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Mine left China at 2am CDT yesterday. (I have made the time conversion). I cannot determine where it is at the moment. UPS World services says that UPS does not deliver in Baldwin County AL (metro Mobile AL) on Saturdays. My UPS driver says they do.

So... We'll see tomorrow.


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post #42 of 79
Why would a company, with the brains to create the IPad, pick a delivery company that normally doesn't do Saturday deliveries? They're paying UPS for the Saturday deliveries but not for everybody? Seriously, FedEx delivers on saturdays; what's the problem?
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post #44 of 79
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Originally Posted by wagnercv View Post

Yes.. I live in norman OK... Home of the Sooners... FEDEX delivers sat but Not UPS.. Why did apple choose saturday delivery! Seems just plan wrong!!!!!

Oh well, what can you do....

You can always complain. That's what everybody else does.
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post #45 of 79
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Being English born I actually don't speak Appalachian, sorry.


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Bet James Bond can stop that plane and git his iPad! In mid airs too!
post #46 of 79
Just spoke to UPS that indicated that loads of them have already cleared customs. They are pending scan updates in the system.
post #47 of 79
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Originally Posted by tpiselli View Post

Why would a company, with the brains to create the IPad, pick a delivery company that normally doesn't do Saturday deliveries? They're paying UPS for the Saturday deliveries but not for everybody? Seriously, FedEx delivers on saturdays; what's the problem?
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post #48 of 79
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Originally Posted by wagnercv View Post

Yes.. I live in norman OK... Home of the Sooners... FEDEX delivers sat but Not UPS.. Why did apple choose saturday delivery! Seems just plan wrong!!!!!

Oh well, what can you do....

Why did Apple not choose FedEx?
post #49 of 79
"Remote area" my ***. I live JUST outside of LA, in an area I know from experience FedEx delivers on Saturday. But no Saturday delivery for me. If I had been notified before the order was locked in, I would have changed my order to in store pickup and made the short drive to the Apple store. But I wasn't told until yesterday.
post #50 of 79
Seems many people didn't read the article on the shipping, how the shipping from china hasn't changed, all in how apple holds the supply at the UPS stations so they aren't delivered early.
post #51 of 79
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Originally Posted by wagnercv View Post

Yes.. I live in norman OK... Home of the Sooners... FEDEX delivers sat but Not UPS.. Why did apple choose saturday delivery! Seems just plan wrong!!!!!

Oh well, what can you do....

Go the Sooners! :-)

We don't even have a date for iPads in my country yet... *Sigh*

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post #52 of 79
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Originally Posted by wagnercv View Post

Yes.. I live in norman OK... Home of the Sooners... FEDEX delivers sat but Not UPS.. Why did apple choose saturday delivery! Seems just plan wrong!!!!!

Oh well, what can you do....?


Move to the Boise Idaho, Home of the Laters?



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post #53 of 79
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Originally Posted by Gomi View Post

Why did Apple not choose FedEx?

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post #54 of 79
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Originally Posted by lostkiwi View Post

Go the Sooners! :-)

We don't even have a date for iPads in my country yet... *Sigh*


Yikes, the poor women.
post #55 of 79
Lucky! I still have to weight for my 3G

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post #56 of 79
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Apple:
Ordered on: Mar 12, 2010 at 05:35 AM PDT
Shipped on: Mar 31, 2010 via UPS

UPS:
Status: Billing Information Received
Shipped To: ANTIOCH, CA, US
Shipped/Billed On:04/02/2010

The UPS tracking info appeared several hours after the Apple shipping notification:

The tracking info has never been updated!

Sigh...

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post #57 of 79
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Originally Posted by DaveGee View Post

Hey when did we let North Virginia into the Union anyway?!?!

J/K J/K J/K J/K

And as for Hawaii.... No offense but anyplace as awsome as Hawaii MUST have a disadvantage every once in a while...


Yeah, what an inconvenience:

1) put down the piña collada
2) put on a shirt and sandals
2) leave the beach

for a piece of glass?

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post #58 of 79
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Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post

I wish I'd not been cheap and forked over the additional $12 for expedited shipping now :lol

No need for expedited shipping to get delivery:

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Thank you for your recent Apple iPad purchase.

Our records indicate that when you placed your iPad pre-order, you
chose to pay for expedited shipping.

