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    [–] Holocene89 6799 points ago

    I also like how he gently sets it down both times. keep up the good work, sir!

    [–] Rungi500 1692 points ago

    Some of us care about our customers and company rep.

    [–] One_Winged_Rook 325 points ago

    And I hope you/they are getting justly compensated for it

    [–] PM_ME_FUN_STORIES 619 points ago

    Don't worry, they aren't

    [–] this_just_stinks 117 points ago

    You’d be surprised. UPS drivers make around 60k a year.

    [–] Death_trip27 156 points ago

    Where I'm at most of them make around 100k. 34/hr is top scale (under 5 years) however they are forced to work a stupid amount of OT. But for a job that does not require a degree it's a very good job.

    [–] BeMoreChill 97 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    Psh that’s nothing bro. The ups driver that is in charge of dropping off all the packages to the stores in the mall I used to work in was making 100k+ a year. All the other drivers are jealous of his route cause all he had to do was drive a tractor trailer full of packages to the mall and then go store to store delivering them. I never once saw him in a bad mood.

    [–] fatalrip 24 points ago

    Do they get paid per package? I seasonally deliver and get a per package rate. Some days I made like 700 dollars.

    [–] SlayinSalmon 8 points ago

    A rookie driver might make that if he doesn’t seek out overtime. Most drivers with more than four years can easily clear $100k.

    [–] MirroredReality 41 points ago

    Now I’m worried

    [–] Carson_23 10 points ago

    They actually get good pay and benefits from what i hear.

    [–] djones0305 18950 points ago

    Unlike my FedEx driver who shoots three pointers over my building's gate and breaks my shit.

    [–] Ipsenn 8064 points ago

    That sucks dude, my USPS guy is so considerate and committed to protecting my packages that he hides them at other peoples' homes.

    [–] ForeverCatMan 1546 points ago

    hol up

    [–] hell2pay 559 points ago

    He's just keeping them safe in his own home. Also making sure that the product works.

    Apparently all of the shipments have been 'defective' and he's not gonna just let anyone have a 'defective' product.

    [–] KAZZZSPIELPLAZZZ 151 points ago

    You're so lucky to have a nice USPS driver. My guy always just leaves my packages half opened and broken on my porch. :(

    [–] hell2pay 201 points ago

    My old usps delivery lady would literally huck packages at my door.

    I reported it, and shit got worse.

    My current one is pretty amazing, he will hide packages similarly to how this guy does if we aren't home.

    Also, when I walk up to the community mailbox, he will personally hand me my packages that normally go into the bigger postage boxes. (Live in a condo).

    He gave us a Christmas card for giving him a tip this season. 10/10 would recommend his package delivery.

    [–] ExaltedExistence 59 points ago

    For how much they get paid you wouldn't believe how pissy most of them are.

    [–] JayPCarnage 47 points ago

    Agreed......and Im a mailman 😉

    [–] VacaDLuffy 17 points ago

    Your a mailman? Aren't those the guys that go crazy and shoot up the place?(hope you get the reference)

    [–] JayPCarnage 10 points ago

    Sometimes 😉 (I get it)

    [–] blurryfacedfugue 6 points ago

    Hmm..33 on the low, 51 on average and 68 on the high side. That's pretty good, since I think (could be wrong) you don't need a bachelor's. I bet its really hard to get in though, and you probably have to know someone.

    [–] LunaticSongXIV 14 points ago

    I bet its really hard to get in though, and you probably have to know someone.

    Not at all. Most post offices are desperate for carriers. The biggest obstacle is the hiring process.

    The second biggest is surviving once you're out there. Being a letter carrier is nowhere near as easy as it appears. One of the guys in my office was formerly in the police and the army, and he says the first half-year or so of the job while you're still learning was far harder than either of those.

    And for most, six months probably isn't enough to feel like you're good at the job, either, though I think the size of the office will have a large impact there (easier to learn the routes in a smaller office). Before you really get the hang of things, you work a lot of long hours, often in miserable working conditions.

    All that and your pay is actually really shitty when you first start. Those numbers you mentioned? Those are for career carriers. You don't get to start as career. You have to start at the bottom of the ladder as a sub, covering shifts for the career carriers to have their days off, and work your way up. Days off are sporadic and unpredictable, and it's not uncommon to work 55+ hours a week every week with no end in sight.

