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California King
Oct 7, 2007, 03:46 AM
I ordered an iPod touch from Target.com on Sep 27 and last Wed. was when it said that it was in transit on ups.com. Now when I go to check, it takes a while for it to bring up the tracking information and when it finally does, all it says is billing info received. Sometimes it even times out and says to try again later.

Anyone know what's up?



depiction
Oct 7, 2007, 10:13 PM
If it is coming direct from the factory, it is possible that it hasn't been picked up by UPS yet. This past week China was on a week long holiday. Although i think Apple may have had a limited work force last week, the government and probably the entire shipping industry in the country were completely shut down, which would explain why it wasn't picked up. It will probably be picked up by UPS tomorrow now that the holiday is over.

California King
Oct 7, 2007, 10:27 PM
I think tracking info was just down yesterday because now it's back to normal. I hope I get it this week! I hate waiting.

elbirth
Oct 7, 2007, 10:48 PM
for what it's worth, I finally decided to order a 16GB iPod touch from Target using a 10% off coupon last night... earlier this evening I got an email saying it had shipped... so hopefully everything will work out quickly and smoothly here on out.

madmaxmedia
Oct 8, 2007, 01:19 PM
For those who have already received Touch orders from Target- where are they shipping from? China? Some Target warehouse? Apple?

My order is at 'billing information received', just curious how long it will take to make it to California.

kb3
Oct 8, 2007, 03:27 PM
For those interested, the Target iPods ship from Minnesota.. atleast mine did.

Here was my status:

10/01/07 05:07 pm
Billing Information Received

10/03/07 08:39 pm
Origin Scan
Maple Grove, MN

10/03/07 10:30 pm
Departure Scan
Maple Grove, MN

Then..

10/08/07 09:17 am
Delivered

Just got it today and this thing is amazing, hopefully that info helped someone.

elbirth
Oct 8, 2007, 03:27 PM
For those who have already received Touch orders from Target- where are they shipping from? China? Some Target warehouse? Apple?

My order is at 'billing information received', just curious how long it will take to make it to California.

I'll report back when I have more info- mine supposedly shipped last night/today but it currently still says "billing information received" so we'll see what's up with that... so far I'm assuming it just means UPS hasn't been by the shipping location yet to actually pick up the packages, but will by the end of the day... I guess we'll see.

madmaxmedia
Oct 8, 2007, 03:36 PM
For those interested, the Target iPods ship from Minnesota.. atleast mine did.

Thanks- that was exactly what I was wondering about. I figured probably MN, but who knows if they were being direct shipped from the factory.

Elbirth- I will post back too. My current status is the exact same as yours. I have a feeling we will both get updated at the same time...hopefully later today.

California King
Oct 8, 2007, 04:04 PM
Mine's about an hour away from my house and it still hasn't given an estimated ship date on ups.com. Did anyone else get a ship date?

madmaxmedia
Oct 8, 2007, 04:07 PM
Mine's about an hour away from my house and it still hasn't given an estimated ship date on ups.com. Did anyone else get a ship date?

What's an hour away from your house? Your local Target?

I don't think Target.com ships from your local store, it ships from their online warehouse (I guess in Minnesota, that's where their HQ is.)

You can't even order online for local pickup like you can with Best Buy or Circuit City, I don't think their web site is integrated very well with the stores yet.

California King
Oct 8, 2007, 04:12 PM
What's an hour away from your house? Your local Target?

I don't think Target.com ships from your local store, it ships from their online warehouse (I guess in Minnesota, that's where their HQ is.)

You can't even order online for local pickup like you can with Best Buy or Circuit City, I don't think their web site is integrated very well with the stores yet.

Yeah, I checked ups.com and it arrived at a city about an hour away from mine. I know it was shipped from Minnesota.

SAN PABLO,
CA, US 10/08/2007 8:21 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN

madmaxmedia
Oct 8, 2007, 04:25 PM
Yeah, I checked ups.com and it arrived at a city about an hour away from mine. I know it was shipped from Minnesota.

SAN PABLO,
CA, US 10/08/2007 8:21 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN

Oh, gotcha. I got confused by your previous question about 'ship date'.

You'll probably get yours tomorrow, it typically goes out on the delivery truck early in the morning.

