Ever lose something in the mail?

in General Discussion edited January 2014


  • Reply 1 of 11
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    I doubt my AppleCare certificate will be up for auction. What a mess! Now I've got to fax Apple my invoice so they can send me another one. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
  • Reply 2 of 11
    A friend of mine just lost a collector card in the mail. Chicago is like a black hole for anything that needs a signature. I think "signature required" translates into "steal me" in Chicago postal worker speak.

    I was insured though.

    Maybe they have the X-mass gifts my in laws mailed out?
  • Reply 3 of 11
    I lost a video casset in the mail, we called up chapters and asked where it was and they said theyd send another one.

    They never did, but they kept our cash. Havent bought anything there since.
  • Reply 4 of 11
    brussellbrussell Posts: 9,812member
    [quote]Topic: Ever lose something in the mail? <hr></blockquote>My virginity.
  • Reply 5 of 11
    gustavgustav Posts: 826member
    [quote]Originally posted by BRussell:

    <strong>My virginity.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    He said "in the mail", not "on the male". <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 6 of 11
    Good one, Gustav...

    I run a mail order business and I can tell you that the US postal service is POTENTIALLY very nearly 100% reliable. The reason I say "potentially" is because they are not clairvoyant, and so if you mis-address something, address it illegibly, pack your parcel carelessly so that it opens or falls apart in shipment, or address it to someone's no-longer-current address, there is a possibility there will be problems.

    Actually there have been instances in which I've mailed something that was incorrectly addressed, and the USPS figured it out and re-routed the package to the correct destination.

    I've mailed thousands of packages, and the only ones that have ever been lost are the ones that -- due to my error, or the error of my customer in typing-in their own address in the order process -- were not addressed accurately.

    I'm sure there are problems that are not due to the fault of the sender, but they are nowhere near as common as people like to make out. Ask anybody who sends a lot of mail, and they'll tell you that if you make out the mailing address legibly and with a valid address, the package will find its destination 99.999% of the time.

    We Americans like to criticize our mail service just like we like to criticize our police and politicians, but I think the fact that you can give somebody an envelope and 34 cents and have them deliver it very reliably across the country, is a pretty great system.
  • Reply 7 of 11
    Heh. For some reason when I ordered my PowerBook over G4 a year ago (RIGHT after the keynote) they managed to butcher my address. I may have been drunk, but I really don't think that was the case.

    The package ended up getting sent back to Apple before they could get it right. When I got the package, the address was totally mispelled.

    E.G. "Prinston Univerisy"
  • Reply 8 of 11
    I sent a friend of mine a copy of the free program from Paul McCartney's 1989 tour. She never got it. That's the only thing I ever lost in the mail, but it was kind of a doozy since I couldn't replace it.
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    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member

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  • Reply 10 of 11
    moogsmoogs Posts: 4,296member
    Yah. Every time I go into a mall, I lose my patience. Bratty, screaming toddlers and teenage punk-asses will do that to a person.

    <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

    Oh wait, you said mail...uh...no but I just sent some stuff to Manitoba yesterday, so I'd say my odds are now greatly improved of losing something in the mail.

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  • Reply 11 of 11
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    they have some pretty cool stuff there: <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1512306093"; target="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1512306093</a>; it really is a shame
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