Tracking Shipment Confusing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheRealness, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. TheRealness macrumors member

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    Ok, so on Saturday my MBP was changed to Prepared for Shipment, today I looked and it said shipped.

    Here is my status, it looks like at 11:15 am (China Time is the same as 11:15 my time)

    So if packages do go out in the evening then it should have gone out already no?

    Also is package received after fed ex cutoff, what exactly does that mean.

    After it was "picked up" and assuming that packages go out from 3:00-5:00 their time

    shouldn't it have shipped....please explain

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  2. zwida macrumors 6502a

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    In my experience, FedEx's reporting of information is pretty bad for shipments coming out of China. I've often seen the exact same screen, followed by (the next day, or that night) the package going to Anchorage, Alaska, followed by it delivering to me in NYC.

    I know this stinks since it just means more waiting (and anticipating your new machine), but you should have some real info soon.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    From some quick googling and memory, this just means that it's at customs. They're very efficient; it should pass customs very quickly and make its way to the US in the next day or so, just as zwida said.
     
  4. TheRealness thread starter macrumors member

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    ohh so they dont post things as they happen in real time or withing minutes?

    So they just update it whenever and give you at what times it happened??
     
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  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Are you joking or serious? :confused:

    They update pretty instantly when the item is in their hands and it passes a point where it gets scanned. But at times when it's at customs, etc, no, they don't.

    Relax... what do you want?

    11:15AM - Customs inspector Xiao went out for a smoke
    11:20AM - Customs inspector Xiao is drinking chrysanthemum tea
    11:27AM - Customs inspector Xiao is talking to Customs inspector Li
    11:33AM - Customs inspector Xiao is having shu mai for lunch
    11:40AM - Customs inspector Xiao and Customs inspector Li are talking on the phone with Customs inspector Wang from Hong Kong about black market iPods

    0-2 days is typical for this kind of product to clear customs. Don't expect it to clear in 15 minutes, though.
     
  7. matticus008 macrumors 68040

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    It was received after the cutoff, which means it'll sit around until tomorrow until anyone touches it again.

    Packages don't ordinarily enter the customs process until arrival in the United States, so that is not the nature of the delay--that said, it may be held because of the preclearance paperwork that needs to be done in China. If the documents aren't in order on arrival, there will be a customs delay while they sort it out on the US side.

    They don't ship computers one at a time. I wouldn't worry about tracking information until the day before it's supposed to be delivered--it's not always fully updated and nothing happens while it's in transit anyway.
     
  8. zwida macrumors 6502a

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    But the question is, did you get it? Do you love it? Are all FedEx annoyances forgiven?
     
  9. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    yeah...fedex's shipping info. is not that good. i had checked my status early tuesday morning and it showed it as being at a sort facility 100 miles away...i received it an hour later at my door. never showed it on the truck for delivery or anything.
    just be patient!
     

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