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Old 12-27-2012, 08:43 PM   #11
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My buddy bought his own modem and called Comcast to give them the MAC addresses set it up. They kept billing him for the modem rental and when he called they said that MAC address was in their database showing the modem was their property and made him prove with receipt that was in fact his equipment. Yup commiecast sucks.
I had the opposite occur.

I owned the modem and it was on the fritz, I was just going to suck it up and add a rental modem back on to the account when the tech came. Fortunately the tech didn't even notice I owned the modem and went ahead and swapped it. I got a new modem and no monthly modem charge...

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:30 PM   #12
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Everything is a scam now. It is a constant battle that gets old. It seems like I am on the phone for an hour every couple weeks with either a bank, or a cable company, or a utilities provider that is trying to add fees or just out-rite scam.

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Old 12-27-2012, 09:30 PM   #13
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UPS just came and delivered my daily comcast cable box. Mother fvckers!

Before you ask my man cave with the TV and computer and everything is in the basement so i dont hear the doorbell upstairs most the time so UPS just leaves them.

 
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:39 PM   #14
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:46 PM   #15
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i dont hear the doorbell upstairs most the time so UPS just leaves them.
UPS loves leaving **** hear without ever ringing the ****ing bell. Week before X-mas I just happened to check because I knew the wife was expecting something in a day or two. Found a honey baked ham that someone had sent us. Damn thing could have been out there a day or two if I wouldn't have thought to check. (We both work from home, and when we do go out we use the garage and can't see the area they drop stuff off in coming in and out).

 
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:33 AM   #16
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When I drove for UPS, the policy was to knock on the door and ignore the doorbell, do a Driver Release if the area was safe and head off. Reson? Many houses don't have doorbells that work, and not waiting for someone to show up saves hours a week.
If you are expecting a package from a carrier that you want to refuse, Pop a neon colored sign on the front door that has UPS GUY: (Bold black letters) DO NOT D/R (means Driver Release), RING BELL (or CALL MY CELL PLEASE if you are in an area where you won't hear it)

I had an older couple on my route who had: DELIVERY PERSON: Please hold doorbell for 5 seconds. They had a hard time hearing the bell, and this also kept the other delivery drivers from just knocking.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:07 PM   #17
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When I drove for UPS, the policy was to knock on the door and ignore the doorbell, do a Driver Release if the area was safe and head off. .
The ones here don't even bother with knocking. Dogs would react if they did. They just drop the package and leave. I have no problem with them not waiting around, but they should at least knock on the freaking door. And it's not just UPS, Fed Ex does the same. The one thing that USPS does right is ring the bell

 
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:20 PM   #18
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Check your service invoice for any unwanted fees. Then sell the boxes on Ebay.

Comcast is way too big for their own good. And ours.

I wouldn't recommend that, considering the boxes are someone else's property and have your name in the "ship to" field.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:24 PM   #19
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UPS loves leaving **** hear without ever ringing the ****ing bell. Week before X-mas I just happened to check because I knew the wife was expecting something in a day or two. Found a honey baked ham that someone had sent us. Damn thing could have been out there a day or two if I wouldn't have thought to check. (We both work from home, and when we do go out we use the garage and can't see the area they drop stuff off in coming in and out).
Really?

Who orders something by FedEx/UPS and doesn't know when it's supposed to arrive, down to the day, if not within a couple hours based on past experience?
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:55 PM   #20
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Really?

Who orders something by FedEx/UPS and doesn't know when it's supposed to arrive, down to the day, if not within a couple hours based on past experience?
Don't read much do you?

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Found a honey baked ham that someone had sent us
So had no idea this was coming. I also get several packages a month from my office and they don't always tell me they are sending stuff. So must be great to be you and know about everything that affects you when no one has told you about it.

And maybe you track every package to the min, but when I have 10+ packages that my wife has ordered coming over a course of a week or two I don't bother tracking every one of them.

 
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