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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:04 PM   #1126
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I just did the same and it says: Ships in January...
The time for it to be ready to ship, and the time it spends shipping are two different things...
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:08 PM   #1127
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Wow, do you think its too late to ask for priority? Im in the US, and expecting a 12/18..
I keep seeing people post 12/13, and I wish Id payed extra for the express shipping now.
If you are already in Preparing for Shipment, it's too late to change shipping method.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:13 PM   #1128
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:13 PM   #1129
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Actually, here:
THANK YOU!

I just called Apple and upgraded my shipping for free (standard to 2-3 day) Instead of delivery between 24th and 31st, now I'm quoted the 20th through the 27th!

Thanks for the heads up!
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:23 PM   #1130
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Anyone from Canada get updated to "Preparing for Shipment"?...ordered my 27" around 5 AM EST on the 30th and am still waiting for a status change...Called Apple yesterday to inquire on the timing of the delivery, was "upgraded" to Expedited Delivery and my estimated receive day moved up to now be between 21-31/DEC. Same message as some others have posted showed up as well after the call "Delivers 21 Dec - 31 Dec via Expedited Shipping (excl. gift cards) - Free"

Becoming impatient....
I live in PEI, Canada and still waiting for a status change as well. I ordered my BTO 27" on Nov 30th around 6:00pm eastern. I called Apple a few days ago to get expedited delivery and gave me free expedited. Now my new delivery date is Dec 31st - Jan 3rd. Moved up by 3 or 4 days! I doubt if I'll have by Christmas though.

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Mine changed to preparing for shipment this morning. Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

So for those of you who's status has changed to shipping approximately how long did you have to wait to see that change and get your tracking number ?
When did you order yours and the time of day? I'm from Canada also so there maybe movement of this long awaited gift to the north of the US border!!!
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:25 PM   #1131
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Am in New Zealand and ordered within 1 hr of store opening on 30th Nov. 27" BTO with SSD. Now preparing to ship (delivers 21 - 27 Dec)
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:30 PM   #1132
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I think they might have got a late start out yesterday. See the bit below about "package received after fedex cutoff" on the 10th. Doesn't seem to effect the ETA though. Still 13th by 10"30 am:

Dec 11, 2012 8:08 PM
In transit
SHANGHAI CN
Dec 11, 2012 8:03 PM
International shipment release - Import
SHANGHAI CN
Dec 10, 2012 6:02 PM
Left FedEx origin facility
SHANGHAI CN
Dec 10, 2012 6:01 PM
Picked up
SHANGHAI CN
Package received after FedEx cutoff
Dec 10, 2012 2:23 AM
Shipment information sent to FedEx
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:34 PM   #1133
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THANK YOU!

I just called Apple and upgraded my shipping for free (standard to 2-3 day) Instead of delivery between 24th and 31st, now I'm quoted the 20th through the 27th!

Thanks for the heads up!
No problem. I'm surprised it didn't change automatically... That's messed up! I guess new orders FROM THIS POINT FORWARD will receive free 2-3 day shipping by default... but previous orders (even if they haven't shipped yet) will not be changed from standard to 2-3 day unless you call in.

I called in last week to try and pay for a 2-3 day shipping upgrade, but they ended up upgrading me for free at that time. Now that they started this new promotion, my order page changed to "Delivers Dec 21 - Dec 28 via 2-3 Business Days (excl. gift cards) - Free". I guess it's because I was already listed as having 2-3 day shipping.

So... If anyone has an order with standard shipping that's currently processing, you should call in and request free 2-3 day shipping, since that's what is offered on their site. Not sure if this applies to people outside of the US.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 01:39 PM   #1134
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I think they might have got a late start out yesterday. See the bit below about "package received after fedex cutoff" on the 10th. Doesn't seem to effect the ETA though. Still 13th by 10"30 am:

Dec 11, 2012 8:08 PM
In transit
SHANGHAI CN
Dec 11, 2012 8:03 PM
International shipment release - Import
SHANGHAI CN
Dec 10, 2012 6:02 PM
Left FedEx origin facility
SHANGHAI CN
Dec 10, 2012 6:01 PM
Picked up
SHANGHAI CN
Package received after FedEx cutoff
Dec 10, 2012 2:23 AM
Shipment information sent to FedEx

