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.