Some Fast Fed Ex Facts on iPad Shipping

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  1. mslammers
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    1. A whole planeload of iPads is normally shipped.
    2. When they land in Anchorage AK, customs officials inspect every one. How ever many that is to fill a plane. Probably pretty many.
    3. They are usually sent to Memphis for sorting and resending to final destination.
    4. Mine is going to Dayton OH and has departed Memphis and will be in Dayton tonight. Loaded on delivery truck for delivery tomorrow morning. Yours is probably treated the same way, wherever you are.
    5. Actually pretty fast all things considered. Mine was shipped on the 22nd of June. It was originally scheduled for 1 Jul delivery.

    That is all I know. I got most of this from calling Memphis center.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2010
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    I do not believe that Customs agents individually inspect each iPad in a planeload shipment. I'm not questioning your veracity, but that of the FedEx person who told you.
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    Mine it was supposed to be shipped on 7/21 an delivered on 7/24 but shipped on 7/18 and delivered on 7/23. It took more time in China....I think the moment leaves China becomes fairly fast.

    Jun 23, 2010 10:01 AM Delivered
    Jun 23, 2010 6:22 AMOn FedEx vehicle for deliveryHILLSIDE, IL
    Jun 23, 2010 6:14 AMAt local FedEx facilityHILLSIDE, IL
    Jun 23, 2010 3:51 AMAt dest sort facility CHICAGO, IL
    Jun 23, 2010 4:09 AMDeparted FedEx locationINDIANAPOLIS, IN
    Jun 22, 2010 3:10 PMInt'l shipment releaseANCHORAGE, AK
    Jun 22, 2010 8:39 PMIn transitSHENZHEN CN
    Jun 21, 2010 3:29 PMAt local FedEx facilitySHENZHEN CN
    Jun 21, 2010 3:29 PMClearance in progressSHENZHEN CN
    Jun 19, 2010 4:52 PMClearance in progressSHENZHEN CN
    Jun 19, 2010 4:52 PMAt local FedEx facilitySHENZHEN CN
    Jun 18, 2010 9:13 PMAt local FedEx facilitySHENZHEN CN
    Jun 18, 2010 9:13 PMClearance in progressSHENZHEN CN
    Jun 18, 2010 6:26 PMLeft FedEx origin facilitySHENZHEN CN
    Jun 18, 2010 3:54 PMPicked upSHENZHEN CNPackage received after FedEx cutoff
    Jun 18, 2010 1:43 AMShipment information sent to FedEx
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    ???

    Could be mistaken, but I specifically asked if they sampled and she said no, they inspect all of the items on the plane. Of course, they may not open them all.


    Jun 27, 2010 10:04 AM
    Departed FedEx location

    MEMPHIS, TN

    Jun 26, 2010 3:04 AM
    In transit
    MEMPHIS, TN

    Jun 26, 2010 2:20 AM
    Arrived at FedEx location
    MEMPHIS, TN

    Jun 25, 2010 5:31 PM
    Departed FedEx location
    ANCHORAGE, AK

    Jun 25, 2010 11:53 AM
    Int'l shipment release
    ANCHORAGE, AK

    Jun 24, 2010 3:49 PM
    Arrived at FedEx location
    ANCHORAGE, AK

    Jun 24, 2010 10:15 PM
    In transit
    SHENZHEN CN

    Jun 24, 2010 10:05 PM
    Shipment exception
    SHENZHEN CN
    Delay beyond our control

    Jun 24, 2010 9:36 PM
    In transit
    SHENZHEN CN

    Jun 23, 2010 9:28 PM
    At local FedEx facility
    SHENZHEN CN

    Jun 22, 2010 9:17 PM
    At local FedEx facility
    SHENZHEN CN

    Jun 22, 2010 11:03 AM
    Left FedEx origin facility
    SHENZHEN CN

    Jun 22, 2010 10:28 AM
    Picked up
    SHENZHEN CN
    Package received after FedEx cutoff

    Jun 21, 2010 3:51 PM
    Shipment information sent to FedEx​
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    Uggghhh, this sucks. Last update I have shows the iPad leaving China on the 25th. Nothing since. Would love to see the update saying it came through over the weekend and is in Memphis for final shipping. But I know that's not the case. Expected delivery is still the 29th but I'll admit I will be shocked if that happens.
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    Mine took 28 hours to get from Shenzen China to Raleigh North Carolina. Raleigh is 1 hour away.

    It has been in Raleigh NC since about 7pm Friday evening. Not sure why it was not delivered Saturday. Hope it gets here tomorrow.

    I have much better luck with UPS
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    I've noticed the same thing. In my opinion, UPS has gotten much more consistent with their shipping.
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    I've worked for both UPS and FedEx. They only check the cargo manifest numbers against the pallets. They do not inspect every iPad.
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    Millions of products arrive every day from china and other countries inspecting every item would be impossible random check is the norm. At the end of the day you ordered a product it is picked then shipped I cannot see the sense going around in circles about what happens to it in transit
    Col
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    My last iPad got hung up in Shezhen for a couple of days before shipment.

    After it left Shenzhen it arrived Anchorage at 2:49PM and left at 4:12PM. I seriously doubt if 1 hr and 23 minutes is enough time to inspect each and every item on the plane.

    From Anchorage it went to Indianapolis (1:51AM) and was delivered to an Atlanta suburb at 10:01AM that same day.

    Pretty darned good - and better than any I've ever had with "brown" - service,
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    What they do is get the detailed manifest to customs in Anchorage prior to the aircraft arriving. They have to also detail what materials the product is made from. This allows for preclearing the shipment prior to it actually arriving, then they can stamp the paperwork quickly when it does arrive and quickly ready for the flight to the lower 48. Hope the helps.
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    Wonder who is handling shipping for the UK?
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    Here's what hinders my faith in Fed Ex. On the website, they are showing it is still in China right now. But is supposed to be delivered to Atlanta tomorrow morning by 10:00. So I had my wife call and check the status. Bear in mind, the website tracking info says it is still in China.

    They tell her by phone the thing is en route to the Atlanta distribution facility right now. So the info isn't matching up. I'm hoping it is here tomorrow, but for some reason I'm not holding my breath.
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    Ive found that the same is true with UPS and Parcel Force (UK) - the web based status is often innacurate.
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    Yup, believe you're right. What is simply amazing to me is there is really no reason for the web based to be inaccurate. Not with how efficient these programs have gotten. Especially with the scanning abilities. Eh, but what do I know? :D
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    My thoughts exactly. Surely it links in to whatever software the guys on the phone are using? Whats the point of having the status online if it isnt accurate?
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    That's exactly my thoughts. I know the software can be set up for auto updates and the scanning software is tied directly into the shipping systems. It just boggles my mind that there are people making a lot of money that are supposed to be over this exact kind of issue getting paid to apparently do nothing. Just, wow.
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    Shipping

    Mine shipped today June 28th and is scheduled to deliver to NJ on July 1st.
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    Damn thats lucky.

    Maybe one day, the UK will get the same favoured treatment as the US lol

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