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Mar 20, 2003, 12:46 PM
 
From everywhere I hear the great news of people working with their new 17"PB, but I have still to wait. Here in the Netherlands, there is still no sign of any 17"PB. Even worse, we're still waiting for a dummy.
From my reseller I heard that I still have to wait 3 weeks to get mine.
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Mar 20, 2003, 01:34 PM
 
Originally posted by Hollywood:
From everywhere I hear the great news of people working with their new 17"PB, but I have still to wait. Here in the Netherlands, there is still no sign of any 17"PB. Even worse, we're still waiting for a dummy.
From my reseller I heard that I still have to wait 3 weeks to get mine.
Just read that there are 17" (demo) in several stores in France..
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Mar 20, 2003, 01:53 PM
 
wir wollen auch 17 Zoll.

but we heard rumours that germany and denmark are getting powerbooks mid next week.

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Mar 20, 2003, 02:19 PM
 
Yes beta, you might get the 17 "zoll" next week, but there's still no word from apple denmark yet! Some resellers say 2 weeks

we just have to live and breath from all the nice words it gets here on this forum...
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Mar 20, 2003, 02:32 PM
 
I haven´t seen any demos so far.
Unluckily aple removed (!sic!) my order.
They had some problems with the credit card and then thought that I might not be interested any longer without letting me now.
Now they insist in ordering new. According to the apple-lady that will take three to five weeks, like mentioned in german apple store.
Not the best way to welcome a switcher.
     
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Mar 20, 2003, 04:08 PM
 
The Apple Store Sweden still says 3-5 weeks... which means that, worst case scenario they'll start shipping mid-April.

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I'm still waiting for my PowerBook, but I'm in Portugal so we pay more (4163,81 € more or less the same in US $) we don't have Portuguese keyboard, and they don't know if it can be delivered in the next month
Does anyone know when they'll be delivered in Portugal or in Spain
     
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Mar 20, 2003, 07:24 PM
 
Sorry, we're all still guessing when they come.
One thing is for sure. In the USA they're shipping and the 17"PB is cheaper than in Europe. Why??? Maybe they take a boat in stead of a plane.
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Mar 20, 2003, 07:30 PM
 
My new 17" friend is supposed to be shipping on or before the 25th from Taiwan to Amsterdam, according to Apple Store Netherlands.

I ordered within a couple of days of the announcement. The woman on the phone told me no 17" had been shipped to Europe as of 19th of march.

Only 4 more days.... (+ 3-5 days shipping)
     
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Mar 21, 2003, 03:59 AM
 
Any news about PB 17" shipments to Italy?

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Mar 21, 2003, 04:07 AM
 
The only European nations receiving the 17 inchers are the UK, Spain and, uh, Denmark?

France, Germany, and Belgium will be last, if ever, to receive them.

Ari Fleischer told me at a press conference.
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Mar 21, 2003, 04:53 AM
 
Mine shiped yesterday I ordered it on 18-02-2003 from the Apple store.
     
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Mar 21, 2003, 06:11 AM
 
Originally posted by TXH147:
Mine shiped yesterday I ordered it on 18-02-2003 from the Apple store.
It's a ploy. You'll be getting 7 lbs. of delightfully cheery smiles, greetings, and good wishes.

ASIMO: Your special brand of humor doesn't really fit in the powerbook forum- keep these comments in the lounge, please?
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( Last edited by vmarks; Mar 21, 2003 at 09:45 AM. )
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Mar 21, 2003, 06:22 AM
 
Originally posted by TXH147:
Mine shiped yesterday I ordered it on 18-02-2003 from the Apple store.
If so, does this mean they also will ship to the Netherlands?
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Mar 21, 2003, 06:28 AM
 
Originally posted by FeilonG:
My new 17" friend is supposed to be shipping on or before the 25th from Taiwan to Amsterdam, according to Apple Store Netherlands.

I ordered within a couple of days of the announcement. The woman on the phone told me no 17" had been shipped to Europe as of 19th of march.

Only 4 more days.... (+ 3-5 days shipping)
Good News FeilonG,
in combination with the story of TXH147, it seems they are shipping to Europe and especially to the Benelux.
I hope that my reseller will call me soon.
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Mar 21, 2003, 07:24 AM
 
Originally posted by ASIMO:
The only European nations receiving the 17 inchers are the UK, Spain and, uh, Denmark?

France, Germany, and Belgium will be last, if ever, to receive them.

Ari Fleischer told me at a press conference.
Hahaha... funny

I just picked up my ACD 23" at my local Apple reseller and was told that they expect to have the 17", in mass quantity, around 6 weeks from now.

Soooo... worst case scenario, we have to wait around 6 more weeks max.

