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Tue June 9 2015 13:18:51

Could Amazon Yellow Boxes Lead to Rise in Front Porch Shopping?

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
Amazon bright yellow boxes + "front porch shopping" = what could possibly go wrong?
Lee




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by: ajeweler This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jun 9 13:50:39 2015

same thing as ebay labels once you print labels with ebay, item gets delivered on front porch and free goodies at the expense of sellers INR, once the word gets around free yellow boxes I think will be the same unless amazon stands behind their deliveries (they more than likely have seller protection)

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This user has validated their user name. by: Ming the Merciless

Tue Jun 9 15:32:12 2015

If you print labels through ebafia, you can cut off the top portion of the label with the ebafia logo.

If sellers use First Class Package or Priority Mail shipping options, once an item is delivered to the buyer as confirmed in the tracking, sellers can INR claims reversed.

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This user has validated their user name. by: iheartjacksparrow

Tue Jun 9 17:07:10 2015

A bright yellow box will certainly be more visible from the sidewalk. Even though there's a long walkway from the street to my front door, and the walkway has twists through the flower beds, the yellow box could definitely be easily seen. "Front porch shopping" is the reason I have, whenever possible, packages go to my post office box.

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by: sasikat9 This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jun 9 17:30:22 2015

I'd be more worried about the
delivery guy dropping the package at the end of our driveway, being to lazy to put it on our porch.

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This user has validated their user name. by: windsorbear

Tue Jun 9 19:13:56 2015

One good thing about printing labels thru eBay using a Dymo printer instead of an inkjet... there is NO MENTION of eBay or PayPal anywhere on the Dymo shipping labels.

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by: pace306 This user has validated their user name.

Tue Jun 9 23:02:48 2015

Amazon big yellow boxes + drop off by USPS anywhere they darn well please + living in Brooklyn (where I am) = INSTANT theft.

I have issues as it is - I force USPS (asking the station manager) to NEVER leave anything thats visible - leave a slip and I'll pick it up.

UPS and Fed Ex ... do as they please and it costs their insurance companies 1-2 every 6 weeks or so.

Leave it with out a signature = it WILL get stolen. Especially HERE!

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This user has validated their user name. by: Bill

Tue Jun 9 23:05:39 2015

I have one word to say about this and it is :

YES!

When I first saw this I said what a bunch of stupid idiots.

Whoever the idiot is that came up with this they should be fired immediately.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Rexford

Wed Jun 10 07:15:19 2015

Both Amazon just keep making it easier and easier for thieves and scammers alike.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Rexford

Wed Jun 10 07:15:56 2015

I meant both Amazon and eBay keep making it easier and easier for thieves and scammers alike.

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by: Jus_e This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jun 11 00:36:48 2015

@pace306 Yup, I live in Jersey and they will drive in savory neighborhood looking for the boxes.
We live in a pretty decent neighborhood, has its share of $_it like everyone else, however, when I put my packages out for delivery, I watch them like a hawk, with the door open, screen door locked. Dog at the door. If someone comes up, I will know. I trust NO ONE!

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by: Moonwishes This user has validated their user name.
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Thu Jun 11 01:58:29 2015

On my way home from the doctor today, I saw a nice big box on someone's porch right in town and I instantly thought about those yellow boxes and front porch shopping. thankfully we live in the country and can here any vehicle getting near our house although we do try to train the UPS guys to OPEN the door and insert the package inside instead of leaving it in the snow and rain. I'm disabled and just don't move fast enough for those UPS drivers.

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by: FREDDY This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jun 11 03:10:51 2015

Just asking for theft. Let me rephrase that. Not asking just begging.
That is how you get FREE merchandise to sell online. Or one of the ways.
How ridiculous.................

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by: timeaftertime This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jun 11 11:26:39 2015

SEVERAL COMMENTS:

(1) Our USPS carriers refused over and over, despite my requests and THEN actual orders from superiors to not leave packages that will not fit in our mailbox. I gave up fighting (despite being proven right over and over - that they have actual written orders to not do this - yet I still got snotty retorts).

Bought a PO box at another village and it is T-H-E best move I ever made!! Total security, NO packages delivered anywhere, NO misdelivered personal mail in the nasty neighbor's mailbox!  

(2) Suggest you use PayPal to pay for Amazon purchases backed with a Credit Card, in which case you should be double covered for a ''never delivered'' package! (Or just use a CC - Chase has helped me twice and I ''won'' both times.)

(3) I'm sure I'm not the only one with this related problem -- WATCH OUT for so-called ''Basic'' shipping service which involves both UPS and USPS. The merchant ships UPS to your Post Office and then your Post Office makes final delivery.

My situation is that my mailing Zip address is not my ''Home address'' Zip. I have to make sure merchants do NOT address the package to my ''Residence location'' (Street address) because I do NOT receive mail at my house.

The way around this when a merchant demands a ''Street Address'' is to provide the street address of the Post Office building where your PO Box is located and a ''Unit'' or a # with your box number.

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by: comet This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jun 11 13:50:51 2015

I purchased something from Amazon last week and got an email::: "For a FURTHER $3.50 you could have this delivered RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR BY THE UPS MAN---vs the UPS man dropping it off at your PO".  

Um---No!  First off not spending a FURTHER $3.50 on a $16 package (and a Free Prime Trial which got me FREE shipping in the first place)  ---This was also alleged to speed up the delivery.  I don't need this stuff that bad!

My PO carrier has more brains than the rest of the staff so I know she will either drop at at the house my daughter is working at (another rellies house)  or keep it and leave me a slip--if it won't fit in our large rural mailbox.  We have given up on a door for said box as the plows seem to aim for the boxes that still HAVE their doors!

When we need stuff UPS or FEDEX delivered we leave a note on the door as to where they should put stuff---have never--knocks wood!!!--had an issue.  If any one wants to try and get past the Guard Chickens and onto the porch with the pit bull and two other very barky dogs--I wish them JOY of that!

But I DO realize that in many areas--mine included--it IS easy to see when some one has a package delivered and to know when no one is home to receive it.  Where my son used to live they had a large locked package box---that was a very GOOD idea that neighborhoods ought to have access to.  Easier for an apartment complex tho.  

And making the boxes BRIGHT YELLOW?  Who thinks these things UP???  Might as well hang out a sign--STEAL ME!!!!

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by: methuen-web-sales This user has validated their user name.

Thu Jun 11 14:24:39 2015

My Post Office has a wonderful service that lets me have mail sent to the Post Office's  ''street address'' (via Fed-Ex,UPS, et al) and my PO Box becomes a ''suite'' number.  That's a way around buying something when a company won't ship to a PO Box.  Handy because no packages need to be left on my ''city'' front porch where you can be sure they'll disappear from.  I go to the PO most every day to ship sales so it's no big deal to get my incoming packages.  



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