Oh, the horror!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Friedrich, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Friedrich macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
    I ordered a 24" refurbed iMac online last week and have been tracking its progress from California to my home here in Michigan.

    It seemed like ages before it even arrived in my city. But now that it is currently "On FedEx vehicle for delivery KALAMAZOO, MI" the wait is killing me!!!

    Not only is it crappy outside but I am sitting here at work knowing full well no one will be home to greet the nice FedEx employee and take my computer off his hands. Which means I'll be forced to pick it up from FedEx myself because there's no way it'll just happen to arrive when I'm at home (I work 9-5).

    I just want my baby all ready :(
  2. Annngel macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2008
    Somewhere.. over the rainbow.
    Hhm, at least you've ordered it.

    I'm still waiting ... and still waiting... Probably up to June? If its new debut is along with Snow Leopard.. or Longer..

    Let's hold hands and eat strawberry shortcake.
  3. Friedrich thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
    Sure, why not!

    Question: I just checked FedEx and it said it has been delivered. However, I know there's no one at my house to sign for it and the site said it was signed for by someone named HUNDERHILL. I have no idea who that is... is this normal? I'm assuming its my neighbor. So can I expect my computer to be at their house? That actually annoys me quite a bit... I would've rather picked it up at FedEx myself or taken the day off work then to have some stranger hold on to something so expensive for me.
  4. monokakata macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2008
    Hilo, Hawai'i
    I'd call FedEx. I know that's so old-fashioned, but I'd do it. I was waiting for a FedEx (ground) package with a disk drive in it...supposed to have been on the truck...hadn't showed by late afternoon...then showed "delivered." So I called and asked where, since I'd been home all day. Turned out the (new) driver delivered it to a house about a quarter mile away...left it on the steps...it was winter. I would never have known had I not called, because so far as the site was concerned, it was over.

    So call, and find out where this person lives.

    I should note that I've only had 2 bad FedEx deliveries over the years. But you get a bad or distracted driver every now and then.
  5. claimed4all macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2008
    When I worked for them (never drove truck, but did assist on deliveries time to time) a Driver would just throw a name in and leave it at the property. I am sure you have nothing to worry about.
  6. azdunerat macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2009
    Hey just PM me your address and Ill go make sure its safe and sound :D
  7. claimed4all macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2008
    Hey now, I am right up the road about 50 miles from Kzoo, I will gladly check that our for you.
  8. Friedrich thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
    haha such kind folk.

    50 miles is hardly "right up the road". Where about are you, though? If you're serious, that is.
  9. Friedrich thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
    And I'd try to call but I have no idea which FedEx to call. There are several around here. Do you think the driver left a note on my door saying which house he left it at? Or am I going to have to go around and guess which one?

    And I hope he didn't leave it outside, its pouring out!
  10. claimed4all macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2008
    Live in Hudsonville, and I am currently at work in Byron Center.
  11. Friedrich thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
    No idea where that is. I work in downtown Kalamazoo at Pfizer. I'm actually about to leave to go figure out where my precious is.
  12. claimed4all macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2008
    Just south of Grand Rapids. Not laid off yet at Pfizer?

    Hope you find her. haha
  13. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Maybe - but in my mind, it's not quite normal to have a very expensive computer delivered to your home when you're going to be at work. Hopefully either the driver just made up a name or had a neighbor sign for it, and left it on your doorstep (that's pretty normal in my neck of the woods, anyway).

    FedEx WILL deliver to your place of business, even if the address is different from your billing address. I can vouch for this personally.
  14. Friedrich thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
    Well, that figures.

    The guy delivered it to the wrong house and since no one is here to sign for it, he took it with him on his deliveries :(

    And I just took a half day to come and play with my machine :(

    Guess I'll have to take tomorrow off as well so I can actually be here to sign for it. FedEx sucks... I can't pick the package up, and if I'm not here when they deliver it (which would be while I'm working, cause I work 9-5) they resend it back to CA. Well that's just a bunch of BS!
  15. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    that sounds very strange.

    well, good luck with it all.
  16. stormin-nc macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2009
    Did you request Fedex to hold it at the local depot for pickup? I've done that before, inform them nobody will be home and tell them you will come pick it up. When the truck gets in this evening, they'll pull it off and set it aside for pickup. Might be worth calling and requesting this.
  17. JBWade macrumors newbie

    Feb 5, 2009
    Actually, if you call FedEx, they will arrange to pull the undelivered package off the truck once the driver gets back to the sorting facility.

    There's a period of time between driver arrival and when the sorting facility closes to customers...if you've called ahead, they will arrange to have your package waiting for you. If you do this, you can still pick up your baby tonight.

    Go ahead and take off tomorrow anyway; you'll want the extra time to explore your new toy.
  18. Mastamarek macrumors regular


    Dec 31, 2007
    Warsaw, Poland
    Hey man I lived in mattawan for a while, not that far away from kzoo.
  19. ericvmazzone macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2008
    Kalamazoo, MI
    FedEx home delivery sucks big time. Call fedex and have him bring it back to the center, you should be able to pick it up the next day. I forget which road it is on in K-Zoo but the distribution center is east of Sprinkle Rd.

    Which building do you work in, I worked in B-41 in injectable packaging from 2000-2004.

    Good luck.


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