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Subject: Do people actually use the PBS address as thier return address?
Date Posted: 1/31/2009 3:48 PM ET
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Another post made me think of this and I wondered - do people actually use the PBS address as their return address?  Do they do so in order that no one knows their actual address?  Just curious.  Pat

Date Posted: 1/31/2009 3:50 PM ET
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Hey Pat!  I just got one today that had the PBS address on it.  LOL  I have rec'd over 300 books, and only 2 or 3 have had the PBS addy on them.    I'm sure it's for "safety" purposes. 

Date Posted: 1/31/2009 5:31 PM ET
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I do.  Obviously no one using this site is super concerned with Internet privacy, but I just feel more comfortable using it. As someone pointed out in another thread, it would be very easy to get someone's address just by ordering a book from them.

PBS had a book I sent get "returned" to them one time and mailed it on for me (charging a credit for the postage.) I was very impressed!

Date Posted: 1/31/2009 7:23 PM ET
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This thread reminds me, I mailed a book today to someone whose first and last name doubles as a two word fictional location that the fellowship travels to in Lord of the Rings:  The Fellowship of the Ring.

Methinks someone is using a pen name, and it made my day to mail something to this person. 

Date Posted: 1/31/2009 9:19 PM ET
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"Internet privacy" is actually an oxymoron.