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    Re: Less Than Honest eBay Marketing Ploys

    My dear Proust, this is the most timely and accurate observation I could imagine seeing this morning. Thank you.
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    Re: Review has been in limbo for a long time now

    I can only answer in general terms. Sometimes the person responsible for approving reviews gets backlogged. In the past, I have waited many weeks for a review to be approved. Once, unbeknownst to...
  3. Thread: Lutens Website

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    Re: Lutens Website

    Fantastic! I will follow up on this soon now. Thanks again for your efforts on my behalf kind sir! :kiss:
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    Re: Lutens Website

    Brilliant! Thank you! :smiley:
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    Re: Lutens Website

    I was trying to contact them about an order. It has been way too long now for it to just be because they were busy over the holidays. You can tell them they need to offer a phone number or a good...
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    Re: B&BW Body Care $4.95

    ^^^ :thumbup:
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    My Maryland package still shows no movement. I have given up. If it shows up eventually, that will be nice, but I will not stress over it. I am sure I will have plenty more packages in 2021 to...
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    Re: ScentedMonkey Website

    Just heard from someone there. "The site has been closed." I suppose that must include the customer service number as well because it is impossible to get through to anyone no matter which option...
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    B&BW Body Care $4.95

    The semi annual sale continues. Select items up to 54% off. No code required.
  10. Thread: USPS Anxiety

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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    My best advice is not to hold your breath. :cheesy:
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    Re: ScentedMonkey Website

    Yes, it has said that for months now.
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    Re: ScentedMonkey Website

    Well, the last time I communicated with someone through the eBay store a few months ago, they seemed to think the website was fine. At least they thought so until I sent them a screen shot of the...
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    ScentedMonkey Website

    I have not ordered from ScentedMonkey in probably 3-4 years, but I have been trying to access their website on and off now since at least November. It still shows down. I belled their customer...
  14. Thread: Lutens Website

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    Re: Lutens Website

    This is very helpful, too. Thank you. :smiley:
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    Re: Lutens Website

    Okay, I thought so. Thanks. I am not a facebook member. Never have been interested in those sorts of sites, but thanks for the suggestion. :smiley:
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    Re: Lutens Website

    Thanks, nosey74. One must be a facebook member to use the though, yes?
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    Re: Lutens Website

    Oh, yes, that is very helpful, thank you Bonnette. :thumbup:
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    Re: Lutens Website

    The only number I saw was an overseas number. I used to have a number here in the U.S. for them, but I cannot find it now, unfortunately.
  19. Thread: Lutens Website

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    Re: Lutens Website

    This is true. Oh, well, I shall keep trying. Thanks, though.
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    Re: Lutens Website

    Thank you. That is exactly what I have been doing. No one replies to emails. I think they must be having website issues, but I cannot explain why there has been no replies to emails unless staff...
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    Re: Neiman Marcus $50-$275 Off On-Line Only

    ^^^ You are very welcome.
  22. Thread: Lutens Website

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    Lutens Website

    I have been trying to contact Lutens for some time now. The contact link on the website does not work. I have tried to use it with two browsers, but it does not work. There is a customer service...
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    Re: Neiman Marcus $50-$275 Off On-Line Only

    Oh, I am sorry. I misunderstood what you said. Yes, some things are excluded from the offer. Sorry.
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    Re: Neiman Marcus $50-$275 Off On-Line Only

    Hmmm, well at least you were able to take advantage of it. I have not decided on anything to order. I do not recall NM ever offering this promotion again in January. As I recall, they usually...
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    Re: Neiman Marcus $50-$275 Off On-Line Only

    You are welcome, chaps. :smiley:
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    Re: Robert Piguet Your Favorites?

    I love Fracas and Alameda although the latter was sadly discontinued.

    I have yet to try Bandit, but it is one of the fragrances for which the house is most well known and a favourite for many.
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    Neiman Marcus $50-$275 Off On-Line Only

    I think this applies to beauty, too. Use code NEWYEAR

    Purchase must be at least $200 before tax and shipping. One offer per customer.

