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#1 Post by Barry L i p t o n »

A six pack of Krug 168 in 375s never arrived. I hope probably notified the merchant in for three weeks the status has been “I’m working with UPS to trace”. UPS tracking just says delivered to my home, but we were home all day. Never had porch pirates before.

When I asked to re-ship the 375s given the length of time I was told that because I waved the adult signature requirement (due to Covid) that the retailer is no longer able to hold UPS liable and therefore I would have to repay.

I have disputed with my credit card company but was wondering what the ITB people think. Does waiving adult signature change my rights?
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#2 Post by D@vid Bu3ker »

I did not think you could waive the signature. I think they are just supposed to acknowledge you, but not require you to sign.
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Can a recipient legally waive the Adult Signature requirement for shipments containing alcohol?
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I never waived anything online or written. Both UPS and FEDEX just leave my shipments on my porch. They don’t even ring the bell. One FEDEX guy takes a picture which might help as proof if there is a problem.
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#5 Post by Barry L i p t o n »

While it may not be legal to waive it, I did get an option on the UPS notification to do so. My memory is fuzzy but they are claiming they waived it and I probably did check that box.
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#6 Post by AAgrawal »

It was only a matter of time before this happened to someone. It's frustrating. Fedex routinely leaves alcohol packages on my doorstep sometimes even without ringing the doorbell, but UPS still makes sure I answer the door and asks my name. It's going to be hard/impossible to fight either company, so I think you're at the mercy of the retailer. Even with a credit card dispute, the merchant has a tracking number that says the package was delivered to you, so I imagine they will end up winning that dispute.
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#7 Post by HoosJustinG »

Not knowing what kind of mean streets you may actually live on, my guess is that it was more likely mis-delivered by human error than stolen. I’ve had ~5/6 packages in the last 9 months delivered to our house mistakenly and never had a single one in the 5 years before that in our neighborhood. I’ve also had a few Amazon packages just flat out not show up this year ... the carriers are just overwhelmed and making mistakes.
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#8 Post by Barry L i p t o n »

Misdelivered is most likely. Still unsure of what my legal rights are and how the credit card company will behave.

My understanding is the same as David’s, they have to verify identity even if signature is waived.

Here's there wording on adult signature:
"An adult signature with proof of age verification is required at time of delivery. Please be aware that someone over the age of 21 must be available to sign for the package. If no one is available at the time of delivery, the package will not be left. Because of this, we suggest you ship to a work address. We cannot ship wine to PO Boxes or APO addresses."

Here is the disclaimer on the website that says they aren't liable:

"The buyer assumes title of the wines once purchased. By arranging for transportation of the wine, we are providing a service to and acting on behalf of the purchaser. We make no representation to the legal rights of anyone to ship or import any wines into any state. The buyer is solely responsible for the shipment of wine and other goods purchased and for determining the legality and the tax/duty consequences of having the wine shipped to him or her."

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#9 Post by D@vid Bu3ker »

Just because it happened 10 minutes ago...my Ultramarine arrived, but the FedEx guy didn’t even knock. He just left the box and drove away.
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We recently ordered a case of wine. Got a shipping notice from UPS that it was on its way and scheduled for this Tuesday. Consistently Tuesday. Then on Friday it said delivery would now be Monday. Yesterday we checked, and it still said Monday. Last night (Saturday) we go out for a socially distanced dinner. A few hours later we get home, and there it is - a case of wine sitting in front of the door along a busy sidewalk in the middle of Chicago. SUR-PRISE!

