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March 22nd, 2019 at 12:19:41 PM permalink
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Current events thread, no Trump, no politics, no racial politics.

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Man arrested for keeping an 86-inch flat-screen TV that was mailed to his home by mistake....
The shipping company claims that Memmo signed for the incorrect delivery, which Memmo disputes. He also said that he never informed them he was someone he is not. According to Freetown Police Department, they were informed by the delivery service that two televisions had been delivered and one was delivered by mistake. “The delivery service contacted police after several unsuccessful attempts to recover the television. Police then visited the residence where they spoke with the male in an effort to recover the television. Unfortunately, he refused to cooperate,” the FPD said.



Memmo is now facing jail time. He says if he knew he would be arrested, he would have paid for the larger TV or returned it.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-kept-tv-sent-mistake-arrested-larceny-misleading-police-officer-230124458.html



CGC is the leading company for certifying comic books and handles hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Last week, they sent two comics worth about $85,000 to the wrong address. Someone at the comic shop signed for them, but the shop owner says he never got the books and claims no employee signed for them. The delivery service has a signed receipt and is washing their hands. The comic shop owner denies having the books, the police were informed but don't seem to be involved at this point, and the owner is out a relative fortune. I think CGC will end up eating the loss. Supposedly, someone transposed the customer account number when entering the books into the system. Amazing the damage a minor employee can do to a business. They hire the most knowledgeable people they can find to grade the books and get undone by a mistaken keystroke.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 12:20:18 PM permalink
They also now own 40% of hulu. Gonna be interesting to see what they do with this
Expect the worst and you will never be disappointed. I AM NOT PART OF GWAE RADIO SHOW
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March 22nd, 2019 at 12:28:17 PM permalink
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Current events thread, no Trump, no politics, no racial politics.

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Man arrested for keeping an 86-inch flat-screen TV that was mailed to his home by mistake....
The shipping company claims that Memmo signed for the incorrect delivery, which Memmo disputes. He also said that he never informed them he was someone he is not. According to Freetown Police Department, they were informed by the delivery service that two televisions had been delivered and one was delivered by mistake. “The delivery service contacted police after several unsuccessful attempts to recover the television. Police then visited the residence where they spoke with the male in an effort to recover the television. Unfortunately, he refused to cooperate,” the FPD said.



Memmo is now facing jail time. He says if he knew he would be arrested, he would have paid for the larger TV or returned it.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-kept-tv-sent-mistake-arrested-larceny-misleading-police-officer-230124458.html



CGC is the leading company for certifying comic books and handles hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Last week, they sent two comics worth about $85,000 to the wrong address. Someone at the comic shop signed for them, but the shop owner says he never got the books and claims no employee signed for them. The delivery service has a signed receipt and is washing their hands. The comic shop owner denies having the books, the police were informed but don't seem to be involved at this point, and the owner is out a relative fortune. I think CGC will end up eating the loss. Supposedly, someone transposed the customer account number when entering the books into the system. Amazing the damage a minor employee can do to a business. They hire the most knowledgeable people they can find to grade the books and get undone by a mistaken keystroke.



Almost certainly comic books at that level are insured.

Most likely the insurance company will conduct an investigation.

I had to deal with a similar situation when a film in transport never made it to its destination. 8 cartons of film shipped only 7 arrive. Film cant be finished now missing so much footage (films are shotnoutnof order so just not feasible to reshoot dozens of disparate scenes over)

Big insurance investigation finally held the carrier responsible in that scenario.

Who signed for the comics is going to be the main focus. A signature alone wont be good enough if the name illegible
billryan
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March 22nd, 2019 at 12:48:57 PM permalink
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Current events thread, no Trump, no politics, no racial politics.

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Man arrested for keeping an 86-inch flat-screen TV that was mailed to his home by mistake....
The shipping company claims that Memmo signed for the incorrect delivery, which Memmo disputes. He also said that he never informed them he was someone he is not. According to Freetown Police Department, they were informed by the delivery service that two televisions had been delivered and one was delivered by mistake. “The delivery service contacted police after several unsuccessful attempts to recover the television. Police then visited the residence where they spoke with the male in an effort to recover the television. Unfortunately, he refused to cooperate,” the FPD said.



Memmo is now facing jail time. He says if he knew he would be arrested, he would have paid for the larger TV or returned it.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-kept-tv-sent-mistake-arrested-larceny-misleading-police-officer-230124458.html



CGC is the leading company for certifying comic books and handles hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Last week, they sent two comics worth about $85,000 to the wrong address. Someone at the comic shop signed for them, but the shop owner says he never got the books and claims no employee signed for them. The delivery service has a signed receipt and is washing their hands. The comic shop owner denies having the books, the police were informed but don't seem to be involved at this point, and the owner is out a relative fortune. I think CGC will end up eating the loss. Supposedly, someone transposed the customer account number when entering the books into the system. Amazing the damage a minor employee can do to a business. They hire the most knowledgeable people they can find to grade the books and get undone by a mistaken keystroke.



Almost certainly comic books at that level are insured.

Most likely the insurance company will conduct an investigation.

I had to deal with a similar situation when a film in transport never made it to its destination. 8 cartons of film shipped only 7 arrive. Film cant be finished now missing so much footage (films are shotnoutnof order so just not feasible to reshoot dozens of disparate scenes over)

Big insurance investigation finally held the carrier responsible in that scenario.

