About delivering security problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jjiangweilan, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. jjiangweilan macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2016
    I'm recently living in California and this is the first time I order a Mac. Because I am living in an apartment, so I'm worried about the security problem, because they always put the package in front of the door, which makes the package "available" to everyone.

    Does anyone know whether the deliveryman will call you or not when it arrives?
    And what does the package look like?

    I know usually the packages there are safe. But I don't think it's still safe if it's the newest machine with a high price.
  2. killawat macrumors 65816

    Sep 11, 2014
    The box will be brown but it'll still be large like a laptop. Honestly your best bet is to register for services like UPS MyChoice or FedEx delivery manager , shouldn't be more than $3-$5 bucks for a month. Then after you add yourself to those services you will be notified when Apple creates the shipping label for your hardware. From there you can hold the package or get a delivery window thats convenient for you. Apple will use whichever carrier is most convenient so you'll probably just enroll in both.
  3. Branflaakes macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2016
    Well, how are we supposed to know? LOL. You're asking us just to make yourself feel more at ease. Truthfully none of us know what the delivery man will do. I've had "signed for" packages just left on my doorstep without the delivery man asking for a signature, so idk and nobody else here knows what the delivery man will do :)
  4. garirry macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2013
    Canada is my city
    Not an expert but doesn't Apple require a signature to receive the package? If that's the case, the postman will HAVE to knock or ring the bell to your door and ask for the signature. That or they're just going to leave a "**** you" delivery reminder and you'll have to just go to their post area one week later, drive 50 km and get the package yourself.
  5. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

    Sep 27, 2008
    Super easy fix: when Apple send your tracking number, contact the delivery carrier and tell them to hold it for pickup at the local distribution center.
  6. garyleecn macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2014
    1. for iPad, Mac and iPhone, apple will require a signature for delivery.
    2. this not a very large box, probably smaller than typical laptop boxes (sorry, haven't bought pc laptops for years....)
    3. your best bet is once you got tracking, call UPS/FedEX and ask them to hold it on their location, (Fedex can hold it at a fedex store, while UPS only holds at their 'hub'), then you just go there pick it up anytime you like.
  7. jjiangweilan thread starter macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2016
    thanks for all!
    I will call postman once it's shipped.

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