I once had to send my 744T in to Sound Devices for some adjustments.
When they returned it (via FedEx) I had them send the package as
signature required, and even included a note on the package to call me
since I was expecting to be a few blocks away at delivery time.
But I also took the precaution of monitoring the tracking online.
Suddenly, I saw it marked as delivered: "Signature on file". I
scrambled for home, and found it in plain view on my front porch. Since
well over a thousand cars pass in front of my house daily, I was a bit
Regardless of the carrier, I have found that notices such as "Signature
Required" and "Fragile" have little effect on actual handling.
"Insured" generally does a bit better.
On Dec 2, 2007, at 9:28 AM, Suzanne Williams wrote:
> I had something similar happen to me once. The package was marked as
> delivered, but I had been there the entire time and never seen a
> truck. I called and fumed over the telephone, only to be given the
> run around. The next morning, after a very sleepless night, I found
> the package under my screen door, where the driver and left it AFTER
> delivery hours and AFTER signing it as being delivered. It pays to
> be careful!