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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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Package stolen from the front door???

I ordered some appliances on line from Macys. Well, it was supposedly delivered an hour ago and it was supposed to have left it by the front door, according to the tracking status. Well, it wasn't there. I was home at that time. What are the chances the package was stolen by some strangers from the street or the UPS guy helped himself??? FYI, I live in Brooklyn and the neighborhood is OK. However, few weeks ago, I threw away this old school big ass HDTV weighting 50lb. It didn't take long, maybe few hours, before it was stolen from my garbage.

Macy is resending my package which is nice.


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 01:53 AM
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How heavy was it? And if it was in your trash, it's not really stealing.


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The TV you said was in the garbage wouldn't really be stealing, it is more recycling.

Anyways... How heavy was the package? if it was like a refrigerator no way in hell someone stole that! if it was a blender that's easy to just pick up and walk away with...


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call up ups. Sometimes they say it's delivered but they take it back to store since nobody's home.

Always have packages require a signature in NYC.

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likely it went to the wrong address.

And it is legal to get things from the trash - that's why police don't need search warrants to collect your trash you put out.
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When I lived in Queens UPS delivered stuff to the wrong address all the time. Once I had $1500 in ipods and electronics delivered to the wrong address and the guy refused to give me my package. The UPS guy went and threatened to kick the guys ass and got the package back. The delivery guy was in hot water I guess delivering a high priced package to the wrong building.
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When I lived in Queens UPS delivered stuff to the wrong address all the time. Once I had $1500 in ipods and electronics delivered to the wrong address and the guy refused to give me my package. The UPS guy went and threatened to kick the guys ass and got the package back. The delivery guy was in hot water I guess delivering a high priced package to the wrong building.
Well, the package is pretty big and with a big box. It was delivered to my next door neighbor's basement stairs without her knowledge. She just let me know now because her son discovered a big package by the basement stairs. You would think the UPS would hire people who can read numbers????

About the TV? It was one of those old school HDTV (big and heavy) and I thought it was funny that people would actually want them....


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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 02:43 AM
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You should be happy they did not just toss it and it's all broken on arrival.

Times are tough, people will take anything.

What I see gone now quickly is items with lots of metal content that people sell for scrap metal.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 02:50 AM
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Old school tv's are still great for a lot of things. harder for kids to knock over and break, easier to hook holder gaming systems to, cheaper than new.
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Just be glad a scrap metal guy didn't see it. From what I've seen usually cut off the electrical cord & some will even smash the TV to rip out the metal on the back of the tube.
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An old HDTV sitting on your curb is like a "NEW HDTV INSIDE" banner on your front door. Would probably attract the attention of any local deadbeats. Wouldn't put it past them steal off your porch. ALSO wouldn't put it past UPS to deliver it to a neighbor by mistake. I've had neighbors bring me packages of medications. --UNOPENED, even.

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I had a package that was "delivered" but clearly not to me, show up on my doorstep 8 months later with a note saying " this was delivered to my elderly father".


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