#1
I splurged (just a bit, though) and bought a Mesa Mark III blue stripe combo. Sounds rocking.

But one problem: UPS says it will ship Monday. I have class pretty much all day from Monday to Thursday.

I've never really NOT been home when getting a delivery, which is kind of weird. So, what would happen? I assume that they would simply give up and force me to go out to there shipping location? Could I leave a note with my signature on it?
#2
Depends if its a safe area, you have signed in the past, you have it on record to sign, you sign a note on the door or you sign the sticker they put on your door and return..
#3
They usually try to deliver once or twice then they will ship it back or something weird. In the past I have just called them and told them to hold it and I went and picked it up.
#4
Gated neighborhoods ftw.
In that case, I guess I will leave a signed note on Monday, then if they don't accept it, go on Tuesday to their location.