I recently found a trend where all of my deliveries were being left on my front porch where anyone could take it. Now, if these items were like small and <$10 I wouldn't really mind as that would save me a trip to the Post Office, but my recent deliveries have been computer components that are easily hundreds of dollars individually.
The thing is, I logged into my MyPost account to check all these deliveries and all of them say:
Safe Drop - unavailable
The sender has requested that you sign for this parcel. If no one is home you can collect it from a local Post Office.
My question is, if my item was to be stolen by someone when I'm at work, who's to cop the bill?
Would I be entitled to open a Paypal dispute for "item not received"?
Would I be left with the responsibility of getting compensation from AusPost given that the seller has already done whatever they can - tracking, signature on delivery etc?
P.S. On the tracking, it says "Delivered with Safe Drop".
Also, is there anything I can do to stop this from happening? For parcel deliveries, this is not my daily Postman so I don't even see/know this person at all since I'm not home or they don't ring the bell when I am.