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November 23rd, 2004 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Miscellaneous

For a geek, “anticipation” is having a new gadget delivered at home while you’re at work.

My birthday gift to myself is the new PalmOne Treo 650. I had preordered it and everything, and Sprint — the first provider to carry it, and fortunately my current provider — opened the floodgates last week. I then became one of many obsessive gadget freaks slamming UPS’ package tracking website to figure out when we’d get our hands on ‘em.

More than once I lamented the fact that living in paradise means “Overnight” and “Second Day Air” means nothing. Nothing!

But finally, five days after my order cleared, my new toy is now waiting for me in Mililani. (Bizarrely, they left it at the door even though Jen was home.) Three and a half hours to go!

And yes, Jen has already come to terms with my affliction and is expecting me to be useless tonight.

By the way, I found one way to ease my impatience was to get a realistic idea of how long UPS takes to move packages between its hubs. I could do this by Googling for other people who’ve posted their UPS tracking details on the web… mostly folks similarly chomping at the bit to get their stuff.

Since I found those random datapoints to be useful, I figured I’d post my own tracking logs in case it helps someone else. Call it Google Food.

Treo 650 from Sprint
Tracking Number 1Z 39Y R90 02 9797 601 9
Date/Time Location Activity
Nov 23, 2004
1:03 P.M.
HONOLULU, HI, US DELIVERY
1:17 A.M. HONOLULU, HI, US OUT FOR DELIVERY
12:24 A.M. HONOLULU, HI, US ARRIVAL SCAN
Nov 22, 2004
8:57 P.M.
ONTARIO, CA, US DEPARTURE SCAN
1:36 P.M. ONTARIO, CA, US ARRIVAL SCAN
Nov 21, 2004
4:19 P.M.
DALLAS/FT. WORTH A/P, TX, US DEPARTURE SCAN
1:35 P.M. DALLAS/FT. WORTH A/P, TX, US ARRIVAL SCAN
Nov 20, 2004
11:06 P.M.
WEST COLUMBIA, SC, US DEPARTURE SCAN
11:13 A.M. WEST COLUMBIA, SC, US ARRIVAL SCAN
4:04 A.M. ORLANDO, FL, US DEPARTURE SCAN
Nov 19, 2004
10:04 P.M.
ORLANDO, FL, US ARRIVAL SCAN
8:12 P.M. BROOKSVILLE, FL, US DEPARTURE SCAN
7:15 P.M. BROOKSVILLE, FL, US ORIGIN SCAN
3:45 P.M. BROOKSVILLE, FL, US PICKUP SCAN
Nov 18, 2004
5:30 P.M.
US BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED
Tracking results provided by UPS: Nov 23, 2004 6:32 P.M. Eastern Time (USA)
 
Case & Bluetooth Headset from TreoCentral
Tracking Number 1Z 6V5 519 02 2917 680 3
Date/Time Location Activity
Nov 23, 2004
1:03 P.M.
HONOLULU, HI, US DELIVERY
Nov 22, 2004
11:11 P.M.
HONOLULU, HI, US DESTINATION SCAN
10:38 P.M. HONOLULU, HI, US ARRIVAL SCAN
7:02 P.M. ONTARIO, CA, US DEPARTURE SCAN
5:38 P.M. ONTARIO, CA, US ARRIVAL SCAN
4:21 P.M. LOUISVILLE, KY, US DEPARTURE SCAN
1:26 P.M. LOUISVILLE, KY, US ORIGIN SCAN
Nov 19, 2004
12:25 A.M.
US BILLING INFORMATION RECEIVED
Tracking results provided by UPS: Nov 23, 2004 6:43 P.M. Eastern Time (USA)

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  • lisa

    Ahh, Ontario, armpit of California and my former “home airport”.

    I once ordered something from Thailand, and it went to the Philippines, then Alaska, then Indiana before heading to California and Hawaii. Very weird.

    Now, if there’s a waterproof jacket for your phone, let me know so I can order that for a post-birthday gift for you.

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