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  Reply # 1317961 5-Jun-2015 15:06
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kiwitrc:

USPS and UPS are different companies.


Sorry, I was just showing that even international companies are not perfect, I wasn't intimating they were related.




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  Reply # 1318167 5-Jun-2015 20:28
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kiwitrc:

USPS and UPS are different companies.


Sorry, I was just showing that even international companies are not perfect, I wasn't intimating they were related.


Of course you weren't

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1326426 17-Jun-2015 11:56
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My issue with NZ Couriers was them tossing a card in the box and driving off...while I'm standing in the kitchen watching them through the open front door. 

Much faster to just pre-fill all the cards and take off. 

NZ Post Couriers are generally better...with a few exceptions. 

My problem is usually the signature being required and I'm not home. Then I have to go to the depot...typically several days later on the Saturday morning. 

Not much point sending things by courier to people who aren't in an office with someone on reception. 






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  Reply # 1326495 17-Jun-2015 13:29
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Linuxluver: My issue with NZ Couriers was them tossing a card in the box and driving off...while I'm standing in the kitchen watching them through the open front door. 

Much faster to just pre-fill all the cards and take off. 

NZ Post Couriers are generally better...with a few exceptions. 

My problem is usually the signature being required and I'm not home. Then I have to go to the depot...typically several days later on the Saturday morning. 

Not much point sending things by courier to people who aren't in an office with someone on reception. 




Would also depend on the driver, as there are both good and bad eggs in every courier company.

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  Reply # 1330354 24-Jun-2015 08:28
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Must have had a relief driver on this morning.  Normally get really good service from Courier Post with the normal driver knowing to drop things at the back door.  This morning however, despite being up with lights on (obvious at 0640 illuminating the curtains) including the outside light at the back door because I was expecting the delivery, I heard the van pull up out the front and then shortly afterwards, drive off again.  Checked the doorstep and then the letter box on my way out and found a card left in the letterbox. 
*sigh*




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  Reply # 1330360 24-Jun-2015 08:38
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geoffwnz: Must have had a relief driver on this morning.  Normally get really good service from Courier Post with the normal driver knowing to drop things at the back door.  This morning however, despite being up with lights on (obvious at 0640 illuminating the curtains) including the outside light at the back door because I was expecting the delivery, I heard the van pull up out the front and then shortly afterwards, drive off again.  Checked the doorstep and then the letter box on my way out and found a card left in the letterbox. 
*sigh*


Give them authority to leave.

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geoffwnz: Must have had a relief driver on this morning.  Normally get really good service from Courier Post with the normal driver knowing to drop things at the back door.  This morning however, despite being up with lights on (obvious at 0640 illuminating the curtains) including the outside light at the back door because I was expecting the delivery, I heard the van pull up out the front and then shortly afterwards, drive off again.  Checked the doorstep and then the letter box on my way out and found a card left in the letterbox. 
*sigh*


Give them authority to leave.


I think the point was that he was home so no reason the courier could not have knocked on the door and made the delivery.  Sounds like another example of the current MO of just dropping cards.  Why they drive vans I have no idea, they may as well just run around with a pocket full of cards on a motorbike.

I have an 'authority to leave' at my place, they still leave a card...sigh.

 





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  Reply # 1330402 24-Jun-2015 09:35
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timmmay:

Give them authority to leave.


I do, then a new driver comes along and has no idea about the authority to leave so just stuffs the damn cards in the letterbox. Worse is that since I never get mail to the house and it just fills up with free newspapers and crap junkmail from kids who cant read, I end up not seeing the cards for ages. Usually recycling day when mailbox contents are transfered to kerbside.




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  Reply # 1330439 24-Jun-2015 09:59
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Have a doorbell for "Deliveries" that just plays the message, leave it!

Or, you could go super complicated and use a camera hooked up to a pattern recognition system to look for their uniform... 
http://gizmodo.com/this-ad-for-banned-food-in-russia-can-hide-itself-from-1707145443




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  Reply # 1330465 24-Jun-2015 10:16
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They dont ring the doorbell. I have often had the tv on the camera because its the most interesting channel it gets and seen the van pull in and ran downstairs and only just made it after they had dumped the card and were walking back. Not carrying the parcel. It was in the van at least but they had to get it from the back on one occasion.

Im sure that they just pre-fill all the cards and dump them.




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  Reply # 1330476 24-Jun-2015 10:24
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And soon they'll have automated card delivery drones :P
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?topicid=175197

O
r, just fire random cards at homes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWTvpPg2Wtc






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  Reply # 1330494 24-Jun-2015 10:48
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richms: They dont ring the doorbell. I have often had the tv on the camera because its the most interesting channel it gets and seen the van pull in and ran downstairs and only just made it after they had dumped the card and were walking back. Not carrying the parcel. It was in the van at least but they had to get it from the back on one occasion.

Im sure that they just pre-fill all the cards and dump them.


Since they had to walk to the door in any case, exactly what are they saving by not trying to deliver?!







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  Reply # 1330495 24-Jun-2015 10:49
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Just waiting for the first time someone is sued for killing someone when the drone falls out of the sky...





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  Reply # 1330596 24-Jun-2015 12:17
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Geektastic: Just waiting for the first time someone is sued for killing someone when the drone falls out of the sky...


Considering that there will be people "drone hunting" I'm sure it wont be long!




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