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Racingboy
Aug 2, 2010, 12:23 PM
This morning I ordered an iPad camera kit with a delivery date of 3 weeks. Around noon I noticed that it was already prepared for shipment!

A few moments ago, I received a mail that my order has been shipped! First 3 weeks an now it's not even 1 day!



TraceyS/FL
Aug 2, 2010, 12:39 PM
Please tell me you are NOT in the US....

0101001
Aug 2, 2010, 01:01 PM
Mine too... Just ordered.

Racingboy
Aug 2, 2010, 02:58 PM
No, I'm from Belgium...

TraceyS/FL
Aug 2, 2010, 04:32 PM
No, I'm from Belgium...

Good!

Mine was ordered June 15 and I'm still waiting! LOL!

Racingboy
Aug 2, 2010, 04:34 PM
Wow thats almost for 2 months!

brulafu
Aug 2, 2010, 04:38 PM
Im currently in the Apple Store within the Fashion Mall in Las Vegas and am currently looking at 6 on the shelf....hold on make that 5.....

Im a happy man now :)

**EDIT** I've just spotted another shelf with 10 items...so there are about 12 in store.

Looks like they are coming out now :)

TraceyS/FL
Aug 2, 2010, 05:45 PM
Good!

Mine was ordered June 15 and I'm still waiting! LOL!

Oh gee I'm tired. It was July 15! Oops!

Wow thats almost for 2 months!

It's a long time, but not that bad yet....

I wonder if 6:45 is to early to go to sleep???? :o

Clix Pix
Aug 2, 2010, 07:53 PM
I was at my local Apple store this afternoon and although I was there for something else, of course glanced over the display of iPad accessories.....I saw a small container labelled Camera Connection Kit dangling in front of my eyes. Blinked. It was still there. I reached out, pulled a package from the rack, staring. Disbelief. The CAMERA CONNECTION KIT!!?!?!? IN MY HAND?? I clutched it fervently in case it might escape. I have only been waiting since April for this thing.....

YEE-HAW!!!!!! I managed to hang on to it and wrestle it up to a friendly Apple associate and pay for it before it eluded me again. WOW!!!! Now it is here at home with me but I have not experimented with it yet.

highdefjunkie
Aug 2, 2010, 08:21 PM
UNREAL!! I ordered mine on July 17 and it said 6-8 weeks with a delivery date of September 2nd. And yet their site says 2-3 weeks. Tried calling them but had to hang up after being on hold for almost 2 hours. :mad:

brulafu
Aug 3, 2010, 05:59 PM
I was at my local Apple store this afternoon and although I was there for something else, of course glanced over the display of iPad accessories.....I saw a small container labelled Camera Connection Kit dangling in front of my eyes. Blinked. It was still there. I reached out, pulled a package from the rack, staring. Disbelief. The CAMERA CONNECTION KIT!!?!?!? IN MY HAND?? I clutched it fervently in case it might escape. I have only been waiting since April for this thing.....

YEE-HAW!!!!!! I managed to hang on to it and wrestle it up to a friendly Apple associate and pay for it before it eluded me again. WOW!!!! Now it is here at home with me but I have not experimented with it yet.

Exactly the reaction I had.....:)

iFerd
Aug 3, 2010, 07:42 PM
UNREAL!! I ordered mine on July 17 and it said 6-8 weeks with a delivery date of September 2nd. And yet their site says 2-3 weeks. Tried calling them but had to hang up after being on hold for almost 2 hours. :mad:
The Apple Store on the web now is reporting a 7-10 day delay until shipping. Sounds like they are catching up.

vastoholic
Aug 3, 2010, 09:59 PM
Wow. I'm in the US and ordered on July 21st. It's already been delivered. Came from Canada, or so the fed ex tracking said so.

troubleonline
Aug 4, 2010, 03:45 AM
I too was shocked when the camera kit I ordered yesterday with a 2-3 week shipping advice was dispatched last night and has an estimated delivery date of 6 August! Though it does also state on the tracking allow 5-10 for delivery :confused:

I was being organised and getting my order placed in plenty time for my hols in September but I might even get it for this weekend :D

Hoping this will stop me from taking my MB on hols as well - especially since the main reason I bought the iPad was to take instead of my MB!

Racingboy
Aug 4, 2010, 03:05 PM
I've received it today! Made a video (unboxing and first use) on Youtube, you can watch it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xuKeT4lO2M

0101001
Aug 5, 2010, 10:33 AM
Mine also, we ordered the same time.
I am in the US.

Racingboy
Aug 5, 2010, 11:05 AM
It's just an, how to say in Steve words, amazing device! :D

TraceyS/FL
Aug 5, 2010, 11:23 AM
Mine also, we ordered the same time.
I am in the US.

