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Originally Posted by green_machine View Post

I won't send anything to South America or Mexico. Not worth the headaches.

Also, don't give anyone an option to not have tracking.

 

Yeah, probably good idea.  I haven't had an issue before, but if an issue pops up, seems like it would come from Mexico.

post #28277 of 30451
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post

 

Today (well technically yesterday since its past midnight here), I got a USPS package that was not mine.  Right #, but its for a house the next street over.  This has happened MULTIPLE times with regular mail (letters), and I've informed the postmaster about it in the past (TWICE).  He looked at me with glazed eyes and said he'd look into it.  I'm sure it only happens when my regular mail carrier has the day off, and its a substitute.  This is the first time its happened with a package big enough I know the letter carrier didn't do it.

 

Any way, I can see by the label its an eBay item.  Whats the best way for me to proceed so NO ONE gets screwed.  In other words, I'm assuming the seller is showing delivered and the buyers is going to say he never got it.  

 

Should I inform eBay? (Will they even give a F***?)  

Should I walk it over to the guy's house?  (Doubt he would do that for me.)  

Just take it to the post office? (I'd like to impale it to the postmasters chest with an letter opener.)

 

This is what I would do, regardless of whether or not I thought the neighbor might do the same for me.

 

Golden Rule: Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.

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Is there any time-period limit, that even if tracking wasn't used, that Ebay would say "customer waited too long to open a not received case"?

 

In this case, item was shipped to them Apr. 28th.  Case was just opened today (June 17). 

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Originally Posted by dad2bandm View Post

Is there any time-period limit, that even if tracking wasn't used, that Ebay would say "customer waited too long to open a not received case"?

In this case, item was shipped to them Apr. 28th.  Case was just opened today (June 17). 

My only experience was someone opening a return case after 30+ days. I called ebay and they said I could deny it and not get negative feedback...but it showed as delivered over 30 days ago. Since you don't have tracking, I'd call ebay.
post #28280 of 30451
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Originally Posted by masaccio View Post
 

 

This is what I would do, regardless of whether or not I thought the neighbor might do the same for me.

 

Golden Rule: Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.


Yeah, I suppose its the least hassle.  It just irks me to think that he may be getting my mail and just tossing it in the garbage.  

post #28281 of 30451
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today (well technically yesterday since its past midnight here), I got a USPS package that was not mine.  Right #, but its for a house the next street over.  This has happened MULTIPLE times with regular mail (letters), and I've informed the postmaster about it in the past (TWICE).  He looked at me with glazed eyes and said he'd look into it.  I'm sure it only happens when my regular mail carrier has the day off, and its a substitute.  This is the first time its happened with a package big enough I know the letter carrier didn't do it.

 

Any way, I can see by the label its an eBay item.  Whats the best way for me to proceed so NO ONE gets screwed.  In other words, I'm assuming the seller is showing delivered and the buyers is going to say he never got it.  

 

Should I inform eBay? (Will they even give a F***?)  

Should I walk it over to the guy's house?  (Doubt he would do that for me.)  

Just take it to the post office? (I'd like to impale it to the postmasters chest with an letter opener.)

According to 18 USC 1702: "Whoever takes any letter, postal card, or package out of any post office or any authorized depository for mail matter, or from any letter or mail carrier, or which has been in any post office or authorized depository, or in the custody of any letter or mail carrier, before it has been delivered to the person to whom it was directed, with design to obstruct the correspondence, or to pry into the business or secrets of another, or opens, secretes, embezzles, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both."
 

 Don't throw it away, either take it to your neighbors house or put it back in your mail with "Wrong Address" on it.

post #28282 of 30451
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today (well technically yesterday since its past midnight here), I got a USPS package that was not mine.  Right #, but its for a house the next street over.  This has happened MULTIPLE times with regular mail (letters), and I've informed the postmaster about it in the past (TWICE).  He looked at me with glazed eyes and said he'd look into it.  I'm sure it only happens when my regular mail carrier has the day off, and its a substitute.  This is the first time its happened with a package big enough I know the letter carrier didn't do it.

 

Any way, I can see by the label its an eBay item.  Whats the best way for me to proceed so NO ONE gets screwed.  In other words, I'm assuming the seller is showing delivered and the buyers is going to say he never got it.  

 

Should I inform eBay? (Will they even give a F***?)  

Should I walk it over to the guy's house?  (Doubt he would do that for me.)  

Just take it to the post office? (I'd like to impale it to the postmasters chest with an letter opener.)

 

This is a no-brainer. You should immediately take it to the other person's house. Even if this neighbor has a nasty attitude toward everyone, it's the right thing to do and, therefore, the only option that should be considered in this matter. If the neighbor is not home, leave it in a conspicuous location so that they will see it upon their return.

post #28283 of 30451
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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post
 

According to 18 USC 1702: "Whoever takes any letter, postal card, or package out of any post office or any authorized depository for mail matter, or from any letter or mail carrier, or which has been in any post office or authorized depository, or in the custody of any letter or mail carrier, before it has been delivered to the person to whom it was directed, with design to obstruct the correspondence, or to pry into the business or secrets of another, or opens, secretes, embezzles, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both."
 

 Don't throw it away, either take it to your neighbors house or put it back in your mail with "Wrong Address" on it.

 

 

I wasn't going to throw it away.  I know the law against tampering with mail.  But I believe its also technically illegal to deliver mail on your own.  There was a story awhile back about how some kid got in trouble for walking letters up from the roadside mailboxes to the houses of the people to which they belonged as a good deed.  Not that I think it would have happened in my case.

 

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Originally Posted by drlivingston View Post
 

 

This is a no-brainer. You should immediately take it to the other person's house. Even if this neighbor has a nasty attitude toward everyone, it's the right thing to do and, therefore, the only option that should be considered in this matter. If the neighbor is not home, leave it in a conspicuous location so that they will see it upon their return.

 

Anyway problem solved.  Someone from the post office came to the house today looking for the package about an hour before I was going to walk it over.  So I gave it to them.  

post #28284 of 30451
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Originally Posted by ace13x View Post


I wasn't going to throw it away.  I know the law against tampering with mail.  But I believe its also technically illegal to deliver mail on your own.  There was a story awhile back about how some kid got in trouble for walking letters up from the roadside mailboxes to the houses of the people to which they belonged as a good deed.  Not that I think it would have happened in my case.


Someone from the post office came to the house today looking for the package about an hour before I was going to walk it over.  So I gave it to them.  

my postal uniform was pretty convincing, wasn't it?
post #28285 of 30451
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


my postal uniform was pretty convincing, wasn't it?


Now, if the Ferrari was right-hand drive, you would have definitely been in character.

post #28286 of 30451
Thought I'd give a follow up post about the Allen Edmonds polo shell shoes I found a a while ago.

They started out looking like this:



Somebody had slathered them in black polish. As suggested by a couple people, I bought a bottle of sapphir Reno mat, and after 2 hours and the entire bottle, the shoes were left looking like this:


Feeling a little out-classed, I decided to take them to my local Allen Edmonds store for a recraft. $58 to do just the uppers. I had high hopes that they'd come back looking killer, but I guess I expected too much out of them. This is how they turned out:




They look ok I guess, but up close, they look pretty half assed honestly

So I'm into them $75 total. Hope I can get my money back out of them.
post #28287 of 30451

You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run

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Anybody recognize this signature?







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Shields, no? Doesn't appear to be Mark, Brian, Robert, Dennis, Frederic or Bonnie Shields...
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