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Mackie909 Level 4 Level 4 (1,050 points)
Does anyone know when Apple's authorized resellers will be getting stock of the 17" MBP?

I e-mailed Amazon and they told me they were told the 17" MBP's are on back order and they don't expect stock until the end of May.

Dual 1.42, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • Cujo_34 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I would like to know this as well. I purchased a MBP 17" from the reseller in town at the start of May and the only switch I made was to get the 7200 RPM drive.

    I was told 7-10 days and 7-10 days (one delivery one upgrade). But then yesterday I heard a story second hand that someone else ordered a different Mac computer from them before that was spec'd out and after 6 months of not receiving it the person cancelled their order -- this scares me a little. Especially considering the price of the MBP is the same on Apple's site as what I paid (in Canada) but it was easier to go through the reseller as I was making more purchases than just the MBP (software, accessories etc).
  • MagicMountain Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I talked to MacMall on Tuesday about my b/o 17" MBP.

    They toldme they had 700 units arriving Friday with orders for 100+. Sounds like they can be ready to ship same day after Friday.

    Tommy
  • David Lloyd Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    I talked to MacMall yesterday (Wed 10th) and they told me that it would be 7-10 days before they had any stock.....seems like they can't get their story straight.
  • MacSardine Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I'm getting the sense that there issues with Apple supplying the computers. The dates on the Apple store continue to oscilate. is was 5-7 days, then 3-5 then back to 5-7. Also, people are seeing really long shipping estimates, while others seem to be jumping to the front of the line. I just chalk it up to trying to release a new product that everyone is so excited about. Apple knows how bitchy people can be about their products, so if they need to wait an extra day, they will do so to get it right...which in the long run saves EVERYONE a lot of time.
  • Steven Santoianni1 Level 2 Level 2 (245 points)
    dont listen to mac mall. i ordered my 15 from them on like jan 28th when they first came out and they were delayed about 5 different times lol. some KNEW when they were shipping and others had no idea. i ordered the 1.8 from there. waited a month and a half and nothing shipped. so i canceled my order then ordered the 2.o and it shipped in 2 days lol.
  • Mackie909 Level 4 Level 4 (1,050 points)
    I read in the past where the people at MacMall don't know what they are talking about.
  • Mackie909 Level 4 Level 4 (1,050 points)
    I just received my tracking information from Amazon. It shipped today and I'll have it on Monday.
  • DualShock Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I just received my tracking information from Amazon.
    It shipped today and I'll have it on Monday.


    You're talking about the 17" MBP right? When did you order it? I ordered mine on April 25. I called their customer service yesterday, and they said they are scheduled to receive them from their supplier on May 29. My order still shows as "not yet shipped".
  • Mackie909 Level 4 Level 4 (1,050 points)
    Yes, I'm talking about the 17" MBP. I ordered on Friday, April 28. I received a tracking number and was able to track it.

    Here are the details.

    Date Time Location Event Details
    May 12, 2006 10:20:00 PM ONTARIO CA US Arrival Scan
    May 12, 2006 09:10:00 PM MATHER CA US Departure Scan
    May 12, 2006 08:16:00 PM MATHER CA US Arrival Scan
    May 12, 2006 07:43:00 PM SPARKS NV US Departure Scan
    May 12, 2006 04:55:00 PM RENO NV US Shipment picked up from seller's facility
  • DualShock Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Yes, I'm talking about the 17" MBP. I ordered on
    Friday, April 28. I received a tracking number and
    was able to track it.


    UGH! That is so weird. I ordered mine 3 days before you did. Still no sign of mine shipping, at least until May 29.
  • Mackie909 Level 4 Level 4 (1,050 points)
    I also e-mail amazon twice asking when they would get them in. Maybe the "squeaky wheel got the oil". I don't know.
  • DualShock Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I also e-mail amazon twice asking when they would get
    them in. Maybe the "squeaky wheel got the oil". I
    don't know.


    I complained too, by phone. Long story, crazy rebate issue. But in the process, they told me May 29 as when they're expecting them in, and they upgraded my shipping to one day shipping for free. Not a problem though, I'm not in a big hurry. Aw who am I kidding, I can't wait!

    Oddly enough, I do remember when I ordered my MBP on April 25, amazon's site said "pre-order". A few days later I remember it saying "ships in 1-2 weeks". Then after a few hours, it mysteriously switched again, saying what it says now, "in stock soon". Maybe you ordered it when it said "ships in 1-2 weeks", and amazon shipped those orders first for some reason?

    In any event, hope you enjoy your new MBP!

       
  • Mackie909 Level 4 Level 4 (1,050 points)
    Well, I got it today. I haven't opened it because I'm at work.

    I'll let you all know how it is tonight or tomorrow.
  • Tim Lorenzen Level 4 Level 4 (1,930 points)
    My local Apple reseller has a few 17" MBPs in stock, so they are out there... but the first batch is probably already sold out in most places.
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