Post your 17" Macbook Pro Delivery Date (Aussie)

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  1. aceskace macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I ordered my 17" UMBP on the 7th Jan and have a delivery date of 11 Feb. Only customised the HDD to 7200RPM.

    Just curious to see what others have got?

    MBP 17/CTO
    Z0G5 1
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    2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM 2X2GB
    320GB Serial ATA @ 7200 rpm
    SuperDrive 8X
    DISPLAY-HI RES, GL,Widescreen
    No DVI Adapter
    N0 VGA Adapter
    No Remote
    No IWork Preinstalled
    No Final Cut Exp Preinstalled
    No Aperture Preinstalled
    No Logic Exp Preinstalled
    No Filemaker Preinstalled
    No Microsoft Office Preinstall
    KYBD/User's Guide -X
    Country Kit-AUS


    Ships: 05/02/2009
    Delivers: 11/02/2009


    PS - I ordered mine from Melbourne through the online apple store
     
  2. infernohellion macrumors 6502

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    I live in Melbourne as well but ordered through the Thai Online Store.

    Shipping Date: 18 Feb
    Delivery Date: 27 Feb (to Thailand)
    Shipping to Melb: 28 Feb
    Melb Delivery Date: 3 Mar+ :(
     
  3. jonnysods macrumors 603

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    Hey guys, I'm from Australia but I live in Canada now.

    How much did you pay for your machines? I hear the prices are pretty high for Macs over there!?
     
  4. aceskace thread starter macrumors member

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    I paid AU$4600 with the above config (only upgrade was the HDD @ 7200)

    THATS US$3038!!! :confused:
     
  5. Judicat0r macrumors newbie

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    My expected delivery date is 25th Feb. I ordered on 7th Jan with a 7200rpm drive and matte screen kit. $3734 with Student Dev discount :)
     
  6. jonnysods macrumors 603

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    I guess there is no real difference then in prices between Canada and Oz. It just sounds like a helluva lot!

    Such amazing machines... so flippin expensive!
     
  7. Cybix macrumors 6502a

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    it's like $5700 with the bumped CPU, faster hdd and apple care! wtf.
     
  8. infernohellion macrumors 6502

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    Don't buy AppleCare from Apple, buy it from eBay, you can save loads!

    Mine machine was US$3052
    Upgraded the CPU and the HDD

    That's the only reason why I choose to buy from Thailand instead of Australia. Apple in Australia is just $$$
     
  9. aceskace thread starter macrumors member

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    Agree, just bought applecare for AU$290 off ebay........:D
     
  10. aceskace thread starter macrumors member

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    $3734!!! Thats a sweet price, i actually got a discount from the company i work for.....got $400 off, plus i leave the country on the 12th Feb, so get GST back another $400....makes it a sweet deal....:)

    PS - my delivery date is the 11th and i leave for a 2 month vacation on the 12th.......just hope it gets here in time :confused:
     
  11. aceskace thread starter macrumors member

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    one of my mates is expecting the 17 macbook pro to arrive on tuesday?????

    is that possible?????????????:confused:
     
  12. Intense macrumors regular

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    I am ordering mine on the 14th of April ... so, still a long way to go... yet I am very excited by the huge screen, I am using a 13 inch dell right now.


    here is my configuration:

    AppleCare Protection Plan - MacBook Pro (w/ or w/o Display) $399.00
    Incase Nylon Backpack for 17-inch MacBook Pro (Chocolate) $99.95
    Incase Hardshell Case for 17-inch MacBook Pro (Frost) $49.95
    Incase Neoprene Sleeve for 17-inch MacBook Pro $34.95
    MacBook Pro, 17-inch, Aluminium $3,118.00
    + 4gb
    + 320gb 7200rpm
    + Anti-gloss Screen
    + 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    + SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    = 3701.85 + taxes = $ 4258.05 (canadian dollars)


    I just read on this thread that I can buy my Apple Care through ebay... how is that possible... that's quite amazing actually... can i buy it from any country and then register my hardware through apple... i really don't know how it works, i will conduct a google search and hopefully will get all the info i need about it... anyone with more info about, please let me know..
     
  13. Chundles macrumors G4

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    So that's A$4182 before GST - remember the US price doesn't include their sales taxes - which comes to US$2757.

    US price before tax for the same machine: US$2849.

    You got a bargain.
     
  14. infernohellion macrumors 6502

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    Now there's one thing I'm really scared about. I've already ordered this 17" MBP from Apple Online Thailand Store (since I need the Thai keyboard) to a Thai address and then my friends would ship it to me in Australia.

    Now what I know is that I might be taxed from importing it into Australia. That's AUD 400!!! Didn't expect to pay this extra money. Is there any other way around this?

    I hate customs world-wide. They just love to make more trouble and get tax out of everyone to fund their corrupted government.
     
  15. aceskace thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, i'm pretty sure that you will have to pay the $400 duty. Maybe ask a friend to travel with it (on him) that way you can try and avoid it...:D
     
  16. aceskace thread starter macrumors member

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    Shiittttzzzzzzaaaaa:eek:
     
  17. aceskace thread starter macrumors member

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    Just called the apple store and asked them about the ship date, and the lady reckons, that i should have mine next week.

    She said all orders are on schedule :D
     
  18. aceskace thread starter macrumors member

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  19. Tussen69 macrumors regular

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    I belive it should be shipped somewhere around 2009-02-11 placed the order 2009-01-08 but that is just the last info from my local :apple: store .. they are not even shore themself ..

    if I get it somewhere in the middle of 2009-02 I´m happy enough ..

    but I´ve ordered a 256 GB SSD and matte screen so that could have an inpact ..
     
  20. aceskace thread starter macrumors member

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    Where you located? Mine ships on the 4th Feb:D
     
  21. infernohellion macrumors 6502

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    I changed my order from the one with Thai keyboard to US keyboard and the shipping date is bumped up by 10 days. Now I can carry it to Australia myself!!! :D

    It will reach me on the 15 Feb.
     
  22. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yeah, some places have sales tax up around 12 to 14%. So they'd be paying US$3200-US$3250 for that machine, well above the US$3050 you're paying.
     
  23. aceskace thread starter macrumors member

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    Well then i got a bargain :D....thanks for that
     
  24. aceskace thread starter macrumors member

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    All right ladies and gents, my credit card has been charged (as of this morning), and i've been told that apple dont charge the card till they are ready to ship......hoping this is a good sign
     
  25. Judicat0r macrumors newbie

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    Mine was charged this morning too. Delivery dates have not been changed on the order page, however I have never found these to be indicative of reality. Looks like I might have my new notebook before my birthday :)
     

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