    Expires 08 January 21 at 10:00 p.m. Central Time.
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  28. Thread: USPS Anxiety

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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Nothing is the same as it used to be many years ago. Post delivery used to be as dependable and predictable as the sunrise.

    Checked my Maryland package this morning, and it still shows no...
  29. Thread: USPS Anxiety

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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    :laugh: Too funny!
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Well, I thought USPS was making an effort to catch up. I was outside about an hour ago and spied one of their delivery vehicles down the block. Today is Sunday, so I was somewhat surprised to see...
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    Re: House of Parterre New Years Sale 30% Off

    Thank you, Kash! Given the New Year's sale, it would not be a huge blind buy risk. They have discovery sets with 4 fragrances, 10ml each for £75 minus the 30% discount. Sounds like a good way to...
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    Thank you. It is very old school chypre, yes? I liked my sample, and it was probably going to be the next purchase, but I was not positive.
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    Thank you. :smiley:
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Both of my packages arrived just moments ago. I left the gate to the property unlocked to be sure there would be no delivery issues. Instead of coming inside and walking the short distance to the...
  35. Thread: Oakmoss smell

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    Re: Oakmoss smell

    This is essentially what I was thinking, but I would suggest lightly steaming it instead of boiling it. I would be interested to know what happens if you try it. :smiley:
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    I bought Jasmin Antique blindly, and it is gorgeous. Reminds me a lot of Lush Lust except Lust is more indolic and has a smokiness that JA does not have. I love them both.

    I am now contemplating...
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    ^^^ Agreed. If they arrive safely by end of day, I will be happy enough.
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    I have two packages that are supposed to be delivered today. I have one postman. Tracking shows both packages are out for delivery. One is supposed to be delivered by 5:15 p.m. and the other one...
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    Re: House of Parterre New Years Sale 30% Off

    Neither was I, hednic. I was researching iris as a note and stumbled upon a YouTube video wherein the reviewer (one of my favourite reviewers in fact) spoke a little about the house and mentioned...
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    House of Parterre New Years Sale 30% Off

    The house's newest release is supposed to be a lovely Oriental Spicy fragrance with a gorgeous iris note. The name is divine----The Hour of Dusk & Gold :engel017:

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    Has anyone tried...
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Yes, indeed! I am very pleased. :smiley:
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Well, two of my packages should arrive tomorrow, one from California and one from Illinois. The Maryland package still has not shown any movement, so I still have one lost little sheep. Perhaps it...
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    Re: Neiman Marcus Gift Card $50-$300

    You are both very welcome. :smiley:

    - - - Updated - - -

    Neiman Marcus has extended this offer through today.
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    Neiman Marcus Gift Card $50-$300

    Includes beauty. Use code JANGC

    Ends 01 January 21 at 10 p.m. Central Time.
  45. Thread: USPS Anxiety

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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Wow.... :sad:
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    Re: R.I.P. Pierre Cardin

    Thank you.

    I most heartily agree with you, and I think this applies in many other areas as well. More and more, with each passing year, I think to myself and sometimes comment to my old friends,...
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    Re: R.I.P. Pierre Cardin

    98 years old....that is a long time to live....almost a century. Well, kids, the fact is we are rapidly losing an entire generation of people now, and in many cases, that will be sped up by Covid. ...
  48. Re: Amouage Rose Incense - Anyone put their nose to this one yet?

    Oh, that must be why I had not heard of it then. I would love to test it, though. Sounds like it would be very nice. Thanks.
  49. Re: Amouage Rose Incense - Anyone put their nose to this one yet?

    This must be a very recent release, yes? I love Amouage, but I had not heard of this one until today.
  50. Re: Love Chypre Siam...it's sold out...what's very similar?

