Expensive item sent from California. Must sign for it, says the seller. Be at your home, between X and Y, says FedEx. Go to work, rush home, sit in the home office, waiting for a polite knock and an electronic clipboard.
Nope. The driver simply drops the item on the porch. Who knows what signature is on the delivery confirmation? If any. And, my $800 item is safe.
Posts: 4799 | Location: Commonwealth of Virginia | Registered: January 15, 2007
Amazon drivers are second only to USPS in complete uselessness. My account is set up for Monday to Friday delivery between 8 and 4 only at my office. They still just leave shit on the sidewalk outside on Saturdays.
Originally posted by Ryanp225: Amazon drivers are second only to USPS in complete uselessness. My account is set up for Monday to Friday delivery between 8 and 4 only at my office. They still just leave shit on the sidewalk outside on Saturdays.
I would contact the city, sounds pretty unhygienic to me. You must have done something pretty bad to the driver for them to take a dump out in front of your place.
Originally posted by HRK: COVID did away with signatures, now it's digital pictures of it being left by the driver as proof... Can't say I've signed for anything in a long time...
But hey, as least you got to WFH
I am a member of a couple of wine clubs. When bottles are shipped they require an adult signature. In the past year both FexEx and UPS have delivered packages and visually verified that an adult received the packages. I believe the individual drivers make the difference and, in my case, the current drivers are pretty good.
Let me help you out. Which way did you come in?
Posts: 672 | Location: North of Pittsburgh, PA | Registered: January 29, 2013
Fedex is by far the worst delivery service for us. Several deliveries went to the wrong house, and our place is very easy to find and clearly marked. Other packages were tossed in the front yard at the beginning of the sidewalk leading to the doorway. I say "tossed" since I can see them on the security videos. I was signed up on Fedex Delivery Manager and tried to have an expensive package held at the local Fedex office for pick up. It didn't work, but luckily they found the right house that time. Complaints to Fedex are useless. They don't give a crap. USPS and UPS have been solid around here, but we still have the issue of porch pirates. Because of that, I started using a PO Box for nearly everything, especially since our insurance wants most prescription medications sent by a mail order pharmacy (Express Scripts/Tricare). The local post office is very near the house and on my way to work. I can access the box anytime. They actually have an alternate "street address" for the PO Box too. I use the street address to have Fedex, UPS and Amazon deliveries sent to my PO Box. The only issue is if a package is delivered to the post office in the afternoon, it won't reach my actual PO Box until the following morning. No big deal for me, but if we need anything in a hurry, I can always pick it up from the post office counter after I get the delivery confirmation. For larger packages that don't fit in the regular PO Box, they place a key to a larger locker in the PO Box and you get the package from the locker. It's been working great. There's a cost to rent the PO Box, and not all post offices offer the street address service though.
We have only had a few delivered to a neighbor, and a couple to us over the years so our drivers have been pretty good.
Did have a UPS driver decide he didn't want to stop at the office at the end of his route.
I was there, truck out front, waiting on a part we had to have, online showed it in route then, bam, status update, nobody present, Office closed, rerouted for next day, f'n liar, a lazy driver.
Called the UPS center and raised major heck, as I'd been out front and watched him drive by and not even stop. They made him drive it back to the office to me... hope he got his butt chewed out, but making him u-turn and bring it back was partial retribution for him screwing up...
Posts: 22227 | Location: Florida | Registered: November 07, 2008
Around here they're much better about certain things than others. Last week my nephew's birthday present (ipad) was dropped on the front porch without even ringing the door bell, but my H4350 and the 5k SRP got the full "signature and ID verification" treatment the week prior.
"In order to understand recursion, you must first learn the principle of recursion."
I am a home based FFL. I can't tell you how many times I've come home from work and I have a rifle box leaning on the garage door or the front porch. I've called and complained before but they don't care.
When our SWAT unit was getting started up, my PD ordered 7 HK MP5 Navy models. I asked HK to notify me when they shipped. Didnt happen. I was off duty for a weekend and when I came in on Monday, sitting in the public lobby were 7 boxes with the HK logo prominently displayed. I thought I might have a stroke! Turns out that FedEx delivered them about 4:30 on the previous Friday and no one in Dispatch thought get them out of the lobby. Alls well that ends well.
End of Earth: 2 Miles Upper Peninsula: 4 Miles
Posts: 15287 | Location: Marquette MI | Registered: July 08, 2014
My delivery people are pretty good, thankfully. I had sent a knife back to micro tech for service, and they clearly stated knife return would be signature required- Got the e mail from ups stating there between 6-8 pm, sure enough 6:05 bell rings sign please.
I have however over the years had guns shipped to me (03 FFL) just left on the doorstep
Posts: 3132 | Location: Finally free in AZ! | Registered: February 14, 2003