SIGNATURE Required from UPS for iPhone 5?

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  1. Swampthing macrumors 6502

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    I know that Apple has a nasty habit of requiring signatures for all previous deliveries via FEDEX, but I'm curious if someone will have to be present to sign for these UPS packages. The great thing about FEDEX is the ability to pre-sign but UPS generally won't allow that prior to the first delivery attempt.

    Anyone know if these packages can be left at the door without signature? UPS leaves no-sig packages at my door all the time, but not sure if I need to be here Friday or not.
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    A buddy in MA has a Pre-Sign form that he leaves on his condo door if he's out..The deal is they will leave it, but if it walks tough. In the UK there is no such option...Both UPS and Fedex require a signature from me for all Apple deliveries.

    Not sure where my buddy gets those forms from...I'll drop him an email.
     
  3. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    Once the package is shipped, there is an option to go in and pre-sign online. Just click on the link in the email you receive.
     
  4. Swampthing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure those weren't FEDEX package deliveries? I've been ordering with UPS from other vendors for about 25 years and never saw a pre-sign option available and when I've called UPS directly, they give me the "failed delivery attempt must occur before you can sign to leave it" unless the vendor mandates a signature.
     
  5. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    Probably be people following around FedEx trucks all day Friday. If they miss you, you can go online and tell them what office you want them to hold it at.
     
  6. VivaLaFisica macrumors regular

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    I get packages from ups frequently and I've never had to sign for anything (I've never pre signed, either)

    Is signing required just because it's the iPhone 5?
     
  7. Swampthing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's why I started the thread, wondering if anyone who has spoken with UPS might find out. Generally every single product I have ordered directly from the online Apple Store has required a signature... but they've always been FedEx until now...
     
  8. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    UPS required a signature for a MacBook I ordered through apple a month or two back.
     
  9. Swampthing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can only imagine what these forums will look like Friday evening if thousands of people come home from work and find "delivery attempt failed" slips, and the UPS pick-up offices on Saturday will be a complete mess.
     
  10. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    Nasty habit?

    If UPS tosses your new iPhone 5 at your front door and a neighbor steals it, would you be upset or take responsibility for your actions and just order and pay for another? You know, lesson learned.:rolleyes:

    Would you?:p

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    It happens and this is not the first iPhone introduction. The world will not end!
     
  11. VivaLaFisica macrumors regular

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    I'll need to ward off theives. Maybe UPS can deliver my phone in a boxed marked 'used tampons' or something.
     
  12. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    LOL! That would do it for ME!
     
  13. VivaLaFisica macrumors regular

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    From what I've been reading, UPS will require a signature. No telling when they'll actually deliver the package since Apple sold twice as many 5 than 4s. Last year, people were getting their 4s delivered 9pm :eek:
     
  14. DArsenault macrumors regular

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    You can pre-sign for you package.
    From Apple.com
    "Do I have to be available when my package is delivered?
    To ensure safe delivery, our carriers require a signature for delivery. If you’re unable to provide a signature, click “Pre-sign for this shipment” above to sign for your package in advance. For more details, refer to the Shipping & Pickup Help page."
     
  15. Swampthing thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LOL. There's always a troll in every thread looking to twist things.
     
  16. stephanieag88 macrumors newbie

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    A signature is required. I had only ordered the Apple software, Mountain Lion, and it literally took 3 days extra to get it. Since I work nights, and my room is towards the back of my house, I never heard them ring the door bell. When I went to the Apple order site, there was an option to print out a form to sign for it. Lucky for me, my printer broke. So the third time, I finally got it because I left a note saying that my printer was broken and I was unable to print the form, but if they could please leave my product between the storm door and the entry door, I would gladly appreciate it. I had to print my name, and leave a signature too.

    The whole point is UPS or Apple does not want to be responsible for the theives who are following the UPS trucks!!
     
  17. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    people are really confused. Apple.com....not ups, has a form you fill out that allows the shipping carries to leave the package. Once your package ships go to your order page on apple.com and it will have a pre-sign form you can print and sign. If you are still worried, sign up for a free ups my choice account, which lets you pre-sign online directly from UPS.
     
  18. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    You can presign for it but it's a $700 risk your taking. People do follow around UPS and FedEx trucks on Apple release days to steal them once left at doorsteps.
     
  19. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    Troll?

    Why do you not answer the question? :confused: Would you take responcibility for your phone being stolen?

    I bet not.:p
     
  20. DArsenault macrumors regular

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    The chances of this happening are slim to none. People get robbed outside Apple stores too, but it's not common and shouldn't be a deterrent from buying a phone from the Apple store.
    Not every package on the UPS truck is an iPhone, this plan would not work well.
     
  21. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    UPS Customer Centers are closed on weekends, at least the ones around here. People would have to wait until Monday.
     
  22. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    It's your cash not mine, it doesn't matter to me. I'm just pointing it out to those that may not realize it's going on. The chances of me being shot at work tomorrow are slim to none but it happens weekly around the country.
     
  23. rnizlek macrumors 6502

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    I've never seen an option to pre-sign on an individual package on UPS.com, but you do have the option to automatically pre-sign for packages worth below a certain amount if you are a UPS MyChoice subscriber (even the free version). See http://www.ups.com/mychoice/

    Of course, Apple has the ability to require an in-person signature, but they always did with FedEx also and never had a problem letting people pre-sign for it. I just get mine shipped to work to avoid any issues, but that obviously isn't a solution for everyone.
     
  24. DArsenault macrumors regular

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    I know. I just didn't want people to overreact to the idea of having their phone stolen, and because of this miss delivery of their iPhone. I would also say that if you live in a residential area and have a back yard, to at least have the driver leave the package at your back door instead of in the public eye. Also you know the area where you live, I will be around to sign for my package, but because of my neighborhood I would feel comfortable having the package left at my front door. I've had things more expensive than this left by UPS.
    If you live in a large complex or in a shady area, maybe you need to approach the situation differently.
     
  25. froggiemlm macrumors member

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    Here is what you have to do. create a UPS online account, in the options it gives you the option to pre-sign. Its called UPS my choice. i have been using this for about a year now.
     

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