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post #281 of 340
whoa it is like treja vu
post #282 of 340
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Originally posted by Jamil

company I work for used to use Airborne, then switched to UPS. Thank God. Airborne has a weired hub system, everything including ground shipments must go through their cleveland hub. So if you ship ground from California to Colorado. It first goes to cleveland then comes to Colorado!! No wonder they are always late.

I have had nothing but good luck with Airborne. But it seems like their tracking system has lost it's mind of late. I ordered my PB 1.25 BTO on the 9/26 it says that it will ship today. Well see. I don't much care if mine is late, I have a list of home projects to finish before I get to use it anyway. (My idea to salve my guilt). Plus if they screw around long enough I may get Panther out of the bargain. I bet the ship date will come and go. But I promise to remain calm...... very CALM
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post #283 of 340
Yay, my 12" PB finally shipped! (one day short of a full month after ordering). Unfortunately there was no indication of the carrier or tracking number, so I guess I'll just have to wait it out and hope it doesn't get lost on the perilous journey from Taiwan to Sydney

Anyone know how long shipments take to get delivered to Australia?
post #284 of 340
Just recieved the following email:
" Due to an unexpected delay, we now anticipate shipping the following item(s) as follows:

Z07E02CQU, PBG4 15.2/1.25GHZ/512/60/SD/AP/BL/LL
will now ship on or before 10/15/2003

We regret any inconvenience this delay may cause.

A shipment notification, with tracking information, will be emailed to you as soon as your order is shipped. You may check the status of your order any time by visiting our online order status website at
http://www.apple.com/orderstatus."
Well there is my answer. Maybe I will get Panther outta the deal after all..... Anyway I get two more weeks to work on my railings for the deck
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post #285 of 340
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Originally posted by neutrino23

By the way, I checked with Apple. They said that Airborne's information does not reflect overseas activity and will not start tracking the package till it clears customs.

That's the story I got, too. Check back Monday was all they could say. \
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post #286 of 340
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Originally posted by billybobsky
whoa it is like treja vu

"Run faster. History is a constant race between invention and catastrophe. Education helps but it is never enough. You must also run." Leto Atreides II
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post #287 of 340
I'm getting a 15" for my birthday from my boyfriend.

PowerBook that is...

J 8)
post #288 of 340
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Originally posted by mac's girl
Hey, Cubit! You remember me? I'm tickled! How's your iMac holding up? Cash flow was lower this time so i had to go with the 1Ghz PB15" with the 80@4200rpm and a backlighted keyboard as my only upgrades. I thought while I waited for it to ship/arrive, I would panhandle in the subway for RAM money. LOL! I got the academic deal too on the iPod (20GB) but I think it's insane that Airborne doesn't know where it is for the past week. If it's not here by Friday, Apple is getting a call from me. I want a refund for my so-called express shipping.

Anyway, let me know when you get your PB... both of ours having shipped on the same day, let's see whose arrives first.

Mac's Girl, Sorry not to have gotten back on for so long I was busy panhandling for RAM money in the subway... Ooops that's your line, but a darn good idea! I've got that 'original' iMac 15" with the latest OS sitting on my desk at school serving as my fun computer (Superdrive) and some speed and, though I anguished a bit about missing out on the 17" screen later that summer, I've never regretted being an early adopter. My "last minute"bought as they remaindered them450 G4^3 and 15" LCD sits by its side running the school's only supported system 9.2 the travails of being trapped on a PC/Windows campus! I use my other Cube at home. 8)

I went for a new iPod, too, taking me up from the 5 GB I've loved (mine came next day and was delivered on the Saturdayactually left in the Hall in front of my office! but I escaped marauding cleanup folks and recovered it and the rest of my "sundries" on Monday morning. and I plan to use it with the PB for everything.