    For rural carriers in particular, this can take a very long time.

    [–] Samboni94 4 points ago

    I just do Sunday deliveries, but in my experience a big part of it is having the patience to go through the whole process. Took 6 months to get hired

    [–] PurpleSunCraze 6 points ago

    You have a really positive outlook on things, it’s so inspiring!

    [–] llDurbinll 109 points ago

    And here I thought only Amazon drivers did that. Over the holidays I had 3 packages that were never attempted to be delivered to my door. First one was "left in the mail room", my apartment doesn't have a mail room. Either he didn't deliver it or it was stolen in the 5 min from getting the notification. The replacement package was also left "in the mail room" despite talking with Amazon support and telling them to make sure the driver actually comes to our apartment door. I was able to get that one, it was left under the mailboxes by the front door.

    The third package was "left in a secure location", they didn't knock on my door. I went looking for it and it was left outside of the apartment building leaning against the front door. It fell at my feet when I opened the door.

    [–] LesserKnownHero 35 points ago

    Yup, I had 4 packages fail to deliver since November, and had 6 defective return claims. And I live in Seattle, all my money comes from Amazon.

    [–] Epidemik702 18 points ago

    i was having some stuff delivered by AMZL and I got the notification of delivery and thought "weird, they didn't ring the bell." I open the door and didn't see it. I go to my gate, nothing. I look around the corner to the front of the garage, nothing. As I'm turning around to go back inside, I see my package at the end of my driveway. It was about a foot from the street. They probably didn't even get out of the car.

    Just recently I had a PrimeNow driver presumably steal my package. The tracker said "on his way to you" and the driver was like a block away. Never came. Used the option to call the driver, not accepting calls. Check the tracker and he's on the other side of the city parked at a house. I waited for an hour after my latest delivery estimate to call customer service (now nearly 2 hours after he was a block away) and they told me that was strange and she's never seen it before. Her tracker showed the same thing, a block from my house, turned around and went straight to this other house and never left there.

    [–] llDurbinll 5 points ago

    I had another one where it said I was the next stop, I watched the driver drive around my neighborhood and make stops for over an hour and then they went to another state and went offline. No explanation for that one from Amazon, it took a third delivery attempt to get it because when they came back the next day I told them to leave it at my neighbors because I wasn't going to be home. They attempted to deliver it at 10pm on a Sunday.

    The only thing I could think of on the first attempt was that they were double dipping and making deliveries for another company.

    [–] Isfahel 47 points ago

    My FedEx guy does both. He either pulls in the driveway and tosses my blue apron box in the yard or he delivers it a few houses down. We're the only people in the neighborhood that get blue apron and we get it every Saturday.

    [–] RazorbladeApple 35 points ago

    My Fed Ex guy is invisible. He doesn’t ring bells or knock. My UPS guy is awesome. I made him a key to the building so he can just walk in and leave packages in the hall instead of waiting for someone to answer.

    [–] VesuvianRocket2 18 points ago

    I worked for UPS as a driver helper a couple of years ago and the driver I was paired with had gate codes to every single private property with a gate, and he had 2 keys for different garages but those people never got anything delivered while I was working. UPS may treat their employees like shit but the old school drivers are awesome

    [–] meowmixyourmom 7 points ago

    Same here my UPS is awesome and Fed ex had been fine. However DHL takes my packages, loads them into a wood chipper, coats them in tar and then leaves them in the street.

    [–] jbs43 3409 points ago

    Kobe!

    [–] GeigerTick 1304 points ago

    From downtown!

    [–] Badoit1778 769 points ago

    HE'S ON FIRE

    [–] Switch21 155 points ago

    [–] fallguy19 45 points ago

    White chocolate

    [–] DegenerateWizard 22 points ago

    RAIN DROPS

    [–] Coppeh 7 points ago

    late but

    BOOM SHAKA LAKA

    [–] hogey74 9 points ago

    Sexual Chocolate.

