Apple Will No Longer Ship To APO Forwarders.
I am about to opening complain about Apple.. Does this mean I am no longer a member of the Fanboy club?! I have ordered several Apple products over the years while working in Korea. From iPads, to Mac Mini’s, to a 2016 Mac Pro. In fact, I had just ordered and received an iPhone 12 mini that was forwarded through one of the two major APO forwarders.
So Imagine my surprise when my next order through them was canceled, with the following reason. “ The order you recently placed online cannot be processed because Apple does not ship to freight forwarder addresses. Therefore, your order has been canceled.
If you’d like to place a new order on apple.com, please ensure that the delivery location is a domestic address and not a freight forwarder.
Strangely enough Apple still has instructions for using APO forwarders on their Apple Store website.
A call to 1-800-Call-Apple confirmed they will not ship to freight forwarding. So this leaves members of the military, GS, and contractors who work overseas out in the cold. While on one hand I understand why Apple might have done this, as I have had an item shipped through one of the forwarders stolen (See here.), however if this is the reason it was done simply inform the customer that they are using the forwarder at their own risk, and to make sure the package is fully insured by your forwarder.
Those of you who use Apple products, and are working overseas and whom this will affect, I urge you to send a complaint to Apple.
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