California King
Oct 8, 2007, 04:32 PM
Oh, gotcha. I got confused by your previous question about 'ship date'.

You'll probably get yours tomorrow, it typically goes out on the delivery truck early in the morning.
Yeah, sorry about the bad wording. I hope I get it tomorrow! :)

elbirth
Oct 8, 2007, 05:00 PM
What's an hour away from your house? Your local Target?

I don't think Target.com ships from your local store, it ships from their online warehouse (I guess in Minnesota, that's where their HQ is.)

You can't even order online for local pickup like you can with Best Buy or Circuit City, I don't think their web site is integrated very well with the stores yet.


fwiw, you can order some stuff online for in-store pickup at Target, but just not with everything. Because of the stock being shifted around so much of the new iPods, the availability will be constantly changing at the various stores, which is my guess why they're not offered for in-store pickup (they can't as easily send it to the store you need it at)... but it could be other factors as well.
If they did offer pickup, I'd be riding down to my closest Target, which is half an hour away from me- the only reason I ordered online anyway was so I could get 10% off and save some money.

Expecto
Oct 8, 2007, 06:31 PM
Gosh, I wish I'd ordered a little bit earlier. You're lucky. Was the Touch on backorder when you ordered? Did it say available in 2-6 weeks? Mine did and I called Target.com and they said they won't get any in until the 14th. That means I'm at least waiting until the 19th. Also, do you remember what your estimated delivery date was, California King? Mine says Nov. 5 - 21st. That's just ridiculous.

madmaxmedia
Oct 8, 2007, 06:46 PM
Gosh, I wish I'd ordered a little bit earlier. You're lucky. Was the Touch on backorder when you ordered? Did it say available in 2-6 weeks? Mine did and I called Target.com and they said they won't get any in until the 14th. That means I'm at least waiting until the 19th. Also, do you remember what your estimated delivery date was, California King? Mine says Nov. 5 - 21st. That's just ridiculous.

I ordered last week, I think estimated delivery was about the same. But over the weekend I got the email that it had shipped (technically UPS was notified to pick it up).

elbirth
Oct 8, 2007, 06:48 PM
Gosh, I wish I'd ordered a little bit earlier. You're lucky. Was the Touch on backorder when you ordered? Did it say available in 2-6 weeks? Mine did and I called Target.com and they said they won't get any in until the 14th. That means I'm at least waiting until the 19th. Also, do you remember what your estimated delivery date was, California King? Mine says Nov. 5 - 21st. That's just ridiculous.

I know you were talking to California King, but I figured I'd chime in here anyway....

I placed my order Saturday night around 8:30pm ET and received my email notifying me that it had shipped yesterday at 9:22pm. When I ordered, Target's website said that it was expecting stock withing 2-6 weeks. Additionally, Target's internal order tracking page says this, which I find kind of hilarious, considering I upgraded to 1-day shipping:

Items shipped on Oct 7, 2007:
Delivery estimate: Oct 7, 2007 - Nov 20, 2007


Up until a few minutes ago my UPS tracking page simply said "Billing Information Received" but it now shows that the origin scan was in Eagan, MN with an expected delivery date of tomorrow, Oct 9.

Now, in case anyone is wondering why I upgraded to 1-day shipping... I was already saving $40 by ordering from Target with a 10% off coupon, and it was only like $18 to get the faster shipping... I was expecting it to take a few weeks to actually arrive, and I also placed an order for an invisible shield... so I was expecting to have the shield first and then when the touch shipped, I'd get it quickly with the faster shipping instead of waiting even longer... and I could open it up and immediately toss it onto the iPod as I did with my last iPod. It seems that won't be the case now, so I guess I'll just be careful with it until the shield arrives and I can put it on. I'm mainly concerned with scratching the back- I may not even put the front cover on.

madmaxmedia
Oct 8, 2007, 07:07 PM
I was expecting to have the shield first and then when the touch shipped, I'd get it quickly with the faster shipping instead of waiting even longer... and I could open it up and immediately toss it onto the iPod as I did with my last iPod. It seems that won't be the case now, so I guess I'll just be careful with it until the shield arrives and I can put it on. I'm mainly concerned with scratching the back- I may not even put the front cover on.

Mine hasn't changed yet, hopefully soon...

