(Closed) Apartments and Packages

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We usually get packages left on our doorstop at our apartment. I was concerned about having packages (i.e. wedding gifts) left during our honeymoon, though, so we rented a UPS mailbox. It isn’t particularly cheap, but it was SUPER nice knowing things were safe when they were delivered. You might want to consider something similar — it sounds a lot more convenient than your apartment’s process!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Our doorman knows us! LOL. They call us up when a package arrives and then we tell them when we will come get it. When we get to the doorman, they just hand it over to us. We’re in a HUGE complex too, so I find your method really odd unless they’ve had a lot of packages stolen. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Laminate your condo ID. Punch a hole in it and attach it to your key ring.

My guess is that you would have your keys with you when outside your apartment.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

That would drive me crazy.

Every once in a while something would be left at our door.  Otherwise, I had to go down to the office to get them.  But all I had to do with give them our apartment number and I could pick up any packages for either DH or me (no ID required).

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would much rather have some kind of security for picking up packages. A few weeks ago, my cousin called to ask if we received the engagement gift she sent. She sent it in the beginning of June and we still hadn’t received it by the end of July. I called FedEx and they said it was delivered to my building on June 27th, but we never got it. FedEx just leaves the packages on the table in the lobby, so we think someone just took our package! Macy’s was very easy to work with and they just resent the gift, but it makes me wonder what other packages have gone missing. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

If it is FedEx, they just leave it at our door. Usps or UPS go to the office and they call and you can pick it up. I guess our office people assume if you know your apartment number and that you have a package you can pick yours up. Of course I also live in a relatively small complex, maybe a couple hundred apartments at most.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Never lived in a place big enough to have this issue. We have a PO box which is free if you live locally yay and they dont even make us sign for packages at the post office. Small towns have great perks.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Sent from my Android

Sent from my Android

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

at one of our old apts, the front desk would leave a slip on our door when we had packages and then we brought them the slip or just told them it was there–I don’t think we had to show ids, just tell them the apartment number. and they def let me or dh pick up each other’s packages. at our place now, they usually just leave the packages by the mailboxes (no front desk, but the fed ex and ups guys have keys to the building).

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

It depends on the delivery company.  We don’t have a doorman and the office is in a different building.  If we’re home they just buzz us and we let them up.  If we’re not home most places require you to go to their location to pick up the package.  A few will leave it in front of our door if they are able to get in when someone else enters the building.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@PinkMagnolia:  Oh for f*ck’s sake, that is ridiculous! I had similar difficulties picking up packages from the leasing office with their inconvenient hours, but luckily they always let DH pick up my packages (even when he was just my boyfriend and wasn’t even listed on the lease, haha). Your situation sounds like an unholy and unnecessary nightmare!

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