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19 Mar 2010, 11:47
i got that too...
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19 Mar 2010, 11:49
I and another friend of mine, received the same email.
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19 Mar 2010, 11:55
ariel wrote:
I don't believe you can waive the sig requirement. UPS will probably leave a note on your door saying that they will either reattempt delivery or that you can go pick up your package after a certain time at your nearest UPS store.

Doh! That sucks. UPS = fail.

I don't want to take the day off, b/c that means losing a day's worth of pay, since I'm leaving at the end of May, and I'm using vacation time to extend my official last day into June.
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19 Mar 2010, 11:58
About UPS, when I received my admit call, she told me signature was required and I said, that's fine, I'll just go pick it up at the distribution center and she told me I couldn't do that, that it was set up to send it back if they couldn't get a signature...hopefully that's not the case.
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19 Mar 2010, 12:02
highhopes wrote:
About UPS, when I received my admit call, she told me signature was required and I said, that's fine, I'll just go pick it up at the distribution center and she told me I couldn't do that, that it was set up to send it back if they couldn't get a signature...hopefully that's not the case.

That sounds pretty hardcore. I really hope that's not the case here.
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19 Mar 2010, 12:07
highhopes wrote:
About UPS, when I received my admit call, she told me signature was required and I said, that's fine, I'll just go pick it up at the distribution center and she told me I couldn't do that, that it was set up to send it back if they couldn't get a signature...hopefully that's not the case.

Doh! Meh. USPS is much easier. This is one time I'll give Uncle Sam credit for doing something better than the private sector.
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19 Mar 2010, 12:17
I was actually told to expect this email by the person who called me with admissions info. Glad to finally know when the package is going to arrive. Oh, and he did mention that the shipping was outsourced, so good catch ariel! He also did mention the signature requirement and asked me to provide a mailing address where I could be sure someone would be available to sign for it. Fortunately for me, I can work from home next Tuesday, but I'd be shocked if they (UPS) wouldn't at least leave a note and try again the next day!
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19 Mar 2010, 18:44
Check your UPS distribution center's hours. Most of them are open until at least 7 and often on Saturdays, so you should be able to get it without missing work.
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20 Mar 2010, 15:55
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He also did mention the signature requirement and asked me to provide a mailing address where I could be sure someone would be available to sign for it.

I've been anguished by this requirement for as long as I've been living in my current townhouse. UPS sucks so bad about this that I wrote a letter to Amazon asking them to stop using UPS. Here's what I've been able to gather: if you live in a multi-unit housing type (like in a townhouse, condo, or apartment), UPS is always going to require a signature (though FedEx and USPS don't). If you live in a single-family detached house, it's likely the driver will be OK to leave a parcel without a signature UNLESS the sender paid extra to guarantee that it would be signed for upon receipt (I can't imagine Ross's literature vendor would pay extra for something like that).

I have to believe that you can always pick it up at the UPS distribution center regardless of whether the sender paid for the signature requirement; I've been to my local UPS distro many times, and it's never been a problem.

UPS makes 3 attempts at delivery before they send it back. If you need to pick it up at the distribution center, you'll need to request that they hold it there for you before the third attempt.

How did you find out where your local UPS distribution center is? I tried looking on their website, but haven't had any luck so far.
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21 Mar 2010, 20:06
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How did you find out where your local UPS distribution center is? I tried looking on their website, but haven't had any luck so far.

At UPS.com, select your country, click "Find Locations" on the navigation menu at the left, type in your Zip Code, and deselect all of the location types except "UPS Customer Center".

Thanks, euxeno!

Well, I just accepted the offer and paid my deposit online today. I probably won't make it to the GBR, though.
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22 Mar 2010, 05:31
milias wrote:
Well, I just accepted the offer and paid my deposit online today. I probably won't make it to the GBR, though.

Wow! Even before the info packet arrives?! What's the rush?
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22 Mar 2010, 05:35
euxeno wrote:
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Well, I just accepted the offer and paid my deposit online today. I probably won't make it to the GBR, though.

Wow! Even before the info packet arrives?! What's the rush?

