OK I just need to vent for a second. I know this has all been hashed out before in these forums, I guess I just hope at some point someone at FedEx or apple come across one of these and decide to do something about it. So last week I ordered: iBook, iPod, printer, Office, a mouse, and an adapter kit. I asked for the 2-3 day international shipping, you know cause it was $30 and I thought what trhe heck, be nice if this stuff got here sooner. So here it is monday and so far I have reiceved the ipod, office, and the printer, which is what? almost $600 worth of stuff, all of which has been left on the front porch there for all of our hooligan nighbor kids to pick and choose from and the rain to rain on and the sun to heat up to who know how hot. FedEx claims that someone signed a waiver for them to just drop it off sans signature, I didn't sign a waiver, if apple did I would be suprised considering the other posts on here about how rabid they are about signatures, but who knows. Today I checked the status of the iBook, you know I'd like to be around when that one shows up just in case the FedEx truck slows down before they throw it on my porch. Here is what thier tracking page shows me: Aug 6, 2005 3:37 AM Arrived at FedEx location MEMPHIS, TN Aug 5, 2005 5:40 PM Arrived at FedEx location ANCHORAGE, AK 5:40 PM Departed FedEx location ANCHORAGE, AK Aug 6, 2005 12:21 AM Shipment exception SHANGHAI CN Delay beyond our control Aug 5, 2005 10:45 PM Picked up SHANGHAI CN Package received after FedEx cutoff Aug 4, 2005 11:30 PM At local FedEx facility SHANGHAI CN And it says it won't be delivered until august 10th at 8pm! No matter what kind of fancy math they are using that ain't 2-3 days. Thats at least 4 and if you compensate for time zones its more like 2+3 days. Not to mention it's been sitting in their Memphis warehouse since friday morning. I just don't get it. I don't want to get it, I just want the stuff I ordered on the day I paid to get it here, not left in the weather and free for anyone to snag off the porch. Is that really to much to ask from a shipping company? Certainly if it not here in the next 24 hours I am going to be asking apple to refund that $30, also to maybe think about using a different shipper. Ok I feel better now. Not really, but I will feel better when the stuff I have been charged 2g for is out of the hands of whoever is running the show over at FedEx/Kinkos.