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I wonder if FedEx will be refunding the $6.50 they charged the wineries for Adult Signature?
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Barry L i p t o n wrote: December 13th, 2020, 10:11 am Does waiving adult signature change my tights?
I would have shat myself also if the shipper list my Krug. [cry.gif]

Thank you for sharing your pain. It's a cautionary tale not to waive adult signature. Sorry for the loss!
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#13 Post by R@f@el A. »

Barry, I had a similar situation last week, where UPS claimed they had delivered a box of wine shipped directly from a winery in Napa to my house, but nothing had been delivered. I contacted the winery and they immediately processed a shipment of replacement bottles and told me not to worry, that they would be filing a claim with UPS and that it was common for UPS to claim false deliveries of wines, especially these days. In my case, UPS apparently claimed that I had signed for the package, which was false because I had neither signed for nor received anything. UPS’s false claims did not affect the winery’s handling of the issue. Unfortunately, it sounds like your merchant is not stepping up for you as its customer. If I were you, I would never do business with them again.
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#14 Post by Joshua Kates »

On the one hand, in my view, we need to give these guys a break; very rough year and rough time of year for these guys. On the other hand, what David says seems right: you can't really and entirely waive the requirement. When I have a delivery person that does not know me, they have me open door and visually id me. Finally, yes, packages also right now have a greater tendency to be lost.
So, I think the OP's beef is with the seller, who should make it good one way or another.
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Paul Luckin wrote: December 13th, 2020, 11:10 am I wonder if FedEx will be refunding the $6.50 they charged the wineries for Adult Signature?
The winery would then have to refund the buyer for that charge.
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#16 Post by Mark Y »

Say this isn’t wine.
U order an iPhone. Apple ships it.
It gets delivered. Then Stolen from porch.

Who’s liable? Apple? Or is The buyer is just outta luck?
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#17 Post by D. HEIN »

Internal theft is a growing issue for many businesses.

FedEx, generally, contracts with private individuals & companies, who own their delivery vehicles, to deliver packages, based on routes and shipping options such as ground, home etc. There are exceptions.

At the time that a package is loaded and scanned, for delivery, to its' local destination, it's generally NO longer under the control of FedEx, except as provided for in the contractual obligations in the FedEx/delivery contractors' agreement.

The only option with FedEx, for potential for full reimbursement, appears to be the "DECLARED VALUE" coverage, with value limitations.

Here is an analysis of FedExs' rules for lost, stolen & damaged packages:

https://shipware.com/blog/fedex-shippin ... ive-guide/

There is NO 12 bottle wine case, weighing 40 t0 50 pounds, that's simply, TOO BIG TO LOSE, in my opinion.

Double label, side and front, with additional clear tape, instruct your shipper to declare the value of the contents, sales tax and shipping expense, when the label is printed, and include your invoice in the package.

If my math is correct, $1,000=$10 dollars and $2,000=$20 dollars. The significant issue could possibly be irreplaceable contents! The retailer, I believe would be delighted, to share in the expense of the declared value option.

Is this issue a candidate for class action litigation? My guess, not enough/significant loss/financial reward, to warrant this option, buy hey, who knows!

For the record, I'm a happy FedEx client!
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#18 Post by Barry L i p t o n »

UPS is the shipper here.

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#19 Post by Siun o'Connell »

I have not been asked to sign for any package - including alcohol - since April. At my previous apartment, the UPS driver knew me and was very reliable and always just put the box inside the front hallway. But UPS has hired extra people who have claimed deliveries that never happened - and I've had issues with Amazon and esp FedEx who I had to chase down to say "do not throw packages onto the outdoor front steps" But no signatures requested for alcohol at all these days which I would think would be a liability for the shipping company since the boxes are labeled saying a signature is required -- and they typically text the day before saying a signature will be needed.

At my new place, they can deliver to my actual door and both UPS and FedEx seem to do that. They do not knock but I can hear the trucks. Craziest was a shipment of a toy for my grandson from Walmart. The day after I ordered, a random guy in a random car pulled up in front of my door, put the toy on the walkway outside my door with no paperwork, box or bag - just the toy - and drove away. Such an easy target if I had not noticed this all happening.

