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(Fox 2 St. Louis)   UPS comes up with creative places to leave packages when you aren't home, but perhaps the trashcan on garbage day isn't the best idea. Bonus: UPS denies any responsibility   (fox2now.com) divider line 33
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2013-12-15 01:24:13 PM
5 votes:

space1999: I saved for months to get that for my daughter.

This is why poor people stay poor.  They buy stuff they don't need and can't afford.


Setting aside a small portion of one's budget to save up for a big purchase is wrong now?
2013-12-15 12:16:16 PM
5 votes:
I've never had a bad experience with FedEx or USPS.

I have had multiple "rip my hair out because of frustration" bad experiences with UPS.

What can Brown do for me? Die in a Fire.
2013-12-15 01:26:59 PM
3 votes:

meanmutton: space1999: I saved for months to get that for my daughter.

This is why poor people stay poor.  They buy stuff they don't need and can't afford.

Setting aside a small portion of one's budget to save up for a big purchase is wrong now?



Forget it. The kind of person who'd make the kind of "scintillating" insight he just did isn't interested in reason, only in feeding their superiority complex.
2013-12-16 12:43:30 PM
2 votes:

space1999: meanmutton: This is why poor people stay poor. They buy stuff they don't need and can't afford.

Setting aside a small portion of one's budget to save up for a big purchase is wrong now?

I did say, "they don't need".  An Android tablet is a luxury item, especially for a child.  If you have to save up for it, then you can't afford it.


If she was able to save up for it instead of taking out a loan or buying on credit, obviously she CAN afford it. How old is her child? Oh that's right. You have ZERO idea. Clearly you are an idiot.
2013-12-15 03:40:19 PM
2 votes:
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Just because.
2013-12-15 02:08:50 PM
2 votes:

space1999: I saved for months to get that for my daughter.

This is why poor people stay poor.  They buy stuff they don't need and can't afford.


The person to whom this happened clarified in the comments that she wasn't saving up more than she could afford, but just a little bit each month so there's a nice coffer by the end of the year.  Sounds like pretty good financial planning to me, especially if she was building it all up in an interest bearing account.

Also to subby and anyone who didn't read the comments, she says UPS did eventually step up and take responsibility and is getting her a replacement tablet before Christmas.  It's sad that it took media exposure for UPS to admit their mistake and do something about it, but they finally did.
2013-12-15 01:22:22 PM
2 votes:
Also, for those who have neighbors with sticky fingers - move.  This isn't the norm, and do you really want to live around people who would rob you?
2013-12-15 01:20:59 PM
2 votes:
Something fishy about this story.

UPS wouldn't drop a package into a full trash can just for the "don't make the customer dig this out of the garbage" aspect, and if the trash can was empty, it's already been picked up and they aren't going to come by again and take it out another time.
2013-12-15 01:19:58 PM
2 votes:
Usually, anything that comes for me gets put between the front door and the storm door; that way it isn't visible from the street. Plus, I live across the street from 2 old guys who have nothing better to do all day then shout at children for getting on their lawns and call the cops to complain about all this god-damn hippidy hop music! Grumpy old guy security is the best!
2013-12-15 01:19:51 PM
2 votes:
UPS almost never delivers the packages right. I keep getting packages for the 536 house down the road when my house number clearly has 530. My packages get delievered, but arent on my porch (I'm at home all day so I never miss deliverys), and then a few hours later a neighbor or someone from across town will bring it over.
I don't think UPS even tries.
2013-12-15 01:15:56 PM
2 votes:
That's why I have my stuff delivered to my office. The delivery driver goes there every day anyway, so he knows where it is, and it comes inside locked doors.

Though I suppose if I bought anything too huge, I would ask a friend with a pickup to help me get it home.
2013-12-16 07:11:40 AM
1 votes:

space1999: meanmutton: This is why poor people stay poor. They buy stuff they don't need and can't afford.

Setting aside a small portion of one's budget to save up for a big purchase is wrong now?

I did say, "they don't need".  An Android tablet is a luxury item, especially for a child.  If you have to save up for it, then you can't afford it.



Android tablets (especially children's) can be had for around $40 on Amazon these days, and they are actually decent quality (compared to two years ago at least).
2013-12-15 09:44:54 PM
1 votes:
I never had anything UPS'd to my residence.  I always use my business address.
Added bonus...it usually gets there earlier than sending it to a residential address.
2013-12-15 06:58:17 PM
1 votes:

Rincewind53: I've never had a bad experience with FedEx or USPS.

I have had multiple "rip my hair out because of frustration" bad experiences with UPS.

What can Brown do for me? Die in a Fire.


This, this, this.
2013-12-15 03:48:46 PM
1 votes:
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2013-12-15 02:41:38 PM
1 votes:

aimtastic: I think UPS keeps delivering my packages to an unknown, honest but lazy neighbor. Tracking shows the package was delivered on Monday? It shows up on my porch Thursday.


I've had those too. I bet it's UPS "Smart Post." I had one of these the other day. Tracking site says it's been delivered. Front porch camera says otherwise. I click on the "live customer service chat" link on the tracking page. And then, and only then, do I get linked to a page that says my package was sent Smart Post and was actually delivered to the Post Office, and they'll be bringing it and if I have any problems, don't bother talking to UPS because it's now out of their hands. The next day, package is delivered. WTF? How is that cost effective for UPS? I can just imagine how great it would be if the Post Office lost my package. USPS and UPS would just point fingers at each other, and hope the "abrogation of responsibility infinite loop" would mean it was neither's problem.
2013-12-15 02:23:55 PM
1 votes:
I was short on a freight shipment for a home project, and the supplier offered to overnight the missing parts by UPS. They gave me the tracking number, which showed that the package was delivered the next day. My mom was at my house, watching my daughter all day, but the UPS driver never came to the front door. We started doing package trace and all that crap, and the supplier was going to send the package again if nobody could find the package. I was doing some yard work that weekend, and found the package behind my house on the side of the garage in the narrow space next to the fence line.

