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Gold Coins Left on Doorstep


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Here is a link to the news item:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/experts/article-9871713/TONY-HETHERINGTON-gold-coins-just-left-doorstep.html

My favourite bit is where the courier came back and ask him to sign for coins he hadn't received. ūü§£

For my part I have had the postman just post a small special delivery package through the letterbox, unsigned for because of covid-19, even though it should be signed for, but they never just left it on the doorstep. ūüėē

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The postman should sign for the parcel in front of the recipient , If no answer a card should be left regardless of the fact it may go through the letter box.  Of course , some people are lucky enough to be on good terms with a regular postman and with a certain amount of trust a parcel could be left . Living a parcel on a doorstep , which most couriers seem to do is just crazy.  

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As discreet as RM parcels are, every one I've received has had the return address clearly displayed on it. Any courier/postman could easily work that out if they wanted to.

Furthermore, a crafty thief could even keep tabs on big release days like The Great Engravers and such...

Earlier this year I had a Three Graces coin (2oz silver) with tracking and was keen to see this delivered. On the day, I was waiting near the door. I heard the mail through the letterbox, waited for the knock, nothing. Opened the door, didn't see it tucked behind a pipe and, assuming it wasn't delivered, rushed upstairs to check tracking on the laptop which did indeed say "delivered".

At this point, I was in a bit of a panic and was keen to grab my trainers and go after the postman to ask him where it was. I quickly looked out the window and there he was looking up at me as he was walking up my neighbours drive. Rushing downstairs, I looked more thoroughly and found it. I was rather annoyed that he didn't knock. Why would he leave a parcel tucked behind a pipe on the porch without knocking? I didn't think too much of it until ten minutes later, I get a knock at the door from some random asking if I want my gutters cleaned...

Whether it was shear laziness from the postman not knocking the door or whatever else, the parcel could easily have gone missing with tracking showing delivered. If the postman simply denies leaving it unattended, then what happens? Who's out of pocket? I probably wouldn't have got a replacement. Maybe a refund at best.

I still wonder whether the timing of that incident was coincidence...

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6 hours ago, SilverJacks said:

As discreet as RM parcels are, every one I've received has had the return address clearly displayed on it. Any courier/postman could easily work that out if they wanted to.

Furthermore, a crafty thief could even keep tabs on big release days like The Great Engravers and such...

Earlier this year I had a Three Graces coin (2oz silver) with tracking and was keen to see this delivered. On the day, I was waiting near the door. I heard the mail through the letterbox, waited for the knock, nothing. Opened the door, didn't see it tucked behind a pipe and, assuming it wasn't delivered, rushed upstairs to check tracking on the laptop which did indeed say "delivered".

At this point, I was in a bit of a panic and was keen to grab my trainers and go after the postman to ask him where it was. I quickly looked out the window and there he was looking up at me as he was walking up my neighbours drive. Rushing downstairs, I looked more thoroughly and found it. I was rather annoyed that he didn't knock. Why would he leave a parcel tucked behind a pipe on the porch without knocking? I didn't think too much of it until ten minutes later, I get a knock at the door from some random asking if I want my gutters cleaned...

Whether it was shear laziness from the postman not knocking the door or whatever else, the parcel could easily have gone missing with tracking showing delivered. If the postman simply denies leaving it unattended, then what happens? Who's out of pocket? I probably wouldn't have got a replacement. Maybe a refund at best.

I still wonder whether the timing of that incident was coincidence...

It's a coincidence if it happens once.  It's planned (or a conspiracy) if it happens a second time.  But what do I know, lighting sometimes do strike twice!

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