    Chypre-Siam is a lovely anachronism. If someone offered it blind to me to sniff and told me it was a vintage 1950s-1960s fragrance, I would believe him without question. I do not know of anything...
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Yes, it must have been because this morning the package shows in Anaheim. At least it is moving. Another package is still being held hostage in Maryland if I can believe the tracking. Tracking on...
  52. Re: Montale Silver Bottle Problems: leaking because of corrosion/rust

    I had been considering Full Incense, Chocolate Greedy, and Jasmine Full.
  53. Thread: USPS Anxiety

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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    :laugh:

    I wonder if anyone who has been on the "inside" at the USPS has ever considered writing an exposé? :lolk:
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    That sounds unbelievably disorganised! No wonder they have so many problems..... :tongue:
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Well, here is a new one on me. I have a package coming from California as of yesterday. Tracking shows package "accepted" at a specific post office location, yet it also shows "acceptance pending."...
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    I go through this every Christmas, so it is not per se a Covid related problem. My best friend lives less than 5 hours from here and always posts my Christmas present 2 day priority mail at least...
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    Re: Less Than Honest eBay Marketing Ploys

    I do not feel I fell victim to anything. I decided I wanted the item after some careful deliberation.

    My point was that making the listing look like a brand new listing with one of the items...
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    Re: Less Than Honest eBay Marketing Ploys

    No, that is my point exactly. That link disappeared, so it looked as though it was a brand new listing and one sold within the hour.
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    Re: Less Than Honest eBay Marketing Ploys

    You are welcome, hednic. :smiley:
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    Less Than Honest eBay Marketing Ploys

    Always I have felt eBay has been less than honest in many ways since it was purchased and went public, and I just discovered another less than honest action. They are trying to create an illusion of...
  61. Re: Montale Silver Bottle Problems: leaking because of corrosion/rust

    That is outrageous! I guess the lesson is ether do not buy from this house, or decant the entire bottle once you have it. :sad::angry:
  62. Thread: The Grey Market

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    Re: The Grey Market

    No, I have not seen it. Thank you, hednic! :smiley:
  63. Thread: The Grey Market

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    The Grey Market

    I have been thinking about the grey market and how it works. Apparently, as I understand it, perfumes from retailers become available in lots or something, and grey market sellers bid on them. ...
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    Re: FragranceNet.com 37% is back

    Okay, thank you. They seem to rotate these offers pretty frequently, so I am sure the 37% will be back soon. I just hope they do not raise the prices on the fragrances as the same time. That is...
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    Re: FragranceNet.com 37% is back

    I just tried googling a fragrance and Fragrancenet and clicking on the "shopping" tab. It shows 35%. Am I doing something wrong??
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    Re: How Does Alien Essence Absolue Wear?

    No, it was a manufacturer sealed refill bottle that I just purchased and opened for the first time. I opened it and used a clean, fresh pipette to transfer some of it to an atomiser. The liquid is...
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    perfumecosmetics4u-2009

    Has anyone purchased from this eBay seller, perfumecosmetics4u-2009 ? If so, where do they ship from? Thanks!
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    Re: How Does Alien Essence Absolue Wear?

    Thank you. I suspect that is the case for most wearers. I really think I must have a very old and/or poorly stored bottle.
  69. Re: Montale Silver Bottle Problems: leaking because of corrosion/rust

    I almost purchased 1-2 of their fragrances this year, but I decided against it because I remembered this thread. Sorry to hear this. I suggest you contact them. Good luck.
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    Re: How Does Alien Essence Absolue Wear?

    I suppose that is possible. I am going to wear it once or twice more before I make any final decisions on it.
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    Re: How Does Alien Essence Absolue Wear?

    I think perhaps my bottle is just too old then. I accidentally spilt quite a bit on myself last night, and it was noticeable for about an hour, and then it wore very close to the skin for just a...
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    How Does Alien Essence Absolue Wear?

    For anyone who has worn Mugler Alien Essence Absolue, how does it wear on your skin? It is a close skin scent? Does it have much sillage and/or projection? How is the longevity?
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    Rogue Perfumery Discounts?

