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  1. 119er

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    I have checked everywhere so far and nothing. It's still possible it was a mistake but as days go by it seem less likely. I have gotten some of the neighbors USPS mail in my box so mistakes are happening.

    I got an email from the company and they need 8 business days for a claim with UPS. I will try to update this thread as this goes along.
     
  2. PT92

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    Yup--sign of the times (heck YouTube's vids illustrate this). Only two options IMO 1) delivered to third party 2) Surveillance system which is a good idea in general...

    Happy Holidays
     
  3. hamp sandwich

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    I wasn't about to wait 8 days. I bypassed the company that shipped and made the claim myself when that happened to me.
     
  4. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    Cant say I've had any real problems over the years, but have been really ticked at their practices a few times.

    Left a complete AR upper in front of my apt sitting all day-----left a pistol returned from Ruger for warranty work on the porch of my house not to mention some expensive boots I ordered------I got everything but consider it being just lucky.

    The apt I live at now signs for all packages so nothing is left on the front door------I've had the Tuesday grocery ads taken from my front door a few times--I assume there's some sort of coupons in there or something----no big deal as I consider it trash and they saved me from having to throw it away.
     
  5. heeler

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    As a native Houstonian this sort of theft has been going on for some time now and particularly at this time of year.
    In fact almost weekly a story comes on the news where a homes video camera details the very theft.
    I have everything sent to my job.
    I know for some that's not possible though.
     
  6. Warp

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    Leaving it on the porch is kind of probably what they are supposed to do.

    They don't know that's a complete AR upper inside the package anyway.

    (they are supposed to put it somewhere that is less than completely visible from the street or sidewalk)
     
  7. Jimfern

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    I've had both UPS and USPS leave a package at the wrong house, or I've received a neighbor's package. I've dropped off the packages that belonged to others, usually just down the street or next street over and I've had all but one package get back to me. I hope it works out for you.
     
  8. .455_Hunter

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    I avoid the issue by having packages sent to my work address. The front desk receives them without a problem.
     
  9. Jaymo

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    "Tis the season to be thieving, falalalala lala lala......"

    It's a shame so many people forget all about "Thou shalt not steal"
     
  10. ewrski

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    My Buddy had a package stolen from in front of his house. He had video cameras installed (urban neighborhood) and the num nut who stole it parked on the street right in front of his house and he was able to make out his license plate number... Cops thought he as in CSI..

    :)
     
  11. splattergun

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    I have sensitive or expensive items delivered to me at work (I am the freight rat, after all), or arrange with a neighbor to take delivery. This after I had an antique clock stolen from my porch minutes before I got home. I had it insured, but what a :cuss: hassle. Wasn't worth the time w/ police, filing reports, copying reports........
     
  12. FROGO207

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    I figured I had it covered by having my things delivered to work. 30 some pounds of propellant and primers shipped Fed EX still got wet one time. Supposed to show on Thurs, waited till late Fri and still no delivery. I was driving by my closed work at around noon SAT and observed my ORM-D package on the front doorstep. It had been raining like a monsoon for at least 12 hours by then. Not covered in plastic or anything. I called with a complaint and they said this was not possible as there was an adult signature at time of delivery so not their responsibility any longer.:banghead: They accused me of lying and I now no longer use them at all.:scrutiny:
     
  13. MrGlock45

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    I haven't had stuff stolen, but I have had a lot of problems especially with UPS.
    They use to claim they had attempted delivery, and never even stopped by my place. Once I was sitting on the front porch at the exact same time that they stated they attempted delivery. Lol, I watched the truck drive down the street without even stopping.
    Last Monday, I got a new PC delivered by Fed Ex, he left it at my apt. door and just knocked, no signature. Then on Wed, he knocks and I accept delivery also from Dell, but I had only ordered the PC that I received on Monday. It turned out when I brought the pkg. in and looked at label, it wasn't for me. It was for some guy that lived 2 blocks down the street. I called him, he was actually in another state and had ordered it for his mother.
    He had his mom call me, she came and picked it up a few hours later. Thankfully, I am an honest guy.
    I usually end up with my ammo being left either on the porch or inside the apartment building door, but never at my apartments door.
    I really do hate the UPS drivers, they are the worse. Fed Ex usually gets it right, most of the time.
    *To the OP, I hope you can find your package.