Out of the box, the Touch has a clear overlay covering the screen. Just use that to cover the back, and you will be fine until your real protector comes.

Vandi423
Oct 8, 2007, 07:49 PM
I ordered the 8GB version on Oct 3. and it says:

The new Estimated Ship Date for your order is on November 15, 2007 and the new Estimated Delivery Date is on November 20, 2007.

:mad:

Expecto
Oct 8, 2007, 10:15 PM
No email just yet, elbirth and madmaxmedia. Elbirth which saturday did you order? the 6th or the 30th? And madmaxmedia, when last week did you order?

madmaxmedia
Oct 8, 2007, 10:35 PM
I ordered a 16GB Thursday night (the 4th), and got the shipping notification Friday night. But since then it's been stuck at 'Billing Information Received', so I don't think it's actually in transit yet.

Expecto
Oct 8, 2007, 10:40 PM
What?! I ordered Tuesday the 2nd. No fair! Hmm... have you tracked it on ups.com? I wonder if it actually shipped.

madmaxmedia
Oct 8, 2007, 10:44 PM
I tracked it at UPS.com, that's where it says 'Billing Information Received.'

It may not make a difference if you haven't yet, I wouldn't be surprised if both our orders are in transit at the same time.

It does seem odd that I got the notification before you, but I don't think Target.com quite understands the gravity of the situation. ;) I'm sure we'll get our Touch's around the same time regardless.

depiction
Oct 8, 2007, 11:01 PM
I think the 16GB are shipping sooner than the 8GBs. I ordered an 8GB on 9/25 and today status changed to "Shipping Soon". I will probably get UPS shipping notification tomorrow.

elbirth
Oct 9, 2007, 07:07 AM
No email just yet, elbirth and madmaxmedia. Elbirth which saturday did you order? the 6th or the 30th? And madmaxmedia, when last week did you order?

I ordered on October 6, and as of a few hours ago, the UPS tracking page says that it's out for delivery, so I should hopefully be getting it soon (I upgraded to 1-day shipping)

edit: depiction could have a point... my order was for a 16GB for what it's worth

Expecto
Oct 9, 2007, 09:34 AM
That's it. Depiction was correct. I did order an 8GB. I guess the 8GB ones are far more backordered than the 16's. Hey California King, you get yours yet?

California King
Oct 9, 2007, 02:50 PM
It says out for delivery! OMG, I seriously have never been this excited in a long time! :D haha

I hope it's everything I want it to be and more!

elbirth
Oct 9, 2007, 05:43 PM
Mine finally arrived a couple hours ago... today was a very long day waiting for it lol

it seems great, but I just want my invisible skin to get here so I can stick it on the back of it.

California King
Oct 9, 2007, 06:19 PM
I finally got my iPod touch! I'm liking it a lot so far. The keyboard is pretty easy to use. I'm already using two fingers. Worth the wait!

kb3
Oct 9, 2007, 06:46 PM
yes this was def worth the wait and as a matter of fact I am typing this message on it right now at work:D

madmaxmedia
Oct 9, 2007, 06:50 PM
What week did you guys get? I would guess Week 39 or 40?

Mine finally got picked up in MN...

Expecto
Oct 9, 2007, 07:17 PM
I'm happy you all got yours. Really...I am. However, I'll shamelessly whine about the fact that Target hasn't shipped my 8gb. Oh well, I'll wait at least until the 19th.:rolleyes: Have fun with your devices!

California King
Oct 9, 2007, 07:19 PM
I'm happy you all got yours. Really...I am. However, I'll shamelessly whine about the fact that Target hasn't shipped my 8gb. Oh well, I'll wait at least until the 19th.:rolleyes: Have fun with your devices!

When did you order your's? Mine took about 2 weeks from the day I ordered. I got a week 38. Updated it to 1.1.1 and thankfully, it still looks great! :D

elbirth
Oct 9, 2007, 07:30 PM
Mine,which I ordered this past Saturday,is a week 38 as well. It looks fine as far as I can tell and i dont think I'll do any of the "tests" out there to see if it's absolutely flawless.... It looks great and I don't want to make myself dissatisfied somehow unless it's something more obvious.


