When will resellers get the new Airs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by RowellE, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. RowellE macrumors regular


    Mar 5, 2012
    My 2010 13inch MBP was stolen at the end of March and had no luck recovering it. For the past few months I've been looking around for a thinner, lighter replacement, going back and forth from the Air, Dell XPS 13, Asus Zenbook Prime, and the Samsung Series 9. Ultimately, I decided to go with the Air mostly because it's just so gosh darn sexy.

    I've been saving up for the new Airs which will hopefully be released on Monday and had a question for you all.

    I would like to avoid paying tax so I've been looking at reseller sites, primarily MacMall.com. Does anyone know if they and/or other major resellers get the new stuff the same day they go on sale at the Apple stores? If not, how long until they usually get it?

    I plan on getting the base model 13in MBA with maxed out RAM. Will that RAM configuration delay shipping? I'll be needing this laptop in mid July for the San Diego Comic-Con where I cover press rooms for several TV shows from Warner Bros. Television. I'll be sitting in front of my computer on Monday ready to order as soon as it goes on sale, so hopefully I won't have to wait long to receive it.

    Any info from you guys will be greatly appreciated!
  2. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    hard to say. my feeling always was that amazon claimed to get them immediately after the release but then the shipping was two weeks later.

    do you have any chance to buy at an apple store in a tax fee state like NH?
  3. DisplacedMic macrumors 65816

    May 1, 2009
    or see if your state has tax holidays which are often mid to late summer.
  4. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    If you're looking at something other than the base configurations, your best bet is placing an order with Apple as soon as the store is back up after the new Air is announced.

    There have been threads about various stores that offer CTO configurations and taking months to get them. Remember after you order a CTO configuration from a store, they have to order it from Apple. And by the time they order it a lot of people will have ordered directly from Apple.
  5. fa8362 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    Probably 2-3 weeks after it's on the Apple site.
  6. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2011
    resellers never get stock the same day. expect a few week wait time.
  7. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    When the delivery truck pulls up to the resellers loading dock & delivers them.

    Sadly my clairvoyance isn't too accurate.

  8. mj1108 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 7, 2007
    I'm wondering the same thing. I would like to get mine at Best Buy just so I can take advantage of the 18 months at 0% offer.
  9. HiDEF macrumors 68000


    Jun 23, 2010
    Miami, FL
    This and when I asked the sales rep at BB, dude told me that same week.
  10. TC25 macrumors 68020

    Mar 28, 2011
    I highlighted the only relevant portion of your post, 'hidden' amongst the irrelevant. Hopefully, if your cover[ing] the press rooms involves reporting, you'll be able to get to your point faster.

    Answer: It varies, but usually withing a week for the base models, which you indicated you do NOT want. A base model is a base model. A base model 'with maxed out RAM' is NOT a base model. So, yes, it will delay shipping.
  11. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    Northwest Indiana
    The apple rep and the best buy I work at said the 12th. However I find the employees typically no less then I do. So take that with a grain of salt.

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