I've been checking my order status page at least daily, sometimes more. As of my checks yesterday, they still said they expected Cronus to ship on March 1st and arrive by March 8th. (I'd just gotten regular shipping.) That's what it had said ever since the moment I ordered it.
Well, a little over an hour ago, I unexpectedly got an email letting me know that it had indeed shipped and was on the way. It has just been picked up by FedEx in Shanghai, China. According to the email from Apple, it should arrive here in Seattle on the 14th. That would be Tuesday. Woo!!!!
Of course, this is earlier than expected, so I am not actually fully prepared. I had expected to be in a real apartment and with broadband access before I got it. So I didn't get the external modem dongle thing. I should be able to use Bluetooth DUN on my cellphone, but then of course when I was online I would not be able to use my phone. So I may have to make a run to the Apple Store this weekend for one of those modem dongles, so I can keep dialing up at 56k until I do move into a real apartment and have broadband and all. It will be a shame to run a nice new machine like that on a 56k Internet connection... but I'll manage. :-)
It is on the way! Woo!
It is in Alaska now! Alaska is not that far from Seattle... or so I hear!
Woah! It already left Alaska! I'm thinking it may get here before Tuesday... Maybe.
It is in Indiana now! Getting further away! :-(
It left Indiana about 6 hours ago! Woo! (This probably means not before Monday though. :-()
Damn it, it lied. It was "in transit" but it now appears still in Indiana. It just now finally says "Departed FedEx Location" from Indianapolis. This is what I get for picking normal shipping. Looks like it probably will be Tuesday afterall, although I guess there is a chance for Monday.
Fed ex has these flights for the computer industry cargo only, our stuff also takes that flight, they are all routed to Indiana to clear customs and then all the shipments are routed to the final destination. The flights are pretty loaded so even though those aircraft have the range fora non-stiop,not when they are carrying that much cargo, so it has to make a refueling stop in Alaska. Your computer should probably arrive on Monday,not tuesday... When it's a custom built product it doesn't help to get the extra fast shipping.
It made it to Seattle Friday night. I do indeed expect to have it Monday unless something goes wonky.
I told you!
It is now on the truck for delivery.
It is in the mailroom.
It is in the trunk of my car.
It was very tempting to bring it upstairs and at least open the brown cardboard box to see the actual box inside. But I have meetings pretty much all day and a full work day ahead of me, so it probably would have just been distracting. And its not like I'm going to set it up here or anything.
Urgh, a full work day ahead of me! Should be a fun day actually given what all is scheduled, but I am now ready to go home and get Cronus set up!