To ensure delivery: After Status is "Shipped," Fill out a Pre-Sign

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MadMacxxx, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. MadMacxxx macrumors 6502a

    MadMacxxx

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    Just as a reminder to ensure you all get your phones without having to be on alert for the door bell at home, follow the link in your Apple shipment notification email to fill out a pre-sign form and attach it your front door (outside:p).

    Edit* I should have accounted for different neighborhoods and apartment complexes. Long story short, the location and way my home/neighborhood is set up more then allows for packages to be dropped off at my door...even OK to leave your cars unlocked outside...so dont pre-sign unless you understand the risks!
     
  2. Eso macrumors 68000

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    ...or just post a sign that says "Free iPhone here!"
     
  3. QuietFun macrumors regular

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    haha yea thats like leaving a note to someone you're expecting that theres a key under the matt
     
  4. mikey28 macrumors 6502

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    Ummm, I would not suggest leaving a note announcing that you'll take your iphone at the door.

    I would imagine a lot of malevolent people will be looking for left packages such as this.
     
  5. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    uhm... ya.... NO.... i'll sign for ours... thankyouverymuch!
     
  6. aluren macrumors 65816

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    yeah i would rather wait a day than risk it getting stolen.
     
  7. MadMacxxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I should have accounted for different neighborhoods and apartment complexes. Long story short, the location and way my home/neighborhood is set up more then allows for packages to be dropped off at my door...even OK to leave your cars unlocked outside...

    But yes, your all right, for the most part it's safer to sign yourself and assume the worst case scenario of mail fraud/theft. But it was just a suggestion to anyone who's confident about it and familiar enough with their area to know if they could safely do it or not.
     
  8. courtney.bella macrumors member

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    I'm with you. In my neighborhood, I managed to leave a MBP and a MB sitting outside my house for three hours while I was away (unavoidable appointment) and no one took them or anything. But then again, children roam and everyone leaves their doors unlocked and people just open other people's car doors for them, so I wasn't really worried that someone would come up and snatch them.

    Then again, some people live in places where someone would steal their mail, and an iPhone would just be asking for it.
     
  9. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a

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    If you're considering doing this, consider just picking it up in the evening instead. You'll get a little notice on your door with a phone number, call to find out when the truck driver will return in the evening and just go sign for it there. You get it maybe an hour or two later but it doesn't sit on your doorstep all day.

    Edit: I guess I've only actually done this with Fedex. Never had UPS ask for a signature, but I assume they also offer this option.
     
  10. aluren macrumors 65816

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    ^ that's a good idea. just checked some of the ups stores around my house and they close at 7pm. so definitely doable after work this thursday or friday.
     
  11. chstr macrumors 6502a

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    hahaha, you guys are all like giddy school girls with these phones:p
     
  12. cobalt135 macrumors regular

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    You have to go to your local UPS hub to get a package, not the UPS Store. You will generally need a photo ID to get the package at the hub as well.
     
  13. MadMacxxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, hubs can be far from where you are so make sure to look it up
     

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