Now I have a nice white Japanese iBook 500 (and I mean that, purchased in Japan with a Japanese keyboard) ready to recycle to the masses yearning for true Japanese language compatibility I'll use the new PowerBook 15.2 to run unicode Japanese and English and dispense with the two lives I've led. I guess I'll have to set one DVD reader to Japanese settings or I'll lose access to all my Japanese DVDs
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post #289 of 340
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Originally posted by neutrino23
Sorry for the triple post. Not sure how it happened.

By the way, I checked with Apple. They said that Airborne's information does not reflect overseas activity and will not start tracking the package till it clears customs.


I had the same issue...built 10/1 and originally Airborne indicated would arrive 10/3, then later told me 1-2 wks. Then Airborne told me maybe by 10/7. I called Apple to complain about Airborne...Apple indicated same about customs and told me to expect by 10/7-10/8. Being shipped from Taiwan. Cannot wait! After 19 yrs of PC's, we will be two Mac family (old PC upstairs in Rec Room collecting dust!!!!!!) 8)
post #290 of 340
I just followed up with Airborne because I still could not use the tracking number provided by Apple to view online (yesterday they told me I would be able to track my individual shipment 24 hours after it cleared customs-which happened yesterday). I was told that my shipment will arrive on Tuesday. This time I was told that I could not follow my individual package online...

Anyway, I can't wait for Tuesday!

To repeat from my earlier post:

I ordered a BTO 1.25GHz, 15" PB, 5400rpm, SuperDrive, 1-512 stick on 9/22, originally scheduled to ship 9/29. My ship date was bumped to 10/6, but then my shipment notification arrived on 10/1, cleared customs on 10/3, arrives on 10/7.
15" Al PowerBook G4, 1.25 GHz, 80GB (5400 rpm) HD, SD
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Wallstreet II G4 500 MHz, 40GB, DVD
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post #291 of 340
Man! It's been an exciting few days. I've just moved into Halls for my first year at Uni. Not getting too drunk though cos I'm taking medicine for the next few months.



But at least all the fun and new ppl have kept my mind off the lack of my 15" PB SD. I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT IT IS NOT HERE YET!!! I ordered on Wed 17 Sep by phone through the Apple Store UK. My order status still says being assembled. OMG!!! I have phoned up twice (both times I was on hold for 20+ mins) and the only explanation is "stock constraints"... well of f**king course!!!

I have had three emails from Apple - one on Oct 2 and two on Oct 3. Just look at the expected ship dates:

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Thu, 2 Oct 2003 10:33:35 GMT With reference to your recent order, we apologise for the delay that you
have experienced in receiving this order. We plan to ship your order in the
second week of October
.

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Fri, 3 Oct 2003 12:27:56 GMT With reference to your recent order, we apologise for the delay that you
have experienced in receiving this order. We plan to ship your order in the
first week of October
.

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Fri, 3 Oct 2003 17:31:12 GMT With reference to your recent order, we apologise for the delay that you
have experienced in receiving this order. We plan to ship your order in the
third week of October
.

WTF???

Is there any case for compensation because my lack of a personal computer will soon start to impact on my studies?
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post #292 of 340
My 15" 1.25Ghz BTO (1 x 512 RAM chip) shipped as of 10/4 in the early morning. It was order 9/23 and delayed once to as late as 10/10. Can't following tracking numbers yet. What's up with airborne and their tracking numbers-what a pain??
post #293 of 340
I drove to Marietta this morning (northern suburb of Atlanta) to see one of these 15" PowerBooks in person for the first time (CompUSA...the Apple Store would've been another 25 or so miles and I always seem to take the wrong exit and wind up slightly lost...this CompUSA is about 15 yards off the interstate so dumbasses like me can find it).



Anyway, I was IMPRESSED! It's beautiful and the thing that struck me immediately (two things, actually):

1. The screen is SO much larger than I was imagining (and the 1280x854 is such a nice "step up" from my usual 1024x768).

2. Photos at Apple's site and various galleries posted by new owners simply don't do it justice: in real life, it's MUCH sleeker/thinner than it looks in some photos I've seen. It's absolutely gorgeous, IMO.

