APPLE Shipping speed?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by DSign, Nov 10, 2005.

  1. DSign macrumors newbie

    DSign

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    Hai there I'm waiting on my Powerbook 17" with the 7200 HD when I ordered it (2 november) Apple said it will be deliverd the 10th of november. Right now I'm still without my Powerbook :( .


    If I look at the delivery status it says,

    Shipment Picked Up SHANGHAI, SH, CN 07 Nov 2005 00:30
    Depart Terminal SHANGHAI, SH, CN 08 Nov 2005 18:05

    Does anyone who also orderd a PB has any clue how long it takes from Shanghai to your home.:confused:
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

    liketom

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    better then my Refurb i bought last friday -

    so far it started out in Germany then went to China and is now in Holland !


    the Powermac been sat there in holland smoking weed for 3 days nearly - hehe i just hope it's collecting air miles
     
  3. DSign thread starter macrumors newbie

    DSign

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    LOL :D

    I guess the are assembled in Holland, a girl from the apple heldesk also says that the PB stays at the dutch customs for serveral days :mad:
     
  4. chucknorris macrumors 6502a

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    Utrecht is a beautiful place. You should consider yourself lucky!
     
  5. DSign thread starter macrumors newbie

    DSign

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    Tanx,

    But if I´m a Chinese boy from Shanghai I would have my Powerbook right now!;)
     
  6. liketom macrumors 601

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    just phoned Apple up asking why my Powermac is sat there in Holland for 3 days , they say customs are holding it up :( it's not like it's smuggerling drugs or anything.

    anyone have any idea how long the Dutch customs spend drooling over my Powermac

    3 days iCandy has gotta be the limit
     
  7. DSign thread starter macrumors newbie

    DSign

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    I think it cost me 45 Minutes to get to the holy place where your Powermac is.:cool:

    Utrecht --> Shiphol Airport 45 Min.
     
  8. James.Paul macrumors regular

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    Looks like my iPod is sat with your powerbook. It's been there since 3rd November!!!!
     
  9. bigwig macrumors 6502a

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    At least your items are moving. I ordered a refurb iMac 20" Monday, and its estimated ship date is the 14th:mad: A week until it even starts moving, on an item listed as "1-2 day" availability. Fortunately, they've already charged for and shipped Applecare:confused:
     
  10. liketom macrumors 601

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    thats the thing i could have jumped on a overnight ferry from Hull to Rotterdam and gone a got it my self quicker

    :(
     
  11. liketom macrumors 601

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    not too sure whats thats all about - but my powermac is still stuck in the warehouse with around 14-16 Dutch Blokes staring at it and drooling

    go on Mr Dutch man , pick it up and put it on the next flight outta there to the UK ;)
     
  12. Nome82 macrumors newbie

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    Hellova long plane trip

    My imac G5 has been on a plane from Shanghai since 7th November, I would have thought that they would have run out of fuel by now!
     
  13. Bear macrumors G3

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    Did Apple say deliver by the 10th? Or did they say it would ship by the 10th? In the US at least, Apple normally only gives an estimate of when something will ship by.

    The only thing Apple has given deliver by dates in the US has been on preorders of some software.
     
  14. liketom macrumors 601

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    this is one good thing for that RFID tags that some parcel firms are trialing

    keep track of it real time
     
  15. Nome82 macrumors newbie

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    I would have thought that Apple would be employing freight companies with the latest technology to transport our precious cargo!
     
  16. liketom macrumors 601

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    they have sort of... i have 14 Dutch men keeping an eye on mine :D

    o what i'd give for a widget that tracks it LIVE that would make my life so much less streefull
     
  17. Nome82 macrumors newbie

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    Can you get one of those?? If you can, I'm up for that!
     
  18. DSign thread starter macrumors newbie

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    They said delivered on the 10th, it shipped on the 7th!:(

    I would see a widget with a live camera tracking system so you can guard your shipment;)
     
  19. Cuckoo macrumors 6502

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    It really is....
     
  20. DSign thread starter macrumors newbie

    DSign

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    Especially the neighbourhood Kanaleneiland! :rolleyes:

    Thats my supadupa place to be!;)
     
  21. alien macrumors member

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    I've been waiting for my PowerMac for almost 3 weeks now... consider yourself lucky that it's not even 2 weeks yet.
     
  22. liketom macrumors 601

    liketom

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    what Power did you order ?

    new or refurb ?
     
  23. DSign thread starter macrumors newbie

    DSign

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    At the Apple store I ordered:

    the new Powerbook 17" with the 7200 HD option
    Edirol (Roland) Monitor Speakers
    Bluetooth Apple Keyboard

    Only the PB ships from China

    I also orderd: (NOT at the Apple store)

    1 Gig Kinston RAM 4200 533
    Crumpler Backpack/Laptop/DSL bag (very very nice bag)
    Wacom Intuos3 A5


    And whats the funny thing about it all I'm still waiting on my PB and got al the non Apple store items already at home. :confused:
    (and ordered it all later)

    As they call a Apple program "Quicktime" they can call there delivery service "Slowtime"! ;)
     
  24. alien macrumors member

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    I ordered the new Dual 2 with the graphics upgrade to the 6600 (as stated in my signature, ram is coming from outside source) ;)
     

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