For years UPS and FedEx have left packages at your door if your not home. You have to hope that thieves like these aren't around. I sell stuff on eBay all the time but I always require a signature so this can't happen. I have always wondered how UPS handles claims from people who say they never got the package. The driver has to enter on his log that he left package by the door. UPS knows they have to pay the claim if someone says they didn't get the package. If I send out a package and insure it for $300 and don't require signature they still have to pay. No where on the form that you fill out does it say UPS will leave package outside if no one is home. The way they used to do it was make several delivery attempts and then the receiver would have to go to the UPS depot to pick up the package. Now UPS gambles. They have a statistical study into what areas where most thefts are. In those areas they don't leave the package outside. Years ago I lived in a house with a gate to enter the backyard. I was waiting for a delivery from a company but I didn't know when they were going to send it. I finally got around to calling them and they said the package was delivered. The UPS guy hid it behind a bush inside my gate. Naturally it had rained for several days and the packaged was soaked. No note was left by UPS that they were there or left the package. Total idiots!!!