I have that notice too on the Fedex 1st shipment, and was hoping it wont effect anything with the delivery schedule. My guess is that they got in 1 minute after cutoff but with such a big load they still got everything out alright.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:02 PM   #1135
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So once they ship, is the average date of delivery 3 days from then? Talking about the continental United States.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:09 PM   #1136
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So once they ship, is the average date of delivery 3 days from then? Talking about the continental United States.
about . yes. The slowest part is getting out of China customs.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:13 PM   #1137
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about . yes. The slowest part is getting out of China customs.
Hell I dont care if it sits in China a week, just get rolling
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:17 PM   #1138
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about . yes. The slowest part is getting out of China customs.
I'm trying to decide how long I'll wait before I need to change the shipping address to where I'll be for the holidays. If it ships within the next few days, it'll be here before I leave...
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:34 PM   #1139
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I'm trying to decide how long I'll wait before I need to change the shipping address to where I'll be for the holidays. If it ships within the next few days, it'll be here before I leave...
From the first date it posts on the tracking # info, it looks to be 3 days from there unless it comes late and misses getting out for some reason.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:37 PM   #1140
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From the first date it posts on the tracking # info, it looks to be 3 days from there unless it comes late and misses getting out for some reason.
What about a delay in the "preparing to ship" phase? I'm not in that phase yet... but do you know of any that spent days in that status?
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:44 PM   #1141
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What about a delay in the "preparing to ship" phase? I'm not in that phase yet... but do you know of any that spent days in that status?
I'll let you know if I'm still in "Preparing for Shipment" tonight at 23:30 PST
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 02:44 PM   #1142
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about . yes. The slowest part is getting out of China customs.
Not the custom's issue.
The vendor is located in an area only focuses on exporting. All the stuff they make inside this area must either be sent out of the country or go through the custom as "imported commodity".

So from my experience of supply chain management, the parcel merging process from the express makes this happen.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:00 PM   #1143
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What about a delay in the "preparing to ship" phase? I'm not in that phase yet... but do you know of any that spent days in that status?
That could happen if the credit card is slow to approve I suppose. Otherwise it's about a day there.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:04 PM   #1144
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Three days after shipping? Mine already lists as having done its 'export scan' in Shanghai but my delivery date is the 17th (outside of Washington DC). A full 7 days after its origin scan on the 10th.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:08 PM   #1145
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I'm getting mine delivered to Melbourne Australia

Fusion adds a bit of a delay
I'm wondering if its the Fusion adding delay or because I got a free Magic Mouse....
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:09 PM   #1146
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I'm wondering if its the Fusion adding delay or because I got a free Magic Mouse....
Fusion doesn't add delays in the sense that we don't know anything about why/what does. I ordered my maxed out iMac with the standard 1TB 7200rpm, and mine's still processing.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:10 PM   #1147
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Three days after shipping? Mine already lists as having done its 'export scan' in Shanghai but my delivery date is the 17th (outside of Washington DC). A full 7 days after its origin scan on the 10th.
That's odd. UPS or Fedex? It should come sooner once it move along some more.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:20 PM   #1148
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Expedited Shipping on anything backordered

I just called Apple to update my shipping to expedited. The rep that I talked to stated that any backordered item is shipped out with the fastest shipping method automatically (i.e., expedited shipping). He was nice enough to still update my shipping officially to expedited, but he really thought it was unnecessary because all the iMacs are currently backordered (hence the free expedited shipping as the only option now for new orders).

So, not sure anyone needs to worry about getting an upgrade, but I will admit it certainly is nice to see the delivery estimates go from the 2nd-8th down to the 28th-4th.
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:20 PM   #1149
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Has anyone with an Estimated delivery date of 31-7 had any updates (Cancel, Button Removed, Preparing for Shipment, or Shipped??).
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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:24 PM   #1150
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That's odd. UPS or Fedex? It should come sooner once it move along some more.
Shipped via UPS. Maybe the delivery date will update the next time it gets scanned somewhere. I originally said the 18th in the shipping confirmation email I received. When it showed up on the UPS site it listed EoD the 17th.
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