What happens if you're Not in to sign for the UPS delivery?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sparkie7, Oct 28, 2008.

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    sparkie7

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    I assume they will leave a note and try to deliver it the following day?

    They better not leave it by the door and drive off !

    The uncertainty of exactly WHICH day is proving a PIA. Which day should I stay home, or not.. This is the question.. :rolleyes:
     
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    tcphoto

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    Yes, they should leave a hangtag saying that they attempted delivery and will be back the following business day. If you miss them, you can call and go pick it up yourself but not before they make the first attempt. There are some drivers that will leave it next to your door but shouldn't if a signature is required.
     
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    sparkie7

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    I bl**dy hope not! You never can tell with these guys. One time they left a £2,000+ lens by the door and drove off!
     
  4. macrumors member

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    you have the option to pre-sign. there's a link on the same page as your 'apple order status' to print out a form to hang on your door. you have the option to designate a place around your home that you'd like it left (ie, back door), or you can designate a neighbor's address.
     
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    rdowns

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    My UPS guy just leaves stuff outside the door. Currently dealing with Overstock.com on a missing package.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    They SHOULD leave a note and not leave the product sitting on your doorstep, but that isn't how it worked out for me when I bought my iMac last year off the apple website. I came home to find my box sitting on my doorstep. Oh well, it was fine but it had the potential to not be fine. Idk what to tell you and idk if this was just an isolated incident of a carelessness.
     
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    sparkie7

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    i think its quite routine for these guys to drop & run. i seriously think that these courier guys don't know the value of what their dropping of, or care for that matter :rolleyes:
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    To my knowledge, Apple uses FedEx, not UPS. Everything I've ever ordered from them - a dozen machines, various software, even the smallest cable - has shipped FedEx with a signature requirement. You can elect to pre-sign for an Apple FedEx shipment by going into your order status screen, where you can authorize pre-sign and then print a notice you put on your door. FedEx isn't nearly as forgiving as UPS when it comes to demanding a signature when the shipper has requested one.
     
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    I have ordered expensive things using both FedEx and UPS and they have ALWAYS left things on my front steps. When I ordered my imac a couple years back they just left it sitting there in the big white box that had the imac picture and everything on it (this was when they didn't use the brown box over the nice box)... The only people I trust now is USPS.
     
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    sparkie7

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    Apple uses UPS here in the UK. Well at least in my shipment they do.
     

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