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Well I guess it had to happen one day or the other...

I ordered from the US a list of parts to build my new PC for Christmas and replace my 4-year-old box. Curiously the package arrived "Rewrapped by [intermediary post office]". Visibly for no reason, as the cardboard box looked pretty intact to me, and I know it's the original: the supplier's name is all over it.

I opened it with a weird gut feeling that something wasn't as it's supposed to be. Immediately I noticed the original tape had been ripped by hand before being covered in "Rewrapped by [intermediary post office]" tape. Not a good sign.

Then I saw that one item had had its box visibly open, then I grabbed the invoice and checked... and of course, the high-value smaller-size items had to be missing, i.e. the RAM.

So here I am, unable to mount or test my PC, plus virtually losing the manufacturer's rebate on said RAM, plus having to order again, plus having to file the claim paperwork with my post office. Lucky the shipping was insured, but I have no idea when I'll get my money, if I do.

Oh well... Now I understand why my NetFlix rental DVDs used to be take much longer when going back to the US, I guess somebody from "[intermediary post office]" was helping themselves. Thieves.
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A friend I had up in Orkney said it was common practice for the post to/from there to be pilfered.

personally I don't trust the post deliver anything important anyway, so anything of any importance goes special or registered mail - a bit more difficult with deliveries to you tho'.
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Sorry to hear this Pierre

Happened to me as well with kids' books my sister had sent over for her nephews
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I was actually gonna put a post up about a lot of Christmas (and Birthday) cards I receive - having been partly torn open, obviously to see if there's a tenner inside. Which of course stinks, because it would generally be for a little kid. I wonder if sorting offices have security cams inside?

Bad luck with the computer bits Pierre, hope you get your new baby sorted by Christmas .
 
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That's disgraceful behaviour

Both I and another AO'er have had stuff being delivered from play.com go 'missing' in the last couple of weeks !!
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C'mon Nomes, your porn collection is big enough to take a hit?
 
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You can never have enough you told me Max
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...and don't forget to hang your balls on the Christmas tree...
 
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Someone's gonna hang yours somewhere real soon Mr Potty Mouth

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Well I guess it had to happen one day or the other...

I ordered from the US a list of parts to build my new PC for Christmas and replace my 4-year-old box. Curiously the package arrived "Rewrapped by [intermediary post office]". Visibly for no reason, as the cardboard box looked pretty intact to me, and I know it's the original: the supplier's name is all over it.

I opened it with a weird gut feeling that something wasn't as it's supposed to be. Immediately I noticed the original tape had been ripped by hand before being covered in "Rewrapped by [intermediary post office]" tape. Not a good sign.

Then I saw that one item had had its box visibly open, then I grabbed the invoice and checked... and of course, the high-value smaller-size items had to be missing, i.e. the RAM.

So here I am, unable to mount or test my PC, plus virtually losing the manufacturer's rebate on said RAM, plus having to order again, plus having to file the claim paperwork with my post office. Lucky the shipping was insured, but I have no idea when I'll get my money, if I do.

Oh well... Now I understand why my NetFlix rental DVDs used to be take much longer when going back to the US, I guess somebody from "[intermediary post office]" was helping themselves. Thieves.
Gosh Pierre are there no good reasonable suppliers in Italy...Or with the strong Euro and weak dollar is it a better deal from US?...Really weird as the stuff is usually Made in China.
I tried to source an Imasaf exhaust in UK very difficult..Their supplier was in Spain and min quantity 10.Could have got from Germany But every time I checked Euro price the same in Pounds rising...And they are made in Italy I believe.....I ordered an Alfa CD from Holland...Wonderec why it had been opennned...Then realised why as others have said on this thread....Bet the got a surprise.
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A friend I had up in Orkney said it was common practice for the post to/from there to be pilfered.

personally I don't trust the post deliver anything important anyway, so anything of any importance goes special or registered mail - a bit more difficult with deliveries to you tho'.
Cher+9...Glad I sent mine recorded..It arrived today Sent 1st last Thursday.


Hiope you get it sorted Pierre..It really is amixed up world we live in

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never, ever send anything to Italy.

last year I sent a Eurocheque for e 800 to my niece for her wedding - never arrived (and cost me £80 to cancel etc)

This year sent a pair of Prada specs to italy (neice had left them at ours) - they never arrived (took out ins with post office this time - they've just paid out after 5 months).

Piece de resistance this thoough, Mum sent over full canteen of Garrard Silver cutlery. Canteen got there safely, but minus the cutlery!!!!!!

Do you think it'd be any safer with DHL etc?
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bad news
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Re: Post office mail robbers

Well regarding shipping anything going through the regular Italian post office, indeed, forget about it...

The local crowd goes through "private" shipping companies such as TNT for anything else than regular mail.

Personally I depend on US military mail and it looks like something might have happened internally, even though with Italian personnel... :-(
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Re: Post office mail robbers

This problem isn't just restricted to Italian Post Offices. Last year my family got several Christmas cards all with a neat slice on the side of the envelope. A TV expose' was done about the thieving that goes on at sorting offices. So far so good this year though.
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