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Dave Knight01 Feb 2012 10:28 a.m. PST

Inspired by a blog where the author was off sick for a few days and returned to work to find his order of books and figures had arrived at his desk I thought I would pose the qusetion – Where are your wargaming goodies delivered to

To your home
To your work
To your painting service
To a friends address
To some other location
I don't use mail order

I probably buy most of my figure at shows otherwise 95% of deliveries are to my home – once or twice they have gone direct to a painting service

Connard Sage01 Feb 2012 10:30 a.m. PST

Home, where else?

I wouldn't trust anything I'd paid for to the company post room.

Terrement01 Feb 2012 10:32 a.m. PST


Angel Barracks01 Feb 2012 10:43 a.m. PST


Altius01 Feb 2012 10:48 a.m. PST

I try to support my local game store by ordering through them as much as I can, but when I order from a company directly, it comes straight to my home.

Personal logo Lentulus Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2012 11:01 a.m. PST

Please add PO Box.

I have a post office box for mini and book orders. I can pick them up when I want, there is no deadline when I am traveling, and the operator of the UPS location I deal with will pay small customs fees and the like (I have been dealing with him for half-a-dozen years).

Home? I sometimes get my neighbor's mail; they sometimes get mine. That's OK for bills but not for minis.

I might use work, but they have a border broker service that would end up billing them for my parcels.

WarWizard01 Feb 2012 11:05 a.m. PST


Mick in Switzerland01 Feb 2012 11:35 a.m. PST

Small wargame things get sent to home.

Amazon stuff gets sent to work as sometimes they use UPS which is a pain in the SSS.

Garand01 Feb 2012 12:00 p.m. PST

Work or home. I use work for a lot of stuff to keep it under the wife's radar…:)


Andrew Beasley01 Feb 2012 12:17 p.m. PST

To your home normally
To your work if working away for a long time and looking for rules (not figures)

Also it depends where my computer is if I'm downloading:

McDonalds (free Wifi and a coffee anyone)
Pub (sad or what)

Not work the IT manager (i.e. me) bars the games download sites

Ron W DuBray01 Feb 2012 12:32 p.m. PST


Disco Joe01 Feb 2012 12:50 p.m. PST

When not picking them up at a show I have them sent to my home.

ming3101 Feb 2012 1:07 p.m. PST

Home , no one touches my new toys before me

boggler01 Feb 2012 1:32 p.m. PST

Usually work…so that it gets signed for and not sent back to the bloody postal depot.

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2012 1:57 p.m. PST


richarDISNEY01 Feb 2012 2:01 p.m. PST

It used to be work.
They got used to odd packages for me there.

Now, its home.

Captain Lincoln F Sternn01 Feb 2012 2:14 p.m. PST

unsuspecting neighbors.

abelp0101 Feb 2012 3:08 p.m. PST


Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2012 4:19 p.m. PST


J Womack 9401 Feb 2012 5:38 p.m. PST

Depends on if the memsahib knows I bought them.

genew4901 Feb 2012 6:31 p.m. PST


jay13801 Feb 2012 9:32 p.m. PST


Martin Rapier02 Feb 2012 2:23 a.m. PST

Very small items go to home, other stuff comes to work. The reception staff are very good and don't bat an eyelid when all sorts of odd things turn up although my WW2 Commando Bergen caused a few raised eyebrows, as did the DDR helmet in a clear plastic bag.

Spent far too long queueing up at the local sorting office with my 'sorry you were out card' in the freezing cold only to be told they can't find my parcel to trust home delivery for big things. City Link are even worse, their sorting office is in Rotherham.

Klebert L Hall02 Feb 2012 4:55 a.m. PST

Especially if it isn't shipping by USPS.

Delthos02 Feb 2012 6:03 a.m. PST

I use work, to keep it under my three year old's radar. My mother lives about 700 miles from us and is always sending packages of stuff to us for my kids. He's come to expect that any package that arrives has something in it for him. I got tired of him badgering me for his stuff in the packages that are for me and then getting upset when there is nothing for him. Not only that, now I don't have to wait until I get home to get my hands on my new stuff!

Dave Knight26 Aug 2015 9:07 a.m. PST


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