Who signed for the comics is going to be the main focus. A signature alone wont be good enough if the name illegible



Evidently CGC has insurance for books in their possession and the delivery company insures while in transit. Someone will end up reimbursing the books rightful owners. My money would be on the books being in the comic shop owners possession.
I wish someone would create a lojack for these things. Imagine if everything came with a built in lojack type device. Crime would be cut so low.....
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March 22nd, 2019 at 1:01:16 PM permalink
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Yes, it is all things Disney, comic books, and Fantasy land. Have fun.

Current Events are current events whether they make you feel happy and sheltered or not. Don't really see the need for 2 threads on the same topic. But if others feel the need for a safe censored space, so be it.

I think its a really good idea. There are people who bow out from threads once it gets too political. We might more participation from people we normally don't. The Wizard might even join in on occasion.

There should be a cuss(Trump) jar on this thread.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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March 22nd, 2019 at 1:03:33 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Yes, it is all things Disney, comic books, and Fantasy land. Have fun.

Current Events are current events whether they make you feel happy and sheltered or not. Don't really see the need for 2 threads on the same topic. But if others feel the need for a safe censored space, so be it.



LOL "safe censored space." Get that right-wing victim mentality BS outta here.

Some of us want to be able to discuss current events outside of a political spectrum (which is already being run into the effing ground in this forum over multiple pointless thread).
billryan
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March 22nd, 2019 at 1:13:32 PM permalink
Anyone watch " My friend, Jeffery Dahmer"?
Interesting look at a young Dahmer as it recounts his high school years where he went from a typical awkward loner to having a fan club that egged him into stupid stunts. Seems like insanity might have run in the family.
It's in rotation on HBO.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 2:08:30 PM permalink
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Current events thread, no Trump, no politics, no racial politics.

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Man arrested for keeping an 86-inch flat-screen TV that was mailed to his home by mistake....
The shipping company claims that Memmo signed for the incorrect delivery, which Memmo disputes. He also said that he never informed them he was someone he is not. According to Freetown Police Department, they were informed by the delivery service that two televisions had been delivered and one was delivered by mistake. “The delivery service contacted police after several unsuccessful attempts to recover the television. Police then visited the residence where they spoke with the male in an effort to recover the television. Unfortunately, he refused to cooperate,” the FPD said.



Memmo is now facing jail time. He says if he knew he would be arrested, he would have paid for the larger TV or returned it.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-kept-tv-sent-mistake-arrested-larceny-misleading-police-officer-230124458.html



Interesting article. It would be interesting to see how it ends up.

This is the FTC page on unordered merchandise:
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0181-unordered-merchandise

Which says:
Q. Am I obligated to return or pay for merchandise I never ordered?

A. No. If you receive merchandise that you didn’t order, you have a legal right to keep it as a free gift.

I seem to recall this was done because unscrupulous vendors would send people things they didn't order and then hound them for payment.

If they just left it on his doorstep it would seem he was in the clear. The fact that he signed for it may have changed things.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 2:29:11 PM permalink
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Quote: onenickelmiracle

Current events thread, no Trump, no politics, no racial politics.

Quote: article

Man arrested for keeping an 86-inch flat-screen TV that was mailed to his home by mistake....
The shipping company claims that Memmo signed for the incorrect delivery, which Memmo disputes. He also said that he never informed them he was someone he is not. According to Freetown Police Department, they were informed by the delivery service that two televisions had been delivered and one was delivered by mistake. “The delivery service contacted police after several unsuccessful attempts to recover the television. Police then visited the residence where they spoke with the male in an effort to recover the television. Unfortunately, he refused to cooperate,” the FPD said.



Memmo is now facing jail time. He says if he knew he would be arrested, he would have paid for the larger TV or returned it.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-kept-tv-sent-mistake-arrested-larceny-misleading-police-officer-230124458.html



Interesting article. It would be interesting to see how it ends up.

This is the FTC page on unordered merchandise:
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0181-unordered-merchandise

Which says:
Q. Am I obligated to return or pay for merchandise I never ordered?

A. No. If you receive merchandise that you didn’t order, you have a legal right to keep it as a free gift.

I seem to recall this was done because unscrupulous vendors would send people things they didn't order and then hound them for payment.

If they just left it on his doorstep it would seem he was in the clear. The fact that he signed for it may have changed things.



Supposedly he contacted Amazon which told him to keep it. It is the shipping company pressing charges

Devils advocate here is that the insurance company is forcing the shipper to pay for their error so regardless of Amazons goodwill, the shipper brought in the police.

If the guy has some record of the Amazon convo he may have a very strong case. If Amazon told me I could keep a wrongfully delivered item I am not giving it to Fedex or UPS or whoever.

If you add this to the FTC rules he may even have a lawsuit against both the shipper and police. His story has gone viral so he even has defamation claims
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March 22nd, 2019 at 3:06:19 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Yes, it is all things Disney, comic books, and Fantasy land. Have fun.

Current Events are current events whether they make you feel happy and sheltered or not. Don't really see the need for 2 threads on the same topic. But if others feel the need for a safe censored space, so be it.



Is the need to feel happy and sheltered the reason you avoid reading longform articles about nineteenth century Brazilian architecture?

Most of us want to avoid a topic that often ends up dominating everything with nothing but silliness and worthless repetition

To actually add something, here's the best news story I've seen all year: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/16/opinion/sunday/chess-champion-8-year-old-homeless-refugee-.html

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