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simon48

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Sep 1, 2010
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I just wanted to pass this on to any BTO buyers. I'm going to buy the top, maxed out 15" rMBP (2.6GHz, 16GB, 1TB, 750m). I've asked a few times at the Apple store if they had it and they've either said not right now or no, we won't have it. But I called to day and they said they have it and plan to stock it!

I just wanted to let any potential BTO buyers know. I mean who likes waiting for shipping? :D Anyone have any luck getting a BTO in your Apple store or plan to?
 

sabbyp

macrumors regular
Oct 26, 2013
139
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I bought mine in a store, they said they keep some just in case but it's not technically for sale in stores, weird!
 

Guy Mancuso

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Mar 28, 2009
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This has always been the case and its a secret for your friends. Hope you guys did not blow it, I'm heading to my store to get it in the morning. I checked earlier in the week and they had it.

Everyone in Phoenix do not pay any attention to this. LOL
 

simon48

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Sep 1, 2010
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This has always been the case and its a secret for your friends. Hope you guys did not blow it, I'm heading to my store to get it in the morning. I checked earlier in the week and they had it.

Everyone in Phoenix do not pay any attention to this. LOL

Good point. :p My store had better holdout 4-5 days for me! I've asked for BTO before, but for some reason this time it was really hard, only 1 in 5 employees knew it existed and a couple of them did not believe Apple had ever had BTOs.
 

hogprint

macrumors regular
Oct 25, 2006
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Wisconsin
I just did this very thing today. Maxed out 15" rMBP 2.6/16gb/1tb right in the store. Mine had 5 in stock.
 

Guy Mancuso

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Mar 28, 2009
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Employees most likely would not know. Need them to look up stock on there devices. It's there

Classic case of customer comes in say I want a 2.6 500gb and they can upsell them to max config instead.
 

simon48

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Sep 1, 2010
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Employees most likely would not know. Need them to look up stock on there devices. It's there

Classic case of customer comes in say I want a 2.6 500gb and they can upsell them to max config instead.

Um, the employees can't up sell if they don't know they have it.
 

Guy Mancuso

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Mar 28, 2009
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Well some do and some don't. There are a lot of products in the stores to remember what is and what is not. Need for them to look for the 2.6 models. My sales associate did not until I told him they do. This is how I got the one I have today
 

Benk3350

macrumors member
Jun 19, 2010
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Thats good to hear, even though mine has already shipped.

If I were to have problems with my maxed out BTO, does that mean I could bring it to the store for a replacement instead of having to ship it? Because that would be awesome. That was one of my worries of getting BTO, was that if I just got a normal one, I could instantly replace it and if I got a BTO, I would have to ship it back, wait another week or more, just to hopefully get a working one.
 

simon48

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Sep 1, 2010
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Thats good to hear, even though mine has already shipped.

If I were to have problems with my maxed out BTO, does that mean I could bring it to the store for a replacement instead of having to ship it? Because that would be awesome. That was one of my worries of getting BTO, was that if I just got a normal one, I could instantly replace it and if I got a BTO, I would have to ship it back, wait another week or more, just to hopefully get a working one.

I don't see why not. I'd call the Apple store to make sure they have it before you go there. You might have to be very firm and tell them to go check.
 

sabbyp

macrumors regular
Oct 26, 2013
139
1
it's true, the employee I was speaking to about it claimed that i'd have to order online - but then he said "let me just check our stock and see what we actually have". Low and behold there were 2 in stock there and then.

I actually thought they were other people's BTO orders that they were willing to sell to someone else (better to delay someone's purchased order than lose a walk-in sale, right?)
 

Jah2013

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Nov 2, 2013
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Unfortunately, this is not a choice in smaller countries.. I guess they wont stock them up when they have a special country version (e.g. Keyboard, charging adapters, ..) and the battery is not happy to stay un****ed for a few months.. I heard they cant really handle well to be unsucked for 3-6 months.. :apple:
 

orangezorki

macrumors 6502a
Aug 30, 2006
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Anyone know if this is the case in the UK?

I'm ideally looking for just the 1TB upgrade, but would rather get it in a shop as delivery is always a pain.
 

Benk3350

macrumors member
Jun 19, 2010
87
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it's true, the employee I was speaking to about it claimed that i'd have to order online - but then he said "let me just check our stock and see what we actually have". Low and behold there were 2 in stock there and then.

I actually thought they were other people's BTO orders that they were willing to sell to someone else (better to delay someone's purchased order than lose a walk-in sale, right?)

Hmm thats good to know. will be annoying to have to pest the employee to check, but it beats those shipping delays. Thats of course IF something goes wrong where it needs replacement.
 
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