What does "Dispatched" mean?

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  1. backudog

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    I wasn't sure which section to post this in so if im in the wrong bit please move me.

    I ordered the new ipad on the 14th march on Apple store, using thier finance..erm..thing.. and it originally gave me a 2-3 week wait (sometime around 11th april) the finance bit has all been set up and the estimated delivery changed to 1-2 week (27th march - 3rd april), then i got an email wednesday saying they could dispatch it earlier than anticipated ("your new ipad will be ready to dispatch on 2nd april"). Now what i'd like to know is when the say "dispatched" does that mean "leaves the depot"? or that it'll actually arrive at my door then? i was just curious as i was kinda hoping to get it before the easter weekend, as ive booked a couple of extra days off either side, so would be nice to have it to fiddle with over easter?
    does anyone who has bought from Apple before (its my first time) know what Apples wording actually means please?

    thank you kindly in advance!
     
  2. KevinJS

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    Dispatched means that a consignment has been assigned to a run. It does not necessarily mean that the truck has started moving.

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    Sent from my iPad 4 HD mini
     
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    Same as shipping
     
  5. Contra

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    Yup, it means it is assigned to a carrier and "possibly" sent out, but probably

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    Thanks for the replies. so as they said it would be ready to dispatch on the 2nd of april,(and theres been no change in the status bit of my order online on the apple store website..erm..thing, im guessing i've got no hope of getting it before easter then? (im off work from the 5th and back in on the 11th but most of those days are easter bank holidays, so that only leaves three days for them to deliver, and i assume they'll not deliver over easter?)*sigh*
     
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    In my experience, dispatched can mean anything from, the driver is in the bar and won't surface for 3 days, to the driver can't legally get to you for 2 days so expect him later this afternoon.

    Seriously, though, it's almost certainly on the way.

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  8. Contra

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    It probably is, either way congrats, you will like it...get a nice cover and use it like a pair of comfy shoes

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    Just a quick update, my order now says it was dispatched today (27th) for (estimated, subject to change) delivery tomorrow! i'll believe it when i see it but still...WAHAAAY!!! :D soon i'll have my precioussssss.....
     

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