Related to this thread :
The other day I found a note on my door from UPS saying two packages had been left by a side entrance to the house (a good place to leave packages, because it’s fairly hidden). The only problem: they weren’t addressed to me. The address was correct, but they were intended for the people from whom we had purchased the house over seven months ago.
Being the nice guy I am I called the company (“Company A”), explained what had happened, and made arrangements to get the packages back to UPS so they could be shipped to the correct place. (Side note: Company A kept trying to blame UPS for the snafu, but it was quite obviously Company A’s fault.) (Side note #2: Company A also displayed the correct recipient’s credit card number and expiration date on the shipping invoice :smack: ) The packages are now on their way to their rightful owner.
What if I hadn’t been a nice guy? What is my responsibility when a package is incorrectly left for me by UPS? I know the contents of the package (probably) don’t become mine just because UPS screwed up, but do I have any responsibility to notify anybody? Or can I just leave the package sitting in my garage until somebody decides to come looking for it? What if the package is stolen or damaged while it’s in my possession – am I responsible for that?