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Pier Rodelon Level 1 (25 points)
Maybe everyone already knew this.

I ordered at 2:55 AM CST and tonight (Saturday) I got a note that my order had shipped via FedEx.

It ships from SHENZHEN CN.

What might be interesting is that given the time of my order I was pretty early (before they even said they were going to take orders (3 AM CST)), which I assume might mean all the stock in the U.S. had long since gone out to retail outlets. Which also might mean (conjecture) that they could have allowed online preorders into the pipeline before the 11th.

I'm not complaining since I got one at a local BB, but still . . .

Message was edited by: Pier Rodelon

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  • CIFchamp24 Level 1 (0 points)
    what's your estimated arrival?
  • Pier Rodelon Level 1 (25 points)
    Apple says 16th, FedEx shipping receipt says 17th.
  • Dah•veed Level 7 (33,665 points)
    Yes, that is where the FoxConn factory complex is located. It is not unusual for things ordered online to ship from the factory.


    Dah•veed

  • CIFchamp24 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm reverse. Fed ex says sooner on the 17th and apple says the 18th.
  • Pier Rodelon Level 1 (25 points)
    I guess the point was that if the shipping was going to be slow because of distance they could have indicated that and accepted pre-11th orders so that online buyers got them same day retail buyers did. I believe that's what apple did last year, as I was surprised and pleased to get the iPad1 on the day it was released (a Saturday, even) via FedEx. I believe it, too, came from China.
  • dwb Level 7 (22,620 points)
    Pre-ordering suggests to the customer that s/he will have a chance to receive one the day the item becomes available. Had Apple permitted pre-sales before March 11 there'd have been the expectation that the earliest pre-orders would arrive March 11 or 12. Instead, I think Apple probably reserved every iPad that was manufactured thru the 10th or 11th for retail stores.
  • ALD213 Level 1 (0 points)
    So when I checked my tracking number last night the Fedex site states "The 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck eastern Japan on Friday, March 11 has affected FedEx service." I am wondering if this will affect my shipment delivery date since there has not been any movement on it since yesterday morning. : ( Does anyone else have this message also and did you receive any updates?
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,261 points)
    ALD213 wrote:
    So when I checked my tracking number last night the Fedex site states "The 9.0-magnitude earthquake that struck eastern Japan on Friday, March 11 has affected FedEx service." I am wondering if this will affect my shipment delivery date since there has not been any movement on it since yesterday morning. : ( Does anyone else have this message also and did you receive any updates?

    Honestly, your iPad is not the major issue in the world right now.
  • ALD213 Level 1 (0 points)
    WOW thanks for the update !!
  • ALD213 Level 1 (0 points)
    You know what you are absolute correct. No one response to my post. I would delete if I could
  • theoris Level 1 (60 points)
    In the Fedex press release they discuss the impact on shipping into and out of Japan, not China.

    From what I have read, there should be minimal impact of the Japanese disaster on shipments now.

    In the very near future, 1-2 weeks you will see significant impact on a whole host of technology products, Apple included, for which components, chips, etc. are manufactured in Japan and may not be available if the factories have been damaged. Even if specific factories escaped unscathed, there will still be logistics problems, utilities, transportation, airports, etc. that will not be back up to speed for months and in some cases years.

    In our little world of getting an iPad this week or next, shouldn't be a problem.

    BTW - we can donate to the Red Cross through iTunes in order to help the poor folks hit by this.
  • hawgwld Level 1 (0 points)
    See this is very annoying about Apple. Orders should be 'first in first out' (FIFO). I ordered my iPad2 at 12:57pm PST on March 11. It still has not shipped. It says 3-5 business days, I hope it ships by the 18th. Why does an order placed on Saturday/Sunday get priority?
  • theoris Level 1 (60 points)
    I'm sure the model and the configuration thereof factor into it. There are probably a host of other considerations too.
  • dwb Level 7 (22,620 points)
    Theoris is right. Apple is making 3 different memory configurations in WiFi only, AT&T 3G, and Verizon wireless; not to mention black and white. Obviously Apple tried to estimate the demand for each model and just as obviously, over-estimated some demand while underestimating other. So if you ordered a configuration for which demand was underestimated while I ordered one that was overestimated, I get mine before you get yours. No conspiracy, no favoritism.
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