Pre-sign for delivery

Discussion in 'iPad' started by chrisjburgess, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. chrisjburgess macrumors newbie

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    Hey, do you think we will be able to pre-authorize the delivery like you can with other apple store purchases... the last thing I want is for me to just happen to be out getting a coffee or groceries when the thing is delivered and I have a card to pick the thing up from the depot in the week...
     
  2. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    Even if Apple doesn't provide a slip for you to print out and pre-sign I always just write out my own note saying that "I authorize package with tracking and order number xx to be left at my door bla bla bla" and sign it. They take it. It always works.
     
  3. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    I guess it will unless Apple does something like they did for my iPhone replacement. It came via Fed Ex, I wasn't home, the slip had specific instructions about me signing for it "directly", would not allow me to leave my signature on the form (that space was marked "void") for them to just leave the package.
     
  4. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    What could be more important than waiting for the ipad to come?

    I'll be on the front porch until mine comes.
     
  5. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    Did you TRY to write your own slip providing all possible information. This has never failed for me. And when I get home the slip is gone so I know they take it to protect themselves.


    I work 12 hours shifts every Saturday and Sunday of my life......
     
  6. saving107 macrumors 603

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  7. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    no sick days? no vacation days?
     
  8. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    Funny that you say that because tomorrow and monday I am taking a PDO (Paid day off) because I'm moving.

    First Ever, actually. I proabably have like 500 PDOs/
     
  9. firewood macrumors 604

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    Depends on where you live.

    The delivery companies have different rules depending on what neighborhood you live in. Probably based on insurance claim and other actuarial stats.

    The rules are usually secret because they don't want certain people shadowing the delivery trucks into the "good" neighborhoods.
     
  10. markosb macrumors 6502

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    I used to leave my signature and a tiny note for UPS so they would leave the package, I believe that would work for FedEx. If your in a Apartment tell them to take it to the office, if at a home to put it in a secure place.
     
  11. racer1441 macrumors 68000

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    So you have plenty of day to take off one to sit and wait for the iPad.
     
  12. pugnut macrumors 6502a

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    Once the order is shipped you can go back to the order and get the form that allows you to pre-sign for it.

    I have also left a note before and it worked.
     
  13. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    Breakfast with the freaken Easter Bunny.
     
  14. harry*333 macrumors 6502a

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    just write your own note

    when my first ipod touch came I didn't leave a note or anything but they left it by the back door:confused: and tracking said it would require a signature
     
  15. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    Haha, I like to keep those in case in emergency ever comes up/
     
  16. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    man, i already told my wife. im not going anywhere on saturday. law is law! lol
     
  17. EddyP macrumors 6502

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    My order status was just updated with a UPS tracking number and an option from Apple to pre-sign.
     
  18. SteveSparks macrumors 6502a

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    +1
     
  19. bluehaze013 macrumors 6502

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    Yea you can, mine says shipped now and has a link to "pre-sign for delivery"
     
  20. kes601 macrumors regular

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    I would never pre-sign for a UPS delivery. On two occasions they have delivered items to the wrong house. Once was 2 houses down, the other time I have no clue where it was delivered.
     
  21. wyneken macrumors regular

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    Now HERE is a well-balanced outlook that I can endorse.

    I have arranged, should my iPad not arrive on Saturday, to take a Mental Health Day on Monday from the private high school where, in less exigent circumstances, I would be teaching.

    My morning class -- juniors and seniors studying Classical Lit -- will run itself, following a pre-set lesson plan. One of the senior boys will cover my afternoon class -- freshmen and sophomores studying American Lit. God knows, a high school senior can comment more expertly than I on the drunken party scenes in The Great Gatsby.

    Meanwhile I shall station myself on the front porch awaiting the UPS guy, whose daughter my 17-year-old son Tristan dated for a couple of months. No hard feelings there, I hope.

    If my iPad doesn't arrive on Saturday OR Monday, then obviously I will be incapacitated and unable to teach. That's what sick leave is for.
     
  22. pirateRACE macrumors 6502

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    LOL. I have to work all day Saturday and had the assumption the wife would be home to sign for it, but she's taking the kids to some crazy 100,000 easter egg helicopter drop. Sounds dangerous and less important than the iPad. :eek:
     

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