Apple's Expedited shipping fee useless?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by edtorious, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. edtorious macrumors 65816

    edtorious

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    If I order iPhone 5s only now and opt for this expedited shipping fee, will they really expedite the shipping? Has anybody ordered after the weekend launch and got a shipping confirmation right away? :confused:
     
  2. redlinux macrumors regular

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    I think the expedited shipping only applies when your item has left their warehouse. Meaning if you order now and the item ships on October 1, 2013, then the expedited shipping starts on October 1st so that it will be 2-3 business days from October 1, 2013. Otherwise, it will be much longer than that.

    my 2 cents..
     
  3. StevenT42 macrumors 6502

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    For me, the expedited shipping was only earlier by one day. It wasn't worth it to me.
     
  4. edtorious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    How much longer it would be then if it's not expedited?
     
  5. Dstopsie macrumors 6502a

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    I paid the fee and then got it refunded because they are shipping all the phones on expedited basis so it was a waste of money. My phone was supposed to be delivered tomorrow but is on truck for delivery today. My friends who didn't pay for expedited shipping are getting theirs today too
     
  6. redlinux macrumors regular

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    I don't know how much longer. Perhaps somebody can comment about this. Unfortunately for me, my shipping was pushed to "October" which really sucks. I guess I'll just have to wait.
     
  7. pat.micunnis macrumors regular

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    It's useless ... complete waste of money AND expectations.

    Last Friday morning, I ordered 2 phones (TMOBILE 32gb Silver & ATT 32gb Silver). For the ATT, I decided to opt for the expedited shipping.

    Ironically, my TMOBILE is arriving today (via std shipping). And my ATT ("expedited") arrives tomorrow.

    I have tried to ask for a refund but no luck so far. I'll try again. The wait time to talk to a live person at 800-APPLE is insanely long!
     
  8. Eosblue macrumors member

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    My story is that I ordered my phone online at att. com just after midnight on Sep 20th. I DIDN'T select "overnight". When the dust settled, I receive an email saying I could expect my new IP between Oct 21-Oct31.

    Later, on Saturday (about a day and a half after ordering), I received an email saying my phone had left the warehouse in Ft Worth and I could expect it to arrive by Monday no later than 8PM.

    The phone DID arrive around noon on Monday. Don't know if I had selected "overnight" if I would have received the phone on Sunday or not. I think I received expedited shipping, but whatever it was, it was free. Overnight would have been around $15 more.
     
  9. pat.micunnis macrumors regular

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    cool story bro... but OP was askin' about apple's expedited shipping
     
  10. Beezy253 macrumors 6502

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    I paid for 2-3 day, then Apple.com waived the fee due to long hold times on launch day.


    My phone was supposed to be delivered tomorrow (the 26th), but UPS changed the delivery date to the 25th (today).

    I believe there are a couple who selected Standard Shipping, and they won't be receiving their phones until tomorrow.
     
  11. sparkhill macrumors regular

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    I ordered a minute or two after midnight and later called back to add expedited shipping. My phones arrive today and I was charged $6 per phone. It was a waste of money and I probably won't waste even more time trying to get the money back.
     
  12. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Definitely not. None of the shipping carriers deliver on Sunday. Only way would've been by direct courier, but that costs way more than $15. :)
     
  13. cristovao macrumors 6502a

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    I opted to stick with standard shipping but since our shipping estimates to Canada were much longer (8-11 Oct which was then pushed back to 10-16 Oct a couple of days later), I decided to call them and ask for free expedited shipping...which they gladly did. That, and a change of shipping address to my work and now I'm looking at 4-9 Oct instead.
     
  14. thematt macrumors member

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    I paid for the expedited shipping and got my phone Tuesday. Idk if it helped, but i'm happy I got it yesterday!
     

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