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post #81 of 241
Evan...looks like my iMac is on Plane B as well. I wonder what about that shipment would make it get stuck in customs like that? Probably one of the iMacs smarted off about anthrax and they're punishing all of them while they search them one by one. This is crazy.

gelding...I really thought I would have mine by now, but I'm glad to see SOMEBODY is having some luck. I share your misgivings about transferring files and learning OS X. Good luck!
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post #82 of 241
[quote]Originally posted by Barvow:
<strong>snip...Probably one of the iMacs smarted off about anthrax and they're punishing all of them while they search them one by one....snip</strong><hr></blockquote>

LOL, geez Barvow, I think you probably have that about right. Keep in mind though that there's not much to do in Alaska besides track bear, so the FDA probably had one look at our iMacs glistening white bottoms and thought... hrmm... gee... break out the latex gloves and vaseline boys, we're gonna have us some FUN!

Appologies in advance to anyone who finds that sort of humour offensive, or who just find's me offensive, or who is just offended in general, for any reason.

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post #83 of 241
Actually, there's a mole for Microsoft at the FDA in Alaska. When he saw the palettes full of the new imacs being unloaded off the plane he immediately called up MS Prez Balmer and got the word to wreck havoic on Apple.
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Delivered ALBUQUERQUE NM 02/01/2002 12:34

do you think i can use this as an excuse to leave work early??? i want to play!! g
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[quote]Originally posted by thegelding:
<strong>Delivered ALBUQUERQUE NM 02/01/2002 12:34

do you think i can use this as an excuse to leave work early??? i want to play!! g</strong><hr></blockquote>

Congratulations, gelding! Let us know what you think about it. Right now that's all the rest of us have. I don't really know why I'm getting so worked up about my iMac. It's really for my wife, but she doesn't get into acting all irrational and paralyzed until the FedEx truck pulls up outside, so SOMEBODY has to do it!
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[quote]Originally posted by thegelding:
<strong>Delivered ALBUQUERQUE NM 02/01/2002 12:34

do you think i can use this as an excuse to leave work early??? i want to play!! g</strong><hr></blockquote>

hey g, you mean you haven't used waiting for your iMac as an excuse to stay home from work EVER SINCE you ordered on the 7th? I have.... I have a really bad case of the plague insofar as anyone at my workplace knows....

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post #87 of 241
I have a really bad case of the plague
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so your in New Mexico too?? when i first moved out here i found out that the plague is still somewhat common out here (several cats and dogs and a few humans infected each year)...i was quite surprised...it was like, "dang, did i move back to the middle ages"...

personally i like to use a real embarrassing excuse so it is never really questioned or talked about much (at least to my face)...something like, "can't make it in today because i'm having a horrible flare up of genital warts that are playing havoc with my staph-infected hemmorrhoids. i would still come into work, but the treatment is to squat in an ice bath and smack my genitals repeatedly with a rubber mallet." believe you me, no one will question you needing the time off, and no one will ask you to hurry back to work....the usual responce is "take your time coming back....make sure your completely better...don't rush...." or something like that.... <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />


why do you think my username is thegelding??
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why do you think my username is thegelding??
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Now the name makes sense.

animus...I just figured out that it's no mistake that Plane B is stuck in Alaska. Tomorrow Steve Jobs announces that Apple has been chosen to help upgrade the US Customs in Alaska with hundreds of new iMacs, which just happen to be sitting on a plane outside... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

[ 02-01-2002: Message edited by: Barvow ]</p>
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post #89 of 241
With the short daylight hours in Alaska perhaps the iMacs were thought to be a new high density lamp and they decided to keep them to help light the airport.

[ 02-01-2002: Message edited by: MacsRGood4U ]</p>
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post #90 of 241
why do you think my username is thegelding??
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Now the name makes sense.
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actually the name is from an unfortunate hedge clipper accident...nawwww, just like to change the story everytime....was just a goofy nickname i gave myself after my vasectomy....my wife has a bumper sticker that sez, "If you love your Husband, have him neutered"....but perhaps this is all too much info (trying to think of how it fits into "current hardware"....perhaps they should make an "old, useless hardware" forum)....g
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post #91 of 241
MacsRGood, Barvow, Gelding, LOL you guys. You're definatelly making The Wait alot more tollerable down here in Southern California.

And G, I've had a variety of unlikely, time away from work absorbing illness, including Hanta Virus, Rabies, and Ebola. What can I say, bad luck.....

One more thing Gelding, I always just assumed your wife made you offer up your manhood as a pledge and insurance of your undying devotion to her. I never guessed she'd advertise that fact on a bumper sticker, tho!