    I recall Rogue offered a 20% discount for Black Friday. Is this the only time of year they offer a discount?
  74. Re: Fragrancebuy.ca free shipping code! Expires 12/27

    I just purchased something from them! They do have fast shipping, and they pack well in a good box. In fact, they have the best shipping of any grey market seller I have purchased from before.
    ...
  75. Thread: USPS Anxiety

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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    If USPS has a "naughty list," Bonnette, I surely am at the top of it, so you are in excellent company! :cheesy:

    Bark, glad your perfume finally arrived safely. I am sure you will receive your...
  76. Re: Has Fragrancenet Recently Increased Their Prices

    Surely they must realise regular customers have noticed all of this.

    I was looking at a MFK fragrance some months back and was shocked to see that Fragrancenet's price was the exact same price...
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    Re: Saks Fifth Avenue Today Only 10% Off Beauty

    You are welcome. :smiley:
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    Saks Fifth Avenue Today Only 10% Off Beauty

    It is not much of a discount, I know, but I thought I would post it anyway.

    Use code BEAUT10SF

    Ends 11:59 p.m. tonight.
  79. Re: Has Fragrancenet Recently Increased Their Prices

    Yes, they have done. I noticed it a long time ago. I looked at an MFK fragrance a few weeks ago, and they had it priced the same as NM. I agree with Trilby's assessment.

    Gosh, it was a LONG...
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    ^^^ :laugh: Yes, looks about right!
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Well, at least your Macy's order arrived. I am supposed to have a FedEx delivery Saturday. Fingers crossed it shows up.

    It is Christmas Eve now, though, so I am letting go of any frustrations...
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22195212/postmaster-louis-dejoy-christmas-holiday-package-delays-usps-fedex-ups-delivery
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    True. It has been this way for years now. Frankly, I do not have much hope for USPS or UPS for that matter.
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Ye Gods! I hope they do better than that!! :cheesy:
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Another Christmas miracle, Bark! :laugh:

    If I were you, I would wait until next week to see if your card comes in. If you cancel now, you start all over from scratch, and the card might arrive...
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    That has pretty much been my experience, too, Bonnette. I stopped buying from Beauty Encounter for exactly this reason. I told them if they cannot be bothered to ship my expensive perfume in a box...
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Well, USPS just delivered one of my packages. I was appalled that the seller once again did not ship in a box even after I specifically said "ship in a box to avoid any sort of damage." It looks...
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Good for you, Bark! I do not have much experience with DHL, but I have never had a problem with them the few times I have had shipping through them.

    My package from Connecticut is arriving today!...
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Well after four days with no update on tracking, one of my packages which was scheduled to be delivered today has finally updated tonight to "arriving late." That was expected, of course, whence...
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    None of them is perfect, Frank, but in my experience, FedEx is the best of the lot. Right now, though, with Covid raging and all sorts of other problems, I think all carriers are having problems. ...
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Of course, and one would think they could understand the difference between something you can readily replace and something that would be hard to replace if not impossible to replace such as rare...
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Make them sort the mail on their route? Of course that would slow down delivery! I am in despair of the USPS. In my youth, our post was delivered by 10 a.m. most every day, and we had the same...
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    That is the sort of thing that could push me over the edge!! Talk about "going postal" !!! :angry::angry::angry:
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    I can tell you something else about vacation hold. If you have your post on vacation hold, your packages STILL will go out in the postman's vehicle. He just will not deliver them (if he realises...
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    :laugh::laugh::laugh: I thought this was one solution to keep my perfumes out of the boiling hot delivery vehicles a couple of Summers ago. Boy, was I wrong! I placed my post on vacation a couple...
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    In these instances, the two are "shipping partners." I have experienced this a few times with perfume orders from Fragrancenet. Also have experienced it with Amazon on occasion.
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Consider it preemptive, Bark. Hardly a week will go by before the next bit of aggravation with them. I reached the conclusion long ago that the USPS either should be overhauled and held to some...
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    I have this same experience regularly. Every time it happens I complain. Once, I caught the postman at my gate and told him he should not scan packages until they are actually delivered. I could...
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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Sounds all too familiar. I have tried to hold them responsible for years to no avail. After many phone calls and long, long waits on the line to speak to someone, I was told I could write a letter...
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