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Mar 21, 2003, 07:37 AM
 
Originally posted by tanhauser:
Hahaha... funny

I just picked up my ACD 23" at my local Apple reseller and was told that they expect to have the 17", in mass quantity, around 6 weeks from now.

Soooo... worst case scenario, we have to wait around 6 more weeks max.

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6 weeks more?
I never believe it, but we shall see.
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Mar 21, 2003, 07:40 AM
 
Apple tells me that "Our product department informed us that your order should ship by the beginning / middle of next week". BTO (1GB, non-local keyboard) and the Brenthaven bag, which I hear might have delayed things.
     
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Mar 21, 2003, 07:54 AM
 
Originally posted by Hollywood:
6 weeks more?
I never believe it, but we shall see.
No, no... I just mean in 'mass quantity', obviously if you pre-ordered you should expect it sooner I think.

Of course, I ordered it through Apple Store Eduaction... which pretty much means I'm at the tail end of the queue

I don't mind waiting though...

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Update to my previous post: it just shipped.
     
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Mar 22, 2003, 03:38 AM
 
Originally posted by Marko Karppinen:
Update to my previous post: it just shipped.
Ditto for Paris!
     
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Mar 22, 2003, 03:46 AM
 
Mark, Graff where was it that you two ordered from? Apple Store or reseller? Trying to figure out where are they shipping from first...

Thanks!

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Mar 22, 2003, 10:34 AM
 
Mine shipped today!!!

I ordered it the first week of February at the Italian Apple Store.

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Mar 22, 2003, 05:42 PM
 
I ordered it from the Apple Store France the same week the AlBook was announced. It didn't arrive today, btw, but I am hoping for Monday.
     
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Mar 22, 2003, 05:49 PM
 
Ok cool... at least it's good to know they're starting to ship them to Europe too... now I sit back, relax and wait...
     
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Mar 22, 2003, 10:54 PM
 
Originally posted by ASIMO:
It's a ploy. You'll be getting 7 lbs. of delightfully cheery smiles, greetings, and good wishes.

ASIMO: Your special brand of humor doesn't really fit in the powerbook forum- keep these comments in the lounge, please?
- vmarks
vmarks, I like your colorful sense of humor, too. I would participate in the lounge except that I do not fit there. I have a powerbook running OS X, so, aptly, I frequent the powerbook and os x forums.

Besides, the lounge folks are nuts. Not good for my sanity.

Still, I shall take heed of your hint. Henceforth I shall refrain from saying anthrax, vx, ricin, etc. regardless of how unusually humorous they may be under certain circumstances.

I appreciate your concern, forum master. I aim to please.
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Mar 23, 2003, 05:58 PM
 
I ordered mine at the moment the world became aware of this wonder.
If I have to believe all the stories, I can look forward to my 17"PB this week. BUT if I call my reseller or Apple Benelux or Netherlands they still say that they expect them in a few (2?) weeks.

Let me know when someone really got his long expected 17"PB.
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Mar 23, 2003, 06:49 PM
 
Yeah, there's no definite information about when the 17" is going to be available in Estonia, either. After switching my wife first (to a 15" iMac) I couldn't stand the wait until the 17" finally gets here and went for the route described in my signature.

So now, hopefully it will take a long time yet. Otherwise I'll probably end up "why couldn't I have waited these couple of more weeks"
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Mar 25, 2003, 05:50 AM
 
Bad news came yesterday from Apple Store Netherlands. My order was supposed to ship on or before the 25th of march.

Yesterday I received email notification that due to "supply problems" my order was rescheduled to ship in the first week of april.

How much longer can one wait :-(

Any other fellow Dutch received their 17" ?
     
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Mar 25, 2003, 05:54 AM
 
Unbelievable that it has so long.
Tomorrow I meet some Apple-guys . I hope to hear some possitive answers then.
I lett you know.
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Mar 25, 2003, 06:55 PM
 
Just got an e-mail from my dealer in Switzerland: Mine is shipping right now!

It will take about a week to be here (from Taiwan I guess).





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Mar 25, 2003, 10:51 PM
 
Originally posted by ASIMO:
The only European nations receiving the 17 inchers are the UK, Spain and, uh, Denmark?

France, Germany, and Belgium will be last, if ever, to receive them.

Ari Fleischer told me at a press conference.
LOL!!
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Mar 26, 2003, 08:34 AM
 
Originally posted by boromir:
Mine shipped today!!!

I ordered it the first week of February at the Italian Apple Store.

Ciao.
Scherzi!?

Allora invio un'ordine anche io. Pensavo che non se ne vedessero fino a Maggio qui in Italia.

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Mine arrived today at the Apple Centre Gloucestershire in the UK! I collected it at 12.
     
