UPS Access Points

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by volntitan, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. volntitan macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2005
    (Posted this within the AT&T Pre-order thread, but got lost in it)

    So I ordered 2 128 Iphone 6 at 2 am central (12 pacific). Got the email saying that I should expect delivery on the 19th. Did the "My Ups" deal that folks suggested and "wella", there is my tracking number with a departure scan from Memphis with delivery on the 19th. Awesome.

    So here is my question...I was sleepy and had them deliver the phones to my house. I didn't think about the fact that no one would be home until about 3:30 and as of now, I don't know of any neighbor will be at home. I can't re-route delivery where I work (Downtown Nashville) from where I live (Franklin about 30 min away). So I have an option of delivery, for an additional $5, to a UPS Access Point. Has anyone done this? My problem is when it is normally delivered to the Access Point (a UPS store). Should I have them deliver it to a UPS Store near where I live and risk them closing before I can get home from work (I work to 6 atleast, but often well past) or do I have them deliver it to a Access point close to my work, but then risk having to hang around downtown until they deliver it. I know I've waited until 7 or 8 sometimes on UPS deliveries at home.

    Any advice?
  2. adammull macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
  3. volntitan thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2005
    You know, the whole pay bills, get job done, keep my job type of thing.
  4. Justin33 macrumors regular


    Nov 2, 2013
    I cant believe they are now charging $5 NOT to put it on the truck. Anyway yes, I'm a fan of picking it up at the hub. $5 or not. Usually the hubs (where they load the trucks) are open til 9 or later and open around 8 or 9am.
  5. Kisey macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2010
    One option via UPS My Choice is to deliver to a neighbor (must be within walking distance). If you have a neighbor who will be home all day, that may be better.
  6. volntitan thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2005
    Will it give you the option of which hub? I live about 30 min. outside of Nashville and there is a hub closer where I live in Franklin.
  7. sviato macrumors 68020


    Oct 27, 2010
    HR 9038 A
    I would call the hub and check how late they're open. I wanted to do a pick-up like this before with a MacBook but the hub was only open till 6 on Fridays so I had to wait till Monday.
  8. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    It's free if you want it held at the UPS hub, $5 for them to deliver to a UPS store near you.
  9. Kisey macrumors 6502a

    Jul 9, 2010
    The one time I asked for a package to be held, it did not give me an option to choose the hub. They hold it at the last stop before going on a truck to be delivered.
  10. trophynuts macrumors member


    May 25, 2011
    I think part of the problem here is that access point, store and hub are all different. At least access point and Hub are. or Customer Center i think is what hub is technically referrred to as.

    I'm considering have it held at the customer center/hub which is only 11 miles from my house.
  11. paulie6978 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA
    Will they ship it to a hub closer to my work instead of the one closest to my home?

    the one near my work is right up the street.

    Hopefully if they let me re-route, it wont affect the delivery date.
  12. bsquadleader macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2014
  13. jim.hickman.777 macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2014
  14. volntitan thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 4, 2005
    They will hold at will call at customer center for free. The only cost is to have it sent to a UPS Access Point, which seems to be UPS Stores. But sounds like if you do that, that will delay the arrival until the following Monday based on some of the posts.
  15. mcfly2 macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2010
    Yesterday I had my ip6 delivery changed to a UPS access point, which is a UPS Store close to me. I was expecting the delivery to be delayed until Monday, but UPS tracking is now showing the package as 'Out for delivery' with a scheduled delivery by the end of the day today. I'm remaining hopeful that I'll get my hands on it today.

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