[UK] anyone else still waiting for USPS ipad posted during volcanic ash?

cRuNcHiE

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I'm starting to get a little worried now as mine was posted on the 16th, and last update was the 18th when is supposedly left Chicago, since then NO updates.

The sender has asked USPS to do a trace on it but still no response from that either yet :/
 

xUKHCx

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I'm not waiting for an iPad but I am still waiting to get home. The ash cloud caused a huge backlog in terms of flights although no updates for over a week would cause me some concern.
 

Reser

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I'm starting to get a little worried now as mine was posted on the 16th, and last update was the 18th when is supposedly left Chicago, since then NO updates.

The sender has asked USPS to do a trace on it but still no response from that either yet :/
If it was priotary and not Express then do not really expect it fast. Priority mail is around 6-15 'business' days delivery.

Which could take up to 3 weeks, since business days do not include weekends.

Also Priority mail is not tracked anywhere near as much Express mail, it is a pretty much a non tracked service form what I read.
 

Chupa Chupa

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What!? You are expecting timely delivery of a USPS parcel from the US to the UK. Or at least timely delivery info. Bwhahahah. The USPS is about as efficient as Robert Fulton's first steamboat.
 

cRuNcHiE

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I've never had a problem with USPS before, receiving most items within 5 days even when there is duty to pay.

Latest info on it is:

Class: Priority Mail International Parcels
Service(s): International Parcels
Status: International Dispatch

Your item left the United States from ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS) at 6:42 AM on April 18, 2010. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later.


Detailed Results:

International Dispatch, April 18, 2010, 6:42 am, ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS)
Arrival
Acceptance, April 16, 2010, 3:12 pm, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55426
 

Reser

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Class: Priority Mail International Parcels
Priority Mail® International
6 - 10 Days
That is Business days.

Add 4 days for the weekends plus add about 3-6 days because of the volcano.

Even without Volcano it was not due till Friday 30th April.

If you paid about $10 extra you could have gone Express which is 2-5 days.
 

derRuedi

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Apr 27, 2010
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I ordered mine from the States almost two weeks ago since Apple postponed the international launch date. With the exchange rate and the strong euro + tax it will cost about the same and I planned on having it one month early..... yeah right... stupid volcano.... grrrrrrrrrrrr

so far no updates, I already called my customs bureau but they haven't gotten the package yet, should I get worried? I hate being patient :)





Class: Express Mail International®
Service(s): Insured
Status: International Dispatch

Your item left the United States from ISC SAN FRANCISCO (USPS) at 8:45 AM on April 17, 2010. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later.
 

LordGrif

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Apr 13, 2010
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You are not alone, I had mine sent from Miami on the 20th and the tracking info has not been updated since. ParcelForce keep saying it has not entered the UK and they think it is still sitting in storage at Miami :(

I am sort of glad to see this thread actually, as I was starting to think it had just 'disappeared'.
 

derRuedi

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Apr 27, 2010
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this thread is awesome, as grotesque as this sounds... as I am glad not to be alone :)
 

MacRy

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Hang in there fellas. Mine was posted USPS Express on the 16th and I only got it yesterday (would have been today but I picked it up from the depot).

Oh and you might want to check out this thread as it is where us Brits are hanging out and botching about where our deliveries are ;)
 

nistromo

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Jan 27, 2009
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Mine finally arrived yesterday!

Date Time Location Tracking Event

26-04-2010 14:46 Manchester Piccadilly Depot Collected by addressee
26-04-2010 06:41 Manchester Piccadilly Depot Awaiting payment of charges
26-04-2010 04:36 Manchester Piccadilly Depot Arrived at delivery depot
25-04-2010 19:46 National Hub Sorted in hub
25-04-2010 08:50 International Hub RELEASED WITH CHARGES
23-04-2010 08:28 International Hub AWAITING CUSTOMS CHARGING
23-04-2010 08:28 International Hub AWAITING CUSTOMS CHARGES
23-04-2010 08:21 International Hub Arrived in destination country
20-04-2010 14:04 Delivery Agent - NEW YORK -PTT Left origin country
20-04-2010 10:17 Delivery Agent - NEW YORK -PTT Arrived at Outward OE
 

cRuNcHiE

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I'm happy to say mine is now in the UK awaiting customs charges so it's back on the radar!