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Mar 26, 2003, 10:49 AM
 
My dad (!) saw one today at an Apple seminar in Bergen, Norway. Most likely the only one in Norway

I have yet to order mine even, still working out the finances, so I guess I shouldn't complain.

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Mar 26, 2003, 12:46 PM
 
Originally posted by - - e r i k - -:
My dad (!) saw one today at an Apple seminar in Bergen, Norway. Most likely the only one in Norway

I have yet to order mine even, still working out the finances, so I guess I shouldn't complain.
Cool... Bergen rocks btw! Cool town... nice pubs.

Still no-show on the AlBook here in Sweden...

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I received mine from one of the US apple stores - but a few people I know have shipping noticed from the regional Apple Store here.

Good news!
     
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Originally posted by samslaves:
Scherzi!?

Allora invio un'ordine anche io. Pensavo che non se ne vedessero fino a Maggio qui in Italia.

Ciao
No kidding, I got a tracking number!
I hope to get it by tomorrow or friday.

I guess I am getting it earlier than other Italian users because I ordered the PB 17" with English International keyboard and OS...

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Mar 26, 2003, 02:34 PM
 
Originally posted by boromir:
No kidding, I got a tracking number!
I hope to get it by tomorrow or friday.

I guess I am getting it earlier than other Italian users because I ordered the PB 17" with English International keyboard and OS...

Ciao.
Funny you mention that since I too ordered with English OS and Keyboard... I was under the impression that doing so would, in fact, delay the order more since they normally have localized items ready.

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WeToday I spoke to the guys of Apple, but it seems that their mouth are locked. They are not allowed to tell anything and speak only like they also have to guess.
Bullshit, they know more, but how long it will take I don't know. What I know, is that the resellers still don't have a show-model. How bad can it be.
If someone has got his 17"PB, let me know.
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dude man, trust me, next week you will have two shipments of the 17" leaving taiwan. I know the people at apple store UK keep their mouth shut. But I made a big hassle and called alot and they have prioratised my order and told me that the logistic department has informend them of two large shippments from taiwan. If we are getting 2 shippments I'm sure the rest of europe will get the same. They are leaving on tuesday and friday, so expect a shippment notification on one of those days.
     
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Update from Paris: My AlBook 17 inch arrived today!!! GORGEOUS

After setting it up along with the new Airport, I popped in a DVD (Moulin Rouge). The widescreen image is amazing.
     
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Originally posted by GRAFF:
Update from Paris: My AlBook 17 inch arrived today!!! GORGEOUS

After setting it up along with the new Airport, I popped in a DVD (Moulin Rouge). The widescreen image is amazing.
Lucky man. Even I just got a phonecall from my reseller that they have my 17"PB at 3 april. Amzing, because it is a BTO with 1Gb RAM.
I can't wait.
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Picked mine up at my reseller. Swiss German localised version. They got 5 boxes, and I was the first to pick it up.

What a display!
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Today is the day.
Yes I know, it's foolsday, but the reseller promised it will be no joke. I better believe, otherwise I will find it a sick joke. I let you know when I have time to return to this forum. My 17"PB comes first, and I'm a Mover (not a Switcher), so I also have to learn to work with a Mac. >
See you again in the new forum.... < 17"PB in Europe .......... Review of the new experience. >
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Hollywood, let me know if you receive yours today...Damn, I thought I was going for the first Ai-book in the Netherlands

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Apr 1, 2003, 06:35 AM
 
Actually it looks like it's starting to happen... I just went to the Apple Store (Sweden), and checked all the way through and the PB 17" has an delivery estimate of 5-7 days, yes... days.

Also, my order went from 'Being Reviewed' to 'Being Assembled', so it definitely looks like things are starting to happen!!



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Originally posted by tritonus:
Picked mine up at my reseller. Swiss German localised version. They got 5 boxes, and I was the first to pick it up.

What a display!
Hey tritonus,

first: Congratutlations to ur new baby!

2nd: Where did u get it?!?! Im from Germany as u see and am still patiantly waitin for mine to come...

So please tell me where u bought urs, could u?

Thx&enjoy ur new toy!
     
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Originally posted by Jonnie:
Hey tritonus,

first: Congratutlations to ur new baby!

2nd: Where did u get it?!?! Im from Germany as u see and am still patiantly waitin for mine to come...

So please tell me where u bought urs, could u?

Thx&enjoy ur new toy!
Hi Jonnie
Thanks for the congrats. Just got it the weekend before my birthday. What a birthday present!

I ordered mine at www.comptakeaway.ch, a reseller associated with Zurich university. I prepaid whe whole amount (EDU pricing) on 1/16. I was one of the top 5 on their order list and I could pick it up on 3/28. Great!
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