Apple iPad Delivered Early in UK – Sparks Complaints

The Apple iPad started showing up a day early here in the UK and many other international locations from what we hear. You might have thought this was good news though, but according to sources this has caused a lot of upset customers who booked tomorrow off and missed today’s deliveries.

When speaking to the TNT driver who delivered our iPad here, he had 37 iPad’s on his route. Each TNT depot has a number of routes indicating that 100’s if not 1000’s were shipped out early by TNT per depot. He also told me that he had a cab full of boxes from Apple because nobody was home to receive them.

It is unclear if TNT shipped early when they shouldn’t have, or if Apple [AAPL] gave the go-ahead. On my own personal order it did say the iPad would be delivered on or before May 28 although I have to admit, I didn’t expect the “or before” to actually happen.

We have heard that somewhere in the region of 100,000 complaints have been made although to me that seems a little on the high side considering UPS also handled some of the deliveries today (who I believe also shipped early).

For those who came home to a card on their door may saying “sorry we missed you”, we advise that you give your local depot a call and go and pick it up tonight if TNT allow it, or rearrange for them to try again tomorrow. Just remember that they might not be open on Monday due to the bank holiday, so it’s best you call up right away and make the best plan that suits you.

Via: SlashGear

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