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Mystery Package

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 2nd, 2024, 10:57 am

Something happened to me this past week that's not very cool.

I received a package addressed to me from "Operation Retro" at a North Carolina address. I opened it up and it appears to be a SNES console in bubble wrap, but no wires or controllers. I didn't open it any further because I immediately assumed it was sent to me by mistake. There was no note or anything.

So I set it to the side hoping I might be contacted about it but I haven't heard anything. To be honest I would probably be more likely to toss this in the garbage than completely unwrap it. I'm 99% sure it was just an innocent mixup but it still creeps me out.

If anyone has an info/advice let me know.

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Re: Mystery Package

Postby matmico399 » March 2nd, 2024, 11:02 am

Can you try contacting them since you have the name? Somebody is probably looking for it.

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Re: Mystery Package

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 2nd, 2024, 11:15 am

matmico399 wrote:Can you try contacting them since you have the name? Somebody is probably looking for it.


There was no name for the sender, just "operation retro". It was addressed to my name and address.

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Re: Mystery Package

Postby Stalvern » March 2nd, 2024, 1:31 pm

Send a letter to the return address with your email address for them to get back to you.

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Re: Mystery Package

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 2nd, 2024, 7:16 pm

Stalvern wrote:Send a letter to the return address with your email address for them to get back to you.


Yeah this might be the only way to get to the bottom of it.

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Re: Mystery Package

Postby Herschie » March 2nd, 2024, 7:42 pm

I'd be worried it'd have cockroaches in it.

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Re: Mystery Package

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 2nd, 2024, 7:53 pm

Herschie wrote:I'd be worried it'd have cockroaches in it.


I was NOT worried about this possibility... but I am now!!

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Re: Mystery Package

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 2nd, 2024, 7:56 pm

Worst case, my friend Sudz has offered to "blow it up" for me in the backyard.

What could possibly go wrong with this plan??

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Re: Mystery Package

Postby djc » March 2nd, 2024, 9:07 pm

What has you most concerned? Is it the fact that they had your street address or that they just sent you a random package. As it's somewhat on-brand for you (not that you need another SNES console), it may have just been someone looking to keep an old SNES console away from e-Waste and thought you'd appreciate the donation.

As Clint Bassinger (LGR) eventually realized, while people mean well, accepting unsolicited donations is a slippery slope - especially if you don't have space to store a lot of stuff.

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Re: Mystery Package

Postby VideoGameCritic » March 2nd, 2024, 9:27 pm

Yeah I don't accept unsolicited donations. And I rarely accept solicited donations. I would however like to see this go to the right person if it's meant for someone else. I'm going to drop a letter to the originator in the mail. But that's about all the effort I'm willing to expend on this.


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