Macbook Pro touchbar from BHphoto

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by neurobound, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. neurobound macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2008
    Does know how much later I may get mine from them? I assume it won't be as fast as directly from apple, but i don't know.

    Anyone else order from here? If so, please post your order date and when you get yours.

    I ordered my 2.7ghz 15" Nov 5th.
  2. applepizzaz4u macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2011
    I haven't but I've chatted with their customer service about their return policy. They will not accept anything back if it has been opened. No tax and free shipping is nice but return policy is something to keep in mind. They will take defective and damaged equipment though.
  3. cayetanogil macrumors newbie


    May 8, 2016
    Ordered mine on November 1st.
    Status: Processing

    15" / 2.7GHz / 16GB / 1TB / 460 / Space Gray
  4. richpjr macrumors 68040


    May 9, 2006
    Mine also has a status of processing.
  5. crwth macrumors newbie


    Oct 14, 2011
    order placed october 28 for 13" base model w/ touchbar. So far they say they won't be shipping this week. Check with them tomorrow
  6. cayetanogil macrumors newbie


    May 8, 2016
    Letting you guys know that BH price matched the offer at Adorama using APINSIDER promo code.
    $225 savings in my case!
  7. jft94 macrumors regular

    Nov 5, 2016
    Ordered from B&H on 11/18. Started it's shipping process today. Should be here on Tuesday, 11/22. I paid for one day shipping. Came out to be $1.07 more than my Apple order. I got the 15" base model, as that is all they have in stock at the moment. That is also what I ordered from Apple.

    My Apple order was still "processing" when I made the order from B&H.
  8. richpjr macrumors 68040


    May 9, 2006
    Just cancelled my order from B and H as it is still back ordered and the Apple store near me had the 15" I wanted in stock so I picked it up today.
  9. Oesoto macrumors member


    Nov 9, 2016
    Medellín, Colombia
    Ordered mine 13 inch | 3.3GHz i7 | 16GB | 512GB | Space Gray on November 3rd and it's still unavailable. I hope it ships in the next two weeks
  10. mgritts22, Nov 21, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2016

    mgritts22 macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2016
    @cayetanogil, thanks for letting me know this thread existed!

    I placed my order for a 2.6GHz, 15", 1TB, 450 on November 6.

    Status is still "Processing."

    I received an email last night, screenshot attached. Unfortunately (I am just speculating) I think this means they've fulfilled their current orders and are waiting on a new shipment.

    --- Post Merged, Nov 21, 2016 ---
    Promo code no longer working today :'(
  11. mgritts22 macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2016
    I tried the code again today, gave me $100 off. Still something! B&H price matched, too!
  12. neurobound thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2008
    That's great!

    That said, just canceled my order and bought a used mid-2015 model for half the price. BH's delay and lack of communication let me reflect on it more.

    I like the new ones but in all honesty they're not what i expected and I realize I'm settling for less than what i wanted. I was fully prepared to splurge on a new computer but two factors stand out.

    Skylake - Awkward timing of this release. So close to the next generation.

    16gb limit - i believe apples reasoning, but doesn't change the fact that I expect more in 2016 for that kind of money.

    Touchbar - good idea and kinda liked it when i tried it at apple store. What I didn't like... brand new display model touch id was offset, not sitting squarely with the unit. If i hadn't received a few questionable build quality iphones and heard reports in this forum echoing that their touch id on their brand new macbooks were also misaligned, Id think little of it but... For my $3200 splurge, I deseve more.

    More importantly regarding he touchbar... Why no haptic feedback/3d touch? Of all places - a keyboard deserves to have some form of feedback so your eyes don't need to stay focused on it. At the very least, Apple should have made it operate like the trackpad "click" For something that has been in the works for years, I rank this right up there with Apple inexplicably omitting the backlight keys on one of the macbook air revisions a few years ago.

    Anyway, for those of you getting the new model, i'm envious! It's a beautiful machine, it's just not my time yet.
  13. mgritts22 macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2016
    From B&H Chat

    "Unfortunately, at this time we do not have any concrete information from the vendor as to when we will have these units in stock.

    I wish I had more detailed information for you but at this time that is all that we know. We will continue to be in touch with the manufacturer for a status of this unit and keep you updated via email periodically.

    I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please be assured your order will be shipped to you as soon as we receive stock and we will email you the tracking information once it is shipped.

    We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding."

  14. MrGuder macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2012
    I agree regarding the touch bar, Apple never releases all the bells and whistles on first model, I'm most certain Taptic feedback will appear on touch bar but most likely on next model and by then it will be more readily used by developers and apps. I've decided on a used 2015 model not ready to buy all those adapters maybe in a few more years. The only thing I like about the 2016 is the smaller footprint and weight and the space grey and brighter screen.
  15. cayetanogil macrumors newbie


    May 8, 2016
    Same here... :(

  16. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005
    I just got a notice of availability for the model I wanted.. upgraded 2016 15
  17. Wags macrumors 65816

    Mar 5, 2006
    Nebraska, USA
    Thanks for info.
    Wanting to order with B&H but concern with no return policy. Not looking to play with and return more worried about if damage and/or shipping damage.
    Looks like great stories and horror stories with using them. Worried about the latter.
    Any feedback from B&H shoppers ?
  18. Peptide macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2016
    I ordered my 13" non-touch from them. It just arrived today. I have yet to pick it up from my apartment management building.
  19. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005
    well the return policy is what it is , it's not apple but it's also not uncommon for a vendor to not take computers back without a restocking fee.. apple is quite an exception, some like bestbuy do better with 14 day policies and with "elite" members.
    I've bought a LOT of stuff from BH over the past 3-4 years, due to same product coming without taxes in CA. I have returned some products - never a laptop, but others and have had no problems.. returing very expensive cameras, drones, other items for no reasons, and returning a couple items with no use for no reasons. Buyer pays shipping most of the time. I've received pretty rapid refunds for all items and have had no further issues.. sometimes their NYC based hours - nothing from Friday sundown to Sunday Sundown and other specific holidays - sometimes MANY business days has been a problem getting more timely refunds, but they have always come through in the end.
  20. bizack macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2009
    BH won't take computers back period, unless it's defective. There's no restocking fee because once the computer is opened, it can't be returned. It's in their return policy.
  21. fjd726 macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2011
    Thinking of ordering through them as well but would hate to have a damaged one delivered and be blamed for it.
  22. Peptide macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2016
    I am currently unboxing my non-touch bar from BH. The laptop came in an apple box, which was contained in a BH box with bubble packaging. However, the BH box does have visible dents at the top. The laptop is separate from the top of the box by the bubble packaging, so I don't think that will be an issue. I'll update more once I begin setting up the laptop.
  23. Peptide macrumors member

    Nov 22, 2016
    I've got the laptop setup and everything is working fine! very happy with the purchase
  24. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

    Oct 23, 2010
    You can just walk into an Apple Store.
  25. fjd726 macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2011
    Which config? and color?

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