Best Way to Send My Daughter Her Phone

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  1. labrat1996 macrumors 6502

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    I ordered an iPhone X for my Daughter and it is scheduled to be delivered on Friday. She is in California and I am in Kansas. What is the best carrier to use to send it to her? Should I send it overnight? I am definitely getting Signature Confirmation and paying for insurance. I have USPS and UPS accounts, but am thinking that Fed Ex might be the best way to go since UPS doesn’t deliver on Saturday. Opinions?
     
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    If you want it delivered by Saturday, FedEx is your only choice.
     
  3. labrat1996 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It doesn’t really matter when it is delivered since it is her Christmas present. Still - with something that expensive I get nervous waiting for it to arrive. Would USPS Priority Express not arrive on Saturday?
     
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    USPS and UPS also over overnight delivery options.

    OP: You can ship it at the post office via Priority Mail and include insurance and signature. It would likely arrive in 2-3 days. For an expensive package, I'd go to a FedEx office or UPS store, as their claims process is usually better in the rare event something happens to the package. (based on my experience).
     
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    I thought that USPS did deliver on Saturdays. I would just go FedEx. I order a lot online and FedEx has never done me wrong. I think they are fast and reliable and reasonably priced.
     
  6. labrat1996 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I sell on eBay and have stopped insuring most packages I send USPS because it seems no matter how much documentation I sent them, it was next to impossible to get paid on a claim. It was worse than dealing with Health Insurance Claims!

    I will price out UPS and Fed Ex. Overnight will probably be a bit pricey since my daughter will expect some “care package” loot along with the phone,
     
  7. ivnmetal macrumors member

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    USPS 2-3 day shipping w/ signature confirmation is $16.50 in TX (give or take, taxes in Kansas may differ) but make sure you packet very well and use their tape to seal your box very well. Also take a pic or video recording of it just in case. If you're paying for insurance, that'll be more, but you should be fine with USPS.
     
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    If you don't care about insurance, then go USPS. It will probably be the cheapest method to get it there fast. Priority Mail is very quick these days.
     
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    I ordered through the Apple App, but it goes through the carrier AT&T, so as I understand it, it has to be shipped to the account holder’s address.
     
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    FedEx gets my vote. Their tracking is better too generally.
     
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    LOL!
     
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    It looks like I could use USPS Priority Express for $56 with insurance. Fed Ex was $50 more than that! I could be cheap and use Priority Mail - but it would be nice for my daughter to get the phone this weekend, when she would actually have the time to set it up. Also - she gets earlier cool factor of having an iPhone X. It’s going to be a big step up from her 6!

    Just wish USPS tracking didn’t suck so much!
     
  17. ant69 macrumors regular

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    Roadtrip!!!

    Ant
     
  18. BrettDS macrumors 65816

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    If you insure it then you shouldn’t worry too much about how long it takes. If you really want to go overnight then you’ll definitely be spending a lot of money. Is it worth that much just for a little peace of mind?

    The other option would be to wait until Monday and then just send it ground... that would be a little less time in transit since it wouldn’t just sit there not moving on Sunday.
     
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    I would fly to California to insure it gets their safely. On the plus side, you get to visit your daughter. You sir are a great dad getting the iPhone X for her Christmas gift.
     
  20. labrat1996 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am a mom! LOL! Thanks! My daughter is an only child, so it is easy to spoil her. She is also a really hard worker, did well in school and calls several times a week just to chat, so I am lucky!

    If I wasn’t in the middle of a kitchen remodel, I would seriously consider playing phone courier. I love visiting San Diego!
     
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    Oppsss!! I am so sorry! Well you are an excellent mom! Sorry can’t make it out that way. Definitely insure and I would say use fedex.
     
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    From personal experience, avoid USPS. I’ve “lost” two priority packages with them and insurance claims are a nightmare.
     
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    Request a change of delivery with UPS.
    Since you ordered from Apple then you can get the tracking number.

    Use that and change the address where you want in delivered.
     
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    That is really smart!
     
  25. Steve686 macrumors 68040

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    Ha
    Have you ever done this?
     

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