Aha! All is clear now. Looks like I should get it on Wednesday then, since I did pay for 2nd day - good This probably also explains why they didn't offer next day as a delivery option. Thanks for clarifying this - I'd expected my iPod to come from Cupertino as usual, and the Taiwan pickup really threw me. I've always found FedEx to be good about on-time delivery, but I've had enough experiences with UPS sending packages from Chicago to Milwaukee (distance 80 miles) via Florida, and fun stuff like that, to be wary about these things.Originally posted by Bear
"IP Direct Distribution" means that FedEX has picked up a pallet (in this case in Taiwan) that includes your item. The items can be flown either east (thru Alaska) or west (thru Newark, NJ). When it hits the ground in the US, the items get pulled from the pallet and sent on their way to the destination. (After customs clears the shipment of course.)
A unit shipped after Friday (Tawan time) and received by Fedex before the Moday cutoff time will arrive by Wednesday if you specified two day delivery. Also, the delivery destination shown on Fedex's website is usually incorrect with this method of shipping.
I know the above to be fact as I have had a couple of items (including an iPod) shipped that way.