Stuck in Shenzen

Discussion in 'iPad' started by drknowusa, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. drknowusa macrumors regular

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    The 3G iPad I ordered June 5 has been "at local FedEx facility, SHENZHEN CN" since June 18! Maybe it has been pushed aisde while they are shipping the iPhone4 pre-orders? It is promised for June 24, the same day the iPhones are, but if they dont ship it soon I dont see how it will arrive on time (and it is intended as a birthday present!)
     
  2. mward333 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in basically the same position as you are. I ordered my iPad on the morning of June 5, and it has been "stuck" in Shenzhen, China. According to my tracking information, Fedex received shipment notification on June 17, picked up the iPad on June 18, and it has been sitting in Shenzhen since June 18.

    Fedex says delivery by tomorrow, June 23, at 10:30 AM. I'm skeptical now, but we'll see what happens.

    Patience is a virtue.

    My Fedex tracking information looks like this:

    Jun 21, 2010 3:29 PM
    At local FedEx facility
    SHENZHEN CN

    Jun 21, 2010 3:29 PM
    Clearance in progress
    SHENZHEN CN

    Jun 18, 2010 9:13 PM
    Clearance in progress
    SHENZHEN CN

    Jun 18, 2010 9:13 PM
    At local FedEx facility
    SHENZHEN CN

    Jun 18, 2010 6:25 PM
    Left FedEx origin facility
    SHENZHEN CN

    Jun 18, 2010 3:54 PM
    Picked up
    SHENZHEN CN

    Package received after FedEx cutoff
    Jun 17, 2010 11:42 PM
    Shipment information sent to FedEx
     
  3. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

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    This is what mine looks like:

    Jun 21, 2010 3:29 PM
    At local FedEx facility
    SHENZHEN CN
    Jun 21, 2010 3:29 PM
    Clearance in progress
    SHENZHEN CN
    Jun 19, 2010 4:52 PM
    Clearance in progress
    SHENZHEN CN
    Jun 19, 2010 4:52 PM
    At local FedEx facility
    SHENZHEN CN
    Jun 18, 2010 9:13 PM
    Clearance in progress
    SHENZHEN CN
    Jun 18, 2010 9:13 PM
    At local FedEx facility
    SHENZHEN CN
    Jun 18, 2010 6:26 PM
    Left FedEx origin facility
    SHENZHEN CN
    Jun 18, 2010 3:54 PM
    Picked up
    SHENZHEN CN
    Package received after FedEx cutoff
    Jun 18, 2010 1:44 AM
    Shipment information sent to FedEx

    And my delivery date is 6/23 by noon. I'm calling fedex this afternoon. If I don't get it tomorrow whatever...I just don't want to take the day off for no reason.
     
  4. mward333 macrumors 6502a

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    in transit!

    Finally, I see that my iPad is in transit. Here are the two newest lines on my Fedex tracking information (I posted the other lines in my prior post)

    Jun 22, 2010 8:39 PM
    In transit
    SHENZHEN CN

    Jun 22, 2010 8:06 PM
    In transit
    SHENZHEN CN
     
  5. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

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    Mine says the exact same thing. Nice to know that it is in transit although I wish they would update the delivery date. I don't see how it will be possible to deliver within 26 hours if it is just leaving China now.
     
  6. drknowusa thread starter macrumors regular

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    Appears that there is a batch of iPads that sat around while the Phones were shipped (including mine, so I wont complain about that), but the issue is whether these are now moving forward or they have become "lost" in the system. If the latter, then the question is what will it take to shake them loose?
     
  7. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

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    You wouldn't complain about your ipad sitting around not being shipped so that the iphones can get shipped? I think that is bs. What makes the iphone so much more important than the ipads we ordered 2.5 weeks ago? Sure I'm being selfish but I ordered my ipad 10 days before preorders for the iphone were even being taken and I'm impatient and I want my ipad! They knew they were going to have to ship the iphones so they should have compensated in the delivery estimate.

    Has your status been updated at all this morning?
     
  8. Macuser1066 macrumors member

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    I ordered mine on June 6th and show the same i.e, that it went Shengzhen China on June 18, cleared and has been sitting there since June 21 Still has estimated delivery of 6/23 - has to get out there soon!
     
  9. drknowusa thread starter macrumors regular

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    It has only changed to say "in transit" but its still in Shenzen! I dont see how it will be possible to be delivered on scheduled (tomorrow by 10:30) if it isnt even at the Hong Kong airport yet.