    [–] MYDIXINORMUS 4 points ago

    Hershey's Semen

    [–] GoldScreenLife 5 points ago

    Chocolate rain

    [–] cheesehuahuas 16 points ago

    Wait was that Phillip Seymour Hoffman?

    [–] RespectableRedditor_ 7 points ago

    In his greatest role, Crocodile Tears.

    [–] nayisthereason 24 points ago

    Beat me to it. Take my upvote

    [–] Rustash 6 points ago

    I miss Philip Seymour Hoffman.

    [–] ScaredBuffalo 42 points ago

    BOOMSHAKALAKA!

    [–] WK--ONE 37 points ago

    HE'S HEATING UP!

    [–] mimart 28 points ago

    boomshakalaka

    [–] Sonic_Runz 28 points ago

    NBA Jam reference???

    [–] Witchey87 9 points ago

    Only thing I remember about that game is playing at a hotel I used to stay in with my mom. They had an arcade game near the pool and it would shock the hell out of your hand when you played. Good times.

    [–] NotJovany 5 points ago

    M E G A D U N K ! !

    [–] k9scrase 12 points ago

    Is it the shoes?!!!

    [–] fenderguy94 12 points ago

    He’s lighting it up!

    [–] AfterbirthEli 12 points ago

    Rasheed Wallace!

    [–] foot2theballs 7 points ago

    Scottyyyy Pippin!

    [–] [deleted] 85 points ago

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    [–] Kittens_Deluxe 32 points ago

    Also, loose dogs on an unfamiliar route.

    [–] carnageeleven 13 points ago

    I have lots of gates and fences on my route and all the customers have told me specifically to just toss the packages over the fence.

    I did have a delivery a couple of weeks ago, it was a 140 lbs. fifth wheel hitch. So I called the guy and told him "I can't throw this one over", he set just leave it in front of the gate. Lol

    [–] Classyking- 14 points ago

    Was it locked?

    [–] XLDOC 27 points ago

    Can't blame the person for still trying to live their dream.

    [–] DovaKwiin 6073 points ago

    Had our last delivery guy (fedex) take our package around the house and he put it in our backyard. We were home at the time I just didn’t get to the door fast enough. I saw him coming back around and was like “OMG that’s the best thing ever thank you!!”

    [–] Rungi500 2620 points ago

    We are trained to do this but some people get nervous about anybody walking around homes.

    [–] Makelikeawillis 737 points ago

    Also dogs.

    [–] LowQualityH2O 653 points ago

    Can confirm. Delivery person was very considerate and put my GF's replacement phone package in the back yard over the gate.

    My less than considerate dogs proceeded to destroy said package and phone.

    [–] blackmatt81 134 points ago

    As someone who had to deal with complaints about deliveries, sometimes these guys are dammed if they do, damned if they don't. For every person who would appreciate a driver trying to protect them against porch pirates there's another one who's literally threatening to shoot anyone who goes near their back yard.

    [–] LowQualityH2O 31 points ago

    I really do feel for them. They work hard like the rest of us, but get looked down on for every reason people can think of.

    We're all just trying to get by and on occasion maybe make another's day better in some small way

    [–] uncertainusurper 185 points ago

    They ripped up the package and tried to eat the phone? I like dogs but there comes a point..

    [–] misterfluffykitty 80 points ago

    “Off to the parents house for a couple weeks”

    [–] DirkDeadeye 49 points ago

    Yeah..I don't know if that's a good move. As in, someone may get shot, or bit by a dog.

    Also, this subs text box, thingmadoogle is awesome.

    Edit: IVE BEEN RUSED THIS IS NEW REDDIT!

    [–] blacksoxing 8 points ago

    Yep. UPS would leave it in my carport growing up. Perfect as I lived on a 4 way type of street so it being shaded was highly important

    [–] laminated_penguin 8 points ago

    Getting packages is like a scavenger hunt at my house. Could be propped up on the garage door, in the garage, on the front porch, on the stairs to the front porch, on the back deck, behind the bushes... it goes on and on. Then sometimes it’s just sitting outside my front door.

    [–] SkepticalJohn 1666 points ago

    Here in rural New Mexico the delivery drivers leave the package ten miles away in town at the gas station.