Btw, this post is from my iPod touch :D

Edit: I didn't have to update this firmware... It was already up to date

Expecto
Oct 9, 2007, 10:30 PM
I ordered last tuesday, October 2nd. I have spoken w/ target.com and they said that 8gb shipments are expected the 14th and the 31st or 1st (couldn't understand her, I was in a crowded mall). With ground shipping that puts me at Oct. 17-19 or Nov. 1-4.

phytonix
Oct 10, 2007, 01:18 AM
i ordered today and it says:

Shipping estimate for these items: November 7, 2007
:eek::eek::eek:

I am not going to open it until they enable calendar editing.
Wait a while if not then I will sell it or return it.

Vandi423
Oct 10, 2007, 12:23 PM
Good news guys. I ordered an 8GB and it says shipping soon. Yesterday it said it wouldn't ship till Nov. 15. However, the delivery estimate says Nov. 20 but I no longer have a shipping estimate. I ordered on October 3rd.



Shipment #1: Shipping Soon We are preparing these items for shipment and this portion of your order cannot be canceled or changed. :)

California King
Oct 10, 2007, 02:28 PM
yeah. I think everyone had a November delivery date but it seems that everyone is getting theirs within one to three weeks.

Expecto
Oct 10, 2007, 04:13 PM
Mine also switched to shipping soon today. How long did it take after shipping soon to ship for those who have theirs?

depiction
Oct 10, 2007, 06:16 PM
Mine also switched to shipping soon today. How long did it take after shipping soon to ship for those who have theirs?

My status changed to "Shipping Soon" very late Monday night. I got the "Your item has shipped" e-mail at 2AM this morning. However, the UPS tracking code says that UPS was notified to pickup the package yesterday afternoon around 4PM. As of now, mine is still waiting to be picked up by UPS.

Expecto
Oct 10, 2007, 09:21 PM
So two days, that's about what I expected.

Vandi423
Oct 10, 2007, 10:08 PM
I got the Shipped E-mail today at 6:13PM PST. I got UPS 2-Day for free so it should be here by Friday. :D

Expecto
Oct 11, 2007, 07:49 AM
I'm kind of anxious, becuase I've yet to receive that e-mail, and Vandi ordered after me.:( I might call target.com again today and see what's up.

Expecto
Oct 11, 2007, 11:23 PM
Holy cow! Sorry to dp, but it says shipped! Notified for pickup. Means I am happy!

Vandi423
Oct 12, 2007, 01:47 PM
I just got my Target order from Oct. 3rd

It says:

1A739

Week 39? :apple:

phytonix
Oct 12, 2007, 01:57 PM
Mine just shipped. I order on 9th I believe.

fussion101
Oct 12, 2007, 04:28 PM
Mine just shipped. I order on 9th I believe.

:eek:you guys are lucky....I ordered on Oct. 9th too. I chose standard shipping and its for the 8gb.

Still stuck on shipping soon:(

Expecto
Oct 12, 2007, 05:13 PM
Last I checked, mine was still on ups.com as Received Billing Info.

fussion101
Oct 12, 2007, 06:01 PM
spoke too soon...

status just updated "CARRIER NOTIFIED TO PICK UP PACKAGE" Estimated Arrival: Nov 28, 2007

:eek::eek: I also ordered a 80gb classic and I got a tracking# 2 days ago but UPS never picked up the package from target. Its friday so now I have to wait even longer:rolleyes:....

DVNIEL
Oct 12, 2007, 07:10 PM
I ordered a 16GB iPod Touch just right now from Target.com.

Used my Target Card promotion and asked for 2-day shipping, came out to about $408 after tax.

*sigh* I'm really sad because Estimated Shipping 11/12 - 11/26, and Estimated Delivery is 11/14 - 11/28.

Any chance that that could get change? I'd really hate to have to wait for a month for this, the reason I bought a touch is to fulfill my hacking needs. My hacking needs needed to be fulfilled yesterday=(

Expecto
Oct 12, 2007, 08:26 PM
well, if you're desperate, Target is not a good bet. Find one locally if that's an option.

madmaxmedia
Oct 12, 2007, 11:48 PM
Pretty sure yours will ship earlier. Their estimates are really long right now because stock is low, but I would guess yours ships before a week has passed...

