Canadian Mac Forums at ehMac banner
1 - 20 of 33 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,691 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Just now got notification from Apple that my new white MacBook 2.16 has shipped and scheduled to arrive on Friday, along with my order of a STM Small Alley Bag, an Incase black neoprene sleeve and an iSkin keyboard protector. It will be good to go portable again. Not sure yet if I will ever install Windows, although there are a few Windows programs I'd like to run- Weather Display and something for my GPS.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,415 Posts
Ooooh. Congrats on the purchase. You're gonna love it.

Anyone know if these are available in store yet?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,691 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Where does Apple merchandise (especially MacBooks) get shipped from? It has been shipped Purolator and I know that there were brokerage fees for me in the past when shipping through Purolator. Apple must have something worked out with them? I really doubt I will get the items in 2 days. It has to get trucked into Goose Bay over 16 hours of gravel road, unless it comes air. I'll be surprised if I get it before May 22, because our delivery service (contracting out for Purolator) doesn't do deliveries on Saturday or Sundays and Monday is Victoria Day. I did pay a total of $37 for speedy shipping so I could get my goodies before I leave on a 10 trip on May 25. I just checked both tracking numbers and none, apparently, have been entered into the system yet.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
17,846 Posts
A bit jealous too. When my ship runs aground I will be looking at the 24" iMac. While that will help, it is at least 2 or 3 months away.:D
 

·
Canuck of Enlightenment
Joined
·
949 Posts
Congrats, you will not be disappointed.:clap:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,076 Posts
Where does Apple merchandise (especially MacBooks) get shipped from? It has been shipped Purolator and I know that there were brokerage fees for me in the past when shipping through Purolator. Apple must have something worked out with them? I really doubt I will get the items in 2 days. It has to get trucked into Goose Bay over 16 hours of gravel road, unless it comes air. I'll be surprised if I get it before May 22, because our delivery service (contracting out for Purolator) doesn't do deliveries on Saturday or Sundays and Monday is Victoria Day. I did pay a total of $37 for speedy shipping so I could get my goodies before I leave on a 10 trip on May 25. I just checked both tracking numbers and none, apparently, have been entered into the system yet.
Shouldn't be any brokerage fees, since you paid in Canadian dollars from a Canadian supplier. Your MacBook is probably being shipping from China (Shanghai, most likely) to Anchorage. That's how it would enter the continent, and I think the final destination alters the route at this point. It's probably being shipped Purolator Air, rather than ground. If you have the tracking number, this should give you specifics as to it's delivery route.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
968 Posts
My refurb MBP shipped from Oakland, CA of all places. In 12 hours it made it to Memphis, Tennessee (it was shipped via FedEX). Crossed the border into Mississauga the next day, and then took 2 business days to get to me in Nova Scotia. I ordered from Apple.ca.

Trev
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,691 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
According to that scenario, TrevX, I won't get my MacBook until next week sometime, especially if my shipment is out of China. I called Purolator and they said it was all scanned in as being in transit at 2:30 a.m., May 17. I ordered late afternoon of May 16.
 

·
Mac Guru
Joined
·
14,627 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
334 Posts
Your product will enter North America through Anchorage. FYI: There are TONS of cargo flights from all over Asia at the airport. From there it goes on various flights to get to you. Air Canada JAzz flies to goose bay so they probably chuck it on one of those flights.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,691 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
I've always read posts of others who were awaiting a new Apple of some sort. Now I understand the excitement of having a new Mac coming, with a whole year warranty! The only new Mac I've purchased before was a G4 350 Mhz tower (Sawtooth). That thing was awesome! Then I got my used G5 1.8 single, used of course, and I still enjoy its power. The 15" PB I purchased used (sold recently to an ehMacer for a super low deal, of which I now realize after shopping around for a replacement) never gave me the WOW factor. The MacBook will be a welcome addition to my G5. Hope I see it arrive tomorrow before the holiday.
 

·
Mac Guru
Joined
·
14,627 Posts
Except for the Purolator owned by Canada Post...
What I meant to say is that Purolator doesn't operate solely within Canada, which means a shipment that's in Purolator's hands doesn't automatically indicate it's on Canadian soil.
 

·
Mac Guru
Joined
·
14,627 Posts
1 - 20 of 33 Posts
Top