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    Default WWYD - package received for previous owner from overseas

    So I just got home to see a parcel addressed to the old owner of our house which has come from the UK. I usually just RTS their mail but I think this could be a Christmas present from an overseas relative.
    I just looked on Facebook and I can't find her but probably could post on my local suburb mums page as I'm sure someone would know her, to get the package to her. I know they bought in the same suburb about 18 months ago so I'm assuming they're still here.
    Or would you just RTS?

    ETA my hesitation in tracking her down on Facebook is that she might know I'm a stalker lol

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    Personally I'd try Facebook and see how you go . If not then RTS

    Good luck

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    I would put a post up on your local Facebook/buy swap sell page and see what happens. I see it quite often and the mail always ends up in the right persons hands. If you haven't heard anything after a couple of days I would rts. Good luck

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    Often the agent you bought from will have their address. That's how I've dealt with situations like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Often the agent you bought from will have their address. That's how I've dealt with situations like that.
    That's a good idea, does the agent usually give you their address? Or just passes it on to them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    That's a good idea, does the agent usually give you their address? Or just passes it on to them?
    No they don't. I just let them know I have a parcel and ask them to let them know my mobile so we can arrange for them to collect it.

    I'm not on Facebook so it wouldn't occur to me to contact someone that way.

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    How long have you lived there for?

    If longer than 3 months then I'd be taking it to the post office as return to sender.

    If less than 3 months then I'd try and find out their contact details through the real estate agent etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alliecat89 View Post
    How long have you lived there for?

    If longer than 3 months then I'd be taking it to the post office as return to sender.

    If less than 3 months then I'd try and find out their contact details through the real estate agent etc.
    We've lived here for 18 months. If it was from Australia I would just RTS however if it has to go back to the UK then get to the correct address here, it will take forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    We've lived here for 18 months. If it was from Australia I would just RTS however if it has to go back to the UK then get to the correct address here, it will take forever.
    They've had a new address for 18 months though - they should have notified friends/family of these at least a year ago.

    Also if someone was going to send a package from overseas you'd think at least that they'd check the address first.

    Call me cold-hearted but I'd be putting it in the not my problem box.

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    I would call the RE agent, or old fashioned way and look up the whitepages. I found something of someones laying on the road. Tried FB, but they didn't respond quick enough, as I knew it would be something they would be frantically missing. So I looked up whitepages and found they lived a few houses down, so went and knocked on the door to give it to them. They were very grateful and gave us a bottle of red LOL


 

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