YAQMWT (Yet another quad mac waiting thread) - New Zealand

Discussion in 'iMac' started by waitingonnov, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. waitingonnov macrumors member

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    Thats right yet another thread!!!

    Just wondering if anyone has received their quad imacs in little old New Zealand. I ordered mine (From DSE) on the 26th of October so just about to celebrate the 1 month anniversary of ordering... (in all fairness Apple did say sometime in November so still a fair few days before I can actually while)
     
  2. dronus macrumors 6502

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    Gudday :) Have you had a chance to read the last page or so of the Aussie waiting thread? I too would be very interested to hear about orders placed with DSE, and when they plan to be delivered.
    Is your current status "Not Yet Shipped" ?
     
  3. Mystic385 macrumors member

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    I'm waiting in Auckland. Apparently they're not far off. And apparently once they land in Sydney they can give us a more accurate ETA.

    All I know is I want it now. :) It's also my first apple. I'm also getting the i5 (because I didn't know there was an i7). And I have no idea what any of that means. I just know I don't want MS anymore.

    Good luck with the shipping I hope you see it soon (and mine sooner lol)

    Cheers
     
  4. waitingonnov thread starter macrumors member

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    DSE won't even speculate here.
    It's my first mac since the Imac DV's, got one when they were first in store - this is my first time waiting for one :) . I sit in front of a mac 5+ hours a day so haven't missed em too much, still be nice to go home to one.
     
  5. Stripyhorse macrumors newbie

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    Hi All

    Here's another Kiwi bloke waiting eagerly for an iMac. I have ordered my i7/8GB/2TB with extended keyboard on 4 Nov. I ordered through a reseller (HN), not a very good move I am affraid:( At this point there is no news, nothing. When I ordered I was told 2 weeks!!! They took a big plonk of my money and now I am hanging outside to dry:mad::mad: I am a very patient guy, but this is giving me heartburn, really. Hope this madness soon ends!
     
  6. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    Does DSE and HN really that much cheaper than going Apple online? b/c you'll have to wait longer for sure for your units to turn up if you don't get it straight from Apple. If you are a business, or student or an apple developer you can easily get 10% off retail and you don't have to wait so long.

    Kiwis will always have to wait longer than Kanga's. Skippy gets first bite, then the kiwis get them next. That's just the way it is :D:p:D
     
  7. Mystic385 macrumors member

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    Damn, just got an update to mid December and they asked me to call back Monday and they'll check for a more accurate date. I also rang Magnum Mac in Newmarket and they've said mid December, worldwide shortage etc. Bugger. So that's two retail channels saying mid-December. :(

    I was so looking forward to seeing this machine any day now (soon).

    Do I can my order, get my money back and wait till they actually have a machine to sell? I think I'll have a beer.
     
  8. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    Cancel your order. Then order direct with Apple, you can research if you want the i7 model (has hyperthreading) as a purchase option. Good luck and welcome to the Apple gang :D
     
  9. nzreg macrumors member

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    Ordered my i5 on 11/11/09, arrived 23/11/09 from apple online store.
    BTO extended keyboard, 8gb ram 2 tb hd.
    I was in DS a couple of days before ordering and the salesman was emphatic he could have an i5 for me within a couple of days....:cool:
    Having had dealings with tricky dicky before so I treated this with skepticism.
    Hope you folk get your machines soon..
    Reg
    Christchurch
     
  10. dronus macrumors 6502

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    Good to see they start at the top of the list of excuses. If there was worldwide shortage people could not be receiving them within a week of placing orders online.

    It is to do with how their buying office is working with their Apple account manager to get stock in. It looks like the premium resellers are now getting fed but DJ, Myer, DSE are down the list.

    Either cancel and order from the online shop, or demand that the retailer does something about it or you will be sitting on "Not yet shipped" until at least the second week in December.
     
  11. Stripyhorse macrumors newbie

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    Hey All

    Actually, I had absolutely no idea that there was going to be a difference between on-line ordering and resellers. Had I known that, I wouldn't have done it, right?;). But HM is just minutes up the road from my place. And I wanted to support the local community :rolleyes:. Yeah, I know, I know..... Now it has been such a long time, I thought I just let it go. I am sure it'll show up sometime.........right?????
     
  12. Mystic385 macrumors member

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    I have a computer that's passed it's useby date and is a continual problem. I need a replacement now. Speaking with friends who have gone W7 they're not having a problem. My off the cuff view right now is can the Apple order and go buy a PC. This is a crossover point for me and we run three machines. Another two would need to go in the next 12 months.

    I've already spoken to the retailer. They can understand that I am not happy. If I wasn't having to re-boot this MS based thing mutliple times a day I'd be fine. There is no point in doing any more work to my current machine.