All this time I've been bouncing around all three models, weighing this, considering that, etc. But seeing all three of them today, side by side, for the first first time simply clinches it: the 15" is where it's at!



I lost my mind a week ago and was, for the first time ever, seriously considering the 17". But not after today.

Anyway, made a bit of a day of it (no, I didn't go all the way JUST for the PowerBook). I ate a nice lunch, shopped a bit and went to Guitar Center too. It was a beautiful day for driving with the windows down, so I would've gone anyway...

post #294 of 340
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Originally posted by SonOfSylvanus
Man! It's been an exciting few days. I've just moved into Halls for my first year at Uni. Not getting too drunk though cos I'm taking medicine for the next few months.



But at least all the fun and new ppl have kept my mind off the lack of my 15" PB SD. I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT IT IS NOT HERE YET!!! .........

WTF???

Is there any case for compensation because my lack of a personal computer will soon start to impact on my studies?

Welcome to University! Love this time, it is the best and most free you will ever be. Enjoy, enjoy, and eventually hopefully you will have a 15.2" PB to enjoy along with it.

I don't think they can offer you compensation. Especially because there's likely to be little proof that that's what you would have been doing with all your free time!
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post #295 of 340
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Originally posted by taliesin
Just recieved the following email:
" Due to an unexpected delay, we now anticipate shipping the following item(s) as follows:

Z07E02CQU, PBG4 15.2/1.25GHZ/512/60/SD/AP/BL/LL
will now ship on or before 10/15/2003

We regret any inconvenience this delay may cause.

A shipment notification, with tracking information, will be emailed to you as soon as your order is shipped.

Now today a 4 am I get an email:
"Dear Apple Customer,

The following products shipped on 10/04/2003. Transit time will
depend upon whether you have chosen standard or premium freight
options. If your order is shipping standard freight, it should arrive
within 2 - 5 business days of shipment.

Product # Product Description Qty ________________________________________ ____ ________________

__________________________________________________ _______________________
Z07E02CQU PBG4 15.2/1.25GHZ/512/60/SD/AP/BL/LL 1 " So now aparently Compal is shipping a bunch out this weekend I checked an airbill number I found on my invoice and it was for 4729 pounds of powerbook parts being sent to Chicago! My guess is all of our machines are in the that box.
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post #296 of 340
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Originally posted by pscates
I lost my mind a week ago

Paul, did you forget to take your Zoloft?

Sometime after the "new PowerBooks are days away" buzz in mid-August passed without any updates, I was playing with my friend's 17-inch and trying to tweak it to see his G4-tower, which was set to share the Internet. I worked with the 17-inch somewhat more intensely than I had ever had, and I changed my mind about the it. A lot of the things I disliked about it (mostly size) was dimished having used it. I went home later that night, and was just a button-click away from ordering the then 1 GHZ 17-inch PowerBook. I even put it in my cart along with the Brenthaven bag. I read the sites, and the rumors that Mac Expo Paris was definitely "it," so I made a pact with myself that if I'm going to get one, I going to get the next iteration of the 17-inch since it's overdue for a rev.

But things changed when I saw the new 15-inch. I woke up that morning after the Paris Keynote, as I think we all did, blurry-eyed, waiting for the Apple site to load. My eyes sprung wide open when I saw the new 15-inch. All the lust I harbored for a mythical aluminum 15-inch PB had come rushing back, and I was swayed to order it instead. I remember quickly seeing that the fastest 15-inch was 1.25 GHz, and the fastest 17-inch was 1.33 GHz, and thinking I really should get the 17-inch since I had somewhat made my mind up awhile back. But there was something captivating about the 15-inch, that I went online after I took a long shower, and pulled up the store page. The first generation 17-inch that was in my cart ready for order weeks on end must have been automatically been deleted from my cart. But I didn't care because I was firmly committed to the new 15-inch, and I ordered it right then and there at 6:27 am EDT.