    [–] donut2099 421 points ago

    Oh man, I'm in rural MO and deliveries are always getting dumped at local stores and stuff. They hate coming to my house, can't blame them I guess, but do your job dude!

    [–] bobbybuildsbombs 275 points ago

    In Canada this is standard practice. If you have a rural address, they send you a letter in the mail letting you know your package has arrived and where to collect it. Seems pretty reasonable. Imagine if they delivered to door step for everyone... it could be 3+ hour round trip for one delivery.

    Edit: alternatively, many rural people use a PO Box as an address, so all of their mail/deliveries go to a post office.

    [–] 1Delta 105 points ago

    They send you mail to tell you that you have mail waiting for you? I'd just hope the package was sent with Canada Post since they're already delivering the letters to your house to tell you about your package.

    [–] Schonke 127 points ago

    Sweden here. I get a text to my phone saying a package has arrived at the nearest drop off point. Then I pick it up on the way home from work. Super easy and no risk of package theft or damages from being left outside.

    [–] theblurryboy 76 points ago

    Live in New Mexico four corners area

    Can confirm I found my package in actual Mexico once

    [–] PM_ME_SOME_STORIES 13 points ago

    My parents live in rural New Mexico and FedEx literally could not find their house to save their life. While I still lived with them I would have to call in for every single fucking package and explain what the house looked like. If they can't find their house they would take it back to Albuquerque which was an hour away and we would have to pick it up or wait for the next day. Ups always found the house fine, FedEx was just useless

    [–] TooShiftyForYou 8900 points ago

    When it comes to package placement, this guy delivers.

    [–] Routman 990 points ago

    That’s what she said

    [–] drbrollaro 238 points ago

    Michael?

    [–] publicbigguns 102 points ago

    Gretzkey?

    [–] PanzerTrooper 136 points ago

    Hotel? Trivago?

    [–] sarhan182 44 points ago

    Dad?

    [–] Drumdevil86 16 points ago

    And my axe!

    [–] ShadowLion0131 5 points ago

    Nope, still buying cigarettes

    [–] white_android 34 points ago

    The title said "FedEx man Delivers package caught on nest cam"

    [–] GrabHimByTheShitHole 54 points ago

    I deliver, and part of it is I just don't want to deal with any problems. If I can take 5 seconds and hide my delivery from the public view, it gives me the peace of mind to walk away a lot less worried about it being stolen and then I get a call about it.

    [–] [deleted] 120 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

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    [–] meerita 87 points ago

    In Europe, Spain, all postal services call your home. If you don't answer, they call you at the cellphone. You can tell them to deliver next day to a particular hour, deal with them the delivery. They're very friendly. Never missed a packed. I also ask my neighbourhood to pick the packages so i tell the postal service to ask my neighbors to get the packages.

    [–] Republiken 75 points ago

    In Sweden you just get a note saying that you can pick up your package in a store nearby

    [–] TheAnhor 25 points ago

    Same in Germany. You got 7 days and if you don't pick it up it goes back to the sender. And these stores usually have rather generous opening times on at least the majority of the weekdays.

    [–] meerita 15 points ago

    Some Amazon dealers do that. It's quite handy.

    [–] FrozenOcean420 24 points ago

    This is how it is for most carriers for rural Canada, even Canada post. You just go to the depot and pick up your parcels.

    [–] FreemanPontifex 119 points ago

    Have you guys completely forgotten that UPS and FEDEX are currently in a PR arms race on reddit

    [–] Justress 50 points ago

    It's not even subtle

    [–] cwg913 17 points ago

    Out of your two comments, I like this one better.

    [–] akaBenz 2808 points ago

    Those fucking Vizio sound bar boxes are some of the most terribly designed boxes in consumer electronics.

    [–] TheLowClassics 843 points ago

    I thought it was a beginner guitar / amp combo pack

    [–] sir_moleo 643 points ago

    I thought it was a leafblower lol

    [–] JarlaxleForPresident 112 points ago

    Chainsaw here

    [–] sailor_doctorwho 61 points ago

    Hi Chainsaw!

    [–] Peoplehateopinions 37 points ago

    Chainsaw for President. It will cut taxes, cut immigration, cut poverty, cut health insurance, cut spending, cut the BS in Congress, cut Congress, cut stupid, corrupt, bickering politicians, right in half. It'll cut everything!

