12 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2012 6:30 AM by Larry West
MacIsMyLife Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Okay, so I'm really getting a good laugh out of this...

 

Ship date: Feb 2, 2012

Estimated delivery: Feb 8, 2012 by 4:30 PM

 

I wonder when it will end up in Kansas. Should I be concerned or should I just consider it a FedEx fluke.

 

Feb 6, 2012 7:41 AM

In transit

NARITA-SHI JP

 

Feb 5, 2012 3:31 PM

In transit

SHANGHAI CN

 

Feb 5, 2012 10:08 AM

In transit

SHANGHAI CN

 

Feb 5, 2012 7:59 AM

International shipment release - Import

SHANGHAI CN

 

Feb 4, 2012 10:51 PM

Clearance delay - Import

ANCHORAGE, AK

 

Feb 3, 2012 8:00 AM

At local FedEx facility

SHANGHAI CN

 

Feb 2, 2012 1:13 AM

Shipment information sent to FedEx

 

 

Feb 2, 2012 1:05 AM

Left FedEx origin facility

SHANGHAI CN

 

Feb 2, 2012 1:04 AM

Picked up

SHANGHAI CN

Package received after FedEx cutoff

  • 1. Re: MacBook Pro Shipping in Circles Around Globe?
    Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,575 points)

    That is some strange tracking by FedEx.  Give them a call just to see what they have to say about it.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 2. Re: MacBook Pro Shipping in Circles Around Globe?
    eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)

    Every time anyone posts a FedEx tracking log here to ask what it means, it's just plain bizarre. Yours, strange as it is, is more nearly the rule than the exception. The good news is that if you just stop paying any attention to the tracking record and wait patiently for your order to arrive, it almost always does. That's what I recommend doing.

  • 3. Re: MacBook Pro Shipping in Circles Around Globe?
    Michael Black Level 6 Level 6 (17,850 points)

    Must of been one heck of a blizzard in Anchorage, so they had to fly all the way back to China   Oh well, second times the charm, right?

  • 4. Re: MacBook Pro Shipping in Circles Around Globe?
    MacIsMyLife Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Lady at FedEx said she has been with FedEx for 25 years and said she has learned that the tracking information is rarely ever valid. Although she did say it did seem strange that it went back and is now in japan, but she said still expect delivery on the 8th. She said it might have been in a crate that got left on the plane, but she said she would only be second guessing.

     

    So FedEx has no clue. My guess is in Japan, they have a teleporter they can use to get shipments to USA faster that for some reason, don't make it through Alaska.

     

    Oh well. Kinda funny. I always have bad luck with having things shipped, usually UPS is the one screwing things up, but looks like FedEx needed to take their turn as well. Wed it is, apparently. We shall see.

  • 5. Re: MacBook Pro Shipping in Circles Around Globe?
    etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (24,270 points)

    Apple schedules these things as efficiently as possible so that you get your machine as quickly as possible. They do this by doing much of the paperwork electronically. The tracking systems weren't designed for this and it looks like your shipment is going all over the world. It is probably sitting in your local office. Once all of the paperwork clears, they will put it on a truck.

  • 6. Re: MacBook Pro Shipping in Circles Around Globe?
    MacIsMyLife Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    etresoft wrote:

     

    Apple schedules these things as efficiently as possible so that you get your machine as quickly as possible. They do this by doing much of the paperwork electronically. The tracking systems weren't designed for this and it looks like your shipment is going all over the world. It is probably sitting in your local office. Once all of the paperwork clears, they will put it on a truck.

     

    LOL. That makes no sense what-so-ever. But thanks for adding your input.

     

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  • 7. Re: MacBook Pro Shipping in Circles Around Globe?
    MacIsMyLife Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    It's back in Alaska. It might just get here Wed after all. Maybe because it was so ahead of schedule, they didn't want to exceed expectations so they sent it on another around the world flight for good measure.

     

    Feb 6, 2012 3:23 PM

    In transit

    ANCHORAGE, AK

     

     

    Feb 6, 2012 12:54 PM

    International shipment release - Import

    ANCHORAGE, AK

     

     

    Feb 6, 2012 11:09 AMA

    Arrived at FedEx location

    ANCHORAGE, AK

     

     

    Feb 6, 2012 10:41 PM

    In transit

    NARITA-SHI JP

  • 8. Re: MacBook Pro Shipping in Circles Around Globe?
    b j t Level 4 Level 4 (3,670 points)

     

    /___sbsstatic___/migration-images/175/17522614-1.gifHow did you get this ? ( im a sticky beak )

  • 9. Re: MacBook Pro Shipping in Circles Around Globe?
    Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,575 points)

    http://www.smileygenerator.us/index.php

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 10. Re: MacBook Pro Shipping in Circles Around Globe?
    MacIsMyLife Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    BTW - The MacBook Pro showed up on Feb 8th at 12:30pm. Crazy, but all is well.

  • 11. Re: MacBook Pro Shipping in Circles Around Globe?
    eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)

    Let's hope it's permanently cured of its wanderlust.

  • 12. Re: MacBook Pro Shipping in Circles Around Globe?
    Larry West Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)

    Ok, I know this is old, but as the thread comes up in a Google search for "narita-shi jp fedex", I thought I'd offer a partial explanation...

     

    The problem is FedEx lists all the dates and times as LOCAL dates.

     

    China & Japan are on the other side of the International Date Line from Anchorage, so it is always tomorrow in China/Japan relative to Alaska.

     

    So, Shanghai on 2/3/12 @ 8AM was Anchorage on 2/2/12 @ 3 PM

    And...

    Shanghai on 2/5/12 @ 7:59 AM was Anchorage on 2/4/12 @ 2:59 PM

    Shanghai on 2/5/12 @ 10:08 AM was Anchorage on 2/4/12 @ 5:08 PM

    Shanghai on 2/5/12 @ 3:31 PM was Anchorage on 2/4/12 @ 10:31 PM

     

    When the location was Anchorage on 2/4/12 @ 10:51 PM, the time in Shanghai was 3:51 PM on 2/5/12!

     

    No, I don't believe it only took 20 minutes to get there, so there is still something going on.

     

    The only really anomalous location was Narita (Tokyo) on 2/6/12 @ 7:41 AM, which was Shanghai @ 6:41 AM, and Anchorage on 2/5/12 @ 1:41 PM!

     

    The moral to this elongated story is: don't worry too much about the tracking, just relax until the doorbell rings!