The wait is killing me

Discussion in 'iMac' started by FlintAlt2, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. FlintAlt2 macrumors regular

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek:

    So my 18th came last friday 20th and I got offered a 24" iMac from a friend. So I ordered it that day and all now im just waiting for it to come.

    3.06Ghz
    4GB RAM
    8800GS
    500GB HDD
    Wireless Mighty Mouse
    Cabled Keyboard
    iWork 08

    Worst thing?

    Preparado para el envío
    Plazo aproximado de envío: 25 Jun, 2008
    Plazo aproximado de entrega: 27 Jun, 2008 - 30 Jun, 2008

    Ready for sending
    Estimated dispatch date: 25 Jun, 2008
    Estimated arrival date: 27 Jun, 2008 - 30 Jun, 2008

    If it was ready for sending since last night shouldn't it have been sent today early morning?

    Its killing meeeeeeeee !!!!. ( My first ever Mac )
     
  2. Glaxx macrumors regular

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    I had to wait about a 2-4 weeks for my MBP to show up (also my first Mac). When you do get it in the end, it is well worth it...at least it was for me! I love this thing. :D I think you'll find the same about your decked out iMac!
     
  3. FlintAlt2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    :eek: 2-4 weeks ! hell noooo :eek:

    Did it have the "Ready to be sent" status for those 2-4 weeks?
     
  4. Jon.Stewart87 macrumors regular

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    yehh 7 days max for delivery is really nothing to complain about.

    i understand your anxiety about getting it, its such a momentous occasion! I had to wait about 17 days for mine. (California to New York)


    enjoy!
     
  5. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    The worst part for me was realizing I had to send my new iMac back for replacement because the screen was wacked with a jillian stuck pixels.
     
  6. FlintAlt2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Dude that just reassures me so much :(

    Scared.:(
     
  7. Jon.Stewart87 macrumors regular

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    just realise that it is an issue sometimes with the iMac.. mine has been perfect.
     
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  9. FlintAlt2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well even though its been saying "Ready to be dispatched" since last night ( with a predicted dispatch date of 25 June ) seems like today It hasn't been dispatch.

    There goes my weekend plan reserved to discover Macs :(.
     
  10. andyw2004 macrumors member

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    It took Apple from Friday to the Tuesday after next to deliver it. 11 days. This is in the UK
     
  11. FlintAlt2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Did it have the "Ready to be dispatched" thing ?
     
  12. Glaxx macrumors regular

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    Nah, I ordered mine back when they were having delays with them. I knew it was going to take a while....but I couldn't be happier in the end. :apple:
     
  13. eqinespecter macrumors newbie

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    congrats on yr 3.06! I have just bought the 24" 2.8 Ghz and have ordered 2 GB of additional RAM. I was curious about removing the memory modules and tried to remove them (there are two) with the tabs following the instructions in the iMac booklet and could unseat each module but could not remove either. I stopped after realizing how much force I was applying to the tabs. Anyone had experience with these things??:eek:

    'beyond all dreams"
     
  14. andyw2004 macrumors member

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    No, it had "sent" for a long time before the tracking number and courier appeared. Once that information appeared it went very quickly. I think it arrived in the end a couple of days ahead of the first "expected date" that appeared.
     
  15. FlintAlt2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats why I bought the 4GB's of Apple I just couldn't be asked with the troubles in all fairness.

    I played around with the 24" in an apple store near me with my mate. We were just draw dropped the entire time with OS X.
     
  16. gibboIU macrumors member

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    First of all, it sounds like you have some very VERY nice friends. Secondly, the wait was killer for mine. And the worst part was that the tracking was way off and it came like 4 days later than expected. Boooo Fedex.

    Congrats though!
     
  17. rfruth macrumors regular

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    wish a friend offered me a 24" iMac (also wish I was 18) HBD!
     
  18. FlintAlt2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well my friend is in fact my Godfather. I see him more as a great friend though. I also got it because Im going back into education after messing up my last 2 years.

    Urgh it still says Ready to be sent.. and still says estimated dispatch 25 June :(.

    Only thing I know is that I cannot cancel the order now.
     
  19. gehrbox macrumors 65816

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    Just think about how sweet it will be when you slide it out of that big box, set it on your desk and take in that beautiful aluminum sculpture. When you can't stand it anymore you carefully plug in the power cable, keyboard, add the batteries to the mouse and hit the power button! How sweet that first start up bong sounds followed by the excellent welcome to OS X video show!

    Patience, it's worth it! Assuming there are no dead or stuck pixels and the backlighting is uniform....:D
     
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  21. FlintAlt2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok well its friday 27th. Been 1 week since I ordered it and it has said "Ready to be dispatched" for 3 days now. Nothing still the same. This is actually ticking me off. It would be fine if it said "In the mail" or something but no .. it says ready to be dispatched. What comes to mind is a box sitting in a warehouse just sitting there with no purpose :(.

    Urgh.
     
  22. bamaworks macrumors 6502

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    lol You'll get it soon enough. Keep thinking, "It's free" and you should stop worrying :).
     
  23. FlintAlt2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well after paying €2,077 ( $3235 ) Id expect the sending to go a little more smooth. It be fine if it just said something else to Ready to be dispatched. Thats whats putting me on edge.

    I think the moment I get it Im taking a sledge hammer to my PC. Vista is slowly getting me depressed whilest waiting for my first mac \o/ :p
     
  24. Kittychan macrumors regular

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    I have ordered my iMac on the 3rd of June and I still haven't seen my iMac !!! How ridiculous is that. and this is happening in New Zealand !!!

    I want my money back !!!
     
  25. FlintAlt2 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I guess Im just a little disappointed. I've spent the last 2 months reading absolutely everything I can about Apple and their products. Seeing how everything is AMAZING. I expected the buying part to be the same as the rest of the package, amazing. :(

    It just a crappy way of being introduced to Apple. Maybe they need to rethink how they take their orders or at least their systems.

    I know im going to adore my iMac but this has just got me down.
     

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