12-01-2015 10:55 PM
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  1. Cloudscout#WN's Avatar
    It looks like the Band 2 pre-orders have started shipping directly from the manufacturer in China. I received a notification from FedEx this weekend saying that I had a package on the way. The shipper was listed as:

    Tina Liao
    Flextronics Mfg. (ZhuHai), Ltd.
    Doumen, Zhuhai,
    CN

    I couldn't figure out what the package was until I looked at the "Reference Number" associated with the shipment. That was the same as my Order Number from the Microsoft Store for my Band 2.

    FedEx is showing a delivery date of November 2nd.
    ven07 likes this.
    10-26-2015 02:40 PM
  2. Josh Jones11's Avatar
    Nice!! Thanks for the info. Unfortunately mine still says in progress. ERR!!
    10-26-2015 03:33 PM
  3. jaygss's Avatar
    I actually got an email this morning from MS that my band is shipped (from China via FedEx as well).

    Very surprised since I am in Canada and it was not supposed to come until 20th of November!
    vEEP pEEP likes this.
    10-26-2015 04:39 PM
  4. EBynum's Avatar
    I go the email from FedEx this morning too with the same shipper listed. I didn't recognize the shipper, so I did some digging on the web to come to the conclusion that it must be the Microsoft Band 2 being shipped direct from the manufacturer. Thanks for confirming this! Looks like mine will be here on Monday, 11/2.
    10-26-2015 06:11 PM
  5. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    My wife does Japanese-English interpretation for a lean manufacturing and quality consulting firm, and has been to the Flextronics plant in Doumen. She says they have VERY advanced quality systems in place.
    ajj3085 and NBrookus like this.
    10-26-2015 07:42 PM
  6. luxnws's Avatar
    Microsoft must really, really want the Band 2 in the hands of users asap. Fedex'ing a 1 lb. package from China to the U.S. costs more than $50 for regular people. Corporations can negotiate discounts but the shipping cost is still pretty big.

    The reviewer embargo must be lifting Soon.
    10-26-2015 08:19 PM
  7. Josh Jones11's Avatar
    Encouraging for sure. Tho I am still in "in process" stage. Ship by Oct 30th Need to find that magic pixie dust. I am getting eager. :)
    10-27-2015 08:22 AM
  8. captblaze's Avatar
    Here's to hoping that they don't get held up in customs.
    10-27-2015 10:46 AM
  9. gmtom1's Avatar
    Sounds like they're doing the same thing that Apple does with new iPhone releases when they drop ship them from the manufacturing facility to the Fedex hub in CA. The shipping instructions usually state that they don't get delivered until the release date. I preordered from MS last night and will be cancelling my BB preorder because they pissed me off last night when I tried to pickup my SP Type cover preorder and wasted my time (again). I am actually hoping to get the band 2 in store on Friday and will be returning my pre-order when it arrives.
    Likwidz likes this.
    10-27-2015 11:07 AM
  10. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    10-27-2015 12:03 PM
  11. uselessrobot's Avatar
    It's only expensive if you want stuff to arrive within days; otherwise it's not that bad. I have stuff shipped all the time from Asia, including big, heavy parcels and it doesn't cost $50. But Microsoft isn't an individual. They're likely shipping these things out in bulk which means the cost is much lower for them than the average person. Microsoft might want to get these shipped, but they're not going to throw away money doing so.

    Regardless, shipping isn't the challenge here, it's getting manufacturing capacity just right.
    golfingasu likes this.
    10-27-2015 12:32 PM
  12. stressds's Avatar
    Got my shipping notification from MS and FedEx this morning.

    Preorderded on day 1 from Canadian MS store.

