Some important words this holiday season

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  1. County Mountie

    County Mountie Active Member

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    DELIVERY CONFIRMATION
    SIGNATURE REQUIRED
    INSURANCE

    Trust me, it will be well worth it. Insist on it, and don't get anything shipped without it.

    Signed,

    A sad customer
     
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  2. Pipe Dwarf

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    Too true my friend!
     
  3. Capt

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    What happened?

    It is hard to get a sig delivery, I neverknow if I am going to be home when the package gets here.
     
  4. menachem

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    Good advice no matter what one buys. The problem we have in Germany is if one sends to the states, they won't insure things. P&sses me off a bit when sending things, but hey, what can ya do?
     
  5. t-bear

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    Delivery confirmation and insurance ... yes.
    Signature required is difficult, especially during "the season".
     
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  6. N3M0

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    My ups guy just drops stuff off at my house whether it requires a sig or not. I've talked with him about it once...but he still does it.
     
  7. Smokey Tom

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    Call about him and complain... or if you want to be sneaky, claim the package never arrived. When they look for the signature confirmation, that driver will have some 'splainin to do.
     
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  8. N3M0

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    I'm just worried now that if I call and complain (since I already spoke with him) that he'll know it was me and start roughing up my packages LOL.
     
  9. menachem

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    Then you could sue.
     
  10. N3M0

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    Meh, suing isn't my style. Call me old fashioned but I'd rather have his boss make him pay for any damages and verbally apologize in person.
     
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  11. Mark996

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    Luckily, I haven't had to deal with any issues. Only once was there an issue with a package (protein), said it was delivered, and it wasn't until about 2 hours later that night, not a big deal. I've found my best bet, is to either try and be home, or have my in laws stop by and wait for me if I can't be there. My neighbor will also help out keeping an eye for any packages, I the same for him.
     
  12. Rodfather

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    Don't forget to wish everyone you meet a hearty MERRY CHRISTMAS
     
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  13. OBro

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    I completely concur about the insurance. I worked for a certain "brown" parcel service for roughly six months during my senior year of highschool. People would cringe if they knew how their packages were treated from point A to point B.
     
  14. County Mountie

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    Problem resolved:

    The UPS driver left the package TWO BLOCKS AWAY at the wrong house, on the side porch of the house. I noticed it completely by accident on my way home from work, and the woman who lives there is elderly and wouldn't ever have noticed the package there. I got it and all contents are OK. Lesson learned.

    Thanks for the great service UPS.

    Morons
     
  15. PipeWife

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    They did that to me once a few years ago ... and the package was also signature confirmation. By afternoon I had the regional manager in my living room, bringing me my package which had been left on the porch of a house on another street. The person who shipped the package also had his regional manager at his door to apologize in person. I'll repeat: that particular package was sent signature confirmation, and it was in the spring.

    Tracking numbers are a necessity any time of year, with any carrier.
     
  16. jdto

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    I never use UPS because of this sort of bs. Postal service may be slower, but it has been more reliable for me.
     
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  17. t-bear

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    Ditto!
     
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  18. Johnny

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    If I have no choice but to use UPS, I have them ship it to work. That way it will get signed for by someone there and be in a safe place. I use USPS as much as possible though, good track record with me
     
  19. RS422

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    Postal service is actually a lot faster. First class from P&C takes 2-3 day from New York to Arizona. UPS takes 7-8 bussiness days.
     
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  20. jdto

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    I have to take cross-border into account, so it's probably different than living in the US.
     
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