UK online Apple store delivery times - one month wait!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by macdoc2012, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. macdoc2012 macrumors member

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    just ordered a 16GB wifi iPad with the apple case..

    Estimated Shipping: 27 Jul, 2010
    Estimated Delivery: 29 Jul, 2010

    What the foook!? A whole month?!
     
  2. shellbryson macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't take that as set in stone. When I ordered mine it said 3 weeks shipping... it actually arrived 4 days after I placed the order!
     
  3. macdoc2012 thread starter macrumors member

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    Good to hear! Also, the case was delaying it more. I cancelled that. Hopefully Apple will have them in store.
     
  4. apkent macrumors newbie

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    I checked the lead times before placing an order online and ended up being put off by the times they were quoting - put my name down at the closest Apple store instead.

    4 days later and my iPad is home :)
     
  5. shellbryson macrumors 6502

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    Yes I had the same issue - the case added another 2 weeks to the shipping, so I took that off the order! Anyway, I picked up a nice case (better than the Apple one IMO) at Currys.Digital on the day I collected the iPad, so no loss there!

    I'm waiting for Currys to get some of the card/iphone adapters in so that I can connect my phone & use the cards from my DSLR with the iPad. Currys claim they have exclusive stock outside of the Apple stores...
     
  6. Blakeco123 macrumors regular

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    here in california i orderd mine on june 2nd and it came on the 20th so it was a two-half week wait
     
  7. greenham macrumors newbie

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    August 12th!!! WTF??

    I ordered my Ipad through finance (i know i know) with a case and camera kit, according to barclays payment was with apple last friday but still nothing updated on their system. I called apple and spoke to a chap that seemed a little confused; he said my order with was my apple contact Jarrod and he could not inspect or amend it. Jarrod doesnt answer his emails and never rings back. Anyway he did finally ring back after lots of emails and told me apple didnt have payment from barclays yet (not what they say) and that the delivery date is scheduled or 12 August. In my book a wait of almost 2 months is no acceptable, he was apologetic and said they would move it forward if possible but since then still no update on the website or any sign that things have at least moved to manufacture.

    I have been buying apple products for a long time and this was my first time using finance, never again. Pick up in store or nothing from now on. : :)mad:
     
  8. Vereina macrumors member

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    It is certainly worth checking your local PC World stores. I placed an order on the Apple website for the 64Gb 3G model. I got an estimated dispatch date two weeks hence. Not too bad, but I checked on the PC World website, and was able to reserve and collect one later the same day from their out-of-town store near Southampton. I know there have been some complaints about service at PC World, but my experience was absolutely fine.

    My impression, from several sources, is that the 32Gb models are in very short supply, but that 64Gb (and, to some extent, 16Gb) is easier to come by. PC World seemed to have 20+ of both 64Gb models in stock at that one store, a smaller number of 16Gbs and no 32Gbs at all.
     
  9. Scottland macrumors newbie

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    Ordered a 32gb WiFi last tuesday, delivery date still showing as 9th July.
     
  10. greenham macrumors newbie

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    August 14th

    Just got an email from apple to say ipad 16gb wifi is available for despatch in 7-10 days but case and camera kit are 4-6 weeks. As it's on finance they will not split the order or allow me to cancel anything from it!!! AAARRGGGHHH!!:mad:
     
  11. Jaymac88 macrumors newbie

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    Ordered a 16gb wifi on the 23rd. Dispatch estimate is 7th July and the delivery estimate is the 9th. I'm hoping it gets moving a little bit sooner!
     
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