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Best way to get a package delivered to an apartment building?

Asked by bkburbo (238 points ) October 15th, 2008

For an apartment building that only has a callbox? My packages often get rejected (note on door saying I have to pick-up at the central processing facility, etc.).

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fireside's avatar

Do you have a super or a neighbor at home during the day that can be trusted?
Or, can you get the packages sent to your work?

Barring either of those, probably just leave a note or wait for the delivery notice slip and then call them to say you are picking it up.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Move to a building with a concierge.

judyprays's avatar

send it to the office. other options: date someone with a doorman, barter on craigslist with someone who has a doorman.

AstroChuck's avatar

Send via US mail. The postman should have access to the building, unlike private courier services (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.).

sdeutsch's avatar

If this is a frequent problem, you can get a mailbox at your local UPS store and have packages delivered there. The other (free) suggestions are certainly better if you can use them, but if you’re stuck, a small mailbox at the UPS store doesn’t cost much – and it’s probably more convenient than picking things up at the FedEx and UPS processing centers…

Mr_M's avatar

The SUPER of my building LIVES in my building. When I expect a package I put a note in the lobby “Packages for Apt. 2G please deliver to the super”. And then, at Christmas, I tip the Super.

tadpole's avatar

tie it to a rocket…..and aim well….

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