I have the Ti867. Boy was I disappointed in the new 15-incher after about two days of use. Shitty battery life. And it was a crotch cooker. I returned it about a week ago because of its defects, namely my battery was whacked, and the thing was an oven. I know the Titanium well, having had several of them, and boy-oh-boy did the new Al get scorching hot. I didn't have the "spots." But the heat was worse than the Titanium (which I thought there couldn't be anything worse than the Ti for heat), and the battery life was worse than the Ti. I was painfully frustrated.

A week+ has passed since I shipped it to Apple. They told me it would be about a week after they received it until my credit card would be credited, and indeed, I am still waiting. But in the meantime, I have been working with my "tide-me-over" Ti867 that I purchased in March to bridge the gap between the next 15-inch, which I later changed my mind on getting, but decided to get impulsively anyway, and was majorly disappointed in the end. I have painted myself in the proverbial corner. As much as I hated the Ti decision because the previous Ti's have had one defect after another, this Ti867, has been remarkably perfect. They say an idle mind is the devil's workshop, so while I have been waiting for my "credit," I have been questioning my need to upgrade at all. Maybe I should just stay with this machine that I resented, but have now grown fond of because it just works the way it should.

My friend thinks I'm crazy not to get the 17-inch, and deep down I know that would be the best for my writing, and my video production, but I'm sort of in the "who cares anymore," "don't fix it, if it ain't broke" camp, and in the end, I am probably the one who actually needs the Zoloft.
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post #297 of 340
i order my first (non-ipod) mac on monday!! i am mid-switch and dying in anticipation. i can't stop telling all my friends about it and they don't understand what my problem is and think i'm insane. i can't tell my parents about it because they will be pissed i'm spending the money (which i really don't have). but i don't care because im sooo excited.

it's shipping on or before 10/09/2003 (according to the current schedule). it's a b.t.o. 12" combodrive powerbook (b.t.o. options: 512ram, APextreme). i also ordered the discounted final cut express.

and that's the kicker! final cut arrived two days ago!!! my powerbook won't arrive until AT LEAST the 15th. it's not fair it's not fair it's not fair.
post #298 of 340
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Originally posted by Carson O'Genic
Can't following tracking numbers yet. What's up with airborne and their tracking numbers-what a pain??

For some reason mine isn't working either. Mine's for my iPod.... my powerbook should ship monday.
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post #299 of 340
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Originally posted by drumbug1
For some reason mine isn't working either. Mine's for my iPod.... my powerbook should ship monday.

The tracking numbers don't work until they clear US customs I am afraid. But if you look on your online invoice you will see another tracking number that is for the whole shippment and that one can often give you an idea of where your stuff is in the scheme of things
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post #300 of 340
after a SECOND delay in shipment (ordered on 09/18, first estimated ship date was 09/25, second ship date was 10/03, and third est. ship date was 10/14) it fINALLY SHIPPED THIS MORNING!! ahahha.. finally..

so there's hope after for all you folks with delayed shipped dates!

yeeee-haw... now.. its the anxious tracking days...
post #301 of 340
I waited weeks for my Rev A BTO Powerbook TiG4. Then I waited MONTHS for my Rev A iMac G4. I finally learned my lesson, waited until they were in stock, and then just drove to the Apple Store on Friday to pick up my 12 inch powerbook. I love this thing!!! I think it may be my favorite Mac so far that I have owned.

My RAM will be arriving tomorrow (ordered a 512 stick to add on my own- not gonna pay Apple prices for RAM). In a year or so I'll get a 1Gig RAM stick- have to wait for them to get cheaper.

At this point I am ready to throw my loud-as-heck MDD Powermac Dual 867 out the window and do everything on my 12-inch precioussssssss....
post #302 of 340
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Originally posted by neutrino23

Purchasing 15" Al PB, 5400 RPM drive, memory in one slot.

Originally scheduled to ship on or before 9/29. Just got an email it is delayed till 10/6.

Good news - bad news. I hate the extra wait but if this tends to mean I get one without flaws it is OK by me.

