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Old Jun 14, 2009, 10:56 PM   #1
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What time does fedex deliver?

I keep reading about how people are waking up early for the fedex guy/gal. Do they really ship early in the morning around 8? Also can we just pick it up at the fedex store to avoiding waiting?
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Old Jun 14, 2009, 10:57 PM   #2
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Here at WA, they usually come around my neighborhood around 11AM so I think it depends where you're located at.
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Old Jun 14, 2009, 10:57 PM   #3
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All FedEx packages are delivered at exactly 10:56AM.
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Old Jun 14, 2009, 10:58 PM   #4
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Okay. Apple ships em out early. Fedex holds them until the 19th. They get put on your trucks that day. Whenever the fedex guy normally gets around your house during your route, thats when it will be dropped off. WE have no way of knowing when that point in time is, so yeah...
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Old Jun 14, 2009, 11:04 PM   #5
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No one can answer this question for you, all depends on the route of your local fedex truck. For me fedex tends to deliver between 10 am and 1 pm and UPS typically between 1pm-5pm. I really hope it gets here earlier in the morning, i can't wait anymore.
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Old Jun 14, 2009, 11:17 PM   #6
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I keep reading about how people are waking up early for the fedex guy/gal. Do they really ship early in the morning around 8? Also can we just pick it up at the fedex store to avoiding waiting?
How long is a piece of string?
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Old Jun 14, 2009, 11:27 PM   #7
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Old Jun 14, 2009, 11:31 PM   #8
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Oh boy oh boy I love these threads right when a new product is announced.

I'm the worst, my guy always comes after 1, and yet, I get the day off, I get up at 7 and basically wait ... and wait ... and wait and check the window everytime I hear a car ... then wait more.

And the problem is, lately I've been doing this way too much.
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Old Jun 14, 2009, 11:31 PM   #9
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Yeah. This is a real personal thing. Your only hope of getting any answer that will help you is if someone from down your street posts here. Fedex can deliver any time between 8am and 7pm depending on where you are on the driver's route.

Oh. And you almost certainly can not go to the central FedEx location to pick it up on Friday; you can generally only do this after they've made an attempt to deliver.
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Old Jun 14, 2009, 11:37 PM   #10
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Oh boy oh boy I love these threads right when a new product is announced.

I'm the worst, my guy always comes after 1, and yet, I get the day off, I get up at 7 and basically wait ... and wait ... and wait and check the window everytime I hear a car ... then wait more.

And the problem is, lately I've been doing this way too much.
I hadn't been on the Mac in a few hours, but when I got back on, I sure smiled when I saw this thread. My first thought was "...and so it begins!".

I enjoy being part of the launch of a new product. I was in line for the 1st gen, skipped the 3G (I'm on wifi most of the time and have GPS in the Jeep), but the new CPU/GPU pushed me over the edge last night. This time, though, I'll be camped out in my recliner waiting for the "wells fargo wagon"
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Old Jun 14, 2009, 11:42 PM   #11
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I've had Fed Ex deliver as early as 8AM and as late as 3PM but they deliver between the hours they open and the hours they close.

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Old Jun 15, 2009, 12:04 AM   #12
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does fedex deliver on saturdays?
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 12:04 AM   #13
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Okay. Apple ships em out early. Fedex holds them until the 19th. They get put on your trucks that day. Whenever the fedex guy normally gets around your house during your route, thats when it will be dropped off. WE have no way of knowing when that point in time is, so yeah...
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Yeah. This is a real personal thing. Your only hope of getting any answer that will help you is if someone from down your street posts here. Fedex can deliver any time between 8am and 7pm depending on where you are on the driver's route.

Oh. And you almost certainly can not go to the central FedEx location to pick it up on Friday; you can generally only do this after they've made an attempt to deliver.
It will ship when they say it will ship. FedEx will not hold on to your package if they get it early just because Apple wants them to, they get way too many packages to be able to keep track of what to hold for how long and what not to. Especially for bulk shipments like these. Apple will ship when they want you to get it. You can easily put a hold on your package and pick it up at the FedEx terminal if it is BEFORE the van leaves for delivery or after it gets back in the evening.
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 12:17 AM   #14
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It will ship when they say it will ship. FedEx will not hold on to your package if they get it early just because Apple wants them to, they get way too many packages to be able to keep track of what to hold for how long and what not to. Especially for bulk shipments like these. Apple will ship when they want you to get it. You can easily put a hold on your package and pick it up at the FedEx terminal if it is BEFORE the van leaves for delivery or after it gets back in the evening.
Excuse me. Yes. They will.
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 08:23 AM   #15
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does fedex deliver on saturdays?
For an extra fee which is NOT included in the standard delivery for either Apple or AT&T
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 08:27 AM   #16
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Depends which overnight service is used. Standard is by 3 PM, Priority is 10:30 AM for most areas.
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 08:28 AM   #17
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it all depends on what color hair your fedex delivery guy has.
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 08:28 AM   #18
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My experiences with FedEx are as follows. Of course these vary from location to location:

- All trucks are loaded and on the road by 6:00AM.
- Deliveries to my house are no later than 11:30AM, except near Christmas, then they come as late as 8:00PM, sometimes with multiple stops at my house the same day.
- I've never been able to pick up a package at a FedEx depot until at least 1 delivery attempt was made. I've been told (numerous times) they need to attempt to deliver it at least once before you can pick it up.
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 08:29 AM   #19
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All FedEx packages are delivered at exactly 10:56AM.

That's almost the exact same snarky comment I was going to leave, until I decided to give an actual, helpful response.

The FedEx man will show up at either the exact moment you start lathering your hair with shampoo in the shower or the exact moment you begin using loud yard equipment in your backyard.

It's a fact.
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 08:32 AM   #20
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This is an easy one. He shows up exactly 5 minutes after my wife goes to the grocery store. He is like Sex Panther, 60% of the time, he works every time.

I don't even need to google maps the Fedex station anymore. I know where it is because I always have to drive over there after 7pm.
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 08:33 AM   #21
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Former FedEx driver... Here's the breakdown:

First Overnight delivers by 9am
Priority Overnight by 10:30am
Standard Overnight by 3pm

If the driver doesn't meet these deadlines, the station takes a hit and he looks bad.

Pretty sure they're going to be using the Standard Overnight option.
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 08:46 AM   #22
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They deliver at whatever time they arrive at your house.
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 11:55 AM   #23
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You can easily put a hold on your package and pick it up at the FedEx terminal if it is BEFORE the van leaves for delivery or after it gets back in the evening.
This is seriously a YMMV situation. I've never been able to have FedEx do this for me (i.e. hold a package so I can pick it up) until after they've tried to deliver. Maybe I've just had bad luck, but it's not always "easy."
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 11:56 AM   #24
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the fedex truck will show up as soon as your butt cheeks hit the seat.
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UPS always seems to arrive about 5 minutes before their 7:00PM deadline. I certainly hope FedEx is quicker.
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