pickup in store???

Kurri

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so i am ordering a 11" macbook air. when i select pick up in store, it says it will be available oct. 17. that sounds like a long time since i can get it sooner by shipping it to my house.

my question is, has anyone done pick up in store before when ordering a "special" item? Did you really have to wait over 10 days?
 

Mike in Kansas

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I too considered having my MBA shipped to the store but it was going to take almost a week longer than having it shipped directly to my house. My guess is that when you get it shipped directly to your house, each order that is placed is air-shipped in a one-by-one manner directly from the assembly location to your house. Those that get shipped to the store are probably accumulated with other store orders and are then shipped via a more economical ( and most likely slower) method and through their distribution channels.
 
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Mrbobb

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Yes it takes that long. I will go with the bundled shipment theory.
 
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Kurri

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ok, i ordered. just hate the wait :) thanks guys
 
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Weaselboy

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so i am ordering a 11" macbook air. when i select pick up in store, it says it will be available oct. 17. that sounds like a long time since i can get it sooner by shipping it to my house.

my question is, has anyone done pick up in store before when ordering a "special" item? Did you really have to wait over 10 days?
I ordered a custom (CTO) 13" MBA and it got to the store for pickup about five days before the estimated delivery date. I suspect that date is a worst case scenario.
 
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