeed was my question - 1.2/512. It just seems odd that they ran out in the time it took to verify my order info.

    Either it's a runaway hit or they just didn't have enough to begin with. I don't think the iPhones ever sold out THAT fast.

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    That's crazy! Unless they're using regionalized shipping centers. Are you west coast US?

    Edit: NVM, you're East.
     
  9. applesith macrumors 68030

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    Based on the first gold iPhone's popularity, you'd think Apple would have better anticipated the demand for a gold MB.

    On the other hand, a giant gold laptop is less subtle than a gold iPhone.

    All I know is if Apple releases a TV, I'd make sure to order ASAP if I wanted the gold one :cool:
     
  10. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

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    What time did you order? The only reason I waited so long was because that's when I was able to load the Safari browser to make the purchase. I needed to use Apple Education discount and it wasn't allowing me to on the phone app. Otherwise I had the ability to order it sooner through that app.
     
  11. rittchard macrumors 6502

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    Same for me, though I got the email confirmation at 12:12am PST.
     
  12. Cvx5832 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I kept it on refresh until the Store came up, around 12:11am. I then put it in my cart, checked that all details were correct, and clicked Place Order. That was 12:19am. It was 1-3 days in the cart, 3-4 weeks on the confirm page.

    Maybe they open the Store from East to West coast to prevent everyone ordering the same time and overwhelming their servers. Whatever the case, by 12:19am it was all over for me on the West.
     
  13. ysh19988 macrumors newbie

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    I felt the store camp about about 3:02EST (12:02am), because I finish my order about 3:10EST, and it shows 1-3 days shipping on the confirmation page.
    Anyway, although it is 1-3 days shipping, the expected delivery time is still 20-22, about 1.5 weeks later...:(
     
  14. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is expected to deliver April 16 to 20, but I paid $10 extra for expedited shipping though.
     

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