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FAO Burglers!

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Rack Kit, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    "Don't risk getting caught breaking and entering - just follow delivery drivers around and pick up the parcels they dump on customers doorsteps whether they're in or not."

    Yeah, this a rant about the last idiot who left a parcel worth a fair bit in plain view this afternoon while I was out. Luckily it was only there for a few minutes before I got back. In the past, they'd put them in the recycle bins at the side of the house, leave it with a neighbour etc and post a note but now it's just dump, knock and run. I know they're time pressured but if there isn't already a spate of thefts of parcels from left parcels, there soon will be.

    I half felt like letting Amazon it wasn't there when I got in but don't have it in me.

    Ultimately, who's responsible for parcels being left in this way?

    Rant over.
  2. Bananahead

    Bananahead pfm Member

    Has anyone had a parcel stolen from a doorstep? Please share your stories.
  3. White Zombie

    White Zombie pfm Member

    Had some lazy Hermes halfwit leave a parcel in front of my garage the other day, up for grabs to any passing thieving scumbag. Luckily I was only out about 20 minutes.

    Could have opened my 6 ft gate and sat it round the side of my house but that would have been too much bother.
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  4. Cheese

    Cheese Bitter lover

    I rather like the GPO system that has been implemented here (and I guess in the UK too). Proud :) You create a login, and from then on you get an e-mail in advance asking you exactly how you want your parcel to be delivered, and to whom. Also, Post offices in towns often have an automatic storage and delivery system where you can pick up your parcel at any time of the night with a QR code you get on your mobile.

    Courier services like DPD etc. all have different systems, that's why I try to avoid ordering at shops using these services, unless I know my GF is home for en extended period of time. Homeoffice comes in handy these days.

  5. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    My new I mac was dumped in full view in my porch
    One ring on the door bell , by the time I got up and dressed run down the stairs there it was , No driver in sight , If I was at work that day it would have been taken for sure , When I logged on my puter I had a nice photo of the box in my porch , I supos they use this as evidence of delivery
    What happens if the driver then after taking the photo decides to pick up the parcel again ?
  6. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    wow , thats a high value item , you sometimes see pics of porches on facebook as items taken to wrong address
  7. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    I've heard that this is now a thing.
  8. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    I think in future I will opt for the Amazon locker collection box , One is about 1/4 mile away
  9. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    Had a Dell lappy delivered to a neighbours doorstep and a pic sent to me, bit of Sherlock as it was a close up of their step, COVID being the thing not keen on knocking on random doors :) Have a couple Cams that record front of house now so we have evidence if a delivery has actually been made, all work stuff lands at my house now so several drop offs a day into my storage box.
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  10. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    I had a case of wine left on my doorstep despite being told it would need signing for by an adult.
  11. dweezil

    dweezil pfm Member

    I had a parcel left at the village shop, didn't bother to tell us or the sender. Only found out when i asked for a refund and they took it up with the courier.

    If shopping is going online we need this sorted.
  12. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I've had this twice, once it sat behind the bins for 3 days until I came home. The best was 3 shirts delivered to my recycling bin. My neighbours helpfully put out the bin, I was away. Those were replaced. The company in question now get a signature.
    a friend's ex, who had shall we say a rather flexible moral compass, had a cottage industry in "non delivered" goods . Anything, but anything, not signed for was the subject of a complaint phone call and "I want another". Spares were kept for a rainy day , given as presents and on at least one occasion sold on.
  13. linnfomaniac83

    linnfomaniac83 I bet you can’t wheelie a unicycle!

    I had a Linn Ikemi left outside last year... it was supposed to have been signed for (driver signed for it himself) and I was in, and up and about. Door wasn’t knocked, the bell wasn’t rung... that annoyed me a lot. Luckily I found it before someone else did.
  14. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    I had a phone delivered to No 15 six streets away just before Xmas. That took some snooping, god bless their weird 45 degree front step.
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  15. cubastreet

    cubastreet Espresso Fiend

    I'm not saying it's right, but those drivers must have hell of a time trying to deliver everything now. Everyone's buying online.
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  16. kensalriser

    kensalriser pfm Member

    Last week, doorbell rings, I'm standing in the open doorway within 5-6 seconds, by which time the deliverer is already hammering on the neighbour's. Do they really imagine we're all waiting right by the door ready to open it any time?

    I blame the way drivers are treated by the delivery companies.
  17. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    I had a package of electronic components delivered to the Welwyn Electronics factory about 4 miles away once and then the replacement parcel delivered to someone about 8 doors away...
  18. awkwardbydesign

    awkwardbydesign Officially Awesome

    Solar panel from Amazon. Said delivered, wasn't there when I looked. Showed a photo of a different house! Refunded.
  19. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

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  20. slavedata

    slavedata pfm Member

    In the Daily Fail this week the consumer helpline had a story of someone's parcel delivered to a neighbour. Neighbour kindly left it in the owners porch from where it was knicked. Suprisingly the courier wasn't keen on taking responsibility for the loss.

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