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Siun o'Connell wrote: December 13th, 2020, 1:00 pm I have not been asked to sign for any package - including alcohol - since April. At my previous apartment, the UPS driver knew me and was very reliable and always just put the box inside the front hallway. But UPS has hired extra people who have claimed deliveries that never happened - and I've had issues with Amazon and esp FedEx who I had to chase down to say "do not throw packages onto the outdoor front steps" But no signatures requested for alcohol at all these days which I would think would be a liability for the shipping company since the boxes are labeled saying a signature is required -- and they typically text the day before saying a signature will be needed.

At my new place, they can deliver to my actual door and both UPS and FedEx seem to do that. They do not knock but I can hear the trucks. Craziest was a shipment of a toy for my grandson from Walmart. The day after I ordered, a random guy in a random car pulled up in front of my door, put the toy on the walkway outside my door with no paperwork, box or bag - just the toy - and drove away. Such an easy target if I had not noticed this all happening.
I wouldn’t order from Walmart again. Not under those results.
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I am also dealing with an issue with fedex. Says delievered and signed. Funny thing is the initials of the person that supposedly signed for the package is my wife but she didnt accept anything. We were both home.
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AAgrawal wrote: December 13th, 2020, 10:29 am It was only a matter of time before this happened to someone. It's frustrating. Fedex routinely leaves alcohol packages on my doorstep sometimes even without ringing the doorbell, but UPS still makes sure I answer the door and asks my name. It's going to be hard/impossible to fight either company, so I think you're at the mercy of the retailer. Even with a credit card dispute, the merchant has a tracking number that says the package was delivered to you, so I imagine they will end up winning that dispute.
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#23 Post by Barry L i p t o n »

And it’s not just the money out but the remaining krug 168 in 375s in the market are now $80+ (vs $63) and this shop only has the 169. Since I have another half case, unlikely to accept 169 as substitutes.

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D@vid Bu3ker wrote: December 13th, 2020, 10:14 am I did not think you could waive the signature. I think they are just supposed to acknowledge you, but not require you to sign.
Well, David....these are strange times...in case you haven't noticed. neener To minimize personal contact with their drivers & receipients, because of COVID, the
drivers (at least here in NM) are instructed to waive the signature contact to minimize COVID exposure. I have'nt signed for a wine delivery since last Spring.
Legal or not, I have no idea. They are also supposed to check a photo ID and library card & verify you are not drunk at delivery. They've never done that to me.
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Both FedEx and UPS are still supposed to be verbally verifying an appropriate recipient.
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#26 Post by Adam Frisch »

I dread the day this happens, but I know it will. Dealing with FedEx/UPS is a nightmare when trying to get refunds. Not only do you have to wait 45min to get to talk to someone at a callcenetr with no authority, so far, I've not gotten any refunds whatsoever. They just say "during Covid we don't process refunds" or "an investigation has been started" (and then you enevr hear from them again) or something else along those lines.

So, when the day comes and package gets "lost", but is signed for - then I'm probably gonna be expected to replace it or lose a customer. And I probably will, although it's nobody's fault except shipper. But who's gonna make the client whole if they don't?
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My solution to this problem is to maintain a UPS box. My wine deliveries go to my local UPS store and they are received by the staff and held for me. I also ship anything
valuable (like an iPhone) to my UPS box. That way I don't have to worry about not being home and/or having a package left on my doorstep to be stolen. I have had a couple of packages go missing, but the fault was clearly with UPS. If they can't get a package their own store whose fault can it be? All my wine goes to my UPS box regardless of the shipper. If something important gets shipped to my home address, I redirect it to a UPS or FedEx store.

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#28 Post by Chris Johnson »

Ring doorbell has been a game changer for us. We had the FedEx guy “attempt” a delivery twice and never get out of the truck. Tracked down the local managers email and sent him the video. He drove the package out to us after the truck returned that day. We have not had that problem again.

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Yesterday I was waiting on my Ultramarine. Received a text message from FedEx stating my wine delivered 10 minutes prior, no knock and said delivery was signed for by me. I go to my door and no box? I call FedEx and it took a few minutes for someone to answer and just as I stated to explain that no package has arrived I heard something outside my door and there is the box. Once again no doorbell to acknowledge that something has been delivered. This is unusual as they normally always ring the bell and make sure that there is an adult and ask my name.
I understand that its a busy time of year, but at least ring the bell. Since the text came almost 15 minutes prior to arrival how am I to know if its been stolen or even delivered.

