December 21, 2011

NAS arrives

So the NAS just got delivered, a day early, and thank you UPS.

But... it didn't require a signature. And the UPS guy knocked once on my door and left the package without waiting to see if I was here. This is an open stairwell shared by six apartments, and easily visible from the sidewalk, and he left a $500 piece of computer equipment where anyone could have walked away with it.

I'm not very pleased about that. As it happens, I was here and did get it immediately, so no harm. But it could have been pretty bad. It might have been stolen.

Anyway, I'm not going to open it until this weekend.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Computers at 12:50 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 I'm looking forward to hearing what you have to say about it.

Posted by: atomic_fungus at December 21, 2011 02:54 PM (VTkqk)

2 That's becoming standard behavior from all the shippers now, and frankly it is getting annoying.

Posted by: Tom Tjarks at December 21, 2011 03:24 PM (T5fuR)

3 at least your shipper didn't toss the gears over the fence, like the infamous youtube video.

Posted by: BigFire at December 21, 2011 08:11 PM (jSRcl)

4 Back in 1990, when I shipped some large boxes home while I was on vacation, I paid UPS extra to require a signature.  I was worried the boxes would arrive the day before I did, and get left in the rain.  The driver left them on the stoop anyway, but luckily it did not rain after all.  UPS insisted that the "X" on receipt proved that someone signed for it... 

Posted by: Siergen at December 22, 2011 03:11 PM (GcG9m)

5 It took me weeks to persuade UPS and USPS to stop hiding boxes behind the column in front of the house that was right next to a sprinkler head, and start hiding them behind the large bench that was placed on the front porch specifically to hide deliveries.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at December 22, 2011 04:38 PM (fpXGN)

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