Shipping update

Brad Pitcher bradpitcher at
Wed Jul 18 19:51:22 CEST 2007

Thanks for the suggestions, I may just have it rerouted to Portland.  That
seems like the best option to me.  Fortunately I have roommates who can sign
for the package for me.

On 7/18/07, michael at <michael at> wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Jul 2007, Ted Lemon wrote:
> > On Jul 18, 2007, at 9:35 AM, michael at wrote:
> >> Probably would be best to ask this of the shipping company. You might
> also
> >> be
> >> able to change the delivery address to your hotel at the conference.
> >
> > They are generally reluctant to do this, both because it makes it easy
> to
> > steal a package enroute, and also because it's likely to result in
> > misdelivery.   If you can change the routing at the source, it's much
> more
> > likely to work.
> True.
> Which reminds me of another possibility: When the package arrives, you can
> have it redelivered to a different location. They may charge for this, but
> it's an option. You'll be in Portland for almost a week, right?
> I suppose you may need someone to accept the package at the original
> destination, to avoid the theft issue that Ted raises.
> Again, a call to the carrier to find out your options and related prices
> might
> be the best bet. Describe the situation, and ask them how they can help
> you
> solve it. If you get someone unhelpful, hang up and try again with a
> different
> customer support representative. You need someone who is willing to think
> of a
> solution. Such people do exist (they usually end up working on Open Source
> projects :-)
> Good luck,
> Michael
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