How does the USPS person put the iMac in my mailbox?

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  1. aar2697 macrumors member

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    I ordered a 21.5" iMac and I wanted to know what the driver will do with the iMac. Like do they drop it off at the door or do they shove it in the mailbox somehow? What do they do with the iMac?
     
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  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Drop it off at the door? Is USPS doing it or is it another carrier? If you have delivery confirmation/signature then they will just leave notes.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Apple normally ships FedEx, and they will make you sign for it. I didn't think USPS was an option, unless you ordered it from another reseller, like B&H.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Are you kidding me? Ever had anything larger than your mailbox delivered? They put it on your doorstep, leave it in your rental office if you rent or ask you to come to the depot and pick it up.
     
  6. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    That's what I was getting it. To my knowledge you don't have an option in carrier from Apple, only in speed.
     
  7. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Oh, you did the USPS option? Yeah, it's kind of like buying furniture from Ikea - you'll need to built the iMac yourself. Don't worry though - the instructions are pretty thorough. My MBP only took about me six hours or so.
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    So ... what did you do with those left over parts you had?
     
  9. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    I figure if I collect enough leftovers, I'll be able to build Apple's upcoming tablet.
     
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    Awesome! You need to post pics when it is done. ;)
     
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  12. aar2697 thread starter macrumors member

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    Did they saw my iMac up or something? Lmao

    I ordered from MacMall, forgotted to mention.
     
  13. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    If there is a signature confirmation, then someone will have to sign for it and if not they will leave a note on your door saying they missed you.

    If there isn't (or registered, etc), it will sit on your porch.
     
  14. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    If you aren't there you get a note which you have to bring down to the post office after a certain time.
     
  15. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

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    Duh.. that's why you have the iMacs with broken screens (shoved too hard) or yellow screens (shoved a little more carefully)
     
  16. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    And all you need is this:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Gonzo3333 macrumors 6502a

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    That was hilarious.
     
  18. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    Exactly what I thought. OP - this can't be a serious question?! :confused:

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  19. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    That's why I only use minis. They fit in my mail slot quite nicely. My needs have now changed so I'll be getting a new MacBook as soon as I have a wider mailbox slot installed.
     
  20. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502

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    apple should start posting the dimensions of the boxes so we can all get our mailboxes sized accordingly.
     
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  22. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a

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    As Newman said "cram, crumple, crease".
     
  23. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    Guys, be nice. Maybe this is in fact the first time OP has had a large package delivered to his home/apartment. There's a first time for everything.

    As some have already noted, they'll either leave it at your front door (if that's an option) or they'll leave a little note that gives you some information about how to arrange to pick it up or for them to attempt to deliver it again.
     

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