Anyone else have to sign for their package?

Discussion in 'Online Stores and Purchases' started by windwakr, Jun 17, 2010.

Jun 17, 2010
  1. windwakr
    OP

    Member windwakr GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    463
    Country:
    United States
    I ordered an AK2i 8 days ago, and today the mailman brought it, but I had to sign for it. He also took a picture or something of the package with some sort of device.
    It doesn't look like the package had been tampered with or anything.

    Is this normal?




    EDIT: I live in Michigan in the U.S.



    EDIT: Is this because I ordered tracking for it? But anyway, wow this is my first Micro SD card, DAMN they're tiny!
     
  2. Costello

    Administrator Costello Headmaster

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2002
    Messages:
    12,031
    most times yes you have to sign to receive it, that's a proof for the shop that it was indeed delivered.
    as for the picture or whatev that's probably related to the parcel bar code, something that will allow the tracking system to update its information saying "parcel has been delivered"
     
  3. windwakr
    OP

    Member windwakr GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    463
    Country:
    United States
    Ok, thanks for the reply. Just wanted to be sure they weren't on to me and trying to get proof that I'm importing something I shouldn't be.
     
  4. tijntje_7

    Member tijntje_7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    538
    Location:
    Under your bed
    Country:
    Netherlands
    To confirm costello, I also need to sign packages... almost every time I get one [​IMG]
    So yeah... it's all true he says and stuff....... Like always [​IMG]
     
  5. CannonFoddr

    Member CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2006
    Messages:
    4,106
    Location:
    Sitting by computer
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Actually - I didn't have to....

    My Shoptemp delivery SHOULD be signed for (it was shown on the packaging) but it was on my doorstep when I got home...

    ... Oh & I'm in the UK BTW
     
  6. Spy123

    Newcomer Spy123 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2010
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    California
    Country:
    United States
    so what if you arent home when the mailman comes? [​IMG]
     
  7. phoenixclaws

    Member phoenixclaws GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    492
    Location:
    USA
    Country:
    United States
    I only had to sign for packages (in Michigan) if the Shop asks for a signature of delivery and usually that is only with UPS or FedEx. I've never had to do anything if it came through USPS (most of the little items I order.) It usually goes into my normal mailbox unless it doesn't fit and then it gets set by my door. (I live in a kinda suburban spot with nice lawns so it isn't as problematic I guess like in the cities.)
     
  8. murkurie

    Member murkurie GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Messages:
    316
    Location:
    California, Redlands
    Country:
    United States
    Most chinese places send there mail registered so you have to sign for it. and if your not home they leave a note saying which post office to go and pick it up at. the last 4 things I have ordered from china my mail man has been to lazy to walk to my door, and just leaves the unable to deliver note in my mailbox.
     
  9. CannonFoddr

    Member CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2006
    Messages:
    4,106
    Location:
    Sitting by computer
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    In the UK - Usually 1 of 2 things - they either knock next door & ask the neighbour to sign for it OR they leave a note saying 'there was an attempted delivery' and details of how you can either arrange a new delivery time or go & pick it up from your local depot
     
  10. Rabbi Nevins

    Member Rabbi Nevins GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    222
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Country:
    United States
    I too live in michigan! And yes i have to sign, only when its an international package.
     
  11. phoenixclaws

    Member phoenixclaws GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    492
    Location:
    USA
    Country:
    United States
    Huh, I've never had to sign yet for an international package... How odd.
     
  12. Spy123

    Newcomer Spy123 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2010
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    California
    Country:
    United States
    Does signing have to do with the shipping method u use?

    Sry Im new to this. [​IMG]
     
  13. phoenixclaws

    Member phoenixclaws GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    492
    Location:
    USA
    Country:
    United States
    I think it depends on your postal system in your area (my best guess) and i tend to use USPS most of the time since the guys on our route just stuff it into our mailbox (on a post across the street) or leave it on our stoop. Never had a problem with the USPS. I've had problems with the UPS guy who will practically never knock or ring the door bell and then leaves a notice stuck to the screen door. Occasionally (when i use FedEx) the FedEx guy does that too.

    I actually caught the UPS guy literally walk up to the stoop, stick the notice on the door, and try to get back to his truck and I ran out to the dude cause of his stupidity.
     
  14. dark ajax

    Member dark ajax GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2009
    Messages:
    109
    Location:
    Chihuahua (Not a Dog!!!)
    Country:
    Mexico
    I work for FedEx and i can tell you how they do it...
    There are 3 types of signatures the pkg can require:
    - Indirect signature: You can leave a note with your signature and the pkg can be left there, or also a neighbor can sign for it...
    - Direct signature: Anyone in your address can sign for the pkg, but there has to be someone there...
    - Adult signature: Same as before, but the person signing has to be 21 or older...
    I don't know about others but in the case of FedEx the person/company sending the pkg is the one requesting for a specific type of signature, and yes that's very common...

    P.S. I hope i'm not too out of topic with this [​IMG] ...
     

Share This Page