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    Posted: March 19 2020 at 2:48pm

I decided to order a new freezer for garage as old one falling to pieces.  Cant risk it. Couldn't get one as there was none in any of the main  suppliers.   Was actually told by Currys they had over 3000 orders for freezers overnight and they only had 60 due in in 3 weeks.

  Anyway I  found one in a  commercial kitchen supplier, so ordered it and they are delivering tomorrow.  I am in cold sweat wondering how to sign for it.  Its not like I can shout from a megaphone,  and they need a signature.  Worse it will be 2 of them delivering.  Anyone any idea how I should handle it.  Hz

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Originally posted by Hazelpad Hazelpad wrote:

I decided to order a new freezer for garage as old one falling to pieces.  Cant risk it. Couldn't get one as there was none in any of the main  suppliers.   Was actually told by Currys they had over 3000 orders for freezers overnight and they only had 60 due in in 3 weeks.

  Anyway I  found one in a  commercial kitchen supplier, so ordered it and they are delivering tomorrow.  I am in cold sweat wondering how to sign for it.  Its not like I can shout from a megaphone,  and they need a signature.  Worse it will be 2 of them delivering.  Anyone any idea how I should handle it.  Hz

Mask, gloves and have your own pen. Wipe the freezer down thoroughly with disinfectant before use and anything else they touch. You should be good to go Hazelpad. Good job getting a freezer when none were to be had!!!!!

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Originally posted by AI AI wrote:

Originally posted by Hazelpad Hazelpad wrote:

I decided to order a new freezer for garage as old one falling to pieces.  Cant risk it. Couldn't get one as there was none in any of the main  suppliers.   Was actually told by Currys they had over 3000 orders for freezers overnight and they only had 60 due in in 3 weeks.

  Anyway I  found one in a  commercial kitchen supplier, so ordered it and they are delivering tomorrow.  I am in cold sweat wondering how to sign for it.  Its not like I can shout from a megaphone,  and they need a signature.  Worse it will be 2 of them delivering.  Anyone any idea how I should handle it.  Hz

Mask, gloves and have your own pen. Wipe the freezer down thoroughly with disinfectant before use and anything else they touch. You should be good to go Hazelpad. Good job getting a freezer when none were to be had!!!!!


What AI said!

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Thank you and will take your advice.

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Even more important than gloves, goggles!  You can wash your hands! 

You can also get them to put the pad down for you to sign, then back away. You sign - creep away and they go and pick the pad up. Perhaps a small stool outside. (no not the kind you need toilet paper for!)

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Good Catch Techno goggles and stool to put paper on you stay 10 feet away then let them back away 10 feet you sign you back away then they can get it.  Can't be too safe with this virus!

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If you have the room, keep the old freezer.  Turn it off, dry it out and it is a mouse-proof store.

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When they arrive, and it's time to sign, give a few little dry coughs. That'll make them back off.

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I refused to sign for a fedex package last week. I told the guy to leave it on the porch and sign for me (I gave him my name). He did. It wasn't an expensive freezer, but it did require a signature. 

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Use your own pen, not theirs!  I like what someone else said, tell them to sign your name...

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