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Arg!!! so my apartment complex (all of Thompsonville owned locations) will no longer sign for packages due to problems. USPS can be left with them and FedEx since they dont require a signature. But now that UPS requires a signature on all things I will be going way out of my way to have UPS deliverd.

Both me and my Wife work full time, along with any friends we have. Both my wifes work and mine are "secure" facilites and we cant just send packages to us. So the only way for me to get UPS is now to wait for it to be delivered once, call and have them hold it at the sort facility, and then the next day pick it up on my way home from work...

And many places I buy stuff from will only ship to the location the CC also has on file (Address on CC must be the same as the Shipping address)

Blah!!! why does the Egg use UPS, FedEx is much better...

so free shipping is not an incetive any more
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I actually prefer UPS over FedEx but I see your dilemma . No friends that live close by that wouldn't mind having it shipped to them then maybe pick it up on the way home?
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you cant get packages delivered to your work? really? lol
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you cant get packages delivered to your work? really? lol
Every thing gets deliverd to the dock, it then gets sorted and all packages require a PO number for them to be cataloged as a revcived item and an asset to be tracked... (work for a gonvernment contactor, love the efficiency). If it does not have a PO number I have to go down to shipping, sort through the package, walk it over to invetory and expalin to them what it is, they then track the box to me after 2 hours of tracking it down, belive it or not its alot easyer to call up UPS and stop by on my way home from work.

No frends that are home during 9-5 hours. if they could garante with in 1 hour window of delivery I could do that.

My Beef with UPS is I had a huge box 24" square, loaded with about 75lbs of stuff, got put on the truck and watch it drive off. UPS never recorded a off load, and refused to do any type of insuarance pay out (even the default $100). And there answer was well we dont scan every package so it could have gotten off the truck and went on its way, we dont know where it is...
How do you loose a box that big by mistake? I think the driver forgot to shut the door along the way and my package fell off and ended up on the freeway getting ran over....

Never had any issue with FedEx... and packages usualy get delivered early with them where UPS I have never had one come "early" 2-day comes in 2-days 3-day comes in 3 days. I have had 3-day with FedEx come in 2 days or even over night.
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post #5 of 30
Get a mail box at an UPS store, send all your packages through there. They are that expesive and then you will be email or texted when the package arrives. They actually provide you with a street address and not a PO box.
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??? UPS requires a signature on all packages? I just had one delivered today and no one had to sign for it. Usually it is the shipper that requires the signature, not the shipping company. If anything, it is newegg's fault not UPS's. I hate FedEx and love UPS. Whenever I get anything through FedEx the box is all smashed up, never had that problem with UPS.
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UPS has never had me sign.
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I like Fedex because they always come within 10 mins before or after 11am. Then I don't have to try to make sure somebody is home all day.
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i think it might have something more to do with the complex than ups we all know you dont have to sign for ups packages so that seems to be the only explanation.
    
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i bought something at walmart and they sent me to a UPS tracking site...and a usps guy delivered it...interesting.
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