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Poll Results: Does your local mac dealer have a G5?

 
  • 13% (12)
    Yes- local dealer an Apple Store
  • 10% (9)
    Yes- local dealer a CompUSA or other
  • 31% (27)
    No- local dealer an Apple Store
  • 25% (22)
    No- local dealer a CompUSA or other
  • 19% (17)
    Don't Have a Local Dealer
87 Total Votes  
post #41 of 154
Northshore store does not have them yet.
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post #42 of 154
Applke Store in Oakbrook, Illinois still didn't have one as of 5:30 pm. The sales guy sounded pretty dejected on the phone.

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i'll be visiting john lewis in the UK this lunchtime (and every lunch time from now on). camera phone in pocket to record evidence if they have any...
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post #44 of 154
There may be a deception going on. Apple may be ordering store employees to deny having G5's until they are given permission to tell the truth. It may have something to do with a planned simultaneous release of each store's G5 demo unit(s) by the weekend. Just my hunch - an informed hunch.

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post #45 of 154
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Northshore store does not have them yet.

The dude with the mullet at the Northshore clearly stated that they were expecting a shipment of 1.6s that day (it was thursday)
post #46 of 154
Maybe Northshore has them today, I didn't call yet.

But they hadn't arrived as of yesterday (Wednesday).
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post #47 of 154
Called Apple Store Houston Galleria at 11:45 am CST.

Were suppose to ship yesterday. Did not get them in.

Maybe tomorrow or early next week she said.


post #48 of 154
Boca Raton, Fl. store still has no G5's. What they do have is a display in the window (replacing the iTunes one) with a giant poster cut out of the dual G5 and a plexiglas or lucite stand ready to plunk down a G5. Since the poster shows a dual model I wonder if the one in the window will also be dual, assuming they will be showing it with the side removed. Along the inside lerft front wall is a large banner for the G5 plus Apple Cinema displays running a G5 demo (from G4s, however). The personnel in the store were all dressed in black. How original. Now they can easily trade places with the people down the mall at the Sharper Image. I asked when and they said, "tomorrow". Friday, Sat. and Sun are the busiest days and the sales guy said that all Apple Stores will synchronize on Friday. We'll see.
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post #49 of 154
went into a john lewis store here in the uk -- got told they were not expecting their order (even for display) for about 4 weeks...

tsk, we need an apple store here in the uk
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post #50 of 154
Apple Store Oakbrook Illinois did not have one last night @ 8pm. He said there was a nice big hole in his display where it was supposed to be. He said that people have told him CompUSA in Lombard has one on display. Give me a break, CompUSA before the THREE Chicago area Apple Stores?

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post #51 of 154
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Originally posted by yanges
Thanks Placebo!

i can not make it till Saturday, but i will be there first thing Saturday morning and maybe beat the crowd...


silly me.....

he said Northshore, not Northridge!!

i just called the Northridge store and told them i heard a rumor they had one, and he just sighed and said I wish

ah well.....

my patience needs some work.....8)
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post #52 of 154
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Apple store in Chicago on Michigan avenue has them. But can't go see them yet :-( It ruined my day. Tomorrow...tomorrow will be better.

No, they don't.

I'm here right now and they don't expect them until Monday or Tuesday.

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post #53 of 154
This is pretty weak.

I can't believe Apples own stores do not have G5's yet.

A travesty in the making.

Sad.
post #54 of 154
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post #55 of 154
Looks like the first shipments went to University stores. Why Apple had their own stores put up displays when they knew delivery was to be "next week" is beyond me. Ramping up is always a problem of course. There was a report, which I posted on another thread, that Apple was behind in manufacturing and deliveries to Japan would be delayed a month. A bad public relations situation which has been made worse by the attitude of some Apple employees at some stores.
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post #56 of 154
Applestore SOHO doesn't have them, atleast not for display. They do have big banners up (Introduicng the G5) that I don't beleive were here last week, si I imagine sometime next week or the week after. However, you'd expect them to have some kind of introductory seminar, and I don't see anything advertised.

An employyee just told me they'll have them "hopefully in a week." That's in line with what tekserve is saying, where they're advertising a couple of "Meet the G5" events for Sept 4 and 5.
post #57 of 154
No G5's at the Mall of America store in Minnesota today. An Apple Store employee told me that they were supposed to get them yesterday (Friday), and now he was guessing Monday.

The big poster of the G5 internals was up in the front of the store. There's also a spot on one of the display counters set up with a 20-inch display attached to a 15" PowerBook, but the little plastic sign next to the display has the G5 prices and specs on it (i.e., they've already prepared a space for the G5 when it arrives - the TiBook is just a place holder until it gets there).

