Fedx lost my Arc LS1 Rev2

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Jul 25, 2002
Nashville, TN
get home today check mailbox and woot got my Arc AAA LE (USPS delivered into mailbox). get in the house and ask if i got any packages----nope nothing. i go and track my order from fedx to see where my new toy is. site says it was delivered and NO signature was required and the waiver was on file
to make a long story short, the lazy fedx guy put my LS outside of the mailbox tied to it w/a bag or something (i was suppose to sign for it). im still waiting to here from fedx again. luckily i also called arc and Dawn (she is GREAT) answered the phone. she said she would call fedx asap and get me another LS mailed out pronto.

sucks that someone is walking around w/my new LS RIGHT NOW
but at least ill have one coming my way in day or two


oh the Arc AAA LE is NICE, luckily the mailbox bandit didnt look inside as well.


Flashlight Enthusiast
Mar 27, 2002
San Diego
I only receive FedEx at the office.

Never at home.

This has happened to many people many times.

Fed-Ex apparently has some value cutoff below which they're willing to leave things unprotected.


Newly Enlightened
Feb 28, 2002
n.e. philly
theres a huge conflict of interest between usps, ups and fedex. the fedex guy probably didn't put the package in the mailbox for the same reason ups won't deliver to a p.o. box #. fedex seldom requires a signature. i ship and receive ups and fedex daily and wonder how fedex would know the value of a package unless it was insured for x amount of dollars. i deal with both reps and personally feel much more confident with ups. i feel fedex is going downhill buisness-wise. my 2 cents


Newly Enlightened
Jan 13, 2002
I worked for UPS during Christmas season a while back and I can tell you that UPS delivers packages without getting a signature also. The only items we needed signatures on where the highly insured items and deliveries to some "certain areas". I would say 80% of what I delivered that Christmas no one signed for.

Both FedEx and UPS take into account the value of the item (declared or insured), the number of items stolen in the past in your area, and how busy they are.

Also, nobody can put anything without stamps into a mailbox. You buy the mailbox but it usually says property of postmaster general somewhere on it or the box.

If you were to leave a note for your friend in his mailbox without a stamp, you've violated federal law.

See below URL for post office reg and quote.

This is according to postal regulations at

1.3 Use for Mail

Except under 2.11, the receptacles described in 1.1 may be used only for matter bearing postage. Other than as permitted by 2.10 or 2.11, no part of a mail receptacle may be used to deliver any matter not bearing postage, including items or matter placed upon, supported by, attached to, hung from, or inserted into a mail receptacle. Any mailable matter not bearing postage and found as described above is subject to the same postage as would be paid if it were carried by mail.

(Here are the only exceptions mentioned above)

2.10Delivery of Unstamped Newspapers

Generally, curbside mailboxes are to be used for mail only. However, publishers of newspapers regularly mailed as Periodicals may, on Sundays and national holidays only, place copies of the Sunday or holiday issues in the rural route and highway contract route boxes of subscribers if those copies are removed from the boxes before the next scheduled day of mail delivery.

2.11Newspaper Receptacle

A receptacle for newspaper delivery by private carriers may be attached to the post of a curbside mailbox used by the USPS if the receptacle:

a. Does not touch the mailbox or use any part of the mailbox for support.

b. Does not interfere with the delivery of mail, obstruct the view of the mailbox flag, or present a hazard to carrier or vehicle.

c. Does not extend beyond the front of the mailbox when the box door is closed.

d. Does not display advertising, except the publication title.


Flashlight Enthusiast
Dec 11, 2001
IL, near St. Louis MO
What really sucks about this is that Peter had to raise his FedEx rate from $5 to $8 because they now require a signature from now on. Now, that's a load of crap when you pay that much for shipping w/signature reqired and then they don't get a signature!
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