How do you prevent package theft at your house?

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  1. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    i had an xmas office gift stolen from my porch. i live nowhere near a ghetto.
     
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  2. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    That's some ignorant nonsense right there.
     
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  3. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    that's a bummer. Sorry to hear that. You can tell UPS or FedEx not to leave packages, to require you to pick it up at their center if you're not home.
     
  4. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    Yeah, North Scottsdale, AZ is super ghetto. :facepalm:
     
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  6. DallasDomination

    DallasDomination Well-Known Member

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    I'm a ups driver.. you can request for your address to be " no driver release" and we won't just leave packages there without a signature Or signed info notice. Or you can have a box with an open lock so we can put your package there and lock it up.
     
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  7. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    I'll probably do the latter part of that.
     
  8. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    the porch box idea has some merit. i don't want to have to be there for when ups comes by - just not practical. but also what else can they do to deliver the package then?

    any idea of the police ever follow UPS trucks around to catch people stealing as you drop 'em off?
     
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  9. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I watched a news show where the police planted fake boxes that contained GPS trackers...
     
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  10. JoeyBoy718

    JoeyBoy718 Well-Known Member

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    Order a bomb. The next time you order something, it should still be there.
     
  11. DeathMonkey

    DeathMonkey Well-Known Member

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    But as Batman said "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb!"

     
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  12. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    oh my god - this was so funny as a kid!!!
     
  13. DallasDomination

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    That's the biggest issue with signature required packages. It's a pain in the rear for you guys and us. A lot of times it gets sent back to the shipper because you only get 3 attempts. The box idea is the way to go. I see some real nice elaborate ones. Just make sure theres a sign on it because that says something like " attention ups FedEx and USPS all deliveries go here. Please lock thank you"
    Or something like that because you need to get our attention or else it'll be left anywhere on the front porch.

    I've never been followed that I know of.
     
  14. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    now i need to find something i can put on my porch that looks good and can hold big enough boxes to make it worthwhile. :)

    i could ask them to put things in the backyard, they've done it before. but now i have a dog and she goes in and out at will. would *never* hurt anyone but you don't know that and if you don't shut the gate right (it can sometimes be a pain) she could get out - so that's not really a good option either.
     

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