IDisposable: MrKevvy: UPS may had no directive to leave them on the front porch... I've had several deliveries from them marked "signature required" and they were still left in front of my door. The drivers are probably betting that the recipient will be happy enough not to have gone to the depot not to report it.There was one time I ordered a TV. I think it was maybe $800 or so. It was shipped adult signature required, and I was home, but in the shower when they came so I missed them. It was shipped in the TV box - not in a plain cardboard box or anything. UPS stands the thing straight up in full view on my porch so anyone driving by would see a TV. They put it behind a plant and I guess that was "hiding" it, but the box was 4' wide and the plant was tiny.
Kangaroo_Ralph: Half the people on SNAP.
astouffer: formerfloozy: Kangaroo_Ralph: Half the people on SNAP.Yeah, cuz food stamps allow you to live in the lap of luxury. Most food stamp recipients work more than 1 job and still live below the poverty line, but I know that humiliating and denigrating the working poor is a popular conservative pastime.I have yet to see someone buy actual food with food stamps. 90% of the time it's tv dinners and potato chips. Oh and don't forget the carts full of pop when it goes on sale. So happy my taxes are contributing to their heart disease.
red5ish: Well, I see we're blaming the victim. That's nice.
IDisposable: formerfloozy: Kangaroo_Ralph: Half the people on SNAP.Yeah, cuz food stamps allow you to live in the lap of luxury. Most food stamp recipients work more than 1 job and still live below the poverty line, but I know that humiliating and denigrating the working poor is a popular conservative pastime.There's a lot of abuse and unfortunately an honest conversation about that abuse gets shouted down with "RACIST" and "why do you hate poor people?"
MrKevvy: UPS may had no directive to leave them on the front porch... I've had several deliveries from them marked "signature required" and they were still left in front of my door. The drivers are probably betting that the recipient will be happy enough not to have gone to the depot not to report it.
gopher321: Surveillance video from the home near E. 15th and I-35 shows a white man get out of a metallic gray or silver BMW at around 5:00 pm Tuesday."He pulled up, walks up to the porch, grabs the box -- which happened to be a painting -- and the box of steaks, put it in his car and drove off," said Edmond Police Department spokeswoman Jenny Wagnon.Yeah, these guys just follow the UPS guy on his route through residential neighbourhoods - or they get a call from the driver himself. Always pay for deliver with sig. Always.
Random Anonymous Blackmail: Remember when UPS or FedEx actually had to get a signature when it was requested... good times good times.
foxyshadis: drjekel_mrhyde: I bet he thought it was a tv. I bet the woman didn't even think to click the must have a signature box when ordering. People with a lot of money are way lax when it comes to stuff like this. This one white dude I use to know would rent expensive cars, go to the most affluent malls and steal laptops out of cars. These people are cautious of Tyrone but it's really Tom is the one robbing you blind.Do any online vendors allow you to specify? I've haven't seen one in years, the vendor always decides in my experience, either always one way or the other, or based on price. Maybe once or twice years ago I saw a site where you could pay extra for signature service, but not anymore.
groppet: Most people at my job that live in Baltimore just have stuff shipped to work since odds are it wont be there when they get home. Technically they are not supposed to have stuff sent here but I keep them off the books and don't make a big deal about it.
IDisposable: The thief drives a BMW X6? Those things start at $60K.And the thief, who drives a BMW X6, drives into a neighborhood, into the back of a cul-de-sac, says "ooh, this house looks like it might have something really expensive on the doorstep", and goes and steals it???And he couldn't even close the back door, do it's not like he could get very far. Maybe there's more to the story?
Smelly Pirate Hooker: I just have shiat delivered to my office. If it's something super big or expensive or important, I make sure I'm there when it's delivered.FYI, when I had a cell phone delivered a year ago, via UPS, when I wasn't there to take delivery, the UPS guy left it at a nearby Authorized Shipping Outlet (a convenience store), not my door. So ... some UPS guys know what they're doing, some don't.
PlaidJaguar: Eli WhiskeyDik: PlaidJaguar: DNTRFA, but responding to the headline:Someone who ordered them on a stolen credit card and had them delivered to an address not associated with themselves (whose residents are on vacation) from which they plan to collect said goods in the dark of night.You sound all too familiar with this process.It was a thought experiment when I was a teenager and working retail. There was an incident where some people in the mall got fired because they took misappropriated credit card details around to each others stores and bought a bunch of stuff. They got caught, of course, because it was easy to identify who had been working at the stores in question when the transactions occurred. I didn't have friends, so I wouldn't have had accomplices who would be willing / able to process the credit card transactions manually, so I considered how I would make use of misappropriated card details on my own, while also maximizing my chances of getting away with it. Order online from the public PC at the library, have it delivered as described.Never did it, of course. Though I will admit to occasionally regretting that.
Eli WhiskeyDik: PlaidJaguar: DNTRFA, but responding to the headline:Someone who ordered them on a stolen credit card and had them delivered to an address not associated with themselves (whose residents are on vacation) from which they plan to collect said goods in the dark of night.You sound all too familiar with this process.
Ker_Thwap: I ordered a $13 TV wall mount. I got a text from UPS stating, "sorry, no one was around to accept the package, and there was no place secure to leave it! We left it at the local post office!"I live in a cabin in the woods, I have no neighbors to steal things, I'm retired and am home all day, I have a covered front porch, I lent my car to someone this week. I sent them a sternly worded email about lying liar delivery companies who seem to think it's sufficient to deliver a package within ten miles of me and think that's sufficient.
cretinbob: I bet they were Trump steaks
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