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What would you do, if you saw this package, on this very day, with the very obvious "ASUS" markings sit lonely in front of your neighbors door - you know he's not moving in until next month.



ffs UPS .. don't do that t.t
 

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I'd inform my neighbour that someone suspicious was snooping around, and then go home and enjoy my new asus rog strix 3090 super ultra black market edition
 
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Hi,
Hold for pickup.
 
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I always wondered why the H$##$l they leave it like that :kookoo:
If you are not home here in Dutchland there are locations to pick it up from. they never leave a package like that..

well depends if i like that neighbor :pimp:
 
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UPS! Applies here
 
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I'd ring the bell and charge him for the delivery :p
 
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Here in NZ that wouldn't happen if were to be signed for and if it did happen and they have a signature but it wasn't you or anyone at the house you can have them fired for fraud

even if my neighbour was a complete C??? I wouldn't let it be stolen by anybody else but me LOL actually I'd pick it up and hold it till I could get hold them and tell them to come pick it up or just take it over as soon as I saw them at home
 

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Though really, I dunno. The honourable thing to do would be to pick it up for safe keeping till the new home owner shows up. But if he turns up and it turns out they arent very nice people then Im probably gonna keep it.

Walk in and be like "hey, neighbourino. I bought you guys a new monitor as a house warming gift..."

Either way. Either they were dumb to order it a month before they moved in or It could possibly be some illegal business going on. Ive heard of drugs being delivered in plain old regular boxes by UPS to empty vacant houses with instructions for the box to be left outside the door. Then someone comes along later and picks the package up.

I mean If i get to it first and its drugs & a monitor then even better.
 
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To be honest, I'd probably grab it and keep it myself.
 
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I would take it into your house for safekeeping, then call UPS and explain the situation to them. They can call the neighbour and find out if the package needs to be sent elsewhere, or if s/he is okay with you holding on to it until they move in. Maybe their plans have changed and they're moving in early and that's why they sent it there, who knows?
 
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AFAIK this kind of thing does not happen in the UK, it seem to only happen in the USA & some other parts of the world.

The rightful thing to do is to keep it safe until the rightful owner turns up otherwise it will get stolen. Leave a note stating you have a parcel for them. You had time to take a photo, let's hope it's still there if you return & do the right thing.
 
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it wouldnt be there for long if left, id take it into my house for safe keeping and wait for nextdoor to move in. im a astronomer and its best to have good standing with the neighbors and plus im happy with my laptop.
 

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I agree with the above. Take it in and tape a note that says to come see you when he/she is available.

However, you would have to know them already, or ask for proof of identity before releasing it to them. I don't see much issue as long as you state why you did so in the note.
 

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Pick it up and mind it for safekeeping
Inform the delivery service of what you have done
and ask them to contact the intended receipent with relevent details
of where the package can be picked up from
UPON PROOF OF PURCHACE/Ownership.

PS
Oh and by the way if the delivery service come to reclaim it
Your need confirmation of collection in writing just to safeguard yourself from any future claims.
 
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It's hard to be saint in the city..
 
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Here in NZ that wouldn't happen if were to be signed for and if it did happen and they have a signature but it wasn't you or anyone at the house you can have them fired for fraud

even if my neighbour was a complete C??? I wouldn't let it be stolen by anybody else but me LOL actually I'd pick it up and hold it till I could get hold them and tell them to come pick it up or just take it over as soon as I saw them at home
I'd leave it a hr not straight away, why waste comedy.
 
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What package? :p

Seriously I would take it in for safe keeping until it could be collected, most likely after I looked up the name on the package to see if I could find a phone number or current address.
 
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Knock on the door, ask your neighbor why they stole the package and left it by their door to taunt you.
 
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Finders keepers looser weepers.

But seriously, I'd bait thieves with it. :D
 

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Well since it's on the forums, being the nice guy I am, I'd try and get hold of the neighbour and say, UPS delivered and send him a photo.. Then say, would you like me to keep hold and then wait till he turns up and say, ummm, could we get a freebie?? :laugh:
 
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IMHO, if you are posting here and advocating for taking the package for yourself, TPU should ban you for life, since theft is wrong, and should NEVER be condoned or encouraged in any way, shape or form, regardless of the situation.....

As far as I am concerned, the neighbors are responsible for their own packages, and should not have ordered it to arrive prior to their move in date....

And no, I am not claiming to be a saint or a do-gooder, lord knows I have done somethings in my past that I probably should not have, but even so, I believe that minding your own business is generally the best approach in most situations, unless it involves something dangerous or life-threatening of course.

Also, consider what would happen if the package in question contains something bad or illegal (a bomb, drugs, stolen items etc)..... if you grab it for yourself or even to hold onto for your neighbors, you have just made yourself an accessory to whatever they are involved in....
 
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IMHO, if you are posting here and advocating for taking the package for yourself, TPU should ban you for life, since theft is wrong, and should NEVER be condoned or encouraged in any way, shape or form, regardless of the situation.....

As far as I am concerned, the neighbors are responsible for their own packages, and should not have ordered it to arrive prior to their move in date....

And no, I am not claiming to be a saint or a do-gooder, lord knows I have done somethings in my past that I probably should not have, but even so, I believe that minding your own business is generally the best approach in most situations, unless it involves something dangerous or life-threatening of course.

Also, consider what would happen if the package in question contains something bad or illegal (a bomb, drugs, stolen items etc)..... if you grab it for yourself or even to hold onto for your neighbors, you have just made yourself an accessory to whatever they are involved in....

It's not going to be a bomb or drugs, that would have been scan & checked by UPS. You can check the tracking number to confirm it is genuine on UPS website. If it's stolen goods he just has to explain where he got it from which would match UPS data log, so he would be in the clear, after all the item is not address to him.
 
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