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Artman
01-12-10, 04:24 PM
I ordered a pair of Monitor 70 speakers from newegg back in September. I was supposed to sign for them (or so I thought), got the online delivered status alert... raced home to find...nothing. Newegg promptly gave me a refund, no problem there... but I just got a call from UPS wanting to verify they delivered them, and they gave me a completely wrong address. What to do?

Part of me wants to pay the recipients a visit and ask how they're enjoying the speakers, or perhaps the NW otters would like to meet up and storm the house together?! lol

Anyone else have this situation come up? I don't really care, I'd since decided the 60's would be a better fit for my space anyways. My guess is UPS is powerless to do anything... or is there any legal action that could be taken if the fine folks decided to keep the speakers?

glassdragon
01-12-10, 04:26 PM
You must be talking about Fed EX.. Ups would NEVER do what you are saying.

Seriously though, if you needed to sign for them and they signed your name then they broke the law. On top of that, opening someone else's mail is also against the law I believe.

i would let newegg know so they can get their stuff back. If they signed and kept something that is clearly not theirs then newegg may have legal recourse.

Th0r S1mpson
01-12-10, 04:31 PM
Mail them a box of poop.

SoSpacey
01-12-10, 04:34 PM
Opening a UPS package meant for someone else likely doesn't fall into the law you are talking about but taking delivery of an item not intended for you and keeping it sure does break the law.

glassdragon
01-12-10, 04:37 PM
Opening a UPS package meant for someone else likely doesn't fall into the law you are talking about but taking delivery of an item not intended for you and keeping it sure does break the law.

Yeah I wasn't sure about whether that law went over on ups too. Stealing however is against the law which is what they are doing if they sign for and keep this item.

GMan2819
01-12-10, 04:38 PM
I've had FedEx and UPS misdeliver items before. Each time I was at home checking the status periodically. Soon as I found out my stuff was misdelivered, I called them up and told them the item was not delivered since I was at home. FedEx contacted the driver and he was able to retrieve the package and deliver it to me within a couple hours. UPS took almost a couple weeks to retrieve and redeliver the package. I hate UPS.

NORML54601
01-12-10, 05:04 PM
Are you sure they didn't hide the package?

Th0r S1mpson
01-12-10, 05:13 PM
Are you sure they didn't hide the package?

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rexinnih
01-12-10, 05:15 PM
UPS (or might have been FedEx-can't remember which) actually delivered a package for me to Walmart one time.
Same thing, got delivery notice. Nothing at home. Called them and they checked address. They discovered it was a Walmart up the street. I will assume they just dropped off a bunch of stuff and mine was thrown in there. They went the next day, picked it up and delivered to me.
Call UPS and tell them the address they delivered to is wrong. It's up to them to go get them and bring to you. But you already got a refund from NewEgg and if you are questioning the purchase, maybe this is for the better. Or else go get Medevial on the speaker recipients.

Liver&Onions
01-12-10, 05:27 PM
www.shitsenders.com

jjcool
01-12-10, 05:34 PM
DHL did this once, where I work. Delivered a package to another business on a completely different street. Called them up, they stood byt "It was delivered where it was supposed to go". Luckily someone at teh other business spotted it, and brought it over to us. This happend to be a box from a vendor that the other business used as well, so they thought it was theirs at first glance. But people that knowingly take and keep misdelivered packages should rot in hell.
OP should keep an eye on these thieves house, and when there is a box sitting on their step, should pee on it.

Kmical
01-12-10, 06:03 PM
UPS (or might have been FedEx-can't remember which) actually delivered a package for me to Walmart one time.
Same thing, got delivery notice. Nothing at home. Called them and they checked address. They discovered it was a Walmart up the street. I will assume they just dropped off a bunch of stuff and mine was thrown in there. They went the next day, picked it up and delivered to me.
Call UPS and tell them the address they delivered to is wrong. It's up to them to go get them and bring to you. But you already got a refund from NewEgg and if you are questioning the purchase, maybe this is for the better. Or else go get Medevial on the speaker recipients.

Years ago, I ordered a Pioneer laserdisc player from an online merchant. I checked the status via UPS online each day. I was quite distressed to discover it had been delivered ... to Burlington Coat Factory.

When I called UPS, they suggested that I should drive over and pick up the package from BCF.

WTF???

Deftones
01-12-10, 07:02 PM
I'd call the police.

Giantrobo
01-12-10, 07:30 PM
UPS once left an entire Marantz Stereo system my Father had ordered for me on my front porch years ago.

I was walking home from school and I could see the boxes on the porch a block away. I'm lucky no one stole them.

My Other Self
01-12-10, 07:34 PM
Is UPS the new Del Monte?

adrenaline78
01-12-10, 08:19 PM
I would probably just go to the place where the package was delivered, unless of course you are in a bad neighborhood. But if they are like, hey this stuff is mine.. just tell them that its illegal to keep property that they know isn't theirs, and you are going to call the police... even as a bluff it probably will work as the people are not going to want that kind of hassle.

however.. why in the fuck would uPS or Fed Ex deliver something to the wrong address and not be willing to correct their mistake??

dan30oly
01-12-10, 08:33 PM
I'd call the police.