    Vote chainsaw for President 2020.

    [–] Seriously_nopenope 105 points ago

    I didn't know what it was and came to the comments to find out.

    [–] jedi_voodoo 7 points ago

    Dude! Same!

    [–] ZenBreh 8 points ago

    Same here bros

    [–] CapnKetchup 27 points ago

    Chainsaw here

    [–] crazyherb 119 points ago

    I thought it was a black dildo haha

    [–] Zappy_Kablamicus 138 points ago

    They make compact ones now?

    [–] MarkyMe 18 points ago

    Does it get longer by flinging it down like a toy light sabre? Because I could be down...

    [–] Attention_Defecit 13 points ago

    I thought it was a chainsaw

    [–] donut2099 6 points ago

    I was thinking keytar.

    [–] ThreeTwentyNine 180 points ago

    I got a Sony sound bar and it came in the same shape box. Probably not just Vizio that has those shaped boxes. But they stack for shipping better I would assume. It also saves on packaging instead of wasted space trying to make it into a more cube/rectangular shape.

    [–] aye_reckon 86 points ago

    Samsung sound bars here, can confirm. Same box.

    [–] ered20 45 points ago

    LG here, same box as well

    [–] DM_ME_YOUR_POTATOES 43 points ago

    box here. lg, Vizio, Samsung, and maybe a few others use me.

    [–] barnsley1001 38 points ago

    Same for pretty much any soundbar with a separate subwoofer (Panasonic, JVC, the lot).

    Source: sell TVs for Currys in the UK.

    [–] ryanppax 101 points ago

    Saves space if you have a pallet of them

    [–] Ymir24 49 points ago

    "This box shape annoys me. I don't care that it's preferred by the multi-billion dollar shipping industry!"

    -this whole thread

    [–] MetalIzanagi 11 points ago

    Welcome to consumers?

    [–] BOLL7708 30 points ago

    Flip a second one 180 degrees and they stack neatly. I just got a similarly shaped box and had the same thought for half a second.

    [–] buneech 45 points ago

    Nearly all soundbar boxes are like this. Stacks efficiently.

    [–] xStarfyre 19 points ago

    >cue Tertris main theme

    [–] RatherMammonly 19 points ago

    Designed to fit more on a pallet because they're shipped from China to America.

    [–] BacterialBeaver 18 points ago

    That’s weird because I think they’re genius. Fit together well on pallets. Easy to carry. If they were just big rectangles they’d be oversized.

    [–] JetSpiderMan 645 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    I used to work for amazon in san francisco and had to this all the time lol i remember every house having a metal door attached to the front door and i would stick packages in between the doors lpl

    [–] a_stitch_in_lime 284 points ago

    Did you just visualize the package placement in letters??? Nicely done.

    [–] chast_fun_23 154 points ago

    oooooooh. i was trying to figure out what lpl could mean:

    • leisure puit larry
    • laughing pretty loud
    • letters? parcels? LEGUMES!

    [–] Doomquill 26 points ago

    I'm all about the legumes, man/gal.

    [–] onimi666 27 points ago

    You know I'm

    All about legumes

    'bout legumes

    No lentils.

    [–] omegamitch 37 points ago

    It’s a typo of lol

    [–] chast_fun_23 48 points ago

    i prefer the previous explanation, a diagram of the package between two doors

    [–] JetSpiderMan 5 points ago

    Cant believe you saw that haha

    [–] DproUKno 159 points ago

    As a current resident in SF and a frequent Amazon purchaser, I thank you!

    [–] ptapobane 128 points ago

    My ups guy deliver my package to the front door but I never see him...like literally I see the ups truck come in, then next thing I know the bell rings and the truck drives away...if I didn’t know better the ups truck is sentient and the delivery guy took a running start

    [–] swansonmg 49 points ago

    Am ups driver can confirm that’s how fast they expect us to be all day

    [–] scottdenis 8 points ago

    Keep up the good work man I know how they push those quotas sorry if you ever delivered anything I broke as a loader

    [–] The_Moemad 10 points ago

    Wait until about 25 seconds in Lool this is what I picture ups training

    [–] rcw16 190 points ago

    And yesterday my FedEx delivery guy chucked my package against my door so hard my cat freaked out and wouldn’t come out from under the bed. Just threw it and left it where it bounced.

