A little trick if you don't want to wait for UPS to show up on Saturday...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by bugout, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. bugout macrumors 6502a

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    Call UPS on friday and ask them to hold the package for pickup.

    My local office opens at 8am Saturday morning and is about 20 minutes away. Show up there with your ID and pick it up first thing!

    Make sure you call UPS and confirm what time your local center opens and if they accept pick ups on Saturday.
     
  2. GadgetX macrumors regular

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    ... Wow if I would've known this I wouldve preordered and not reserved
     
  3. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    I was under the impression that Apple could require UPS to make one delivery attempt before allowing the package to be picked up.
     
  4. dball4 macrumors regular

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    I have to work until noon, is there anyway I could contact UPS and ask them if they could push the delivery to later in the day. I live on a college campus and I know they will deliver it early and I won't be there to accept and then I have to wait until Monday.
     
  5. EnderTW macrumors 6502

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    They won't do this.

    UPS has a contract for at least one delivery attempt.
     
  6. Sleazy E macrumors 65816

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    holy crap some of you are willing to do some interesting things just to get it even a few hours early! haha
     
  7. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    No. They will go their scheduled route.
     
  8. MiguelS macrumors regular

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    +1
     
  9. Alchematron macrumors 65816

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    Cool idea if it works for you guys

    Only problem is that I'm getting the 3G :confused:
     
  10. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    Which means jack to the local guys. If I know my iPad is sitting at the depot Thursday or Friday, I'm going up, finding one of the guys, hand him a $50, and I'll have an iPad.
     
  11. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Also, they don't have pickups on Saturday. I know this from experience.

    It's on their web site and it's universal.

    If any of you have problems as it's Easter weekend just wait until Monday.

    It's not a big deal.

    I'm probably going to wait just because is see no rush.
     
  12. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    It won't work. People tried it last year with the iPhone 3GS, and they need Apple to authorize the pickup. Apple won't do it.
     
  13. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

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    I'd rather put that $50 towards some awesome apps. Unless you are really more interested in saying you had the first iPad in your town or something.
     
  14. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    It's all about the money. Instead of waiting around the house for the iPad on Saturday, I can get it early, and run some side jobs on Saturday. Figure 4-5 hours of work on Saturday at $150 an hour - $50 (Finder's fee for the UPS guy) and I'm up by $500 - $550.
     
  15. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    No chance. It's not going to be sitting in your local depot Thursday or Friday. They'll hold it at the hub, then ship it to your city overnight on Friday night. It'll be on a local truck before 6AM Saturday and then out for delivery.
     
  16. paulyras macrumors 6502

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    Wow. I'd like those side jobs... a 2000 hour work year X $150 / hour comes out to $300,000 per year. That's without the odd jobs on the weekends. You could probably just give the guy $500 and lay in a pile of cash playing with your ipad if you want...

    Or you could just toke away your side job and not worry about when you get your iPad...
     
  17. OneMike macrumors 603

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    this won't work for the above stated, but unless you have to be somewhere might as well just wait for delivery. Sat deliveries are usually early anyway.
     
  18. southerndoc macrumors 65816

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    I know my UPS driver. I was going to ask him if he could snatch mine early and deliver it on Friday. Then I got to thinking that there is probably an email notification set up for every iPad ordered so that the delivery confirmation is sent to sjobs@apple.com.

    I can see Steve now sitting at home on his iPad going bezerk because someone had their iPad delivered a day early.

    (Of course I'm only kidding.)
     
  19. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Will someone actually risk his job for $50? I think not.
     
  20. southerndoc macrumors 65816

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    You never know. We are just coming out of a recession. :cool:
     
  21. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    Still everything is tracked and possibly video recorded. They won't want to loose their job over a few bucks.. Well i know i wouldn't lol
    We are still in a recession, places are closing left and right around here.
     
  22. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That's just stupid. Why pay anything for an item you're getting on Saturday? Bagging rights on the Internet are about as effective as listing one's inventory in their sig. Filed under: who gives a ****. Pay the UPS guy just for doing a good job if you so wish.

    As someone said, it'll probably come in the morning. No ups driver wants to work all day on Saturday.
     
  23. GregGebhardt macrumors 6502

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    Me too but I ordered the WiFi only unit, too! Just to have till my 3G model gets there. Then I will give the WiFi units to my VP!:p
     
  24. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    That's if you work the full 2000 hours. After 25 years of that, I had enough. Took all my government contracting contacts and experience and work about 6 contracts a year for either the federal, state, or local governments. It's enough to make the $$$ comfortable with out having to do the 40+ hours a week grind.
     

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