Macbook Pro delivery confusion

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  1. theking79 macrumors 6502

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    I live in the UK, I ordered a macbook pro 15.4" on friday, it is a custom one because I put 4gb of ram in it, now I had an email yesterday saying it had been shipped, its only been one working day.

    In that email it says my order will be delivered on or before the 1st of may, on the website it says it will be delivered tomorow.

    It also says on the order statement the following "In transit to destination country - next updates expected in 4-5 business days."

    So im thinking, tomorow seems way too quick and unlikely because its a custom build, and so does 1st of may, so which one would you think is the right date?
     
  2. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    whats the point of asking when we think ur mac is going to come? Just chill out and wait for it.
     
  3. edblor macrumors regular

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    The OP is excited. I know I'd be :) Yippeeee, new MBP!

    Anyway, if you got an e-mail confirming it shipped, did it have a tracking number?
     
  4. theking79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes got a tracking number
     
  5. theking79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I sort of need to know when it is coming to make sure someone is at my house to sign for it.
     
  6. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    i would go by what the tracking number says. always the most accurate in my experience.
     
  7. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    +1 for the tracking number. When it enters my state, it usually arrives that day or the next, depending on what time it arrived at the depot.
     
  8. theking79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    INCHEON,
    KR 04/28/2009 10:54 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN

    KOELN (COLOGNE),
    DE 04/28/2009 1:16 A.M. PACKAGE DATA PROCESSED BY BROKERAGE. WAITING FOR CLEARANCE / RELEASED BY CLEARING
    AGENCY. NOW IN-TRANSIT FOR DELIVERY

    INCHEON,
    KR 04/28/2009 7:49 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN

    thats the latest ive got with my tracking number
     
  9. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    Incheon, Korea is where the majority of exports leave Korea. i would say it'll be there in 3-5 days

    EDIT: didnt see that you are in the UK. when my shipments left Korea it took about 3-5 days to get to me in Boston. probably the same for the UK as well.
     
  10. theking79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks, its funny how it says cologne, which is in germany before that.
     
  11. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    that's probably where the bank is. they had to get authorization for payment
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I'd assume they shipped by DHL and Germany is where DHL is based?
     
  13. Robbbin macrumors newbie

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    Mine took two days to get from Korea to the Netherlands. Yours might need one extra day, but not longer.

    Apple uses UPS for shipments.
     
  14. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    really? i thought they used FexEx.
     
  15. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    I've gotten stuff from Apple from DHL (repairs only), UPS and FedEx.
    They typically use Fedex for large boxes. I've gotten software, smaller stuff from the online store through UPS though.
     
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  17. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    ok. that's good to know. i havent ordered much from apple like two products and they always came from FedEx. and the plane crash that happened that effect some computer deliveries was a FedEx plane. RIP.

    i wonder why they use FedEx for bigger product and UPS and DHL for smaller stuff.
     
  18. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    I think they use whatever's the cheapest. lol I got my iMac via fedex. When I had to send something in it was via DHL.

    To the OP, definitely go by the tracking number. UPS is always pretty accurate with delivery dates. It's not that unusual to get stuff pretty quickly from Apple. I did a BTO with my iMac last year and I got it the next day... but then again, I only live like 20 miles from the nearest Apple shipping/distribution center in Elk Grove, CA. :p
     
  19. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    ha well then who knows. maybe whatever is cheaper.
     
  20. theking79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just had an update, now looks like its in germany .... things going quite fast

    KOELN (COLOGNE),
    DE 04/28/2009 10:47 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN

    WARSAW,
    PL 04/28/2009 9:18 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
    04/28/2009 6:26 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
     
  21. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    in that case maybe they had to check with Germany before they sent it there. that's why Germany popped up before it was even sent.
     
  22. theking79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    im guessing in a day it will be in england? it travelled from korea to germany in a day.
     
  23. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    dont see why not. probably depart for england tonite and then be "out for delivery" tomorrow morning.
     
  24. theking79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    this seems quite quick, it said it would ship in 3 days when i ordered it, plus its custom with 4GB ram, my friends MBP took 2 weeks to deliver with the same spec near enough.
     
  25. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    hey you got lucky this guy ordered his two weeks ago and it's still no there
     

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