anyone else hate fedex?

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  1. einmusiker macrumors 68030

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    if apple used UPS I could call and have my package held for me after 1 delivery attempt. with fedex I have to wait for 3 attempts and then it's held at a ridiculous warehouse way out in brooklyn. so annoying :mad:
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Oh you're in NYC. UPS is better for ground and FedEx is better for air.
     
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    It's either TNT or UPS in the UK, both of which seem ok and quite flexible. There's nothing worse than couriers, that won't be helpful.
     
  5. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    FedEx is far better than UPS.

    They offer even faster service and more pickup choices. That's why Apple uses them.

    It's generally a good idea to become familiar with who you're doing business with.
     
  6. C64 macrumors 65816

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    They're testing out your MacBook Air, that's all. ;)
     
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Apple uses them because their air service is superior to UPS's by a huge magnitude. However, UPS has much better ground service than FedEx, at least in the US.
     
  8. lily69 macrumors regular

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    I try to love Fedex, but my tracking for max out 13" is look like this:


    Date/Time Activity Location Details
    Oct 25, 2010 5:25AM In transit SHANGHAI CN
    Oct 25, 2010 12:04 AM In transit SHANGHAI CN
    Oct 22, 2010 10:50 PM Left FedEx origin facility SHANGHAI CN
    Oct 22, 2010 10:47 PM Picked up SHANGHAI CN Package received after FedEx cutoff
    Oct 22, 2010 8:15 AM Shipment information sent to FedEx


    Three days it's been lingering in Shanghai. :(
     
  9. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    I have bad luck with UPS. Packages come at 9pm, beat up, etc.

    FedEx may not be perfect, but better for me.
     
  10. einmusiker thread starter macrumors 68030

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    this is pretty common. I think apple gets the tracking info way before the product is actually ready to go. Now that it.s moving it wont be long before it gets to alaska and then tennessee. usually is on it's way to your city by monday night I'd guess.

    looks like my only option is to presign for the shipment. I called apple and changed the delivery address to my work but I don't think it went through as it's still showing delivery to my home online.
     
  11. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, but look, at least it has a head start on you. It is 10/25 there ;)
    It usually goes to hong kong next, then alaska where it moves fast.
     

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