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(WVEC)   Does Fed Ex tracking work if someone steals the package from your front porch? No....but a nosy neighbor does   (wvec.com) divider line 82
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2013-12-10 12:48:38 PM
That's crazy.  Anyone who messes with my package will be pummeled.

...or encouraged.
 
2013-12-10 01:00:41 PM
I guess Luckey wasn't.
 
2013-12-10 01:01:21 PM
I never understood why they can just leave packages on a doorstep like that, I'd stop using them if a shipper I used did that.

/is safe delivery an extra fee now?
 
2013-12-10 01:02:33 PM
They say Luckey was walking from home to home and, when he took take the package, he went to his work truck and drove away

This is some quality wordsmithing.
 
2013-12-10 01:02:45 PM
$700 in books?

that was either a really heavy box of books... or it was like one college textbook.
 
2013-12-10 01:02:46 PM
"when he took take the package"

Principal caught sayof?
 
2013-12-10 01:03:14 PM
What's the best mechanism out there for safe home delivery when nobody's home? I'm sure people have tried all sorts of things. I like the idea of a very large one-way mail slot.
 
2013-12-10 01:03:27 PM
How could leaving a box with a Here's Expensive Electronics logo on a doorstep not be asking for trouble? Do they figure "eh, we got the package to the address, our job is done"? What a bunch of farktards.
 
2013-12-10 01:04:08 PM

Russ1642: What's the best mechanism out there for safe home delivery when nobody's home? I'm sure people have tried all sorts of things. I like the idea of a very large one-way mail slot.



Delivery to your office.
 
2013-12-10 01:04:26 PM
I live in a nice neighborhood, but I don't like the idea of having packages stay on my porch if I or my wife is not home to get it. That is why I have everything delivered to my work.
 
2013-12-10 01:05:41 PM

Russ1642: What's the best mechanism out there for safe home delivery when nobody's home? I'm sure people have tried all sorts of things. I like the idea of a very large one-way mail slot.


Leaving a note saying "hi, we have your package at this closest possible delivery center" might be a good start. Could we at least be able to opt for that?
 
2013-12-10 01:06:12 PM

FrancoFile: Russ1642: What's the best mechanism out there for safe home delivery when nobody's home? I'm sure people have tried all sorts of things. I like the idea of a very large one-way mail slot.


Delivery to your office.


I typically rely upon this method. Unfortunately, delivery to the workplace is not an option for ammunition purchases.
 
2013-12-10 01:06:14 PM

Russ1642: What's the best mechanism out there for safe home delivery when nobody's home? I'm sure people have tried all sorts of things. I like the idea of a very large one-way mail slot.


so, your package is now safe.  however, the inside of your house is not (because someone could just crawl in the package slot)

/ ups, usps, and fedex doesn't leave large packages on my door.  i always have to pick it up.
 
2013-12-10 01:07:01 PM

wyltoknow: How could leaving a box with a Here's Expensive Electronics logo on a doorstep not be asking for trouble? Do they figure "eh, we got the package to the address, our job is done"? What a bunch of farktards.


Usually the sender can check an option so that the package can only be received with a signature. If no one is home, they leave a note on the door or in the mailbox stating that the package can be picked up at the local distribution center.
 
2013-12-10 01:07:47 PM

pute kisses like a man: Russ1642: What's the best mechanism out there for safe home delivery when nobody's home? I'm sure people have tried all sorts of things. I like the idea of a very large one-way mail slot.

so, your package is now safe.  however, the inside of your house is not (because someone could just crawl in the package slot)

/ ups, usps, and fedex doesn't leave large packages on my door.  i always have to pick it up.


Not if it leads to a locked container.
 
2013-12-10 01:07:59 PM

FrancoFile: "when he took take the package"

Principal caught sayof?


Examine the entire sentence and tell me it doesn't sing a genuine Ode to WTF.. softly, slowly, wonderfully.

"They say Luckey was walking from home to home and, when he took take the package, he went to his work truck and drove away."
 
2013-12-10 01:09:59 PM

wyltoknow: Russ1642: What's the best mechanism out there for safe home delivery when nobody's home? I'm sure people have tried all sorts of things. I like the idea of a very large one-way mail slot.

