Convoluted delivery from China

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Fireball Dragon, May 14, 2015.

  1. Fireball Dragon macrumors 6502a

    Fireball Dragon

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Location:
    Chigwell, England
    #1
    So my Macbook was dispatched 2 days ago. So far, it has had one hell of a journey.

    China > Shanghai (technically also China) >Korea > Kazakhstan > Poland...

    Is this normal? (I am in the UK)
     
  2. naujoks macrumors 6502

    naujoks

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Location:
    London, UK
    #2
    Yup. Wait for it to be stuck in Cologne for 5 days because Apple forgot to include the import papers.
     
  3. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Fireball Dragon

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Location:
    Chigwell, England
    #3
    Anyone had this!? "chanical failure has delayed delivery. We're adjusting plans to deliver your package as quickly as possible."


    Location Date Local Time Activity
    Warsaw, Poland 05/14/2015 10:28 P.M. A mechanical failure has delayed delivery. We're adjusting plans to deliver your package as quickly as possible.
    05/14/2015 7:24 P.M. Arrival Scan
    Almaty, Kazakhstan 05/14/2015 5:22 P.M. Departure Scan
    05/14/2015 3:03 P.M. Arrival Scan
    Incheon, Korea, Republic of 05/14/2015 11:51 A.M. Departure Scan
    05/14/2015 7:32 A.M. Arrival Scan
    Shanghai, China 05/14/2015 4:47 A.M. Departure Scan
    Shanghai, China 05/13/2015 8:52 P.M. Export Scan
    05/13/2015 4:26 P.M. Arrival Scan
    05/13/2015 4:11 P.M. Departure Scan
    China 05/13/2015 1:54 A.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS
     
  4. KrisLord macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Location:
    Northumberland, UK
    #4
    a lot of the early UK shipments skipped poland and went straight from Kazakhstan to Cologne in Germany.

    From Cologne expect them to go to East Midlands/Castle Donnington and then on to your local depot.
     
  5. Mixpower macrumors member

    Mixpower

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #5
    I have exactly the same, I think our orders are in the same shipment!
     
  6. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Fireball Dragon

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Location:
    Chigwell, England
    #6
    This sucks hard. I really thought I'd have it by today or tomorrow. Apple have really been frustrating me with this and the Apple Watch launches.

    Oh, well. Can only 'hope' it does come on Monday now! (And it one piece!)
     
  7. Mixpower macrumors member

    Mixpower

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #7
    Just had contact with the UPS, the plane in Poland had technical problems and could not take off, so there's a delay.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #8
    All of this is quite common when shipping from China. I have seen shipment get to Alaska and then show them going back to China again! It is crazy.

    Sometimes I think it is UPS just messing with some guy waiting on his new toy!
     
  9. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Fireball Dragon

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Location:
    Chigwell, England
    #9
    Thanks for the update. Did they say how much the delay would affect us?

    I am in the UK and delivery was expected for Monday. How about you?
     
  10. Mixpower macrumors member

    Mixpower

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #10
    No problem, my delivery date is Monday, but they said it's probably gonna be Tuesday. They told me to keep an eye on the tracking because they are not sure either, so I have no clue really! lol
     
  11. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Fireball Dragon

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Location:
    Chigwell, England
    #11
    Damn. I just checked and it seems to have departed from Poland now and cleared customs.
     
  12. Mixpower macrumors member

    Mixpower

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #12
    I see, it just arrived in Germany about 2 hours ago.
     
  13. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Fireball Dragon

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Location:
    Chigwell, England
    #13
    Okay, still no movement in Germany. I can imagine it sitting there all weekend now :(
     
  14. Mixpower macrumors member

    Mixpower

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #14
    Well maybe there will be some movement, but I think not much! Here in The Netherlands the UPS does no saturday deliveries! Don't know how they do in the UK..
     
  15. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Fireball Dragon

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Location:
    Chigwell, England
    #15
    UPS have revised my estimated delivery date to Tueaday now. Literally a full week after dispatch. Almost lost my excitement :(
     
  16. Mixpower macrumors member

    Mixpower

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #16
    Mine also changed to Tuesday, really can't believe this! After so mucht hassle with payment and now because of UPS it's taking even longer...
     
  17. thadoggfather Suspended

    thadoggfather

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2007
    #17
    look on the bright side, your rMB is touring the globe and getting some good cultural perspective

    seriously though, that sucks.
     