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I have always kept a locker at offsite storage solely for purposes of receiving my wine and avoiding hassles like described above. Always considered it a worthwhile investment.
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markjchambers wrote: December 13th, 2020, 3:07 pm My solution to this problem is to maintain a UPS box. My wine deliveries go to my local UPS store and they are received by the staff and held for me. I also ship anything
valuable (like an iPhone) to my UPS box. That way I don't have to worry about not being home and/or having a package left on my doorstep to be stolen. I have had a couple of packages go missing, but the fault was clearly with UPS. If they can't get a package their own store whose fault can it be? All my wine goes to my UPS box regardless of the shipper. If something important gets shipped to my home address, I redirect it to a UPS or FedEx store.
I had a box of toilet paper re routed to the UPS access point. It said it arrived and was signed for.

UPS access point said it was not.

UPS started a claim for me - but amazon did the refund already

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Jim Clary wrote: December 13th, 2020, 4:16 pm I have always kept a locker at offsite storage solely for purposes of receiving my wine and avoiding hassles like described above. Always considered it a worthwhile investment.
The issue with an offsite facility (which I have and use for all deliveries in normal times) is that now, I do not want to go to my locker unnecessarily, and if if the shipment was incorrect, I wouldn’t know for months perhaps. In fact, my other Krug 168 order was for 8 bottles and I only got 6. This was Zachys and they sent out the other two a couple of days after I called to say so. (and I got the sense they didn’t know what happened, but making it right quickly was important to them).

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markjchambers wrote: December 13th, 2020, 3:07 pm My solution to this problem is to maintain a UPS box. My wine deliveries go to my local UPS store and they are received by the staff and held for me. I also ship anything
valuable (like an iPhone) to my UPS box. That way I don't have to worry about not being home and/or having a package left on my doorstep to be stolen. I have had a couple of packages go missing, but the fault was clearly with UPS. If they can't get a package their own store whose fault can it be? All my wine goes to my UPS box regardless of the shipper. If something important gets shipped to my home address, I redirect it to a UPS or FedEx store.
I can see how that might be useful but the wine shop used a UPS store to ship. The notification said the sender was “UPS store” so I thought it was anything but the Krug.

What would happen if they said you picked it up from the UPS store? That doesn’t seem to “be clear it’s UPS fault”.

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Michael Fess wrote: December 13th, 2020, 4:01 pm Yesterday I was waiting on my Ultramarine. Received a text message from FedEx stating my wine delivered 10 minutes prior, no knock and said delivery was signed for by me. I go to my door and no box? I call FedEx and it took a few minutes for someone to answer and just as I stated to explain that no package has arrived I heard something outside my door and there is the box. Once again no doorbell to acknowledge that something has been delivered. This is unusual as they normally always ring the bell and make sure that there is an adult and ask my name.
I understand that its a busy time of year, but at least ring the bell. Since the text came almost 15 minutes prior to arrival how am I to know if its been stolen or even delivered.
FedEx used to do that routinely for me for the past few months - I think the drivers batch up the notifications in advance when they pull the boxes on the truck unless they have the texts set to automatically send based on geography.

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My Fed-Ex deliveries have been ring the doorbell visually wave and leave.
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I sent my buddy a case and FedEx left it on the sidewalk. Luckily I texted him when I received the delivery text and he looked outside and saw it.
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#37 Post by Jeff Wilkinson »

I had a similar frustration with FedEx about two months ago involving a case of wine. Received the text updates saying time/date of delivery and watched the FedEx truck race past my house without even slowing down. About five minutes later, I received a text update saying that the box was undeliverable because nobody was home to sign for it. My wife called the FedEx number and lit them up, letting them know that we saw the truck go by the house and that we have all been working from home for the past 6-7 months. At first the FedEx person took the side of the delivery person, but after more yelling and a threat that they would be liable for reimbursing the cost of the case of wine, FedEx sent a person to intercept the wine off the truck and someone personally delivered it to our house. All kinds of sketchy stuff going on at FedEx these days. While I don't have a choice in who the wineries use, in my book FedEx is the worst at this point.

