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

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is everything!
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.
 

admanimal

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Apr 22, 2005
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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.
 

dball4

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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.
 

EnderTW

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Jun 30, 2007
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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.
They won't do this.

UPS has a contract for at least one delivery attempt.
 

iMJustAGuy

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Sep 10, 2007
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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.
No. They will go their scheduled route.
 

racer1441

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Jul 3, 2009
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They won't do this.

UPS has a contract for at least one delivery attempt.

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.
 

mac jones

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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.
 

santaliqueur

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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.
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.
 

racer1441

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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.
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.
 

diabolic

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Jun 13, 2007
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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.
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.
 

paulyras

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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.
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...
 

OneMike

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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.
 

southerndoc

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May 15, 2006
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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.)
 

SchneiderMan

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May 25, 2008
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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.
Will someone actually risk his job for $50? I think not.
 

SchneiderMan

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May 25, 2008
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You never know. We are just coming out of a recession. :cool:
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.
 

GoCubsGo

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Feb 19, 2005
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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.
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.
 

racer1441

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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...
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.