27-04-2010 09:31 International Hub AWAITING CUSTOMS CHARGING
27-04-2010 09:31 International Hub AWAITING CUSTOMS CHARGES
27-04-2010 09:23 International Hub Arrived in destination country
18-04-2010 06:42 Delivery Agent - CHICAGO Left origin country
18-04-2010 04:59 Delivery Agent - CHICAGO Arrived at Outward OE
16-04-2010 15:12 Delivery Agent - UNITED STATES AMERICA
 

LordGrif

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Apr 13, 2010
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Mine has finally got updated as well;

Date Time Location Tracking Event

28-04-2010 08:45 International Hub AWAITING CUSTOMS CHARGING
28-04-2010 08:45 International Hub AWAITING CUSTOMS CHARGES
28-04-2010 08:36 International Hub Arrived in destination country
20-04-2010 17:40 Delivery Agent - MIAMI Left origin country
20-04-2010 17:18 Delivery Agent - MIAMI Arrived at Outward OE
 

derRuedi

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Apr 27, 2010
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aaaaaaaaarghs :(

mine was first processed on April 16 and so far no update.... I AM getting worried.... advice someone? (advice besides "be patient")?
 

derRuedi

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Apr 27, 2010
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something happened:

Into Foreign Customs, April 28, 2010, 1:49 pm, GERMANY
Arrived Abroad, April 28, 2010, 1:48 pm, GERMANY
 

kultschar

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I recieved my first ipad from the US within 7 days via USPS first class and I live in the Falklands and the ipad has to go via UK!! That's very impressive hence USPS can't be too bad!!! That was just before the ash cloud.

My other ipad seems to have been caught up in the ash cloud fiasco, sounds like they are slowly dribbling thru so fingers crossed mine will arrive soon!!!
 

cRuNcHiE

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More progress! yay! Its going from coventry to bristol depot so any minute hopefully it should arrive!

29-04-2010 11:40 International Hub RELEASED WITH CHARGES
29-04-2010 11:38 International Hub En route to delivery depot
27-04-2010 09:31 International Hub AWAITING CUSTOMS CHARGING
27-04-2010 09:31 International Hub AWAITING CUSTOMS CHARGES
 

rizla603104

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Apr 30, 2010
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Hi Guys,

I have patiently been waiting since 15th April and have the following:-

Label/Receipt Number: EC71 7627 354U S
Class: Express Mail International®
Service(s): Insured
Status: International Dispatch

Your item left the United States from ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS) at 10:55 PM on April 17, 2010. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later.
Number.


Detailed Results:

International Dispatch, April 17, 2010, 10:55 pm, ISC CHICAGO IL (USPS)Arrival
Processed through Sort Facility, April 15, 2010, 7:16 pm, HOUSTON, TX 77201
Acceptance, April 15, 2010, 11:40 am, HOUSTON, TX 77056
Electronic Shipping Info Received, April 15, 2010


I am heartened to see that there are quite a few of us who have encountered the same problem. I just want to know what is happening!!

How much did you guys have to pay for customs charges?
 

cRuNcHiE

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I had to pay £74 I think it was for the 32gb including the parcelfarce fee
 

MikeWilson

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Approximately £80 of Customs Charges for iPad 16GB WiFi.

Hasn't arrived yet and I haven't yet paid the charges (need to wait for it to arrive at the local depot first).

04-05-2010 13:34 International Hub RELEASED WITH CHARGES
04-05-2010 13:27 International Hub
23-04-2010 16:56 International Hub SENT TO STORE, AWAITING INFORMATION
23-04-2010 08:47 International Hub AWAITING CUSTOMS CHARGING
23-04-2010 08:47 International Hub AWAITING CUSTOMS CHARGES
23-04-2010 08:37 International Hub Arrived in destination country
20-04-2010 14:04 Delivery Agent - NEW YORK -PTT Left origin country
20-04-2010 10:57 Delivery Agent - NEW YORK -PTT Arrived at Outward OE
19-04-2010 12:59 Delivery Agent - UNITED STATES AMERICA
 
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