New 2019 iMacs

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  1. Zoey

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    Unless you specifically need more then 8 cores.
    I personally think the 2019 is the smarter and more practical purchase.
     
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    Just a quick update of the status of my iMac. It seems its stuck in Hong Kong for a while now. The website promises me that it will be delivered on Sept 16 however so I guess it is still on schedule.

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    can't say but I'm following a rider from a foreign counterpart. It's a requirement for the job. :)
     
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    I can't seem to find an option for it on the website. So like what Yoh suggested, I had it sent to my office.


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    Some good news, the package is now in the Philippines. However, it is probably in customs waiting for clearance

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    Some good news friends. My iMacs have arrived earlier then anticipated. The initial estimate was Sept 16 but it came six days earlier. Very satisfied and happy with the delivery experience.

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  6. Seven Leaves

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    Niiice. Wait you ordered two units?!
     
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    Yes. The other one is for a friend who asked me to buy for him. He got the base 6 core model.
     
  8. Zoey

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    Why didn’t you purchase the base unit at local resellers? Its usually cheaper.
     
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    Although everything was base, my friend customized his iMac with a 1tb SSD. When its BTO usually the prices of the local resellers and the online store are usually the same. Also, local resellers are slower to deliver usually quoting me 1 month wait time so that's that.

    On standard configurations, yes it is possible to get cheaper deals through local resellers.
     
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  10. Seven Leaves

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    I can confirm this. Tried to order BTO through a local official reseller and noticed their prices are the same with the Philippine Apple store.
     
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    Hi. so you’re unit was delivered straight to your address? You didnt have to pick it up from the post office or anything?


     
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    Hello. Anybody here with experience of having a 27" iMac as checked in luggage from the US to the Philippines? Would like to hear your stories or tips. ❤️
     
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    I got my 2019 iMac last May from Switch. So happy with my purchase (first iMac!) :D

    I bought additional RAM for it too. Right now, I have 40GB RAM and its running so smooth.

    Luminar 3 application wont run smooth on my Macbook Pro but no lags with my iMac.

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    Hi can you share or PM the name and number of the courier that you used in Hong Kong for the shipping to Manila?
     
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    HI im also deciding if i will buy the BTO from the Philippine apple online store or a local dealer. Is it cheaper if i pay through the online store?
    Any advantage of one over the other?
     
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    When it comes to BTOs the price is basically the same in my experience. Most resellers will quote you at least a month. However delivery for me is much faster through the PH Apple online store.

    I guess if you are super OCD the advantage of resellers is that you can check the units condition for defects before paying in full.
     
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    sorry, shipping there is limited to Friends and Family. The shipper in HK and China ships out a lot of items weekly. I just requested this item to be shipped together with their items.
     
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    Tomorrow marks the 1 year anniversary of this 2019 iMac.

    iMac Pro, Macbook Pro 14" have yet to be updated this year.
     

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