Why is there no stock on Apple Store UK?

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  1. MyAppleWorld macrumors 6502

    MyAppleWorld

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    3-5 days despatch for stock rMBP 13" models?? Doesn't make sense when Apple Retail Stores have them in stock and just about every PC World in my area!

    I ordered Sunday morning and still the order hasn't moved from Processing items.

    I am waiting for the Apple store online because I have a promotional code.
     
  2. grame macrumors member

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    Me too. Ordered on Saturday - i5/8GB/256. Still 'processing'. Yawn.
     
  3. durkkin macrumors regular

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    Online orders come from the closest warehouse and has no relation to retail store stock.
     
  4. grame macrumors member

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    Apparently mine has to make its way from China. Ho hum.
     
  5. Kevclark1985 macrumors member

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    Ordered my mid range 13" 2 weeks ago, took a week to come from china but was dispatched the next day (now 3-5 days). It seems all stock (BTO or not) is coming from China, also there is a shortage of RAM if you want 16gb I have seen, can make it 3-4 weeks.
     
  6. LaravelNick, Nov 20, 2013
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    John Lewis have run out of stock on their website as well (15" models at least) but I assumed that was because of the free three year warranty offer.
     
  7. MyAppleWorld thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i just called them and they say 3-5 despatch means 5 days at the latest so mine will definitely ship thursday or friday.

    Then it is 5 business days for delivery from China. Looks like I'm getting it 29th Nov then...

    I reckon its supply issue, not demand. Every retail store has one in stock near me, including PCworld, currys etc etc. Plus I don't know anybody else actually thinking about buying one !
     
  8. AT06 macrumors 6502

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    Either of you received your macbook yet? I ordered mine Sunday and it's still processing...
     
  9. Scissors macrumors regular

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    My 13" rMBP 2.4/8/256 ordered on Monday night is still processing though the Applecare has been dispatched.

    If John Lewis hadn't messed my order up (Click and Collect delivered to the wrong store, then lost), I wouldn't be waiting at all...
     
  10. grame macrumors member

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    Nope. Still stuck in processing purgatory. Dispatch already!
     
  11. MyAppleWorld thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm on the 5th business day and it just turned to 'preparing for shipment'
     
  12. davast macrumors newbie

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    Ordered i7/8gb/256gb on Sunday 20/11. Dispatch confirmation Wed 20/11. Delivery date of Mon 26/11#. Just waiting .....
     
  13. almostirish macrumors member

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    Ordered mine last Friday. Dispatched today on the 5th business day. Expecting delivery wed-fri next week.

    I'm in Ireland
     
  14. AT06 macrumors 6502

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    Mine finally changed to preparing for dispatch. Wooo!
     
  15. jondunford macrumors 6502

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    its just an estimate it doesn't really mean anything unless its a difference like 24 hrs / 1-2 weeks
     
  16. milkmanchris macrumors newbie

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    Ordered Thursday, now showing as shipped 13 inch i5/8gb/256 would have gone retail route but University discount and free applecare too good to turn down
     
  17. grame macrumors member

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    So you order five days after me and get yours shipped earlier? What on earth are Apple playing at?
     
  18. AT06 macrumors 6502

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    Just changed to shipped this morning. Ordered last Sunday. Like others previously, ordered the online route because of the University discount.
     
  19. grame macrumors member

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    Me too. A friend was misled by an Apple's shop in Covent Garden when it disputed my advice to her that she could get definitely the extra two years warranty for free if she ordered from the education store online but to ask if she could get it instore also. They said it was not possible instore or online and that she would have to pay £48. So she bought it. I was furious when I found out. But leaving work, travelling back to the store, taking time to refund and then re-order online would have cost her more than the £48 she lost. Ho hum.
     
  20. EatingApples macrumors member

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    Ordered mine November 6. and it still hasn't dispatched. Ordered it with 16gb RAM, which is the reason for the delay, but I am sick and tired of waiting. Is it possible to ask for compensation or are the deadlines only "estimates"?
     
  21. AT06 macrumors 6502

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    IMO if it's more than a week (5 working days) late, then give them a call and ask - worst case is that they say no. Best case is they say here's a free hard drive, or case, or charger, or iPad (if you are REALLLY lucky!).
     
  22. milkmanchris macrumors newbie

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    Shipped out of Shanghai today, now showing expected Wednesday (target date was Friday)
     
  23. AT06 macrumors 6502

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    Mines on its travels! Sightseeing around Asia.

    Korea 24/11/2013 11:04 Departure Scan
    Korea 24/11/2013 5:59 Arrival Scan
    China 24/11/2013 3:04 Departure Scan
    China 23/11/2013 23:44 Export Scan
    China 23/11/2013 17:27 Arrival Scan
    China 23/11/2013 17:12 Departure Scan
    China 23/11/2013 16:32 Origin Scan
    23/11/2013 2:11 Order Processed: Ready for UPS

    Expect it to go to Kazakhstan next, then Germany, then the UK. Hopefully will be with me by Tuesday
     
  24. Tears Apart macrumors 6502a

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    Online Store orders all ship from China.

    Online Store and Retail Stores are two completely separate channels.
     

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