People upset over packages being stolen

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 728ups, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Guess they need to no dr the whole building, then we'll be blamed for holding packages hostage. Can't win either way.
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  3. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Signature required, can't be stolen if you sign and are handed the item.
  4. Box Ox

    Box Ox Would rather be driving an E-frame

    If you look up Highland School Lofts on Google Maps and go to Street View, guess what immediately pops up in the foreground in front of the building? A UPS package car. Coincidence? I think not.
  5. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    1) Hilarious that it's in Atlanta of all places.
    2) Driver gave good info but should have stopped at the 800# and referred them to media relations.
  6. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  7. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Use the service entrance of the home. The staff takes the stuff in.
  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Is anyone surprised? When UPS started telling drivers to DR apartments anyone with a functional brain could see this would happen.
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Don't live in the ghetto.
  11. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    They are probably the same people that complain if their package is not left on first attempt.
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  12. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes i dont.

    SDWC notice on door,or deliver it last and pack some heat. Get loss prevention involved and set up a stake out in a low rider Impala and use one of their teenie tiny cameras and a big screen tv as bait. Or put your cell phone number on the notice tell them to come and meet you, bring drivers license.
  13. worldwide

    worldwide Active Member

    Easy solution -UPS MyChoice. The residents can sign up for this free service and then they can sign for their packages if they want them released or have them held at a separate location so they can be picked up on their schedule. Either way, THEY make the decision on what they want done with their packages so they can not complain/blame someone else.
  14. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    How will MyChoice prevent someone driving an unmarked white van from following one of our drivers around and stealing packages from their designated delivery location?
  15. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    They might use it to have the item sent to their work where a person is physically handed the box, instead of their house where it could sit and get stolen.
  16. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...or they could save the $40 or whatever it is and simply have the item sent there in the first place...
  18. Shift Inhibit

    Shift Inhibit He who laughs last didn't get it.

  19. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    My son lives a few blocks from there, you never leave anything outside if you want to keep it. He has to park his car in the street and it has been broken into several times. During the summer somebody stole a blanket out of it of all things. I have served in a soup kitchen down there a few times, lots of homeless in the area.
  20. worldwide

    worldwide Active Member

    There is a free MyChoice option as well with a la carte pricing - $5 for a reroute, for example. With the free option, delivery instructions can be left - for example, "leave at apt 451 - they are home all day." With Access Point rolling out nationwide in 2015, look for thousands of new drop off options and I'll bet with MyChoice, the receiver can have the shipment delivered to those locations at no charge if they specify at the point of shipping/order.