Dual 800 15 days build time...normal?

in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
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,


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  • Reply 1 of 40
    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?
  • Reply 2 of 40
    kidredkidred Posts: 2,402member
    LOL, maybe they need some of the 800mhz chips to fill the flood of iMac orders!! hahaha
  • Reply 3 of 40
    wormboywormboy Posts: 220member
  • Reply 4 of 40
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    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]" />
  • Reply 5 of 40
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    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.
  • Reply 6 of 40
    bodhibodhi Posts: 1,424member
    The Powermac 733 Quicksilver is on clearance at my college bookstore for $999.
  • Reply 7 of 40
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    [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
  • Reply 8 of 40
    [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??
  • Reply 9 of 40
    bodhibodhi Posts: 1,424member
    They have no 867's or duals either.

    [ 01-11-2002: Message edited by: Bodhi ]</p>
  • Reply 10 of 40
    jwdawsojwdawso Posts: 358member
    Notice also that the 180 day 0% financing was extended from 1/8/2002 to 1/31/2002.....
  • Reply 11 of 40
    logan calelogan cale Posts: 1,281member
    Maybe we is getting new G5s February 1.
  • Reply 12 of 40
    fieldorfieldor Posts: 213member
    No jan22. This is about iMac not about G5.
  • Reply 13 of 40
    krassykrassy Posts: 595member
    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

  • Reply 14 of 40
    g-newsg-news Posts: 1,107member
    me hopes
  • Reply 15 of 40
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    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.
  • Reply 16 of 40
    ericeric Posts: 25member
    Bodhi. What College? Also, do you know if you have to be a student at THAT college to take advantage of the deal?
  • Reply 17 of 40
    I'll check my campus store on Monday. I have to pick up Office 10 anyway. (We get it for $10 )
  • Reply 18 of 40
    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    999 is especially low... but from the apple store you can get the 733 qs for 1,049 education pricing not bad
  • Reply 19 of 40
    bodhibodhi Posts: 1,424member
    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.
  • Reply 20 of 40

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

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