Peace of mind, I guess.
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22 Mar 2010, 05:40
Anyone going to the Admitted Student Reception in NY on Thursday? I'll be there and would love to put a face to a name, if anyone else is going. Let me know, I don't want to miss the chance to meet you in person!
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22 Mar 2010, 08:25
To all R2 waitlisted candidates - are you having trouble accessing the accepted.com waitlist chat transcript as well? Thanks.
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22 Mar 2010, 09:41
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haha, I'm gonna pay also, but just leaving the money in to get more interest... (gotta switch back to college saving mode. That's 5 dollars of interest you can be getting!

I paid from my checking account, which doesn't pay any interest, unfortunately. College saving mode, eh? Back to eating Ramen. Meh. I mean, bleh.
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22 Mar 2010, 10:04
euxeno wrote:
Is it just me, or does the Ross Google Group seem too sterile? Maybe people are wanting to make good first impressions by not putting anything on the line (because it's not anonymous). I'm certainly not contributing a whole lot there b/c I fear being judged.

Definitely not just you. I like posting here a lot better. Hopefully once we get to campus we'll all stop trying so hard to impress each other! I'm also not really interested in people repeating their admissions essays for an introduction - I'd rather actually get to know you, thanks!
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22 Mar 2010, 10:05
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Is it just me, or does the Ross Google Group seem too sterile? Maybe people are wanting to make good first impressions by not putting anything on the line (because it's not anonymous). I'm certainly not contributing a whole lot there b/c I fear being judged.

Definitely not just you. I like posting here a lot better. Hopefully once we get to campus we'll all stop trying so hard to impress each other! I'm also not really interested in people repeating their admissions essays for an introduction - I'd rather actually get to know you, thanks!

I'm just waiting for the meet tomorrow for the LA fokes.

I'm planning to ask around to see who wants to share a moving truck with me to ann arbor.
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22 Mar 2010, 11:41
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For you California kids - I moved from Oakland to Chicago a couple of years ago and put all my belongings on Amtrak. It cost about \$100 to ship everything I own. Highly recommended.

how does that work?
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22 Mar 2010, 11:45
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euxeno wrote:
Is it just me, or does the Ross Google Group seem too sterile? Maybe people are wanting to make good first impressions by not putting anything on the line (because it's not anonymous). I'm certainly not contributing a whole lot there b/c I fear being judged.

Definitely not just you. I like posting here a lot better. Hopefully once we get to campus we'll all stop trying so hard to impress each other! I'm also not really interested in people repeating their admissions essays for an introduction - I'd rather actually get to know you, thanks!

I think I was one of the only ones who didn't say what I did in my intro-I thought that was what the spreadsheet was for. So the first 100 person thread looks like investment banker, consultant, leper based non-profit, I went to debate camp at Michigan in 1994, y'all! (me), banker, consultant, limbless cat non-profit...

I like some of the threads the R2 admits started like "who's with me on not running" and "dancers unite" and such. But yeah, I'm definitely self-censoring and I'm likely to do so for the rest of business school, actually. I mean, things like "limbless cat non-profit" crack me up but I worry about hurting other people's feelings. I'm just kind of a glib person.

GoBruins, I'm debating over whether to ship my stuff or sell it right now. I don't have anything particularly nice or of value (bought my furniture when I was clerking). I may be up for it depending on what you get as a quote-my concern is that I'll probably be moving in at the very end of August, right before RLI-my parents said they'd come out with me to supervise people, so it's a matter of deciding whether I want to buy all new IKEA furniture and set it up on weekends or have my parents supervise people moving my old stuff in to the apartment. I don't know what's cheaper as of yet.

It seems fairly expensive to move cross country, however I don't think my gf can live without her stuff as much as I can. and to be fair I think I still need to ship some stuff, I can't fit it all in 1 car either way. I'm leaving most of my furniture and stuff at home. I don't have a couch I have a giant bean bag, which is really nice, EXCEPT once it gets in a room, it's never coming out... It's amazing how it can fill every doorway perfectly as to become immovable.
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22 Mar 2010, 12:00
The concept of the "sterile" google group is funny. I haven't contributed much either, but I'm sure after GBR, possibly an Mtrek, and QSW people will let their gaurds down a little. The class looks like it is very diverse relative to WE and geographical area so I'm sure we'll have an interesting group. Also, as peolpe conversate over a few beverages at these meet ups, I think people will begin to let their hair down. Unfortunately, I can't make it to one, but GBR isn't too far out.

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