'Delivered to wrong address' stories

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by sammich, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    Anyone had something sent to your door instead of the neighbours? Did you almost get something meant for someone else? Something awesome like a courier (mis)delivering a Mac Pro or something completely dull.

    Well the memory just came to me as I read the submerged Bugatti thread. My neighbour had not long ago sent his car out for a service, driven out on a flatbed truck (what kind of car gets taken for the regular service on a flatbed truck?), and now the flatbed was back with it's charge. I answered the doorbell, looked down my driveway, and saw my neighbours Ferrari F430 on the truck, in my driveway.

    Closest time any supercar rubber will ever grace my driveway. Sigh.

    Top that :D
  2. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    I've gotten crap in my mail that was meant for another house in the neighborhood, but it's been just that: crap.

    Even if it was something good I'd still return it to its rightful owner.
  3. sammich thread starter macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    Yeah, we get the occasional confidential letter destined for people several houses down. I'll take it down and meet them.

    Especially if it's something good! It's not like I took the nice red car into my garage. I just like your stories and not a morality discussion :)
  4. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    Best I had was a package that was supposed to get mailed to me while I was at Texas Tech but instead it is delivered to some girl in either OSU or OU. So not only was it a wrong address, it was also wrong city, and WRONG STATE.

    My address was on the package and the driver being lazy decided to dump it at the local college instead of taking it back to to to be ship to the correct location.
  5. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Yeah, I get the neighbors stuff all the time. I’ve only received two potentially embarrassing (for them) things over the last six or so years living here. One was a magazine for gay men that had cowboy and pirate sex costumes and the other was a student loan default letter for $120,000.

    It’s always a USPS mistake. I just put the flag back up and put a Post-It note on the wrong mail for the carrier. It’s not like UPS or FedEx accidentally deliver their packages to me.

    Interesting story though, I used to live in an apartment complex and one of my neighbor’s moved out. A few days after she moved out, another couple moved in. UPS delivered a package to the new couple that was for my old neighbor. The couple even signed for it.

    Well, she got a hold of the apartment manager and got the contact information for the couple that rented her old apartment. She called them and they said they never received a package from UPS. Then, she went over to her old apartment and knocked on their door and explained that the package was a hand-sown quilt from her grandmother for her newborn baby and UPS has proof that they signed for the package.

    The couple continued to deny ever receiving the package. After months of going back and forth with the apartment owners, the couple and UPS, she ended up taking the couple to court for theft of property.

    The judge sided with her. She, a deputy from the local police department and the apartment manager showed up that day — went into the couple’s apartment (they were not there) and found her quilt laying across the couple’s couch.

    It beat anything I’ve ever seen. You talk about ballsy. It taught me a lesson. If I’m expecting anything valuable from UPS or FedEx and I can’t be home — I either make sure someone is there for me or call the local depot and ask that it be held for pickup.
  6. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2005
    Manchester UK
    A few months back I ordered 14 bottles of wine online. They were due to be delivered within a few days to my home address. A week later nothing had showed up so I gave the company a ring. I expected I had just missed the package and not got a note. They looked it up and saw it had been dispatched but nothing had been signed for and no note left, so must be the delivery companies mistake.

    Another box of wine was shipped out and arrived with me (at work this time) the next day. Conveniently they had written on the side that it was full of wine and that it was urgent for a priority customer, making me look like a heavy drinker and I had to take some stick from colleagues :)

    Anyway... a week later I come out of my apartment, by chance at the same time as my next door neighbor. He says to me "Hiya, I've been looking for you, a package arrived two weeks back but I've been on holiday since then, I'll go grab it for you".

    Two cases of wine for the price of one!
  7. mscriv macrumors 601


    Aug 14, 2008
    Dallas, Texas
    Easy. My neighbors Russian mail order bride was delivered to my address instead of his. Let's just say I'm happily married, he's still single, and both of my sons have blonde hair and blue eyes. :eek:
  8. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    Had a brown box delivered one day and didn't think twice about it because we had some other things delivered the same week.

