On Tuesday, April 2nd, I ordered a Chumby. Here’s the UPS tracking log that chronicles its trip from manufacturer to ABQ. Notice that the longest delay was in Louisville, waiting to clear customs. We take for granted how quickly stuff can get from one end of the world to another. Of course UPS doesn’t deliver on Saturday and there is no mechanism for me to go pick the package up at their depot, so we wait till Monday.
SHENZHEN, CHINA 04/01 5:15 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
CHEK LAP , HNGKNG 04/01 8:23 P.M. HUB SCAN
CHEK LAP , HNGKNG 04/02 4:27 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
INCHEON, KOREA 04/02 8:23 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
INCHEON, KOREA 04/02 9:51 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
ANCHORAGE, AK, US 04/02 12:26 P.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
ANCHORAGE, AK, US 04/02 6:51 P.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
LOUISVILLE, KY, US 04/03 2:22 P.M. IMPORT SCAN
LOUISVILLE, KY, US 04/04 9:37 P.M. THIS SHIPMENT IS WAREHOUSED UNTIL IT IS RELEASED BY CLEARING AGENCY / BROKERAGE RELEASED SHIPMENT. SHIPMENT IS SUBMITTED TO CLEARING AGENCY FOR FURTHER CLEARANCE
LOUISVILLE, KY, US 04/05 12:50 A.M. IMPORT SCAN
LOUISVILLE, KY, US 04/05 4:15 A.M. DEPARTURE SCAN
ALBUQUERQUE, NM, US 04/05 5:03 A.M. ARRIVAL SCAN
Update: Carter Smith asks, “what attracted you to Chumby?” The device encompasses much of what I think is cool about the best dot.com ideas: Open source, community designed content, consistent updates, versatility.
Update: 4/7 – The device arrived at 10:30 A.M. I got the email notification that it had been delivered at 12:15 P.M.