My iPod shipping from China, odd...

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  1. Bobcat37 macrumors member

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    Check the tracking number

    Anyone else have their iPods ship from China? Is Apple out of them in California or something? Or for that matter, there is an Apple store just 15 minutes from my house that probably has plenty of iPods... so why China?!?!

    I hope it survives the longer journey overseas ;)

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  2. stoid macrumors 601

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    They are constructed either at plants in China or Taiwan. They ship directly from the manufacturing plant. Chill.
     
  3. krimson macrumors 65816

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    Hopefully you didn't get a Podi by mistake. ;) :D

    j/k, you shouldn't worry bout it.
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Where do you think many of your electronics comes from?
     
  5. hotwire132002 macrumors 65816

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    My iPod shipped from China as well. That's where they're manufactured.
     
  6. mklos macrumors 68000

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    So why didn't you just go down to that Apple Store and buy one?
     
  7. Bobcat37 thread starter macrumors member

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    :eek: I hope not!

    Oh I know where a lot of electronics are manufactured... that doesn't mean they will ship directly from there. Everything I have ordered from Apple in the past has come from CA, so I was surprised to see the iPod coming directly from China.

    Student discount + Cram & Jam promo.

    Ah ok, did it take very long? See the reason I was a bit bummed about it was because since I live in CO, usually stuff from Apple in CA takes only 2 days tops. I was hoping to get the iPod by tomorrow for a roadtrip I'm taking this weekend, but I doubt that is going to happen now! Oh well...
     
  8. dejaentendu macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately, it probably won't arrive by tomorrow. :( It still has to go through all those other checkpoints (Anchorage?).
     
  9. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    Again, Why didn't you go to the Apple Store? You can get those deals there too.
     
  10. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    OMFG, you mean my electronics and shoes are not MADE IN USA? :D
     
  11. Bobcat37 thread starter macrumors member

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    I got a BTO Powerbook. Does that help clarify? :)

    Maybe I'm wrong but I don't think you can get BTOs at their physical stores.
     
  12. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    no. american kids are no good at assembling nikes or ipods.

    i'm much more partial to having 7 year old chinese boys make my Cross Trainers.
     
  13. dejaentendu macrumors newbie

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    Yesterday I said...
    But it did! Man, why did mine take so long to get here...
     
  14. Bobcat37 thread starter macrumors member

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    It did! I was shocked! Not to mention that it was here at like 9AM this morning :eek:

    Bobcat *hearts* FedEx...
     
  15. stoid macrumors 601

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    They can do it much better as a matter of fact! Unfortunately, pesky federal laws keep our manufacturers from doing that, so they have to outsource to the inferior production facilities overseas. ;)


    (Please don't flame me, I'm just kidding) :eek:
     

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