    I decide to try Apple then they go and make it real hard for me. :confused: And if you're reading this and you're with Apple NZ and you can magic me a machine now or close to now then contact me before I cancel the Apple order.

    On a brighter note. The beer was good.
     
  13. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    With the release of the new iMacs, the prices across all the Mac range dropped (quite drastically in many cases). At the moment prices are pretty much identical at every reseller and Apple's online NZ store. Sometimes the pricing is slightly cheaper at JB Hi-Fi branches, but it can vary from only $1 though to $100 depending on the model and what the current month's deals are.



    Yep, "Educational" pricing is the way to go if you can, and are not planning to use the computer for business use. Teachers and non-profit / charity groups can also get educational pricing.


    That's because there is no real "Apple NZ". Rennaisance (often called "Renuisance") are the official Apple distributor and they now run the Magnum Mac branches, but a when Apple opened it's online store here the restrictions were dropped and so now resellers can order from either Rennaisance or directly from Apple Australia.
     
  14. nzacl0 macrumors newbie

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    mac order

    Well I just ordered my i7 with all the bells and whistles direct from the Apple site two days ago. Delivery date shipment is listed 3-9 December. Fingers crossed it arrives and works ok. Meantime I have my macbook pro to keep me busy.

    I didn't really need this thing - I just wanted it. Bit like some people buying a Harley or a boat, I guess. :)
     
  15. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    You should have waited until tomorrow's "TGI Friday" sale or Magnum Mac's $100 gift voucher promotion. I posted them yesterday here, although that was after you had already ordered you iMac. I can't remember what the pricing was at last year's sales (not much from memory), so it might or might not be worth cancelleing the order.
     
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  17. waitingonnov thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the input.....
    Must remember to post pointless one word comments to boost my post count.

    Anyway the only reason I went with DSE is that I am paying the machine off over one year, not the best way to do things, but my wife is happier having one thing on hire purchase than dropping 3k on one item. I'm just a lowly designer :(
     
  18. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    As long as it's an "Interest Free" deal, then it is a good way of paying. There are quite a few deals going around as the chain stores try to get you to buy stuff. At one point Harvey Norman was offering 36 months interest free, and throwing in some software (useless stuff like Norton Antivirus :rolleyes:).
     
  19. waitingonnov thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah my mate got a MBP at the same time on 2 years interest free from DSE although I could have sworn they were only advertising 1 year so he could have messed that one up, but I don't like owing money and one year is probably my max.

    Heard someone mention mid December, but another person in another thread was told the same and just received his (though not in NZ) so I guess there is hope. Little disappointed in the gpu but if I wanted it for gaming I would have bought a ps3.


     
  20. jgro002 macrumors newbie

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    I ordered the i5 from HN (in Auckland) on the 25th of October. I was told today that they will be getting them in on the 7th of December - I'm not sure of the accuracy of that info, but it's the first time I have heard a possible date for NZ stores to actually get the machines in.

    I would say it is looking likely they will be here by the middle of December - here's hoping!

    Cheers, Jeremy.
     
  21. nzacl0 macrumors newbie

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    i7 on its way

    my imac has been shipped. Ordered on the 23rd Nov and should be here on or around the 3rd Dec. Right now it's in shanghai. Fingers crossed.
     
  22. Mystic385 macrumors member

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    Let us know when it arrives. I still have zero info. Umipressed I am with the lack of info.
     
  23. Mystic385 macrumors member

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    I have an update. Apple stores online are supplying stock in NZ and you can order online and get a pretty accurate delivery date. No stock is available for retail channels at this time and they are unable to confirm when stock will be available. Any dates given are at best a guess.

    So my options are to cancel my order with the retailer get a full refund and

    1/ buy online, or

    2/ buy a pc, or

    3 wait. So keep the cash till there is stock.

    I can understand why Apple would do this. It's just bad timing on my part needing and deciding to change puters now.
     
  24. waitingonnov thread starter macrumors member

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    Man thats a hard one, If I was you and had the cash to just buy the thing I would just cancel and go with Apple, but thats because I ordered mine well over a month ago and I'm getting impatient. However if you have my luck then you would cancel, order from Apple and then the next day everyone would receive their Imacs from resellers LOL.

    The pc track is also something I looked at, with all the problems creeping up and windows 7 not being too much of a dog at all I did consider buying myself a comparable (though more powerful gpu certianly) pc and save the extra left over (most likely 1000+) and wait until my next upgrade to go Mac. I was very tempted and because it would be cheaper the wife would certainly have allowed it.



     
  25. waitingonnov thread starter macrumors member

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    Dicksmith is finally showing the model on their website so that might be a good sign...
     

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