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Old Feb 17 2009, 12:35 AM   #41
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Yep, that's exactly what she thought!
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Old Feb 17 2009, 01:17 AM   #42
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Lucky girl...lucky book...I'd keep the wrappings too.
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We could probably make a thread out of amazing tales of shipping (good and bad). Hans has the tale of the M-bag I sent him that opened in transit, letting the unadressed boxes inside get separated. I have my tale of the stolen book (which technically isn't a shipping tale, but sorta fits the idea anyhow.
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Old Feb 17 2009, 10:46 AM   #44
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And I have an extra tale about the package from Cheryl that arrived round 9/11, was sent to Germany (to a US army base to be checked out?) and came back with a customs charge (I never paid)...

And last month of a seller in Germany who forgot the two letters of my ZIP code and got the package returned... and refused to let me share the cost of the resend on the basis it was his fault...
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Old Feb 17 2009, 04:58 PM   #45
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Not to mention the hassle it can be as a buyer in Europe to persuade a seller in the US to ship a parcel to a "friend" there (no prizes for guessing who ) at US rates rather than direct to me at exorbitant international ones

One seller even took out a complaint against me on e-bay because I asked him to ship to the US rather than to my "PayPal registered" address in Europe What does it matter to him where I want it shipped? As long as I've paid the price of the item and the P&P he states for the US, and given him a US address, why under the double moons should he give a damn that my registered PayPal address is in Europe? *mutters*
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Old Feb 18 2009, 03:54 PM   #46
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Oh, good grief Anneli! It shouldn't matter one whit where he's posting. Plumb dumb if ya ask me. I'm sure there are other nightmares out there too.
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If your buying anything on ebay...you've got shipping nightmares enough to give you plenty of sleepless nights.
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The only shipping nightmare I've had wasn't e-bay: it was Sunset's Gold despatched to me on Jan 20th and gone missing.
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