I was just getting ready to call on mine and see it has been prepped for shipment. Not overjoyed that someone that ordered after the 15th got theirs sooner, but at least i can now stalk my mail person.

Why the heck is this thing coming US Postal Service????? :eek: I guess that is my "free shipping" customer service gave me 'eh? :rolleyes:

Hey Jude
Aug 5, 2010, 12:31 PM
I was just getting ready to call on mine and see it has been prepped for shipment. Not overjoyed that someone that ordered after the 15th got theirs sooner, but at least i can now stalk my mail person.

Why the heck is this thing coming US Postal Service????? :eek: I guess that is my "free shipping" customer service gave me 'eh? :rolleyes:

Be thankful --- ordered mine on June 25th and it shipped August 3rd...one would think that backlogged orders would get priority:)

Jude

MCRunning
Aug 5, 2010, 12:58 PM
WTF mine is still back ordered. Ordered mine at the end of june :(

TraceyS/FL
Aug 5, 2010, 01:08 PM
Be thankful --- ordered mine on June 25th and it shipped August 3rd...one would think that backlogged orders would get priority:)

Jude
I ordered June 15th, with an original ship date of Aug 26.

WTF mine is still back ordered. Ordered mine at the end of june :(
I ordered mid-June and it just now shipped - so you should be coming up, but i'm not happy that people that ordered after us are getting theirs first....

BMP84
Aug 5, 2010, 01:31 PM
UNREAL!! I ordered mine on July 17 and it said 6-8 weeks with a delivery date of September 2nd. And yet their site says 2-3 weeks. Tried calling them but had to hang up after being on hold for almost 2 hours. :mad:

Same boat, I wonder if I should cancel and re-order.

TraceyS/FL
Aug 5, 2010, 01:38 PM
Same boat, I wonder if I should cancel and re-order.

I'd reorder - but not cancel until you can talk to someone! Mine is prepped for shipment (this morning) with an original order date of June 15th.

BMP84
Aug 5, 2010, 02:01 PM
I'd reorder - but not cancel until you can talk to someone! Mine is prepped for shipment (this morning) with an original order date of June 15th.

Alright, just got off the phone will Apple.

They added another one to my order, checked delivery date, and canceled the old one. I moved up the line a bit, sorry to anyone who is still waiting.

Rep said,

"This is stupid, you think people who backordered would receive priority..."

Moved up on my July 16th order, from Delivers Sept 2nd to Aug 24th.

Better than nothing, but definitely not 7-10 days.

TraceyS/FL
Aug 5, 2010, 02:29 PM
Alright, just got off the phone will Apple.

They added another one to my order, checked delivery date, and canceled the old one. I moved up the line a bit, sorry to anyone who is still waiting.

Rep said,

"This is stupid, you think people who backordered would receive priority..."

Moved up on my July 16th order, from Delivers Sept 2nd to Aug 24th.

Better than nothing, but definitely not 7-10 days.

I hope you just didn't muck yourself up, I think you would have shipped in the next day or so on that original order.

My status hasn't changed (and neither had someones that already got theirs early last week), so Apple is still saying August 26th, but it should go out tonight.

That was why i suggested keeping it two orders - and canceling the new one if it shipped before it. The UK orders appeared to have been able to update the Ships/Delivers date - but not us here in the US. Go figure!

BMP84
Aug 5, 2010, 06:25 PM
@Tracey

I hope so too, what I should have done was ordered it launch day. But I thought they would have more than one available on launch here, I was wrong.


I check a few times a week locally, but we don't have a Apple store here. So I am counting on the dreaded Best Buy, and MacAuthority store.

0101001
Aug 5, 2010, 06:30 PM
Only wish it would work on micro sd from phones, any get it to work?

TraceyS/FL
Aug 5, 2010, 06:34 PM
@Tracey

I hope so too, what I should have done was ordered it launch day. But I thought they would have more than one available on launch here, I was wrong.

I check a few times a week locally, but we don't have a Apple store here. So I am counting on the dreaded Best Buy, and MacAuthority store.

We only have a small market best buy, so no apple products other than iPods/phones. I haven't even bothered to check! At least you have another store to check! LOL!

I'm actually going to be in Orlando tomorrow for the first time since I ordered, which means I probably could buy one - as mine is shipping. Figures. But at least i know I didn't pay the extra $15 in gas for it right?

I hadn't talked myself into it at launch, so that is my excuse :D

Here is hoping we both have them soon, and everyone else in this backorder mess.

