Where do MBPs go after shipping from China?

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  1. gentatsu macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    I've just taken the plunge and ordered a new MBP on Friday. The FedEx tracking page says it shipped from Shanghai, China, at 3:27PM on June 23 (assuming its local time) - after refreshing it for the 700th time today though, I was wondering if anyone has ordered recently and knows where it will likely go next? My delivery location is going to be San Francisco, CA - hopefully it doesn't get routed through Memphis first.

    I feel like Cartman waiting for the Nintendo Wii...
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Considering the Fedex Distribution is in Memphis, it's be hard pressed for the shipment not to go through there.
     
  3. ghostwriter macrumors regular

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    Mine took the long way home. North to Alaska - South to Tennessee - then West to destination address.
     
  4. iknowyourider macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto to Louisiana.
     
  5. trs23 macrumors member

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    Ditto and then chicago.

    Although don't worry about tracking. Mine shipped on May 19th I checked tracking on the 24th and it gave me info about the 22nd -- but when I checked on the 23rd it didn't have that info. So I think updates going through customs aren't real time.
     
  6. cptpower macrumors regular

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    Mine was shipped from CA I believe, then went east to Memphis, then North to Canada.

    This is the same for virtually all FedEx shipments. Memphis (as people have mentioned) is FedEx's hub for N.America. Pretty much any FedEx shipment that comes across country or international is routed there their massive sorting facility there. It might seem counter-productive, but damn if they don't get the job done quickly.
     
  7. canucksfan88 macrumors 6502a

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    i remember my macbook shipping was ridiculous

    flew from china to Seattle, then somewhere east, drove to Buffalo, then flew to Toronto, and then back west to Vancouver.

    what a waste time.....
     
  8. tremendous macrumors 6502

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    not really. hubs. spokes. distribution centres. that kind of thing.
     
  9. Fenir macrumors regular

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    Chances are,

    it goes to Alaska first then to Memphis.

    When I got my replacement MB 2 years ago, I joked with my friend that it must have came on a boat from China to Alaska because it took so long.
     
  10. AlaskanGrown macrumors newbie

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    Mine went
    China -> Alaska
    Alaska -> California
    California-> Alaska.

    Hilarious.
     
  11. 88888888 macrumors 6502a

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    hmm mine went from shanghai, china to anchorage, alaska to chino hills california.
     
  12. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    My MBP came from California I do believe. Took right at four days to get here! ..:apple:
     
  13. Jhill27 macrumors newbie

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    Mine went from China to Alaska then from Alaska to Indiana and now it says that it's 'in transit' and Im awaiting the next location to come up.
     
  14. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    The first go to Memphis - to have the lid properly warped

    Then they go to California - to have the "hiss" put in the speakers

    Then they go to Alaska - to have the screen properly messed up

    Then they go to New York - to have the extra heaters put in them

    Then and only then do they get shipped to you

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     

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