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Old 05-03-2021, 07:09 AM
PJackpot PJackpot is offline
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This has happened to me in the past, and I always take it to the address on the box. If it's at the postal station, then they are obviously a resident of The Villages. It takes very little time to drop off an item like that, and it's the neighborly thing to do.
Old 05-03-2021, 07:09 AM
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I keep it only if a bell for my bicycle and ride by the owners house daily to show it off.
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Old 05-03-2021, 07:18 AM
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Write a note to Amazon explaining the issue and bring the package & note to any UPS store and they will send it to Amazon - no cost to you.
Old 05-03-2021, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by dewilson58 View Post
Put it bac in Ur locker and push it thru to the floor inside the facility.
An interesting and creative solution.
Old 05-03-2021, 07:23 AM
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Keeping it is actually a federal CRIME.
Old 05-03-2021, 07:25 AM
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I posted a pic on the villages Facebook page and found the rightful owner in 2 days. It was our neighbor but since we just moved in we hadn't met them yet.
Old 05-03-2021, 07:26 AM
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We must have pretty good mail girls in Charlotte. In 7 years I've never had a package lost. Only once have I gotten a package that wasn't mine and I delivered it to the person it belonged to.
Old 05-03-2021, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Northerner52 View Post
Amazon said my order was in my locker! It's not. Must have been put in another. Last time this happed I never received the order. Do you keep it? Take time to bring it to the Post Office. Wait for the mail carrier at your mailing station?
It has nothing to do with Amazon and everything to do with your postal carrier. The key for the postal box was put in the wrong mail box or the carrier did not deliver it even though she scanned the parcel as delivered. Some carriers have been hoarding the parcels in the mailroom waiting to see if you ask for them. This has been verified by our previous carrier who has gone into the mailrooms on Sundays to put medications into boxes and found parcels piled up in the corners. If this happens to you it really does not do any good to contact the carriers supervisor, you need to contact the Postal Inspectors Office and the OIG.
Old 05-03-2021, 07:37 AM
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Default Instacart is another story!

We have not had a problem with lost packages from Amazon, but a couple of times our Instacart shoppers brought our food delivery to someone else's house. They invariably take a picture of the delivery outside the front door to show that they delivered it. However, we were able to point out to them that nothing in the picture matched our front door!

But—and perhaps because it's food—they say they cannot take a chance on picking it up where it was wrongly delivered to bring to us. We residents are not in a position to bring it for whom it was intended, mainly because grocery deliveries don't have name and address on them. In other words, if you receive an erroneous food delivery, you are to keep it as a gift; if someone receives yours, they can do the same.

We've never received a package (Amazon or others) in error. At times we've gotten misdirected letters, and those are easy enough to return for the mail carrier to redeliver. Very rarely we'll receive a letter for the previous owner of the house (and we're here ten years!) on which we write their forwarding address and bring back to the mail station. If it's first class mail, it MUST be redelivered; the junk mail remains just that—junk mail....
Old 05-03-2021, 07:47 AM
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If it’ a neighbor or someone close by I’ll put it on the porch. But believe it or not sometimes it someone that lives somewhere I never heard of. I don’t get paid by Amazon or UPS, since Amazon just shurges it off & their delivery people don’t want to look for the address I always let UPS handle & put the package in their OUTGOING mail. Amazon makes billions of dollars probably a month, so I’m thinking they should be able to figure out a way to make sure the right household gets it. After all it’s not our responsibility to deliver mail. Amazon employees are getting good pay to be a A1 company. Sorry if you don’t agree with my solution!
Old 05-03-2021, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by La lamy View Post
Always do the right thing. Hard to imagine getting pleasure out of something you haven't earned.
unfortunately we don’t see much of that sentiment nowadays with all the undeserved, unearned socialist giveaways
Old 05-03-2021, 07:52 AM
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I open it up to see if I want it......just kidding. No way would I keep it. The delivery drivers take photos of the package at your door to show they delivered it. Once when I didn’t get a package and contacted Amazon they sent a picture. Sure enough it is as delivered to the wrong house. Not a fan of Amazon but they usually make things right.
Old 05-03-2021, 07:52 AM
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In addition to Amazon orders, other orders get mixed up as well. We ordered wine from an online wine company. The box was addressed to me but was for a woman in South Carolina. I called up the company and explained what we had received. They said to keep the wine and that they would send me my order - which they did. My wife and I spent the next few weeks drinking the wines from my new "girl friend". For the money, it was the best tasting wine we have ever had!
Old 05-03-2021, 07:59 AM
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Wait for the mail carrier at your mailing station or you can also deliver it to the addressee personally. The person may be anxiously awaiting it.
Old 05-03-2021, 08:00 AM
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USPS has a free service called Informed Delivery. After signing up, you get an email each day containing an image of each letter or package scheduled for delivery that day. You can also log in and see previous day deliveries. If the email contains an image of an amazon delivery, and doesn't arrive, you'll know the mailman placed the delivery in the wrong box. Works great.
Go to the usps website and click on "Quick Tools" and then "Informed Delivery" to sign up.

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