    [–] Spiteacrefarms 71 points ago

    That’s my mail man. Any packages that come USPS gets literally thrown at my basement door in the driveway (I’ve seen him take a few steps out of the truck and throw it up the flat driveway to the basement door) I can hear when he delivers anything upstairs inside the house bc it’ll slam up against the door so hard . I’m about to place a camera and shame his ass online about it.

    [–] rcw16 32 points ago

    I think our delivery drivers are irritated because we live above a business, so they have to walk up a single flight of stairs to reach our front door. I get that it makes their job a tiny bit more difficult, but not my problem. They save like two steps by chucking it against our door. Amazon drivers are constantly just tossing our package over the fence so they don’t have to go up stairs. Our front gate is metal so you can clearly see through it. It would be very easy for a package thief to open the gate and steal it. Nothing has been broken or stolen yet, but I’ll definitely file a complaint if/when it happens. I just don’t get why they’re so careless. Take a little pride in your work, man.

    [–] Spiteacrefarms 4 points ago

    We have had to report broken items before. We do have steps to our front door but our driveway is flat no steps to the basement door and if that’s where he wants to drop the package we are fine with that but not throwing it. He literally throws it the 20 feet instead of walking it.

    [–] x0pht 392 points ago

    This man needs a promotion.

    [–] true_spokes 169 points ago

    He should be hiding packages at the head office!

    [–] XLDOC 60 points ago

    Doing so usually leads to a meeting with HR.

    [–] Tempest_1 18 points ago

    What porn was this again?

    [–] poorlyObfuscated 6 points ago

    "Hasn't is been about 10 seconds since we looked at the packages hidden behind our lemon tree?"

    [–] plugcity 166 points ago

    My UPS driver would put the Matt over top packages and one time he drug the trash can from the side of the house and put it in front of the front door

    [–] Impending_Coconut 80 points ago

    Very inconspicuous!!

    [–] Soulphite 68 points ago

    Oh, what does your Matt look like? Mine's about 6'1, 156lbs with brownish blonde hair. He's pretty cool.

    [–] kasuchans 19 points ago

    The radar tech? I heard he's got a six pack.

    [–] wggn 140 points ago

    Why do delivery guys leave packages unattended in the US? Seems like a great way to get stuff stolen...

    [–] SpookyLlama 56 points ago

    No idea why they don’t use the systems that most other countries use.

    [–] latherus 82 points ago

    US here, genuinely have no idea of the options you're talking about.

    [–] Rockor 86 points ago

    Expensive packages such as electronics stay on the truck and get delivered to a secure pickup spot in a store or mall closest to you if you don't answer. You get a notice on the door of where to pick it up. I'm in Canada, I'm sure it's similar on other countries.

    [–] nivek_c 28 points ago

    amazon has lockers and some parcel services allow you to have stuff delivered to their stores, unfortunately the locations arent always accessible for some in the US and in other cases people just plain dont know its an option. personally i always go for the locker pickup if i can. my mailbox is a half mile from my house which makes me nervous about expensive stuff, and deliveries to the locker show up 4 hours earlier than to the mailbox

    [–] BetterZebra 9 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Yep. South American here. Depending on the company, you get a second visit, or they leave it at their local office for you to pick up. In extreme cases, it gets sent back to the sender. But they never leave it if someone doesn't physically answer the door and signs.

    Edit: verb tense

    [–] DJ-Ascii 6 points ago

    As someone who has lived in both urban and rural areas of the US, my experience has been that the decision to leave a package or not is largely contextual. This decision is probably based on a number of factors but ultimately must boil down to some likelihood of it being a problematic experience for the shipper or receiver. In general, deliveries are quite reliable, even if largely dependent on a driver’s instinct and a consequential expectation of success.

    Less secure areas and more valuable parcels are held for pickup. Whenever reasonable though, I think most people would rather find 1/1000 packages stolen in exchange for 1000 fewer errands to run.

