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Package thieving season is here

Angry letter posted on our package vestibule because someone took packages that didn’t belong to them. We have an Amazon locker but it’s overflow season and packages are being left like this.

Has anyone ever had their packages stolen from a “safe” place by one of your neighbors?

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by Anonymousreply 24November 19, 2023 5:51 AM

I'm very lucky to live in a large urban apartment building that's low rent but also locked from the outside and occupied by really nice tenants who don't steal other people's shit. They also retrieve their clothes timely from the communal washers and dryers! Now I don't have receive all my packages at my workpkace so that my boss finds out about my penchant for Peanuts holiday videos and candy corn addiction.

I love my cool neighbors!

by Anonymousreply 1November 18, 2023 8:24 PM

Move to the exurbs or use package lockers, folks.

by Anonymousreply 2November 18, 2023 8:32 PM

Get a Doorman like any other half-decent building.

by Anonymousreply 3November 18, 2023 8:46 PM

Paid a fortune for an “upscale” apt in SF with security and locked mailroom with code. Packages stolen on the daily and it went on for the two years I lived there. I’m still on their FB group and it’s still happening. Moved to a building with a concierge, much cheaper, and not one stolen package in 6 months. .

by Anonymousreply 4November 18, 2023 8:54 PM

It's not just the neighbors - according to my Nextdoor site, there are people who follow the amazon and FedEx vans and grab the packages as soon as they are delivered! And they don't care if they're on Ring - videos are posted every single day.

Thankfully it has never happened to me - all I have delivered is my blood pressure med, and it fits inside the mailbox.

by Anonymousreply 5November 18, 2023 8:56 PM

I’ve had stuff misdelivered and now it’s never returned to me. Never used to be like that here.

by Anonymousreply 6November 18, 2023 9:11 PM

We once had our kitty litter stolen because it came in an unmarked box.

by Anonymousreply 7November 18, 2023 9:12 PM

The cat did it!

They thought he was a goner, but the cat came back—the very next day.

by Anonymousreply 8November 18, 2023 10:22 PM

🎶 He he just couldn't stay away 🎶, R8.

by Anonymousreply 9November 18, 2023 10:27 PM

Only one "he" needed there at R9.

by Anonymousreply 10November 18, 2023 10:27 PM

I’d pay $ to see the fuckers expression who steals the Amazon box off of my porch only to open it and find a big package of piss pads.

by Anonymousreply 11November 18, 2023 11:13 PM

Ugh. Just last night we had a big neighborhood text chain that started "Fed Ex claims it delivered a package earlier, but it's not on my porch. Could you check yours and see if it was misdelivered?"

More than a dozen responses about porch thieves until the originator of the text wrote "Sorry, everyone. I checked my porch again and it was under a chair."

by Anonymousreply 12November 19, 2023 12:00 AM

lol if they steal off a DLers porch they might get a dildo or a golden girls shirt

by Anonymousreply 13November 19, 2023 12:07 AM

[quote]there are people who follow the amazon and FedEx vans and grab the packages as soon as they are delivered!

This happens more than people realize, R5, especially after a new gaming console is released.

Last week, Amazon delivered a package 5:54 AM. I walked downstairs at 6:30, saw an open box thru the window, and expected it to be empty, but the would-be thief left the contents behind. I guess an archival photo storage box isn't worth stealing.

by Anonymousreply 14November 19, 2023 12:19 AM

No. I started renting a P.O. Box for my business. I get all stuff delivered to the Post Office. If it's a larger item, the PO will put it in a parcel locker. If it's huge, they'll store it in the back and I pick it up during operating hours.

by Anonymousreply 15November 19, 2023 12:24 AM

My online ordering is a lot less than it used to be, and I stop entirely from November through January or so. This is the time when the delivery services start using seasonal help. I'm just tired of all the misdeliveries, and it only gets worse during the holiday season. Fortunately, I've never had a package stolen and I've always been able to track the packages down, but I just don't need the hassle anymore. I just buy in the stores or have items delivered to the store for pickup. I only use Amazon for things that I absolutely can't get elsewhere and will fit in the lockers, even though the order gets delayed if the locker is full.

by Anonymousreply 16November 19, 2023 1:21 AM

[quote] I stop entirely from November through January or so.

My shopping moratorium is usually right before Thanksgiving to early January. This fall, I've needed more stuff than usual b/c I started a new job, though.

by Anonymousreply 17November 19, 2023 1:48 AM

There are packages left for days outside the homes of my neighbors and no one takes them. I've never had a package stolen from outside my home. I would never want to live in area that doesn't have a low crime rate.

by Anonymousreply 18November 19, 2023 1:53 AM

I have the opposite problem. Amazon is Amazwrong. They constantly deliver to the wrong address in my neighborhood. There are about five of us in the neighborhood who all know way too much about what we order.

by Anonymousreply 19November 19, 2023 1:55 AM

More than one UPS driver has taken pix of package, then picked it up to take home.

by Anonymousreply 20November 19, 2023 2:16 AM

Most buildings that have a 'package room' with locker(s) have a camera that shows every person who took a package. In my high rise condo building if someone steals a package it's not long before the concierge staff have a good idea who took what.

by Anonymousreply 21November 19, 2023 2:25 AM

If people have a problem with thieves they can have their packages delivered to the Amazon lockers set up at various business. If you have an issue like OP has, you can choose which locker location you want your order delivered to.

by Anonymousreply 22November 19, 2023 2:51 AM

A PO box is limited; you can only receive USPS deliveries. Got to get a rented mailbox at a UPS store or similar that accept all carrier deliveries.

by Anonymousreply 23November 19, 2023 4:18 AM

R23, I have a PO Box and can get UPS and FedEx deliveries there.

by Anonymousreply 24November 19, 2023 5:51 AM
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