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Jeff Wilkinson wrote: December 13th, 2020, 7:39 pm I had a similar frustration with FedEx about two months ago involving a case of wine. Received the text updates saying time/date of delivery and watched the FedEx truck race past my house without even slowing down. About five minutes later, I received a text update saying that the box was undeliverable because nobody was home to sign for it. My wife called the FedEx number and lit them up, letting them know that we saw the truck go by the house and that we have all been working from home for the past 6-7 months. At first the FedEx person took the side of the delivery person, but after more yelling and a threat that they would be liable for reimbursing the cost of the case of wine, FedEx sent a person to intercept the wine off the truck and someone personally delivered it to our house. All kinds of sketchy stuff going on at FedEx these days. While I don't have a choice in who the wineries use, in my book FedEx is the worst at this point.
I’m incredibly impressed that you got them to do something about it. I had an identical scenario and failed at them caring about it at all. Had a video doorbell that showed they never attempted delivery, etc. I wish I had your skills of persuasion...
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#39 Post by Jeff Wilkinson »

AAgrawal wrote: December 13th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Jeff Wilkinson wrote: December 13th, 2020, 7:39 pm I had a similar frustration with FedEx about two months ago involving a case of wine. Received the text updates saying time/date of delivery and watched the FedEx truck race past my house without even slowing down. About five minutes later, I received a text update saying that the box was undeliverable because nobody was home to sign for it. My wife called the FedEx number and lit them up, letting them know that we saw the truck go by the house and that we have all been working from home for the past 6-7 months. At first the FedEx person took the side of the delivery person, but after more yelling and a threat that they would be liable for reimbursing the cost of the case of wine, FedEx sent a person to intercept the wine off the truck and someone personally delivered it to our house. All kinds of sketchy stuff going on at FedEx these days. While I don't have a choice in who the wineries use, in my book FedEx is the worst at this point.
I’m incredibly impressed that you got them to do something about it. I had an identical scenario and failed at them caring about it at all. Had a video doorbell that showed they never attempted delivery, etc. I wish I had your skills of persuasion...

All the credit goes to my wife. Nothing like an upset wife when one of her favorite wines doesn't get delivered!

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#40 Post by Matt Mauldin »

UPS and FedEx are both using temps and mistakes are bound to happen. I had a FedEx wine shipment, samples from my employer (I'm ITB), that I know were delivered to the wrong address. I got an email saying the packaged was delivered, within my five or so minutes I got the email and checked my door - no wine.

I would absolutely dispute it or suggest to the retailer that file a claim with FedEx.
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#41 Post by markjchambers »

Barry L i p t o n wrote: December 13th, 2020, 6:09 pm
markjchambers wrote: December 13th, 2020, 3:07 pm My solution to this problem is to maintain a UPS box. My wine deliveries go to my local UPS store and they are received by the staff and held for me. I also ship anything
valuable (like an iPhone) to my UPS box. That way I don't have to worry about not being home and/or having a package left on my doorstep to be stolen. I have had a couple of packages go missing, but the fault was clearly with UPS. If they can't get a package their own store whose fault can it be? All my wine goes to my UPS box regardless of the shipper. If something important gets shipped to my home address, I redirect it to a UPS or FedEx store.
I can see how that might be useful but the wine shop used a UPS store to ship. The notification said the sender was “UPS store” so I thought it was anything but the Krug.

What would happen if they said you picked it up from the UPS store? That doesn’t seem to “be clear it’s UPS fault”.
Anytime I pick up of package, I sign for it and I get a receipt. They know me, but if there is a new clerk there, they ask for ID also. I'm sure something can go wrong and, as I said, a couple of shipments have gone missing, but "the chain of custody" is entirely with them.

