My iPod’s been Shanghai’d!

Sep 26, 2003 16:14 · 96 words · 1 minute read

I’m getting a new PowerBook, and Apple is running a $200 rebate on iPods for education folks, so I’m getting an iPod, too. I was rather surprised when tracking the Airborne tracking number, Airborne reports that the last (and only) scan location for the package was Shanghai, China. I thought that was a mistake in the tracking, but a call to Airborne yesterday confirms that the iPod is hung up in customs because it was actually coming from overseas.

It’s crazy to think that it’s actually cost effective for Apple to ship individual units from China.