(Closed) Wedding Gift Stolen from in front of my apt door

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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 Fiance parent’s home? Or a releative?

Post # 4
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5977 posts
Bee Keeper

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
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536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

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
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5822 posts
Bee Keeper

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 # 9
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829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

wow that just pisses me off! Im sorry this happened.

Post # 10
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1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
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1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
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305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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 ๐Ÿ™

Post # 14
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4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I’m surprised USPS would leave a package without a signature. That’s terrible. ๐Ÿ™

Post # 15
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1523 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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5262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

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. 

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