In one case, the retailer said the shipment was returned to them and it was my responsibility to pay for reshipment. My UPS store discovered that the shipment had been returned because there was a problem between UPS and the retailer which had nothing to do with me. I got my wine and an apology and it was not difficult because the
people at the UPS store helped me track down the problem. Customer service.

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#42 Post by Frank Drew »

UPS stores are franchises, aren’t they?

I regularly bring a local one high quality bubble wrap from packages we get at work, and they love it. I never considered using them for a shipping drop but now I think I’ll give it a try.

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#43 Post by Barry L i p t o n »

UPS completes their trace (started the Monday before Thanksgiving) and tells the retailer the items were damaged in shipment. Full refund.

The whole signature thing was a red herring, brought up by the retailer when I said "ship me a replacement while we are waiting for UPS". Founds some at $71.25 so the cost impact isn't too bad.

Thanks to those who provided moral support on this thread.

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#44 Post by Robert.A.Jr. »

I’m having this problem with yet another favorite retailer of mine, trying to work through it. Frustrating but I get the period of struggle we are in.
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Barry L i p t o n wrote: December 14th, 2020, 2:29 pm UPS completes their trace (started the Monday before Thanksgiving) and tells the retailer the items were damaged in shipment. Full refund.

The whole signature thing was a red herring, brought up by the retailer when I said "ship me a replacement while we are waiting for UPS". Founds some at $71.25 so the cost impact isn't too bad.

Thanks to those who provided moral support on this thread.
I'm not sure I would use the word 'red herring' for the retailer. Maybe more like lame/wrong excuse.

I'm having a shipping glitch now too, and it makes me realize that my local supermarket/Costco/K&L (pickup) are all pretty satisfactory when I go there. Maybe they don't have every last small production, obscure producer...but its not like I can't find zero wines I'd enjoy off the shelf.
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#46 Post by Dave McIsaac »

Frank Drew wrote: December 14th, 2020, 1:44 pm UPS stores are franchises, aren’t they?[/quote

Yes they are franchises
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#47 Post by JulianD »

Had this issue with fedex last month - claimed they delivered, got signature (I don't recognize the name). In process of trying to file claim
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Jim Clary wrote: December 13th, 2020, 4:16 pm I have always kept a locker at offsite storage solely for purposes of receiving my wine and avoiding hassles like described above. Always considered it a worthwhile investment.
In line with that, living in a 24-hour doorman building is perfect for high-value deliveries.
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#49 Post by Ron Erickson »

c fu wrote: December 13th, 2020, 4:27 pm
markjchambers wrote: December 13th, 2020, 3:07 pm My solution to this problem is to maintain a UPS box. My wine deliveries go to my local UPS store and they are received by the staff and held for me. I also ship anything
valuable (like an iPhone) to my UPS box. That way I don't have to worry about not being home and/or having a package left on my doorstep to be stolen. I have had a couple of packages go missing, but the fault was clearly with UPS. If they can't get a package their own store whose fault can it be? All my wine goes to my UPS box regardless of the shipper. If something important gets shipped to my home address, I redirect it to a UPS or FedEx store.
I had a box of toilet paper re routed to the UPS access point. It said it arrived and was signed for.

UPS access point said it was not.

UPS started a claim for me - but amazon did the refund already

So not full proof.
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#50 Post by Tom G l a s g o w »

Victor Hong wrote: December 14th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Jim Clary wrote: December 13th, 2020, 4:16 pm I have always kept a locker at offsite storage solely for purposes of receiving my wine and avoiding hassles like described above. Always considered it a worthwhile investment.
In line with that, living in a 24-hour doorman building is perfect for high-value deliveries.
We had a fail to deliver on furniture today. Hard to believe considering you have to reserve the elevator and the delivery company called to say they would be there in 10 minutes. It must have taken considerable effort on the delivery crew and building staff to screw it up. Delivery crew reported it had been delivered to Wayfair.

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