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What are my obligations towards goods received with no payment request?

Follow up to this question. The goods were eventually delivered six weeks after I sent an order. This was four weeks after I was initially told they had been dispatched and I informed the company I ...
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Must I pay to dispose of bulky, unwanted deliveries?

I recently had a new refrigerator delivered, which unfortunately showed up with a dented door. The manufacturer sent me a new replacement door, and I scheduled a service appointment to have it ...
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Does receiving a package establish some kind of contract?

The setup is as follows. Two private individuals sent a package across international borders via some shipping company. The shipping company asked the sender to fill out some paper work and pay fees ...
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Why would a shrewd seller even transact with a buyer who must pledge bills of lading, just to finance the transaction?

I don't grok the facts of this case. What does refused to redeem the pledge when the bills of lading were tendered to them by Chabbra mean? Why must the buyers redeem the pledge, once Chabbra (seller) ...
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What can I do when a postal company lies about a delivery being made?

Imagine I ordered a product online, and it gets shipped from China to Europe. One day, the tracking service offered by the chinese postal company claims that the package was successfully delivered and ...
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Regulations concerning non-commercial lithium ion battery transportation

With the proliferation of lithium ion-batteries for small-scale energy storage projects, non-commercial transportation of significantly large batteries (in the few kWh range, much larger than the few ...
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Does it count as false advertisement if a company knowingly lies about third party shipping time?

I live in Washington. I ordered a replacement part for my dishwasher from a company based out of Florida. When I selected the product on their website and entered my zipcode, I was told that it would ...
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Can a shipping company offer a parcel delivery that does not include at least one attempt to deliver?

Suppose you order some item online and then you pay a shipping company to deliver the item to your home address. What exactly is the shipping company contractually obligated to do? In spite of how ...
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Is shipping an 80% lower to someone in Washington Illegal

I was apart of a conversation where one person who lives in the state of Washington wanted someone who lives in Texas to buy a glock 80% lower for them and ship it to them in Texas. To me, this sounds ...
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Purolator Shipping Insurance "At Shipper's Risk" clause

I shipped personal items from Canada to the US with Purolator. One package arrived significantly damaged (the delivery man also acknowledged and made note of this). I purchased 1200$ worth of ...
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asked to sign an affidavit even though one can't testify

Imagine one bought something at an online shop. The shop ship it via a common shipping company. The online tracking said it has been delivered to the buyer but one didn't receive it, nor got a notice ...
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Do I have to pay customs taxes for a returned article?

I live in France, I ordered an item from the United States and I didn't like it. I returned it and the parcel status is: Inbound Into Customs, Your item is being processed by United States Customs. ...
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Can shipping companies be held liable for consequential damages?

I sent some goods in bulk to a client worth a lot of money from India and UPS delivered the good 20 days later than the expected delivery date causing a major loss for my business as the client ...
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Dispute with overseas logistics company (USA) - how to sue an international company?

I live in the UK and sell stuff on Amazon. Last year I used a logistics company in the US to help me deliver my products from China to the US. They gave me a quote for $1850 which I paid. 8 weeks ...
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Can customs taxes be considered as a breach of contract for online orders?

When buying products online with international shipping and getting hit by unexpected border control taxes (in Canada), does this constitute a breach of contract for the sale? For example, you ...
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What's the total value for customs of a check?

I work for a non-profit company in the accounts payable department (we don't pay taxes in most states... as long as we are in the state, I think). My boss was gone for the day and I had an urgent ...
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If a retailer sends you something you didn't order, can you keep it?

This Consumerist article discussing a Wal-Mart shipping mishap involving a customer receiving extra iPods argues that the FTC ruling regarding unsolicited goods means that you can keep good as a ...
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What are the relevant U.S. laws that cover businesses that disburse cash?

I'm interested in starting a business that sends customers rolls of quarters (and maybe at most 1-2 per week at most), e.g. for paying for laundry washing and drying machines. I'd like to be able to ...
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Shipping company offering insurance on TV that cannot be claimed

I have sold TV on ebay and then used https://www.parcel2go.com for shipping, I choose to add insurance for 250 GBP. Today I got a claim opened on ebay that TV was damaged there is obvious damage to ...
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Merchant Marine Time Act of 1920 and Puerto Rico - logistical question?

This questions concerns shipping logistics under the Merchanat Marine Act of 1920 as it applies to the territory of Puerto Rico. As a hypothetical consider a manufacturing (possibly agricultural ...
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Is a driver - under a verbal contract with their trucking company - liable for cargo damage? (Canada)

My in-laws decided to try their hand at driving semi-trucks and found some random company in Ontario willing to "hire" them. I put that in quotes because they never actually signed any kind of a ...
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Is a (UK) retail company obliged to compensate their customer if the package was lost or stolen during international shipping? [duplicate]

I ordered shoes from a UK based company, to be delivered in the US. It turns out the package was delivered in a different state over 500 miles from the delivery address I provided. Incredibly, the ...
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How risky is it to mail DVDs of pirated movies to other countries?

This is 100% hypothetical! If somebody in the USA ships DVDs with pirated movies on them to some country overseas, for example the UK, could the recipient or the sender get into trouble by whoever it ...
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Is it legal to travel using a shipping container?

Is it legal to ship someone using a controlled atmoshere shipping container? They would have various amenities (food, water, entertainment etc) And they will be shipped from Canada to Spain.
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Am I required to return a package that was sent to me in error?

tl;dr: Do I have to return a package that was sent to me that I've already been refunded for? Background: In early October, I pre-ordered the Microsoft Band 2; a fitness monitor. It wasn't scheduled ...
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DHL lost packet, Sender does not answer

The Scenario I bought a notebook online from a private person. As he lives to far away, we agreed on he sending it via DHL. I paid the money, he took the packet to the mail office, but the packet got ...
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Is there a recourse against UPS for not delivering packages on time?

I have a "new" address and ZIP code that appears to confuse UPS and consistently causes them to delay delivery of packages to me. I've tried filing complaints with UPS itself, but to no avail: I ...
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