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Jan 16, 2019 11:34 |  #121

Just a side note, I do know that if our Fedex or UPS guy knows us well, I am certain things were left on our porch without a signature, despite one being needed.

Once we get a new Fedex or UPS guy, then all of a sudden all those things I order required signatures, where before I hardly ever signed. But I knew our previous delivery guys very well, and even gave them Christmas presents in the past. It is good to have a relationship like that with those delivery folks, they are more careful with things, they will drop packages off in the garage if the doors are open instead of on the front porch, etc.


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Jan 16, 2019 12:38 |  #122

Off topic but does anyone else see a typo and look at your keyboard to see how close the letters are, then nod your head in understanding and continue reading? I do. A lot.




  
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Jan 16, 2019 18:26 |  #123

Just saw one of the major news channels showing how some crooks are training their dogs to steal packages left on the porch, LOL. Looked pretty effective as long as the package isn't too large!



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Jan 16, 2019 19:43 as a reply to  @ SYS's post |  #124

There was a very recent news story in which over a half dozen people were arrested for an ongoing mail theft ring, in which they would go into secure buildings with additional secure room for the mailboxes (by trailing a resident who had the card key), they would use a counterfit master key to open and empty all the mailboxes, stealing credit cards and other mail.


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Jan 16, 2019 20:32 |  #125

Just think what we could accomplish if all that negative energy was turned to good.... :(


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Jan 16, 2019 22:05 |  #126

Many statements made thus far make me more thankful for where I live. Hopefully it's not just luck that I experience each and every day but rather the rural attitude, often hard living but also simplified in so many ways.
Sometimes I envy those that can go to a brick and mortar store to actually hold a camera or lens they may want to purchase. I cannot do that economically so I research online, read and view what others are using here on POTN, can call Adorama and talk to someone, place my order to have it delivered to my door. If not satisfied, I can return it, though I never have. It doesn't matter to me who they choose to ship the package with, all have worked well.
Often I drive the 500 yards to my mailbox to send mail, without a stamp I place money in the box and the carrier will stamp it for me, leave change if due or leave a note stating what I owe. When he delivers, if the item needs to stay dry, won't fit in the box etc, he brings it to my house to leave in a safe place. If I'm home he can refill his coffee cup and let me know where he has been seeing the most deer and what time of day.
Both UPS and Fedex have been terrific, they often ask me about the road conditions in the neighborhood and the best route to take for deliveries in the area after leaving my place. I have had UPS drivers see my wife in town and leave packages with her,(usually large orders from Cabelas or Bass Pro Shop) so they can save driving the miles out to my house. So far it hasn't helped for me to explain that my wife doesn't need to know about the fun gifts I buy for myself :-). I wonder sometimes if they go out of their way to find her!

My son drives for Fedex freight , pulling either a 53 foot trailer or doubles, making deliveries and picking up freight, this week in 22 inches of snow at his depot and they try to keep moving best they can. The past week has not been a good one on I70, I44 West of St Louis, snow and ice being bad for the truckers trying to get deliveries made on time. If they are late I'll just wait, I could not do their job.


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Jan 19, 2019 02:32 |  #127

We've had a few packages delivered next door.. and we've had the packages of our neighbors show up at our house. We all just take them where they belong.

As far as Adorama is concerned, I've only had pleasant experiences. I got my 1DX2 from Adorama. I had an issue and it was taken care of immediately with no hassle whatsoever. Their shipping has always be prompt and the packaging has been first notch.

I just got two back up memory cards for my 1DX2 this past week, from Adorama's used shop. Great pricing and prompt shipping, etc.


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Jan 21, 2019 12:41 |  #128

No problem with Adorama shipping here either.


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Jan 23, 2019 08:55 |  #129

From today, FedEx is going to be our Primary Shipper



  
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Jan 23, 2019 09:46 |  #130

HelenOster wrote in post #18796981 (external link)
From today, FedEx is going to be our Primary Shipper

FedEx has contracted with Walgreens as alternative pick up locations. Does Adorama allow re-routing to one of these Walgreens locations or do customers have to use one of Walgreens's address at the time of placing an order?



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Jan 28, 2019 08:25 |  #131

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FedEx has contracted with Walgreens as alternative pick up locations. Does Adorama allow re-routing to one of these Walgreens locations or do customers have to use one of Walgreens's address at the time of placing an order?

We do not allow customers to reroute packages in transit on their own.

Your options are to use the Walgreens location as the shipping address when placing the order (this may complicate things for rebates) or you can contact us to reroute the package after the order has been placed.



  
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Jan 28, 2019 08:41 as a reply to  @ HelenOster's post |  #132

Helen, with respect to the Fedex Delivery Manager, Fedex states that some options are not available, quoting Fedex..."some shippers may restrict certain delivery options or may not allow recipients to change the destination once the shipment is in transit." I guess Adorama is one of those shippers with restrictions?

Personally, your shipments have never been an issue!




  
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Jan 29, 2019 14:26 |  #133

John from PA wrote in post #18799946 (external link)
Helen, with respect to the Fedex Delivery Manager, Fedex states that some options are not available, quoting Fedex..."some shippers may restrict certain delivery options or may not allow recipients to change the destination once the shipment is in transit." I guess Adorama is one of those shippers with restrictions?

Adorama does not allow any customer to change the delivery address once an item has shipped, whatever shipping method has been selected. This can only be done by contacting our CS team.

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Personally, your shipments have never been an issue!

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Jun 14, 2021 05:15 |  #134

Honestly, the quality of UPS could be better. I remember when they were one of the best on the market, but now everything has changed. I’ve paid for their delivery services when I needed to send some original documents urgently. I paid for the express delivery, and it took as long as a regular one. So, I’ve just wasted a lot of money because of them.
The same thing happened when I’ve tried to order some stuff from China. UPS just took ages to deliver a small package. Luckily, someone suggested I use the epacket tracking number (external link), so now my parcels are no longer lost.




  
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