Apartment shipping ( How Safe )

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  1. titrau macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  2. Daniel L macrumors 6502

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  3. MDMachiavelli macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure how anyone can genuinely answer your question without knowing details about where you live such as neighborhood etc....
     
  4. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  5. Xayah macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  6. canuckRus macrumors 6502

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    It has to be signed for or picked up elsewhere safe.
     
  7. michael9891 macrumors 6502a

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    Well they won't just leave it outside if nobody's home.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    There are people who follow the UPS and FedEx trucks, on intro-delivery day, for those who elect to have it left at the door. I am not sure if Apple will even allow a pre-sign to leave at the door.
     
  9. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    Doesnt depend onthe "apartment" itself. Dpends on your neighboorhood. Even if you lived in a house, people can go in your front porch and steal your stuff :p
     
  10. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  11. Applejuiced, Aug 17, 2017
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    Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I wouldn't risk it.
    Even for smaller amazon orders I tend to ship to my work.
    Leaving the package on the front door with other people around the box could end up disappearing and you'll have to deal with the runaround.
     
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  13. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  14. Xayah macrumors newbie

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    Yes they would, I had this happen a lot (especially with Amazon) :)
     
  15. michael9891 macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  16. boast macrumors 65816

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    Maybe get it delivered to your workplace?
     
  17. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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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.
     
  18. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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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.
     
  19. nburwell, Aug 17, 2017
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    nburwell macrumors 68040

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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).
     
  20. titrau thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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 ,
     
  21. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    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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    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.
     
  22. titrau thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does apple logo print outside a box anything highlight that people know there is a phone inside ?????
     
  23. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  24. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    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.
     
  25. jrs22 macrumors 6502

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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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