    And, yes, this is quite disturbing, (phone not withstanding) as this item is intended to be my birthday present to my daughter, at her request, and she will be quite disappointed if it isn't available.
     
  10. rusty1492 macrumors newbie

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    I'm another one with the same problem. Ordered my iPad on 6/5 and had to wait until 6/18 before it was released to FedEx. My iPad sat in Shenzen since the 18th and is now in transit as of today. Can't see how it can get to NJ by 10:30am tomorrow morning like they say.

    I also agree that it sucks that we had to wait so people who ordered their iPhones on the 15th can get them first.

    I was going to get one from the Apple store on Wednesday last week because they had gotten my model in stock and had the unlimited plan available on them, but my iPad changed status to "prepared to ship" and I could not longer cancel my order. The worst thing was then it sat in that status for two days.

    Not happy with Apple or FedEx at this point. This was/is my first Apple product, after all this hassle it will probably be my last. (remember we still have to go through the 2 hour long wait to get our unlimited data from AT&T)
     
  11. aohus macrumors 68000

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    Shenzhen is a major port city in China. Could be that it really is in transit but the computers are not updated.
     
  12. rusty1492 macrumors newbie

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    I just check the FedEx site and now it says:

    Int'l shipment release ANCHORAGE, AK

    I still can't see how it gets to NJ by 10:30am tomorrow, but at least it's no longer in China.
     
  13. TraceyS/FL macrumors 68040

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    If you look at the past things, things reach a point where they just don't get updated!

    To the poster worried about his being in Alaska - there was a guy in the first batch (UPS) that got his IN Alaska before we got ours in FL, and his was in alaska, flew to __(because i'm seriously drawing a blank on the UPS hub)___ and BACK to alaska!

    It should make it, and the tracking is probably behind too with all the iPhones clogging the system.
     
  14. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

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    Mine says it left Alaska at 4:18p.m. From there it goes to Memphis then to my location is that correct? I want to be able to check the tracking in the morning and know if it will be here or not so I don't waste a day off for no reason. I wish fedex would update their site every second and show me gps coordinates of where my ipad is.
     
  15. drknowusa thread starter macrumors regular

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    Finally left Alaska (8 PM EDT), going to Memphis, I believe. Seems doubtful it will be delivered tomorrow, but FedEx still reporting that. After that long delay in Shenzen it has become a race to the finish line!
     
  16. drknowusa thread starter macrumors regular

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    Didn't leave Memphis until 4:27 AM and isn't yet shown as arriving at destination. No chance for "by 10:30" today. Hope all of you do better!
     
  17. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

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    It still might come today. If it doesn't I am going to be livid with fedex. Mine also says that it left Memphis about the same time and has no updates other than that. However...they updated my estimated delivery from 6/23 @ 12pm to 6/23 @2pm. Because they at least updated that I am off of work today and just hoping.
     
  18. mward333 macrumors 6502a

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    My iPad appears to have flown directly from Anchorage to Indianapolis (hard to believe, but that's what it appears to be), and it departed Indianapolis for our town early this morning. So I'm still expecting delivery this morning by 10:30 AM, according to Fedex. Very nice, very surprising.... very happy Apple customer here!

    Good luck to everyone in receiving their shipments! It has been very nice chatting with you about the status of our shipments!
     
  19. drknowusa thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looks like you did better than expected! Great! Have a wonderful time with your new device!
     
  21. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

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    I'm so jealous! My last status update says it is at the destination sorting facility which is like 2 hours from me. It usually goes from there to a fedex place like an hour away then from there to the delivery truck.

    However...this update was at 6:12a.m. and it didn't show up until about 10 minutes ago so it might already be at the other fedex or maybe even on the truck!!!!

    If my ipad comes today I will say that fedex has some ninja shipping skills. Or they rig the update system to make me think that they do!
     
  22. drknowusa thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks.

    Just a word of further information: when I called FedEx after seeing that by the last information the package was in Memphis, they told me that their system is overloaded and isnt updating as it should, so its "quite probable that your package is on the van for delivery". I would recommend calling FedEx to be sure there is a trace in your package if it isnt delivered by the time shown on their tracking form.
     
  23. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

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    YAY yes fedex is definitely behind. I just got mine and their website still says it is at the sorting facility! WOOOHOOOO!
     
  24. mward333 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine arrived early in the afternoon today. Very cool!
     
  25. three macrumors 6502a

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    My iPad sat in Lantau Island for 4 days, no idea why but it eventually got here.
     

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