iMac delivery by UPS- quick question

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  1. dbrewer80221 macrumors regular

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    So my new 27 inch iMac will be delivered by UPS. Is the cardboard box the iMac ships in also trapezoidal? I'm not talking about the white iMac box, but the tan cardboard outer box.

    The reason I ask is because I won't be home during the delivery, and that trapezoid is an obvious shape to a savvy thief. UPS always hides my packages on my porch, but anyone that walks up to my front door can see boxes left for me.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. large farva macrumors regular

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    I thought UPS and FedEx required a signature confirmation for Apple products? I don't know I could be wrong. I probably am actually, because if I remember correctly, the member who owns that photo above, said that his was left at his front door, but only for a couple minutes because his dog woke him up after FedEx rang his doorbell.

    All I know is that if someone who has even slightly sticky fingers, even some folks that never have stolen, sees that particular shaped box on your front porch or door step. It's liable to be gone, especially if they don't think that they are being watched and know you're not home. And a big box by your door is a dead give-away that you're not home. There are so many crooked people out there. Real scum.... Hell, I almost had to shoot someone the other night. Some stupid punk was looting around in my carport looking for **** to steal, and he was peaking and looking into the side-door window to see if he could get into the house. My best advice would be to find out what day it's coming, and if you cant have it held at the UPS operating facility, you can use "My UPS" and pay $5 for a 2-hour delivery window, and know within two hours when it will arrive. Either that or put a note on your door to bring it over to a trusted neighbor. Write your name and possibly the tracking number on the note so he knows it's you making the request.
     
  4. PhillyAnt macrumors regular

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    Hey there! That photo was mine. My dog woke me up because the Fedex guy was at my door. The box wasn't left there. I had to sign for it. UPS or Fedex wont just leave the box. You must sign for it. If you want, you can contact the delivery company and ask them to hold the box at the hub so you can pick it up.

    PS: I LOVE THIS NEW IMAC!!
     
  5. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

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    The UPS driver that delivered mine wouldn't even take it off the truck until he knew I was home.
     
  6. large farva macrumors regular

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    Hey, how's your iMac doing? I stopped by a couple Apple stores today, about an hour away from home here. Which is stupid because there are two withing ten miles of each other in Orlando there, but none here. It was complete CHAOS in there, and they didn't have anything in stock that I would remotely consider getting just to have it sooner. I was really really tempted to just buy a Retina MacBook Pro, but, it's got such a small screen. I would just rather wait a couple weeks for my iMac, and get a MacBook pro later. Retina or Classic. Hell, maybe soon they will come out with a Retina display iMac, becuase I don't think I'm going to be going for a Retina MBP until my iMac will be able to match the pixel density, cause I'll be on the MBP and then the iMac will look like crap.

    That's really good to know. Either way, I'll be waiting in my driveway in the lawnchair with a cooler of pepsi on my delivery day, LOL.
     
  7. surripere macrumors member

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    My FedEx driver wouldn't even approach my apartment to confirm that I was home (I was), he simply drove by and updated the tracking status to "customer not available" before dropping the thing off at the local FedEx distribution facility.

    Ah, FedEx.
     
  8. WizardHunt macrumors 68000

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    Apple does require that Fed-Ex or UPS get a signature regardless. They will not leave it there on your porch UNLESS you sign a release form and post it on the door. That release form is usually on your shipped page of Apple orders. I myself would never leave it on the porch, Sign the release and talk to your neighbor to see if they will be home that day all day, and can sign for it. Otherwise have it rescheduled or shipped to your work. Good luck.
     
  9. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    I have signed the waivers before and have tons of stuff left at the door all the time, and nothing has gone missing in the past eight years. I suppose having high definition security cameras everywhere doesn't hurt either.
     
  10. PhillyAnt macrumors regular

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    I am absolutely loving this machine! Can you believe that I got it on monday morning and I finally took it out of the box today for the first time? It is such a beauty! I definitely suggest waiting for it instead of settling for something else.
     
  11. large farva macrumors regular

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    Neither does having had the last person to come on your property (to do mischief) held at gun point. Word gets around real quick that certain houses, well, just aren't all that worth it, LOL. I really don't get why so many crooks just dont care. There's nothing a criminal can find in someone's house that's worth losing their life over.
     
  12. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    Yep, my 21.5" late 2012 iMac also shipped in a brown trapezoidish packing box. There is some literature that explains it... Apple shipping iMacs this way actually saves a lot more material/cardboard, so it means less wasteful (and eco-friendly) packaging.

    Loving my 2012 iMac! Absolutely great buy IMHO.
     
  13. dbrewer80221 thread starter macrumors regular

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    For everyone advising me that UPS requires a signature, I signed up for UPS my choice. This means that I can authorize the package for shipper release, bypassing the signature requirement.
     
  14. MacAlien macrumors 6502

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    To date, FedEx has never actually delivered a package to my place. They update their system claiming the customer wasn't home and then I call, rip somebody a new one and take a cab to their main facility where they reimburse me for the problems. Every Single Time. Hate them here.
     
  15. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    This won't work with your Mac ship,net. Shippers can demand a physical signature and this is what Apple does. The only way to avoid being there to sign is to print and sign the waiver from the apple website for that order and leave it for the driver.
     
  16. trustever macrumors 6502

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    Look the positive, at least you do not have to sit and wait the whole day at the window looking for the van to come. I'd love to have a cab reimbursed to go and pick up my Imac at their depot.. It will make my life so much easier.
     

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