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Debra17

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Location to receive Amazon packages in Yuma AZ
« on: February 03, 2018, 03:28:49 PM »
Iím boondocking in Yuma area and want to order some stuff from Amazon. I was going to use their lockers but surprised to see they donít have any in Yuma. Does anyone know of a place in Yuma that will receive packages that may be shipped by UPS, FedEx, or US mail?  I searched online and a couple that used to be here have apparently closed.
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Heli_av8tor

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Re: Location to receive Amazon packages in Yuma AZ
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 04:39:29 PM »
Hi Debra,

Wish you had asked a couple days ago. We are spending 6 nights in two RV resorts in Yuma and could have received it for you. Iím afraid that it wouldnít arrive before we leave on Tuesday morning.

Tom
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Debra17

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Re: Location to receive Amazon packages in Yuma AZ
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 04:54:44 PM »
Hi Tom,
Thanks for the offer!  I thought for sure Amazon would have lockers here. Just checked today and found they didnít.
I guess you and Theresa will be heading east soon, hope you enjoy your trip.
Debra
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RedandSilver

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Re: Location to receive Amazon packages in Yuma AZ
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 05:44:00 PM »
I'm not sure if this is an option but...

If you have an AMAZON PRIME membership could you stay in an RV park for 2 or 3 days and have the package delivered there?

If not - could you visit an RV park and ask a (retired?) couple if you could use their address and have it delivered and then call you when in?

Could you have it sent to a local post office under General Delivery with your name on it and then go pick it up?



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VallAndMo

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Re: Location to receive Amazon packages in Yuma AZ
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 08:34:38 PM »
Howdy,

Could you have it sent to a local post office under General Delivery with your name on it and then go pick it up?

Not so easy with Amazon... But here are some pointers to the pages I read about how to get Amazon to work with GD:

https://www.pcmech.com/article/how-to-use-usps-general-delivery-when-online-retailers-wont-ship-to-a-po-box/

There's also a good thread here in RVForum, including a post by yours truly:
www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/index.php/topic,100685.msg905785.html#msg905785

Cheers, and good look for the OP,
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   Vall.

Debra17

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Re: Location to receive Amazon packages in Yuma AZ
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 09:20:15 PM »
Thanks RedandSilver and Vall for the replies. If I knew Amazon would ship via USPS I could use the General Delivery option.  But there is no telling how they will ship an item. I will only be here thru next Friday so I donít want to take a chance on it. Iíve found that smaller towns are easier to find a place. Thereís usually some type of business that provides this service. So I think now Iíll just wait til I get to my next location.

I used the Amazon lockers when I was in Tucson. That worked out great.
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Terry A. Brewer

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Re: Location to receive Amazon packages in Yuma AZ
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 02:04:50 AM »
You can pickup Fedex packages at Walgreens on Fortuna Rd...

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Location to receive Amazon packages in Yuma AZ
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2018, 09:57:54 AM »
If you ship to a PO Box or General Delivery address, they can't use UPS or Fedex anyway (they cannot and will not deliver to a post office).  The package gets delivered to the post office.  I've done it successfully (once), but you have to be careful in setting it up.   Also, UPS & Amazon now have a cooperative delivery arrangement with the USPS and that may make the procedure easier from their side.

The article below explains a "trick"  to make sure the Amazon shipping system recognizes a General Delivery address.
http://www.travelwithkevinandruth.com/2015/03/how-to-collect-your-amazon-packages.html
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Heli_av8tor

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Re: Location to receive Amazon packages in Yuma AZ
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2018, 05:29:09 PM »
I just went through all that with an Amazon package that they chose to send UPS to me General Delivery at  Quartzsite.

When I learned it was coming UPS I contacted Amazon and they assured me it wouldnít be a problem.
I then contacted the Quartzsite P. O. and they also said it wouldnít be a problem.

Apparently UPS didnít get the message. After jerking me around from Thursday to Tuesday they told me I could pick it up in Blythe, CA.

I told them to send it back and found another vendor.

Tom
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Jim Godward

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Re: Location to receive Amazon packages in Yuma AZ
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2018, 10:04:17 PM »
...Thereís usually some type of business that provides this service. So I think now Iíll just wait til I get to my next location. ...

Check with the UPS store or the FEDEX equivalent as they will usually accept although there may be a charge as you are not a regular customer. 
I have done this many places and some charged and some did not.
Jim
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