Soon, very soon, I think . . .
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post #58 of 154
Our local retailer in Maryland doesn't have them yet but it looks like they will have at least a demo on Wednesday. http://www.mbsdirect.com/ . August 27, 2003 1:00pm to 4:30pm

On August 27th, MBS will be hosting a FREE seminar on Final Cut Pro 4 and DVD Studio Pro. Come in from 1:00pm to 4:30pm, and learn from Apple representatives about their latest and greatest.

We are also working on the possibility of having a G5 demo unit in-store for this Wednesday event! Get your hands on the first 64-bit personal computer!

Please note, we'll also be hosting a Discreet event showing Combustion and Cleaner earlier the same day.

This seminar is free but registration is required. Register now:
http://www.mbsdirect.com/phorm/event-reg-20030827.html

Hopefully this means most stores will have their in also.

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post #59 of 154
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Originally posted by dizziness
Apple Store Oakbrook Illinois did not have one last night @ 8pm. He said there was a nice big hole in his display where it was supposed to be. He said that people have told him CompUSA in Lombard has one on display. Give me a break, CompUSA before the THREE Chicago area Apple Stores?

Chris

This has turned out to be false AS WELL! Called "Randall" the Apple guy at the Lombard CompUSA and he said "Sorry about the confusion, but yeah, we're all holding our breath for the G5s."

If "several people" told the Oakbrook guy they had one, I'll bet they did have one out, but word got out and they took it down since. The politics of this whole thing are amazing, and coupled with the rumors of delays to Japan and Germany because of doors falling off the side of the cases, it has the makings of a *huge* scandal, not unlike the initial delays seen when the G4s were first due to ship. We'll have to all keep eyes closely on this situation.
post #60 of 154
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We'll have to all keep eyes closely on this situation.

I don't know what that means.... are we to look cross-eyed at the world?
No matter, a report out of Germany seems to explain the reason for delays. Although many G5s have shipped out to college/university stores in the U.S., there seems to have been a recall on many G5s because of a problem with the side outside panel not fitting properly or the latch not working. This would seem plausible, particularly when ramping up production with a new kind of case. There were similar problems with the iMacs arm when it first came out. It's unfortunate but the delay would only be a few days or a week I'd suspect.
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post #61 of 154
Maybe its just me but it seems like a problem with doors falling off would be found before machines left the factory.

Like I said, that just me.
post #62 of 154
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I don't know what that means.... are we to look cross-eyed at the world?
No matter, a report out of Germany seems to explain the reason for delays. Although many G5s have shipped out to college/university stores in the U.S., there seems to have been a recall on many G5s because of a problem with the side outside panel not fitting properly or the latch not working. This would seem plausible, particularly when ramping up production with a new kind of case. There were similar problems with the iMacs arm when it first came out. It's unfortunate but the delay would only be a few days or a week I'd suspect.

Maybe thos recall is why there was a G5 in FNAC in Paris today but it wasn't for sale and it got taken off display after a couple of hours.
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post #63 of 154
our university, southeastern louisiana university, doesn't even have a computer store on campus yet (though they expect to in the next few years).

closest computer stores are the tulane university computer store in new orleans, and the lsu store in baton rouge, both about 45 minutes away by car.

lsu has a display model, but nothing for sale yet. haven't talked to tulane yet.

the one local mac dealer (other than compusa) doesn't expect them "for weeks." the closest apple store to me is houston, six hours away. apparently one is opening in alabama within a year, which will be about 3 to 4 hours away by car.
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post #64 of 154
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Originally posted by bredlo
[BThe politics of this whole thing are amazing, and coupled with the rumors of delays to Japan and Germany because of doors falling off the side of the cases, it has the makings of a *huge* scandal, not unlike the initial delays seen when the G4s were first due to ship. We'll have to all keep eyes closely on this situation. [/B]

Huge scandal???? A huge scandal is when Apple sells you computer they know has problems with the doors falling off and doesn't do anything about it. Give Apple a break. Even if the rumor is true, where is the scandal? So you get your computer a couple of days later.

Reminds me of the burning powerbook days. As far as I know they only burned in Apple's lab. Yet everyone mentions it like Apple is shipping self-combusting computers around the world without a care. They did the right thing then and I beleive they are doing their best now. ITS NOT A SCANDAL YET!
post #65 of 154
All of this could easily be resolved if Apple issued a statement. In the past they have done so only if things really got delayed. The iMac had production problems with the arm after intial shipments and there was a slow down of deliveries for a week. After that things got rolling along.
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post #66 of 154
A statement tomorrow along with the introduction of new powerbooks?
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A statement tomorrow along with the introduction of new powerbooks?