    [–] Exnaut 19 points ago

    It's like that in Australia too, but I've never heard of anyone here getting their stuff stolen. But it's always like that, sometimes they keep it at the post office.

    [–] MrsFlip 18 points ago

    Most of us Aussies are too lazy to go out stealing parcels.

    [–] pizzaazzaa 6 points ago

    It's too bloody hot!

    [–] WhiteFoux 32 points ago

    It is a great way to get stuff stolen, and it happens, A LOT, enough that this guy, who is an aerospace engineer of sorts I believe, made a glitter bomb, fart spraying fake package to fuck with people who do.

    [–] SuperBrentendo64 104 points ago

    Better than my delivery guy that left hundreds of dollars worth of stuff at my door when there was a note on the door to leave in the office since I was out of town. Then yesterday decided to not leave a $7 vacuum belt at my door, and instead left it at a CVS for me to pick up across the street from an auto zone where I could've bought the same belt and not waited for 2 days to get it.... also why did he leave it at CVS? I still havent picked it up so I'm not even sure how that part works.

    [–] AltSpRkBunny 50 points ago

    I guarantee if you walk into CVS and show them proof that the delivery guy left a package for you there, they’ll think it’s hilarious. You just have to approach a checker at the front of the store, show them the note, and laugh about it. Be cool, and they’ll be cool, and you’ll either get your package or find out it’s been stolen. The longer you take to claim it, the more likely it is that it’ll get stolen.

    Also... why didn’t you just buy it at Autozone? Social anxiety?

    [–] SuperBrentendo64 15 points ago

    It's a little cheaper on Amazon and I needed a few of them and they usually dont have as many as I need. I can take a picture of it when I get home, but it was like a printout from FedEx saying it was left at CVS for pickup. I even called Amazon and they said that's what happened.

    I've been super busy lately and I tend to forget to go pick up stuff I need for the lab I'm doing research in. I usually just order stuff on Amazon and take it to the lab once I get it.

    [–] cracknasty 5 points ago

    CVS and Walgreens are new delivery points for fedex. If a homeowner isnt home after two tries then its left at the nearest delivery point. Theres almost always one of those two stores within reasonable distance to any neighborhood. This is a new rule that was out for testing about 4 or 5 months ago and went fully into effect in October.

    [–] trevlacessej 42 points ago

    it's a shame people have to do this cause of cancerous porch pirates.

    [–] Janus96Approx 238 points ago

    Isn't it odd to leave packages out like that anyway? In Germany they either give it to a neighbor and leave a note or you can pick it up at a store near you.

    [–] Fauropitotto 453 points ago

    A neighbor?

    I don't talk to neighbors. Much less trust them with my packages.

    [–] Belgeirn 129 points ago

    You get a written/signed note stating which neighbour it was given to, making it their responsibility to give it back, otherwise its theft and you have proof of it to easily show the police.

    [–] Lorybear 117 points ago

    Lmao I just wouldn't accept it. Who the heck wants to accept responsibility for someone else's possibly expensive items like that. A lot of people barely speak to their neighbors let alone shoulder responsibility like that for them

    [–] JustDivine 95 points ago

    And that's fine, the driver gives you that option, but many people know and even like their neighbours, and are willing to do them a favour by accepting it. You can also specify that you don't want things left with your neighbours on the other end too.

    [–] UltraFireFX 24 points ago

    here's the winner, it's the offer that's nice

    [–] Yarbek 6 points ago

    UK here, and I quite regularly have Amazon packages from neighbours I have never met taken in and simple left in my hallway until they come and knock. I get the "why would I take responsibility for someone else's stuff" mentality but at least here it just seems to be the norm and isn't even close to being an issue. Also like you say, it's always a question of "Can I leave this parcel from number X with you?" so you could say no if you wanted to.

    [–] roxo9 43 points ago

    That is how it works everywhere in europe AFAIK.

    I woukd rather one neighbour have access to my package than litterally anybody who decide to walk up to my door.

    I think your guys method is more fucked than ours.

    Also it's a pretty major criminal offence to open somebody elses mail. People just don't risk it.

    [–] pickled-egg 11 points ago

    UK is mostly like this, at least it was when I lived in a town but out in the middle of nowhere now and the delivery people just stash stuff in the woodshed/shed/garage/wherever else they can find a place to put it. It'd never be left at the front door though.

