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Rainmaker
5,849,552
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gabe Sanders I think the gift card issue is becoming more and more prevalent, and especially over this past Christmas holiday.  

Jan 14, 2015 11:07 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I haven't had an issue, but then again I don't send gift card through the mail.  I have received a few.  If any were stolen, I'm just not aware of it.

Jan 13, 2015 07:02 AM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I had it happen to me out of my own mailbox. I am using my business po box for my home mail now. Someone just went up the street taking everyones mail. 

Jan 13, 2015 06:45 AM
Rainer
215,585
Marla Yost
The Yost Team- Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, TX
The Yost Team

Never that is aweful.

Jan 13, 2015 04:11 AM
Rainer
272,937
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Not that I know of Joan Cox . But if I have to send something of value I will only do it with insurance and delivery confirmation.

Jan 13, 2015 01:54 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Joan,

Happened to us when we lived in Napa.  We lived in a rural area, where the mailboxes were lined up by the road.  We got wind of it when someone applied for a car loan and we got a call from the car dealer. The individual had stolen information from the Social Security office. that came in the mail to us.  We reported to the Post office, and the police.  After that, no mail was ever stolen again.  We learned the post office has an investigative arm.  A

Jan 13, 2015 01:14 AM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Once around Christmas, I thought it was stolen as the website said the item was delivered and it was not! However, the next day I did receive an item.

And off-late, waiting for a mail from someone I know, has not shown up after 10 days - though not sure if it is stolen.

Jan 13, 2015 01:13 AM
Rainer
279,878
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

Not in my area.

May 24, 2018 11:01 PM
Rainmaker
630,251
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

I had sent the mail that was not received by someone - in a way, it was stolen.

Jan 14, 2018 08:46 PM
Ambassador
6,354,630
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I so seldom mail anything anymore, time to close down the postal service and force everyone to get email.

Nov 08, 2017 10:57 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Fortunately not

May 07, 2017 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
5,849,552
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint there are times you need to send a gift card in the mail, and usually camouflage the envelope so the mailman does not know that is what it is. 

Jan 14, 2015 11:08 AM
Rainmaker
5,849,552
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Scott Godzyk that would be awful to have your mail stolen.   I have a cluster mailbox in my neighborhood, so the mail is pretty secure.

Jan 14, 2015 11:06 AM
Rainmaker
5,849,552
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Richard Robibero, ABR, SRS from now on, IF I send through the postal system will definitely send it certified. 

Jan 14, 2015 11:04 AM
Rainmaker
5,849,552
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ron & Alexandra Seigel I took the package into the post office AND the recipient has a cluster box so would have thought no problem....

Jan 14, 2015 11:03 AM
Rainmaker
5,849,552
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Praful Thakkar that is exactly what happened here - it was delivered after 10 days.   The package looked like it had been dropped into water, and the address was smeared.

Jan 14, 2015 11:02 AM
Rainmaker
844,745
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I don't like to send gift cards or money in invitation type envelopes.  They are easily spotted as possibly something of value.  

Jan 13, 2015 01:29 PM
Rainmaker
5,849,552
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff Pearl I put a larger envelope with another item in the bubble envelope with a gift card sent 9 (delivery days) ago to VA and still has not arrived.    I have friends who sent gift cards this Xmas, and their recipients have not received them.

Jan 12, 2015 11:25 PM
Rainmaker
908,608
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

We never mail out from our mailbox on street. We take everything to PO. Delivery here is awful. We constantly get other peoples mail, and many things we are expecting never show up. We do as much as possible online now when it comes to paying bills.

Jan 12, 2015 10:56 PM