(Closed) Sad…xmas gift lost?

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Sorry, that is so disappointing.

Post # 4
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Lame! This happened to me once and because UPS said they delivered it, the company wouldn’t send another or give me my money back!  It’s not your fault the driver decided that it was ok to leave the package!

Post # 6
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m sorry, that’s awful! We live on a tiny little street in a small town, so luckily I’ve never had anything like this happen since moving in with Darling Husband, but it happened to me a couple of times at the old house, it really sucks! I hope they’re able to reimburse you but sorry it won’t be in time for Xmas!

Post # 8
5668 posts
Bee Keeper

Aww, that sucks. Could you print out a picture of the present, give it to your husband in a card and explain there was an issue with the shipping? I had an issue with shipping a gift for my dad’s birthday and that’s what I did to kinda fill the gap.

Post # 9
2247 posts
Buzzing bee

I saw on the news today that thieves stealing packages off of people’s front steps are on the rise right now (with it being Christmas week).  That’s why I always try to order several weeks or months before Christmas, because this is the time of year when people are expecting expensive packages to be delivered and they know that most people will be at work when their packages arrive.  It’s just sad and pathetic that we can’t trust our fellow man to leave our damn belongings alone!  I’m sorry this happened to you.  I like the picture idea, I know someone that did that once, too.

Post # 11
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@luli29: Ugh.  Same thing happened to Fiance about my present.  He got an e-mail that FedEx delivered the package today, but there was nothing outside.  We live in an aparmtent complex as well.  If it WAS delivered and someone stole it, I’m going to be super pissed.  He called FedEx and they’re looking into it.  Thankfully he insured the package so he can get his money back right away.  I’m upset though because it’s just a frustrating situation to be in.

Post # 12
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Something like this happened to Fiance, except with the USPS. Fiance had a computer screen (worth over $100) delivered to his computer savvy friend’s apartment. It never got there- the USPS guy said he put it outside the apartment door. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HALLWAY. Apparently you have to PAY the USPS for them to require a signature, otherwise once they deliver it it’s your responsibility. Fiance ended up contacting the company, and because they hadn’t purchased insurance on the screen, he did get a new one for free, this time delivered to his parents’ house. I hope UPS is more helpful that the USPS!

Post # 13
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Funny how this is taking place in apartments.  I think there should be a rule about apartment deliveries.  I honestly would prefer to go pick up my package at the nearest store or post office possible instead of having it SIT OUTSIDE for anyone to steal.

Post # 15
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Glad it worked out for you!

Post # 16
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper


I think it was ABC that just did a story on those that steal packages that are left on doorsteps. They did a whole investigation on it and videotaped people watching out for UPS vans and promptly stole the items right after being delivered.

Needless to say all packages are delivered to me at work, I don’t send anything home.

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