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Old 01-04-2009, 10:53 PM   #1
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Default Any way to send something anonymous?

I'm looking to buy and send my friend a book, however I don't want him to know its from me. I would just put his name and addy as the shipping address, but I'm afraid there will be an invoice inside that would give away who its from. Anyone know of a book site that can send books anonymously, or anything like that?
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:57 PM   #2
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I'm looking to buy and send my friend a book, however I don't want him to know its from me. I would just put his name and addy as the shipping address, but I'm afraid there will be an invoice inside that would give away who its from. Anyone know of a book site that can send books anonymously, or anything like that?
Why don't you just buy it, ship it to yourself, then repackage it and send it to him with no return address?
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:58 PM   #3
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drive over and leave said package on his doorstep?
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:59 PM   #4
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I'm looking to buy and send my friend a book, however I don't want him to know its from me. I would just put his name and addy as the shipping address, but I'm afraid there will be an invoice inside that would give away who its from. Anyone know of a book site that can send books anonymously, or anything like that?
Why don't you just buy it, ship it to yourself, then repackage it and send it to him with no return address?
I would, except I'm thinking if he saw the city or state it was sent from he'd be able to guess who it was from. It'd be nice if UPS could send something without the tracking number on the box or my original addy on the box.

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drive over and leave said package on his doorstep?
He lives in a different state at the moment.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:00 PM   #5
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Contact the company and see what they can do.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:00 PM   #6
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I'm looking to buy and send my friend a book, however I don't want him to know its from me. I would just put his name and addy as the shipping address, but I'm afraid there will be an invoice inside that would give away who its from. Anyone know of a book site that can send books anonymously, or anything like that?
Why don't you just buy it, ship it to yourself, then repackage it and send it to him with no return address?
I would, except I'm thinking if he saw the city or state it was sent from he'd be able to guess who it was from. It'd be nice if UPS could send something without the tracking number on the box or my original addy on the box.

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drive over and leave said package on his doorstep?
He lives in a different state at the moment.
Then ship it to somebody in a different state and pay them to send it via USPS.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:01 PM   #7
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send to someone on ATOT, have the forward it to friend.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:02 PM   #8
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Excellent ideas! I might just do that.
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:24 PM   #9
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send to someone on ATOT, have the forward it to friend.
Excellent ideas! I might just do that.
see if you can find someone in an obscure state too... alaska or wyoming
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Old 01-04-2009, 11:28 PM   #10
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I'm looking to buy and send my friend a book, however I don't want him to know its from me. I would just put his name and addy as the shipping address, but I'm afraid there will be an invoice inside that would give away who its from. Anyone know of a book site that can send books anonymously, or anything like that?
Looks like the book just went on sale too.

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Excellent ideas! I might just do that.
see if you can find someone in an obscure state too... alaska or wyoming
someone from Madison, WI?
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Old 01-05-2009, 12:38 AM   #12
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I'd check to make sure your friend would be ok receiving an anonymous package first-- not trying to tow the "omg anthrax" line, but I might be a bit wary opening a package from someone I didn't know living in bumfuck, montana.
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write bomb on the box too.
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I'm looking to buy and send my friend a book, however I don't want him to know its from me. I would just put his name and addy as the shipping address, but I'm afraid there will be an invoice inside that would give away who its from. Anyone know of a book site that can send books anonymously, or anything like that?
Looks like the book just went on sale too.

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where are you buying the book from? Gift packaging from amazon takes care of that no?
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Nonono, write "Not a bomb" on the box.
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I'm looking to buy and send my friend a book, however I don't want him to know its from me. I would just put his name and addy as the shipping address, but I'm afraid there will be an invoice inside that would give away who its from. Anyone know of a book site that can send books anonymously, or anything like that?
Looks like the book just went on sale too.

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I'm looking to buy and send my friend a book, however I don't want him to know its from me. I would just put his name and addy as the shipping address, but I'm afraid there will be an invoice inside that would give away who its from. Anyone know of a book site that can send books anonymously, or anything like that?
Looks like the book just went on sale too.

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Just don't put a return address on it, then attach an envelope of white powder to the box.

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