Only Adults 21 and Up can Preorder iPad? (Updated)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Hopsdaballa04, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Hopsdaballa04, Mar 15, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2012

    Hopsdaballa04 macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2009
    I was paying attention to my tracking information on the FedEx site and saw that you must be 21 to sign for the iPad package. That sounds crazy to me. Luckily i'm old enough but what about young people that can have a credit card or debit card and were able to preorder? Will these people not be able to receive their iPad?

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  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    I would imagine the delivery driver, will gauge if the person at the door is at least 18 (I know it says 21) and appears to be in the least bit, responsible and deliver the iPad.

    But I could be way off...
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Not that you can't order them, just that you have to have somebody over 21 to sign...I doubt you will have a problem on delivery day..The driver is unlikely to check.

    I'm 55, no issue tomorrow....:D
  4. mrat93 macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    I've never been ID'd for a package, ever, despite it saying somebody 18+ needs to sign for it. I remember signing off on my iPhone 3GS when I was 16. No problems.
  5. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    I don't think people should get worried about this.

    This is the only tracking information I've seen that has the 21 (like it's alcohol).

    Mine says indirect signature required, which even means a neighbor can sign for it and someone below 18 at the main address.
  6. mloffa macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2009
    I'm 18. The package is under my name along with the credit card I used to pay. There's is absolutely no reason why I shouldn't be able to sign but if FedEx gives me a hard time, I'm definitely going to be upset.
  7. Hopsdaballa04 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2009
    Usually it just says indirect signature which means anyone in the house can sign. However this time it says adult signature.
  8. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    My bet is 99% of drivers will delivery to whoever opens the door, most others wouldn't question as long as the person looked at least 18 and decent. Only the new drivers who haven't yet had to reattempt 3 times would go on that 21 thing.
  9. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    My UPS guy knows me by my first name....He will say something like "More Apple Stuff" Hold out the hand held signature machine, and hand me my boxes...Not in their interests to bring stuff back to the depot...More paperwork...I doubt FedEX would be any different.
  10. Hammie macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2009
    Wash, DC Metro
    I don't know how they can legally prohibit people under 21 to not be allowed to sign. I was living on my own by age 19-20. I had no one 21 available to sign things for me. I think this ridiculous. I knew a guy I worked with how moved out at 17 (when he graduated high school) and lived on his own.

    With as busy as they may be on Friday, I highly doubt the drivers will "card" every household. BTW, I am 40 and still get carded whenever I buy alcohol.
  11. Hopsdaballa04 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2009

    I just finished talking with my local Fedex man. Just took possession of my new Apple TV. It looks like Apple made a mistake with the adult signature and Fedex is aware of this. He believes that at least our local Omaha Fedex will be handling Apple shipments as an indirect signature requirement instead of the adult signature.
  12. cipad macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2012
    Mine says "indirect signature", so apparently only some have this 'issue'.

    It's probably because historically the iPad is used to watch porn excessively :p
  13. hoofbite macrumors member

    Mar 7, 2011
    If you look mature and old enough, the drivers are nice and will let you sign.
  14. Buildbright macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2011
  15. TheRedOx macrumors member


    Feb 18, 2009
    Warrenville, IL
    Mine says "Standard Overnight - Adult Signature Required" too. The link to Track Shipment from the Apple store allows me to pre-sign for delivery and I did that but FedEx's page says nothing about being able to do that. I hope I'm okay with the pre-signed release tomorrow.

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