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Old 09-19-2019, 5:46 PM
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Default My scope package was opened by post office

Has this happened to anyone else?

Ordered a scope from Midway and the box was clearly opened, and I could tell the scope box inside was even looked at.
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Old 09-19-2019, 6:11 PM
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Back when I wrote to Radio Moscow as a kid all my foreign mail came to me opened after that.
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Old 09-19-2019, 6:12 PM
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Maybe checking value. I had a 3.5 pound lead A2 stock weight disappear from usps. Visions of silver bars.
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Old 09-19-2019, 6:13 PM
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Maybe they shipped a demo model scope.
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Old 09-19-2019, 6:25 PM
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Maybe they shipped a demo model scope.
The most obvious part was the mail packaging cardboard box it was delivered in
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Old 09-19-2019, 6:54 PM
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Vendor? Some sell refurb as new. Some might be resell gifts as brand new....
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Old 09-20-2019, 10:10 AM
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I believe boxes sometimes get punctured, not intentionally opened by someone.

Opening or tampering with mail is a federal offense, much more serious than people believe it is. For example, one can mail classified material via USPS precisely because it is a crime to tamper with mail and there are processes in place to prevent it.

Just yesterday I received a package of brass that was "opened" on the side. After looking at it, it's likely that the box just got hit by a corner of another box during transport. Nothing was missing and there is no conceivable reason anyone working for USPS would risk criminal charges just to see what's inside.
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Check with the local post office and see what they say?
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Old 09-20-2019, 11:29 AM
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I believe boxes sometimes get punctured, not intentionally opened by someone.

Opening or tampering with mail is a federal offense, much more serious than people believe it is. For example, one can mail classified material via USPS precisely because it is a crime to tamper with mail and there are processes in place to prevent it.
Where I live,the USPS employees don't give a ****. They cover for each other- even the manager. Snitches get stitches. Must be recruiting from prisons.

USPS packages get tampered with all the time. Obviously tampered, not just "oh, it must have gotten damaged in transit". Like... a slit cut in the box corner, the interior bag ripped, and some of the contents pulled out for inspection. The most egregious example was when I had some reloading dies shipped to me and someone had pulled them out of the inner bag and inspected them. Probably wondering if they could resell them without getting caught and if the $$$ would be worth the risk. They just shoved them back in the box afterward.

Postal employees here are notoriously crooked.
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Old 09-20-2019, 11:38 AM
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there is no conceivable reason anyone working for USPS would risk criminal charges just to see what's inside.
They would if they like to steal stuff from packages. They don’t care as the chance of getting caught is about zero. I have had a few packages “disappear” over the years. Outside of the delivery truck catching fire or the cargo plane carrying the mail goes down, you cant really lose a package, someone takes them. Even the post office cant tell you how much mail is lost each year because they have no way to account for all lost mail.
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A bunch of packages get delivered to the wrong address, some get put back into mail after the wrong person opens and decides to send it on, others just never show up... happens a bunch here in high desert area.


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Old 09-20-2019, 2:44 PM
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Not to me. I just don’t get my packages. Had over 50 packages in one year never make it out of my local post office. My buddy sent in a supercharger to get rebuilt n when it got to Vortech they opened it only to find 4 bricks in the box.
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Check with the local post office and see what they say?

Make wild accusations, and get the postal inspectors involved, too!
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Old 09-20-2019, 3:23 PM
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Maybe if the scope was coming from overseas they were checking to make sure it wasn't counterfeit?

but I think that's a real long shot.

I've had 1 package, that I was shipping through United States Postal Service, disappear. For some reason they made me
re-box the package at the post office and maybe someone there noticed it had Christmas gifts of the not cheap variety. (A TAG Heuer watch and other things)
I tried to conceal what I was doing in a corner, away from everyone but thinking back there was probably a camera looking right at me.

Or it could have just been a normal random stolen around the time when people are mailing Christmas gifts issue.

I've never had an issue with any other shipper.
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Old 09-20-2019, 7:24 PM
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The real thieves take things that are small and easy to sell. Jewelry & electronics are popular.
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Old 09-20-2019, 7:47 PM
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1. Midway is known for just slapping a shipping label on item's factory box. Of course during transit its all busted up when arrived (keep that in mind).

2. If your scope is packed by a separate box and it was open arrived - was it seal and taped properly? or which class of mail was it sent by? First Class mail needs a warrant for P.O. to search, other classes (priority, express, etc) P.O. can open anytime for inspection for any reason. Priority might be a day or two faster but ALWAYS try to mail FIRST CLASS for reason stated earlier.
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Old 09-21-2019, 2:23 AM
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The postal service will open and check packages they deem suspicious, more then once I’ve had my boxes of bullets opened and resealed. I always order from the same company in the mid-west, they go above and beyond packaginger the bullets due to the weight. Never had one break in transit and the times I’ve found loose bullets in the shipping box I could see were a safety razor was used to open the box containing the bullets.
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UPS and Fed Ex are more reliable if you have the choice.
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Old 09-21-2019, 6:38 AM
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He was sighting it in for you. That was part of the 'handling" charge.
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Old 09-21-2019, 7:57 AM
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He was sighting it in for you. That was part of the 'handling" charge.
He only needed it for the season opener?
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He only needed it for the season opener?
It was the wrong reticle.
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