  18. Fireball Dragon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Fireball Dragon

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Location:
    Chigwell, England
    #18
    That worries me. Can imagine my MacBook in a pallet left sitting in a damp warehouse. Hopefully I receive it without it taking a beating.
     
  19. wardbjuk macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2015
    #19
    Mine departed Kolen first thing this morning, but hasn't arrived anywhere.
    I imagine I'll get an arrival scan in East Mids Sunday night, transport to home depot overnight and out of delivery Monday. Maybe I'm just being ambitious, but my delivery date has now been updated to 18th again, as it was before the tech fault with the A/C.
     
  20. Mixpower macrumors member

    Mixpower

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #20
    Just received my 1.3 Gold, hope you receive yours soon too :)
     
  21. samediff macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 24, 2011
    #21
    Interesting. Mine is also stuck in Poland, although it arrived in Poland a day after yours, and has been stuck there for 3 working days now. Sigh.

    Somehow I don't think it's the same plane. Maybe there's some other problem that they aren't telling us about?

    Warsaw, Poland 05/20/2015 4:33 A.M. A mechanical failure has delayed delivery. We're adjusting plans to deliver your package as quickly as possible.
    Warsaw, Poland 05/19/2015 5:05 A.M. A mechanical failure has delayed delivery. We're adjusting plans to deliver your package as quickly as possible.
    Warsaw, Poland 05/18/2015 1:54 A.M. A mechanical failure has delayed delivery. We're adjusting plans to deliver your package as quickly as possible.
    Warsaw, Poland 05/15/2015 9:19 P.M. Departure Scan
    Almaty, Kazakhstan 05/15/2015 3:18 P.M. Arrival Scan
    05/15/2015 10:31 A.M. Your package is at the clearing agency awaiting final release. / Your package was released by the clearing agency.
    05/15/2015 6:48 A.M. Your package is at the clearing agency awaiting final release.
    Incheon, Korea, Republic of 05/15/2015 11:54 A.M. Departure Scan
    05/15/2015 8:35 A.M. Arrival Scan
    Shanghai, China 05/15/2015 5:57 A.M. Departure Scan
    Shanghai, China 05/14/2015 8:24 P.M. Export Scan
    05/14/2015 5:53 P.M. Arrival Scan
    05/14/2015 5:38 P.M. Departure Scan
    China 05/14/2015 12:03 A.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS
     
  22. bobnugget macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Location:
    Kent, England
    #22
    Hmm mine's on the same shipment... and apparently just left Almaty...
     
  23. samediff macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 24, 2011
    #23
    Interesting, mine too. So either it never really left for Poland, or they had to replace a whole shipment maybe?
     
  24. moxxey macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    #24
    They get 'stuck' in Cologne (for 2, not 5 days) because the entire batch for the EU is sent to Cologne, where they are unpacked and sorted for each country. This can take time to process!
     
  25. samediff macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 24, 2011
    #25
    Sigh, no idea what UPS are doing, the tracking now shows it back in Poland but with another delay.

    Warsaw, Poland 05/20/2015 9:14 P.M. A mechanical failure has delayed delivery. We're adjusting plans to deliver your package as quickly as possible. / Delivery will be rescheduled.
    Koeln, Germany 05/20/2015 8:56 P.M. Arrival Scan
    Warsaw, Poland 05/20/2015 7:30 P.M. Departure Scan
    Almaty, Kazakhstan 05/20/2015 6:07 P.M. Departure Scan
    Warsaw, Poland 05/20/2015 4:33 A.M. A mechanical failure has delayed delivery. We're adjusting plans to deliver your package as quickly as possible.
    Warsaw, Poland 05/19/2015 5:05 A.M. A mechanical failure has delayed delivery. We're adjusting plans to deliver your package as quickly as possible.
    Warsaw, Poland 05/18/2015 1:54 A.M. A mechanical failure has delayed delivery. We're adjusting plans to deliver your package as quickly as possible.
    Warsaw, Poland 05/15/2015 9:19 P.M. Departure Scan
    Almaty, Kazakhstan 05/15/2015 3:18 P.M. Arrival Scan
    05/15/2015 10:31 A.M. Your package is at the clearing agency awaiting final release. / Your package was released by the clearing agency.
    05/15/2015 6:48 A.M. Your package is at the clearing agency awaiting final release.
    Incheon, Korea, Republic of 05/15/2015 11:54 A.M. Departure Scan
    05/15/2015 8:35 A.M. Arrival Scan
    ...
     

Share This Page