mattmurdog wrote: ↑Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:13 pmI think region also has something to do with it since they ship from both warehouses and stores.
This has been my guess as well, but I haven't seen evidence of it yet and I've seen items ship from so many stores scattered around the US that I don't have much insight into how it works or how we could use it to perhaps guess when and where we may receive stuff.
mattmurdog wrote: ↑Fri Jan 27, 2023 5:13 pmTheir warehouse is in the east coast. I suspect they ship to east coast folks from the warehouse and to save cost, west coast customers get theirs shipped from the stores (since they need to ship to stores anyway). The problem is, once they hit the stores and get put on shelves, they sell out immediately so when the Target picker tries to pick someone's order, they can't. I would be interested in knowing what location your Target packages ship from for just preorders (because certain things they still pick and ship from stores).
I've seen no consistency in where my stuff ships from, but I haven't looked closely at that so there could be a pattern. I'm also on the East Coast, mid-Atlantic region in Virginia--do you recall where the East Coast warehouse is you've seen them shipping from? I mostly see items ship from all over the country, but I haven't spent much time reviewing that to be sure it's true. If you know where one of their warehouses is I'll likely go back and see if I've gotten stuff from there, and at the same time I'll look for any kind of loose consistency in where they send to me from.