Two months to deliver a computer? Clowns

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Frong, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Frong macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2013
    I can't believe the band of clown Apple has became, it would never had happen during Steve Jobs era.

    Sorry to have choose this forum for the complain, but a constant two month delivery is comical.
  2. thomasfalke macrumors member

    Dec 31, 2013
    The longer the wait, the more joy you'll have by receiving...well at least that's what I keep telling myself :eek:
  3. Frong thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2013
    My life is "complicated" and I can't have a random delivery, and anyway I consider users that order without to know anything about delivery is an awful behavior, no way I'll join the mind slaves ranks.
  4. thomasfalke macrumors member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Good for you, and it's great that your life is so much important then ours.
  5. HD303 macrumors regular


    Jul 1, 2006
    Observatory Park
    I agree with the OP. This appears to be a boondoggle with the release of an Apple product.
  6. Frong thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2013
    I suppose you preordered and then felt hurt by my comment on users that ordered blindly without to know anything about any delivery date.

    I'm sorry you can't see how by doing it you encourage and support such very bad behavior. If it becomes a fairly noteworthy commercial success it will be a date generating on purpose scarcity management. I know there's nothing new, it makes even worse to support such crap.
  7. snouter macrumors 6502a

    May 26, 2009
    I'm finally starting to read that the factory just might be too small.

    Apple had a deaf ear on this one and the pent up demand is clearly taking them by surprise.

    I had a chance to nab a stock 6c and did. I think the standard 256GB SSD is a little weak for a machine of this class, but I think I will be able to upgrade that eventually.
  8. antonis macrumors 68020


    Jun 10, 2011
    Actually, the more the demand, the worst Apple looks to their customers' eyes. That kind of shortage after 2 months or release looks bad because of the orders' high rate, not despite of it. If the demand keeps these high rates for a little longer, they will have to do something about it, either they like it or not as it will be obvious that they'll start lose customers.
  9. TjeuV macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2011
    Yeah, had the same thought until I saw my delivery going from Louisville to Newark back to Louisville ... going insane right now. Delivery date already went from monday to tuesday. These things really do annoy me now since it's already since end december I've been waiting.
  10. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I waited close to two months for a G4 Powerbook, so I don't think your argument holds true.

    I will say it is ridiculous to have such long wait times and I would be just as frustrated. I know I was when I ordered my G4 Powerbook back in the day.
  11. pmau macrumors 65816

    Nov 9, 2010
    I will place my order when the store says "Up to 3 business days".

    If Apple will constrain the availability due to component costs (i.e. they don't want to waste money storing them without orders), they can do that, but I will not be one of those customers who spend 7000 Euro and wait 3 month.

    My guess is that they currently pay premium prices for the Xeons and the ATI chips. This actually makes their margin change quite a lot due to currency fluctuatton.
  12. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    I had to wait 2 months for my late 2009 iMac. Your argument that Jobs would not have allowed this has been invalidated.
  13. chfilm, Feb 14, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2014

    chfilm macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    Mine did the same today..shipping to Germany. I don't know what's going this normal behavior?
  14. TjeuV macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2011
    Not too sure ... It's just weird you know. My ETA was set for monday but already postponed to tuesday. Doesn't really give me too much confidence.
  15. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Why do you even care? You've already stated there are 100 (actually your list is sort of 6) reasons not to buy one....

    If you aren't going to buy one, why do you care if it takes 2 months to get to those who do want one?
  16. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Don't apologize for "having" to choose this forum to complain but I too don't see why you care. There are already 6 reasons out of 100 possible to not buy the new macpro. Shipping times do not affect those who have already found 6 reasons to not buy something.

    FWIW, clowns have nothing to do with it. I'm pretty sure there are no clowns involved in the manufacturing of a MacPro.
  17. chfilm macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    Mine sticks to tuesday. :rolleyes:
    Lets hope it gets back on the move to europe tonight.
    Look at the bright side,
    at least my little "darth" and your black little friend however you're calling him, are sitting on the same plane and are not bored ;)
  18. shaunp macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2010
    Agree with OP

    I agree with the OP on this one. I recently ordered a BO mac mini and it took an age to effectively add a different CPU and an SSD. I can understand the nMP being in constraint for a bit due to it been new, but I would expect my updates to add around 1 day to the order time for a mac min. It took 2 weeks. I also agree 2 months for any computer, new or not is too long.

    When it was actually delivered the delivery time was fairly vague too. I don't think I was given an option to pick a delivery date, or pay extra for a specific date - I wouldn't mind paying a bit to at least know when it will arrive.

    If there is one thing I would like to change about ordering from Apple online it would be more control over the delivery date.
  19. Bones13 macrumors member


    Oct 7, 2008
    I try to remember that this machine is being built in the hill country in the middle of Texas, by Americans. It is not being spit out of a Foxconn behemoth factory the size of Austin, in China.

    This is clearly a popular new product, but the initial rush will die down, and it would bet the factory is sized to meet the expected ongoing demand.

    I also think they rushed the go live date to meet their earlier promise, and had some supply chain issues happen unexpectedly.

    When I inspect the order/delivery spreadsheet, it appears that the CTO boxes using the 256gig SSD are shipping the slowest. I upgraded my hex nMP only in the GPU, planning on upgrading memory and SSD as time goes on. There are several deliveries of D700 boxes with bigger SSD units, but boxes like mine are still undelivered. My feeling is that the 256 SSD are being put in the base nMP promised to the third party resellers, slowing the CTO boxes with 256 gig. Just an observation. Not like I have my nMP to mess with ATM.
  20. riggles macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2013
    Two months does seem a bit long to me. I waited just over a month for the thin 2012 iMac when it was released, due to "constraints". I don't think I'd want to wait longer.

    On the other hand, it's a tough balance to be made in planning for the demand. Not just securing the components, but financially commiting to production size and workforce. Overestimate (if component availability even allows for this) and it's resources down the drain. Play it safe and the release is constrained. I'm not aware of any other company who has the potential for this big of a spike to plan for when they release a new workstation. That can't be easy. Or exact.
  21. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    Since you think the Mac Pro is terrible and posted why no one should buy it, why should you care how long the delivery is?
  22. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    Another one of these threads? Where adults start to throw their toys out of the cot and behave like children? Please make it stop.
  23. WMD macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2013
    Florida, USA
    This might be because of weather issues in the eastern U.S. this week. A lot of airports had their runways closed.
  24. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sagittarius A*
    Just in time manufacturing and no doubt sales have seriously exceeded their most pessimistic predictions. It will take a good few months to ramp up production.
  25. mikepj macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2004
    Sorry, but high demand and longer ship times isn't a new problem with pro-level Macs.

    Back in 2004, I ordered a G5 and it took a month to arrive (and I placed my order 4 months after they initially started shipping). And Jobs was definitely around to oversee that update.

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