So if we order a BTO online, when would we get it?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by PDFierro, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    I would guess not until Saturday or Monday. I was going to pay the 13 bucks for faster shipping if that would make a difference.
  2. tbobmccoy macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I'd imagine at least a week, plus shipping times. Probably 2 weeks total.
  3. Sinnthetic macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2011
    I hate to say it but we dont even know if the MBA is coming out tomorrow a long with it.

  4. PDFierro thread starter macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    I highly doubt 1-2 weeks, that'd just be crazy. They ship their Macs pretty quick. And yes, I was speaking as if it were coming out tomorrow.
  5. mrklaw macrumors 68020

    Jan 29, 2008
    If they have stock, a basic BTO is usually 2-4 business days. So that'd be next week. Depends on initial demand though
  6. PDFierro thread starter macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    Yeah, I was thinking sometime next week ... but Monday is always a possibility.
  7. iPadPhone macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2011
    You're looking at about a week. They say 3 working days for configuring then 1-3 working days for shipment but this is for current models so no stock issues. Assuming it is released tomorrow then it will be dispatched on Saturday and with you on Monday at the very earliest. Even then you are being optimistic.
  8. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ah... They did not announce new Air's yet. Might want to hold off on the delivery predictions till they do.

    Now if I order a BTO Mini tomorrow and upgrade the shipping when do you think....... ;)
  9. PDFierro thread starter macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    Sometime next week is fine with me, thanks.
  10. getyup macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2011
    Once Ling Ling builds it.

    HEHE, JK... but seriously, usually it takes 48 hours to ship, then 3 days for FedEx International to deliver. If you chose International Priority Shipping it'll take 1 day off the delivery time generally.

    I'm speaking based on having 6 CTOs this year thus far.

    But FWIW I have only ordered 1 CTO as a new-release... so might vary
  11. hcho3 macrumors 68030

    May 13, 2010
    It will take 3-5 business days to build and take another 3-5 business days to deliver. It is coming from China. It will be around 10 business days. That's 2 weeks.
  12. cleric macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    I think I got mine in 5 business days last time with the standard free shipping.
  13. getyup macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2011
    While the overview is correct, take into account a couple things..

    They start building the second your payment clears. China's manufacturing is 24\7 and FedEx has 2 flights out per day. Generally it ships within 24 hours of the time the order is placed, and then it automatically gains a day getting to the US due to dateline. If it leaves at 3pm from China, it gets into the US the same day at 8 am... then sorts out through there... sometimes you get them 3 calendar days from when you order, it all depends. I live in SF, so they sometimes ship out and I get them the same day they ship since FedEx's west coast hub is right across the bay in Oakland.
  14. meaty macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2011
  15. halledise macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2009
    Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, QLD Australia
    CTO ordered online usually pushes out 'ships within 24 hours' to '3 business days'

    time from shipping to delivery depends on your location.

    in Australia for example, a CTO Mac ships out of Taiwan or Shanghai after 3 business days and then takes a further 4 business days to arrive here - I'm in a regional area 500kms north of Sydney.

    my CTO MBPro ordered Monday the 18th is promised for delivery by July 26 (next Tues) even though it hasn't shipped as yet.

    Apple over the years have been uncannily accurate in delivery estimations in my experience.
    when I bought a stock RevC Air a year or so back, I ordered it in the morning it was released and had it in my hands 9 am the next morning :D
  16. xkmxkmxlmx macrumors 6502a


    Apr 28, 2011
    I ordered the latest iMac BTO on the day it was up for order, May 3rd. I chose next day air (cost $50). It shipped on the 5th and I received it on the 6th.
  17. Duke15 macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2011
    Actually thats a week and a half, four more days would make it two weeks!;)

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