Personally, I sell things I don't need/no longer use on eBay. I don't sell in great volume, so I don't receive any discount through FedEx or UPS. PayPal requires all high value items go as signature required in order to cover yourself, but even for low value items, if the customer is a newbie, I sometimes ship as signature required. Myself as buyer, I prefer to have things shipped US Mail, because its quite a drive to UPS Customer Center(which serves the entire metro area) while post office is very close. While standard residential delivery maybe left or require a signed notice at driver's discretion, I noticed something new while working as a driver's helper. The signature required in person or the note maybe signed. "Apple Shipment NO DR/SDN OK" as it shows on DIAD. So,the consignee can either let UPS try three times, arrange will call, or elect to assume the risk and have it left at the door. I think FedEx "indirect signature" is comparable. Is this a service available or soon to be available to every shipper?