Leaving a note saying "hi, we have your package at this closest possible delivery center" might be a good start. Could we at least be able to opt for that?


For UPS they make me drive across town to their distribution center. It sucks.
 
2013-12-10 01:10:50 PM

wyltoknow: Russ1642: What's the best mechanism out there for safe home delivery when nobody's home? I'm sure people have tried all sorts of things. I like the idea of a very large one-way mail slot.

Leaving a note saying "hi, we have your package at this closest possible delivery center" might be a good start. Could we at least be able to opt for that?


They often do, whether signature confirmation is supposed to be required or not. Which is infuriating to me, because they're usually only open 9-5 (when I'm working), or they can schedule to deliver next week when you're actually around. I'd much rather have things left on the doorstep.

If you're worried about packages being stolen, get things delivered to your office.
 
2013-12-10 01:11:06 PM
I always have my stuff delivered to work.  Problem solved.
 
2013-12-10 01:11:46 PM

Russ1642: pute kisses like a man: Russ1642: What's the best mechanism out there for safe home delivery when nobody's home? I'm sure people have tried all sorts of things. I like the idea of a very large one-way mail slot.

so, your package is now safe.  however, the inside of your house is not (because someone could just crawl in the package slot)

/ ups, usps, and fedex doesn't leave large packages on my door.  i always have to pick it up.

Not if it leads to a locked container.


I get where you're going with this. What you want is a modified version of a bear-proof trash can on your porch.
 
2013-12-10 01:13:07 PM
FARK needs a HA HA fark YOU DOUCHEBAG tag.
 
2013-12-10 01:14:18 PM

Russ1642: What's the best mechanism out there for safe home delivery when nobody's home? I'm sure people have tried all sorts of things. I like the idea of a very large one-way mail slot.


I live in Vermont. So wintertime, I can have them leave it at the local post office, or gas station, fire hall, community center, or the local beer/bullets/cheese store.
 
2013-12-10 01:15:13 PM
I HATE it when they won't leave a package that isn't "signature required." That's a terrible suggestion.
 
2013-12-10 01:16:08 PM

Mentalpatient87: Russ1642: pute kisses like a man: Russ1642: What's the best mechanism out there for safe home delivery when nobody's home? I'm sure people have tried all sorts of things. I like the idea of a very large one-way mail slot.

so, your package is now safe.  however, the inside of your house is not (because someone could just crawl in the package slot)

/ ups, usps, and fedex doesn't leave large packages on my door.  i always have to pick it up.

Not if it leads to a locked container.

I get where you're going with this. What you want is a modified version of a bear-proof trash can on your porch.


I like picking things up but only the post office is very close. UPS and Fedex and all the others make you go way out of your way to pick stuff up. I'm hardly ever home when these guys deliver. Maybe a kind of lock box will become popular now that home delivery of online orders is so popular.
 
2013-12-10 01:16:59 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-10 01:17:09 PM
FTA: "An alert neighbor watched as..."

Yes? Go on. The neighbor watched as...

"someone took a package off the porch of a York County home and called police to report it."

That there is some real pro-fessional writin'.
 
2013-12-10 01:17:25 PM
We get our online stuff delivered to our side door, and we have very nosy (old) neighbors who look out for us 24/7, if they see anyone come up into the property other than delivery people, they call me on my cell immediately. We all look out for each other (being nosy), good neighborhoods are like that
 
2013-12-10 01:17:32 PM

Dimensio: FrancoFile: Russ1642: What's the best mechanism out there for safe home delivery when nobody's home? I'm sure people have tried all sorts of things. I like the idea of a very large one-way mail slot.


Delivery to your office.

I typically rely upon this method. Unfortunately, delivery to the workplace is not an option for ammunition purchases.


I once went to open my front door on the way to work and found that FedEx had left a box containing a customers custom-built FN FAL sitting on the front step all night.  Security footage shows that he never attempted to knock or ring the doorbell, just pitched a $2K rifle onto the stairs and called it good.  I figure he must have forged my signature as well.
 
2013-12-10 01:18:45 PM

Russ1642: What's the best mechanism out there for safe home delivery when nobody's home? I'm sure people have tried all sorts of things. I like the idea of a very large one-way mail slot.