Expedited shipping is not necessary to ensure delivery. Apple has
processed a refund for the shipping charge on your order. Please
contact your card-issuing bank for information on when the credit
will be posted to your account.

Your iPad will deliver on April 3rd in the areas where UPS offers
Saturday delivery.

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post #59 of 79
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

Yeah, what an inconvenience:

1) put down the piña collada
2) put on a shirt and sandals
2) leave the beach

for a piece of glass?

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They don't allow glass on the beach in Hawaii, perhaps he can signal a cruise ship from his hotel room.
post #60 of 79
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Originally Posted by rbonner View Post

Just spoke to UPS that indicated that loads of them have already cleared customs. They are pending scan updates in the system.

Been pending that for a day or so.
post #61 of 79
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Originally Posted by Gomi View Post

Why did Apple not choose FedEx?

Apple is using FedEx for Chicago. I received shipment notifications from FedEx today (Friday).

I guess FedEx Home Delivery with Saturday service may not be available in all areas. Or perhaps it is more economical in some areas vs. UPS Saturday service and vice versa.

Either way, it will be a busy day for FedEx and UPS!
post #62 of 79
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Originally Posted by HappyPappy View Post

Mine just landed in KY

Mine must be with yours! But I'm in one of those "too remote" areas!!!!
post #63 of 79
All of about 24 hours left. I think this one is going to miss my a longshot. "Vast Majority" will likely see delivery midweek.
post #64 of 79
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Originally Posted by wagnercv View Post

Yes.. I live in norman OK... Home of the Sooners... FEDEX delivers sat but Not UPS.. Why did apple choose saturday delivery! Seems just plan wrong!!!!!

Oh well, what can you do....

I think there's a misunderstanding here. If you send a package UPS, it will not normally be delivered on Saturday anywhere. However, you can pay extra and have it delivered Saturday, where that option is available, which appears to be most non-rural areas. Apple paid extra for that Saturday delivery, so while normally you would not get a UPS package on Saturday, this time you very well might (I don't know about Norman specifically).
post #65 of 79
"...in a rural area (or, unfortunately, Hawaii)..."

I got a double whammy. I live in a rural area in Hawaii. To make things worst, shipments can take up to one extra day just to get to Maui and my iPad is still in "AIR TRANSIT SCAN INCHEON, KR".
post #66 of 79
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Originally Posted by HappyPappy View Post

Mine just landed in KY

I'm a bit frustrated by the UPS site. The tracking number for mine has said "Billing Information Received" for days, and even tonight there is no further update. I'm going to be more than a bit pissed if it doesn't show up here tomorrow when I could have just as easily have driven into the local Apple store to pick it up.
post #67 of 79
I am getting a bit pissed off. It is 12:40am on the day it is suppost to be delivered, and UPS only says my iPad has departed from China sometime yesterday...then lost to the world. Who knows were the hell it is? Oh well, out drinking anyway...I'll just have one more.
post #68 of 79
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Originally Posted by svnipp View Post

I'm a bit frustrated by the UPS site. The tracking number for mine has said "Billing Information Received" for days, and even tonight there is no further update. I'm going to be more than a bit pissed if it doesn't show up here tomorrow when I could have just as easily have driven into the local Apple store to pick it up.

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Originally Posted by Matt_ThomasMD View Post

I am getting a bit pissed off. It is 12:40am on the day it is suppost to be delivered, and UPS only says my iPad has departed from China sometime yesterday...then lost to the world. Who knows were the hell it is? Oh well, out drinking anyway...I'll just have one more.

And I thought I was the kid on Christmas Eve. Look, wait until morning (not half-past midnight, real morning). If the status hasn't changed to "out for delivery," then get frustrated and pissed off if you like. Not that it means your delivery won't arrive that day. I've had lots of UPS packages not show anything new in their delivery status until it turned up on my doorstep.
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post #69 of 79
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

The UPS tracking info appeared several hours after the Apple shipping notification:

The tracking info has never been updated!

Sigh...