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Update: the PowerBook shipped 10/1. No confirmation yet from Airborne.



Update 10/3
Although Airborne says the shipping ticket was printed on 10/1 they have yet to receive the box. Maybe it will ship 10/6 after all.

10/6
My PowerBook arrived this morning.

Airborne web site never showed accurate information on this. I called them this morning just to check and they said it would arrive by noon. It actually arrived about 11:40AM.

Slight warp of the lid. The latch works OK so far. No white spots. Two bad sub pixels. Xbench score 107.

This is the most incredible Apple computer (tower or laptop) I have ever owned. When I scroll a window in Safari on my Pismo by dragging the scroll bar it is as if I am pulling it with a soft rubber band. With this PB the connection is rigid. There is no lag at all. Amazing. Definitely snappy.

Shipped with 10.2.7 build 6R55.
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post #303 of 340
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Originally posted by DHagan4755
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I have the Ti867. Boy was I disappointed in the new 15-incher after about two days of use. Shitty battery life. And it was a crotch cooker.
...

How was the energy saver set? To run Xbench I set it to maximum performance. I left it that way for a while and during that time it got quite warm. I set it to automatic and in a few minutes it cooled off quite a lot. My PB just arrived this morning so I have yet to have much experience with the battery. I need to calibrate it first.
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post #304 of 340
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Originally posted by DHagan4755
<snip>(WAHOO!). That said, who is buying whatever is announced? What are you buying? The 12-inch? The 15-inch? The 17-inch? Nothing? iPod?

Myself, I plan on purchasing a 15-inch PB with an 80 GB HD.

I feel like I've got oh, a 48 hr bug. It'll be here Wednesday when my 1.25 GHz/80 GB HD PB is delivered. Guess I'll have to call in sick.

Note to self: Never rap a 600 lb tiger on the nose when you want it to do SPT. Find another way.
post #305 of 340
Wahhhhoooooo...... I finally get to get my first mac. I should hopefully be able to order today (the 7th).

15"
1.25ghz
1gig ram (single 512 from apple, then buy 512)
superdrive
80gig hd with 5400rpm upgrade
airport and bluetooth built in of course
Backlit keyboard (that will be kinda cool)

I cant wait. Im finally making the switch. Im tired of windows crap, and all the virus's and updates. I just had that qhost virus, aka the google virus, where you cant surf search engine websites. Took me 4 days to find out i had that virus. Ill update when i get to order it. I cant wait. IM GETTING A MAC!!!! YIPPY!!!!

btw, im new to the boards, hehe
post #306 of 340
Welcome killer its sunnier over this side of the street
post #307 of 340
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Originally posted by Barto
... It's just too big for a really-portable computer. On top of that, the industrial design is identical to the 17", in fact you need the 17" next to it to tell them apart...

Seeing it next to a 12" shows how much better the 12" is, at least for my needs anyway. ...

Barto, I've got a Rev. A PowerBook 12", and I'm actually moving the other way.

I originally purchased the little PowerBook as an on-the-road computer, but I found that over time it became the only computer I used. (Everywhere, too.) Now that it's my workhorse, I'm planning on stepping up to the larger screen, faster processor, and more RAM. Although I agree that the 12" is designed to be conveniently portable, the 15" has power on its side (and some people prefer/need that).

It all depends on what you're looking for, I guess. The new 15" is the same size and weight as the Titanium (give or take), and I can't tell you how many people carry those around.
post #308 of 340
Thanks, i always hated macs the past 7 years. Then a few months after OSX, i saw at compusa. Started messin around with it there, and fell in love. LoL. Thing of beauty. I cant wait till i get mine. No more crashes, hehe. And super fast computer. Im on a 500mhz celeron thats falling apart, LoL!!
post #309 of 340
Well from reports on 10.3, its only going to get better for you... have lots of fun
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WWWWWWWWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOO OOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I origionally posted that i was gonna get the 15" powerbook. I told you all i was ordering today (7th). Well guess what!!! My dad is gonna pay the 300 difference me for to get the 17" version. hehe. Him and i fought and argued so much about me getting this, spending this much. But he wants me to get the 17" version so it can have better resell value and be better for my graphics and video editing later on in college. hehe.

