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Safe Addresses...Suggestions on how to get and keep one


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#1 shedthemonkey

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Posted 20 April 2005 - 11:04 PM

The recent brew-ha-ha over at the Nook got me thinking along the lines of

SAFE ADDRESSES

Not only are they a REALLY good idea, they are necessary in the barter system so that if (when, actually, cuz it WILL happen eventually) something becomes compromised in transit, it does not mean a ride under the bubblegum lights or worse.

So...The topic is suggestions for acquiring a good, truely safe address, and any method specifically intended to keep shippers and especially receivers from harm.

I would like suggestions of both what works, and what has failed. WE ALL COULD BENEFIT FROM INCREASED PERSONAL SAFETY! This is a brainstorming effort, so please be kind to posters of impractical or insane ideas. We can weed nicely. :D

Let's start with a suggestion I heard in another thread:

Pay a bum to get you a post office box NOT attached to your home address.


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#2 destroy_erase_improve

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Posted 20 April 2005 - 11:26 PM

a friend is ok too, as long as its not illegal substances. spores/syringes/prints, can all be sent to a buddies house that is no where near a grow op. that way if for some reason the post office gets nosey, and something does happen (god forbid), nothing will be found or happen. choose a friend that has no kids in the house, and if possible is single. always have all boxes marked to RESIDENT and then the address. and tell them to NEVER open the box(tell them to write RETURN TO SENDER on it right away and lay it next to their door, that way all they have to say is, hey i was waiting for tomorrows mail, to send it back). you want them safeguarded as well as you. this is about all i can think of, any other suggestions would be good.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 02:37 AM

good thoughts dei. iffy shit? pay a friend. go to neighbors. NEVER HAVE ONE TO SIGN FOR!. have anyone not sign...not poss with po but with fed ex etc.you know what your doin. pay the consequences. our laws are unjust. they are the laws of the land. I would explain my beliefs here. too wordy. know what your doing. believe in the things your doing.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:05 AM

I have used my 80 year old grandma's address. Just for prints and syringes no questions asked and she is a tough old lady she wouldnt put up with anything and how hard could some one push a old lady for information. She has a different last name in a different city so there a couple degrees of seperation.

Peace...

#5 Hippie3

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:49 AM

a re-mailer is another option.
the mail goes to a firm/service's address first,
is re-mailed unopened by them [placed inside larger pkg.]
to a specified address
known only to the re-mailer.
there are several on the 'net,
many outside usa jurisdiction.
a small fee per piece of mail is usually required

#6 Hippie3

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:49 AM

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#7 shedthemonkey

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 03:46 PM

Below are some links that I found in a very short google search for remailer services. They vary in price structure and services…so before doing any of these research all the hidden fees and what they will and won’t do for you. The last link is especially cool in that you are basicly renting a physical box in Vegas and can peek into the box on the net and they are willing to use the bulk mail boxes/envelopes and mail a bunch of stuff to you for actual postage + $2 for each time you have them ship. They will hold indefinitely. I am not specifically suggesting using these links for your Safe Addy…just that there are a ton of remailer sites out there and here are just the first 5 I came across that didn’t look too overpriced.

http://www.barringto...il/services.htm
http://www.myus.com/...mbers/rates.cgi
http://www.boatmail....ers-special.php
http://www.amhomebas...ices-prices.htm
http://maillinkplus....lbox_rental.php

#8 Hippie3

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 04:35 PM

a myco-member in the
re-mailer business
would be great.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 04:46 PM

it would have to be the cleanest member around.. one who doesn't grow, doesn't even smoke pot.....

or the stupidest one, either way :p

#10 Hippie3

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 04:48 PM

being a re-mailer
gives one a pretty good cover story
for possession of packages of dubious content...

#11 ridder

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 04:54 PM

quite so, however it doesn't help if ya got a grow goin in the next room :p

#12 ridder

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 04:55 PM

i have thought about this before tho.. doing a remailer service.. anything is possible of course

#13 Hippie3

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 05:00 PM

i could do it,
if there was interest...

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 05:48 PM

Thats a great idea, a myco re-mailer. It would definitely have to be someone trustworthy and willing to take the risk of receiving packages.

DEI has a good point about using a friends house where it is safe.

I'm thinking a safe way would be if you know someone whom you trust that has a business or business address you could use. That way they can say they get the wrong mail sent to them all the time or something. Just throwing out ideas.

#15 destroy_erase_improve

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 06:02 PM

if your offering hip, or contemplating the idea, my friend said shes interested in using you whenever the occasion arrises.

#16 Hippie3

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:24 PM

lol
lots of folks
eager to use me.
i'd have to study the issue
before involving myself,
pretty busy with other projects currently.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 08:05 PM

i could do it,
if there was interest...

I think its a great Idea But I wouldnt call it a myco re-mailer for obvious reasons.

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 09:21 PM

my friend said shes interested in using you whenever the occasion arrises.



:rolleyes: :p

#19 destroy_erase_improve

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 09:24 PM

:) he totally missed the chance for a great one liner.
eh, cant catch em all :P

#20 vrooota

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Posted 22 April 2005 - 08:29 AM

its good to have trustworthy, understanding; and yet straight edged friends. I would think that there are others that have similar friends and might talk to them about the possibillity of starting their own business remailing stuff for f's and foaf's ect who have security issues....just a thought.....I know I couldn't talk any of my friends into doing such things for more than just me, they're too paranoid, which is why they are straight edged to begin with




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