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Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Skywatcher, Nov 24, 2009.

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    Where is your iMac then?

    Poland?
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    Well, you've heard of the "slow boat (to)from China" :lol:

    It was doing well until it got an "exception - UPS INTERNAL ACTIVITY " in Shanghai. I thought perhaps it'd been caught by a customs sniffer dog and it was desperately trying to make up a story to avoid a full cavity (port?) search so I phoned UPS who said ooo not heard that one before (lie) and "probably means it's paperwork or something"

    Anyway, a quick google shows that it's the code used for when UPS have too much volume going through a section of the network and delay the stuff that hasn't been paid to be priority.

    In theory it's left China now and yep the next destination should be Poland :yes:

    Now Apple's original estimate was the 26th/27th which seems POSSIBLE but only if everything goes well from here on in. A slight slip and it'd be next monday/tuesday
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    Mine had 2 exceptions during its travels but still travelled an astonishing way in what seems like not too long.

    If I'm honest I was quite happy when the lady at Apple told me it would be shipped on the 30th.
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    OK. Gentlemen. Will one of you PUHLEEZE tell me where they originate from? What country/place sends them out on their journey? Where does it begin? :confused: :mental:
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    I'm enjoying watching it actually :lol:
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    They start in Shanghai Tink - then they go to Korea - presumably as Keith said on another thread to have something else put in the box. From there they enter Europe via Poland - to Cologne in Germany which I presume is a European UPS 'Hub' then from there to the UK where they pass customs at East Midlands airport then go via road to your 'local' and I use that term loosely- UPS centre where they are shipped out to the customer from
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    Me too when I go in and saw the enormous brown box in the hall yesterday I was acually quite moved that it had come 1/2 way round the planet in 4 days and seen more countries than I think I have :lol:
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    Shanghai. Ah. There we go. Just wondered where the starting point was.

    So, Apple manufactures in Shanghai? Guess I'd better read up on my "favorite computer" manufacturer's policies. :yes:
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    I still cant get over the first thing I saw when I turned it on was the the Orion Nebula

    it was Mac saying

    'Chris , clearly this computer has been built for you'
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    Chris.. it's true :yes: If only there was one with a pic of a tort on it....
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    I'm not sure Apple want to associate their whizzy quick computer with a tortoise as it is famous for being slow not , as we all know it to be a beautiful piece of design in its own right :D
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    Here ya go Josh. Maybe you can find something you can use here:

    The Slowskys​


    These are some critters that my cable TV provider using as advertising. They're quite entertaining. Watch the videos.

    Tom :)macwave:... so sssssllllloooooowwwwwww!)
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    :rotfl: Great stuff Tom :thumbsup:

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