Read before buying from Verizon direct online

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  1. rumblee1

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    I ordered the bionic extra capacity battery from Verizon for half price with free shipping. Today I get a call from my wife saying that FedEx left a tag at the door. ARE YOU KIDDING? For a $25.00 battery they require a signature? The only reason I. Ordered online was to get the deal. Now I have no battery and I'm going away tomorrow. Sending it right back. This past Christmas, I got a 40 " tv, 2 printers, 2 hard drives, and a surround system. All online, all delivered with no signature required and no problems. I wonder if that battery was taken, if Verizon would have called out the National Guard?

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    You can set up a waiver with FedEx so that they will leave packages that require signature. And, you should be able to pick it up at the local FedEx office this evening.
     
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    Or you can go pick it up at the FedEx transfer station (depending on the proximity to you) before they close. Done that many times myself for Verizon stuff.
     
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    If I had the time I would have. But I don't that's why I bought it online. And I'm going away tomorrow. Verizon should have stated that a signature would be required on the website. I would have bought elsewhere AND I'd have my battery.

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    I bought my battery the same way that you did. I did not have to sign for mine. Mine was sent USPS. if you paid for expedited shipping they usually require a sig as people are known to try to get shipping refunded by saying that it did not get there in time. I live in a great neighborhood and if the Fed-Ex guy delivered all of the things that you say were dropped without a sig, i would be mad. Do you know how long it takes to file a claim and get reimbursed for stolen items?

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    I did not pay for expedited shipping it was included free of charge

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    I think Fedex actually changed their policy to signature required by default, so it would probably be more appropriate for Verizon to say if they DIDN'T require a sig...

    Aside from that, I'm betting there would be way more people angry that their new piece of tech goodness got stolen then there would be about having to sign for a package. :p
     
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    And if the deal is still going on, for others who read this thread, the discount also applies in store, not just online.

    I do hate having to sign for packages though, I wonder if there was a period in the 80s or something where some malicious group started breaking into homes to accept packages that weren't theres...granted anyone can forge a name.
     
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    Since at least one of my parents is at home all the time, I generally have the stuff shipped to their place. I set up a tracking email or text to say when it arrives.

    When I used to work in shipping, there were 3 levels with UPS; no signature, signature and adult signature. FedEx's policy is at http://www.fedex.com/us/tracking/f_quickhelp.html, which is the problem. USPS and UPS don't automatically ask for a signature, FedEx does. Unfortunately you got the "luck of the draw" on how they shipped it.
     
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    I just ordered new golf clubs and were shipped via FedEx....Left them at the front door and no signature required. This was yesterday.
     
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    OK, I did some research. FedEx will only require a signature if the SHIPPER orders it and pats for it. It's not done by default.

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    Not news at all. Vzw has been doing this for years. Its a indirect signature anyways so no biggie

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