Hey California people.Okay, we've heard plenty of dates and I'm trying to take this 29th ship date for the 5680 with a big grain of salt ... but after mentally writing off the idea of getting it soon now my hopes are up again. Lemme explain what's going on:
I live in LA and I'm moving to germany. My flight is early September 3rd. I would really, really, really like to get my laptop before then because otherwise I'll be paying the ridiculous vat taxes and/or having someone ship it to me from california to germany, which will just be one more expense and more wasted time.
I tried mailing Sager and asking them about pickups, and they never replied. I've seen people commenting on it, though, so apparently it happens and you just have to pay CA tax. The CA tax is going to be rough, but at this point, making the huge huge assumption that they're really going to be shipping starting the 29th and I can magically get low enough on the list, I would be more than happy to pay up the taxes to get it to me.
If people were already getting their 8890s I'd feel a lot better and know what to expect, but at this point I'm just trying to keep my expectations low.
So, my questions: is anyone in southern CA planning on doing a pickup of their 8890 or 5680? For those who have previously, did it go well, was the computer ready for pickup quickly, all that kind of stuff? Should I just try to do overnight shipping to -- myself in CA? To adam and back? Go for the pickup?
This is such a small margin of time ... if my flight were only a few days later I wouldn't be so worried, but I booked it in the middle of the week to try to save money. Argh, now I wish I'd just booked it on friday or saturday. And even then, that's making the gigantor assumption that they get my laptop order finished and shipping or ready within the first few days ... big assumption because I know how many other people are just as impatiently waiting to order.