MacBook stuck - "Regulatory agency clearance delay"

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  1. tallest macrumors newbie

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    My MacBook is stuck in Indianapolis under "Regulatory agency clearance delay" and has been since 5:43AM (1:30AM if you count all the way back to it's arrival).

    I know that others have made it through customs and out of Indianapolis in a couple of hours. Is anyone else in the same boat? does anyone know how long a clearance delay can last?

    Thanks,
    Aaron
     
  2. AJBMatrix macrumors 6502

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    You should not have added the optional "Ounce" to the shipment. I know it was a cheap add-on but the chance of it not getting past those dogs and them ripping it appart just to find it would make me cry.

    J/K, never really heard of that happening before.
     
  3. Krevnik macrumors 68030

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    That is rather unusual. Mine got released early this morning and is still scheduled to be delivered tomorrow, but I am not sure.

    Oh and to give you an idea, mine was in Indiana for over 30 hours before it finally left just a couple minutes ago (4:21 pm CST, 2/21).
     
  4. pd0x macrumors newbie

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  5. aplasticspork macrumors regular

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    Mine is almost exactly the same, our macbooks were obviously on the same airplanes.

    [​IMG]

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    No, Seattle. Can't speak for the OP though.
     
  6. tallest thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nope, not Canada.

    I'm in New Mexico and I don't care as long as they get it to me before the weekend. I was just a little worried, I've heard horror stories about all the shipping companies, although I haven't had problems with any of them (But I don't do much international shipping).
     
  7. tallest thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's nice to know that I'm not the only one, though.

    Aaron
     
  8. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    I'm in the same boat. I'm in Wisconsin though
     
  9. Mord macrumors G4

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    /me wanders if their has been a macbook heist
     
  10. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    If there was, who's with me to go on a manhunt?
     
  11. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    If Mine was help up like that id be calling fedex and asking if I could just drive down and pick it up. Would be worth it.
     
  12. tallest thread starter macrumors newbie

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    MANHUNT!!! :D

    (I figure I'll call them tomorrow and start buggin' 'em if it doesn't get moving)
     
  13. Krevnik macrumors 68030

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    And pretty pointless. If it is held up in customs, then they can't release it to you for any reason what-so-ever. And in this case, it is held up in customs.
     
  14. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    Well mine was released at 9:13 PM
    Should hopefully be here tomorrow now.
     
  15. tallest thread starter macrumors newbie

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  16. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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  18. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    But it would of been released by the time a person would of arrived. Genius.
     
  19. rockandrule macrumors 6502

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    Maybe Apple is transporting heroin in your packages. :rolleyes: Don't you guys feel like badasses now??
     
  20. aplasticspork macrumors regular

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    Mine is exactly the same. I just hope the Int'l stands for initial rather than international. :p
     
  21. 0andre0 macrumors newbie

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    mine's on the same flight from shanghai...

    crazy that our macbooks are all still in indy now, but will be with us so soon...

    we should keep in touch--this small group of us--be interesting in a year to share pics of our desktops, etc...

    the feb 23 10:30 am's....
     

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  23. tallest thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And now I've departed Memphis. Not that much of improvement, but I'm movin'!
     
  24. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    They cloned it! You're getting two! :p
     
  25. tallest thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bam! Just like that, "On FedEx vehicle for delivery"


    :D (really, I can't stop smiling)
     

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