What wait is worse?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by scottp78, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. scottp78 macrumors member

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    I know that I have been waiting for months for the iMac to come out. Is the wait after ordering it going to be worse!!!

    In the words of Cartman!! COME ON COME ON, Just freeze me!!!

    Praise Science!!
     
  2. cjhorist macrumors member

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    not going to lie -- this factor is weighing in strongly against me getting any BTO options :p much rather have shipping within 24 hours than 1-3 business days hahah :cool:
     
  3. pcguru83 macrumors 6502a

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    Amazon with $4 Amazon Prime overnight shipping is where it's at! For the last few product updates, Amazon has had the new product the day it is announced/released.
     
  4. Benz63amg macrumors 68000

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    waiting for it to ship once it comes out? why dont u go the store and buy it? :confused:
     
  5. cjhorist macrumors member

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    getting the barclay card when it comes out -- and since i wont have the physical card yet i'll do it online (where it is effectively instant).
     
  6. BigBeast macrumors 6502a

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    I'm having trouble deciding if I'll wait the extra couple of weeks for the back to school promotion for the free iPod touch.

    If you order from Amazon, you can't get the SSD option. Normally, I would put the SSD in myself, but Apple's last refresh of the iMac made it difficult (and voids warranty AFAIK) to replace the HDD with a SSD.

    UGH.
     
  7. Benz63amg macrumors 68000

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    bigbeast im in the same position as u,

    i think im going to wait for the back to school promotion myself to get that free ipod, when is it going to happen? end of may?

    i also heard there will be a free printer promotion aswell for upto $100 and they usually have $100 printers so that will mean a free printer.

    just to remind everything ,this is not really free, i mean it is but its a rebate , so u pay upfront and then they send u a check.
     
  8. BigBeast macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah- most likely end of May. Only a couple weeks after the refresh. It has an added bonus of knowing the ins and outs of the refresh and if it's a good refresh or best to buy a refurb etc.

    I'm also curious to see whether Apple makes swapping HHDs with SSDs any easier since the current iMac is difficult to do so (an may void your warranty AFAIK)
     
  9. drew.bowser macrumors regular

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    amazon

    Well, its looking good for tuesday. Amazon is no longer stocking the base 27" i3. It is not available in amazon prime, only ships from J&R or other resellers. This morning it said that amazon had 3 in stock...
     
  10. maclaptop macrumors 65816

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    Relax, you could be on death row
     
  11. Benz63amg macrumors 68000

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    Yea next tuesday is looking really good.

    i mean the shortage is really starting to narrow it down for us, im betting either next tuesday or the tuesday in 2 weeks. ;)

    but either way, i think its wise to wait for the free ipod promotion ;)
     
  12. iMikeT macrumors 68020

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    I think that my personal waiting time is going to be the worst out of everyone who has replied so far. I'm waiting at least until after Apple's WWDC keynote to see what the news is about Lion before placing my order. I want to pull the trigger once the back-to-school promotion starts at the end of May but since WWDC is just a couple of weeks after it starts, waiting a little longer will be nothing compared to the wait these past few months.
     
  13. Alistair.nz macrumors newbie

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    The worst wait by far is when the apple store goes down next week, and i sit there refreshing the page every minute until it comes back online, refusing to levee the computer.
    Does anyone know how long it usually takes to go back up?
     
  14. cjhorist macrumors member

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    1-3 hour range. i believe MBP refresh was about 2.5 hours.
     
  15. Hibernia macrumors member

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    I've been waiting a while now to purchase my first imac , would have had it a month or so back until i heard about the impending refresh so thought i'd hold out.
    The time has given me a good opertunity to go through these forums for tips , hints and good old info so i'm a little more confident in the switch over from a long time pc user.

    So i see some people mentioning a free ipod promotion? Is this speculation on whats happened on previous updates or something more concrete?
    Also i'm in the UK , would this possibly just be a US promotion?
    I also see this mentioned with back to school , is offer again limited to a certain section of the public?

    As i've waited a while now i reckon i could wait another few weeks for a nice free gift if i qualify :)

    I feel like Christmas is approcaching with that same nervous happy anticipation :D
     

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