Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2011 11:36 PM (in response to CCNP)I think they can't. I actually believe it's not Apple's fault. They just don't have the right to ship things like this. http://www.bootsonground.com/soldier-restricted-items.htm
even if they did ship,it may get confiscated. look under 'Items that may melt, leak, explode or turn on'. Apple does not even have proper right to ship this kind of thing. It's for security reasons,if you have someone to blame,it's surely not Apple.User-Defined (Low Budget), Windows XP Pro
on sending things like an iPod or even a macbook pro. I know of many, many people, bot civilian and military, who have had these items shipped without issue to Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan through the USPS-APO system. Laptops and electronics with batteries are shipped over here on a daily basis. The blame mot assuredly lies with apple. The things that can't be shipped to APO are very specific and I've never heard of electronics being stopped or not being able to be sent.
Can I get the iPod nano I want shipped out here from another source? Absolutely. But frankly, Apple's policy on this (for which I have yet to see an official explanation) is offensive to many of us serving in the war zone and as of right now I have no desire to own any apple product no matter the retail source. Apple is not the only company with this policy, and I wonder if they realize that they are losing customers for life with those policies? I love apple products, but there are other mp3 players out there. Maybe not as pretty but they work AND they don't discriminate against the people serving in and supporting their nation's military.it works, Other OS
Can I get the iPod nano I want shipped out here from another source? Absolutely.
Order it through AAFES933mhz G4 Quicksilver - 1.33Ghz G4 12" Al PowerBook - 2.8Ghz 15 " MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.6), I DO NOT receive any form of compensation from my recommendation or link.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2011 8:04 AM (in response to CCNP)
For those that don't know, an APO address is just like any other address in the US
Don't have to fill out customs tags to ship to Arizona but I do to ship to APO/FPO.
policy on this (for which I have yet to see an official explanation) is offensive to many of us
Offensive? As opposed to just irritating or not making sense?
A lot of it has to do with shipping to a PO box, not necessarily the APO.
I love apple products, but there are other mp3 players out there.
MS won't ship to APO.
Amazon may ship an MP3 player to APO.
"APO, FPO, and DPO Addresses
Most items can be shipped to APO, FPO, and DPO addresses, except:
cell phones and service
outdoor living items
Additionally, some apparel, baby, camera and photo, electronics, health and personal care, housewares, jewelry, software, sports, and tools and hardware items cannot be shipped to APO, FPO, or DPO addresses."Mac mini (mid 2010) - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.6), silver mini, blue mini, green shuffle, iTunes 10.1.1, 32GB wifi iPad
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2011 12:46 PM (in response to CCNP)I agree. It bothers me beyond words that Apple, Amazon, and the such discriminate against folks who are serving their country, and yes, defending these companies' rights to sell their products.
It is an APO address, obviously you're either an active duty military or a contractor who works for the military! I can see that the latter group may be viewed by some as sacrificing less. Fine--ask me for a copy of my id with the order. Shameful as their behavior is, we also defend these companies' rights to screw us like that.Other OS
Currently Being ModeratedAug 5, 2012 11:14 AM (in response to CCNP)
I have this same issue as I'm trying to send an iPod to my service-person spouse. I first went to AAFES. It's not Apple's fault. If I can find a solution (short of shipping without truthfully stating what the item is--which could be trouble), I will come back and re-post. Here's the deal, taken directly from the AAFES/Exchange site in August 2012, regarding shipping of iPods, iPads and the like:
The U.S. Postal Service has banned shipping of any electronic devices containing lithium batteries from the United States to overseas locations. The ban includes iPads, iPods, laptop and tablet computers, mobile phones, digital cameras and video cameras, watches, GPS devices, MP3 players, power drills, portable DVD players, shavers, radio-controlled toys, measuring equipment, Bluetooth headsets, walkie-talkies, scanners and other electronic devices. We are working to find alternative solutions, and we regret any inconvenience this may cause our valued customers.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 5, 2012 11:36 AM (in response to Dezama)
Okay, I've got more information. Effective May 13, 2012, you still can't send lithium batteries via the USPS to international destinations, including APOs. This is because the USPS uses commercial carriers (passenger planes) to handle its international mail. I think you can ship through FedEx, DHL and the like, which have their own, dedicated aircraft for air freight. There is supposed to be an updated policy on January 1, 2013 from the USPS. If you want to see this at the source, see the following document:
It's not that Apple or anyone else is screwing the troops, its that the USPS won't ship lithium batteries. I blame the USPS. You'd think they would come up with a way to ship these items since they're popular with the troops and necessary. It's not like you can't carry your phone, laptop or iPod on an international flight! But then again, it's the USPS. It will take them 5x longer than anyone else to solve the problem and then they'll probably break your stuff in transit.