My iMac is taking a chill in Alaska tonight.

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  1. BamaDMD macrumors member

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    I ordered my new iMac this past friday. I've been following the fedEX tracker the past couple of days. From Shanghai China to Anchorage Alaska tonight.

    Man, if it were not for a 4255 mile drive, I would make a road trip and pick it up tonight.:eek:

    iMac 3.06 ghz CPU
    750 mb HD
    8800GS nvidea graphics card with 512 mb
    24" (hopefully beautiful, no dead pixal,) screen
    wireless mighty mouse
    wired keyboard
     
  2. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats on the purchase, you'll love it. If possible, would fedEX let you pick up?
     
  3. BamaDMD thread starter macrumors member

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    IDK. I guess if I found the right truck. :D
     
  4. Bwilky macrumors regular

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    This is why I hate buying stuff online. The wait literally kills me.
     
  5. SoLibertyDies macrumors regular

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    I'm waiting for my 24 incher too man, I'm dying slowly. it will be so worth it though...I waaant it. *whines*
     
  6. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Well, if you think it's bad having it sit in Alaska a bit, consider what I see every time I buy a new Mac.

    I live in Alaska.

    So, I watch the tracking information show it's route from the factory in China to the International hub in Anchorage, Alaska.

    Then, it leaves Alaska (yes, they take the Alaska bound Mac out of Alaska) and gets shipped to the sorting facility in Indiana.

    Then, it leaves Indiana. And, gets passed through a few other states and eventually makes it's way back here to Alaska.

    Once in Anchorage (for it's second time), it then gets placed on a truck and gets delivered to me.

    Unfortunately, it can take it around 5 days to come back to Alaska. So, if they'd just let me have it the first time it was here, then I'd get it much sooner.
     
  7. Sputnickers macrumors newbie

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    Oh my god! How did you find that out?
     
  8. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Likely by following the shipper's tracking number that Apple e-mails you.
     
  9. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Hey, what's 4000 miles? That's just an afternoon drive ;)

    We'll drive 600 miles for fun around here (I'll be making a short afternoon trip like that in a couple of days to go fishing). Well, the towns are spaced a bit, so for many, they'd drive half that just to get to work. Sometimes you have to live where the housing is cheaper, but drive to the place where the jobs pay better. Otherwise, it can be tough. Of course, with the new gas prices....

    But, hey, if you don't want your machine getting lonely in a warehouse, I can stop over and pick it up for you. Just a few miles away.

    Of course, don't count on me to spend the money to get it to you. But, I'll give it a nice warm home and maybe even load a picture of you in it's documents folder so it can remember you :D
     
  10. Sputnickers macrumors newbie

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    Ahaaaa! I always found that entry a bit cryptic but now it makes sense.

    [04:34] Tracked at delivery hub.
    [05:22] Goods loaded onto a van.
    [05:32] Goods being delivered.
    [08:34] Recipient dead.

    Am I a ghost?
     
  11. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Nope, just a PC User :D
     
  12. Sputnickers macrumors newbie

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    I've been called some things in my time, but YOU sir have crossed the line!
     
  13. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Oh, the things that sting :D
     
  14. Sputnickers macrumors newbie

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    Especially since it was posted from a mac :) Although let's be realistic, the only difference is the firmware these days!
     
  15. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Yes:

    Mac=Firmware

    PC=BIOS

    BIOS=more flexibility and ability to adjust settings outside the OS.

    Firmware=Keep your hands out... Don't touch my settings or suffer the consequences


    And, yes, I did post that with a Mac :D

    Just a bit of good fun :)
     
  16. BamaDMD thread starter macrumors member

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    That's brutal man.
     
  17. BamaDMD thread starter macrumors member

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    :eek::p
     
  18. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    I second that 'brutal' comment. That does, indeed, suck.

    Clarification (it's gonna be one of your "learn somethin' new everyday, eh?" for today)... the BIOS is the firmware. The Mac's equivalent of BIOS is called EFI.

    Here endeth the lesson.
     
  19. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    That is why Amazon prime is a godsend. When I ordered my Imac, I had it the next day for an extra $3.99.
     
  20. jayhawk11 macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't UPS/FedEx have a delivery re-direct option? Like if you called them I'm sure you could explain the situation. I'm almost positive UPS has the ability to re-direct a package in the middle of shipping. I've never done it but I remember seeing that stupid "whiteboard" guy talking about it on TV.
     
  21. Phil A. Moderator

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    My 24" iMac came from Czechoslovakia via Germany and Belgium (tracked via UPS). It then turned up at the Tamworth (UK) hub, and as I was driving home from Birmingham Airport I called them to see if I could pick it up (I was driving within a mile of the Tamworth hub). They told me that it wasn't really in Tamworth, but still in Germany and that the tracker was only "virtual" and didn't reflect the actual location of the machine (I kid you not!). However, the machine was delivered the following day (a day earlier than the original estimate), so I think they were telling me porkies... (lies for anyone who doesn't understand the UK slang)
     
  22. mixmacface macrumors regular

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    awe, bless your heart! i go CRAZY tracking a stupid package. but i think that when i order my mac, i won't track it. . 'cause when i do, something goes wrong or it just takes forever. every single time! it never fails! last time i ordered something, i was never sent a tracking number after numerous contacts, and was finally given one . . and when i check it, it arrived later that day, and the time before that, it took them 3 freakin' weeks to ship it out, and it took another week to get here. . so i'm not going to track my next purchase. i'm going to let it be a suprise. :D

    i'm sure i'll go crazy in the meantime. .
     
  23. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    I'd be a little concerned about how useful your new iMac will be with such a small hdd :p

    Joking aside, I know how you feel, I hate waiting for any new gadgets/goodies/cash splurges to arrive. I'm soon to be ordering an iMac too (my first Mac) and I know the wait is going to be painful, I really can't wait to get into using OS X Leopard, and of course seeing the gorgeous system sat on my new glass desk I'm about to order (and wait to be delivered).
    I'm sure that the wait for you and for anyone who buys an Apple product is well worth it.
     
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  25. David G. macrumors 65816

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    I can confirm that this does indeed happen. Irks me to no end, too. Oh and by the way, the weather is really nice up here. Count your blessings it isn't in Iowa or some other place where there is flooding.
     

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