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Old 01-24-2013, 03:27 AM   #1
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I've lived in my current house for 3 years, never had a problem with theft...actually I've never encountered mail theft in my entire life. I just came home to a missing package. Luckily it was only $25 worth of speaker wire, and monoprice were generous to send me a new one, but it's enraging to know someone would steal from a private owner. I'm glad it was speaker wire compared to all the things that have been left at my front door, I might need to invest in some security cameras.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:09 AM   #2
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Did you check with neighbors? Maybe they took it in so it didn't get stolen and they did nothing wrong in their mind.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:34 AM   #3
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My father in law caught a guy trying to steal my package once. When he was opening up the door the guy took off running. What they do is they wait to see if anyone is going to open the door. What pisses my off the most they don't even know what the hell they are stealing, just stealing for the hell of it. Some one stole my sister in law text books before, its sad thats the world we live in.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:54 AM   #4
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you can call and request the delivery driver to leave the package at your back door instead.

or if you're there one day when you get a package delivered, you can tell the driver personally.

i always try to establish a rapport with my delivery guys/girls so they'll be more open to doing things for me like that.

it's worth a shot.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:07 PM   #5
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In my case the idiot USPS delivery person usually just delivers to the wrong address. It's happened to me on quite a few occasions since I've been living at my current address.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:43 PM   #6
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In my case the idiot USPS delivery person usually just delivers to the wrong address. It's happened to me on quite a few occasions since I've been living at my current address.
This is a big problem where I live. We have the whole communities mail in lock boxes and the postman is constantly leaving things in the wrong boxes. Plus if you leave something that isn't yours in your box they won't even bother to move it.

If its a front door thing, you can always tell UPS/Fedex/USPS to hold the packages bigger than your mailbox at their location and pick them up.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:15 PM   #7
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I always have my packages delivered to me @ work. Thieves suck
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:23 PM   #8
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My Onkyo recv’r was left on my front steps a couple months ago…..the steps face the busiest street around me too.

So there was my brand new recv’r sitting out in the open for anyone to yank. Worst part is it was sitting in it’s own box….so everyone could see what it was too.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:41 PM   #9
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Never had one stolen but once the UPS driver did deliver my package a few house's down luckily we knew the home owners and they dropped it off for us.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:22 PM   #10
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Anything of value I always request signature delivery, actually most of the companies I deal with do this (in Canada that is). But I'm mostly home all day so I guess I'm lucky as I know the delivery people by name
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:04 PM   #11
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I always have my packages delivered to me @ work. Thieves suck
+1. Always have stuff shipped to my work as well, it is extremely rare that I have things sent to my house.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:09 PM   #12
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I've never had a problem with packages getting stolen but it may be because I've got a pretty big front yard so I live pretty far off from the road, plus our UPS driver usually delivers things around 11:30 and my roommate comes home for lunch at noon so they aren't out long.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:02 AM   #13
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We had a Blackberry stolen once. The worst thing was that I had to file a claim through UPS, so for the next 2 ******* years UPS required a signature for EVERYTHING that was delivered to my house, even though I'd lived here 6 years prior with no history. Like most everyone else, I'm not here to sign for anything during the day, so everything that got delivered UPS I'd have to drive across town to the center to pick it up and deal with the awesome staff there.

They finally started dropping things off, but now the driver has a habit of delivering my packages to the other houses in my neighborhood. So I started having everything delivered to work.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:04 PM   #14
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This is a big problem where I live. We have the whole communities mail in lock boxes and the postman is constantly leaving things in the wrong boxes. Plus if you leave something that isn't yours in your box they won't even bother to move it.
Yeah the mail boxes are the same where I live, and it actually happened since I made my last post in this thread. Luckily it was just a replacement belt clip from Otter Box. After I ran the tracking info and saw it was delivered even though we never received it, I called Otter Box and they shipped out two more. Then the next day a new neighbor from across the street rang the door bell and handed a package to me. It was my package from Otter Box. Oh well. At least now I'll have spares.

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I always have my packages delivered to me @ work. Thieves suck
I would do this, but my work schedule is not the norm, so it's difficult to know whether I would be home or at work when a packaged is dropped off.

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My Onkyo recv’r was left on my front steps a couple months ago…..the steps face the busiest street around me too.

So there was my brand new recv’r sitting out in the open for anyone to yank. Worst part is it was sitting in it’s own box….so everyone could see what it was too.
Wow. Just wow......
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:41 PM   #15
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Although not a theft of a package, this thread reminded me of this video. For anyone who hasn't seen it, it happened a few months ago where a FedEx driver was caught on someone's CCTV security camera throwing what appears to be a computer monitor or TV over a fence.

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Just Tuesday a delivery from Kino...post office claims delivered someone was home (I wasn't) no knock on the door/no message. Checking pawn shops and FYE to see as very unique items (Mask, Finding Fela, Cotton Comes To harlem and a 3d blu-ray). Post office told me to contact the police (!) though it originated with Fed Ex.
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Old 12-24-2016, 01:02 AM   #18
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I've had 2 packages stolen in the last three months and several more over the last year. The drivers here just don't care and throw packages right at the door instead of knocking or leaving a notice. The first time it happened I filed a complaint with the postal service and yet the same practices continued. Thankfully I'm usually around since the mail lady swings by early in the morning when I'm home and I hear the loud truck pulling up to the curb. But the few times I've been out on mornings a package was coming it's been stolen pretty much every time and is getting annoying. This is an urban area with some pretty shady folks and I doubt an unattended package would survive more than about five minutes in an unsecure, visible area. I thought about purposely leaving a box next to my door and waiting until someone takes it, but the peace of mind in knowing who took it probably isn't worth the possible retribution. And I have no idea if it's even the same person taking it each time. I'm sure they're upset to find it's not jewelry and is instead blu rays.

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I've had 2 packages stolen in the last three months and several more over the last year. The drivers here just don't care and throw packages right at the door instead of knocking or leaving a notice. The first time it happened I filed a complaint with the postal service and yet the same practices continued. Thankfully I'm usually around since the mail lady swings by early in the morning when I'm home and I hear the loud truck pulling up to the curb. But the few times I've been out on mornings a package was coming it's been stolen pretty much every time and is getting annoying. This is an urban area with some pretty shady folks and I doubt an unattended package would survive more than about five minutes in an unsecure, visible area. I thought about purposely leaving a box next to my door and waiting until someone takes it, but the peace of mind in knowing who took it probably isn't worth the possible retribution. And I have no idea if it's even the same person taking it each time. I'm sure they're upset to find it's not jewelry and is instead blu rays.
i'd call the postmaster each and every time it happens. and then i'd call every single day until it's resolved..

also, i'd ask neighbors of they've had anything stolen like that. if they have, get them together to call as well.

if enough people call and harass them, something may get done.
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I am very lucky to live in a very good area. I've never dealt with this issue. I've had things like a tv or my Alienware on the front porch without issue. Of course when something of value like is coming I take a break from work when I know it is delivered to bring it inside just for peace of mind. Little boxes though like records and movies stay on the porch in plain sight until I get home. It's not like I'm even in a gated community or anything. Just a nice smaller town on a street with many older people not too far from the police station and the school. I feel safe with things like that.
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