Will engraving delay shipping????

Discussion in 'iPad' started by sdwhite1215, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. sdwhite1215 macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2010
  2. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Of course not. Apple already knows what you want on your iPad 2, and it is already engraved and ready to ship.:p
  4. sdwhite1215 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2010
    Good one! However, I was trying to figure out whether it would be a couple of days or a couple of weeks.
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    I just checked the Apple website and for an iPod touch with engraving it says it ships within 24 hours, so maybe the iPad will be the same. I can't imagine that it would be longer than a day or two at the most.
  6. deftdrummer macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2008
    San Diego
    I got engraving on my iPad 2 order. I ordered at 0819 on Saturday the 12th and my original ship date was 3-4 days. Checked back later and it has now been pushed back to April 1. Beginning to think the engraving delayed shipping....at least this time around.
  7. iAmRod macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2006
    Depends on how many question marks you get engraved on it. The more there are the longer it takes.
  8. i3iMac, Mar 15, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2011

    i3iMac macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2010
    I had mine engraved with "Xoom Xoom"

    I ordered from apple.com the first night of availability, March 11, said 3-5 day shipping time and it has already shipped, it left Alaska today and on it's way to the mainland. Scheduled for Friday delivery. Didn't seem to hold it up any in my case.

    Mar 16, 2011 12:24 AM
    Arrived at FedEx location
    MEMPHIS, TNMar 15, 2011 3:10 PMDeparted FedEx location
    ANCHORAGE, AKMar 15, 2011 12:26 PMInt'l shipment release
    ANCHORAGE, AKMar 15, 2011 9:07 AMArrived at FedEx location
    ANCHORAGE, AKMar 15, 2011 1:25 AMIn transit
    LANTAU ISLAND HKMar 15, 2011 1:16 AMAt local FedEx facility
    LANTAU ISLAND HKMar 14, 2011 8:46 PMLeft FedEx origin facility
    SHENZHEN CNMar 14, 2011 7:54 PMPicked up
    SHENZHEN CNPackage received after FedEx cutoff
    Mar 14, 2011 4:10 AMShipment information sent to FedEx
  9. C N Reilly macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2008
    Mine's engraved. Ordered first hour it was on sale. It's shipped and is somewhere between China and here at the moment.

    So no, there's no extra delay. They're coming off the assembly line as fast as they can be put together, and the engraving is probably set up like a car wash: You can choose the hot wax or not, but your car is still going to go through the same line. The only difference is whether it stops for one second for the engraver to slide over it before it gets boxed.
  10. mrfriggz macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2010
    No delay since people who opted for engraving are receiving their iPads while people who wanted a blank one are still waiting for even prepared for shipment. Go ahead and have it engraved if that is what you want. Keep in mind that it will be harder to sell when the iPad 3 comes out. :)
  11. MikePA macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2008
    Engraving does not delay shipping because Apple contracted to have the FedEx guy engrave your new iPad just before he delivers it.

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