2-3 day shipping, is it legit?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by aphan, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. aphan macrumors member

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    I'm ordering a customized MacBook and I'm in Southern California. Build-to-orders ship from China if I'm not mistaken. If I'm ordering either tomorrow or Saturday, is it worth it to opt for 2-3 day shipping?

    Anyone from California who bought a BTO?
     
  2. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    In Southern CA, near Thousand Oaks. Ordered a 17'' BTO last Fri the 12th. Upgraded the CPU to 3.06 GHz and the HDD to 7200 RPM. Ordered the free ipod touch too.

    Website told me it would take 5-7 business days to build and ship and I'm out of town next week so I didn't even bother with the 2-3 day shipping. Turns out it was ready to ship by Monday night

    My tracking info up to now:

    Jun 18, 2009 8:19 AM
    On FedEx vehicle for delivery
    CANOGA PARK, CA

    Jun 18, 2009 7:39 AM
    At local FedEx facility
    CANOGA PARK, CA

    Jun 18, 2009 2:08 AM
    Departed FedEx location
    OAKLAND, CA

    Jun 17, 2009 9:48 PM
    Arrived at FedEx location
    OAKLAND, CA

    Jun 17, 2009 5:23 PM
    Departed FedEx location
    ANCHORAGE, AK

    Jun 17, 2009 9:35 PM
    Int'l shipment release
    ANCHORAGE, AK

    Jun 17, 2009 1:27 PM
    Arrived at FedEx location
    ANCHORAGE, AK

    Jun 17, 2009 6:28 PM
    Picked up
    SHANGHAI CN
    Package received after FedEx cutoff

    Jun 17, 2009 4:03 PM
    In transit
    SHANGHAI CN

    Jun 15, 2009 10:55 PM
    Shipment information sent to FedEx


    The Fedex tracker still says the notebook won't be here til the 23rd, which is nonsense since it's already in the truck out for delivery. Canoga Park is about 20 minutes away from where I live, so unless they're planning to keep the package in the truck for the next 5 days, I should get the computer today.

    So my BTO that said it would take 5-7 business days to build was built in a day. And I didn't pay for 2-3 day shipping but got it anyway
     
  3. Yesterday macrumors newbie

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    i've had bad experiences with fedex keeping my package until the estimated delivery date...
     
  4. johndawg1973 macrumors newbie

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    I wouldn't use 2-3 day shipping...

    I ordered my MBP 13" last Thursday and it's still in SHANGHAI!

    What good is 2 day shipping at this point?
     

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