    As always, stay safe.
     
  14. wally

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    They are good, but that's the somewhat sneaky "$1 package protection" checkbox on the order form in action. Basically cheap insurance.
     
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    I have heard of couple people who have been caught following USPS, other deliver services to steal stuff.

    (years ago) MY wife ordered team shirts. They never showed. Few days later she saw lady in apt down the hall wearing a "team shirt"

    She signed for the shirts and kept them. Wife confronted her and followed her into her apt where the other shirts were in her dresser.......
     
  16. thump_rrr

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    In Canada we can ship firearms from person to person via Canada Post.
    It adds an extra pucker factor when you are expecting an AR or a pistol to land on your doorstep which is now registered in your name.

    Last year I was expecting an M1A National Match and I happened to notice that the postal code was wrong so I called in the error.
    That rifle even though it was 5 miles from my home ended up doing a 5,000 mile tour of Canada before it ended up at my local post office.
    Other people have found packages with pistols on their porches or in their BBQ's.

    Someone I know had an AR go missing and they told him that he would need to wait 7 days before reporting the package as "missing".
    When he informed them that the package contained an "assault rifle" and that he would be contacting the RCMP they miraculously found it and drove it directly to his home within the hour.
     
  17. ConstitutionCowboy

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    I had a shipment of 1000 rounds of 22LR 'disappear' on me. After more than a week of messages back and forth, the supplier received notification to reship. Problem was that now there was a back-order on the ammo. They sent 200 rounds that they had, and backordered the 800. About two days after the 200 rounds came in, the doorbell rang and there was a guy holding the original package of 1000 rounds.

    He said that FedEx left it on HIS front porch, he called and told FedEx about it, and got tired of waiting for them to pick it up and deliver it where it was supposed to go.

    I thanked him, called and told the supplier what happened and canceled the backorder on the 800 rounds. Rather than return the other 200 rounds, I sent off a payment for them.

    I was fortunate that the person who received the 1000 rounds was honest. I was appalled at FedEx for not following up on retrieving and properly delivering the original package. The 1000 rounds they were willing to replace must have cost more than picking up and redelivering the original shipment!

    Woody
     
  18. Zach S

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    That reminds me of being in a similar situation once.

    I got someone else's box once. I dont know why, our addresses were nothing alike. I tossed it in the car on my way to work (graveyard shift). When I got off the next morning, ate breakfast at the awful house to stall a little while, then left it on their porch with a note saying "delivered to me by mistake." I rang the bell, got back in my car and left. I dont think she would have answered the door with me standing there. Cant say I blame her.
     
  19. StrutStopper

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    Saw an article yesterday about a homeowner who snapped a cell phone pic of someone stealing their package that was just dropped off. Cops caught 2 teens who were following a UPS truck and snatching packages from the homes when nobody was home. They had 26 UPS packages in their vehicle. This was in a Detroit suburb.
     
  20. Hardtarget

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    My wife is retired but I have things shipped to my work. Boss is OK with it and co-workers like to bug me about my "habit". Reloader ...right here. Bullets arrive on a regular basis. :D

    Mark
     
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    Two guys were just arrested in the Memphis area stealing packages from front doors, as they followed a UPS truck at a discrete distance.

    I believe that this was in yesterday's "local" news section.
     
  22. thump_rrr

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    Thieves are lazy, not necessarily stupid.
     
  23. HOWARD J

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    I ran out of cardboard boxes for 3 of my pistol rounds
    A large box showed up on my porch
    I opened it & low & behold the boxes I wanted were there
    Same name--wrong address
    I called the company & asked if I could buy the shipment & they said yes.
    I bet the other guy was not happy as the company was out of stock of those boxes & I bet they never told him what happened.
     
  24. sharkman

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    I'm a pilot, came home from a trip to find the box with my Garand from the CMP sitting on my porch. So much for signature required! Next day I went down the street to the local commercial mailing store and rented a box. They sign for all shipments and keep them locked up until I get home. Lots of ammo and they know what the heavy boxes are. Peace of mind for a small fee, especially at this time of year.
     
  25. Badlander

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    I have anything valuable shipped to my jobs office.
     
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