Why? He got his money back. The speakers are not his, it is neweggs issue to take up with the police - if they care.

Deftones
01-12-10, 08:43 PM
Why? He got his money back. The speakers are not his, it is neweggs issue to take up with the police - if they care.

Because it's the right thing to do?

antspawn
01-12-10, 08:51 PM
UPS makes alot of mistakes like this.

One time I ordered a pair of timberland boots and a lady across the other building ended up with my package. I called UPS, got in contact with the supervisor, found the UPS guy and gave him a warning. Lady came to my door with my package opened and she was nice enough to give it back. UPS came back next day apologizing.

dan30oly
01-12-10, 08:55 PM
Because it's the right thing to do?

The speakers are not his property. I don't know much about law enforcement, but I would imagine, in order to file a theft complaint you would have to be the owner of the property.

Kicker_of_Elves
01-12-10, 09:05 PM
But isn't it stealing if you sign for something not in your name?

MBoyd
01-12-10, 09:18 PM
so how do you like the speakers?

NotThatGuy
01-12-10, 09:47 PM
I've had FedEx and UPS misdeliver items before. Each time I was at home checking the status periodically. Soon as I found out my stuff was misdelivered, I called them up and told them the item was not delivered since I was at home. FedEx contacted the driver and he was able to retrieve the package and deliver it to me within a couple hours. UPS took almost a couple weeks to retrieve and redeliver the package. I hate UPS.

Either are still MILES ahead of DHL....well, the company formerly known as DHL.

foxdvd
01-12-10, 11:05 PM
for some reason this thread makes me want to buy some new speakers

dan30oly
01-12-10, 11:12 PM
But isn't it stealing if you sign for something not in your name?

Yes. But, at this point it wasn't theft from the OP, it's theft from newegg.

Rex Power Colt-Robot Man
01-12-10, 11:14 PM
and Del Monte fruit products

foxdvd
01-12-10, 11:18 PM
and Del Monte fruit products

mmmm

Deftones
01-12-10, 11:36 PM
The speakers are not his property. I don't know much about law enforcement, but I would imagine, in order to file a theft complaint you would have to be the owner of the property.

That's not the point. The point is the speakers were essentially "stolen" by whoever signed for them and didn't call the company (UPS/Newegg) to let them know of the mistake. While it certainly might not something you had to do, I'd call the police to let them know. :shrug:

dan30oly
01-12-10, 11:46 PM
That's not the point. The point is the speakers were essentially "stolen" by whoever signed for them and didn't call the company (UPS/Newegg) to let them know of the mistake. While it certainly might not something you had to do, I'd call the police to let them know. :shrug:

and the police will say something like "Thank you. Drive thru." never giving it a second thought when it comes from someone who has no claim to the property.

tasha99
01-13-10, 12:16 AM
So if I see someone robbing a bank, I probably shouldn't call, because I'm not the bank and it's not my money?

dan30oly
01-13-10, 01:40 AM
So if I see someone robbing a bank, I probably shouldn't call, because I'm not the bank and it's not my money?

Completely different, and quite irrelevant.

Sean O'Hara
01-13-10, 10:19 AM
Seriously though, if you needed to sign for them and they signed your name then they broke the law.

Why would they sign his name? I don't know about the UPS drivers where you live, but around here they just hand me the electronic clipboard without letting me see the shipping label on the package. I sign my name and assume it's something I ordered.

On the rare occasion something's misdelivered, it's for someone else in my neighborhood and I drop it at their door. If it wasn't, I'd contact either UPS or the shipper and tell them that the package will be sitting on my porch and they need to send someone to get it.

Since the OP says he got a refund from NewEgg, can we be sure the recipient didn't send it back and NewEgg didn't see a reason to contact him?

On top of that, opening someone else's mail is also against the law I believe.

That only applies to the government postal monopoly.
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your momma
01-13-10, 10:27 AM
why would UPS contact you to confirm delivery? I have never gotten a call asking if my package was delivered, isn't it assumed since it was signed for? Also, I assume you told them the address was wrong...what did they say?

DirkUSA
01-13-10, 10:59 AM
why would UPS contact you to confirm delivery? I have never gotten a call asking if my package was delivered, isn't it assumed since it was signed for? Also, I assume you told them the address was wrong...what did they say?

They are calling because newegg is going after ups for the lost order. That simple!

Deftones
01-13-10, 11:27 AM
and the police will say something like "Thank you. Drive thru." never giving it a second thought when it comes from someone who has no claim to the property.

That's not true at all. If you know a crime has been committed, then police will take a report. Sure, they may not investigate, but as a good citizen I would contact them. I'm sorry your day is so busy that you wouldn't give it a second thought. In most places it is something that can be done over the phone, and in about 10 to 15 minutes. :shrug:

While tasha99's post wasn't exactly pertinent, it is relevant. Just because it isn't your property, doesn't mean you have to do absolutely nothing.