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imacaholic
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May 30, 2001, 10:41 PM
 
Left FedEx Sort Facility ANCHORAGE AK 05/30/2001 12:42

Finally! Was in holding for nearly 24hrs! That is just inhumane! Bring on the FUN!
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May 30, 2001, 10:54 PM
 
Originally posted by imacaholic:
Left FedEx Sort Facility ANCHORAGE AK 05/30/2001 12:42

Finally! Was in holding for nearly 24hrs! That is just inhumane! Bring on the FUN!
24 hours? Try 80-something hours..as is the case for me. And it STILL isn't released.

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May 30, 2001, 11:10 PM
 
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May 30, 2001, 11:15 PM
 
I think they told me the truth...

And it sucks!!!

I called fedex. They said that there were hundreds of other iBooks in the shipment (well, not iBooks - the lady didn't know what they were - I told here) but that there was a problem with the paperwork.

She told me that the broker (who's that?) was working with customs to get things sorted out but she could not give me an estimated time on when things might be worked out.

Bummer. So I'm not hoping for anything till next week.
     
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May 30, 2001, 11:20 PM
 
Originally posted by fats:
there was a problem with the paperwork.
My question is...how could there possibly be a problem with the papwework? Apple sends out hundreds of iBooks a day through customs. They do this papwework thing all the time. How the hell do the suddenly get papwework WRONG on our shipment?

I think FedUp is trying to cover their asses.


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May 30, 2001, 11:21 PM
 
The broker is usually the person that takes care of the customs paperwork that works with distributors to get things into and out of the U.S.
Apparently they dropped the ball this time... hopefully it'll be cleared up soon. It's morning again in Taiwan so hopefully the ball is rolling again.
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May 31, 2001, 12:24 AM
 
Help me out here, on what this means in PST

"Left FedEx Ramp ANCHORAGE AK 05/30/2001 16:31"

My guesstamation PST 1:31 p.m. 5-30-01 ??

1. Does this mean it is on a plane to CA?
2 Could it possibly arrive tomorrow 5-31-01 3 weeks from order date?

-or am I just hoping this may be.?


Off to bed - up very late last night (reading MacNN Forum: iBook and rechecking status) - easy for me to wake up and check FedEx at 2 or 3 a.m. eyes just pop open then it occures to me check status. -hope for best-
     
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May 31, 2001, 12:55 AM
 
What is the deal with this mysterious paperwork they need to keep working on?

it's not like Apple started to ship their first computer over the weekend and they're trying to get the hang of the procedure. This should be very routine for them...

     
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May 31, 2001, 01:20 AM
 
That's what I wonder too.

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May 31, 2001, 04:46 AM
 
Ok - so it's not 2 a.m. up checking a little early but can you believe my unit is now in TN. It's going to FedEx home base first? Then CA? Getting good air mileage anyway.

" Left FedEx Sort Facility MEMPHIS TN 05/31/2001 02:56 "

Maybe arrive in Berkeley today by 4 p.m.? I can only hope .

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May 31, 2001, 05:40 AM
 
Well, unfortunately, my iBook has been sitting in TAIWAN for 24 hours now. I got the shipping confirmation from apple yesterday morning (early), and the fedex tracking page has been stuck on "Package received after FedEx cutoff time " since then. It's been just under 24 hours since I got the apple email.

It breaks my heart to see no change in status! I was hoping to have received it before the weekend (there was an outside chance), but now it looks like it will be next week. :-(
     
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May 31, 2001, 08:04 AM
 
I've been going crazy lately. Mine's also been in Alaska since 5/27 at 11:34am. I can't take it any more. I ordered my combo the minute the store reopened on 5/1 and have been impatient ever since. I was so excited to get the message on 5/26 saying that it shipped. Then only to be tortured by seeing the FedEx status say that it's still in Alaska. In 4 more hours it will be there for 4 days!! Anyone else with theirs still in Alaska wanting to go on a commando raid with me? I'm expecting to receive a ransom note from some customs agent. They're probably ripping and burning in some secret customs office right this minute. There's got to be about 100 of us that are in the same boat. I think we can take them(there just customs agents after all, it's not like we'd be raiding Fort Knox). Well, who's with me?!?!!
     
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May 31, 2001, 10:02 AM
 
I'd go with you but I have to do my presentation for my senior project today. Looks like it won't be run by my iBook though.
     
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May 31, 2001, 11:02 AM
 
ibook/combo/128M/10G
http://www.fedex.com/cgi-bin/trackin...8&action=track

On delivery truck 2 hours ago, must be within 30 miles...

...and with that I guess I'm done this thread. Best of luck to those still waiting. If ya makes ya feel any better, I'm a long way from where it's being delivered and I won't see it until this weekend when I can get home.