BMP84
Aug 5, 2010, 06:50 PM
@Tracey

That's how it always works, that, and you will see a million of them AFTER you get yours.

TraceyS/FL
Aug 5, 2010, 06:54 PM
Well, now that someone posted a pic of the box I at least will know I'm seeing it! :p

Dragonfly47
Aug 6, 2010, 05:50 AM
Ordered July 15th. Projected shipping Aug 26th.

Finally got a FedEx shipping number this morning. Projected delivery now Aug 11th.

TraceyS/FL
Aug 6, 2010, 06:37 AM
Ordered July 15th. Projected shipping Aug 26th.

Finally got a FedEx shipping number this morning. Projected delivery now Aug 11th.

Same order date and I got the notice this morning too - it must have gone into junk though because I don't see it! (I have my email forwarded to my phone - so i got the short SMS version).

Wonder how mine ended up shipping? Off to hunt down the email!

OK, it's shipping FedEx from China, should be here the 12th it says.

iCrizzo
Aug 6, 2010, 07:02 AM
I walked in Apple store in Georgia and they had them in stock. Pick me one up right away!

TraceyS/FL
Aug 6, 2010, 10:52 AM
I walked in Apple store in Georgia and they had them in stock. Pick me one up right away!

I'm going to end up At the apple store today, wonder how many I will see? LOL!

MCRunning
Aug 6, 2010, 12:17 PM
I ended up walking in Best Buy and they had two. I bought both, see if my friend wanted one

swirlybee
Aug 6, 2010, 01:54 PM
Ordered mine on Jul 30th and it shipped on Aug 4th.

TraceyS/FL
Aug 6, 2010, 02:54 PM
Well, the florida mall didn't have any when i was there!

cleanup
Aug 6, 2010, 11:18 PM
Random question,

presumably the USB adapter is the exact same one that was sold with the iPod Photo years ago? Would it still work?

Not that I have one, just wondering.

BMP84
Aug 7, 2010, 12:24 AM
Little update for you guys, my CCK shipped yesterday morning. Will be here by the 12th, glad that changing orders didn't hurt me.

I was nervous. Glad I had support :apple:

opticalserenity
Aug 7, 2010, 04:19 AM
I walked in Apple store in Georgia and they had them in stock. Pick me one up right away!

Which? I was going to stop at Perimeter Apple store today...

cleanup
Aug 7, 2010, 08:29 AM
Only wish it would work on micro sd from phones, any get it to work?

Get a micro sd to sd adapter for a few bucks. should have come with your phone, really.

Built
Aug 7, 2010, 10:29 AM
Just bought iPad day before yesterday (8/5). Purchased camera connection kit through Apple.com yesterday around noon (8/6).

The receipt said it would ship on Aug 20, with delivery around Aug 25.

Received notification last night that it has ALREADY shipped, with delivery around Aug 12. It's on its way from China...already.

Really fast service and for anybody on the fence, they are shipping fast.

TheBritishBloke
Aug 7, 2010, 10:35 AM
I'm on holiday in Munich, Germany. The apple store here got a shipment in today and they had 50 on the shelves, and was told that there were even more in the back, obviously apple is catching up on manufacturing now. I picked one up :D

Oh and just to let people know. You can even plug in your iPhone to the iPad and import photos from that to your iPad.

Built
Aug 7, 2010, 11:06 AM
I'm on holiday in Munich, Germany. The apple store here got a shipment in today and they had 50 on the shelves, and was told that there were even more in the back, obviously apple is catching up on manufacturing now. I picked one up :D

Oh and just to let people know. You can even plug in your iPhone to the iPad and import photos from that to your iPad.

I wish that the Apple.com site would offer a way to check store inventory. Considering that even Target and Walmart, as well as Best Buy and even Frys, offers this, I don't see why they can't do this.

It would make it so much easier to purchase things from there as opposed to other sources.

TheBritishBloke
Aug 7, 2010, 11:27 AM
I wish that the Apple.com site would offer a way to check store inventory. Considering that even Target and Walmart, as well as Best Buy and even Frys, offers this, I don't see why they can't do this.

It would make it so much easier to purchase things from there as opposed to other sources.

You can email or phone the store.

It's normally quite easy to figure out the stores email if it's not on a previous receipt you've got.

E.g. This store is on 'rosenstrasse'. The email is rosenstrasse@apple.com

The manchester trafford centre store in UK is traffordcentre@apple.com

Easy enough to figure out :D

Built
Aug 7, 2010, 11:41 AM
You can email or phone the store.

