How Long in "Prepared to Ship" Status?
I was wondering what the relatively current experience folks were having with the online Apple Store? I ordered my at about 6 PM Pacific on 5/5. The status went to "Prepared to Ship" at midnight eastern today, May 12 (though it may have happened yesterday and I didn't realize). Deliver is to occur between 5/13 and 5/19.
I've heard of this status lasting between two and four days (or longer). On the other hand, I've heard of cases where folks go home, and it's there. What is typical of what is currently being seen? Is this simply a case of "short times aren't reported?" W
- 05-12-2010, 04:18 PM #2
- 05-12-2010, 08:33 PM #3
- 05-14-2010, 08:43 AM #4
Just to update the timeline for folks who are ordering now:
- 5/5/2010, 6 PM Pacific--Intitial Order. At the time, shipping was "5-7 business days"
- 5/12/2010, Midnight Eastern--"Prepared to Ship"
- 5/13/2010, 17:13 Eastern--Received Shipment Notice
The initial ETA was 5/18. It looks like there was a hiccup; new ETA is 5/20.
- 05-14-2010, 12:24 PM #6
Strictly speaking, they were at six business days to ship, and five business days to deliver. The "to ship" metric is right in the middle of what they were promising when ordered. The original delivery date (5/18) was also in the withing the original "delivered by" timeline (5/13-19). It sounds like they missed the pickup from FedEx, bumping it out to five days.
I'm located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Based on the tracking info, mine is currently in Hong Kong--it literally is coming from China.
- 05-14-2010, 02:12 PM #8
- 05-14-2010, 02:56 PM #9
shipping straight from the assembly line then..... i ordered mine May 11th....it still said 5-7days at the time of my order, so i hope it takes less than 10 business days...... But it sounds like it may take atleast that long..... I should have order earlier.... oh well
- 05-15-2010, 12:57 AM #10
I ordered mine on April 30th (Friday). It went to prepared to ship status on may 8th, and shipped the next day. I received it via standard fedex shipping around 10 am on may 12th. Estimated arrival time from apple was may 10th-14th. Fedex estimated it would arrive on the 13th, and it came a day early.
I am actually kinda impressed with the shipping time. I'm in texas, and it shipped from Shenzhen, china to San Antonio in 3 days.
Btw, my first post here, and yes, I made it on my iPad. Lol.
- 05-15-2010, 04:44 PM #11
- 05-16-2010, 02:10 PM #12
- 05-16-2010, 06:34 PM #13
- 05-16-2010, 08:05 PM #14
- 05-16-2010, 09:13 PM #15
Ordered mine around noon May 8th, shipping status was ship in 5-7 business days. On Friday (14th) around 7pm it changed to Prepared for Shipment then a few hours later the system went down. This morning I got a email that it shipped and will be here Thursday the 20th.
According to the tracking number it was picked up about 15 hours after it changed to Prepared for Shipment.
- 05-17-2010, 10:52 AM #16
at 2:56 am central time, I received a shipment notification email. My iPad is on its way for a May 21st delivery.
The FedEx site states delivery on May 21st. The Shipment Notification email states, "delivery by May 21st"......I wonder if i will get it earlier?!?!?!?!
- 05-17-2010, 08:12 PM #18
Over the weekend, I tracked it from China to Alaska to Tennessee. It hit today.
So, depending on how you look at it, it came between one (the most original ETA) to three (based on the revised one) days early.
- 05-17-2010, 11:56 PM #20
- 05-18-2010, 01:29 AM #21
- 05-18-2010, 11:25 AM #22
- 05-18-2010, 10:52 PM #23
Last edited by bayourock; 05-19-2010 at 08:56 AM.