Im placing order in 1 hour from the post. I cant wait.
post #311 of 340
I'm happy to post that I have received my powerbook this morning at 9:30 . Everything looks great so far (no latch issues or white spots). Charged up as much as it would go (98%) and am now draining the battery. I was curious if it makes any difference what energy savings setting you drain the powerbook on when calibrating . I have it set to highest performance right now...

I ordered a BTO 1.25GHz, 15" PB, 5400rpm, SuperDrive, 1-512 stick on 9/22, originally scheduled to ship 9/29. My ship date was bumped to 10/6, but then my shipment notification arrived on 10/1, cleared customs on 10/3, arrived today 10/7.
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post #312 of 340
got my book 17'... its a bit on the big side but no regrets -- for a few hundred more than the equivalent 15' (in all respects but the obvious ones), i got a bigger screen and a faster processor....

discharging the battery as we speak....

that and updating the software... bounce bounce bouce...

restart
post #313 of 340
Called airborne this morning because as you know the website is useless. My invoice said I would recieve it 10/7 same with my ipod.
Well, they told me that my stuff was held up in customs and they did not know when they would deliver. Oh well, Later that day my wife comes to my studio tells me there is a package from apple. Sure enough it is my new pb, the one held up in customs
Well it is as far as I can tell, perfect! No weirdness at all. Pixels are good, latch seems okay, no clouds on the screen. knock wood. Maybe Apple has got the kinks worked out.

No ipod though, anyway back in the box it goes till I finish the railing
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post #314 of 340
Man, i hear you all got yours, makes me want mine even more. Do all macs get sent from outside of the USA? Cause i hear lots about peoples stuff goin through customs.
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Man, i hear you all got yours, makes me want mine even more. Do all macs get sent from outside of the USA? Cause i hear lots about peoples stuff goin through customs.

Yeah they ship them from Tiawan. Mine was built by Compal electronics.
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post #316 of 340
My 15" Powerbook received today at the office. Wonderful machinenice box covering the box, too. All looks good; forgot to bring my camera, so no photos of the "opening ceremony" this time folks.



All looks good. All this talk about maxing up the battery and then draining it has got me spooked. Anyone care to go over the whys and wherefores one more time?\
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post #317 of 340
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Originally posted by cazlar
Anyone know how long shipments take to get delivered to Australia?

Both for my iPod and my 12" powerbook (which was delivered 2 hours ago!) it arrived the NEXT day after i got the 'your item has been shipped' email. as in - i got the email last night at 7pm, and by 11am it was in my hands. kudos to star track couriers!

i'm loving my new 12" - superdrive, 80gb, no dead pixels, perfect finish - it's a ripper.
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Another switcher here. I placed my order on 10/7 and have a shipping date of 10/22. \

Here's my order:

APP FOR POWERBOOK-E/K-USA
MACROMEDIA-STUDIO MX 2004 ACADEMIC-USA
PBG4 15.2/1.25GHZ/512/80/SD/AP/BL/LL
APPLE WIRELESS MOUSE-ZML
PERSONALIZED IPOD 20GB-USA


I just got my Applecare today (big whoop) and the software and iPod are on their way. My iPod is shipping from Shanghai. Is that common? The mouse isn't set to ship until 10/17.

I can't wait until I don't have to look at my Wintel screen any more... At least I'm in the timeframe for the cheap upgrade to Panther. Rowrr.
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Picked up the 17-inch tonight at the Chestnut Hill Apple Store. By the way, the lighting is too bright in there. But I have it! Charging the battery and haven't even fired it up yet...so I have to go play.
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Originally posted by sunrein
My iPod is shipping from Shanghai. Is that common?

Yes, my iPod came from somewhere over there too, when I ordered it online.
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