How many UK'ers waiting for TNT?

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  1. icecavern macrumors regular

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    So how many of you guys are in the UK waiting for a TNT delivery?

    Looks like TNT have f***ed up big time and my MBP17 is still sitting in Shanghai airport, even though they picked it up from Apple on the 6th... :mad:

    Pete
     
  2. icecavern thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just realised I posted this in the wrong section, was supposed to be in the buying section, could anyone move it for me? :(
     
  3. liketom macrumors 601

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    thats not TNT who is doing that part of the delivery its the nagal+ someone -
    as soon as you mac reaches europe then TNT will take over

    normal ish times

    china to europe - from 2-6 days
    europe to you - 2-4 days

    smile though as TNT WILL F*** it up for you somewhere alone there small line;)
     
  4. icecavern thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well originally the order said ship by the 8th, delivery by the 10th. Then it shipped on the 6th and delivery changed to by the 12th. Now it's the 15th... I've never bought from the Apple store before and I have to say the experience isn't that great, if FedEx can deliver them in the US why can't TNT get them to the UK sooner.

    Wish they'd used UPS, it would be here by now :(
     
  5. m2uk macrumors regular

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    Shipping to Europe is a joke with Apple Store and their "logistics partner".

    So many bad experiences :( The Yankees wouldn't put up with it though.
     
  6. icecavern thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well once it arrives I'll definately be giving Apple some feedback, at this rate it'll be mid next week before I get it, which is some way off the 2-3 days shipping they quoted.

    Pete
     
  7. harrinp1 macrumors member

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    My order is the same. Took the slow rickshaw from factory to Airport
    and is now stuck there. Was originally meant to ship on the 12th with
    delivery on the 18th so I can't really complain too much.
     
  8. assscat macrumors regular

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    08 May 2006 12:00 Pudong International Airport Potential Connection Delay
    06 May 2006 22:00 Shanghai Shipped From Originating Depot
    06 May 2006 15:40 Shanghai Consignment Received At Transit Point


    Potential connection delay!!! What does that mean? Stupid couriers... :mad: :mad:
     
  9. icecavern thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah that's what mine says... Basically it sounds like they screwed up and didn't put the crate on the plane :mad:
     
  10. harrinp1 macrumors member

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    Same here. I noticed that the Date on the Apple tracking page changed from the 12th to the 15th a long while before the update to the TNT tracking.
     
  11. SamJ macrumors member

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    i got an iMac delivered on the 29th March. Funnily enough mine went throught the nagel+ peole but actually got transferred to UPS instead of TNT. My order confirmation even said it would ship with TNT. You might be in luck with UPS after all...
     
  12. assscat macrumors regular

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    No such luck - the info above is from TNT's tracking, so they've aleady got hold of the shipment in Shangai.

    If they simply forgot (or whatever!) to put the crate on the plane, then we should see some movement ASAP. I do hope that's all that went wrong...
     
  13. icecavern thread starter macrumors regular

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    Doesn't matter why it's not left shanghai, it hasn't and it's not looking hopeful for this week now :(
     
  14. assscat macrumors regular

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    Yeah, that's pretty poor from TNT/Apple. I was hoping to get it by the weekend at least, and now it's looking like next Monday :mad: But there's nothing we can do except sit and wait... My worry is that it's going to be one of those snafus where the consignment goes AWOL and noone takes responsibility for it i.e. we don't see our MBPs until sometime late June.

    Rant: honestly - putting a consignment on a plane; just how difficult do TNT find that?! It's their business, it should be a core competency. And what's worst is that I have no option, no choice to use a more reliable carrier - I've got to accept the carrier of Apple's choice. :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  15. XIII macrumors 68040

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    TNT were pretty great with my iMac. Took just over 2 days from Shanghai to my house (arrived at 7 in the morning on the 3rd day).
     
  16. assscat macrumors regular

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    To be fair, TNT have been fine in the past with all of my other Apple purchases. No complaints there. But that doesn't get my MBP out of Shanghai any sooner...
     
  17. icecavern thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've never really had good experiences of TNT, almost as bad as ANC in my book :eek:
     
  18. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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    Tnt

    Can I just add that I've just had excellent experience with TNT.

    They tried to frop off my Miglia USBTV thingon Friday afternoon - I had just missed them. Anyway it was like 23:00 that Friday, and I thought, "Would it hurt to call the number and see what they can do?"

    I hadn't expected anyone to pick up - but a bloke picked up and askedfor my reference. To cut a long story short, he said he'd try to put it out for the Saturday delivery - it was in my hand 10hours after that!

    Well done bloke in the Luton TNT place - you're a legend. Even the guy who delivered the thing seemed in a great mood. Great service, well done TNT, very happy!!

    FireArse
     
  19. PatrickF macrumors 6502

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    I found the tracking between Shanghai and Amsterdam/Arnhem non-existant when I ordered my 15" MBP. I couldn't even use the old method of checking Kuehne & Nagel's tracking for that part of the journey.

    Took about 4 days I think for mine to get to The Netherlands (although part of that was over the weekend).
     
  20. dcv macrumors G3

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    Your "shipping" email from the Apple Store should give an estimated arrival date. In most cases (and from previous purchases) I think this is approximately a week for macs and a couple of days for any other hardware bits to the UK. I've had only positive experience purchasing from the Apple Store and I'm sure it was TNT who delivered on at least one of those occasions. Patience is a virtue ;)
     
  21. icecavern thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes the shipping email does, but the apple site and TNT are now moving this date as it appears they're still stuck in Shanghai. I'm sure it's a cock up on someones part or customs holding the shipment and it'll soon work it's way here.

    I'm just peeved that I don't have my shiney new toy :(
     
  22. assscat macrumors regular

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    This from Apple:

    "Estimated Delivery Date: 15 May 2006 (Subject to change)
    Current Delivery Status: In Transit to Customer - Shipment on Schedule"


    It sure is easy for the shipment to be "on schedule" when the estimated delivery date keeps changing to compensate for the "scheduled" delays in delivery… :mad:
     
  23. Wellander macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    I am sorry for asking this off topic question.
    And sorry if I am stupid.
    But what is TNT? A shipping company? Soemthing different?
    Thanks.
     
  24. assscat macrumors regular

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    Yep, it's a courier service, like UPS, DHL etc. (only it's not all that good at shipping out of Shanghai…).
     
  25. harrinp1 macrumors member

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    Trinitrotoluene or a courier company.
     

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