    Opened it up and it was some foot therapy thing that came with all of these wax blocks that you would melt in the therapy tub thing. Lots and lots of these wax blocks, someone ordered a ton of these wax things. Anyways, it came with some fuzzy sleeve type things to slip over your body parts once you applied the wax to keep the heat in.

    UPS never came looking for it and I never recognized the street address either.
  9. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2009
    the old tenant from our house 5 years ago still gets mailed here, viagra supplements, and such nonsense :/ it's kinda funny but kinda disgusting too lol
  10. juanm macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2006
    Fury 161
    Not in the mail, but my mother got a wire transfer a few years ago to the sum of 57000€ (That's $85000). We thought the bank would promptly notice and rectify, and so they did... three months later!
    It turns out some people had asked for a loan and somehow they messed up the files and well, my mother got it.
  11. steve2112 macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2009
    East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus
    Most of my incidents with mis-delivered stuff happened at work. I used to work for a computer shop that was a Dell authorized service center. We did a fair amount of warranty work for Dell (among others, but Dell was the biggest seller), so the DHL delivery people had a habit of delivering anything from Dell to us, even if addressed elsewhere. Dell also had a habit of sending us stuff that was supposed to go somewhere else. I don't know how it was for the customers who didn't get their parts, but we had problems getting Dell to take back their stuff. They would say they were issuing a pickup notice to the carrier, and never would, or they were sending us a label, but never would, etc. So, we had a bunch of parts piled up. I ended up with a nice set of speakers and a subwoofer after they sat in the warehouse for 6+ months. The boss told us to "clean up the warehouse", so a bunch of us techs wound up with some nice parts.
  12. Ttownbeast macrumors 65816

    May 10, 2009
    Similar story involving an Asian mail order bride they delivered to my door cleared it up with the neighbor, but it turned out to be a mistake either way when I helped him open the crate what was inside was blue not yellow--they forgot to cut air holes in the box.
  13. Love macrumors 68000


    Jan 20, 2007
    Just southeast of Northwestshire
    CanadaPost occasionally delivers something for our neighbors but not too often. My house number is X16, and we've had things delivered to X15, and X26. Once, Apple was sending me a package (AppleCare replacement CDs) and they sent it to a non existent address. Fail.
  14. rowlands macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2008
    Southern tip of Taiwan
    I had an issue with Apple Care. The power supply died to my Airport Base Station, the only way I could get a new one was through Apple, so I ordered it over the phone. They shipped it to an old address and the people signed for it. Apple said I'd have to get it back as I provided the wrong address! I contacted the landlord, who in turn contacted the people, they claimed they hadn't received it. After a week or so, with frequent calls, Apple determined that I had provided the correct address and re-issued me a new power supply. Why those people living at my old address wanted to keep a power supply for an Apple Base Station, I'll never know.

    As for the wine shipment, a similar thing happened to my parents. They ordered the wine for Christmas back in October and come December it still hadn't arrived. So they complained and received a box of wine the next day. A week before Christmas another box of wine appeared! My folks called the wine company and the customer service rep said they could keep it for free, because they'd already claimed for it from the courier :)
  15. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

    Dec 9, 2004
    I had a letter delivered to me that had the correct house number and street name. The person's name, the state, and the zip code were all completely different, however. Mail sorting fail....

  16. Dagless Suspended


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Not really delivered but years ago I ordered an I-Bead MP3 player (and one of the best MP3 players I've used, come to think of it!) and it was supposed to be delivered by INITIAL CITY LINK.
    For 2 weeks it was supposed to be delivered. I gave up and contacted them, they told me to come to the depot and pick it up (a delivery company?) but I should bring some ID since they're not dropping it off at my house. Great. I cycle there with my passport. Finally find the elusive depot and show my ID. Just a minute.
    10 minutes later (the radio played through 3 songs) he returned with a large sack. Thinking it was big for a small MP3 player I checked the address, and the product was a manure sample. Went back to the main desk, waited about 30 seconds and he came back with the right one.

    Absolute twunts.
  17. sammich thread starter macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    Lol...manure? You win!
  18. adder7712 macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2009
    Epic Win.

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