Where is the FedEx shipping facility in Los Angeles?

RealSkyDiver

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I live in West LA, but I wanna pick it up at the shipping facility since I will be at work afternoon. Does anyone know the address and when the earliest time for pickup is?
 

Tortri

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Just saying

I don't think any FedEx employee is willing to lose their job for you to have your iPad a week early. Just saying.
 

youslippin

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im pretty sure they wont actually have it at the fedex location for pickup until a delivery attempt has been made, you should call to double check.
 

Mansu944

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I'm confused

I'm so confused by this. I have never preorderd an Apple product before, but the way I see it is...

I paid for it, they charged my card, why am I not allowed to have it right now?
 
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Stealthipad

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I live in West LA, but I wanna pick it up at the shipping facility since I will be at work afternoon. Does anyone know the address and when the earliest time for pickup is?
You can go the FedEx website and it will give you the location where you can pick up your iPad. I do think that one Deleivery attempt MUST be made before it is available for pickup. So you would not be able to get hold of your new toy until later that night AFYER the truck returned to the hub or the next working day.

Best to call them. Are you sure it will be FedEx as UPS will also be doing the iPad deliveries.
 

SteveAbootman

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Because the product is not available for sale until the 16th. All you did was give Apple your money early so as to guarantee ownership on the 16th.
 

shamash

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IM so confused by this. I have never preorderd an Apple product before, but he way I see it is...

I paid for it, they charged my card, why am I not allowed to have it right now?
You paid for a preorder of a product. They charged your card because it shipped. When you bought it, it said delivers on March 16th, and by ordering it you accepted that.

What is there to be confused about?
 

vanboi

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IM so confused by this. I have never preorderd an Apple product before, but he way I see it is...

I paid for it, they charged my card, why am I not allowed to have it right now?
Because it is their company's policy to release a product at a certain date, and they wanna stick to that to be fair to everybody. I dont think anybody has any ground to complain about not getting it earlier because the release date was clearly stated on the order page.
 

erawsd

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IM so confused by this. I have never preorderd an Apple product before, but he way I see it is...

I paid for it, they charged my card, why am I not allowed to have it right now?
Well they didn't really charge you yet. The amount was only pre authorize and it will be back on you account in a couple of days. They don't take the money until it actually ships.
 

racer1441

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I don't think any FedEx employee is willing to lose their job for you to have your iPad a week early. Just saying.
You would be surprised. I usually can get packages early if you build a relationship and spend a little cash.

I think he was asking on release day though.
 

Stealthipad

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You would be surprised. I usually can get packages early if you build a relationship and spend a little cash.

I think he was asking on release day though.
I agree I think he is looking at getting it release day and people have misunderstood his post.
 

RealSkyDiver

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You would be surprised. I usually can get packages early if you build a relationship and spend a little cash.

I think he was asking on release day though.
Yeah I'm not sure why some assumed I wanna pick it up early since its not stated anywhere in my post. I would pick it up Fri morning of corse.
Some people here wrote that they where able to do that before.
 

sekazi

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Well they didn't really charge you yet. The amount was only pre authorize and it will be back on you account in a couple of days. They don't take the money until it actually ships.
Not true. Mine has been shipped and the hold was removed from my card and I have yet to be charged. I believe people will be charged Thursday or Friday.
 

John-F

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Below is from a pop up window from a link on the FedEx tracking page. I have only used this service when an attempt had already been made, so I don't know if the procedure here is the same. In my case, I could select which office, including FedEx Office (Kinkos), where I wanted it delivered.

BTW - My 64 GB Black AT&T was picked up 6/10 and according to the scans is at the FedEx distribution facility in Ontario, CA

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Hold at FedEx Location
Not all shipments are eligible for this option.

Only the shipper, recipient or payor of the shipping transaction may make a Hold at FedEx Location request.

FedEx does not guarantee that the request can be fulfilled.

If your shipment is eligible, FedEx Express will attempt to have your shipment available for pickup by the next business day after the estimated delivery date.

