Post # 1
We got an email last night from our building manager (we live in an apt building) saying that a box and packing material with our apt number was found in the elevator. They wanted to know if maybe we dropped it in the elevator on our way down to the trash or if we were missing a package that was supposed to be delivered. We couldn’t figure out what it could be. None of our wedding stuff was due to be delivered that day. We had signed a postage slip but we had no idea what it was. It turns out, the package was delivered on Saturday while we we out of town at our wedding site. My fiance found the ripped open box down by the recycling bin this morning. It turns out it was a wedding gift from some of his parents good friends. I am so upset. I feel so violated! Someone actually took a package from in front of our front door, INSIDE our apt building. I don’t even know what the gift was but I feel heart broken to tell the couple that gave it to us that it was stolen. I am gutted and worried about future packages! I keep wondering was it a visitor? A delivery person? Or worse…someone in my building! The REALLY sad part is we never would have known if it wasn’t for the fact that this person ripped it open in the elevator and didn’t bother to pick it up. So upsetting. 🙁
Post # 3
Oh my gosh, that sucks! I’m so sorry to hear that. I would definatley be scared of future packages being sent to your place. Is there anyway you can have the packages sent to a home address maybe your or your FI parent’s home? Or a releative?
Post # 4
Oh no! This is terrible. I can’t believe people still do this. Are there any cameras in your apartment building? B/c tampering with mail is a federal offense, and you can press charges if someone can be identified through a tape. Just a thought!
And I would definitely change the mailing address on your registry to either yours or his parents for the future. Just b/c you never know, and you definitely don’t want this happening again! I’m so sorry!
Post # 5
That is awful!! I can’t believe how terrible people can be! Maybe you need to put on your wedding website to only have things delivered if someone signs for them. I feel so bad for you guys! People suck!
Post # 6
If delivered by UPS or FedEx, you can file a claim with them. They should handle the situation and reimburse you and/or the gift’s purchaser. So sorry this happened to you and you may want to think about future gifts… you can request they be held at FedEx or UPS and not delivered, but held there for you to pick up at your convenience.
Post # 7
Definitely change the mailing address to go somewhere secure!
Another approach would be to rent a mounted camera for your door, or posting a sign at your door telling the person who stole your gift that they will be prosecuted if the gift isn’t returned. If you still have the box and packaging you can file a police report. There may be fingerprints on it!
Post # 8
It totally sucks. No camera in the building 🙁 All of our registries are set up to be delivered to my fiance’s office. This was a special gift from people overseas. They weren’t able to buy something off of the registry so they sent us something special and got our home address from my FMIL. So bummed 🙁 It was sent USPS we tried to call and they are so not helpful.
Post # 9
wow that just pisses me off! Im sorry this happened.
Post # 10
First off, you’re better than me, cuz I would’ve started knocking on doors!! LOL
DEF call the delivery service and the company (BB&B or whatever) and explain the situation. Without going into detail this happened with a wedding gift I sent a friend TWICE (I dunno what that guy’s gonna do with 2 wine decanters monogrammed with someone else’s initials, but whatever). The company and the delivery service took care of it.
I’d change the address where most of your gifts are going to somewhere more secure. I send ours to my parents house because my Mom’s retired & home all day. Talk to your Blg. Mgr too and ask to leave a note by your bell or on your door that deliverymen should NOT leave packages if no one’s home. I like MightySapphire‘s idea too.
Post # 11
Wow, I just saw your response above. I’d DEF talk to your landlord and Bldg Manager and I WOULD start knocking on doors. Maybe create a flyer that says you made a police report and they can return the item to your doorstep no questions asked.
Post # 12
That’s awful. I would be pissed too. Can you request that all future packages be delivered to the front office building and left with someone in the office rather than left by the door if you are not home?
Post # 13
That’s horrible! I agree you should try to change the address in your registr(ies) to have future gifts shipped to a safer location, like one of your parents’ houses.
I had some Christmas gifts from Amazon.com stolen off my front porch a few years ago. I reported it to Amazon, and they replaced the missing gifts! You’re going to have to tell the sender that their wedding gift to you was stolen. They may be able to get the store to send another free of charge, as Amazon did for me. I believe they carry insurance for just such occurrences.
Good luck! I know, it’s a terrible feeling to feel violated right in your own home 🙁
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
I’m surprised USPS would leave a package without a signature. That’s terrible. 🙁
Post # 15
My advice is start having your packages sent to a different address. Change the mailing address on your registry, let people know not to send packages to your apartment, post another address on your wedding website etc…
I had this problem when I lived in an apartment building two years ago. Basically someone figured out where packages were dropped and started stealing me and my neighbors packages on a regular basis. I had to have all packages that would not fit in my mail box sent to my FI’s apartment or a friend’s apartment. It sucks, but I would NOT have any more packages sent to your address. This person now knows that you are receiving wedding gifts and will try to do this again.
Sorry this happened to you!
Also, from my experience you can try to file a claim with the company that sent the gift or the mail carrier, but they are likely to claim no responsibility because they were no longer liable for the package once it was dropped off. Signature was not required on the package so their only responsinilty was to drop it on your door step. Give it a try, but the above was my experience.
Post # 16
This happened to us in my old apartment. USPS is usually the only carrier that will leave things without a signature. I’d just have the address changed, unfortunately it could have been someone outside of the building – a delivery person, etc.