missed ups man, anyway to still get it today?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nies, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. nies macrumors 6502

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    Just got home to find a note saying ups will try back again tomorrow. Anyway i can still get it today?
     
  2. bigdogdeebs macrumors member

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    Not for the iphone, but I once tracked down a UPS truck I saw on a street. He called his buddy that does my route, asked where he was and told me I could meet him on the corner of X & Y in 10 minutes. Walked down there, UPS man stopped and gave me the package. I don't know how universal this approach is.

    I think you can also pick it up at the UPS center that night - just call and they will hold. Problem for me in the above scenario was that the UPS center in Chicago is a haul into the south side, and I wasn't doing that.
     
  3. minneola24 macrumors member

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    That is probably the worst business practice UPS could possibly due. Such a liability issue.
     
  4. dabigone macrumors regular

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    With my ups packages that I miss, you can usually call the number or go online and do same day will call. There will be an hour or two window where you can go to the central hub once the trucks come in and they will pull your package. You can't just show up. You have to call ahead, but that's for the hub in my area.
     
  5. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Call UPS and advise them that you would like to pick it up this evening. If you have the slip you can use the info notice and do it online without having to speak to someone.
     
  6. bigdogdeebs macrumors member

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    I mean, he obviosuly asked for my ID to compare to name and address on package...
     
  7. vastoholic macrumors 68000

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    Once they missed me, the driver actually called to set up a meeting if I was able to. Unfortunately I wasn't.
     
  8. 96whitels macrumors member

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    Call 800-742-5877, press 0#, talk to the person and have them hold the package at will call at your local distribution center.
     
  9. Codepiink macrumors regular

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    What's wrong with it? The driver simply asks you for a valid government ID that shows your name and address, you sign for it, and they give your package to you instead of making you wait until the end of the day to pick it up...
     
  10. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    I think many of us who get regular deliveries from UPS are in that situation. I know my regular UPS driver quite well--and he would not hesitate to give me my package if I saw him anywhere along his route.
     
  11. 617aircav Suspended

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    You have to go to their customer care center/ hub. When the truck returns you may be able to pick it up, if they are not closed by then.
     
  12. vabunuc macrumors member

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    I have the same relationship with my driver. i ran into him at store he was making a delivery to, and he said he had a package for me and gave it to me right there. :D
     
  13. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, this happened to me last year. I called the 800 number and got no results. All they would do is have my local hub call me and set up a time to pick it up after they close. When the local hub called me, I asked about a second attempt. She called the driver and they came back a couple hours after I called. The lady on the phone was very accommodating even though she was sick as a dog that day.
     
  14. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    Not to worry, I track down my UPS man and he has no problem with giving it up.
     
  15. Boe11 macrumors 6502a

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    You can just go tot he UPS facility this evening and grab it. Brings your tracking info or door tag. Go check it out now and they should have their evening pickup hours on the door. My UPS here is 4:30-6.
     
  16. nies thread starter macrumors 6502

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    pretty good story, after being pissed about missing my phone i was sitting there about to call UPS. Hear my doorbell and walk to down to see the UPS man standing with a smile. He knew the package was a iphone 5 and stopped back by to see if someone was home yet.
     

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