Journey of a Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by marclondon, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. marclondon macrumors 6502

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    So my new Mini is racking up air miles. When will it make it to London?


    In Transit 07/06/2019 6:26 Koeln, Germany Departure Scan

    06/06/2019 22:01 Koeln, Germany Arrival Scan
    06/06/2019 17:50 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Departure Scan
    06/06/2019 15:43 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Arrival Scan
    06/06/2019 11:49 Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong Departure Scan
    05/06/2019 16:40 - Your package was released by the clearing agency.
    05/06/2019 19:49 Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong Arrival Scan
    05/06/2019 17:50 Shenzhen, China Departure Scan
    05/06/2019 10:35 - Your package is being processed at the clearance agency.
    05/06/2019 10:35 - Your parcel was released by the customs agency.

    Past Event Shipped 05/06/2019 17:00 Shenzhen, China
    Origin Scan

    Past Event Label Created 05/06/2019 15:41 China
    Order Processed: Ready for UPS
     
  2. Stephen.R macrumors 65816

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    Whenever I order stuff from Apple online here (Thailand store), it ships out of Singapore (where the store operates from)... and 9/10 times, the products are shipped to Shenzhen, then to Bangkok..
     
  3. ancientappleuser macrumors newbie

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    I ordered my new Mac Mini directly from Apple on Sunday the 11th (November).
    It shipped from Shenzhen, China, the next day on Monday the 12th.
    It arrived in Anchorage, Alaska, the next day Tuesday the 13th (5,000 miles).
    It arrived at my mail forwarder in Miami, Florida, the next day Wednesday the 14th (4,000 miles).
    It arrived at my mail forwarder/customs in my Central American country the next day Thursday the 15th (1,000+/- miles).
    It arrived at my mail forwarder in my village on Thursday the 22nd (100+/- miles) ..... it took 7 days!!!!!

    For the last leg, assuming they rode the donkey 12 hours per day, they averaged over 1 MPH.
     
  4. mpfuchs macrumors 6502

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    I ordered mine from B&H on 6/3 and it was delivered on 6/4!
    Sorry, I know we're spoiled here in the US...
     
  5. ancientappleuser macrumors newbie

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    I'm actually an American who is retired here in Central America and yes, I sorely miss the benefit of next day home delivery! However, the quality of life here far outweighs many of the benefits that the US affords. I usually have friends "mule" big ticket items down here but I was very impatient.

    And for the record, one of the issues that held up my Mac was that the customs folks thought the Mini was a wireless access point and not a computer as indicated on the invoice.
     
  6. marclondon, Jun 7, 2019
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    marclondon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    EDIT - they've sent it 100 miles north to Tamworth. What a waste.

    7/06/2019 20:45 Tamworth, United Kingdom
    Arrival Scan


    So an update - it was just 20 miles away and then left there so why not with me now? Think they've put it in a warehouse and will deliver on Monday....

    07/06/2019 17:24 Stanford Le Hope, United Kingdom
    Departure Scan

    07/06/2019 16:47 Stanford Le Hope, United Kingdom Arrival Scan
     
  7. Boyd01 macrumors 601

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    LOL, I was thinking the same thing. Ordered a 2014 2.8ghz Mini that B&H was blowing out for $529 (with free shipping) about 5:00PM on Wednesday. Fedex dropped it off at noon on Thursday. :D
     
  8. marclondon thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Should add though mine's BTO - could have gone to any Apple store in London and bought a stock model same day or next day delivery.
     
  9. mpfuchs macrumors 6502

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    That's the great thing about B&H. They stock BTO models. Mines the i7/8GB/512GB
    Well, it's out of stock now, since the had it $100 off all week.
     

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