Waitrose to deliver groceries while you're out - MSE News

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  • sarah1972sarah1972 Forumite, Board Guide
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    alanq wrote: »
    How does that stop crooked drivers admitting accomplices? While they are recording themselves filling the fridge someone else could be up to no good.
    Very true!
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    Call me unreasonable if you wish, but I would not want a stranger entering my home when I was not there, regardless of how many cameras he had on him. I suspect it to be a moneymaking scheme on the part of the company supplying the door lock system.
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    edited 6 October 2018 at 4:36PM
    Only a complete idiot would allow a stranger to enter their home without someone trusted being present at the time, let alone giving the delivery driver the keys to your property or putting them somewhere for them to use. Crazy. This is such a bad idea on every level it is beyond belief. You may as well leave your front door open during the day and have a large arrow pointing at it saying "i'm out to work today, if the door is locked i've left the keys under the mat".
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    I wouldnt use this service in a million years. Apart from the security issues, they'll put things in the wrong place causing me more work having to correct everything
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    Zero_Sum wrote: »
    I wouldnt use this service in a million years. Apart from the security issues, they'll put things in the wrong place causing me more work having to correct everything
    Irrationally, this would be my greater concern too. I don't like anyone messing with my kitchen!
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    My Tesco delivery generally comes in four crates. The driver stacks the crates by my front door, rings doorbell, I open door, he carries them in to my kitchen one at a time whilst I watch the open door, I close the door after the fourth crate and then we unpack.

    So say this Waitrose driver arrives, stacks the crates by my front door, and opens the door himself. He carries the first crate through to the kitchen, leaving the front door open because he knows he has to go back for the second. While his back is turned doing this, some unscrupulous individual comes through the open front door and dashes upstairs/to another room. Meanwhile the oblivious Waitrose driver returns to the front door for the second crate ....

    Yep. Like I'm going to give unrestricted access to my house. My insurance company would love that.
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    edited 7 October 2018 at 10:31AM
    I don't care how honest and upright a delivery driver is, I would never EVER have a stranger come in while I'm out and sort out the groceries for me and poke around in the kitchen.

    As others have said, what might be going on out of sight of the camera? What guarantee that a crooked driver will not give details of the house etc to his/her crooked friends? What if some damage occurs? And so on.

    Speaking strictly for myself, I do not order groceries online, or indeed any goods of any sort, and will never do so if I can at all help it. Call me old fashioned, but I like to see what I'm buying before I choose it.
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    For years our next door neighbour in a large posh house always gave the keys to a variety of tradesmen & then went on holiday !!
    Not for me..........
    Anybody in my house is watched like a hawk always all the time.
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    edited 7 October 2018 at 2:19PM
    Apart from security concerns there are other reasons that someone may be required to receive deliveries.

    e.g. items that must be delivered to someone above a certain age or the chance to reject substituted or damaged goods.
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    My Tesco delivery generally comes in four crates. The driver stacks the crates by my front door, rings doorbell, I open door, he carries them in to my kitchen one at a time whilst I watch the open door, I close the door after the fourth crate and then we unpack.

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    I asked my Tesco driver about this and he said 'we get 4 minutes per delivery, this morning I have got 21 deliveries and people think we are going to wait for them to unpack'!

    He said I am employed as a delivery driver and not an unpacker and he is not even allowed inside my house as Tesco insurance doesnt cover them for any damage caused.
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