It's normally quite easy to figure out the stores email if it's not on a previous receipt you've got.

E.g. This store is on 'rosenstrasse'. The email is rosenstrasse@apple.com

The manchester trafford centre store in UK is traffordcentre@apple.com

Easy enough to figure out :D


I've called my local stores before and find that the information they give me can be spotty.

I should try the email route...but would really love to see a store inventory system on the apple.com website. Much faster and easier...and certainly not beyond the realm of possibility as so many other retailers have it.

TheBritishBloke
Aug 7, 2010, 11:42 AM
I've called my local stores before and find that the information they give me can be spotty.

I should try the email route...but would really love to see a store inventory system on the apple.com website. Much faster and easier...and certainly not beyond the realm of possibility as so many other retailers have it.

Yeah I admit it is weird that they don't do this. I get they don't want to guarantee anything, and do it all on first come first serve.

Built
Aug 7, 2010, 12:03 PM
Yeah I admit it is weird that they don't do this. I get they don't want to guarantee anything, and do it all on first come first serve.

True...especially because I am sure that some people flip out when they get to, let's say, a Best Buy store after checking the store inventory online, and then find that it was inaccurate!

TheBritishBloke
Aug 7, 2010, 03:33 PM
True...especially because I am sure that some people flip out when they get to, let's say, a Best Buy store after checking the store inventory online, and then find that it was inaccurate!

Exactly. And a lot of the time with online reserve systems where you don't have to pay first, people never turn up.

iFerd
Aug 7, 2010, 05:16 PM
I'm a big fan of the Best Buy system - you pay for it when you order it online for in store pickup. They confirm your order and tell you by email when your order is ready. You have eight days to pick up. They don't have to worry about no-shows, I don't have to worry about whether the item will be available when I get there or pay for shipping.

That's pretty much it, though, about what I like about Best Buy.

TheBritishBloke
Aug 8, 2010, 05:45 AM
I'm a big fan of the Best Buy system - you pay for it when you order it online for in store pickup. They confirm your order and tell you by email when your order is ready. You have eight days to pick up. They don't have to worry about no-shows, I don't have to worry about whether the item will be available when I get there or pay for shipping.

That's pretty much it, though, about what I like about Best Buy.

Thats a good idea. But I think apple are happy that people are still buying loads in their stores even without this ;)

Dragonfly47
Aug 9, 2010, 03:40 PM
Ordered July 15th. Projected shipping Aug 26th.

Finally got a FedEx shipping number this morning. Projected delivery now Aug 11th.

Same order date and I got the notice this morning too - it must have gone into junk though because I don't see it! (I have my email forwarded to my phone - so i got the short SMS version).

Wonder how mine ended up shipping? Off to hunt down the email!

OK, it's shipping FedEx from China, should be here the 12th it says.

Mine just showed up today. A couple of days early. Had to sign for it, too.

TraceyS/FL
Aug 9, 2010, 04:48 PM
Mine just showed up today. A couple of days early. Had to sign for it, too.

Oh thanks, I'll check my tracking and stick a thing on the door since i will be gone tomorrow!

Eta: looks like mine will show tomorrow unless they put some funky hold on it, it is in Orlando!

Ganges
Aug 9, 2010, 08:54 PM
My arrived today, and I just Jail broke yesterday in preparation.....

TraceyS/FL
Aug 10, 2010, 12:20 PM
Oh thanks, I'll check my tracking and stick a thing on the door since i will be gone tomorrow!

Eta: looks like mine will show tomorrow unless they put some funky hold on it, it is in Orlando!

Mine is here!! Had to have been my regular fedex guy, it hit my door at 9:26, thankfully he was smart enough to notice the signed release on the door :D

BMP84
Aug 11, 2010, 01:00 PM
Mine arrived this morning as well, glad me changing my order didn't make me miss out on this batch of shipments.

Works as advertised, and will greatly help with field storage. When I'm out, or in a shoot, I now know that I have more than 4 CF cards, and didn't have to watch my trigger finger!

TraceyS/FL
Aug 11, 2010, 01:15 PM
I need a new CF reader... Mine draws too much juice. I did play with the USB keyboard though! Lol!

Unfortunelty there was a bag of "trash" that got put in the trash can a few weeks ago from the car. My gut is telling me that my new stylus tough camera was in that bag.... :(

So here i sit with the CCK for a camera that went missing due my kids negligence.... Sigh.... I should sell their iPod touch to replace it I guess, except they need that for school stuff.... Maybe in another 4 years i will have enough extra $ to rebuy it (how long it took me to get this P&S).