Won't be home on Friday (Redirect/Pre-sign/Pick up) [Merged]

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tmurray315, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. Tmurray315 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys so I won't be home to sign for my new iphone could I call FedEx and ask to just pick it up at one of their locations?
     
  2. gixxerfool macrumors 6502a

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    Depending on how your package is marked, you might be able to leave an indirect signature form and they can drop it at your door or you can have them hold it. I'm not sure how holding at the depot works for Fed Ex but with ups they need to make and attempt and leave a tag then you can call and have them hold it. I would call fed ex and see what they say about that.
     
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    You may be able to pick it up after the truck returns to the distribution center. Other then that, be prepared to be around on the second attempt.
     
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    Can't you pre-sign on apple's site once it ships?
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Yes and they would give you all their options.
     
  9. lsh macrumors 6502

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    If it's UPS, you might check the options delivering to a Customer Care Center or Access Point (like a UPS store). If you sign up for MyChoice UPS (free) you can make a request to deliver to one of those. Just check their store hours. A CCC should have the phone first thing in the morning. For the Access Point, it depends on when they deliver (the store might know what time it usually is). You'll get a notification when whatever place you choose has it.

    I think you can even request a different address, but I'd keep it simple. Less chance for wires to get crossed.

    I don't know if there's an option to sign (I always send to my CCC) but with public knowledge of delivery day, I'd be hesitant to leave on door stop.
     
  10. Aibocyrus macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure I've printed something from Apple's site that let me sign a form and tape it to my front door to pre authorize the package to be left there.
     
  11. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Sometimes it works; other times it does. These forums are filled with posts of folks who made homemade notes to leave their phones, and the notes were ignored. Too much liability on drivers to risk it. We have this discussion every year.
     
  12. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    This. I wouldn't risk my job to leave a package there knowing I need a signature.
     
  13. snow755 macrumors 6502a

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    if you miss fedex or ups you get 2 more ch if you miss the other 2 then your phone gos back too where it came from so the next drop off ch for you would be on monday if you missed friday but if your note going too be home monday then you will have too be home tusday too get your phone other wise it will get shipped back where it came from
     
  14. ILowry82 macrumors regular

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    Hello all, sorry if this has been discussed previously. I'm scheduled to have my 6s plus delivered Friday. UPS usually gets to my house about 6pm. If I change the delivery option to have it held at the UPS Customer Center will I be able to pick up up Friday morning or will I have to wait an extra day?
     
  15. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    This thread has your answer. http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...t-25th-delivery.1915616/page-81#post-21904228

    Short answer - Yes.
     
  16. segrobja macrumors regular

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    It depends on when your phone gets to the UPS location. I typically hold mine at the location that deliveries come out from that way it is ready for pick up first thing in the morning. If you choose a UPS retail location you end up waiting until it is delivered to that location.
     
  17. ILowry82 macrumors regular

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    It's the distribution center where everything gets processed and sorted. So if that's the case I should be able to drive down there first thing I the morning instead of waiting around my house all day right?
     
  18. Aibocyrus macrumors 6502

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    Apple had an official document that you printed from their site. It was a document that they had worked out with UPS. I didn't make some home made note. It was an official document
     
  19. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know who's liable if the phone disappears in between the time the driver delivers it and you make it home to pick it up?

    C
     
  20. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    Good luck, but usually you can't pick it up until they've attempted delivery.
     
  21. Mac'nCheese, Sep 21, 2015
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    So, I'm basing this off of last years delivery. Maybe I'm wrong but I see a lot of posts in the carrier threads about people who are just going to sign the print out from apple.com and leave it out for UPS So the driver can leave their iPhones somewhere outside (steps, side door). I live in a very safe neighborhood and fed ex, UPS, USPS have all left packages for me. UPS left a new iMac (no brown box) for me with no problems. Last year, they would leave the iPhone 6 plus as they said too many phones are stolen on launch day since everyone knows they are being delivered that day. When I missed the first delivery, they said I could try and get home for the 2nd attempt or they could hold it at the end of the day at the nearest distributing center. This year, I know I can just change the delivery to the UPS store a town over and pick it up whenever I want to. They wouldn't even deliver last year to my office, since they won't leave the new phone with security or in the mail room, and can't sit around and wait for me to come down to the front.

    YMMV
     
  22. Jinzen macrumors 6502

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    Distribution centers get it right in the morning so pick up when they open.
     
  23. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    ^^^This is what I did especially seeing how I live 4 blocks from the UPS distribution center. I think this is the most smartest, safest and reliable way. I can't tell you how many times I was in my house and the UPS guy would leave the yellow sticker on my door, grrrrrr.
     
  24. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Definitely a case of YMMV. They may or may not leave it if you pre-sign for it depending on what their managers tell the UPS drivers.
     
  25. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I made no claims as to what you did or did not do. As someone who has been on this forum for several years now and seen several iPhone launches, I'm telling you: it is a rare exception that FedEx or UPS will leave an iPhone at a door without a signature and unattended.

    Now, that being said, Apple does have options for pre-signature of deliveries for their products (http://www.apple.com/shop/help/shipping_delivery), but Apple doesn't have final say b/c Apple doesn't shoulder the liability of lost/stolen iPhones, FedEx and UPS do. This seems especially true for iPhones.

    Finally, I'm not saying that iPhones have never been left. They have, and notes have sometimes worked; I acknowledged as much in my previous post above. What I am saying is that it isn't the norm and that the couriers have final say, NOT Apple.

    The courier is, which is why they typically won't leave. If you leave a note, and the package is left, you are responsible.
     

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