APPLE Shipping speed?

DSign

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Hai there I'm waiting on my Powerbook 17" with the 7200 HD when I ordered it (2 november) Apple said it will be deliverd the 10th of november. Right now I'm still without my Powerbook :( .


If I look at the delivery status it says,

Shipment Picked Up SHANGHAI, SH, CN 07 Nov 2005 00:30
Depart Terminal SHANGHAI, SH, CN 08 Nov 2005 18:05

Does anyone who also orderd a PB has any clue how long it takes from Shanghai to your home.:confused:
 

liketom

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better then my Refurb i bought last friday -

so far it started out in Germany then went to China and is now in Holland !


the Powermac been sat there in holland smoking weed for 3 days nearly - hehe i just hope it's collecting air miles
 

DSign

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the Powermac been sat there in holland smoking weed for 3 days nearly - hehe i just hope it's collecting air miles
LOL :D

I guess the are assembled in Holland, a girl from the apple heldesk also says that the PB stays at the dutch customs for serveral days :mad:
 

liketom

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just phoned Apple up asking why my Powermac is sat there in Holland for 3 days , they say customs are holding it up :( it's not like it's smuggerling drugs or anything.

anyone have any idea how long the Dutch customs spend drooling over my Powermac

3 days iCandy has gotta be the limit
 

bigwig

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At least your items are moving. I ordered a refurb iMac 20" Monday, and its estimated ship date is the 14th:mad: A week until it even starts moving, on an item listed as "1-2 day" availability. Fortunately, they've already charged for and shipped Applecare:confused:
 

liketom

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DSign said:
I think it cost me 45 Minutes to get to the holy place where your Powermac is.:cool:

Utrecht --> Shiphol Airport 45 Min.
thats the thing i could have jumped on a overnight ferry from Hull to Rotterdam and gone a got it my self quicker

:(
 

liketom

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SpaceMagic said:
not too sure whats thats all about - but my powermac is still stuck in the warehouse with around 14-16 Dutch Blokes staring at it and drooling

go on Mr Dutch man , pick it up and put it on the next flight outta there to the UK ;)
 

Nome82

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Nov 10, 2005
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Hellova long plane trip

My imac G5 has been on a plane from Shanghai since 7th November, I would have thought that they would have run out of fuel by now!
 

Bear

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DSign said:
Hai there I'm waiting on my Powerbook 17" with the 7200 HD when I ordered it (2 november) Apple said it will be deliverd the 10th of november. Right now I'm still without my Powerbook :( .


If I look at the delivery status it says,

Shipment Picked Up SHANGHAI, SH, CN 07 Nov 2005 00:30
Depart Terminal SHANGHAI, SH, CN 08 Nov 2005 18:05

Does anyone who also orderd a PB has any clue how long it takes from Shanghai to your home.:confused:
Did Apple say deliver by the 10th? Or did they say it would ship by the 10th? In the US at least, Apple normally only gives an estimate of when something will ship by.

The only thing Apple has given deliver by dates in the US has been on preorders of some software.
 

liketom

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Nome82 said:
My imac G5 has been on a plane from Shanghai since 7th November, I would have thought that they would have run out of fuel by now!

this is one good thing for that RFID tags that some parcel firms are trialing

keep track of it real time
 

Nome82

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Nov 10, 2005
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I would have thought that Apple would be employing freight companies with the latest technology to transport our precious cargo!
 

liketom

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Nome82 said:
I would have thought that Apple would be employing freight companies with the latest technology to transport our precious cargo!
they have sort of... i have 14 Dutch men keeping an eye on mine :D

o what i'd give for a widget that tracks it LIVE that would make my life so much less streefull
 

Nome82

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Nov 10, 2005
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liketom said:
they have sort of... i have 14 Dutch men keeping an eye on mine :D

o what i'd give for a widget that tracks it LIVE that would make my life so much less streefull
Can you get one of those?? If you can, I'm up for that!
 

DSign

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Nov 3, 2005
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Utrecht - The Netherlands
Did Apple say deliver by the 10th? Or did they say it would ship by the 10th? In the US at least, Apple normally only gives an estimate of when something will ship by.
They said delivered on the 10th, it shipped on the 7th!:(

o what i'd give for a widget that tracks it LIVE that would make my life so much less streefull
I would see a widget with a live camera tracking system so you can guard your shipment;)
 

alien

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I've been waiting for my PowerMac for almost 3 weeks now... consider yourself lucky that it's not even 2 weeks yet.
 

DSign

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Nov 3, 2005
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Utrecht - The Netherlands
At the Apple store I ordered:

the new Powerbook 17" with the 7200 HD option
Edirol (Roland) Monitor Speakers
Bluetooth Apple Keyboard

Only the PB ships from China

I also orderd: (NOT at the Apple store)

1 Gig Kinston RAM 4200 533
Crumpler Backpack/Laptop/DSL bag (very very nice bag)
Wacom Intuos3 A5


And whats the funny thing about it all I'm still waiting on my PB and got al the non Apple store items already at home. :confused:
(and ordered it all later)

As they call a Apple program "Quicktime" they can call there delivery service "Slowtime"! ;)