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I went out of town for the 4th, left around noon on the 3rd, and just got back. I knew that I had 1 item scheduled for deliver on the 3rd ($130 from Optics Planet), so I ask my landlord to stick the package inside my door, as long as he is coming by to collect rent that day anyway (I leave him a check inside my apartment). This box ended up arriving on the 3rd.

The next day I get notification that an item I had on backorder (wasnt supposed to ship for another month) had shipped ($17 from BestBuy). That was unexpected, but not much I can do about it. This box arrived on the 5th.

The next day, I get notification that ANOTHER item I had ordered ($100 from SWFA, but deliberately chosen the slowest shipping rate so it would arrive after my return) had shipped. Its coming from TX, so its scheduled to arrive the next day. Now there will be 2 packages on my doorstep until today (Sunday). I go online to UPS and attempt to change delivery, but for whatever reason it will not allow me to do it. This box arrived on the 6th.

Today I return home. All I find is the Optics Planet box, still on my doorstep (behind a security fence) and ripped open, no contents inside. No sign of the other 2 boxes.

I contact my landlord, and ask "Did you see that Optics Planet box while you were here collecting rent?" He tells me he did. I ask "I asked you to place it inside my apartment. You went into my apartment anyway, AND you saw the box, AND I asked you to do it AND you acknowledged that you would. Why didnt you?" His response was "I didnt think they could get to it where it was behind the fence."

So F you thieves, and F you unhelpful landlord.
 
Posts: 3633 | Registered: October 28, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Plus sometimes the shipping companies just make a mistake.
Last month I bought some brake parts (rotors and pads) for my wife's car.
Said was delivered.
I have cameras and saw the truck but it did not stop.
Luckily, it was accidently (or negligently depending on how you look at it) was delivered to a neighbor > who graciously brought them to me a few days later. Smile
 
Posts: 15574 | Location: Houston, TX | Registered: June 11, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I started having things shipped to my office around 2001.

I have never had a package "stolen".

At worst has been a package "re-addressed" and delivered to an incorrect place, but given the anecdotes of other people having packages lost or stolen, this works for me.




"the meaning of life, is to give life meaning" I could explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
 
Posts: 38027 | Location: fl | Registered: December 20, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have had an account at the local UPS Store (originally called Mail Boxes Etc.) for more than twenty years.

I never need to worry about porch pirates, never get the "sorry we missed you" slip, never have to go to the UPS or FedEx hub.

The UPS Store folks sign for the package, send me a text or email to let me know that it has arrived, and keep it safe and secure until I can get there to pick it up.

If I am expecting something perishable, I just let the store manager know and she will make room for it in the refrigerator where the employees keep their lunch.

Cost is nominal and well worth it for the security and convenience. Additional benefit is an address that is not your residence. This is good for personal security.

Check it out if there is a location near you.



A mind is a terrible thing.
 
Posts: 18599 | Location: Central Florida (near Orlando) | Registered: January 03, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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That does suck, sorry he didn't take care of you.

I've found it very helpful to have an online account with Fedex, UPS and USPS. If I'm going to be out of town I can put a hold on all three. There's a nominal charge for UPS per item delayed, but nothing if there are not planned deliveries.



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Posts: 8704 | Location: Madison, MS | Registered: December 10, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by Georgeair:
That does suck, sorry he didn't take care of you.

I've found it very helpful to have an online account with Fedex, UPS and USPS. If I'm going to be out of town I can put a hold on all three. There's a nominal charge for UPS per item delayed, but nothing if there are not planned deliveries.


I actually have an account with all three. I was able to get FedEx to hold off my other packages with a vacation delay, but UPS makes you select packages individually, and would not allow me to make a change on the specific one that was coming. Also, anything I do on USPS doesn't matter at all. I have tried to use the service repeatedly, but it doesn't matter...my local post office does what it wants. There is no accountability on them whatsoever. I tried to get all packages held at the local office, I have tried to get things redelivered on different dates, I have tried diverting them to friends addresses...doesn't matter at all.
 
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We are fortunate to live in a place where our house is 100 yards from the street (house faces north/south, street runs east/west). Anything left up against our little used garage door (which is where we've trained our regular delivery people to leave things). We go in and out of the garage much more often than the front door. The garage faces east, so anything left there is invisible to the street, due to various natural obstacles, plus the genset blocks the view. Getting close to our house sounds several dog alarms. Friendly dogs, but that is not obvious to a stranger, with the Wolfhound's big deep bark and his size. The dogs are fenced in, but the fencing extends down both sides of the driveway so anyone is met as soon as they turn in. It's not immediately apparent that they cannot get out, even up by the house. We haven't had a stolen package since we moved here in 2002.
 
 
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Originally posted by sigmonkey:
I started having things shipped to my office around 2001.

I have never had a package "stolen".

At worst has been a package "re-addressed" and delivered to an incorrect place, but given the anecdotes of other people having packages lost or stolen, this works for me.


I did this as well when I lived in an apartment in Chicago and worked downtown. At least I did until I got called into my boss's boss's office. When I walked in, there was a 35lb Delta anchor with a shipping label slapped on the shank and a 500ft spool of 5/8" inch 3-strand nylon rope sitting next to his desk again with a label slapped on top.

He wasn't amused when he looked at me, asked what's this, and I replied an anchor. He says he knows that, what's it doing on my desk? Apperently, the mailroom people weren't thrilled and had delivered the items to him.
 
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I'm an owner. Big Grin

And with computer systems and various hardware that comes in, all "my stuff", is
"just more boxes".




"the meaning of life, is to give life meaning" I could explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
 
Posts: 38027 | Location: fl | Registered: December 20, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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We get a lot delivered for my wife's business, things like this are why we got a ring doorbell.




The Enemy's gate is down.
 
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