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Ozark Wizard

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Age : 53
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
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PostSubject: I had no idea this still happened   Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:08 pm

Postage due notice/envelope in the post box today. Guess I need to go into town soon.... AGAIN.....


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Brewdude

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PostSubject: Re: I had no idea this still happened   Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:12 pm

Prolly mine Ozzie!

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Cheers,

RR
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: I had no idea this still happened   Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:14 pm

Ah so!

Perhaps they will give me the mail when I go in and pay them then...

Too funny!!! lol!
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: I had no idea this still happened   Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:59 am

Oh yeah, I get those sometimes. There are a few ebayers out there who either can't compute proper postage, or they're cheap and just being disingenuous.
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PostSubject: Re: I had no idea this still happened   Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:39 pm

Send whoever sent you this a bill for the gas you had to use going to town! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil $.21 jeeeez!! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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alandadp

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PostSubject: Re: I had no idea this still happened   Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:34 pm

Don't complain too much Ozzie - if that was in the UK then the Royal Mail would probably add a standard charge of $5 or more to collect the amount owing!

They certainly do that on customs charges - I was charged £0.75 in customs on an item and the Royal Mail charged £8 to collect it Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

At least I could pay online and have it delivered - wowee!

Adam
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Ozark Wizard

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Age : 53
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
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PostSubject: Re: I had no idea this still happened   Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:51 pm

No complaint here, just thought it wasn't possible for anything to travel without proper prior payment.

I kept an eye out for the carrier and when we met I gave her a quarter and a small plate of Marzipan animal shaped yummies. She said she would bring my mail and the 4 cents change tomorrow. After we had a good laugh, I said that would be fine and to please remit a receipt...

I can hardly wait to see what's coming!

Very Happy
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Brewdude

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PostSubject: Re: I had no idea this still happened   Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:42 am

I've gotten those on occasion, always for a few cents. Here, they give you a small envelope to put the change into and leave in the mailbox. I don't think they hold back the letter first either.

At least you don't have to go into town Ozzie.


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bosun1

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PostSubject: Re: I had no idea this still happened   Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:55 am

OK, I remember when you had to lick stamps to make them stick. I used to collect stamps and they had actual 'postage due' stamps. I would imagine the true cost to the post office to collect those couple of cents is probably a buck or two to pay for time and that little piece of paper. Just makes me wonder, but I guess all of the dinosaurs aren't extinct!
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PostSubject: Re: I had no idea this still happened   Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:20 am

Reminds me of some fun we had whilst in the Service…

 

Whilst working at an outdoor centre in the Scottish Highlands we would regularly try to sneak some useless item into the other instructors’ rucsacs with the hope that they’d only discover it whilst on the hill.  To this end on separate occasions I discovered a pot plant, a clothes brush and a wheel brace whilst journeying through the mountains, none of which were particularly welcome additions to my packed weight.  Not wanting to miss out, amongst other items I managed to sneak an old fashioned telephone (the sort with the handset on a curly wire and the numbered disc with holes in it) into a colleague’s rucsac; he wasn’t happy as our ones in the UK were particularly bulky!

 

This practice became widespread throughout the Service outdoor centres but my mate finally got his comeuppance.  He’d been targeting a Marine who joined in at first but then became grumpy at discovering another useless item that he’d just carried for several miles.  To get his own back he waited until my friend was away on a course and then packaged a large dictionary and thesaurus and posted it to my mate’s home address without paying for the postage.  My mate’s wife, a fearsome type, received a note from the post office a few days later that said there was parcel needed to be picked up from the post office in her village, which she duly did.  After parting with a significant some of money she opened the package to discover the two very large books with the Service stamp inside them showing that they were from the centre.  Knowing her husband to be a practical joker she realised what had happened and gave my mate hell when he returned from his course.    The moral here is, I guess, don’t mess with a Marine.

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alandadp

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PostSubject: Re: I had no idea this still happened   Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:48 pm

Stick wrote:
..... The moral here is, I guess, don’t mess with a Marine.


Unless you can run fast - very fast (Booty, Booty, can't catch me - ooh ain't you quick Very Happy )

Adam
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PostSubject: Re: I had no idea this still happened   Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:46 am

I like that she wrote 'Ozark Wizard' on the top of your postage due notice Laughing
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Ozark Wizard

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PostSubject: Re: I had no idea this still happened   Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:24 am

AdamCordray wrote:
I like that she wrote 'Ozark Wizard' on the top of your postage due notice Laughing

I guess it's easier to remember an my Christian name....
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