Apartment shipping ( How Safe )

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Does anyone in here choose apartment address to be ship when buying your iphone in the past ???
is it safe ?????

I never do it before , and i ready for 8 -

i working day shift and No body at home and iphone 8 cost around $1,000 dollar

kind of concern
 

MDMachiavelli

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Does anyone in here choose apartment address to be ship when buying your iphone in the past ???
is it safe ?????

I never do it before , and i ready for 8 -

i working day shift and No body at home and iphone 8 cost around $1,000 dollar

kind of concern

I'm not sure how anyone can genuinely answer your question without knowing details about where you live such as neighborhood etc....
 
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yanki01

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before we bought our house, we lived in a gated apartment complex. every package i got from USPS, FedEx & UPS was delivered to the office. not sure if you have the ability to leave a note on your door to ask them to deliver it to the office staff.
 
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Xayah

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I'd give them a call and see what options you have. It's usually a good idea to have it held and pick it up when you can with expensive stuff.
 
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Does anyone in here choose apartment address to be ship when buying your iphone in the past ???
is it safe ?????

I never do it before , and i ready for 8 -

i working day shift and No body at home and iphone 8 cost around $1,000 dollar

kind of concern
It has to be signed for or picked up elsewhere safe.
 
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yanki01

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OR if you have a UPS driver like we do...you get your new AW delivered to the next street and all deliveries come no earlier than 8-9pm!!! we've had multiple packages delivered on the surrounding streets.
 
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yanki01

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the issues you can run into is apple may only ship to the address on your CC. at least they did that on past orders. i remember a lot were in a panic when their phone was shipping home during a release and wanted it shipped to work but apple had it default to their address that matched the CC. not sure if it's changed since the iP5/6 pre-order.
 
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michael9891

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Yes they would, I had this happen a lot (especially with Amazon) :)
I can't speak for every situation but iPhone deliveries from Apple are a lot stricter than regular deliveries. If you don't agree to have it left outside, it would cost the courier a fortune if lots of iPhones went missing.
 
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jbachandouris

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I would try to have it shipped to your workplace.

FedEx almost always refuses to hold for pickup. They have a policy that dictates they attempt delivery of a package first and then after a failure, they will allow hold for pick up. They always blame Apple for that though.

UPS will usually allow a hold for pick up.
 
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Relentless Power

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As someone else mentioned, these criminals can follow around delivery vehicles and wait until they leave to drop off the package to steal it later on. It's unfortunate how pathetic some are to enter someone else's property to steal a package to their benefit. There are proactive measures to counter these tactics as others have suggested on here for shipping to a different address or business, or simply hold at the distribution center. But I will say this, if I ever Caught someone stealing packages from house, I would pursue every charge possible against who did it.
 
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nburwell

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When I lived in an apartment complex, USPS/UPS/FedEx would leave any packages that required signatures off at the management office, who would then sign and store the packages. I would go and pick up said package(s) once I got home from work. Never had an issue when having an iPhone or any high price electronics item delievered (knock on wood).
 
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wow - alot command

Normally , ebay and amazon
they leave the box at front my door , sometime they take it to center
without notice so i have to go to center ask

i never using apt address something over $500

anyway thanks everybody-

pickup apple store is my decision ,
 
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Shadowbech

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I would try to have it shipped to your workplace.

FedEx almost always refuses to hold for pickup. They have a policy that dictates they attempt delivery of a package first and then after a failure, they will allow hold for pick up. They always blame Apple for that though.

UPS will usually allow a hold for pick up.
In my case, FedEx always accepts a hold for pick up when I put in a request each time. I've done this for all my apple devices that I order. They always seem to work for me and goes directly to my nearest FedEx ship and print center without making any attempts to my house. When I put in a request, they usually call me but I don't answer, but the message they leave are just pathetic because they say that it can't be done and that I have to call Apple to request that. I just let it be and the next day it's already at the location that I request to pick it up. I never, ever let my expansive item be delivered directly to my house.
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wow - alot command

Normally , ebay and amazon
they leave the box at front my door , sometime they take it to center
without notice so i have to go to center ask

i never using apt address something over $500

anyway thanks everybody-

pickup apple store is my decision ,
You can actually request a hold for pick up. They never fail on me. I have UPS My Choice and every order that I make and if it qualifies, automatically gets redirected to my nearest UPS store for pick up.
 
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Does apple logo print outside a box anything highlight that people know there is a phone inside ?????
 
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Shadowbech

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Does apple logo print outside a box anything highlight that people know there is a phone inside ?????
No, but it has the address of their warehouse and the order number (no serial number or anything like that), but there is no apple logo on the shipping box at all.
 
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Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
Does apple logo print outside a box anything highlight that people know there is a phone inside ?????
If it did then forget it.
They'd be getting stolen even more.
But most FedEx and ups people know what the iPhone boxes and packages look like and where they originate from.
That's why every release date there's so many people receiving empty boxes with phones getting stolen in transit.
 
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jrs22

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The last time I had an ipad delivered to my home, on release day, the driver said she had to sign for the phones to prove she had been given the correct number of packages.
 
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