We put a locking mailbox for our mail, not because it was getting stolen(As far as we know), but because if the door didn't shut all the way, our mail would end up all over the place. Not so bad on a quiet street, but on a major street? We got an insurance check once that had fallen out, blown down the street, around the corner and sat in the snow. Thank God for nice, honest neighbors. As for packages, we usually play it safe and get them delivered to work, but at least my door is set back from the road, behind a couple of trees, and up a set of stairs. Someone has to REALLY commit just to see if I have a package there.

And Subby? "Alert" neighbor=\="nosy". There are a million reasons that someone would notice a guy walking up the street, grabbing packages off the doorstep and taking off, and plenty of them don't involve the neighbor who sites in their living room with peepers all day, checking out the rest of the houses on the street.
 
2013-12-10 01:19:26 PM

Mentalpatient87: Russ1642: pute kisses like a man: Russ1642: What's the best mechanism out there for safe home delivery when nobody's home? I'm sure people have tried all sorts of things. I like the idea of a very large one-way mail slot.

so, your package is now safe.  however, the inside of your house is not (because someone could just crawl in the package slot)

/ ups, usps, and fedex doesn't leave large packages on my door.  i always have to pick it up.

Not if it leads to a locked container.

I get where you're going with this. What you want is a modified version of a bear-proof trash can on your porch.


intuitturbotax.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-12-10 01:20:13 PM

odinsposse: They say Luckey was walking from home to home and, when he took take the package, he went to his work truck and drove away

This is some quality wordsmithing.


Is "took take" technically a double take?

media.giphy.com
 
2013-12-10 01:22:59 PM

pute kisses like a man: $700 in books?

that was either a really heavy box of books... or it was like one college textbook.


I assumed it to be a euphemism for pornography or some other deviant-related paraphernalia.
 
2013-12-10 01:24:01 PM

Red_Fox: I never understood why they can just leave packages on a doorstep like that, I'd stop using them if a shipper I used did that.

/is safe delivery an extra fee now?


If they can't leave it, how should they deliver it when nobody is home?


I would stop using any carrier that DIDN'T allow them to leave it. We both work during the day and we live in a safe area so it's the only way we can get a delivery. We've lived here for 8+ years and never had a single thing go missing.
 
2013-12-10 01:25:37 PM

odinsposse: They say Luckey was walking from home to home and, when he took take the package, he went to his work truck and drove away

This is some quality wordsmithing.


No kidding. This is almost as bad.

Authorities say 44-year-old Lance Patrick Luckey, Jr., who works for a pest control company, took the FedEx shortly after it was dropped off.

Took the FedEx?
 
2013-12-10 01:27:44 PM
Ours regularly leaves packages in the entry way of our secured apartment building rather than ring the bell- or just leaves it at the post office for us to pick up. I prefer the latter. The person who stole my kid's Easter present (Megablox from her Omma) can rot in hell.
 
2013-12-10 01:28:03 PM

FrancoFile: Russ1642: What's the best mechanism out there for safe home delivery when nobody's home? I'm sure people have tried all sorts of things. I like the idea of a very large one-way mail slot.


Delivery to your office.


At a previous job, I used to love this option.  The key is being really nice to the person in Shipping and Receiving so they never think twice or care about taking a bit of extra time for you.  At my current job, I just got an email reminding everyone that S&R will not be accepting and delivering personal packages to employees.  So that idea is out.
 
2013-12-10 01:30:07 PM
I think i716.photobucket.com is a bit of a reach on this one.
 
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2013-12-10 01:30:35 PM
Am I the only one that thinks the nosy neighbor took it and just blamed some poor pest control worker he happened to see in the area?
 
2013-12-10 01:30:45 PM
I'm guessing that anyone who would steal a Fedex package from someone's yard probably wouldn't value books, any books, at $700.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-12-10 01:32:48 PM
I never understood why they can just leave packages on a doorstep like that, I'd stop using them if a shipper I used did that.

I assume shippers and delivery companies track theft rates and adjust policies depending on their experience.

