MBP Shipped... from Memphis, TN???

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  1. gonnabuyamac macrumors 6502

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    Ok, last week I put in a CTO for a MBP. It was delayed, but then shipped tonight from Memphis, TN. What's that all about? Every other time I've got a computer from Apple it came from China.

    Is that strange?
     
  2. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    stock or with options? if it was stock thats not strange at all
     
  3. gonnabuyamac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It was a custom order... Larger hard drive.
     
  4. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. They have a number of places they do this, Sacramento being another location. For example, most of their software is shipped out of a warehouse in PA....

    MacDann
     
  5. gonnabuyamac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I'm guessing that means I won't get a new MBP. :mad:

    i'll find out tomorrow. it's an overnight shipment.
     
  6. r76h23h78 macrumors newbie

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    Fedex has a hub in Memphis, so perhaps it was sent in bulk from overseas, and individually unpacked in Memphis. I've seen this happen before. The first scan Fedex would have for your package would be when it was separated.
     
  7. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. As a resident of Memphis, TN, we've got a MASSIVE amount of FedEx traffic through here. We have FedEx planes landing at the airport every, and I'm not exaggerating, 20 seconds.
     
  8. goodwilldrums macrumors regular

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    when i bought my cinema display back in july '07 it came from there


    -jake :apple:
     
  9. lostfan916 macrumors 6502a

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    I pass by that warehouse about twice a week... It's one of the highlights of going to my Aunt's house. :rolleyes::D
     
  10. tremendous macrumors 6502

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    That wasn't what you ordered, so why would you get one?
     
  11. gonnabuyamac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah... i know. It's a replacement laptop that Apple is shipping me. I was just hoping for a positive experience with Apple... kind of a last ditch effort before switching back to PC's.

    Oh well.
     
  12. arkitect macrumors 601

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    So by implication if you get what you asked for that would not be a positive experience?
    It would only be positive if you get something that hasn't even been released yet?
    Hmm. ;)
     
  13. gonnabuyamac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, I've just had two MBPs that were the crappiest computers I've ever owned. Each went in for repairs 5 or 6 times. The replacement will be the third. I was hoping for a new MBP to help me actually, possibly want to have a Mac computer. If it's not a new one, I have no desire to keep it and will probably sell it ASAP (won't even open the box) and buy a Dell.
     
  14. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    It's not just a little hub: FedEx World HQ is in Memphis.
     
  15. katorga macrumors regular

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    FedEx

    FedEx offers logistics services and can warehouse product in hub cities for faster shipping. Cisco ships a lot of gear out of Memphis warehouses for the same reason.
     
  16. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    Well, actually they moved their World HQ to Collierville, a suburb of Memphis, but the shipping hub is still right in Memphis. It causes me quite a lot of traffic problems!
     
  17. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, that's true. I've a relative who works at the Carrier plant in Collierville; he pointed out the FedEx plant there.
     

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