Sign for it,rant (by Mark [NY]) Jan 7, 2018 2:49 PM|
Sign for it,rant (by WMH [NC]) Jan 7, 2018 2:53 PM
Sign for it,rant (by Martin [CO]) Jan 7, 2018 2:59 PM
Sign for it,rant (by Ken [NY]) Jan 7, 2018 3:13 PM
Sign for it,rant (by Mark [NY]) Jan 7, 2018 3:32 PM
Sign for it,rant (by razorback_tim [AR]) Jan 7, 2018 3:38 PM
Sign for it,rant (by allin [VA]) Jan 7, 2018 5:15 PM
Sign for it,rant (by AllyM [NJ]) Jan 7, 2018 6:20 PM
Sign for it,rant (by OKHMBLDR [OK]) Jan 7, 2018 6:51 PM
Sign for it,rant (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 7, 2018 9:42 PM
Sign for it,rant (by Tom [FL]) Jan 8, 2018 3:24 AM
Sign for it,rant (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Jan 8, 2018 3:44 AM
Sign for it,rant (by Nellie [ME]) Jan 8, 2018 5:36 AM
Sign for it,rant (by Lynda [TX]) Jan 8, 2018 10:43 AM
Sign for it,rant (by melinda [MD]) Jan 8, 2018 11:07 AM
Sign for it,rant (by Ken [NY]) Jan 8, 2018 1:56 PM
Sign for it,rant (by RentsDue [MA]) Jan 9, 2018 1:04 PM
Sign for it,rant (by Mark [NY]) Posted on: Jan 7, 2018 2:49 PM
Arrrgghhh I need a coin op dryer,..went to Lowes,..guy was nice but the delivery/installation people called to say I have to sign for it.
Over 250 mile round trip for me, or pay a person to hang around for the possible 6 hour window when they say they might be there.(I've had service people never show up on the day of delivery)
Its a pop out the old and pop in the new,..
I might think in this day and age that someone there having to scrawl "something" on a piece of paper to prove it was delivered.
As a rebel,.I often sign just any name to MOST papers,..ie CCard receipts , drugs from pharmacies, Ups deliveries,..etc,..of course certain bank and other legal documents I wouldn't,..
Mostly I scrawl some eligible something that might look like Donald Duck etc. Yeah, stupid of me,..
But it would seem like it could be done without scribbling something on a paper as proof .
Anyway with phone or fax etc, You would think there might be a better way to verify it was delivered,.,
Please don't tell me to sell and get something closer, there is a good reason to own this particular property,..
I guess if I wanted to spend winters in the Yucatan or somewhere else distant I would just have to pay that guy to hang around
(I don't have a tenant that I trust being available),..
I do have good people to handle most other things, but this seems unnecessary,..
Sign for it,rant (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 7, 2018 2:53 PM
Recently had a fridge delivered, had to meet the guys. They go it all unboxed, then THEY pointed out to me what they considered damage to the seal. I agreed! They packed it right back up and took it back to Lowe's, they don't care.
If I hadn't been there, no one to make a decision.
This happened to us with several freight deliveries of heat pumps, too. THREE arrived damaged, if we were not there, we would have been stuck with them. --173.22.xx.xx
Sign for it,rant (by Martin [CO]) Posted on: Jan 7, 2018 2:59 PM
Unfortunately, that's probably just part of the cost of doing business 250 miles away. Not questioning at all your decision to rent long distance, just saying that your decision to do so probably needs to include very inconvenient situations like this. Wish I had a good suggestion how to make it work better. But WMH has a good point, that it is definitely in your interest to have someone there to check out the merchandise.
