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J E F F
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Re: [Rant] UPS has horrible service.

I ordered it November 20th. I'm not hopeful it will come tomorrow so it will be a month on Monday.

It wasn't the shipper (Apple) that requested the change, it is UPS requesting the change.

FedEx never made any changes, they delivered early.

What I am unsure of is why Apple uses different services for different products.

Although FedEx did piss me off the one time, they simply never delivered my product..no notices, I went online to track and it stated it was in their office waiting for pick-up...but it did get there 3 days early. (about one week earlier than what Apple stated)
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said by J E F F:

It wasn't the shipper (Apple) that requested the change, it is UPS requesting the change.

From the screenshot it looks like Apple requested it. It says "The Sender..."...unless you got further information from UPS?
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J E F F
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I called Apple and they said they didn't send the request. Seems that the shipper refers to UPS.

By the looks of it, it got to Ontario late, and there was no way they could deliver it today.

This is what UPS is saying:




So my guess is that they're a few days behind schedule. (I just got this info about 20 minutes ago) Ah well...ca la vie.
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So you order something from Apple and they ship it from China? Is that why Apple charges so much?



J E F F
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said by Bob4:

So you order something from Apple and they ship it from China? Is that why Apple charges so much?

Everything Apple makes is made in China. It has to come from China. That's why you can buy an iPad for under $400 instead of over $1,000.

Shipping is always free.

If I was in the USA, I could have done in-store pick-up, a service they don't provide here.

I used the Apple Store because Apple currently has special financing for 6 months, so I used the Apple credit card.
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said by J E F F:

I called Apple and they said they didn't send the request. Seems that the shipper refers to UPS.

Yea but it doesnt say shipper it sends sender. Unless apple paid for ground service which has a specified time window and because of christmas season, the drivers ran late which means after the evening cut off for ground, UPS will deliver it tomorrow because apple only paid for ground with a time frame of 9-5 for example and it wouldnt make it due to volume. makes somewhat sense especially since the exception talks about the commit time for your area.
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Bob4
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Stores here sell Apple products for less than Apple charges at their own stores.



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said by J E F F:

said by Bob4:

So you order something from Apple and they ship it from China? Is that why Apple charges so much?

Everything Apple makes is made in China. It has to come from China. That's why you can buy an iPad for under $400 instead of over $1,000.

Shipping is always free.

If I was in the USA, I could have done in-store pick-up, a service they don't provide here.

I used the Apple Store because Apple currently has special financing for 6 months, so I used the Apple credit card.

Higher end machines for both computers and phones/tablets all are cheaper than apple products, you pay for the name and the OS, that being said chinese labor is cheaper, but apple gouges their customers because they can

that being said UPS is usually good for me, in fact just had a package delivered today from target.com with regular shipping, 22lbs took 3 days total from purchase to at my door

they rung the doorbell, left the package(nice neighborhood) and was driving away as i pulled the package inside


J E F F
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Apple store or 'stores'.

The Apple Stores here will price match, since usually there is a sale going on somewhere. (right now MacBooks are all $150 less than Apple Store)
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Click for full size
Here's a Microcenter ad from a couple weeks ago. Don't know how their prices compare. Sales tax is 3.5%.


J E F F
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I paid $329 no shipping cost. I DO have to pay sales tax, which is 5% national and 8% provincial.

Staples had them for $299 but were sold out in 2 minutes. And no one else had them either.
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13% sales tax. What a deal!



J E F F
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said by Bob4:

13% sales tax. What a deal!

It's insane. Oh well...I can move to Alaska since they have 0% sales tax...and $329 is $329.
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said by Bob4:

13% sales tax. What a deal!

Comes with a discount on health insurance!

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said by J E F F:

said by Bob4:

So you order something from Apple and they ship it from China? Is that why Apple charges so much?

Everything Apple makes is made in China. It has to come from China.

Then people buy iPhones in the US and send them back to China:

»www.digitaljournal.com/article/338981


J E F F
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said by Bob4:

said by J E F F:

said by Bob4:

So you order something from Apple and they ship it from China? Is that why Apple charges so much?

Everything Apple makes is made in China. It has to come from China.

Then people buy iPhones in the US and send them back to China:

»www.digitaljournal.com/article/338981

It's like me going to the USA to buy Canadian alcohol and bringing it back to Canada because it's cheaper in the US...

Crazy world we live in.
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said by swintec:

Unless apple paid for ground service which has a specified time window and because of christmas season, the drivers ran late which means after the evening cut off for ground, UPS will deliver it tomorrow because apple only paid for ground with a time frame of 9-5 for example and it wouldnt make it due to volume.

To the best of my knowledge, the shipper cannot indicate a delivery time "window". The only time-sensitive options the shipper has is with 1-day or 2-day deliveries and you can specify to deliver BEFORE a few times (like 8am, 10:30am, and 3pm). That's for BUSINESS addresses too. Residential has different times, at least for the afternoon.

And UPS will hardly not deliver on a day due to volume. Their drivers are now out until 8 or 9pm.