Ordering an iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by SaN NizZLe, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. SaN NizZLe macrumors newbie

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    Fellas!

    I am currently in the process of buying my first ever mac computer! Can’t wait and very excited! :cool:

    I was wondering if there’s a way of ordering a custom built 21.5 inch iMac option (8GB Ram, 2TB hard drive) and having it delivered to an Apple store so I can pick it up? Maybe just order it at the genius bar and pick it up there?

    I’m at work for the bigger part of the day and I don’t get home till the late. I just don’t want the package to sit in the front of my house for everyone to see.

    Anyone know if this is at all possible? Thanks!!! ;)
     
  2. Peteman100 macrumors 6502

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    It might be easier to get the post office/UPS store hold the package for you so you can pick it up after work
     
  3. Objector macrumors member

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    Also, don't buy the RAM from Apple. Here in Europe (Belgium), you have to pay 200€ to upgrade from 4GB to 8gb, while I can order an extra 8gb from Crucial for 70€... A difference of 130€ and I get 12gb total instead of 8gb! ;)
     
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  5. SaN NizZLe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Very true....never thought about this option. Although, I've never done this before. What do I do, custom order the imac and then call UPS/Post Office right after??
     
  6. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    You will likely need to wait until Apple provides you with a tracking number once the iMac has shipped. Then you can contact the carrier and ask them to hold at their location.

    I haven't ever done it with Apple products before, but did so once when Dell shipped me a PC way earlier then I was expecting and I was going to be out of town.
     
  7. SaN NizZLe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks!!!! I'll try this method then.
     
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    You can't have a Mac ordered via the web delivered to the Apple Store. It doesn't matter if you order from home or the Apple store itself.
     
  9. SaN NizZLe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I understand this now. I just want to get my hand on a new iMac with 2 TB of storage and 8+ GB of RAM, etc without having it delivered to my house during the daytime when no one is home. I will have to order my machine and just pick it up at the UPS location. :cool:
     
  10. Richdmoore macrumors 68000

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    I'm going to pull the trigger this week on a new iMac, but apple ram is expensive. I would only other the minimum and then buy the ram separately from someplace like owc.com. It was about $100 for 8 gigs (2 X 4 gigs, with the stock ram it brings it up to 12 gigs total.)

    My other purchase was to order an adapter from monoprice.com so I could hook my iMac to my hdmi tv, it was $10 shipped.
     
  11. jedolley macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure that delivery will require a signature. If no one is available to sign then you'll get a sticker on the door and they will hold it at your local carrier's office.
     

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