Apparently, FedEx is using some sort of new math where the word “second” is equivalent to three.
Here’s what Apple’s email said when our order was shipped:
Order Date: MAY 31, 2007 *Shipment Information* Shipment Date: JUN 01, 2007 Delivers by: JUN 05, 2007
If you look at the FedEx tracking image you can see that the package was received on the first (day zero), and was in Fairbanks on the fourth (day number one because Saturday and Sunday don’t count). Then it sat around on the day it was supposed to be delivered (the second day), and it’s out for delivery today.
Check out the FedEx tracking image above. We paid extra for two-day shipping, but I guess two actually means four when shipping to Alaska. The funny part is that the package went from China to Anchorage (less than a two hours by air from Fairbanks), but instead of being delivered on the 21st, it went all the way to Indianapolis, and then back (!) to Anchorage for delivery in Fairbanks today. Cost: three days and an additional 7,528 miles traveled.