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Old 07-13-2018, 02:05 PM
 
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Oh, that explains it. I was wondering why sometimes the UPS guy insists I sign and why sometimes it's just left out in the lobby. I thought it was dependent on the driver.

USPS, FedEx, UPS all have various delivery options now and some require an extra fee. Adult or whatever signature required for release of package is one of them that is now (IIRC) and add on option with extra fee.


USPS tells you straight up that their "delivery confirmation" and tracking services do not always require getting someone to sign for a package. Not even sending something via USPS with insurance will automatically qualify.


OTOH at least with UPS, if you insure a package above a certain amount, then yes; not only will they not release a package without a signature, but every person that handles said package within the system must sign off. You'll know this if UPS has you print out a set of papers which go with the package. You keep one (after driver or whoever sings for acceptance), and UPS keeps the other.
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Charlotte Metro Area
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Ask your landlord to get one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/b?node=17337376011
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:42 PM
 
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Ask your landlord to get one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/b?node=17337376011

Amazon and or concept of storage lockers have already been discussed several times in this thread; please keep up.


Not every apartment building in NYC has room in lobby or anywhere else to put such storage lockers anyway.


City of New York has some of the oldest housing inventory in the country. Largely thanks to rent control laws apartment buildings from six floor walk-ups to larger tenements that are near or over one hundred years old are quite common. These buildings were designed/laid out for another era, and many barely are serviceable for more pressing modern needs such as garbage disposal.


Many older buildings have cleaned and spruced up their basements, but then they've added amenities that tenants seem to want more than locker storage (washers and dryers, bike and other storage, gyms, etc...). With only a limited amount of space down there something has to give.
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Old 07-13-2018, 06:57 PM
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Location: Manhattan
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USPS, FedEx, UPS all have various delivery options now and some require an extra fee. Adult or whatever signature required for release of package is one of them that is now (IIRC) and add on option with extra fee.


USPS tells you straight up that their "delivery confirmation" and tracking services do not always require getting someone to sign for a package. Not even sending something via USPS with insurance will automatically qualify.


OTOH at least with UPS, if you insure a package above a certain amount, then yes; not only will they not release a package without a signature, but every person that handles said package within the system must sign off. You'll know this if UPS has you print out a set of papers which go with the package. You keep one (after driver or whoever sings for acceptance), and UPS keeps the other.
Hmmm...nice to know. Things sure have changed. Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:03 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Amazon and or concept of storage lockers have already been discussed several times in this thread; please keep up.


Not every apartment building in NYC has room in lobby or anywhere else to put such storage lockers anyway.


City of New York has some of the oldest housing inventory in the country. Largely thanks to rent control laws apartment buildings from six floor walk-ups to larger tenements that are near or over one hundred years old are quite common. These buildings were designed/laid out for another era, and many barely are serviceable for more pressing modern needs such as garbage disposal.


Many older buildings have cleaned and spruced up their basements, but then they've added amenities that tenants seem to want more than locker storage (washers and dryers, bike and other storage, gyms, etc...). With only a limited amount of space down there something has to give.
I wonder if there are any landlords out there without space for such lockers to have leased Amazon lockers or the like nearby as a perk. I've never heard of it, but perhaps someone's tried it? I think it's easier to just **** your neighbors until they give you the keys to their apartment so you can bring it up for them and raid their fridge. Just make an extra portion so you can say you were cooking for them, right?
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