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I desperately *need* a new Powermac, I'm a graphics 'pro' and left my upgrade until after Macworld assuming there would be an upgrade to the pro line....

With nothing announced, I was determined to wait until the end of the current display promotion to see what comes out, although I wasn't hopeful of anything before late Feb/March...however, I finally snapped today and headed over to the online Applestore in the UK to check out the dual 800 prices...

I went through the the whole order process to see what kind of 'ball park' price I would have to pay for a BTO dual.... all was fine until it said there would be a 15 day+ build time....I doubled checked this, and it said there was even a 15+ day build time for a standard not BTO dual machine...the build time for the cinema display was 1-3 days, and all other Powermacs were listed as 5 days...

I''ve bought a fair bit from the Applestore, but can't remeber a build time this long...in fact I was looking at the same spec last week and there was only an 5 day build time like all the others...the delay seems strange.

Assuming the 15 day build time is there at the end of the weekend (13th?), it would mean that the Powermac wouldn't be sorted out/dispatched until after the end of the 'crystal clear' promotion....

Does anyone know if this is the normal build time for a dual...or maybe it is the first to have the parts used up in time for a early Feb revision??

Just an observation,

Marc

[ 01-10-2002: Message edited by: Marcus ]</p>
post #2 of 41
i also noticed this. I have no idea though why the wait time is so long. Has anyone ordered and received a powermacG4 after MWSF?
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post #3 of 41
LOL, maybe they need some of the 800mhz chips to fill the flood of iMac orders!! hahaha
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post #4 of 41
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post #5 of 41
Power Mac G4s are also not in large supply at the Apple Retail Stores near me. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
post #6 of 41
Keep in mind that those are business days too, not just calendar days.

That puts delivery date at Jan 31 if you ordered today!

I'd say this is a pretty good indication of updated PowerMacs.
post #7 of 41
The Powermac 733 Quicksilver is on clearance at my college bookstore for $999.
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[quote]Originally posted by Bodhi:
<strong>The Powermac 733 Quicksilver is on clearance at my college bookstore for $999.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Really? Now that's reasonable price for the slow silver
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post #9 of 41
[quote]Originally posted by Bodhi:
<strong>The Powermac 733 Quicksilver is on clearance at my college bookstore for $999.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Wow, really? What's the usual education price, $1499 or something?

Have the Powermacs been end-of-lifed??
post #10 of 41
They have no 867's or duals either.

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post #11 of 41
Notice also that the 180 day 0% financing was extended from 1/8/2002 to 1/31/2002.....
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post #12 of 41
Maybe we is getting new G5s February 1.
post #13 of 41
No jan22. This is about iMac not about G5.
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post #14 of 41
the G4 800 in the powermacs aren't the same as the ones for the imac, so it's not for using the G4s out of the dual 800 for the new iMacs ;-)

this leads us directly to believe there will be new powermacs soon. but they don't have to be G5 !!!

well, ok - me thinks it will be G5, but ... :-P

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me hopes
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post #16 of 41
Also from the Belgian Apple Store there is a 15day wait for stock dual 800 and only 1-3day delay for 15inch TFT screens.

Also the stock 733Mhz G4 model is 15days.

There is definetly something going on... unless a global supply of G4s have gone missing

I will be waiting until the end of the month before ordering a G4 for a client. Lets see if I can make 'em hold off long enough.
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post #17 of 41
Bodhi. What College? Also, do you know if you have to be a student at THAT college to take advantage of the deal?
post #18 of 41
I'll check my campus store on Monday. I have to pick up Office 10 anyway. (We get it for $10 )
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post #19 of 41
999 is especially low... but from the apple store you can get the 733 qs for 1,049 education pricing not bad
post #20 of 41
UCLA is the school and you have to be a student there.

I could work something out with someone maybe. I was thinking of putting one up on eBay and making a little off of it.
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post #21 of 41
Wow....$999.....

