Slow boat [from] China . . .

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sturob, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Anyone else frustrated?

    My MBA left Shanghai on 2/2, according to FedEx. It's been in the same status, "LEFT ORIGIN SHANGHAI CN" ever since. I mean, seriously.

    Eh, it'll get here. Unless it's been Shanghaied, that is.

    So many China references. Hmm. . .
    :cool:

    Stuart
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    give fedex a call if you want real update

    it might be casue of the snowstorm there and chinese new year coming up
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Mine is on that same slow boat. What kills me is that I could just drive over to the Grove and pick up one tonite. I am never preordering again.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    You just have to preorder very early is the trick. My MBA got here thursday but I ordered at 10:40am on Jan 15.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    I wasn't that early but I preordered at 11:50am.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    I preordered at about that time (10:40 or thereabouts). Who knows why mine's taking a while.

    I just checked, and now it still says it's left Shanghai but won't be delivered until Monday. Boo hoo. :(

    Eh, I'll get over it. ;)

    Stuart
     
  7. macrumors G5

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    Apple typically use expressed airmail, but even that can get tied up in customs.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not to ship orders into the US (or within the US); domestically they use FedEx more or less exclusively.

    Everything I've ordered from them over the past 5+ years has been FedEx. I hate FedEx, and when I asked the Apple Store online if they'd use another shipper they suggested picking up the item at a local Apple Store, since Apple has some kind of deal with FedEx.

    Stuart
     
  9. macrumors member

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    I woke up this morning and saw this on simpletracking:

    Timestamp Location Short Description
    2/6/2008 5:49:00 PM INCHEON, KR Left FedEx Ramp
    2/6/2008 1:50:00 PM SHANGHAI, CN Left FedEx Ramp
    2/4/2008 10:53:00 AM SHANGHAI, CN Left FedEx Origin Location
    2/4/2008 10:50:00 AM SHANGHAI, CN Pickup status
    2/4/2008 10:47:00 AM SHANGHAI, CN Pickup status

    Has anybody else have/seen their MBA go through Incheon, South Korea? Any thoughts on where it might be headed now?
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    My guess would be that it's being rerouted due to the weather.

    But no, I've not seen South Korea.

    I'd call and ask where they are sending it to. I'd also wonder if you got the right tracking number.
     
  11. macrumors G5

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    Apple changes carrier once in awhile (probably due to better rate). Apple was using another carrier (yellow logo) few years ago.
     
  12. macrumors member

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    So I called FedEx, who fowarded me to the international shipping division, who told me that my item was on a bulk freight so connected me to the international service center, where the lady seemed to know what she was talking about.

    She told me that it did indeed leave Shanghai, went through Incheon, and is on the way to Anchorage. Said I should expect my computer on Friday, which seems reasonable.
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Apple Communication Device: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    Ahh, a happy ending. Sorry, just had to do it.
     

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