MBP Shortage Fixed?

semaja2

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Dec 12, 2005
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I dont know much about orders and what not, but my order has been changed to Prepared for Shipment only 2 days after ordering, same happened to another forum member on MacTalk who has a ETA of today for it to arrive.

How long did it take for most people to get from the initial stage to Prepared for Shipment to arrival?
 

Lenortic577

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Jun 29, 2007
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Hello to all the Australian MacTalk members!

I also ordered a new 15.4" MBP standard config 2.4 on Wednesday and it was shipped on Thursday.

Apple must have a new "batch" of MBP's on hand.
 

semaja2

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Hello to all the Australian MacTalk members!

I also ordered a new 15.4" MBP standard config 2.4 on Wednesday and it was shipped on Thursday.

Apple must have a new "batch" of MBP's on hand.
Mine still has the time til shipment at 1/08/07 and delivery of 03/08/07

What does yours say? because i ordered mine 9am on the 18th
 

Lenortic577

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Jun 29, 2007
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Mine was ordered around the same time.

It says it was shipped last night, looking at TNT website for tracking, says it's already Arrived in Perth (from Sydney) 3am this morning.
 

semaja2

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Dec 12, 2005
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Mine was ordered around the same time.

It says it was shipped last night, looking at TNT website for tracking, says it's already Arrived in Perth (from Sydney) 3am this morning.
DAMN your lucky, well all i can do is hope i get mine by monday/tuesday then, wonder why yours beat mine :p *jealous look*
 

carp3n0ct3m

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Jan 3, 2007
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When did you guys order, I ordered mine on the 10th with no customizations and my shipping estimate is still:

Ships by: Jul 19 - Jul 24
Delivers by: Jul 23 - Jul 30

-Justin
 

henhowc

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Jun 12, 2007
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Los Angeles, CA
Are most of you outside of the US? Seems like I can go to any Apple Store in Los Angeles and pickup a MBP. (It helps that there are 4 in like a 20 mile radius)
 

semaja2

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Dec 12, 2005
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Mine just shipped, i will get it on monday

We live in Australia, and if you order online you normally get massive delays
 

Sdao

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Jul 12, 2007
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Are most of you outside of the US? Seems like I can go to any Apple Store in Los Angeles and pickup a MBP. (It helps that there are 4 in like a 20 mile radius)
The shortage isnt just outside the U.S., its been reported as an international shortage. Some stores inside the states have been wiped out of MBP's. Here in Toronto our 2 Apple stores have sold out of MBP's. Im not sure if they have gotten any in today, but yesterday there werent any.
 

Mischmasch

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Jul 9, 2007
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Aussie posters....

When you get your MBPs can you please post what build week they are... you can do this by looking at the two digits after the first 7 in the serial number of your machine.

ie. W8727xxxxxx would indicate it was built in week 27.

Cheers!
 

semaja2

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Dec 12, 2005
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According to the apple invoice mine is : W8727..

It is currently at the Sydney depot, should be leaving for Adelaide tonight hopefully
 

Zel

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Jul 7, 2007
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At a huge suburban mall, they said they were sold out of glossies but not matte, and that theyve both been selling very well.

Another guy said they sell 60 iPhones/day !
 

L3X

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Oct 18, 2006
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Chesapeake, VA
Aussie posters....

When you get your MBPs can you please post what build week they are... you can do this by looking at the two digits after the first 7 in the serial number of your machine.

ie. W8727xxxxxx would indicate it was built in week 27.

Cheers!
how do you know these things? Is this true for US buyers too?
 

Lenortic577

macrumors member
Jun 29, 2007
38
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Australian purchase:

Received MBP on Monday - even though they tried to deliver on Friday.

Week 28 - Samsung screen

SHOCKINGLY dark toward the lower part of the screen. Too much for me to handle. I guess this is the "yellow 1/3 problem" but I would describe it more as the bottom half of the screen is alot darker than the top.

Arranged with Apple for a replacement.