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Would you allow Amazon access to your empty home?
View Poll Results: Would you allow an Amazon courier access to your empty home?
Yes. 6 16.22%
No. 29 78.38%
Other (please state in thread). 2 5.41%
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Old 30-10-2017, 08:56   #16
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Re: Would you allow Amazon access to your empty home?

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Sounds like a right faff. What's wrong with shove it behind the Wheely bin?

Or under the flower pot with a notice saying Key under Flower Pot.
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Old 30-10-2017, 12:50   #17
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Or under the flower pot with a notice saying Key under Flower Pot.
My favourite experience was when Tesco delivered something to my house. They left it cunningly concealed under my door mat. The problem is it was an upright vacuum cleaner.

Would I let any courier in to my house? No. EU National or not, you don't know what kind of vetting they've been through. Probably little vetting, especially if they are casual labour. Also, if something were stolen, the first thing the insurance company would ask would probably be "Why are you letting strangers into your house when no one is there?". Shortly before they deny the insurance claim because you let strangers into an unattended house.

Sorry, but I'd far rather they leave the order with a neighbour, or if it's not too valuable, leave it on my doorstep. It would be expensive to implement, but surely a better idea would be for Amazon to provide a secure box that the homeowner can get securely mounted out the front of their house, and the Amazon courier could leave any deliveries in that?
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Re: Would you allow Amazon access to your empty home?

Would your house insurance pay out, if this was the case, I don't think so!
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Re: Would you allow Amazon access to your empty home?

This could work in houses with a porch and second lock.
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it could. It would essentially be a cheaper version of my secure box idea.
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Re: Would you allow Amazon access to your empty home?

Unless its too large, they already provide Amazon Lockers.
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True, and I have made use of them.
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Re: Would you allow Amazon access to your empty home?

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My favourite experience was when Tesco delivered something to my house. They left it cunningly concealed under my door mat. The problem is it was an upright vacuum cleaner.
Could have been worse...

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A Yodel spokesperson said: ‘One of our drivers was overly enthusiastic in his attempt to deliver a parcel for a customer who was out: aiming for an open window, he missed and found the roof.

http://metro.co.uk/2015/11/21/yodel-...place-5517887/
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Re: Would you allow Amazon access to your empty home?

From the poll it seems that most people aren't exactly enamoured with this idea.
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Re: Would you allow Amazon access to your empty home?

once had a note through the door saying 'parcel left underneath car'

which I thought was strange as I'd just arrived home from work - in the car

upon looking over the fence I saw the parcel under the neighbours car

screw online shopping
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Re: Would you allow Amazon access to your empty home?

Malaware Bytes is advising against buying the smart locks needed for this initiative:

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/securi...LocksFree-Cart
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