I guess the enclosed (and unlocked) front porch was too obvious of a place for the package to go!
2013-12-15 02:19:29 PM
1 votes:

Sum Dum Gai: Also, for those who have neighbors with sticky fingers - move.  This isn't the norm, and do you really want to live around people who would rob you?


Yeah, did you hear that, poor people? Get in your BMW and move to the suburbs. Does this guy have to think of everything for you?
2013-12-15 02:10:31 PM
1 votes:
My experiences with UPS range from the valiant to the count to potato retarded.

Your delivery man can either be a goofus or gallant, but if you use UPS you are guaranteed some of each.
2013-12-15 01:52:01 PM
1 votes:

Cthulhain: I have a sneaking suspicion the FedEx freight driver is sitting at home playing WoW with my card right now.


Doubtful.  You are more than likely the only person left who plays WoW.
2013-12-15 01:46:01 PM
1 votes:
From The Comments:

Tracey Sole
   UPS has apologized to me. The package was placed in the trash can. The trash can was empty when the package was put in there, because I could not get my trash up my driveway on the ice. I guess he thought the empty trash can meant that they had already picked up. UPS is going to be getting a new tablet for my daughter... before Christmas! Thanks to all the people who offered to get her a tablet or money for one. While I refused all offers, I would like to suggest that your donations be made to toys for tots! When I say "I saved for months," I mean I have a Christmas savings account. I put $30-$40 a month into the account so that when Christmas comes, I can splurge on my daughter and my son! I also, take some of the money and have my kids pick out toys to donate. I am fortunate to work for an amazing company, and I am able to support my kids just fine. The idea was not to get money, it was to get UPS's attention so I am able to get the tablet that ordered and make things right. UPS is doing just that, and everyone that I have spoke to since has been wonderful! I am going to request that this driver, though he has made a huge mistake, not be terminated from his employment. I know I am not an HR employee of UPS, but maybe my opinion will matter. I appreciate Fox 2 helping me with this matter. I also appreciate that UPS is doing what they can to make it right! Merry Christmas everyone!
2013-12-15 01:40:12 PM
1 votes:
If you're worried about someone stealing your stuff,  have it delivered to a UPS store and go get it when they call you.
2013-12-15 01:34:51 PM
1 votes:

Jae0o0: UPS almost never delivers the packages right. I keep getting packages for the 536 house down the road when my house number clearly has 530. My packages get delievered, but arent on my porch (I'm at home all day so I never miss deliverys), and then a few hours later a neighbor or someone from across town will bring it over.
I don't think UPS even tries.


UPS is union and FedEx ground drivers are "self employed" or work for the contractor that owns the truck and route.

/I always have my shipments delivered to where I am during the day-the shipping and receiving dept at work FFS!
2013-12-15 01:30:46 PM
1 votes:

iheartscotch: aimtastic: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Porn?

LOL, no.

But that reminds me of the stories my husband tells me about when he worked at a used CD/DVD/game store and dudes would come in, buy a used porn DVD, then come back an hour later to sell it back. Ewww.

Unless things went very wrong; I'm not seeing how the box or disk would rate an "eww" on the nasty-o-meter. I could see a "dude, really?". We're talking about used DVDs, not used sex dolls.


How do you know the guy washed his hands before bringing the DVD back?
2013-12-15 01:23:15 PM
1 votes:

Sum Dum Gai: Something fishy about this story.

UPS wouldn't drop a package into a full trash can just for the "don't make the customer dig this out of the garbage" aspect, and if the trash can was empty, it's already been picked up and they aren't going to come by again and take it out another time.


You give holiday delivery drivers WAY too much credit.
2013-12-15 01:22:28 PM
1 votes:
Why do companies insist on shipping with them? Nearly everyone in Canada has a burning hatred for UPS.
2013-12-15 01:20:51 PM
1 votes:
~~Also, shippers always have the option of selecting our Signature Required Service (There is a surcharge of approximately $3.00 for this service)

Oh you wanted to GET your package?  That costs extra.
2013-12-15 01:19:34 PM
1 votes:
Jesus, I love how UPS used the opportunity to plug a bunch of useless business ads instead of saying "hey, you know what? in the trashcan is a retarded place to put it."
2013-12-15 01:15:18 PM
1 votes:
We had a bunch of packages come missing with UPS.  The driver marked that they were delivered.  The driver would then put the packages in her car.  She was eventually caught.
2013-12-15 01:14:56 PM
1 votes:
I saved for months to get that for my daughter.

This is why poor people stay poor.  They buy stuff they don't need and can't afford.
2013-12-15 12:50:57 PM
1 votes:
There is no way in hell that I have UPS or FedEx leave packages where I live. Too many crackheads. Plus, my building has no doorbell, so receiving a package can be a whole day event waiting down-stairs for the driver to arrive.
2013-12-15 12:05:47 PM
1 votes:

They should have gone with the tried and true, guaranteed to keep your stuff safe, "stick everything under the door mat" technique.



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2013-12-15 11:38:21 AM
1 votes:
I've had three packages stolen from my front porch within the last two months. This includes the guitar I bought my son for Christmas. I just hope that I will be able to get the replacement package in time
 
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