Government issued photo I.D. is required for shipment pickup.

Ability to request a Hold at FedEx Location via fedex.com is available for U.S. destined shipments only.
 

powerbook911

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Below is from a pop up window from a link on the FedEx tracking page. I have only used this service when an attempt had already been made, so I don't know if the procedure here is the same. In my case, I could select which office, including FedEx Office (Kinkos), where I wanted it delivered.

BTW - My 64 GB Black AT&T was picked up 6/10 and according to the scans is at the FedEx distribution facility in Ontario, CA

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Hold at FedEx Location
Not all shipments are eligible for this option.

Only the shipper, recipient or payor of the shipping transaction may make a Hold at FedEx Location request.

FedEx does not guarantee that the request can be fulfilled.

If your shipment is eligible, FedEx Express will attempt to have your shipment available for pickup by the next business day after the estimated delivery date.

Government issued photo I.D. is required for shipment pickup.

Ability to request a Hold at FedEx Location via fedex.com is available for U.S. destined shipments only.
That's the problem. They say pickup would be the day "after" the originally scheduled date.
 

John-F

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That's the problem. They say pickup would be the day "after" the originally scheduled date.
That is the case, but it might be possible to finesse it dealing with the particular FedEx office that might be holding it prior to distribution day. It could be taking a chance that it would end up getting delayed. If you can get the phone number of the local office, you can ask them if it is possible to get the package while it is being held, or if they are holding prior to the distribution day, could they deliver it on time instead of late. The reason they normally say redirecting it would delay by a day is the package is normally not being held at that office prior to the delivery date. Situation might be different here.
 

sluggozmom

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I called Apple about this yesterday. I want to have my ipad held for pick up the locaton of whichever carrier has it. I was advised to wait to get my shipping info and then call Apple back to have them initiate a hold at location.
 

RealSkyDiver

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I called Apple about this yesterday. I want to have my ipad held for pick up the locaton of whichever carrier has it. I was advised to wait to get my shipping info and then call Apple back to have them initiate a hold at location.
What number to call?
 

thatoneguy82

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It's highly unlikely that you'd be able to pick it up from the Airport hub of FedEx. These packages are sorted out automatically to be delivered to each hub and can't be disturbed and plus there's no agent that can just rummage through it. Moreover, the delivery from the airport to hub is rather a quick trip.

Seeing as your from Los Angeles, CA and I'm in Redondo Beach I'm going to assume that we'll be getting our packages from the same starting facility of Apple. It's unlikely but possible that the package would be brought in via a plane since it's only originating from Ontario, CA which is about 60 miles away. Individual trucks for each hub will probably be carrying the packages. There are several individual hubs within LA that each package will be delivered to, depending on the proximity of your delivery address.

Example: I live in South Redondo Beach (Hollywood Riviera area), my FedEx hub is in El Segundo on 12600 S. Praire Ave. FedEx Ground is completely different.

Holding a package can be done by calling the hub or FedEx or sometimes online. The shipper hardly works. I've done this numerous times. I'm a frequent FedEx/UPS/USPS shipper/receiver. Make sure you have the tracking number. Know who the shipper is and confirm the receiver.
 
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Mansu944

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My card was charged alredy and the product has already shipped. If they didn't want us to have it early then they shouldn't of shipped it so soon and charged my card so soon.
 

Pipper99

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I've tried this with the iPad 2, and the FedEx depot would not give me the iPad without a delivery attempt being made: he said that it was an agreement that apple had with FedEx. The iPad was on the truck, and it hadn't left the facility. I had my invoice and ID, too, and the rep
was familiar with me because I've picked up other shipments from him in the past, but under no circumstances would he give this shipment to me. I had to hustle back to the house, and it was delivered around 10 am.
 

marzxbarz

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My card was charged alredy and the product has already shipped. If they didn't want us to have it early then they shouldn't of shipped it so soon and charged my card so soon.
It's really simple: The pre-order page told you when to expect the delivery, which was the 16th. There's no need to make it any more complicated than that...