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Old 12-18-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
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Stealing Packages

There is a ton of delivery truck traffic in our condo complex. Yesterday, my next door neighbor had three big packages dropped on his front porch. I saw them on the way out to do some Christmas shopping. They were covered in plastic so I left them there. Big mistake. Later that evening he asked me If I had seen them. They were gone when he got home. Someone stole them from his porch that afternoon.

I'm on the lookout now for a package I'm due today. The thieves made such a good haul they'll probably be back.

We should probably all make arrangements with neighbors to bring in packages left for you. Better safe than sorry.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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That's terrible.

This is one reason why I have everything delivered to my work address.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:15 PM   #3
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so sorry to hear that Andy. It's so sad that you can't trust anyone.

We have a "back-up system" here because the same situation has happened. My three neighbours and I get regular packages and we give instructions that if we are not home to go to the other suites. My next door neighbour is home the most so she is the main go to person.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:17 PM   #4
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so sorry to hear that Andy. It's so sad that you can't trust anyone.

We have a "back-up system" here because the same situation has happened. My three neighbours and I get regular packages and we give instructions that if we are not home to go to the other suites. My next door neighbour is home the most so she is the main go to person.
We have been doing that for packages that require a signature or in inclement weather. Theft has never been an issue before. We will change our process from now on.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:28 PM   #5
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That's terrible.

This is one reason why I have everything delivered to my work address.

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Old 12-18-2012, 01:34 PM   #6
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Wow. That really stinks, Andy.
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That is the one thing that I miss about living in an apartment. If there was no answer at the door, the packages were delivered to the office. That was really convenient, especially when they were expensive items like electronics.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:23 PM   #10
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I believe if packages are left on the front porch without any prior arrangement or notification with the addressee the carrier is responsible for any losses
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