I hate when they do that. I have two solutions for these delivery companies.
  1. I'm guessing they have to scan in everything individually but not use a relative system where you put into a container and then a single scan of that container at a new location updates every intem within.
  2. I hate having to wait all day for a package that needs to be signed. I figure they are put on the trucks in the relative order they are delivered and I know the shipped data is on their website within a couple minutes of delivery so why not use a backend system that gives you ever-shrinking approximation of the likely time it will get delivered using a sliding window setup.
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post #70 of 79
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

I hate when they do that. I have two solutions for these delivery companies.
  1. I'm guessing they have to scan in everything individually but not use a relative system where you put into a container and then a single scan of that container at a new location updates every intem within.
  2. I hate having to wait all day for a package that needs to be signed. I figure they are put on the trucks in the relative order they are delivered and I know the shipped data is on their website within a couple minutes of delivery so why not use a backend system that gives you ever-shrinking approximation of the likely time it will get delivered using a sliding window setup.


Apple:
Ordered on: Mar 12, 2010 at 05:35 AM PDT
Shipped on: Mar 31, 2010 via UPS

UPS:
Status: Billing Information Received
Shipped To: ANTIOCH, CA, US
Shipped/Billed On:04/02/2010

Here's my current status:

LOUISVILLE, KY, US\t04/03/2010\t12:42 A.M.\tIMPORT SCAN
CN\t03/31/2010\t7:21 A.M.\tBILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED





I like most things about UPS but their tracking,


Your suggestions are interesting:

Let's assume that for scheduled large pickup batches such as these, before pickup Apple electronically provides UPS with the:

--Batch#, Pallet#, Traveler#, Pkg#, Signature required, Cubes, Weight, zip, scheduled delivery date (plus a lot of other detail) for each package
--Each batch consists of thousands of individual packages, palletized acording to zip code and devivery date;

This is the "billing info received"


Once UPS has this "billing info" it can fan-out the delivery, processing and tracking requirements and match it with its schedules (pickup, depots, sorting/sub-batching, loading/unloading, flights, trucks... down to the destination depot.


At this point (before anything has left the shipper), tthere is enough information for UPS to post individual tracking info with:

--expected arrival date and latest delivery time on that date. (in case of the iPads, this is the same for all non-rural orders)

They also can compute best/worst delivery times for normal orders based on weather, history, hub traffic, location, etc.


You leave the destination depot detail scheduling. to the local depot traffic manager.


Then, the shipping process begins... with ever diminishing batches, sub-batches being scanned, processed, rebatched, schedule-adjusted, new-fan-out, at each point along the planned/adjusted route.

The Traveler# is a push-down stack of numbers, generated in transit, that ideneifies groups of packages as they lose their batch identity abd gain new ones.


So, as the days dwindle down to a precious few. the schedule/progress info becomes more accurate.

All the while. the traffic manager at the destination depot is monitoring his expected receipts/disbursements and refining his schedule for space, personal, vehicles.

As his "likely" schedule emerges he can use the Traveler# fan-out to batch post refined expected/worst delivery time-- your sliding window.

This could be posted daily (or hourly, when we get to the short strokes). UPS could even offer an option to IM the deliveree as the schedule changes or solidifies.

Mmmm... Scan, Fan. Schedule, Post, Process, Repeat.... even I could write a program to do that on an iPod (with the help of the cloid)

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post #71 of 79
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

Apple:
Ordered on: Mar 12, 2010 at 05:35 AM PDT
Shipped on: Mar 31, 2010 via UPS

UPS:
Status: Billing Information Received
Shipped To: ANTIOCH, CA, US
Shipped/Billed On:04/02/2010

Here's my current status:

LOUISVILLE, KY, US\t04/03/2010\t12:42 A.M.\tIMPORT SCAN
CN\t03/31/2010\t7:21 A.M.\tBILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED





I like most things about UPS but their tracking,


Your suggestions are interesting:

Let's assume that for scheduled large pickup batches such as these, before pickup Apple electronically provides UPS with the:

--Batch#, Pallet#, Traveler#, Pkg#, Signature required, Cubes, Weight, zip, scheduled delivery date (plus a lot of other detail) for each package
--Each batch consists of thousands of individual packages, palletized acording to zip code and devivery date;

This is the "billing info received"


Once UPS has this "billing info" it can fan-out the delivery, processing and tracking requirements and match it with its schedules (pickup, depots, sorting/sub-batching, loading/unloading, flights, trucks... down to the destination depot.


