Package Received After FedEx Cutoff?

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  1. NJDevils44 macrumors regular

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    What does this mean exactly? Will I get my MBP later than expected? Thanks...
     
  2. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    D'oh! Very painful message. It means FedEx took possession of your computer, but only after the plane was loaded up. It basically equals a one day delay. It's not a true delay in the sense FedEx has four business days to get you your computer, but a delay in that if it did get on the plane you'd get it one day early.
     
  3. hit2cho macrumors newbie

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    package received after fedex cutoff

    mine say's the following:


    Oct 16, 2008 1:00 PM

    Left FedEx origin facility

    SHANGHAI CN



    12:45 PM

    Picked up

    SHANGHAI CN

    Package received after FedEx cutoff





    Am I in luck?
     
  4. Brien macrumors 68020

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    Mine said the same thing when I ordered it, and looked like yours until this morning. Now it's 'in transit' with a shipping date of 'BY October 20th'. Let's hope it gets here soon.
     
  5. hit2cho macrumors newbie

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    bummer

    Did you pay overnight shipping? I paid the $16 for overnight shipping. I just hope I get it today (or tomorrow)
     
  6. Munitalp macrumors 65816

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    I got the same message, since it says that it left I think we should be alright... I hope!
     
  7. havenhamilton macrumors 6502

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    i got the same thing:

    Oct 16, 2008 4:03 PM
    Left FedEx origin facility
    SHANGHAI CN
    3:55 PM
    Picked up
    SHANGHAI CN
    Package received after FedEx cutoff
    2:49 PM
    Package data transmitted to FedEx .

    I called apple to see I could get overnight and they said they can't offer overnight for orders coming from china because it takes basically a day to get from china to the states. I really hope it left china but I have a feeling this msg means it's still in china. i'll update if anything changes. Please do the same.
     
  8. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

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    FedEx prints things in reverse order, per day.

    Mine says:

    5:22 PM Package data transmitted to FedEx

    6:33 PM Picked up
    SHANGHAI CN
    Package received after FedEx cutoff

    6:43 PM
    Left FedEx origin facility
    SHANGHAI CN


    Only that I put it in proper chronological order.

    Stuff from US companies in China comes into the country via Alaska (where customs double-checks stuff), then off to a regional center for sorting.
     
  9. budkid macrumors regular

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    Ouch...I was hoping I wold get mine tomorrow since I live in California. You know...straight to California. My order was shipped this morning from China.
     
  10. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    My tracking is similar to others here: 12:45am pickup, 1:00pm left FedEx... of course the requisite "cutoff" exception message.

    I checked the scheduled FedEx flights from Shanghai to Anchorage AK. Two flights leave China around 8pm, China local time and arrive in AK at 1pm, local time. It's 1:45 in Anchorage as I type. Flight to Indianapolis, which is the sort center most packages will be sent to leaves AK around 4pm.

    So IF our MBPs were shipped out today it should show up in FedEx tracking within the next 4 hours or so. If it does make it to AK it still has to get on the 4pm flight for us to get it tomorrow otherwise count on a Monday delivery.
     
  11. hit2cho macrumors newbie

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    so you're telling me apple has "scammed" me? they are perfectly aware of the fact that the computers are shipping from china. so why do they offer customers the option to pay for overnight when in reality it's been 2 days since i placed the order and i have not received my MBP.
     
  12. MacLadybug macrumors 6502a

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    It's still in China until you see that it's reached the International checkpoint, then you'll see International check point cleared... mine made it through all that and has left Anchorage AK. Ordered on Tuesday and will be here on Monday AM.
     
  13. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It's always like when it's picked up from Shanghai.

    I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  14. havenhamilton macrumors 6502

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    i have no idea. All i know is when I called them and said I was willing to pay for overnight that's what they told me. I mean personally it makes sense that they couldn't guarantee to get you the package within 24 hours if the flight from china to America is at least around 15 hours.

    on another note I asked the guy at work who handles all our shipping and he told me that things from china also into long beach California which would be great for me since I'm in la. does anyone know the validity of that?

    and finally my mbp is in transit and my estimated arrival date is oct 21 before 10:30 am. If that's the case I'm not leaving home for work until it comes.

