1. MAGNUS's Avatar
    With Apple.com's shipping disclaimer of "Ships within 7-10 Business Days", how long does someone actually wait to receive their order in hand from the day the order was placed? Is it safe to say about a week after the 7-10 bus days time-frame, total 2-3 weeks?

    I don't know weather I should buy one on CL to avoid having to wait or go ahead and place the order on the Apple site. The part I love most of buying new gadgets (or any new purchase for that matter), apart from playing with them of course, is opening the packaging. It feels like Xmas.


    Thoughts? Suggestions? a/s/l? (lol)
    Last edited by MAGNUS; 05-21-2010 at 10:51 AM.
    05-21-2010 10:47 AM
  2. mrguilt's Avatar
    I did a thread called "How Long in 'Prepared to Ship' Status" which has my experience, as well as others. You may want to look for that.

    Short answer: 7-10 business days reflects from order to ship. Ship time will ad a few days too it--it literally ships from China. I ordered mine the evening of May 5, and just got it on Monday, May 17. At the time of order, we were still in "5-7 business days." Mine went "prepared to ship" on 5/12, 5 or 6 business days, depending on if you count the Fifth.
    05-21-2010 05:06 PM
  3. Lotus Esprit V8's Avatar
    I got my 3G in ten days.
    05-21-2010 07:18 PM
  4. stumbolicious's Avatar
    It was exactly two weeks between when I placed my order and when I had it in my hands.
    05-21-2010 07:43 PM
  5. cardfan's Avatar
    Took one day. Overnight from macmall.com. They had 32 & 64 gb wifi in. Got one for the kiddo.
    05-22-2010 04:07 PM
  6. bconley007's Avatar
    i ordered mine 5/7 and received it 5/17
    05-23-2010 05:10 PM
  7. cr12#IM's Avatar
    ordered this morning says it will ship june 16, holy crap thats forever.
    06-02-2010 12:21 PM
  8. Alli's Avatar
    Mine was 2.5 weeks from oder to deivery (date). Still have a week to go.
    06-02-2010 01:57 PM
  9. MAGNUS's Avatar
    I'm glad I didnt place my order online. When I finally decided to make the purchase I made one last attempt to go to a nearby Apple Store. Of course they were sold out so they put me on the reserve list. I figured I could call a second store to get put on a list for that location as well. Turns out they had a few in stock so I made the purchase there.

    Note: I put myself on the reserve list at the initial store I visited on a Thursday and by the following Tuesday I received a follow up email my iPad was available for pick up.

    Not too sure why it's taking so long for delivery from the website.
    06-02-2010 02:15 PM
  10. cr12#IM's Avatar
    sucks a lot. that is an unbelievably long time to wait for a product youve already purchased.
    06-02-2010 03:10 PM
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