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j.hall

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F@$% APPLE!!!!!!!!
« on: June 22, 2004, 04:52:10 pm »

man

i scored the brand new dual 2.5 gig G5 for a great price

i ordered a 17" display, and bought the three year apple care plan (hey, it was dirt cheap and blow ups happen)

i have everything but the G5...........

i have the PT rig in boxes, the monitor, and even the apple care plan...

i check the order status on-line

ships 7/30.....oh cool in a few days

WAIT.....it said 7/30

that's JULY...................

i call em up

ask all sorts of questions i get the same answer every time

"it will ship on or before july 30th, that's all we know"

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grock5

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Re: F@$% APPLE!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2004, 05:41:32 pm »

Welcome to the world of apple product releases!
At least they aren't with Moto on this one...

- Gary
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redelephant

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Re: F@$% APPLE!!!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2004, 05:41:48 pm »

When you ordered the computer didn't the site tell you they wouldn't be shipping till July? I was about 5 minutes away from ordering one until I found out that they weren't shipping until then. Knowing apple, they will probably back that up even more, but lets be optimistic here. Dual 2.0 isn't a bad machine... no new cooling system, but still sweet and way more processing power than you need to run a TDM system.

Hopefully it will come to you soon.
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j.hall

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Re: F@$% APPLE!!!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2004, 05:48:32 pm »

well

shipping in july doesn't mean july 30th to me

i have a friend at apple, he placed the order for me and passed on his discount......

so i was mildly in the dark about the whole thing

it just kills me that they can't narrow it down to at least 10 days

do they not communicate with the factory?

they just sit and wait for a UPS truck to pull up?

gimme a break, they know when they'll be getting units

fact is, i'm low on the list as i'm technically an "empoyee purchase" and i'm a single unit

they'll ship to the stores first

bastards!!!!!!!!!!!

now the issue is, do i pay a surcharge for changing my order

those jerks better gimme a full credit for the difference in price
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Fletcher

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Re: F@$% APPLE!!!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2004, 08:13:20 am »

Bro, you're talking like 5 weeks... in the scheme of things, it'll be done before you know it.  I don't know how Apple works, but most manufacturers will tell you 5 weeks then deliver in 3 making them look like heros... add that you got the "employee discount" and it should make those 5 weeks go by a whole lot quicker.
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Re: F@$% APPLE!!!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2004, 01:37:44 pm »

yeah.....BUT

that 5 week wait, even if it's 3

doesn't help me do the PT session i have coming in 2 weeks

that's the whole point.....

actually, the whole point is, i should have checked into the brand new G5's ship date a little better before ordering it

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Fibes

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Re: F@$% APPLE!!!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2004, 01:54:27 pm »

Can't you simply switch the order to a dual 2ghz? They be shipping, right?  Use it for 5 weeks and then send it to me.
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Re: F@$% APPLE!!!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2004, 02:10:09 pm »

apple's press release for the dual 2.5 gig says it's not shipping till July, granted it doesn't say the END of July, but it does say July.
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j.hall

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Re: F@$% APPLE!!!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2004, 12:52:43 am »

i can't change the order myself

i took advantage of a friends employee discount so now i need him to deal with it

he is checking into the whole thing......

i can always try to stretch my deadline a bit.....if apple will give an honest answer as to when the thing will ship closer to a 10 day estimate.....30 days is stupid
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Re: F@$% APPLE!!!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2004, 10:05:30 am »

Can you rent a system to cover until then? Got a friend with a system that owes you a favor? He would only have to unhook his computer. Not give you the interfaces. Can you get your hands on PC for a couple weeks even? Have you asked any fellow PSW'ers or maybe even some Gearslutz wuold probably help. I 'd hand deliver it to you if I had a PT system. Ask around I am sure someone could help out.

Beez
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j.hall

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Re: F@$% APPLE!!!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2004, 02:06:09 pm »

problem solved

apple is drop shipping me a dual 2 gig G5 today

i think that will be fast enough
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Re: F@$% APPLE!!!!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2004, 03:43:24 pm »

j.hall wrote on Thu, 24 June 2004 19:06


i think that will be fast enough


I think you are probably right.
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j.hall

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Re: F@$% APPLE!!!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2004, 09:30:11 am »

got the email....the dual 2 gig ships today

if it goes like the monitor, i'll have it by wednesday
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