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To hate when neighbours sign for my parcels

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Marshmellowfiga Tue 23-Jun-15 19:29:49

Especially neighbours I do not even know. I understand it's a nice thing some do but if you aren't in all day then I have to constantly go back and forth knocking on the door hoping you are in.
It's so annoying, why can't people just refuse it? I refuse to do it only my upstairs neighbour I sign for because we have a communal bit that I can leave the parcel for when he returns.
A neighbour few doors down signed for my expensive parcel from harrods and hasn't been in since it was signed for at 11am
Should I leave a note?

karbonfootprint Tue 23-Jun-15 19:30:51

i hate it too, I always tell delivery firms not to leave it with a neighbour, and ask neighbours to refuse it.

Alibabsandthe40Musketeers Tue 23-Jun-15 19:31:34

YABU - they are trying to save you a trip to the post office.

Orangeisthenewbanana Tue 23-Jun-15 19:34:52

I think it depends on your neighbours and living area. I would rather my neighbours took it in for me than have to venture to the seventh circle of hell the sorting office which is a bloody nightmare to get to, or some random depot, miles away. Especially as I don't drive.

But we know all our neighbours well and get on with them. If that isn't the case, or if I was in a block of flats for example, I can see your point.

DoJo Tue 23-Jun-15 19:37:39

I think the onus is on you to ensure that you let the delivery company know that you do not want them to deliver elsewhere if you are not home. Could you put a note through their door with your mobile number asking them to let you know when they are home rather than having to go back and forth?

I sign for parcels as I work from home and I know most of my neighbours appreciate it, but if any of them asked me not to I would try not to, but sometimes they don't actually tell you who the package is for until you've already signed for it, and I am usually trying to stop a naked toddler from escaping from my house as I sign.

museumum Tue 23-Jun-15 19:40:05

I sign for anybody in my stair if the driver asks.

Yabu complaining about an eight hour delay in getting a parcel your neighbour signed for - if they'd refused it would be AT LEAST 24hrs before you'd get it.

missymayhemsmum Tue 23-Jun-15 19:41:15

Whaat? You would rather queue at the sorting office/ rearrange delivery than thank your neighbour for taking in a parcel for you? YABVU.

pilates Tue 23-Jun-15 19:42:05

It's quite a nice neighbourly thing to do and to avoid the annoyance of going to a Post Office confused

SoupDragon Tue 23-Jun-15 19:42:17

I agree. What utter bastards, trying to save you a trip to the depot to pick it up. They've probably nicked it.

mileend2bermondsey Tue 23-Jun-15 19:42:33

Yabu complaining about an eight hour delay in getting a parcel your neighbour signed for - if they'd refused it would be AT LEAST 24hrs before you'd get it
Fucking hell, no good deed goes unpunished ey?

BestZebbie Tue 23-Jun-15 19:45:07

You can get a sticker from Royal Mail to stick on your letter box which in theory means that the post delivery person will not leave it with a neighbour. <-- this has the free sticker trigger in it

Unfortunately nearly all parcels use random couriers who do not participate in this scheme, but it is a start...

namechangeagaimm Tue 23-Jun-15 19:49:48

YANBU, but I live 2 min walk from sorting office ,and I hate being disturbed to take in other neighbours I said, 2 min walk to sorting office; it's not really a hardship.

usualsuspect333 Tue 23-Jun-15 19:52:21

For real?

tobysmum77 Tue 23-Jun-15 19:55:02

lol and they thought they were being neighbourly shock

As my nan always said.... there's no pleasing some folk....

nemo81 Tue 23-Jun-15 19:56:25

If i'm home i take parcels for my neighbours even though we don't particularly get on and they do the same for me. Same with our bins, whoever puts their bin out first does the other ones too.

JohnCusacksWife Tue 23-Jun-15 20:01:18

How awful for you, OP, to have neighbours who are, er, neighbourly!

BarbarianMum Tue 23-Jun-15 20:05:20

So tell your neighbours that OP. Generally, not signing for parcels is considered rude (at least where I live).

gamerchick Tue 23-Jun-15 20:06:05

You're waiting for an expensive item from harrods, don't have an alternative address in place and there is no tracking, text or phone call when it's being delivered and you couldn't be arsed to be in for it?

CantBrainToday Tue 23-Jun-15 20:13:44

YABU If it was super important why weren't you in? 11am is not school run time. I sign for neighbours 2 doors in each direction as I know them. I don't sign for anyone else. If they didn't sign you wouldn't get it before tomorrow anyway.

MillionToOneChances Tue 23-Jun-15 20:17:00

I've sometimes had to drive 20 minutes to random courier offices to collect parcels I've missed. Your neighbors are kindly trying to save you the same fate.

Marshmellowfiga Tue 23-Jun-15 20:17:04

It's harrods OBVIOUSLY there is tracking and no they don't call you, since when has parcel force called anyone.
"Why wasn't i in"
It's called having a JOB
common sense really isn't that common on here is it. hmm

Thanks to anyone who answered their opinion without being rude.

StaceyAndTracey Tue 23-Jun-15 20:19:36

< snort > at expensive parcel from Harrods

StaceyAndTracey Tue 23-Jun-15 20:20:43

Another < snort > at answered their opinion

usualsuspect333 Tue 23-Jun-15 20:21:37

Can't you send your butler to pick it up from Harrods?

mileend2bermondsey Tue 23-Jun-15 20:21:53

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