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[quote]Originally posted by thegelding:
<strong>I have a really bad case of the plague
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so your in New Mexico too?? when i first moved out here i found out that the plague is still somewhat common out here (several cats and dogs and a few humans infected each year)...i was quite surprised...it was like, "dang, did i move back to the middle ages"...

personally i like to use a real embarrassing excuse so it is never really questioned or talked about much (at least to my face)...something like, "can't make it in today because i'm having a horrible flare up of genital warts that are playing havoc with my staph-infected hemmorrhoids. i would still come into work, but the treatment is to squat in an ice bath and smack my genitals repeatedly with a rubber mallet." believe you me, no one will question you needing the time off, and no one will ask you to hurry back to work....the usual responce is "take your time coming back....make sure your completely better...don't rush...." or something like that.... <img src="graemlins/surprised.gif" border="0" alt="[Surprised]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />


why do you think my username is thegelding??</strong><hr></blockquote>

LOL
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post #93 of 241
Hey thegelding, does the Quote button not work down in NM?



Have fun with the iMac tonight! (and don't forget those pics)
post #94 of 241
what the hell is the Quote button??? i always wondered why everyones posts looked so much better than mine...g

ohhhh, there it is down below Instant UBB Code


i will give a run down of system set up, ease of use, beauty and transfering files and loading new stuff (office x and toast)....will work on pictures too....g
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[quote]Originally posted by thegelding:
<strong>what the hell is the Quote button??? i always wondered why everyones posts looked so much better than mine...g

ohhhh, there it is down below Instant UBB Code


i will give a run down of system set up, ease of use, beauty and transfering files and loading new stuff (office x and toast)....will work on pictures too....g
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WHEN!
post #96 of 241
[quote] WHEN! <hr></blockquote>

well, still at work....then must pick up eldest at drama....then a long drive from albuquerque to home....then surprise kids with box...then add ram and power up for the first freakin time...then firewire to firewire transfer of files from old iMac to new iMac...then load Office x and toast....then configure internet...then play otto-matic for 8 hours....

will post at least something tonight....photos tomorrow unless i am extremely energetic and posting thru the wee hours of the morning....g

was suppose to go skiing in Santa Fe on Sunday...but i think it will be too soon to leave my baby iMac alone...perhaps i should move the ski trip back a week....g


macintosh, have you not heard any change yet?
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[quote]Originally posted by thegelding:
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well, still at work....then must pick up eldest at drama....then a long drive from albuquerque to home....then surprise kids with box...then add ram and power up for the first freakin time...then firewire to firewire transfer of files from old iMac to new iMac...then load Office x and toast....then configure internet...then play otto-matic for 8 hours....

will post at least something tonight....photos tomorrow unless i am extremely energetic and posting thru the wee hours of the morning....g

was suppose to go skiing in Santa Fe on Sunday...but i think it will be too soon to leave my baby iMac alone...perhaps i should move the ski trip back a week....g


macintosh, have you not heard any change yet?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Nope, still being assembled. Please post asap!
post #98 of 241
alright, get this... my ibrother in law (who has NEVER owned a mac in his life) just picked his up - he was the first person on the pre-order list at the glendale apple store... he is glowing... apparently, they were parading him around the store, took his picture, and some japanise guy from a magazine in japan took his picture too, and tried to buy it off him at 200 over list price... too funny. I swear, I have gotton so many people to buy macs, I should be vice president of sales... he is extatic. he has caught the relegion in a big way... I'm on my way over to his place so that I can install sw (secretly, the dev tools, so I can do my work at his place...), see you guys.....

hey, is my bro the first on this list?
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post #99 of 241
Hey Gelding isn't your real name it's Bobit!
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post #100 of 241
nope...never had the crank disconnected, just the plumbing
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post #101 of 241
okay, catching up here.... couldn't get on the boards over the weekend....boy was I behind.....Mine Shipped on Friday.....I will soon join in Gelding's iMac club. btw....sweeeeet set up. I'll post mine up too. can't wait. I even went and bought a game today for it (Alice). It seemed twisted enough. I was really looking for Civilizations III but couldn't find it at our local compUSA. They got their iMacs in on Saturday...and were sold out (even demo) the same day.
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post #102 of 241
Ordered mine on the 11th stock 800Mhz superdrive model. Just got my email from the online apple store saying it had shipped! My first Mac after a string of PCs. I have a feeling these next few days are going to be a long wait!
post #103 of 241
congrats Taq and Duals...will be nice to see more new iMac set ups...g

hopefully lots of people here will be joining "my" club....
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post #104 of 241
I ordered mine on January 8. I learned with everybody else a few days ago that there would be shipments. Here is what my FedEx search turned up today:

Left FedEx Ramp TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/05/2002 20:50\tÂ*
Package status ANCHORAGE AK\t02/05/2002 18:03\tÂ*Regulatory Agency Clearance Delay
Left FedEx Origin Location TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/04/2002 15:26\tÂ*
Pickup status TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/04/2002 15:01\tÂ*Package received after FedEx cutoff time


Well though it took more than 24 hours to clear Taoyuan City Taiwan, my iMac G4 seems stuck in Alaska. We shall see.
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post #105 of 241
Mine is currently scheduled to get to mac/pcmall mid-month, according to my account manager. Not incredibly useful in transit, but this give me more time to prepare for re-arranging things and migrating data.