A big company like Amazon thinks "I can pay some guy with a car $1.73 to deliver this package with a 97% acceptance rate or FedEx $2.17 with a 99% acceptance rate." If the package is worth more than ($0.44 / .02) they go FedEx. Otherwise they pay creepy guy with the car.

FedEx, in turn, thinks "We can deliver to doorsteps in this neighborhood with a 99% acceptance rate or hold at our facility for a 99.5% acceptance rate and an additional cost to us of $1."

None of these companies has any emotional attachment to your Hello Kitty earmuffs and the prospect that your Christmas will be ruined without them.
 
2013-12-10 01:36:03 PM

offacue: Mentalpatient87: Russ1642: pute kisses like a man: Russ1642: What's the best mechanism out there for safe home delivery when nobody's home? I'm sure people have tried all sorts of things. I like the idea of a very large one-way mail slot.

so, your package is now safe.  however, the inside of your house is not (because someone could just crawl in the package slot)

/ ups, usps, and fedex doesn't leave large packages on my door.  i always have to pick it up.

Not if it leads to a locked container.

I get where you're going with this. What you want is a modified version of a bear-proof trash can on your porch.


Aha! Or one-a those!
 
2013-12-10 01:36:30 PM

Red_Fox: I never understood why they can just leave packages on a doorstep like that, I'd stop using them if a shipper I used did that.

/is safe delivery an extra fee now?


Yes. Pay for a mail drop.
 
2013-12-10 01:36:55 PM
 
2013-12-10 01:37:06 PM
You gotta have your drugs shipped to someone else's house. Stake the place out for a few days, first to make sure the resident goes to work during the day, so you can swing by and grab the package off the porch. Easy peasy, nice and cheesy.
 
2013-12-10 01:37:39 PM

ZAZ: I never understood why they can just leave packages on a doorstep like that, I'd stop using them if a shipper I used did that.

I assume shippers and delivery companies track theft rates and adjust policies depending on their experience.

A big company like Amazon thinks "I can pay some guy with a car $1.73 to deliver this package with a 97% acceptance rate or FedEx $2.17 with a 99% acceptance rate." If the package is worth more than ($0.44 / .02) they go FedEx. Otherwise they pay creepy guy with the car.

FedEx, in turn, thinks "We can deliver to doorsteps in this neighborhood with a 99% acceptance rate or hold at our facility for a 99.5% acceptance rate and an additional cost to us of $1."

None of these companies has any emotional attachment to your Hello Kitty earmuffs and the prospect that your Christmas will be ruined without them.


On the other hand, sad stories about ruined Christmases with no Hello Kitty earmuffs because FedEx just left your package on the front step make for easy "news" stories and bad publicity that might cost slightly more than the price of lost Hello Kitty earmuffs.  See for instance:

www.digitaltrends.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR_firhtoPM
 
2013-12-10 01:39:01 PM
I wouldn't hold out much hope for the Credence.
 
2013-12-10 01:39:03 PM
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-10 01:50:25 PM
He isn't there to have sex
He's there to take your FedEx
He's there to steal your FedEx
He's there and his last name is Luckey.
 
2013-12-10 01:54:32 PM
I shipped a laptop to my sister a year ago, via FedEx insured, signature required.

After a week with no package, called FedEx to track it down. Talked to the driver, local super, and regional director, and all swore up & down that they had hand-delivered it to my sister & gotten her signature. Corporate was mysteriously unable to provide any proof, and wanted me to send them a receipt for the laptop plus copies of the shipping label, etc.

My sister, not one to just sit and wait, simply stopped the local driver and asked her directly what had happened (small town, one driver on her route). The driver broke down & confessed that she'd just left it on the porch of a house a block over. She told her boss when she realized the mistake, and he said he'd handle it, which he did, by lying to everyone involved - a strategy that apparently appealed to the regional guy as well.

So, my sister just walked over to the house & asked about it. There was a family of migrant workers living there who were just holding onto the box, figuring someone would eventually come back & get it. That bit was pretty cool.

So, neither I nor any of my (tiny, inconsequential) companies will use FedEx again. Mistakes happen, but to have not one but two levels of supervision lying to my face really indicates the core of the company has rotted.
 
2013-12-10 01:54:56 PM
I'll take FedEx over Lasership/Losership/LaserShiat any day of the week.
 
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