i had UPS deliver an empty box to someone, when they bought a catalytic ocnverter from me.
its a hassle adn a half, takes a coupel weeks to get a check....
if its somethign expensive, i always have it delivered to my grandparents house, since they are almsto always home
usualyl if its rainign/snowing they will put the box in a plastic bag so it doenst get wet. i bought a video card once adn they didnt put it in a bag and guess what! it got soaking wet!
i didnt even bother opening the box, i jsut called UPS, freaked out, and they settled it