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What's a "safe" spot in San Diego to drop off a FedEx beermail.

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by Crftbrfan, May 26, 2013.

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  1. Crftbrfan

    Crftbrfan Initiate (0) Jun 19, 2011 West Virginia

    What's a good "no questions asked" FedEx drop off in sab Diego. I'll already have my label preprinted. It will be a 12 bottle shipper. Staying in North Park but will have a car.

    Thanks in advance
  2. jacksdad1976

    jacksdad1976 Initiate (160) Dec 6, 2012 California
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    I have never had a problem at the one in Mission Valley. It's in the Hazard Center shopping mall. The only one I was ever questioned at was the Murphy Canyon store.
  3. dimce

    dimce Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2011 California
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    I ususally do it early mornings at any location. I live in Santee and do the mission gorge location, la mesa location, and sometime in Mira Mesa. Look like your in a hurry and mention it's already labeled and don't need a reciept, they should be pretty cool about it.
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  4. Xul

    Xul Crusader (769) May 18, 2008 California

    Find a Mailboxes Etc. location that takes FedEx dropoffs - if they're not making any money off of you (which if your label printed, they're not), they won't even give you a second look.
  5. HopHead84

    HopHead84 Poo-Bah (3,190) Nov 29, 2006 California
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    Sometimes I've gotten a glare for not purchasing anything.
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  6. Xul

    Xul Crusader (769) May 18, 2008 California

    Fair point, I guess I probably have as well...either way, the chances of being asked what's in a box at a MailBoxes Etc. are far lower than at an official FedEx location.
  7. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2012 California
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    I like to buy packing tape/bubble wrap/whatever from the third party locations I drop boxes off at, mostly to dissuade any potential post drop off curiosity.
  8. HopHead84

    HopHead84 Poo-Bah (3,190) Nov 29, 2006 California
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    Definitely. They're the best places to drop off.
  9. pmarlowe

    pmarlowe Meyvn (1,217) Nov 27, 2010 Virginia
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    I've never been asked before in SD. Even when lugging in 4-5 12 bottle styro shippers.
  10. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California
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    Handmade custom lava lamps are heavy!
  11. SHODriver

    SHODriver Poo-Bah (1,549) Aug 13, 2010 Louisiana
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    I love shipping glass vases. granted I don't look like the kind of guy that has any business shipping a box of glass vases but I have two stories in the event I need to answer a follow up:

    1. A relative of mine needs a lot of vases for her wedding reception. They don't want to rent center pieces and there isn't an Ikea very close.(Had a relative buy a bunch of vases at Ikea for her wedding reception and then sell them to a rental company)
    2. I scour garage sales for old vases and sell them on Ebay. Then I can mention how I once found a Tiffany vase that I paid a song and dance for...(my sister works in a jewelry store and her boss quite literally bought a box of junk at a garage sale for about 20 bucks to include a Tiffany vase)
  12. cbanker

    cbanker Initiate (95) Jul 31, 2005 California
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    I drop off at postal annex and they never ask any questions and don't seem to care. It's usually teenagers working there and I don't see the same people very often, so it seems like they have a high turnover rate for employees.
  13. visionaries

    visionaries Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2010 California

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