Preparing for shipment

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  1. Mossmann macrumors newbie

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    After 2 weeks wait it just changed on the apple store to "preparing for shipment".

    My question is, how long does it stay on this status before its despatched?

    Going away next week and was hoping to have it on monday
     
  2. ItsWelshy macrumors regular

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    Not a chance.

    It will stay on that status for 8-18 hours, then will take 4-7 days to deliver.
     
  3. Mossmann thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. ItsWelshy macrumors regular

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    No worries :) sorry to be the bearer of bad news..
     
  5. Funkenstein macrumors regular

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    And so the waiting game continues!
     
  6. Textureboy macrumors 6502

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    My status has been over 24 hrs for preparing for shipment. Is this normal?
     
  7. paulie6978 macrumors 6502a

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    just wait til you order the iPhone 5 and your eyes start to bleed from continously going abck and forth from that page to see if your phone shipped !

    LOL :D
     
  8. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Next time, give Apple a call and request to be upgraded to expedited shipping. They'll usually do it for free according to many posts on these forums.
     
  9. Mabyboi macrumors 6502

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    They were only doing that for people who ordered in the first batch when it was 4-5 weeks as a "sorry for waiting" gesture.
     
  10. Stack macrumors member

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    That is not true. I called in a couple days ago and said that I needed to have this a bit faster and if there was anyway they could expedite the shipping for me.

    They went ahead and changed the shipping to the faster one for free which shaved off about 3 days from estimated arrival time.
     
  11. Textureboy macrumors 6502

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    If my order is "preparing for shipment" could I still call? It's been like this for over 24 hrs now and I'm just wondering how long it usually takes..
     
  12. Textureboy macrumors 6502

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  13. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

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    does prepared for shipment mean the mac is built and being ready to be shiped away?
     
  14. tehreflex macrumors 6502

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    I ordered mine when shipping time was 1-2 weeks on July 31. I received it August 6 due to shipping time improving. Tracking said I was to receive it August 9th though so I was REAL happy to get it earlier.

    This thing is just amazing. So damn fast!
     
  15. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    When I spoke with Apple they told me 'Preparing for Shipment' means that it's built, boxed, ready and waiting to be picked up by the carrier. They also said it's too late to modify the shipping at that point.
     
  16. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

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    is it woth the extra 100 dollars for the 2.6 oevr the 2.3?
     
  17. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Worth is subjective. Are your needs met by the 2.3GHz processor? Do you need to spend that $100 elsewhere where spending it on the computer would cause issues (i.e.: paying bills, etc.)?

    The 2.6GHz processor will certainly be faster, but it's probably unnoticeable to most users.
     
  18. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

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    what justified your choice in this case?
     
  19. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

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  20. Textureboy macrumors 6502

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    I'm wondering the same question..
     
  21. iLikeTurtles! macrumors 6502

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    apparently they do
     

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