    Can Canadian users, when you get the band, confirm that the Starbucks tile shows up. I have the band 1 and the tile disappeared and stopped working when ms health was updated to incorporate the Band 2.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    10-27-2015 01:32 PM
  13. Josh Jones11's Avatar
    Woot! just got shipping notification. Now I wait till Nov 2nd.
    10-27-2015 01:40 PM
  14. ajj3085's Avatar
    It looks like the Band 2 pre-orders have started shipping directly from the manufacturer in China. I received a notification from FedEx this weekend saying that I had a package on the way. The shipper was listed as:

    Tina Liao
    Flextronics Mfg. (ZhuHai), Ltd.
    Doumen, Zhuhai,
    CN

    I couldn't figure out what the package was until I looked at the "Reference Number" associated with the shipment. That was the same as my Order Number from the Microsoft Store for my Band 2.

    FedEx is showing a delivery date of November 2nd.
    Interesting. I got mine from Amazon and got an email saying I've been upgraded to release day delivery. Wonder if mine will be fresh from the factory too.
    10-27-2015 07:50 PM
  15. golfingasu's Avatar
    I hope mine comes sooner than the 2nd. I have a real problem with preorders that come after they are available in store.
    10-27-2015 08:38 PM
  16. Jazmac's Avatar
    Can't wait to read the "ground level" and LEGIT reviews of the Band 2. How it feels on the arm. How it tracks, durability, device sync etc and some pics of it on your arm would be a bonus. :)
    10-28-2015 12:04 AM
  17. ytrewq's Avatar
    If pre-orders arrive days after the product becomes available in the store, there's no point in pre-ordering the next MS product that I want.

    Hopefully the FedEx tracking info I received is inaccurate.
    10-28-2015 04:23 AM
  18. insight3fl's Avatar
    Mine shows "import release Memphis TN". It appears the bulk shipments arrived this morning at 2:am. My guess (including Amazon that has their distribution centers tied to Fed Ex locations) is that they will be delivered tomorrow or Friday at the latest. I put a hold on mine at the local Fed Ex delivery depot. Hopefully it will arrive there late today or early tomorrow and if so, I can not imagine them not releasing it to me rather than wait a whole day for when they would put it on the truck and deliver it normally. Keeping my fingers crossed.
    10-28-2015 05:52 AM
  19. HSolo's Avatar
    I can't believe this! I ordered mine on 10/06/15 from MS online store, and it STILL says "In process". With other people having shipping notices already from older orders, I'm not happy.
    10-28-2015 08:43 AM
  20. CyclingNut's Avatar
    Relax man. It's only Wednesday morning. No need to panic.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    10-28-2015 08:53 AM
  21. Mark Kaplan's Avatar
    My pre-order still shows in process but is supposed to ship by Oct 30.
    10-28-2015 10:10 AM
  22. pavvento's Avatar
    Preordered from MS online on the 7th, still shows as in process. I agree with someone above who posted that receiving pre ordered items AFTER they are released in stores is frustrating. Still hoping I get it in time to golf with it on Sunday :)
    10-28-2015 10:29 AM
  23. golfingasu's Avatar
    If pre-orders arrive days after the product becomes available in the store, there's no point in pre-ordering the next MS product that I want.

    Hopefully the FedEx tracking info I received is inaccurate.
    Completely agree, if anything you ought to reward the people that preordered.

    Mine now says its in Memphis, hopefully get here early!
    10-28-2015 10:31 AM
  24. taymur's Avatar
    What is happening is really funny.

    I am currently in Qatar, where we have a service that allows us to buy stuff from the US, then they ship it from US to Qatar for a certain amount based on weight. (Service called Shop and ship - ARAMEX)

    So my band will literally travel around the globe till it reaches me.

    this total trip around earth will cost me $17 lol.
    10-28-2015 10:44 AM
  25. ChrisG_MS's Avatar
    I also got a Monday 10:30am arrival time from FedEx for the two Band's I have coming. I pre-ordered as soon as pre-order was available. It's really interesting to see these shipping directly from China... I'm impressed that they are pushing hard to get them into my hands as quickly as possible.
    10-28-2015 12:09 PM
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