Wouldn't be nice if Apple decided to price the Powerma---[poster grabbed by Apple accountants, dragged off and beaten]

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post #22 of 41
Hmm... Crazy stuff.. Out CompUsa has like most of its Mac hardware on clearance.. (Powerbook 667 mhz WITH combo drive, completly new, iBooks, iMacs (duh), but, also their Powermac 733's, and 867 or whatever it is, on clearance.. I am convinced something is going on. And I hope it goes on fast, as I am itching to get my G4 (hopefully G5 though) with a 17" Studio Display....
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post #23 of 41
[quote]Originally posted by MacAgent:
<strong>Maybe we is getting new G5s February 1. </strong><hr></blockquote>

2003? sure!
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post #24 of 41
PowerMac G4 Build time for stock models now 10 days at US store. That seems a bit long.

****. And after I ordered an iBook too. Guess I'll wait till summer or fall for a tower.

BTW, this is off topic, but what to I need to do to network my Pismo and the new iBook via AirPort and a cable modem with one IP? Any special setup? Can both sahre the conneciton at the same time..

thanks
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post #25 of 41
[quote]Originally posted by SDW2001:
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BTW, this is off topic, but what to I need to do to network my Pismo and the new iBook via AirPort and a cable modem with one IP? Any special setup? Can both sahre the conneciton at the same time..

thanks</strong><hr></blockquote>

You need a router. But if your cable modem has a build in router like the blue terayon cable modems then all you need is a hub with an uplink.
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post #26 of 41
In Apple Canada's store. Every PowerMac's ship date is 10 days
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post #27 of 41
SDW2001:

If your Pismo and iBook both have Airport cards, then your Airport Base Station is the only router you need.

I'm running three machines off an Airport (using a cable modem with a single IP) and the Airport handles this effortlessly. I didn't even have to configure anything: it just went. We can all surf simultaneously without any problem.

And it's FAR better than my experience with a dedicated router. The one router I bought (can't remember what brand it was) ended up going back to the store the next day because it made such a mess of things.

I love my Airport.
post #28 of 41
In the Austrian AppleStore they increased the price for the 2x800 by 50,- Euro net (62,- Euro incl. tax) after the Expo.
post #29 of 41
What we need to see -- and what will confirm that a new PowerMac is coming -- is to have the store show them as "Temporarily Unavailable" as the Apple Store has done in the past. That will be the key signal.
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post #30 of 41
Well, the Gay Blade (the most reliable source out there when it comes to rumors) is stating that the new PowerMacs will be announced on the 20th or around then. I believe him. His record is flawless.
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[quote] Well, the Gay Blade (the most reliable source out there when it comes to rumors) is stating that the new PowerMacs will be announced on the 20th or around then. I believe him. His record is flawless. <hr></blockquote>

Err...once he said that Adobe and Corel were going to merge.
post #32 of 41
My girlfriend goes to UCLA...maybe she can buy a new mac for me...but...

The apple store...store.apple.com, is selling the 733 QS for...$1597. Hardly inexpensive.

Andrew
post #33 of 41
UPDATE

UCLA is out of the 733's and they said they have been told not to expect anymore for at least another week or so (if any 733's at all)
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post #34 of 41
Any other collegiate spies out there? Any more channel-clearing evidence from Apple stores or other Apple dealers? I'm wondering what would happen if someone ordered an existing PM with the long-delay build times...presumably your card doesn't get billed until the machine is shipped to you, so is this Apple's way of keeping the secret while avoiding the possibility of selling a completely outdated computer to someone?

In other words, the build date coincides with the announcement date, so someone could just go in there and cancel their order and not have to worry about it?
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post #35 of 41
We have almost none left for the 867 and 800DP but a ton of 733 stock. But our last order came in on the 4th of this month and there is no more expected shipments for those models at all. Also the prices end in 4 ($1694, etc.) and that means they are almost EOL.
post #36 of 41
Check out <a href="http://www.smalldog.com" target="_blank">.www.smalldog.com.</a> All current towers are backordered.

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post #37 of 41
[quote]Originally posted by Outsider:
<strong>We have almost none left for the 867 and 800DP but a ton of 733 stock. But our last order came in on the 4th of this month and there is no more expected shipments for those models at all. Also the prices end in 4 ($1694, etc.) and that means they are almost EOL.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Who is "we"?
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"We" are a major catalog reseller. We were once featured on a Seinfeld episode.
post #39 of 41
J. Peterman?
post #40 of 41
[quote]Originally posted by mslee:
<strong>J. Peterman?</strong><hr></blockquote>

A nice Powermac swathed in pressed european leather kinda like what an explorer in the yukon might wear....
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