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May 31, 2001, 11:11 AM
 
Yay!!!!!!!!
My iBook finally left Alaska... and thankfully, it bypassed Tennessee and went straight to Sacramento (where it left at 6am this morning) so hopefully it will be here on my doorstep sometime this afternoon. Thank goodness... I thought I was going to have to get medieval on somebody's ass...
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May 31, 2001, 02:04 PM
 
arrived 10:19 22 days Ordered 5-10

play by play: Forum "How much Longer Can It Be"
     
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May 31, 2001, 02:31 PM
 
Delivered BLOOMINGTON IL 05/31/2001 10:19  
On FedEx vehicle for delivery BLOOMINGTON IL 05/31/2001 08:26  
Arrived at FedEx Destination Location BLOOMINGTON IL 05/31/2001 08:24  
Left FedEx Ramp BARTONVILLE IL 05/31/2001 06:58  
Arrived at FedEx Ramp BARTONVILLE IL 05/31/2001 04:40  
Arrived at Sort Facility INDIANAPOLIS IN 05/31/2001 01:34  
Left FedEx Sort Facility INDIANAPOLIS IN 05/30/2001 22:35  
Left FedEx Ramp ANCHORAGE AK 05/30/2001 16:10  
Left FedEx Sort Facility ANCHORAGE AK 05/30/2001 12:42  
Left FedEx Sort Facility ANCHORAGE AK 05/30/2001 12:17  
Held at Sort Facility ANCHORAGE AK 05/29/2001 15:46  
Package status ANCHORAGE AK 05/29/2001 15:15  
Arrived at FedEx Ramp ANCHORAGE AK 05/29/2001 13:26

Hang in there folks! The story will have a happy ending!

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May 31, 2001, 03:09 PM
 
Wel, I once again spoke to FedEx and Apple. You'll never believe it...this whole thing is actually Apple's fault, and they're admitted to it.

Basically, Customs needs some sort of paperwork to be done (it's not often that they do this...and lucky us..it happened on our shipment). Apple is well aware of the situation, and they're getting the paperwork done within the next 24-48 hours.

We all know what that means. We're not getting these things tomorrow. And we're certainely not getting these things on Saturday, as 2-day Delivery is only on business days.

Which leaves us all...dun dun dun...to expect our precious iBooks on Monday.

You know...now that I know that we can expect these shipments on Monday..I feel sort of relieved. The stress and pressure of it is pretty much gone. Now...we wait four more days.

I think...in a few weeks..I'm going to look back on this entire situation and laugh at it.

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May 31, 2001, 03:44 PM
 
apple rep said it was hopeful that they could leave today. I hope so becasue i have a 2 hour bus trip monday.
     
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May 31, 2001, 05:28 PM
 
something to consider, maybe Apple/Fedex would be willing to upgrade you delivery for saturday.

fedex has that service available ya know

I got my ibook today and put some more ram in which was a snap. Along with an airport card.

The only problem is that airport base station and airport card won't work on os X "officially." Their going to get a tech rep to call me and let me know the work around on this issue.

the screen resolution is awesome along with everything else. My only complaint is the case....this baby will scratch easily....you'll see what i mean soon.

     
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May 31, 2001, 05:40 PM
 
Okay..the Apple Update as of 4:35 EST...is that they're still working on it. They sent all the paperwork, but there's no update as of yet. The friendly representative that I spoke to even read me the e-mail she was sent my her supervisor about the situation.

Get this...there are NINE HUNDRED iBooks being "held hostaage" as the representative said.

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May 31, 2001, 07:06 PM
 
Yours and mine are in the same 900 lot Wins. The dude I spoke to said he had that same email you spoke of but he first refused to give me a date. When I pressed him he said the end of the week.
     
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May 31, 2001, 07:31 PM
 
will they upgrade to saturday delivery?
     
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May 31, 2001, 07:38 PM
 
Originally posted by ibookbum:
will they upgrade to saturday delivery?
Didn't bother to ask. I don't think they could, anyway. It's already shipped as a 2-day.

Waiting for news from Apple...doubt I'll get any, though

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May 31, 2001, 08:33 PM
 
Originally posted by WinsOBoogi:


Waiting for news from Apple...doubt I'll get any, though

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Me too. Ordered the combo/20 Gb on May 1st and its been sitting in Alaskan limbo since the 27th. Maybe we can get someone to put the crate on an iceberg push it south. The Apple and Fed Ex folks I talked to were not at all forthcoming with estimated times of clearance.

     
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May 31, 2001, 09:20 PM
 
Mine just zipped right on through AK. Playing with it as we speak. Shipped on May 29.
     
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May 31, 2001, 09:22 PM
 
Yo Wins!

Mine just cleared the customs hold! It's still in Alaska but its out of customs. check it out: http://www.fedex.com/cgi-bin/trackin...&cntry_code=us

Yours is probably in the same lot as mine so we are good to go
     
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May 31, 2001, 10:08 PM
 
Originally posted by fats:
Yo Wins!

Mine just cleared the customs hold!
Yours is probably in the same lot as mine so we are good to go
Nope. It's STILL on customs. AAAAHHHHH!!!


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May 31, 2001, 10:10 PM
 
I'm posting this from my new iBook under OSX... what a combination...
I hope you all recieve yours soon... I'm really enjoying mine.
cheers.
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May 31, 2001, 10:27 PM
 
Nope. It's STILL on customs. AAAAHHHHH!!
Well, mine technically is still on customs. That is, the tracking number from Apple store is still on customs but if you put in the one from the snail mail confirmation you might get a different story.

