Macbook Pro just shipped from China???

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  1. lsfjosh macrumors newbie

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    I just checked the FedEx tracking number and it says In transit Picked up from Shanghai CN! Anyone else have theirs ship from China? I am very curious to know and if you did how long did it take to get to you?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, it's very common for Apple notebooks to ship from China. Shipping times vary greatly, but it should arrive before the estimated arrival.
     
  3. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

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    Both my iPod & MacBook Pro shipped directly from China.
     
  4. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    my Santa Rosa MBP 15" (not custom configured either ~ as the local store was all out)

    shipped directly from China in under 4 Days! it was very quick and came perfect! it made a pit stop in Alaska and somewhere else too.

    :cool:
     
  5. TrueShotAura macrumors newbie

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    I don't think anyones Apple product has ever shipped from China.. that's weird
     
  6. slybeans macrumors member

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    Its pretty normal for a new MacBook to be shipped from China, where do you think they get made? :p
     
  7. lsfjosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I was thinking. It has been a while since I bought a computer from the Apple online store but I don't remember overseas shipping. I think I just assumed it would have already been in inventory in the U.S.

    I guess this would be the cause in the delay when bumping up to the 7200 RPM drive.
     
  8. e12a macrumors 68000

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    when you order it, they have it made in China. Same with the BTO computers. A lot of laptop these days are made in China now, I cant think of a brand that isnt assembled overseas.
     
  9. Harryt223 macrumors member

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    no wonder they are falling apart so easily.. they're made with crappy quality and fast workers..

    it's probably much much cheaper to get it made there :rolleyes:

    what happened to the stuff, that used to be made in Canada and USA.. :mad:
     
  10. e12a macrumors 68000

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    thats the thing...its expensive to make stuff in the USA.
     
  11. tremendous macrumors 6502

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    My powerbook was made in china and has not fallen apart. It's over 4 years old. So not sure if it's the 'crappy quality and fast workers' (love to hear some evidence that chinese workers are crappier than american ones) or because of poor design and apple scrimping on parts.
     
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  13. tremendous macrumors 6502

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    Are you in europe?

    Whoever ships them (UPS, i think?) has a major hub in the Netherlands.
     
  14. slybeans macrumors member

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    LOL when has anything good been made in USA? Most products you see are made in china
     
  15. JALAIR macrumors newbie

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    Jep I'm in Europe
    Also checked UPS no match?:confused:
     
  16. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Apple has been doing this for a long time. I bought my Powerbook 3 years ago and it was shipped from China.

    Thats the way things are today kitties, the last Mac to be made in the states was I believe a variation of the PowerMac G4.
     
  17. tremendous macrumors 6502

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    might not be ups - could be fedex or DHL or someone. worry not, it's just at the euro depot.
     
  18. JALAIR macrumors newbie

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    They say delivery is 12 march strange if it is already in Europe. Shiped yesterday.
     
  19. tremendous macrumors 6502

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    where in europe are you? it's still got to get from the main hub to a national centre - then a regional centre - then to you. they don't ship it super fast AND that date might be a little far ahead to avoid disappointment, i wouldn't stress about it dude.
     
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  21. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is in transit from Shanghai right now. It's very normal.
     
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  23. cliff clavin macrumors newbie

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    Mine is coming from China as well....but right now we are in Memphis, c'mon fedex get that baby over here
     
  24. happydudeca macrumors member

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    Own any domestic vehicles... :rolleyes:

     
  25. marklight macrumors 6502

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    both my TC and MBP shipped from China last Thursday - arrived at my door on Monday (OHIO). That's pretty fast!
     

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