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Don’t count your chickens before they hatch

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , on October 18, 2010 by Cardboard Icons

Last week, I found what I thought was a pretty good deal on eBay. Two lots of cards that included a half-dozen autos, three Ken Griffey Jr rookies and a few dozen inserts and stars all for about $6.50 shipped. I was elated.

Then came Monday when this arrived in my mail box.

The envelope was sitting just like that inside the LOCKED mailbox. After going through the package, it’s evident that half of the cards are missing — including the autographs.

Not a whole lot I can do here. It’s not the seller’s fault — after all, USPS charged him $8 to send the package; he only got 6.50 from me. And the package is not ensured,  so I’m pretty much SOL from a postal standpoint. Thankfully the cards weren’t worth that much.

Postage Due: 34 CENTS!

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , on December 22, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

mailslipOK, what the hell. I retrieved my mail  today and peeking out from the box was this little note. Usually these slips are left when a package needs to be signed for, or was too big for them to leave in the proper place. But no. Not here. It’s for POSTAGE DUE. They want me to drive to the local post office and hand them 34 measly little pennies (which I might do, the pennies) so I can obtain whatever “FCM” sent to me. Damnit. So help me if this is a package sent from an eBay seller, someone’s ass is going to get called out.  This better not be one of the things for which I paid $3 shipping …