At 250 miles away, that could easily be a 3-day adventure. One day to get there, a full day to wait (and wait, and wait) for delivery, and another to get back. For me, if you have a trusted handyman, I would rather pay somebody else to wait for it than kill 3 days. I know it will be expensive, that's what I was referring to in the cost of doing business. Good luck. Hope it works out. --75.166.xxx.xx
Sign for it,rant (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jan 7, 2018 3:13 PM
I have appliances delivered fairly regularly and the tenants are always happy to be there then I have the delivery company arrange it directly with the tenant,never had a problem doing it that way --72.231.xxx.xxx
Sign for it,rant (by Mark [NY]) Posted on: Jan 7, 2018 3:32 PM
OK I've calmed down now,..you all make good points,..thank you. --71.192.xxx.xxx
Sign for it,rant (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: Jan 7, 2018 3:38 PM
If I buy from Lowe’s and have them deliver I either have my tenant or handyman meet them. I call in the order and have them call the tenant or I tell my handyman when to be sure to be there doing other things. --70.178.x.xx
Sign for it,rant (by allin [VA]) Posted on: Jan 7, 2018 5:15 PM
Call around. You could probably find somebody who gets this and can work with you. Smaller appliance places might work better. --174.226.xx.xxx
Sign for it,rant (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 7, 2018 6:20 PM
Had a bad delivery recently. Guy didn't use the lift on the truck and dropped the appliance about six inches to the street after guiding it off the truck. That popped off a panel on one side. He was also very creepy and wanted to just leave it in the garage. I insisted he bring it in. Then he refused to remove it from the wooden base it was screwed to for delivery. Had to get the handyman to do that next day. I am demanding a $25 credit from the store and have spoken to the owner about the bad delivery person. It's not a good idea to just let them leave it as you realize. A six hour window is just too much time. The window for my deliver was two hours. You do need to pay someone to hang around for six hours. Lots of delivery folk are right off the street or aliens. I think the guy who showed up at my unit was Russian. --73.33.xxx.xxx
Sign for it,rant (by OKHMBLDR [OK]) Posted on: Jan 7, 2018 6:51 PM
I've done this twice with Lowe's on delivery of refrigerators to my Branson condos.
I'm 330 miles away, so I make sure I know when they are coming, they call usually when they're 15 minutes away.
I tell them I'm running late but will try to make it....I give them the door code for access and instructions.
Both times worked like a clock, I had them call me when the fridges were installed and said thanks, I'll check them later.
Worked for me.
Sign for it,rant (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 7, 2018 9:42 PM
We work coordinate with the delivery manager to be the first stop, plus a call B4 delivery.
The drivers don't want to wait around either so it's a win win.
Find a retired realtor or even an Uber driver who will meet them for you. $20.
Have them take a pic and send it to you (or Facetime) while the driver is still there - looking for dents and scratches.
Sign for it,rant (by Tom [FL]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 3:24 AM
When was your last inspection on the unit? Buy the Coin op in your area or buy it near your units when you get there. Drive to your unit, install the dryer, check out the unit, then drive home. From your front door round trip and back it was a total tax write-off. And this time of year 250 mile radius of NY could be a Nor'ester or just some nasty roads. Could be 4 TO 10 hour trip or more depending on weather!!! --99.56.xx.xx
Sign for it,rant (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 3:44 AM
FIRE Lowes.then call a local. Tell Lowes where they can shove the appliance. Jay Leno once said the worst thing we ever did was go to the moon. Why you ask. Because every single time somebody says it cant be done the response is ...Why not ....we could send somebody to the moon. Remind Lowes that was 50 years ago ! --24.34.xx.xxx
Sign for it,rant (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 5:36 AM
This is why I prefer to use a local company for appliances. Much more flexibility in the delivery schedule and not a 6 hour window. And l can have the tenant call to arrange the delivery to fit their schedule.
I think I'd have paid the handyman to hang around. He could probably find some tasks to putter at. I know I could find tasks to putter at while waiting. --70.16.xx.xx
Sign for it,rant (by Lynda [TX]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 10:43 AM
Mark, There is probably a RE group of LLs in the area where your property is located. Contact them and see if someone is willing to go there and receive the delivery. LLs in my area often do little stuff for each other. I have gone to a LL's rental to deliver papers, pick something up, etc. I take a receipt book with me to give a receipt out--or to have someone sign the book that I was there and received something. I sign my name and "agent for LL/Owner Mr____".
Other LLs understand a situation like this. Good luck. --108.87.xx.xxx
Sign for it,rant (by melinda [MD]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 11:07 AM
Lowes delivery is the worst. Sometimes they do not show up. We have our handyman do the pick up and delivery and he then takes the old appliance to the landfill. --24.233.xxx.xx
Sign for it,rant (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jan 8, 2018 1:56 PM
Melinda,you have your handyman take the appliances to the landfill? that takes time and costs money,put them outside,take a picture and put them on craigslist under free and you will have people fighing to get them to sell to the scrapyard,probably be gone in less than an hour --72.231.xxx.xxx
Sign for it,rant (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 1:04 PM
Call a local temp agency. Most of their employees are screened and even drug tested. They could get somebody to go out there and clean the place while waiting for the delivery. Keyless entry makes it real easy to put in a temporary door code. --174.199.x.xx