At this point (before anything has left the shipper), tthere is enough information for UPS to post individual tracking info with:

--expected arrival date and latest delivery time on that date. (in case of the iPads, this is the same for all non-rural orders)

They also can compute best/worst delivery times for normal orders based on weather, history, hub traffic, location, etc.


You leave the destination depot detail scheduling. to the local depot traffic manager.


Then, the shipping process begins... with ever diminishing batches, sub-batches being scanned, processed, rebatched, schedule-adjusted, new-fan-out, at each point along the planned/adjusted route.

The Traveler# is a push-down stack of numbers, generated in transit, that ideneifies groups of packages as they lose their batch identity abd gain new ones.


So, as the days dwindle down to a precious few. the schedule/progress info becomes more accurate.

All the while. the traffic manager at the destination depot is monitoring his expected receipts/disbursements and refining his schedule for space, personal, vehicles.

As his "likely" schedule emerges he can use the Traveler# to fan-out to batch post refined expected/worst delivery time-- your sliding window.

This could be posted daily (or hourly, when we get to the short strokes). UPS could even offer an option to IM the deliveree as the schedule changes or solidifies.

Mmmm... Scan, Fan. Schedule, Process, Repeat.... even I could write a program to do that on an iPod (with the help of the cloid)

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You've obviously thought about devising a way to provide useful tracking information. Has Brown? Do they even care?
post #72 of 79
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Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

[...]
Mmmm... Scan, Fan. Schedule, Post, Process, Repeat.... even I could write a program to do that on an iPod (with the help of the cloid)

Right?! Let's patent the crap out of this idea.
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post #73 of 79
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Originally Posted by Gomi View Post

You've obviously thought about devising a way to provide useful tracking information. Has Brown? Do they even care?

I think they care,,, if we could only get them to share.

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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

Right?! Let's patent the crap out of this idea.

Yeah!

I'm lying in bed warching an Alan Kay video, and checking UPS tracking, typing (badly).

LOUISVILLE, KY, US\t04/03/2010\t4:55 A.M.\tDEPARTURE SCAN

Whopee... it's left LoolVull!


I am really jazzed to get my iPad. and experience it. I've been using/programming computers since 1956.

I think that, with the iPad, for the first time we (the computer and I) can reach out and touch each other. The original Mac was good, but the mouse got in the way. The iPhone was close, but the screen is too small.

From Alan Kay: "If you want someone to go along with you, involve them in a conspiracy... user interface design is a conspiracy".

...maybe that's the magic of the iPad... a conspiracy!

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post #74 of 79
mine says "left KY at 6:18 am"....
i live in the detroit MI area.....
i cannot imagine how it get to me before noon unless the UPS jet lands on my court....


update!!!!

arrived at Detroit metro airport ups hub @ 7:27am.... now im getting excited,
post #75 of 79
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Originally Posted by s4mb4 View Post

mine says "left KY at 6:18 am"....
i live in the detroit MI area.....
i cannot imagine how it get to me before noon unless the UPS jet lands on my court....


update!!!!

arrived at Detroit metro airport ups hub @ 7:27am.... now im getting excited,

Looks like that you should get yours today. You should have been waiting at the gate.
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post #76 of 79
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Originally Posted by eightzero View Post

All of about 24 hours left. I think this one is going to miss my a longshot. "Vast Majority" will likely see delivery midweek.

I take it all back, and was wrong about Brown. Guess what is in my hot little hand, delivered to my door 10 minutes ago?

Wow.
post #77 of 79
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Originally Posted by Matt_ThomasMD View Post

I am getting a bit pissed off. It is 12:40am on the day it is suppost to be delivered, and UPS only says my iPad has departed from China sometime yesterday...then lost to the world. Who knows were the hell it is? Oh well, out drinking anyway...I'll just have one more.

And when you get home there will be a UPS attempted delivery notice. You should'a called your local UPS depot... If your area is busy, there could be a late delivery? Good luck on getting yours today.
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post #78 of 79
Huh, UPS is delivering ipads today, Sat . . .
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post #79 of 79
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Originally Posted by xgman View Post

Huh, UPS is delivering ipads today, Sat . . .

Apple has made them go back to homes to pick up packages even after they were opened so I don't think getting UPS to work on a day they do delivery is that much of a stretch. Apple will likely have to pay more for delivery, or maybe this is paybck for the UPS' previous delivery boondogle.

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