I expect the shipper to take precautions to make sure I get the package.
Did they miss the delivery date yet? Did you get the package? Okay then.
Shipping something like this with no signature required and that would have been stuffed in my mailbox is unacceptable.
How is Amazon supposed to know your USPS carrier sucks? Mine was great and I lived in Chicago (city proper).
Amazon should not be shipping expensive gear this way.
Why not? Just because you don't think so? I've bought many cameras and lenses, all $1000+, with Amazon Prime. Some delivered with UPS, FedEx, and others USPS. Rarely a problem. And if there is, Amazon is quick to fix it. Any time I've had a problem they've overnighted me a replacement without me even having sent back the defective item. I've also had packages go missing...again, they overnight me a replacement.
Signature deliveries are not part of Amazon Prime. So if you want that service, buy elsewhere. Really not that difficult of a concept. Don't blame Amazon because you want to be treated like royalty.