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Godfather4190

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hookbill said:
Or go in the shower. :D

Seriously very reliable, they've never missed with me. But I would recommend you get your shower in before 8:00 am.

Shower? I'm going to sit on my step all day until the fedex person comes! Haha
 

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The only "issue" I had with Fedex was when I put the signature waiver form on my front door and they attempted delivery to my back door. It was only accessories, not the iPad (yet), so it didn't matter.
 

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Since you get plenty of notice of when the delivery date is I just filled out the option to pick it up at a FedEx location near my house.
It was durning the Christmas rush for deliveries but I got the e mail and I presented my ID and had my iPad in less than five minutes.
I did not want to miss the truck even though they always show up late in the afternoon in my neighborhood.
 

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Very reliable and even deliver to my rural address. However - choose to insure you packages. A full box when moving my son to college ended up with only 3 pairs of shorts - missing over $1,200 in stuff. We got $100.
 

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I used to think they were reliable until my Ipad delivery. I took the day off from work to stay home and wait for the truck....plus I had the signature waiver taped to my front door. At about 4 PM my neighbor from 3 houses down the street walked up to my front door with my Ipad box in his hand! ARGH!!!!!!! The FedX driver went to #27 instead of my address of #37 on my little dead end street. Geeze! Plus, my neighbor was dumb enough to sign for a package with MY name all over the front of the box. At least he is an honest guy. We live in a small town.

So much for FedX reliablity.

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It's been a while since I've been in the industry but air is 98+% on-time and ground is 96%+ on-time....then again.. a couple of % points out of millions is still a good bit of peeved people when there package doesn't arrive on time..

Seriously, (although those #s are serious) FedEx is very good, better air than ground IMO and UPS is just as good (#s match).
 

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For me they aren't!!! In a 7 day span, I waited for 5 days for them to feel like delivering it. The reason was incorrect address. It was correct and I called each evening and was told I would receive the following day.....NOT. I finally had to call and talk to an advocate. I told them they are all idiots and the smart people work for UPS.
 

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UPS has just as many complaints:

> Unless you live out in the middle of nowhere, it is almost impossible
> for UPS to misdeliver a package anymore. As of 2005, all of UPS'
> delivery locations are GPS'd and will tell the driver whether or not
> he/she is at the correct location before the package is released.
> The range is something like 20 feet. So, while the package can still
> be misdelivered to maybe your next door neighbor, a "1/2 mile away" is
> somewhat unreal.



Yet it happened two days in a row. Go figure.


I live in the country, but not the middle of no where. The neighbor
is the only other house on the block, across the street, about a 1/2
mile away.
I found the number for the local hub and called to complain. The guy
took my info and said he would look into whether it was the regular
driver or a replacement. He was kind and helpful, and I was
satisfied, but I won't use them again if I can help it.
 

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I have never had any issues with either Fedex or UPS but I do prefer to get my packages ship with fedex since they deliver to my neighborhood between 10am-noon. UPS doesn't deliver until after 3pm and I have to be to work at 3 so I don't get to play with my items until I get off work at 11pm.
 

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UPS has just as many complaints:

> Unless you live out in the middle of nowhere, it is almost impossible
> for UPS to misdeliver a package anymore. As of 2005, all of UPS'
> delivery locations are GPS'd and will tell the driver whether or not
> he/she is at the correct location before the package is released.
> The range is something like 20 feet. So, while the package can still
> be misdelivered to maybe your next door neighbor, a "1/2 mile away" is
> somewhat unreal.



Yet it happened two days in a row. Go figure.


I live in the country, but not the middle of no where. The neighbor
is the only other house on the block, across the street, about a 1/2
mile away.
I found the number for the local hub and called to complain. The guy
took my info and said he would look into whether it was the regular
driver or a replacement. He was kind and helpful, and I was
satisfied, but I won't use them again if I can help it.

I also live in the country. I have a lot of stuff delivered by UPS and have never had a problem. But fed ex is a different story. They have never delivered on time and I always have to call and give directions. They tell me the directions will be on file. I guess this file has no bottom, they never seem to find it. I get tired of having to call and loose my patience every time they have a package for me. UPS over fed ex by far...
 

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