UPS guy showed up with my "phone" tonight- -delivered empty box

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nealric, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. nealric macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2009
    Shipping box had an iphone box inside. There was nothing in the iphone box. :mad:

    UPS took my report quickly. I am on my 3rd transfer with ATT trying to get through.

    This was my first, and will be my last preorder.
  2. stev3n macrumors 6502

    Feb 9, 2010
    That's ridiculous, I hope AT&T sends you a new phone quickly.
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Wow. I've read several of these. I suspect that a lot of folks somewhere down this delivery chain are losing their jobs. It's not like being able to steal these things will go unnoticed...
  4. macse30 macrumors regular


    Jul 30, 2009
    Whoa! What city are you in? AT&T doesn't trust USPS but UPS has the light fingers!
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    It really is a total shame. I hope it's sorted out quickly.
  7. Eradik macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I'm sure they'll get to the bottom of it. There are checks and balances in these shipping centers to make sure of it.

    Sorry that it happened to you though, I would be livid!
  8. alia macrumors 6502a


    Apr 2, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    I had this happen to me a long time ago (like 2003) and it was a total nightmare to get T-Mobile to replace it. Hopefully your experience with ATT is better.
  9. iphonenub macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2009
    I'm sorry for your loss. Maybe apple should preinstall find my iPhone and have it setup with a dummy account so they can find it if this happens.
  10. Mademan12321 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2009
    Wow. I know this is very frustrating for you and hope ATT fixes this mess.
  11. 15danielp macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2006
    Tucson, Arizona
    I've worked for the same shipping store for 10 years. And owened it for that last 5 years. I can tell you that ups is a nightmare. Our driver tries to have us sign for more packages then he's giving us, "Oh must have let them on the truck."

    We dropped them as a shipping option but still have to receive packages for our box holders. With UPS, packages can literally just disappear.
  12. nealric thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2009
    NYC- may be part of the problem :rolleyes:

    After the better part of the hour on hold with ATT (and three call transfers later), someone reading from a script told me that someone would call me in 24 hours about my "Lost or stolen iphone". She was clearly just clicking boxes on her computer screen and wouldn't deviate from her line or get me someone else to talk to.

    The UPS guy certainly tipped me off to something being amiss. First, he showed up past 9:00PM. Then, he said that the package wasn't supposed to be on his route and that it had just "appeared" in his truck.
  13. futch macrumors 6502


    Dec 31, 2008
    That blooooows man. Good luck, keep us posted.
  14. junglesnake macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2011
    I wonder how people plan to activate these stolen phones? Or I feel sorry for whoever buys the phone and try's to activate it and the carrier says its stolen.
  15. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2008
    They also take softball bats, I know this first hand. lol
  16. nealric thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2009
    I do wonder what sort of idiot buys a brand new iphone 4s from a private party within a few days of launch day without any box or papers.

    Lol. Probably not- mine was shipped from Dallas. But I'm sure he is not the only crook at UPS.
  17. mrbrown macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2004
    Ozark, Missouri
    Good luck.

    I had UPS completely lose a PowerBook G4 that was being delivered to me from a few years back. It took me fighting tooth and nail to get somebody, anybody to take responsibility and properly file a claim.
  18. stroked Suspended


    May 3, 2010
    and car parts
  19. Annerz macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2011
    New Jersey
    oh no! that's terrible. i hope att fixes this
  20. sk1wbw Suspended


    May 28, 2011
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Was the box still plastic wrapped, or did you notice? Did you see any slices on the plastic or evidence that the shipping box and been retaped?
  21. egeek84 macrumors 6502


    Mar 26, 2010
    Northern California
    totally blows man. I would be absolutely livid myself. Hang in there though, karma will serve you (and the thief) well, just be patient :)
  22. Mac-Maine macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2010
  23. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2008
    Would have been kind of funny to see his face though when he opened the apple box. lol

    Atleast UPS stuck a broom handle in the box to attempt to pass the box off as still having a bat in it.
  24. lifeguard macrumors 6502


    Nov 25, 2010
    Mine got stolen out of a fedex warehouse in northern Virginia. Verizon credited my account the 209.99 and made me pay for another phone on a credit card. I preordered and it was supposed to have arrived on Friday but now I wont get a new one till November 1st.

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