When will resellers have new iMacs?

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  1. Matador Red macrumors member

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    When will resellers have new 2012 iMacs after they are released? Will they have them available that day or later that week or will it be longer? I am strongly considering buying from B & H so I am curious. Thanks

    This is not another thread about when the new iMacs will be released so let's leave that discussion for the other threads about that.
     
  2. Matador Red thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the thumbs down on a legitimate question. You guys have been really helpful. ;)
     
  3. wessew macrumors member

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    The answer is....it is hard to say. The two fastest ways to get the iMac are: Apple on-line ordering (possibly immediate shipment depending on configuration at no cost) and picking one up at a local Apple store. The primary issue is always going to be getting the configuration correct particularly since you will likely be keeping the computer for a few years. The best way to nail the configuration exactly to your specs is to order through the Apple store. On the other hand, you can sometimes save some money by ordering a basic configuration and using quality third party parts. Your choice...B&H is not the only quality non-Apple online supplier.
     
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    That's what MR is becoming.. a place full of useless votes that mean nothing, accomplish nothing, and are just overall pointless. I have no idea why they even added the stupid things. :rolleyes:
     
  7. nambuccaheadsau macrumors 6502a

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    Normally with the release of new models, Apple stores spend the night prior installing any software required ready for business the next morning. Fingers crossed it works this way this time.

    As far as resellers are concerned, who knows? Here in Australia there seems to be a move by Apple to force resellers out of the market, selling by online and a handful of major department and IT specialists stores.
     
  8. Matador Red thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, the Apple store is the fastest way, obviously. The reason I am asking about resellers is that on the current model iMac B & H would save me $370 over the same configuration at the Apple store due to taxes and discounted AppleCare. (27" i7 3.4 w/2GB GPU, AppleCare) Yes, they are not the only reseller but they have one of the best prices and I have had good experiences with them in the past. It would be worth waiting another week or two if I could save nearly $400 but I may not be willing to wait an extra month or more.

    Probably a good idea to call them direct and ask. They may have a general idea of how long after release it takes to get them.

    The Facebookification of everything I guess. Seems like there are more mean spirited comments here than there are helpful ones at times.
     
  9. Mr Rogers macrumors regular

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    Shame about silly responses

    I have just spent an hour talking to Apple Asia reps in Singapore, from what I can gauge from my conversation, Apple employees will only become aware of a new iMac refresh some 48hrs before they go on sale - obviously, this refers to Apple itself and not resellers, in Hong Kong though, past releases suggest Authorised suppliers have new stocks in rapidly from actual release date - so as a rule of thumb, I'd say the new iMac would be available some 72Hrs after its official release.

    Hope this helps a little, although please note I'm in Hong Kong and close to supply chain.
     
  10. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    Hard to believe all the minus votes. If you are not getting a radically different model less then a week wait from release. if you want upgrades software etc it can be very slow. A lot of variation int this . by the way once the gear comes out shop carefully. good luck with the iMac purchase
     
  11. dearlaserworks macrumors regular

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    You could buy AppleCare later, just not after your 1 year warranty is up, and take advantage of B&H's lower price, even if you buy the Mac directly from Apple or from another reseller that has stock early.
     
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    They add these stupid things so that you can see a quick snapshot of relevant top rated comments pertaining to the discussion instead of reading your message.
     
  13. thekev macrumors 604

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    B+H and the others don't offer truly custom configurations. You are able to choose some stuff, but it comes from whatever configurations B+H, Mac Mall, Samys, Adorama, or whatever other one you use orders. It's usually not that much longer, but no one can give you a real answer. Sometimes custom configurations have long shipping times from Apple too.
     
  14. Matador Red thread starter macrumors member

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    Sure, they don't have every BTO combo but it doesn't really matter for me. I am just looking to max the CPU and GPU and nothing else. Not sure if all resellers carry that config but B & H does, at least currently. We will see with the new iMac. Unless things change drastically, I wouldn't pay for Memory, HDD or SSD upgrades unless they made the iMac evan more inaccessible.
     
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    I know Amazon has in the past had new models in stock as soon as the day after release by Apple. My early 2011 Macbook Pro was in stock at Amazon the day after Apple released it.
     
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    Like i said, it's pointless. People randomly downvote and upvote anything, so it's not really worth skipping over posts based on votes anyway. It's just a stupid thing for people to act like babies anonymously.
     
  17. GizmoDVD macrumors 65816

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    That's what I'm hoping for. Free shipping, no Tax and 3x reward points (so a $1,500 iMac purchase is like getting an extra $50 in my pocket).

    Unsure if I'm going to go with a 21.5 or 27 though (if that's all thats offered).
     

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