    Oct 17, 2008 3:02 PM
    In transit
    SHANGHAI CN

    Estimated delivery
    Oct 21, 2008 by 10:30 AM
     
  15. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Yes, that is exactly what I'm telling you. But if you did pay for expedited just call 'em up. They will give you a refund.
     
  16. mojohanna macrumors 6502a

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    Long Beach is a container/rail/truck terminal, not an air terminal. As someone stated before, FedEx usually clears thru Anchorage and then on to Memphis where it is routed from there.
    There is also usually two air options from China. International express and one similar (forgot the name). Express gets things here generally in 2-3 days, the other option about 5 days. I would guess that Apple is shipping everything the first option.
    I would also have to assume that these are not individual shipments and that all of the orders for similar computers are pallatized in some way so that they can ship these as economically as possible. That is probably why they all go to one spot after arrival The pallet gets broken down sorted and shipped the normal way you would expect small packages to be shipped.
     
  17. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Just to clarify, Apple has a contract rate. Shipments are, in fact, palletized until they reach the regional FedEx sort facility in the continential U.S. Under the terms of Apple's contract w/ FedEx, FedEx has 4 business days following pickup to make delivery. This is why it's to the buyer's benefit to choose the free ground shipping since everything is going air, and expedited won't get you your computer any faster.

    One other note for the uninitiated. The warranty on your new computer starts the day Apple gives it to FedEx, not the day FedEx delivers it to you.
     
  18. blucey macrumors newbie

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    Yes - Apple uses FedEx International Priority Direct Distribution to ship their laptops. FedEx keeps all of the parcels as a single shipment, meaning customs only has to approve the shipment, rather than each parcel in the shipment. The shipment then gets broken down to the individual parcels and shipped to your door. The lowers cost and speeds up delivery.

    FedEx has info about this method of shipping:
    http://fedex.com/us/customersupport/supplychain/faq/ipdd.html#0
     
  19. Elia macrumors newbie

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    And for Canada?

    Dose some knows if thats goes for Canada as well?

    Thats what it says for me:

    Oct 17, 2008 3:02 PM

    In transit

    SHANGHAI CN



    Oct 16, 2008 12:20 PM

    Left FedEx origin facility

    SHANGHAI CN



    12:19 PM

    Picked up

    SHANGHAI CN

    Package received after FedEx cutoff

    8:25 AM

    Package data transmitted to FedEx
     
  20. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    It should. If not Apple uses a similar service for Canada to get it through customs ASAP.
     
  21. Messier77 macrumors newbie

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    Damn FedEx is fast.

    Ordered my new macbook Wednesday night and it arrived at 9:30 AM this morning even though the expected delivery date on the tracking said 10/20.

    Awesome, awesome computer.

    I live in NJ near Newark btw.

    Edit: It shipped from China
     
  22. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    You won the delivery jackpot then :) I ordered Wednesday morning and as of now FedEx is telling me delivery = Tuesday. I'm just down the road from you in D.C. I'm jealous, but congrats.
     
  23. hit2cho macrumors newbie

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    you ARE one of those lucky people. i ordered mine TUESDAY afternoon and i'm getting it TUESDAY morning... so much for paying overnight shipping...
     
  24. ohemetophobia macrumors member

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    Did you pay someone off at Fed Ex?? ;)

    I ordered mine on Tuesday night, and it shipped Wednesday afternoon from the same place as yours... And yet somehow mine didn't show up yet? I live in Cleveland, Ohio. Strange. My estimated delivery date is Tuesday at 10:30 AM, and currently it looks like it's "in transit" still in Shanghai.
     
  25. havenhamilton macrumors 6502

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    so even though i'm on the west coast it still has to go thru memphis? there isn't a regional west coast sorting place?
     

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