Shipping to PO Box

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k4mt
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Shipping to PO Box

Post by k4mt » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:51 am

I have a guy who wants to purchase a radio but he only has a PO box as an address. Am I right in seeing this as a red flag as a potential problem?

Gary K4MT

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Re: Shipping to PO Box

Post by W7USN » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:18 pm

Hi Gary
I suppose it could be a crap shoot but I have no mail delivery
to the house available here so a P. O. Box is the only mailing
address available to me. I do have a street address for UPS
and FedEx. Living in the boonies is great but has it's limitations.

73 John
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Re: Shipping to PO Box

Post by KC7I » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:08 pm

My second home is also where there is no mail delivery so a PO Box is mandatory if I want mail.
UPS and FedEx don't even deliver due to many not having street address numbers and some really bad roads.
This is a remote area on Maui, but I know of a few places in Oregon that are the same way. I've heard of many other rural areas without mail delivery.
I don't know of any current scams using PO Boxes. I had to show valid ID to get my box, and it would be pretty easy for authorities to catch someone picking up mail at a Post Office.

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