but I want it!
post #106 of 241
[quote]Originally posted by Cubit:
<strong>I ordered mine on January 8. I learned with everybody else a few days ago that there would be shipments. Here is what my FedEx search turned up today:

Left FedEx Ramp TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/05/2002 20:50\tÂ*
Package status ANCHORAGE AK\t02/05/2002 18:03\tÂ*Regulatory Agency Clearance Delay
Left FedEx Origin Location TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/04/2002 15:26\tÂ*

Cubit- Mine is in the same shipment as yours... wonder if we'll ever get them...
Pickup status TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/04/2002 15:01\tÂ*Package received after FedEx cutoff time


Well though it took more than 24 hours to clear Taoyuan City Taiwan, my iMac G4 seems stuck in Alaska. We shall see.</strong><hr></blockquote>
post #107 of 241
That last post didn't come out right... my words are in the middle of that quote...

wonder if we'll ever get them...
post #108 of 241
Cubit and Toadie, Mine is in there with yours too. The status on the Fedex page hadn't changed so I called FedEx. They said the shipment cleared customs at 11:45 this morning and that I "should" get mine by 10:30 tomorrow morning. Although I'm not holding my breath...I'm thinking at latest Friday. ....gonna clean up my desk tonight. :eek: You might want to call and check (1-800-GO-FedEx). Yipee! Now I must do the iMac dance.
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post #109 of 241
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Were your shipped? Some of you ordered on the 8th and they already shipped?! :eek:

WTF!
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Hey Macintosh...not to piss you off even more...mine was with extra ram and airport...also ordered through ed store on the 9th...and it shipped. Is yours still being reviewed? did you get it with an apple loan? check up on this. I'd call Apple...something's not right.
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[quote]Originally posted by Taq:
<strong>Hey Macintosh...not to piss you off even more...mine was with extra ram and airport...also ordered through ed store on the 9th...and it shipped. Is yours still being reviewed? did you get it with an apple loan? check up on this. I'd call Apple...something's not right.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Its not that it is being reviewed its that it is still BEING ASSEMBLED. I dont know what to do, I am calling Apple.
post #112 of 241
let us know how it goes.
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[quote]Originally posted by Taq:
<strong>let us know how it goes.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Too bad I couldnt get through tonight.

Even though some people that ordered after me and have already gotten shipping notices doesnt mean that my order is messed up. My iMac could be on a different production line or something?

Who knows? I am calling Apple tommorow after school.
post #114 of 241
Taq and Toadie, Good to be travelling along with you guys. If it really did clear customs today, that has not been posted to my FEDEX tracking slip--maybe mine was the one with the suspicious box number.

If it should get through this week now, I will be in trouble. Have to clean that desk! Move over Cube, goodbye PowerMac G3/266MHz.
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post #115 of 241
Just checked FedEx website....It's on the van for delivery. YIPEEE! Just a few more hours....too bad I have a dentist appointment I can't skip.
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post #116 of 241
sounds good...hopefully soon we will have more photos of the iMac in new homes across the country (and across the whole world...for our friends across the pond and to our north)...g

congrats Taq....and good luck at the dentist

[ 02-06-2002: Message edited by: thegelding ]</p>
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post #117 of 241
Mine has made it to New Jersey:

Arrived at FedEx Destination Location MAHWAH NJ\t02/07/2002 07:15\tÂ*
Left FedEx Ramp TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/05/2002 20:50\tÂ*
Package status ANCHORAGE AK\t02/05/2002 18:03\tÂ*Regulatory Agency Clearance Delay
Left FedEx Origin Location TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/04/2002 15:26\tÂ*
Pickup status TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/04/2002 15:01\tÂ*Package received after FedEx cutoff time

Amazing, I guess it will in fact be in my office by the end of the week! How can I possibly fit it in. Clear the Decks!
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post #118 of 241
Is it just me, or does it seem this list is now on APPLE TIME? I thought today was the 7th of February and time on the East Coast is 9:38 AM
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post #119 of 241
I'm sitting at my window waiting for it to arrive... the UPS man just drove by, what a taunt. Where are you FedEx?

I'll post pics of the new setup once it's here...

:cool:
post #120 of 241
latest edition of FEDEX Report: adds landing in Newark at 1 AM this morning. It will reach the in tomorrow's delivery in all likelihood!

Arrived at FedEx Destination Location MAHWAH NJ\t02/07/2002 07:15\tÂ*
Arrived at Sort Facility NEWARK NJ\t02/07/2002 01:37\tÂ*
Left FedEx Ramp ANCHORAGE AK\t02/06/2002 15:31\tÂ*
Left FedEx Ramp TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/05/2002 20:50\tÂ*
Package status ANCHORAGE AK\t02/05/2002 18:03\tÂ*Regulatory Agency Clearance Delay
Left FedEx Origin Location TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/04/2002 15:26\tÂ*
Pickup status TAOYUAN CITY TW\t02/04/2002 15:01\tÂ*Package received after FedEx cutoff time
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