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new thunderbolt macbookpros- how long for delivery?
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generationfourt
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Mar 11, 2011, 11:17 AM
 
Just wondering how long it took for the new mbpro to show up to your door?

I placed an order monday (5 days ago) for a 2.0ghz 15", and the only option I did was matte screen. It's gone from prepared to ship, back to not yet shipped, then they canceled the original order and duplicated... that went to prepared to ship and now back to not yet shipped. Also I feel suckered for paying for expedited shipping
     
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Mar 11, 2011, 10:28 PM
 
I ordered mine custom built through campus on March 1st.

The computer was shipped 3000 miles up here to the northeast coast and I picked it up on March 10th.
     
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Mar 12, 2011, 02:04 AM
 
Originally Posted by generationfourt View Post
Just wondering how long it took for the new mbpro to show up to your door?
When I ordered mine I was advised to expect 2-3 week delivery time, which seems what I would expect for any CTO. It probably does not matter what you change that makes it a custom order.

...Also I feel suckered for paying for expedited shipping
Yup paying for expedited shipping on a long-delivery CTO feels like a waste. But whether a stock box or a CTO, the issue is whether or not a few days faster delivery is worth more money to you. No one is suckering us into anything AFAIK.

I bought standard delivery, $4.99 from SmallDog.com. But I did seriously consider paying extra to get it two days sooner. I have literally been waiting years for this new box...
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Mar 12, 2011, 03:21 AM
 
I bought a stock 2.7Ghz i7 13 inch (I was pretty pleased with the specs and any upgrades I'd handle myself after the fact) it took 3 days to ship (5 days since go figure they gave a 3 day ship time when there was a week end right away... sneaky Apple!) then they shipped that and they said it could take up to 8 days, it took 7. (Sadly it arrived in Winnipeg on the Friday evening so I had to spend an entire week end knowing that my computer was in town but not in my hands!)
     
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Mar 18, 2011, 05:27 PM
 
ok I just cancelled the order. I don't know what I'll do since I really need a portable machine but I just don't feel like giving apple $2k for one.

I called a total of 5 times in the past week and a half. every single person I talked to said it would ship that day. on Monday I was told that a manager said my order would ship that day and it would be at my house wednesday. Guess what I got on wednesday? a generic email saying to expect my macbook at a later date.

I called again and was on hold for 40 minutes and then was told to wait around for a phone call from a specialist "handling my case". So the past two days I've been talking to him and he has no idea why it still hasn't shipped. Finally today I get a call from him and he tells me "it should ship by saturday and you'll receive it thursday next week" yeah right I've heard that before and I'm not waiting close to 3 weeks for it. I already had to cancel a meeting today with a client because I had no way of showing her my progress on building her website.

I guess apple was too busy selling ipad 2's and forgot about me!
     
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Mar 18, 2011, 07:46 PM
 
Mac Computers - Used Macs, Apple Refurbished Macs, Apple Computers | PowerMax. You can CTO with no taxes and free shipping. I saved myself $230. Took about a week
     
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Mar 19, 2011, 09:22 AM
 
Originally Posted by exca1ibur View Post
Mac Computers - Used Macs, Apple Refurbished Macs, Apple Computers | PowerMax. You can CTO with no taxes and free shipping. I saved myself $230. Took about a week
They aren't going to be any quicker for CTO current MBPs. Unless they happen to have ordered a whole batch of custom ones on the off chance. Not many resellers can afford that. And they would have had to order them some time ago too. There are big resellers in the UK who don't even have the stock models in right now.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Mar 20, 2011, 04:36 PM
 
My CTO (SSD, matte display) 17" MBP from Smalldog.com was delivered Friday. It took ~ two weeks as expected.
     
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Mar 22, 2011, 05:21 PM
 
update: I ordered a "CTO" from tekserve on friday (late, after their shipping cut off). had a fedex tracking number on monday morning and it will be here tomorrow.

I use the term CTO lightly since all I ever tried to order was a bone stock 2.0ghz with antiglare screen.
     
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Mar 22, 2011, 08:30 PM
 
I ordered my 15" with the High-Res screen the day it came out, and I got it in 6 days.
     
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Mar 22, 2011, 10:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
They aren't going to be any quicker for CTO current MBPs. Unless they happen to have ordered a whole batch of custom ones on the off chance. Not many resellers can afford that. And they would have had to order them some time ago too. There are big resellers in the UK who don't even have the stock models in right now.
That WAS for the current 2011 model CTO, which I have. It took about 6 days. For $230 off I'd have waiting longer with no problem, either.
     
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Mar 23, 2011, 05:11 AM
 
There are differences from one CTO to another.

If you want the top of the line CPU, thats going to be custom built in the factory in China with a different logic board. I would imagine any kind of screen upgrade be it high-res or antiglare would also be done in the factory in China but I could be wrong.

Hard drive and RAM upgrades while still technically CTO and subject to the same standard CTO time disclaimer are usually custom built more locally from Stock machines. In the UK for example, simpler CTO options are often done at Apple in Cork, Ireland. As a result, some options don't slow things down very much at all.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
   
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