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Star Trek Picard promo

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February 26, 2021, 05:35 AM
wolfie
Star Trek Picard promo
Well that sounds crazy to me, don't Rittenhouse have envelopes? Confused

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February 26, 2021, 06:02 AM
hammer
quote:
Originally posted by wolfie:
Well that sounds crazy to me, don't Rittenhouse have envelopes? Confused


It's always been that way - SAE for a free card and either IRC and now a paypal payment
March 01, 2021, 01:17 PM
Tommy C
My friend received his P2 from Rittenhouse today
March 02, 2021, 04:47 PM
AWR
Received my P2 Picard Promo. Thanks to Rittenhouse for the offer
March 05, 2021, 06:46 AM
JOHN LEVITT
I received my P2 today without officially asking for it. Thank you Rittenhouse.

regards

John

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March 05, 2021, 01:19 PM
STCardGeek
Gee, I hate to side with Wolfie, more out of prinicple than anything else, but why do you have to send a SASE if you sent them money? They don't need money if they have a SASE? Help a blonde outtttttt Wink

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March 05, 2021, 01:52 PM
Raven
quote:
Originally posted by STCardGeek:
Gee, I hate to side with Wolfie, more out of prinicple than anything else, but why do you have to send a SASE if you sent them money? They don't need money if they have a SASE? Help a blonde outtttttt Wink


As some of these requesters are in the UK, is it possible that RA has different mailing requirements when its international shipping? If that's not it, I agree with you. If you have to send a properly stamped SASE, what are you paying for? The promo is supposed to be free.
March 05, 2021, 01:53 PM
wolfie
quote:
Originally posted by STCardGeek:

Gee, I hate to side with Wolfie,



you can go off people ya know. Big Grin

My point exactly, Rittenhouse have tons of envelopes and if i have sent them a load of cash i would expect them to use one.

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March 05, 2021, 02:02 PM
Raven
Wait a minute, rereading this thread, it looks like you have to send a self addressed envelope to RA, but it doesn't need to include the postage if you are paying the postage through PayPal. Could that be it?
March 05, 2021, 04:16 PM
JOHN LEVITT
Regarding my comment about the envelope not having a stamp. I believe that the stamp was somehow not applied yet by some fluke it arrived, my previous request and delivery in January did have a stamp on the envelope. It appears that I was very lucky hence my thank you to Rittenhouse. My other comment was intended to imply that customer services must have second sight and enclosed the other social media card that had just been made available so that person saved me asking for it. Sometimes two promo cards are advertised as being available and I have always managed to get thw two cards with just the one payment.

Just for information purposes I have copied and shown below exactly what is on the Rittenhouse website regarding acquiring free promo card(s).

"International collectors (including those in Canada) may request promo cards by sending in a letter sized self-addressed envelope. Shipping for promo cards is $4.00 U.S. outside of the United States. Collectors may either include U.S. postage stamps (not International Reply Coupons), or they may send payment through Paypal (our Paypal address is steve@scifihobby.com ). Please note - whether your are making payment for shipping costs by sending us US postage stamps OR paying Via PayPal, you need to send us a self addressed envelope. If you include packing materials (ie top loaders, padding, special envelope, etc) you will need to include additional postage. Envelopes other than standard letter size will incur additional fees. Email any questions regarding the cost of shipping promo cards to our Customer Relations Dept. at custrelations@scifihobby.com. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding of the costs of these international shipments."

Again, I reiterate that with a couple of flukes I received two cards.

regards

John

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March 06, 2021, 08:58 PM
STCardGeek
OK, I see. They need a SAE from everyone but since international reply coupons are hard to get (if not impossible these days???), you can sub the coupon part with paypal.
It's not the envelope itself that is what they need, it's the ready done address on it.

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March 08, 2021, 02:31 AM
hammer
quote:
Originally posted by STCardGeek:
OK, I see. They need a SAE from everyone but since international reply coupons are hard to get (if not impossible these days???), you can sub the coupon part with paypal.
It's not the envelope itself that is what they need, it's the ready done address on it.


Yes, they don't sell IRC's anymore
March 08, 2021, 12:54 PM
David R
I sent in a SASE for the P1 and they sent me both P1 and P2 in one envelope/toploader. Thanks, Rittenhouse !
March 15, 2021, 07:37 AM
hammer
quote:
Originally posted by JOHN LEVITT:
Regarding my comment about the envelope not having a stamp. I believe that the stamp was somehow not applied yet by some fluke it arrived.

regards

John


Mine arrived today with no stamp on either!!!! What is going on?
March 16, 2021, 11:43 AM
Raven
quote:
Originally posted by hammer:
quote:
Originally posted by JOHN LEVITT:
Regarding my comment about the envelope not having a stamp. I believe that the stamp was somehow not applied yet by some fluke it arrived.

regards

John


Mine arrived today with no stamp on either!!!! What is going on?


Are you sure that there isn't some barcode or other indication of a pre-payment on the envelope? Not for nothing, but domestic mail will be returned without postage, can't believe international mail is going for free. RA must be paying via some postal arrangement.
March 17, 2021, 03:27 AM
hammer
quote:
Originally posted by Raven:
Are you sure that there isn't some barcode or other indication of a pre-payment on the envelope? Not for nothing, but domestic mail will be returned without postage, can't believe international mail is going for free. RA must be paying via some postal arrangement.


You'd think after all these years of purchasing cards from around the world I'd be able to spot a barcode on an envelope. I'm always disappointed when an envelope has a bar code and not a stamp as I collect stamps as well. In fact RA don't know what happened either but somehow both mine and John's envelope got here without a stamp - OR BARCODE.

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March 17, 2021, 06:56 AM
JOHN LEVITT
Raven

I managed to fish out my envelope from the pile of envelopes that were to be shredded (which I should have done yesterday but didn't) and it does not have a barcode that I would recognise as such but it does have a lines of dots in black and orange. The orange line appears further down the envelope and on the other side. Are these the barcode you are referring to. See the scan of the part of the envelope I am talking about.

[IMG:left] [/IMG]

regards

John

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March 17, 2021, 09:20 AM
Raven
Hey John. I think there might be something wrong with your scan again, I can't see an image in your post. But I wouldn't know if those types of markings mean anything to the PO or if it might just be something in the envelope RA used anyway.

My comment was a general one because the PO is now running different programs for different types of businesses, media mail being one of them. I'm getting some mail in envelopes or wrapped in plastic that have no stamps, but printed boxes and often barcodes too. It means nothing to me, but must mean something to them. I just don't understand those cards getting to two different people in the UK without postage from the sender.

It's curious, but if that's what happened, it shows another reason why the PO is going bankrupt. Big Grin
March 17, 2021, 10:00 AM
JOHN LEVITT
Raven

The image is there, it's just the white rectangle with my name handwritten. The lines just above the handwriting could in my opinion be evidence that it has gone through a PO machine that should have printed the postage but did not. At the bottom of the envelope and upside down is the following statement:-

"PHILADEPLHIA PA 190
25 FEB 2021 PM 8 L"

which what I would have expected the franking to be across the stamp if one had been on the envelope.

regards

John

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March 17, 2021, 11:16 AM
hammer
As I stated above, I contacted RA telling them that my envelope had arrived without a stamp and they didn't know why that happened. If they were using a franking machine or barcode they would have said so. Somehow 2 envelopes have got to the UK without a stamp or barcode. We were lucky, if the US had spotted it they would have returned them to sender, I assume.