MBP delivery time just after this autums update.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MrAlbatros, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. MrAlbatros macrumors newbie

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    Hi everybody.

    I have a potential problem, and I would like some input. The situation is this, I live in Norway and is hoping to save some money by buying a MBP from USA. My mother is going to New York the first week in October, and by then I was hoping that the new updated version of the MBP has been lunched.
    I was planning on buying a 15" MBP with 4 gb ram from apple.com and have it shipped to the hotel my mother is staying in, but will the delivery time just after an update be so long that a week will be insufficient? Will going in to an apple shop in NY be a better solution? Then the sale tax will be added, but less then 10% isn't that bad a prize to pay for don't having to worry about a package.

    Have anybody some thoughts, better ideas or experience with this situation?

    I will appreciate answers.

    Have a nice day.
     
  2. crobbins macrumors 6502

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    It's probably a little difficult to say for sure right now since no announcements have been made. I think your best bet would be to go into an Apple Store though. You never know what might happen with the shipping..
     
  3. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    Hi,
    I think I would go to an Apple store in NY and just grab one so that you (or your mother) is sure to have it. I think it would be too risky to let it deliver to the hotel. I guess that the shipping time is usually < 1 week but some unexpected issues arrive usually when you want them the less :)

    That's my opinion.

    cheers.
    Tex
     
  4. cristo macrumors regular

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    Are you sure that they will ship products like that to hotels?
     
  5. badgermom macrumors newbie

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    You should be aware that even if the MBP is shipped, you will have to pay the tax. In the US, if the business has a store in the same state to which the item is shipped, the shipping company must collect the state tax. So, you should definitely get the computer at the store.
     

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