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Subject: Unusual Package
Date Posted: 11/26/2011 2:33 PM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2008
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I got an unusual package in the mail today.  It was a plain white envelope with my name and address on it, but nothing else.  There were the letters "TBB" in the return address area, and no postage of any kind on the envelope.  I was not charged for this package, so I don't think the person forgot the postage. "TBB" is nowhere near the name of the person that sent it to me, so I'm wondering if these letters mean something else?

Could this have been repackaged from a damaged envelope?  There's no address inside, just a book.  The book is not damaged, luckily, so no problems there.  I just don't know how this came to be delivered to me like this.  The envelope does not look brand new, but more like it's been through the mail.  There's no slip inside saying it was inspected or repackaged.

Anyone have any ideas?

Date Posted: 11/27/2011 1:05 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2006
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could someone dropped it off/

was book  you wanted

maybe it was santa claus



mistie -
Date Posted: 11/27/2011 2:05 PM ET
Member Since: 9/27/2007
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To clarify, was ythe book one you had requested here?

Date Posted: 11/27/2011 9:58 PM ET
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It was one sent to me on another trading site.  I'm just confused at how it got to me, since there was no postage of any kind--everything on it was hand written--and there was no return address, just the letters TBB in the corner.  As I mentioned, TBB are not the initials of the person who sent it.  It came from another state altogether, so I've no idea how it arrived like that without being returned for postage unless it was a repackage job of some kind.

Odd.  Any better guesses than mine?  Where are our postal workers?

Date Posted: 11/27/2011 10:12 PM ET
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I once got a PBS book with no postage, I think the printed address labels might trick someone just glancing at it to think there was postage, but I'm surprised a hand-written label made it through. Have you contacted the sender? 

Date Posted: 11/28/2011 8:54 PM ET
Member Since: 4/6/2010
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The mailman may have dropped it off with a neighbor by accident, they opened it up unintentionally, and then rewrapped it and stuffed it in your mailbox.