Not bloody likely. Check out the new Studio MX pictures on Apple.com.
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post #68 of 154
My local Apple Store had one on the rotating pedestal in the front window at least. That's all I really wanted to the check out, the dimensions and the internals.
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post #69 of 154
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My local Apple Store had one on the rotating pedestal in the front window at least. That's all I really wanted to the check out, the dimensions and the internals.

Ackk! Which one? As of when?
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post #70 of 154
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Ackk! Which one? As of when?

Burlingame Avenue - Burlingame, CA. If Burlingame has one, I'm sure Palo Alto would have one. They were having problems with the bottom feet/handles dragging on the surface as it rotated and somehow couldn't get it off the stand again to install a shim.
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post #71 of 154
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Burlingame Avenue - Burlingame, CA. If Burlingame has one, I'm sure Palo Alto would have one.

I was at Palo Alto last night and they didn't have one. (At least not on display anywhere I could see.)
post #72 of 154
Well isn't this special:

http://www.thinksecret.com/news/g5shipping2.html

*Awaiting ship date on G5 Dualie to change from On or before 8/29 to On or later than 10/3*

post #73 of 154
It's quite obvious that there has been a production problem, possibly with the case as reported elsewhere. My local Fl. Apple Store still has not received any G5's. The confided that they were due 10 days ago (that's why they put up all the display material).
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post #74 of 154
And what has Apple been doing for the last 2 months I wonder?

Seriously considering deep sixing my order.

This is bullshit to the extreme.

Since when do schools care about the Mac platform anymore.

I thought it was all about money nowadays thus the big switch to Wintel.

A quote:

""In allocating constrained products, Apple tries to maximize sales of new and current products by taking into consideration things like historical and anticipated sales, including CPUs, like products and Apple beyond-the-box offerings, and the ability to secure new customers and favorably influence additional sales.""

Uh, Apple.

How about securing existing customers whom have been faithful to you over the years.

I think Apple has lost more than a few people over the years due to debacles such as this.

Way to go!
post #75 of 154
I'm inclined to believe the ThinkSecret rumor at this point, given Apple's inability to supply their own stores with G5s. And the even more obvious dearth of G5s shipping to individual users (as opposed to large institutions).
post #76 of 154
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Since when do schools care about the Mac platform anymore.

Apparently the ones who ordered G5s care.

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How about securing existing customers whom have been faithful to you over the years.

You mean like schools. Prove that you've ordered more CPUs than any of the schools that are likely to get first deliveries like Stanford, Michigan or UCLA and I'll personally hunt down SJobs and have him hand deliver your G5.

When your order deadline passes and you don't have your G5 by all means go postal. Until then, save your energy in these hot humid dog days of summer for something else.
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post #77 of 154
Apple store in Schaumburg Illinois has a G5. I must have walked in right when they set it up because it was still imaging!

Then the idiots in the store left the keyboard unplugged, so I plugged it in and started to click around. I was only on my lunch break though so I didn't really get to do anything major on it.

It's there though! Also, there is still a tent card in the window of the display saying "coming soon" but the demo unit is up and running.
post #78 of 154
Well, if the individual user base all went Wintel, Apple would be history.

I think we are stronger than their education market as a whole.

And I assume you DO NOT have a G5 on order.

Its easier to sing Apples tune that way.

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When your order deadline passes and you don't have your G5 by all means go postal.

Only 3 more days then.
post #79 of 154
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Apple store in Schaumburg Illinois has a G5.

I don't know if I want to call the Houston store again. I have called everyday since they started "shipping".

They are getting pissed me thinks.

I would be happy just to SEE one.

I would like to know what I spent $3700.00 on.
post #80 of 154
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And I assume you DO NOT have a G5 on order.

I do, and while I'll be mad at Apple if my order is delayed, it won't be because they chose to ship to edu customers first. I understand their reasoning, that one chunk of customers is huge for them, and it's threatened by Wintel.

Individual customers don't buy computers in blocks like edu's do, so while a few individuals might get pissed and move away from Apple, they won't likely do so en mass, taking hundreds of orders away simultaneously...which would mirror the effect of a large institution doing so.

What bothers me isn't the strategy they are employing, it's the subtle deceit (i.e. slapping a big "Now Shipping" message on their site, when they know full well that this only applies to large institutions, not individual users). And that they will likely wait until the very last second to report shipping delays to individuals (if it actually happens).
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