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Topic # 223428 29-Sep-2017 06:34
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Time for wife and I to upgrade our ageing laptops - looking to max spec a couple of MBP13 to last us 4-5 years.

 

Will order from the Apple website, unless there are any brick and mortar stores in Auckland which actually sell MBP13 with 16Gb RAM and 1Tb hard drive?

 

 

 

I couldn't find any, but you guys may know something I don't!

 

Cheers





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  Reply # 1874457 29-Sep-2017 07:14
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I doubt by you’ll find those in stock anywhere.
If you change anything from the default models that Apple offer then it becomes a configured to order model and is rolled off the production line just for you.
Can take 2-3 weeks for them to arrive.
That’s how it is for us at least as an apple reseller.
Might be different if ordered from Apple directly.






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  Reply # 1874485 29-Sep-2017 08:18
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CYaBro: I doubt by you’ll find those in stock anywhere.
If you change anything from the default models that Apple offer then it becomes a configured to order model and is rolled off the production line just for you.
Can take 2-3 weeks for them to arrive.
That’s how it is for us at least as an apple reseller.
Might be different if ordered from Apple directly.

 

Thanks for the input...

 

Yeah, if I spec up on the Apple store site and then add to basket, it reckons they would ship in 3-5 working days, so they must have some in stock fairly locally?

 

 

 

Doesn't ever seem like there is a benefit buying through a reseller either - cost always seems exactly the same?





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  Reply # 1874564 29-Sep-2017 10:09
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CTOs usually take about a week or two (depending on when in the cycle you order it) to arrive.

 

Stores generally only get one Apple shipment a week, so if you order before that shipment is put together and they have the stock, you will get it in that cycle, otherwise, you'll get it in the next.

 

If you are after the highest spec non CTO, you should be able to find it in stock in Auckland today.

 

The 3.1GHz 13 inch MBP is the highest spec non-CTO at them moment, and it seems retailers have them in stock:
https://www.jbhifi.co.nz/computers-tablets/laptops/apple/apple-macbook-pro-with-touch-bar-13-inch-512gb-space-grey/335665/ (says limited stock, but available so ring around their stores)

 

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers-tablets/laptops/macbooks/apple-mpxw2x-a-13-inch-macbook-pro-with-touchbar-512gb-space-grey/prod155345.html (says they may need to order in)

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1874568 29-Sep-2017 10:17
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Cool ta.

 


Well custom order now placed direct with Apple - 1 x 16Gb, 1TB MBP13 Touchbar on its way!





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