No stock anywhere

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by snowboarder, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. snowboarder macrumors 6502

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    There is only one logical explanation - they are fixing some bugs...
    I'm waiting for 1.8 80GB and one short shipment showed up in Macconnections
    and Amazon, nothing since...
     
  2. drew0020 macrumors 68000

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    I dont know if thats a logical explanation or not actually... When is the last time you checked stock?
     
  3. pspiegel macrumors member

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    I would have thought another explanation would be that it is selling very well ;)
     
  5. amini1 macrumors newbie

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    My local stores in Houston haven't had any of the non-SSD Airs in over a week. The Apple website shows no Airs of any kind available in Texas except at the Houston Galleria. I'm guessing that's an SSD version. I'll call them this morning. I have a 1.6 on order from Macmall that is "back ordered." They say it will be 1-3 weeks. I have little faith in an estimate with a spread that wide.
     
  6. Federico macrumors member

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    Macmall sucks!!! i ordered 2/8 1.8/80gb and they don't have it yet!! est. ship. was 2/29 guest what? now is 3/5 or 6 and i'm leaving (business trip) 3/7!!!! :( :mad:
     
  7. macsupermarket macrumors newbie

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    No Macbook air in the UK either very frustrating so many people would buy if they could be purchased easily. I have a lot of friends who dont really care that much about Apple and this is the first Laptop from Apple they have gone wow I want that.
     
  8. amini1 macrumors newbie

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    Apple just updated their website for the Houston Galleria and there are no Airs available. I wonder what the problem is? Even the Apple website says 5-7 days.
     
  9. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    why do you think there is a problem or issue? It is just selling very well. I would guess that apple wasn't too confident in the air (with the slowdown in us consumer spending) and didn't order a huge first batch. Demand seems stronger then they anticipated.
     
  10. jameskohn macrumors 6502

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    Why not just order form the Apple Store online? You'll probably have it in your hands in less than a week.
     
  11. amini1 macrumors newbie

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    More expensive there due to having to pay 8.5% tax.
     
  12. dannyar macrumors 6502

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    most best buy store that carry apple seem to have them in stock plenty. at least in my area..FL
     
  13. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    That does seem to be the dilemma for most. Get it from Apple or a retail store and get the product now but for more money. Or, buy it online and wait but you save money :) I went to the latter.
     
  14. sadilak macrumors member

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    I know for sure that there are plenty in stock at the Apple Store in Palisades NY
     
  15. snowboarder thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, it's not true. It would be if you had any shipments showing up
    and sell out. But there is NOTHING in any store other than Apple store,
    where I refuse to buy for tax reason. Plus it's at least hectic in Apple
    stores anyway... Nothing in Santa Monica for example, a huge store.
    There was only one very small shipment of
    1.8 80GB at Macconnection, nothin at amazon...


    http://www.pcprices.net/macbookair.shtml - nowhere...
     
  16. amini1 macrumors newbie

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    No Best Buys in Houston have them.

    Cool website snowboarder. Never seen it before.
     
  17. BWhaler macrumors 68020

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    I think Apple is selling a ton of these. A ton.

    I may be wrong, but I suspect the Air is going to be yet another example of pundits and the internet getting it all wrong on an Apple product.

    The Air is hardly niche.
     
  18. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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  19. snowboarder thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Check it in California, almost no stock... WTF???
     
  20. BWhaler macrumors 68020

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    And they said it was a niche computer. Classic.
     
  21. HiKitty macrumors newbie

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    It really came as a shock.
    I suppose it could be a kind of marketing trick to atrract some addictional attention... Or they might be fixing some bugs.
    I just can't believe everyone and everywhere is buying the MacBoook Air...

    After all, all the criticisms.. and the new MacBook Pros arrival... It must have appeared deal-breaker for a lot of possible MacBook Air customers...
     
  22. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Why? :confused:
    Not everyone reads and is influenced by MacRumors… ;)
    Most people just go out and buy what they want, like or need.
     
  23. HiKitty macrumors newbie

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    I've heared the Air is actually is attracting noticeably less buyers than the original MacBook, and analysts are said to be lowering sales estimates for MacBook Air (Macbook Air as lightweight as sales article here)
    so these news are really weird to me
     
  24. Maui19 macrumors regular

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    I think you have to step back and take things at face value. It is pretty clear that there aren't a lot of MBAs in the stores. That leaves you with one conclusion: they are outselling the supply. The question is, did Apple underestimate the demand for MBAs and is having trouble producing enough, or did they have to halt production to fix some problem with the MBAs.

    Personally, I'm not hearing the type of problems that would require them to halt production. Sure there are the normal little glitches, but by and large the MBA was pretty good out of the box. My opinion is that demand for the MBA is outstripping supply.
     

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