Or maybe I'm just getting two iBooks!
     
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Jun 1, 2001, 11:32 AM
 
Oh, tried to trick me, huh? Yeah, my other tracking number says the same things as yours, so we're on the same shipment. They're still in Alaska.

I just thought about a stupid joke from I don't know where...

"Hey...where's the iBook?"
"I don't know...Ahl-ask-ah."

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Jun 1, 2001, 07:26 PM
 
Still in Customs. FedEx asked for MORE paperwork from Apple. Maybe we'll get them on Tuesday. Maybe longer.

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I don't know whats worse, knowing your iBook is in the pipeline or not I ordered on 5/1 and it's still "being assembled".

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Jun 1, 2001, 08:19 PM
 
Huummm....my tracking info has said only "Arrived at FedEx Ramp ANCHORAGE AK" for the last day. Nothing else.

Is this a bad sign? (Aside from it sitting in Alaska for a day)
     
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I talked to the Apple lady today who said that they were "working on it around the clock." But she couldn't give me an information about when the imprisoned ibooks would be free.
     
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My Combo iBook, stuck in Customs in Anchorage since 5-27, has left the FedEx sort facility and is leaving Alaska as of 3 PM 6-1. Maybe I will see this thing by Tuesday! And it will be *just* under 5 weeks from the May 2 order date.

I followed up on tracking the Apple sales order number on my printed mailing and got a little more complete story about the events of the last week. Also, the FedEx Waybill number did not match the Apple-provided tracking number (but in that case the Apple-provided number gave a more complete story).

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My baby's cleared customs. NJ, here it comes! Wuhoo! EVERYONE should be expecting their iBooks on MONDAY! YAY!!!!

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IT CAME!!!!!!!!!!
     
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Originally posted by WinsOBoogi:
My baby's cleared customs. NJ, here it comes! Wuhoo! EVERYONE should be expecting their iBooks on MONDAY! YAY!!!!

Don't you think it woulda been faster just to go to Anchorage and get it yourself?

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Originally posted by ibookbum.:
IT CAME!!!!!!!!!!
How the hell did it come on a bloody Saturday? There's no Saturday delivery. And don't tell me you got special treatment...because...that would---oh, what's the use? I'll get it on Monday. It's just that my cousins are coming over today, and a few months ago, they were bragging about their new 1.5 GHZ Gateway...meanwhile who installed the Enthernet PCI Card for them and sett up their cable modem?

Cruel fate...

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Saturday delivery or not, I had it shipped to my wife's school. FedEx says it has reached the destination city so Monday looks good to go.
     
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i don't know. i was expecting tuesday but 15 minutes after i came home from the SAT's the doorbell rang.
     
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Hmm...the latest FedEx tracking info that I got is this:
Left FedEx Ramp ANCHORAGE AK 06/01/2001 16:02  
Left FedEx Sort Facility ANCHORAGE AK 06/01/2001 13:01  
Left FedEx Sort Facility ANCHORAGE AK 06/01/2001 12:41  
Arrived at FedEx Ramp ANCHORAGE AK 05/27/2001 11:34  

Does anyone else whose iBook left Alaska yesterday have anything further than "left FedEx Ramp ANCHORAGE AK"?

I'm sure my iBook is probably in Tennessee or something, but it makes me nervous to stil lsee Alaska 24 hours after it left the place. Show me something OTHER than Alaska, PLEASE!

-Brad

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Jun 2, 2001, 05:55 PM
 
I guess mine's on it's way. It left Alaska yesterday as well.

Left FedEx Sort Facility INDIANAPOLIS IN 06/02/2001 03:09  
Arrived at Sort Facility INDIANAPOLIS IN 06/02/2001 00:44  
Left FedEx Ramp ANCHORAGE AK 06/01/2001 16:21  
Left FedEx Sort Facility ANCHORAGE AK 06/01/2001 12:42  
Left FedEx Ramp TAOYUAN CITY TW 05/31/2001 20:07  
Held at Sort Facility ANCHORAGE AK 05/31/2001 16:03  
Left FedEx Sort Facility ANCHORAGE AK 05/31/2001 15:28  
Arrived at FedEx Ramp ANCHORAGE AK 05/31/2001 12:48  
Left FedEx Origin Location TAOYUAN CITY TW 05/30/2001 20:27  
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This is off subject..but Driller...did you get your name from the cult movie?

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Yeah, I did. It's a pretty bad film (I have a soft spot for it though), but that's such a cool name. You're the second person to post and ask me that on this board. enjoy your book!
     
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Driller...I asked, because believe it or not, my English teacher is Harry Schultz, who plays the gay gallery owner in Driller Killer.

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Awwwwwrrrriiight!



I went and retrieved my iBook from the South SF FedEx depot yesterday!

Posting from OmniWeb in OS X- looks and runs great!
     
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double post. sorry. feel free to delete.

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