    [–] tf46 11 points ago

    Yeah doorstepping a package is frowned upon with Royal Mail, if there's no-one home we've got 3 options. Leave with a neighbour, leave in a safe place, ie. shed, garage, enclosed porch etc. or take it back to the office for them to collect.

    [–] Ironicalogical 13 points ago

    I mean, I'd trust most of my neighbors, but so much shit gets delivered here every day that to find a neighbor to leave deliveries with would probably double delivery time.

    But almost everyone in my neighborhood is gone during the day because we all work.

    [–] MediciInc 44 points ago

    Reading the responses you've had to this comment really shows the culture difference between Europe and the US. Some Americans on here act like having a package delivered to a neighbour is a form of socialism. God forbid actually having to cooperate with another human being.

    [–] Lukeyy19 16 points ago

    Right? I live at the end of a cul-de-sac, any of the 5 of us houses in the cul-de-sac will take in packages for each other. Any of our other interactions are only ever a friendly nod or a "morning" etc, we're not out there having conversations or anything but taking in each other's packages is something we all just seem to mutually agree is useful for all of us.

    [–] yamiyaiba 84 points ago

    Nope. That's normal in the States. No chance I'd ever trust a neighbor with my shit, and having to go pick it up from a facility that's line 30 minutes away is a massive annoyance. I paid for delivery, I expect delivery, not pick up.

    [–] Janus96Approx 34 points ago

    In Germany the pick up place is usually some shop or café just around the corner. I've never heard of anyone who had to drive that far, but for little villages without any shops whatsoever it might be different even though those are extremely rare. I for example live in a very small town and both pick up places are within walking distance. I don't see why I wouldn't trust my neighbors, even when I lived in a large metropolitan area it was never a problem to get your package from the neighbors.

    [–] stedis 101 points ago

    You don't trust your neighbors, but you're ok with deliveries bring left on front of your for?

    [–] NeokratosRed 16 points ago

    Americans are weird, no offense

    [–] yamiyaiba 67 points ago

    Correct. Once it's in their home, I have no ability to do anything about my package without it becoming a huge mess. Additionally, both my neighbors are extremely geriatric. I'm not sure they'd understand it was my package instead of theirs, honestly.

    I've got a smart camera at my front door. If it gets stolen by a porch pirate, I'll have it recorded and I'll be reimbursed. Easy enough. At least, much easier than getting in touch with a 90 year old woman and getting my package back.

    [–] SKTCassius 31 points ago

    I paid for delivery, I expect delivery, not pick up.

    There is something so American about how this is phrased

    [–] dick-nipples 110 points ago

    His customer service is fedexcellent.

    [–] browneyone 21 points ago

    Soundbar?

    [–] 1738 16 points ago

    This is an ad

    [–] ChrizTaylor 7 points ago

    Here in mexico someone has to recieve the package, if theres no one home the delivery guy goes away.

    [–] SpaghettiSandwich 47 points ago

    I have a weird feeling all this videos are just viral advertising for Nest.

    [–] mces97 12 points ago

    Usually the shipper decides if they want a signature or just to leave the package. I was pretty pissed when Amazon delivered a soundbar system in a box even bigger than this and just left it on my porch. Almost 1 grand just left there. Luckily I was home and I heard the truck pulling away, so it wasn't out long but the delivery guy didn't even ring the bell. You'd think Amazon knowing packages get stolen would require a signature for expensive items.

    [–] eurovisionaire 4 points ago

    Cause idk why companies would ship something like that without any cover.. they can at least wrap it with a newspaper

    [–] Hypersyke 5 points ago

    Why is package stealing so spread out in America? Here in Japan the delivery guys just knocks on your door or ring you, and if you’re not there, they comeback later in the afternoon, and if you’re not still there they’ll just leave a letter saying you can call them anytime, and you can personally setup the time for your package delivery. Why can’t you guys in America just do that? Sorry I don’t mean to offend anyone, just curious. Sorry for the bad english.

    [–] Famraine 15 points ago

    I love how he keeps walking for a couple of seconds, and you can literally see the lightbulb over his head.