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Old 12-13-06, 08:16 PM
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My neighbors strike again - 2nd FedEx package stolen!

As many of you know, last year around this time I had a FedEx package that was left at my front door stolen. I ended up getting the item replaced thankfully, but it was a pain. This is much worse. I ordered a Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player from an online retailer. Total cost: $465. FedEx says on the website that it was delivered today at 4:30 PM at my door, because no signature was required . I just got home and found out about this, so it's too late to call the office, but I am about 99% sure that one of my neighbors walked off with it, just like the last item. The sad thing is, I live in a very safe neighborhood crime wise. This sucks, I could be watching Batman Begins and Corpse Bride in HD right now .

Link to last year's thread: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=441601
Old 12-13-06, 08:22 PM
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FedEx left a $500 package on your doorstep? Damn. Since this is thee second time, I'd maybe call FedEx and UPS ahead of time and request to pick the package up at a local center.
Old 12-13-06, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
FedEx left a $500 package on your doorstep? Damn. Since this is thee second time, I'd maybe call FedEx and UPS ahead of time and request to pick the package up at a local center.
You share my surprise. I never thought in a million years that they would leave an almost $500 package just twisting in the wind, but that's what their online tracking says, so I'm inclined to believe it.
Old 12-13-06, 08:31 PM
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Well, the company I purchased from was still open, so I called them. They say the signature is left up to the driver. I haven't had a FedEx package delivered that didn't require signature since the last one was stolen. Either I have a shady FedEx driver/s, or I have the worst luck of all time.
Old 12-13-06, 08:33 PM
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Or your neighbors have a brand new DVD player.
Old 12-13-06, 08:34 PM
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Oh yeah, I'm sure they do. Is it too late to knock on someone's door? It's 9:35 here.
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Originally Posted by Quake1028
Well, the company I purchased from was still open, so I called them. They say the signature is left up to the driver. I haven't had a FedEx package delivered that didn't require signature since the last one was stolen. Either I have a shady FedEx driver/s, or I have the worst luck of all time.
The company you purchased the item from knows the policies of FedEX?

Seriously, I'd try to have him shit-canned. I know it's Christmas time, but WTF?

To my understanding, with UPS atleast, this time of year they take on a lot of part time help...who knows if you have a solid driver or not.
Old 12-13-06, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by MartinBlank
The company you purchased the item from knows the policies of FedEX?

Seriously, I'd try to have him shit-canned. I know it's Christmas time, but WTF?

To my understanding, with UPS atleast, this time of year they take on a lot of part time help...who knows if you have a solid driver or not.
I guess what he meant is that THEY didn't require a signature on it, so they assumed it was left up to the driver if he thought it was safe or not . BTW, they say it's insured and everything, so it will get taken care of. Still, it sucks.
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I forget the online vendor (Overstock?), but whenever I order overnight....they do sig. required (DH-hell). I got some iPod stuff I needed, and they defaulted it to sig required since it was a rush delivery ($20 worth of stuff). Though amazon has dropped stuff for a few hundred with no problem. I think amazon's limit is like $500? I got a lens delivered, and had to go pick it up....which was fine, except I was racing against a hurricane...so that part wasn't so hot.

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Honestly, even though it's a PITA sometimes, I wish everything required a signature. Even $20 games from EBGames.com require a signature, so you would certainly think that a $465 HD-DVD player would.
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when i used to live with mommy they had a doorman and nothing ever got lost

now i live in a building without a doorman so most things I buy B&M. my wife usually has her stuff shipped by UPS or fedex delivered to her parents' house
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Originally Posted by al_bundy
when i used to live with mommy they had a doorman and nothing ever got lost

now i live in a building without a doorman so most things I buy B&M. my wife usually has her stuff shipped by UPS or fedex delivered to her parents' house
I paid a buck a package to have the stationary store 2 doors down from me accept packages. A very good solution but boy were they hostile when I had an air conditioner sent to their small store.
Old 12-13-06, 09:34 PM
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I generally like to have me stuff left at the door. I work near both FedEx and UPS locations so it would be ideal if I could forgo the delivery attempts altogether and have the option of picking it up.
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Too late? If I suspected one of my neighbors walked off with one of my packages I'd be over there in a heart beat. Longer you wait the more time he/she has to get rid of it or hide it in a safe place.
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What kind of thief would admit it if you knocked on their door and asked them? It's not like they'd let you search their apartment either.
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Originally Posted by nazz
What kind of thief would admit it if you knocked on their door and asked them? It's not like they'd let you search their apartment either.
My main purpose would be to ask if it was delivered to them by accident, if they saw anything, etc.
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Originally Posted by nazz
What kind of thief would admit it if you knocked on their door and asked them? It's not like they'd let you search their apartment either.
Or you could force yourself in and search.
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It's not always the neighbor. I've had a couple packages delivered to the wrong address before. It's rare but it happens.
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Originally Posted by Teca
Or you could force yourself in and search.
He wants to watch his movies on his new player, not go to jail.
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I'd try a little sting operation. Place an empty box by your front door. Wait for the bastard to pick it up. Have yourself a good old fashioned ass kicking!
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Originally Posted by GMan2819
It's not always the neighbor. I've had a couple packages delivered to the wrong address before. It's rare but it happens.
This happened to a guy in a building across the street from me the other day. His package was erroneously delivered to my doorstep. The next morning I walked across the street and gave it to him.
Old 12-13-06, 11:33 PM
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First of all, there is no neighborhood in the world one hundred percent crime free. Crime is everywhere.
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When trash pick up time comes, go around your neighborhood and see if any household is throwing away the cover box of your HD-DVD. Chances are if a household is indeed throwing away the cover box, you got your thief!!
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Originally Posted by SINGLE104
Crime is everywhere.
Isn't that a line from Batman Begins?

Hey, sorry if this is a hijack, but I was just thinking today how that movie looks AMAZING in HD.
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Damn, it's not just the monetary value - it was an A2.

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