Left Shanghai and arrived in Shanghai?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fryday444, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. fryday444 macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2011
    I ordered my first custom Mac and so it is shipping out of China. My shipping status looks like this:

    SHANGHAI CN Sep 21, 2011 9:00 PM At local FedEx facility
    SHANGHAI CN Sep 20, 2011 5:42 PM Left FedEx origin facility
    SHANGHAI CN Sep 20, 2011 3:56 PM Picked up

    Does this make sense to anyone? When do you think it will be on a plane out of China?!?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's normal. You will most likely receive it on or before the estimated delivery date. Relax and be patient.
  3. fryday444 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Apple must get charged a crap-load for shipping! I used the free option and it says it will be here Tuesday...less then a week away!
  4. jlc1978 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2009

    Nah - they have a special deal with FedEx given the weight they move.

    As for your question about Shanghai - it probably represents being picked up from Apple, arriving at Fedex' local sort facility and then going to the Shanghai hub in preparation of being loaded on a plane. Stuff doesn't always go right to the hub; even in the same city as they hub.
  5. mojohanna macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    The OP is gonna freak when this makes a stop in Alaska for customs clearance and plane refueling!
  6. fryday444 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Doubt it...I'm a pilot :)

    EDIT: Doubt I'll freak...not doubt it will stop in Alaska.
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    I wouldn't worry about anything. I've received some really weird shipping routes as well :D
  8. MacinDoc macrumors 68020


    Mar 22, 2004
    The Great White North
    I've had items from Apple that came from Shanghai, went to Alaska, then one or two places in the midwest U.S., then back west to Vancouver, east to Winnipeg, then north to Edmonton and finally to their destination in Calgary.
  9. fryday444 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Thankfully I'm in the Midwest U.S. :D

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