Freaking UPS

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by iGary, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. iGary Guest

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    Took my old reliable E3c's out this morning at 8:30 so I could hear the door knock (expecting an overnight from Crucial).

    10:00 I hear the rumble of a diesel truck and see the guy driving off.

    Sticker on my door "attempted delivery"

    How did you attempt delivery, with an effing Ouija board?

    You have to knock, asshat.

    I yelled at UPS and supposedly they are sending a message to him to bring it back.

    Blah!
     
  2. iMatt mini macrumors 6502

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    Some people just do things half-assed. It's a shame.
     
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    The thing is, he had to TAKE THE TIME TO WRITE OUT THE ATTEMPTED DELIVERY SLIP.

    They just called. Now I am stuck here until freaking 1-2 p.m.

    I get 4-5 FedEx packages a day, never a slip. Ever.

    This guy effs me all the time.
     
  5. iMatt mini macrumors 6502

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    Beat him up.



    Just kidding. Don't get yourself arrested. :rolleyes:
     
  6. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard they are Usually Pretty Sh*tty to work with, and also that they provide Undeniably Pathetic Service.

    I'll shut up. :D
     
  7. iGary thread starter Guest

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    My last place of work, I loved them - reliable and awesome.

    If you are at a residence?

    Fuhgettaboutit.
     
  8. iMatt mini macrumors 6502

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    I've had good luck with them at a residence, my house. They were friendly, reliable, on-time, updated the online tracking accordingly, unlike FedEx.
    Just depends on the driver I guess.
     
  9. clayj macrumors 604

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    You have to put a sign on your door:

    UPS/FEDEX: I AM HERE! KNOCK LOUDLY!

    I do this whenever I know a package is arriving the next morning... and the UPS guy always damn near beats my door down.
     
  10. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    It so varies from driver to driver and hub to hub...
    Here, FedEx sucks, and always leaves a slip (though they will leave the package if you leave a note...which the back of the slip they leave says they aren't supposed to---but I'm not complaining).

    UPS will always leave the package (unless a sig is required).

    But, I have had both of them assume no one is home just because its the middle of the day, and not knock at all.
     
  11. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    Our UPS man just drops the package on the porch and runs...

    We have a somewhat large dog that bit him in the ass last year. Ever since then, he (the UPS man) has stopped knocking and acknowledging his presence anymore than he has to. :D
     
  12. iGary thread starter Guest

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    I've done that before. :rolleyes:
     
  13. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Dog, bite = if I was UPS I would permanently embargo the address.

    There is no way I will do business with someone that can't control a threatening dog.

    Not to be species-prejudiced, I would react the same way to a tiger, wolverine or mongoose, but I rarely see those in homes in our area...
     
  14. andiwm2003 macrumors 601

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    what, putting that sign or beating down doors? :D

    and yes, UPS sucks.
     
  15. clayj macrumors 604

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    Around here, UPS is awesome, and FedEx sucks.
     
  16. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

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    try living in a apartment with no buzzer so no one can ever get ahold of me. and even though the door is broken and they could just walk in, i guess they cant do that. :(
     
  17. VanMac macrumors 6502a

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    I think iGary bit the UPS guy in the butt.

    UPS and Fed-Ex are both great at my place....
     
  18. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Add to that UPS surcharges for residential delivery.


    I am lucky, my boss allows us to receive packages at work. As long as we don't have packages arriving daily. :)
     
  19. iGary thread starter Guest

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    Well I used to get all of my stuff from work, but now that I'm working for myself again...

    Get this - he comes back and I BARELY hear him. No wonder I missed the first knock.

    Anyway, my RAM is snugly working inside my G5 as we speak.
     
  20. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    I think you need the BFDB

    --

    Big Freakin' Door Bell :D

    with a nice big sign:
    Courier: Ring bell for signature

    A lot of graphic designers in my area use an outdoor storage box (like a picnic cooler sort of thing) for non-signature deliveries.
     
  21. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Glad to hear that you got your RAM.

    Did not now that that you went independent. Congrats.
     
  22. berkleeboy210 macrumors 68000

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    I hear ya, I could be sitting in my living room 10ft from the front door, and they don't even ring the doorbell. they knock quietly.

    Then I open the door and find a delivery attempt notice.
     
  23. reberto macrumors 65816

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    Here, UPS is great. FedEx it retarted. The driver goes up and down my street 4-5 times until he finaly stops. Someone needs to buy him some ADHD drugs.
     
  24. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a

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    UPS is awful I don't remember but the eBay seller i bought my iBook from claims that UPS or USPS dropped it.
     
  25. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    To be fair, since FedEx bought out RPS - FedEx Ground sucks big time.
     

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