I ordered a 16GB iPod Touch just right now from Target.com.

Used my Target Card promotion and asked for 2-day shipping, came out to about $408 after tax.

*sigh* I'm really sad because Estimated Shipping 11/12 - 11/26, and Estimated Delivery is 11/14 - 11/28.

Any chance that that could get change? I'd really hate to have to wait for a month for this, the reason I bought a touch is to fulfill my hacking needs. My hacking needs needed to be fulfilled yesterday=(

DVNIEL
Oct 13, 2007, 02:15 AM
Thanks, I hope you're right seeing that some people are getting really late shipment dates and they just change all of a sudden.

DVNIEL
Oct 14, 2007, 12:52 AM
I got an e-mail from Target just earlier. It says that my order has now been shipped, but this is the funny part:

"Delivery estimate: Oct 13, 2007 - Nov 28, 2007"

Wow, can they get anymore broader?

Well, at least I know that my iPod Touch actually exists... somewhere in the world.

Expecto
Oct 15, 2007, 10:49 PM
Well, it's now "in transit". We'll see when i get it.

depiction
Oct 16, 2007, 03:33 PM
I got mine yesterday. So far, I haven't noticed any problems with it. It's size is perfect and it works great. For those interested, it is a week 39. I just applied the Invisible Shield on it; it was kind of a pain to apply the back shield.

Expecto
Oct 16, 2007, 05:33 PM
Well, Mine shipped to friggin Illinois from Minnesota, when a straight shot to OK would have taken around 10 hours. Anyway, it's just left Illinois and will probably be to Tulsa by morning and on my porch by the afternoon.:D One could say I'm excited.

DVNIEL
Oct 17, 2007, 01:26 AM
Good God check out all these scans!!

10/16/07 07:26 pm
Location Scan
West Sacramento, CA

10/16/07 07:16 pm
Unload Scan
West Sacramento, CA

10/16/07 05:52 pm
Arrival Scan
West Sacramento, CA

10/16/07 05:25 pm
Departure Scan
Mather, CA

10/16/07 04:30 pm
Arrival Scan
Mather, CA

10/16/07 03:03 pm
Departure Scan
Des Moines, IA

10/16/07 12:14 pm
Location Scan
Des Moines, IA

10/16/07 11:21 am
Unload Scan
Des Moines, IA

10/16/07 09:44 am
Arrival Scan
Des Moines, IA

10/16/07 09:18 am
Departure Scan
Des Moines, IA

10/16/07 07:55 am
Arrival Scan
Des Moines, IA

10/16/07 03:08 am
Departure Scan
Eagan, MN

10/15/07 06:02 pm
Origin Scan
Eagan, MN

10/15/07 07:30 pm
Billing Information Received



Should receive it in about 12 hours, I can't wait=)

Expecto
Oct 17, 2007, 03:41 PM
Yeah? Mine's smaller, but it's taking for freaking ever.

TULSA,
OK, US 10/16/2007 4:17 P.M. IN TRANSIT TO

HODGKINS,
IL, US 10/16/2007 4:16 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
10/16/2007 11:30 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN

MAPLE GROVE,
MN, US 10/15/2007 9:22 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
10/15/2007 4:56 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN

US 10/11/2007 4:59 P.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED

opnr2000
Oct 17, 2007, 05:10 PM
My 8gb ipod touch is on its way. Although its coming very slow =(, i can't wait... I wonder if it will be week 39 or 40.

OAKLAND,
CA, US 10/17/2007 1:09 P.M. IN TRANSIT TO
SAN PABLO,
CA, US 10/17/2007 1:08 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
EAGAN,
MN, US 10/15/2007 8:33 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
EAGAN,
MN, US 10/13/2007 12:26 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
MAPLE GROVE,
MN, US 10/12/2007 11:42 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
10/12/2007 4:18 P.M. ORIGIN SCAN
US 10/10/2007 1:54 P.M. BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED

Expecto
Oct 18, 2007, 08:13 PM
Got mine at 1:30 today and it's a Week 40! Hoorah!

opnr2000
Oct 18, 2007, 11:17 PM
mine came in today
its a week 38 but serial 1B738*******
But its working great, no negative blacks and the screen test with the colored bars i can see them all on the 1st line. Friggin awsome! :)