If you're not home for UPS on Friday, does that mean you have to wait 'til Monday?

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  1. NoHo macrumors 6502

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    If you work during the day on Friday and are not home for the delivery, will you have to wait until Saturday to get your phone?

    What are the other options?
     
  2. Mrs.Geek macrumors newbie

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    It probably depends on where you pre-ordered from. I pre-ordered from the Apple store and so they have a 'pre-sign' option that prints out a form giving UPS permission to leave it without my signing for it and I have to sign the form and leave it on my door. If you ordered from somewhere else, you can try just leaving a note giving them permission and signing that.
     
  3. NoHo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh, never knew you could do that. But I don't want them to just leave it on my door step unprotected. That's a disaster waiting to happen.

    Does UPS deliver on Saturday? Do they have a warehouse open where I could potentially go pick it up on Saturday?
     
  4. Mrs.Geek macrumors newbie

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    You can ask them to leave it somewhere else like your back door if that's an option. I'm not sure if they're doing Saturday delivery. You may also be able to use your tracking number and go on the UPS website and ask them to hold it at the local distribution center for you to pick up.
     
  5. matthewskyle macrumors member

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    Leave the note...or make sure you will be home. I just took my day off for the month..Can't think of a better reason to take a random friday off..
     
  6. khollister macrumors 6502a

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    UPS will absolutely NOT leave a package that is marked Signature Required without an actual person signing for it, signed release form or not. The Apple forms only work for FedEx, not UPS. Someone has to be there.
     
  7. amann76 macrumors 6502

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    keep thinking that... my 4 came ups i heard the truck pulling up so i was at the door he gave me the package and didnt ask me to sign anything
     
  8. efyou macrumors regular

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    UPS does deliver Saturday and you can bet they will be trying to deliver these phones on Saturday too. FedEx will be I know that.
     
  9. outphase macrumors 65816

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    With my iPhone 4, UPS not only left my phone on the doorstep w/o a signature, it was on the WRONG DOORSTEP down the block.
     
  10. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    Nothing against UPS, but in my area they are not very good. I am so happy that AT&T uses FedEx in my town. Each year mine gets here before 10am, and the last two years including this time, the phone was one day early. It's nice to get that out of the way.
     
  11. ChiMac71 macrumors newbie

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    I'm debating whether to risk going to work Friday morning for even a half day.

    UPS Next Day Air Saver delivers by 3pm.

    Do I risk getting home at Noon and "tragically" missing an early delivery attempt?
     
  12. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    I did a dry run. Ordered some crystal films from UPS. 2 Day Air. Dude came tonight at 6:30pm. So I am going to assume tomorrow they will come same time. Bummer

    However, I took the day off anyway just in case.
     
  13. meder87 macrumors regular

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    Good thing I have the day off tomorrow. Just gotta get up early and not take any naps.
     
  14. Kflik macrumors member

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    The apple form I printed out specifically says UPS release form and specifically states that if you sign this release and leave it on your door the UPS man will leave your package at a place of your choosing (front, back, neighbor).

    My girlfriend uses this same slip for UPS frequently and says it never fails.

    It could be a geography thing but if you have the option to print it and it specifically says UPS I am fairly certain they will leave it.
     
  15. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    Just call into your local UPS or FedEx hub and tell them to hold your package there. Then just drive there and pick it up after work.
     
  16. khollister macrumors 6502a

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    I know, but I tried on something coming from Apple before and UPS wouldn't leave it. I called UPS and they said they never release on a door tag. Lucky me, my local UPS branch must be nazi's about Signature Required.
     
  17. oshia86 macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I called today and asked about this. UPS will try 3 deliver attempts throughout the day, after the third they will take my phone back to the hub. I'll get home around 3pm, and she said that the third attempt would be after that. So, looks like there is no way I'll miss it.
     
  18. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    It's 3 attempts for 3 days, not 3 attempts in a day. The phone goes back to the hub at the end of every attempt. After the 3rd attempt, it goes back to the sender.
     
  19. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    Actually the UPS system has updated status for Red deliveries that say Friday, 10/14/2011, by 3:00 P.M.(by end of day for residential deliveries)

    Dave
     
  20. RogueApple macrumors member

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    haha yeah just try your hardest!
     
  21. oshia86 macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Not what I was told, but I think that sounds right. Either way, I got someone to wait for me.
     
  22. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    UPS will not hold the package unless the first delivery attempt has been made.
     
  23. dave006 macrumors 68020

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    Almost correct! The sender (Apple or AT&T) is able to request that a package be held at the depot, however you as the receiver can't until after the first delivery attempt.

    Note: Prior to the first delivery attempt, contact the sender to request a change in delivery instructions or to correct your delivery address. Don't expect Apple or AT&T to make this request. :mad:

    Dave
     
  24. f00f macrumors 65816

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    This. Although I'm technically "working from home".

    And knowing my UPS guy's totally random schedule it'll be delivered long after I would be home from work anyway. But if he does deliver early, say before noon, I'll take the opportunity to meet up w/ my lady for lunch and deliver her new phone too. :D

    Both of our phones are sitting just a couple hours away now. Hopefully they are delivered in the AM.
     
  25. DCAlexandria macrumors newbie

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    What if you live In a condo? Can the management office sign for it?
     

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