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I have the winters now. I just need to buy new rims, from Honda, then tire exchanges are free. So … I’m balancing it out and don’t know.
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My son didn't tighten his lug nuts properly. Lesson learned the hard way. Wheel went one direction and he the other. Just gotta find some spare lug nuts now
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Glacier wrote: Apr 10th, 2022, 6:20 pm My son didn't tighten his lug nuts properly. Lesson learned the hard way. Wheel went one direction and he the other. Just gotta find some spare lug nuts now
Any tire store should have them
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Ouch - I hope nothing got damaged. Wheel nuts are available at Auto Shops (LORDCO / NAPA) or the Dealer.
It's important to have the correct wheel nuts for the rim & that they are torqued & then get re-torqued after driving 100 Kilometres.
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April 20. snort
Damn, almost missed it.
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FedEx came today.

No one was home so they left a Door Tag.
Please pay $96.71 on line now or when we return tomorrow for delivery.
:200:

No name or return address on the Tag, so I pulled up it's tracking record.
It left Hong Kong on April 20.

And what is it?

I have no idea. But I am not handing over $96.71 for an item I never ordered.
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I'll take it... E-transfer the money to me. Bank number 54387221
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bb49 wrote: Apr 26th, 2022, 1:30 pm FedEx came today.

No one was home so they left a Door Tag.
Please pay $96.71 on line now or when we return tomorrow for delivery.
:200:

No name or return address on the Tag, so I pulled up it's tracking record.
It left Hong Kong on April 20.

And what is it?

I have no idea. But I am not handing over $96.71 for an item I never ordered.
Anytime I had a shipment subject to duty/taxes I'd get an e-mail. If I shipped something to my son he'd get a phone call telling him how much duty/taxes were due. He'd call me, I'd call FedEx and have the amount put on my account then pay.

If you don't remember ordering anything, call FedEx @ 1.800.GoFedEx (1.800.463.3339) and when the menu comes up, click on customs. When someone answers, give them the tag/tracking number and they can tell you what company shipped the item.
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oneh2obabe wrote: Apr 26th, 2022, 2:05 pm
bb49 wrote: Apr 26th, 2022, 1:30 pm FedEx came today.

No one was home so they left a Door Tag.
Please pay $96.71 on line now or when we return tomorrow for delivery.
:200:

No name or return address on the Tag, so I pulled up it's tracking record.
It left Hong Kong on April 20.

And what is it?

I have no idea. But I am not handing over $96.71 for an item I never ordered.
Anytime I had a shipment subject to duty/taxes I'd get an e-mail. If I shipped something to my son he'd get a phone call telling him how much duty/taxes were due. He'd call me, I'd call FedEx and have the amount put on my account then pay.

If you don't remember ordering anything, call FedEx @ 1.800.GoFedEx (1.800.463.3339) and when the menu comes up, click on customs. When someone answers, give them the tag/tracking number and they can tell you what company shipped the item.
OK, I took your advice.
5 minutes of going round n round with a bot.
Finally got a live person, but we all know what his country of birth is. Can you say " strong accent"?
Went round n round with him.

Finally, shipper is a company called 4px express.

And that's all she wrote.
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Glacier wrote: Apr 26th, 2022, 1:50 pm I'll take it... E-transfer the money to me. Bank number 54387221
No, that's not how it works.
You pay, you get it, but only after I see it.

Hey, it could be $96 worth of rice. After all, shipper is a Chinese company.
And what's the price of rice in China these days?
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bb49 wrote: Apr 26th, 2022, 4:15 pm Finally, shipper is a company called 4px express.

And that's all she wrote.
The person at FedEx should have been able to give you the name of the company the parcel originated with. 4PX Express is a logistics company that hands off shipments to FedEx or another carrier depending on country shipment is destined for.

Did you order anything from Amazon, etc. lately that could be coming from China? If they do come back tomorrow, take a look at the company name the package is supposedly from and if you don't recognize the name refuse the package.
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oneh2obabe wrote: Apr 26th, 2022, 4:33 pm
bb49 wrote: Apr 26th, 2022, 4:15 pm Finally, shipper is a company called 4px express.

And that's all she wrote.
The person at FedEx should have been able to give you the name of the company the parcel originated with. 4PX Express is a logistics company that hands off shipments to FedEx or another carrier depending on country shipment is destined for.

Did you order anything from Amazon, etc. lately that could be coming from China? If they do come back tomorrow, take a look at the company name the package is supposedly from and if you don't recognize the name refuse the package.
All Mr. Singh? could give me, through his stumbling English was 4px express.

And no, nothing ordered from Amazon, Alibabba or anywhere.
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bb49 wrote: Apr 26th, 2022, 4:56 pm
oneh2obabe wrote: Apr 26th, 2022, 4:33 pm
The person at FedEx should have been able to give you the name of the company the parcel originated with. 4PX Express is a logistics company that hands off shipments to FedEx or another carrier depending on country shipment is destined for.

Did you order anything from Amazon, etc. lately that could be coming from China? If they do come back tomorrow, take a look at the company name the package is supposedly from and if you don't recognize the name refuse the package.
All Mr. Singh? could give me, through his stumbling English was 4px express.

And no, nothing ordered from Amazon, Alibabba or anywhere.
I confess. T’was a special shipment just for you. A new Avatar, a lightbulb burnt out named DimWit.

I thought you’d be so happy you’d cough up the costs without all this fuss.

[icon_lol2.gif]

I owed you this zinger for a few weeks now, enjoy!
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I thought it was "Halfwit" or "Halflit"?

Certainly not a "Smart Bulb" :laugh:
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Catsumi wrote: Apr 26th, 2022, 7:21 pm
bb49 wrote: Apr 26th, 2022, 4:56 pm
All Mr. Singh? could give me, through his stumbling English was 4px express.

And no, nothing ordered from Amazon, Alibabba or anywhere.
I confess. T’was a special shipment just for you. A new Avatar, a lightbulb burnt out named DimWit.

I thought you’d be so happy you’d cough up the costs without all this fuss.

[icon_lol2.gif]

I owed you this zinger for a few weeks now, enjoy!
You owed me? :200:
For what? And it could cost me close to a hundred bucks!

Is this a thank you for something mysterious I did?

Or a kick in the wallet for a miscue on my part? Also mysterious.

And Dimwit? Not me.
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