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What about the old dvds?
Topic by: MollyGrue
Posted: July 31, 2007 - 12:56 PM PDT
Last Reply: July 31, 2007 - 2:40 PM PDT

author topic: What about the old dvds?
MollyGrue
post #1  on July 31, 2007 - 12:56 PM PDT  
I know that most people who subscribe to GreenCine return movies promptly, but I *still* haven't watched Bob L'Flambour and while I plan to watch it soon, how long am I still going to be able to return it in the prepaid envelope I have now?

Otherwise, interesting bunch of changes. I know that the shopping cart system never worked for me (whenever I tried to check out & order the link routed me to the editorials page) so I'm kinda glad to see that go.
woozy
post #2  on July 31, 2007 - 2:12 PM PDT  
> On July 31, 2007 - 12:56 PM PDT MollyGrue wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I know that most people who subscribe to GreenCine return movies promptly, but I *still* haven't watched Bob L'Flambour and while I plan to watch it soon, how long am I still going to be able to return it in the prepaid envelope I have now?
>
How old an envelope is it?

1)Really old; pre- postage increase a few monts ago.

Postage is 97 cents. Just add postage and put the new address on it.

2)A few weeks old; still has the San Francisco address on it.

Cover or black at the old GC address and re-label or re-write:

GreenCine.com
P.O. Box 8469
Van Nuys, CA 91409-8469

Of course if you mail it to S.F. it will probably be sent to the right place.

3) Last few weeks; has Van Nuys return label but still has cardboard and stamps and is like the old square peagreen envelopes.

So far as I can tell, those are the envelopes they are still using so it isn't an old envelope yet.

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'course I don't have any inner knowledge of GC so those are educated guesses but I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter what envelope the disks come in (see FAQ about what to do if you lose an envelope).

Anyhow, according to the disk I recieved Thurs. The above address and postage (for the square envelope with cardboard inserts) is the information you might need.
jnissel
post #3  on July 31, 2007 - 2:15 PM PDT  
> On July 31, 2007 - 12:56 PM PDT MollyGrue wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I know that most people who subscribe to GreenCine return movies promptly, but I *still* haven't watched Bob L'Flambour and while I plan to watch it soon, how long am I still going to be able to return it in the prepaid envelope I have now?
>
> Otherwise, interesting bunch of changes. I know that the shopping cart system never worked for me (whenever I tried to check out & order the link routed me to the editorials page) so I'm kinda glad to see that go.
> ---------------------------------

I think it would depend on the return address on the envelope. If it has the old address the Post office will forward it for one year. I'm not sure what happens after that. (Hopefully you won't keep it that long.)

If I were you I would get the new return address from one of the new discs they have/will sent/send you. Make a label with that new address and past it over the old one.

The only thing you'll have to worry about then is an increase in the postage rates. :)
woozy
post #4  on July 31, 2007 - 2:40 PM PDT  
> On July 31, 2007 - 2:12 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>but I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter what envelope the disks come in (see FAQ about what to do if you lose an envelope).
>

Ne'mine. The FAQ is still out of date (has SF address[*] and refers to the cardboard inserts) and it doesn't say anything about what to do if you lose an envelope[**].

If for some reason I am wrong and simply affixing the correct address and postage *isn't* the thing to do, or I made a typo in the Van Nuys address, *please* let us know.

[*] Which I would assume implies that you can still mail to the SF address for the time being. Of course they may have to forward and that may slow things down.

[**] Although they give the (SF) address to write to GC or to send disks to. They only reason one might need to know where to send disk would be if one had lost an envelope...

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Hmm, bit off topic but I wonder if, and I'm pretty sure some east coastees have suggested this years ago, if as well as having the one to or three distribution centers, if it would make sense to have several return relay offices. That way, say, if a San Franciscan mailed a disk to return, it would arrive at the SF relay office the next day and be checked in at SF and then forwarded to the distribution center. That day the next disc would be sent from Van Nuys a few days before it arrives.

Ooh, that implies SF would have to know what the disk is and where it's from from the outside of the envelope. (bar code window?) Also this check in and forwarding needs to be *much* simpler than the big ol' distribution center or else it would defeat the purpose.
Also, of course this slows the returned disk being sent to the next person but this should be okay if there is a good inventory. I think this would speed things up for everybody (except the new check-in monkeys) and the extra shipping time (from check-in office to dist. center) would be translated into a slight shortage of inventory on hand. (Which I'd personally prefer over slow shipping time).

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