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Been waiting a few days for some stuff I ordered. Got a e-mail from FedEx saying it had been dropped off at my door a bit after 3pm today. Strange thought I, as I had been in the front room all afternoon, and no knock, or anything. Checked, no package. OK, called FedEx. They said I would get a call back in about 2 hours, after they checked it out. Got the call, they didn't know where the package had been dropped off, and after rehashing things several times, they said I would get a call from them in 1-3 days.

NOT the first time this has happened with FedEx. One time they even returned a package to the sender, and didn't bother to get ahold of me. If their trucks have GPS, apparently the drivers do not know how to use it.

I have had people that have GPS, and never been here before, find my place with no issues at all. When UPS delivers a package, there is no problems finding my place. In fact, have never had any issues at all with UPS delivering packages. Even years ago, before GPS, if a new UPS driver didn't know exactly where I am, I would get a call. The only calls I get from FedEx are callbacks. I hate FedEx.

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It's a real tossup, Theo, whether to authorize a drop without your signature, or to insist on their getting it, every time.
No signature; you didn't receive it...they're on the hook.
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It's a real tossup, Theo, whether to authorize a drop without your signature, or to insist on their getting it, every time.
No signature; you didn't receive it...they're on the hook.
A definite conundrum. I don't always know if FedEx or UPS will be delivering. If I know FedEx is, I do think I will require a signature. If UPS, I won't bother. If not sure, then I guess it's signature time. Problem is, while I am home most of the day, a large percentage of packages always seem to get delivered when I am out. It's always a bit irritating when that happens and you have to sign. Ah well, looks like I'll be giving out my autograph. Such is life. And I hate FedEx.

Time to make another Tiki, and put it at the end of my drive. Then I can say, look for the Tiki.

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I heard FedEx and UPS are merging. There going to call it FedUp .
I know , it's getting old

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I heard FedEx and UPS are merging. There going to call it FedUp .
I know , it's getting old
Rick that is funny, real funny.
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Rick, I heard that years ago. Still good. Anyone tried Snail Mail? That is the pits.
Snail Mail delivered a package to who-knows-where. My wife didn't double check our address. However...........UPS had the sense to realize the address wasn't valid, researched the correct address and delivered two packages on two different occasions.

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It's a toss up here. Almost business sending FedEx, UPS, or other carrier use the deliver it to the Post Office, and let them mess up the delivery. FedEx and UPS trucks drive by almost daily, but we have to wait one or two days for USPS to get it to the outdoor street mailbox for our 10 houses.
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Our regular UPS and FedEx drivers get cookies at Christmas and usually some tomatoes and/or cukes this time of year. Last year we put the cookies in walnut boxes. USPS driver got the same, plus I gave her a pen I turned a few months ago. She's bought 3 more pens since.

All three of them are good folks, and seem to make sure their substitutes know where to put stuff!! Great service from all 3.

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We've got a company called Yodel. They're known for their 'unconventional' approach to deliveries. Some have had parcels left in wheelie bins, with no card through the door so the bin men come along and take their new purchase straight to landfill, there is an image somewhere of a parcel stuck in the guttering of a 2 story house where the Yodel driver tried to throw the parcel through a top floor open window and missed. They get paid by the parcel delivered, no one thought to tell them to use common sense.
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I get packages delivered every day by either FedEx, UPS or USPS, and occassionally DHL, and there is no question that FED EX is by far the worst for delivering the merchandise crushed beyond recognition. The rate of distruction is about 40-45% of the items. I also get boxes that were opened or damaged, and wrapped with packing tape to try and keep the box together. UPS is extremely good, and rarely does anything get damaged. I am located on a major, and very busy, highway, and prefer deliveries to the rear door, but only UPS complies. My gripe with the USPS is that at their local nest, all the agents are very snarly, and act like they are doing you a favor. I have started to use the robot box in the lobby instead of waiting in a long line to get to the counter. Can't rely on pickup service, even when scheduled in advance. Also they have no tracking for sent packages which are determined to be "Undeliverable as Addressed". It takes 14 days to return it to me, but only 3 days to deliver, if I had been given a correct address.
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