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Old 12-15-2005, 08:36 AM
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Given a phone, what to do?

UPS delivered a phone to the wrong address. It's a Sprint Power Vision phone A900. Can I do anything with it?
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UPS delivered a phone to the wrong address. It's a Sprint Power Vision phone A900. Can I do anything with it?
Contact UPS so that they can correct their error?

Am I missing something here?
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:38 AM
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There's a Sprint packing slip, no receipt, no phone number on the Bill to/Ship To, it was shipped to the previous owners of my house, at my house.
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:42 AM
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Last I heard items shipped to you that you did not request are your property.....now if that has changed I would like to know.
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:47 AM
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Yeah, you can put it back in the mailbox and try not to violate any federal laws.
UPS, not USPS...

...but yeah, just call UPS and have them pick it up, or just take it to one of their "UPS Store"s for pickup...

...and maybe Sprint will know better and use FedEx the next time!
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Call Mr. Munto in Nigeria for me and ask where my deposit refund is.
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:55 AM
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btw, if it snows again in memphis this year, you guys are going to get my mom's flowers to her house on time this tijme for xmas aren't you
They should...on Christmas Eve though!

Was doing some software maintenance at one of the stations last night and read a memo in the breakroom indicating that if we are open for business, "inclement weather and road conditions are NO EXCUSE for NOT coming in to work"!
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Old 12-15-2005, 09:55 AM
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UPS delivered a phone to the wrong address. It's a Sprint Power Vision phone A900. Can I do anything with it?
Yes. The right thing.
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Old 12-15-2005, 11:03 AM
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Last I heard items shipped to you that you did not request are your property.....now if that has changed I would like to know.
It's one thing to have unsolicited merchandise addressed to you and delivered to you, and there are laws (some federal, some state) to protect the consumer from such practices.

Keeping an item clearly intended for a different recipient? Get real!
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I'd contact UPS and see what they want you to do with it. If it's now yours, contact sprint and see if they can hook up their phone for you. I doubt that they'd like doing that, but if its "your property" I dont think I would say how I got it. I dont like Cell Phone companys, because they are mucho $$ grabbers...



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Old 12-15-2005, 12:17 PM
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contact sprint and tell them about what happened, and they should be able to look up the phone by it's serial number (hopefully). Perhaps they will send ups to pick it up, or maybe they made a mistake and sent it to the previous address the previous owner of your house had on file with them rather than his new address.

Some people would probably say sell it on ebay and make a profit on it.

I say do the right thing and get it returned.

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Old 12-15-2005, 12:34 PM
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It's one thing to have unsolicited merchandise addressed to you and delivered to you, and there are laws (some federal, some state) to protect the consumer from such practices.

Keeping an item clearly intended for a different recipient? Get real!
hey....if they com looking for it fine..I'll give it back but damned if I am going to go out of my way in time and expense to get them to to take it back...beyond a phone call. I still get mail for people who lived in my house before I bought it in 1997......I gave up writing return to sender on them 2 years ago and they go straight to the trash now....
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Old 12-15-2005, 12:50 PM
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Bone, I hope I don't lose my wallet and you run across it when I am in DC this summer
look me up when you are here....I'd love to meet you.
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hey....if they com looking for it fine..I'll give it back but damned if I am going to go out of my way in time and expense to get them to to take it back...beyond a phone call.
Gee, I suggested contacting UPS. I figure that just might fit within the constraints of "a phone call". That might be enough to find out if they were going to try to lay some onerous burden on you.

Your suggestion that the phone would be the (unintended) recipient's rightful property is simply bogus. Do you really think it's the same thing as keeping unsolicited merchandise that a company intentionally addressed and delivered to you?


A couple of years ago, I ordered a Kettler (German!) tricycle for our daughter. Two of them were delivered, both clearly addressed to us. Other information in the packing slip made it clear that one of them was intended for another recipient. We tried contacting both the merchant (some web storefront) and the Kettler folks, but it was clear that resolution would not be swift. I took the time and trouble to obtain (by internet search) a phone number for the intended recipients. Gee whiz, we weren't going to sit on our duffs and just let Christmas morning come knowing that some little tyke wasn't going to have the tricycle that someone intended to be there!

We managed to contact them, and they acknowledged that indeed the grandparents had indicated that a gift was on the way. I gave them the details from the packing slip so that they could pound on the vendor and/or drop shipper if they chose to. Whether they got a tricycle there by Christmas, I have no idea. The one incorrectly delivered to us went back to the drop shipper by means of a UPS call tag.
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Old 12-15-2005, 01:29 PM
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Gee, I suggested contacting UPS. I figure that just might fit within the constraints of "a phone call". That might be enough to find out if they were going to try to lay some onerous burden on you.

Your suggestion that the phone would be the (unintended) recipient's rightful property is simply bogus. Do you really think it's the same thing as keeping unsolicited merchandise that a company intentionally addressed and delivered to you?


A couple of years ago, I ordered a Kettler (German!) tricycle for our daughter. Two of them were delivered, both clearly addressed to us. Other information in the packing slip made it clear that one of them was intended for another recipient. We tried contacting both the merchant (some web storefront) and the Kettler folks, but it was clear that resolution would not be swift. I took the time and trouble to obtain (by internet search) a phone number for the intended recipients. Gee whiz, we weren't going to sit on our duffs and just let Christmas morning come knowing that some little tyke wasn't going to have the tricycle that someone intended to be there!

We managed to contact them, and they acknowledged that indeed the grandparents had indicated that a gift was on the way. I gave them the details from the packing slip so that they could pound on the vendor and/or drop shipper if they chose to. Whether they got a tricycle there by Christmas, I have no idea. The one incorrectly delivered to us went back to the drop shipper by means of a UPS call tag.
I usualy have a lot of things to do....Like I said I gave up trying to reunite mail with previous residents of my property....I mean its been NINE YEARS....don't the people sending this stuff know they moved by now...

Its all addressed to others....and for the last two years if it wasn't of any use to me its gone directly into the trash....and I have a clear concience....I'll make a toll free call , maybe even two...but beyond that its not my problem. THats why you insure packages.
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