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X-Ray all packages during transit

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For a bit extra, you can have your package go though during transit an X-Ray station.

It takes a scan of the package. And thus proves to the sender and receiver that the box does not contain just rocks.

mofosyne, Feb 24 2018

Could be useful https://timedotcom....ay-suitcase-boy.jpg
[MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 25 2018]

Ordered a $6,000 DSLR on Amazon But Got Rocks, Then Bricks https://petapixel.c...n-got-rocks-bricks/
[xaviergisz, Feb 25 2018]


       Who are you, and what have you done with the real [mofosyne] ?   

       Unless you're sending emulsion film, or some types of integrated circuit, this is actually quite a good idea. Many postal carriers routinely X-ray items; no reason that that imaging shouldn't be automatically linked to the package tracking number so that both sender and recipient can access it.   

8th of 7, Feb 24 2018

       Good for human trafficking, too, doncha think? Just to make sure you're not sending/recieving the fossilised remains of Tollund Man instead of that hot chick you were hoping to recieve a fat recompense for, or hoping to fuck to smithereens...or jonesereens...depending on who you're tryna keep up with...
Edie, Feb 24 2018

       If any package carrier uses this as justification for installing X-ray machines, they will X-ray all packages for security. Then you'd have the option to pay for access to the images, like how on thrill rides they always take photos/video and then only ask at the end if you want to buy a copy.   

       One thing that X-ray scanning could catch is sealed packages of illicit drugs.
notexactly, Feb 25 2018

       yeah like theyre gonna xray a package the size of a jam jar to see if theres a human in it...uh huh yeah right...or am i missing the point here? ( I lost the plot years ago, so its not that).
Edie, Mar 02 2018

       // see if theres a human in it//   

       No, but it might be a Bonsai Kitten ....
8th of 7, Mar 02 2018

       It's already risky enough to send guns and drugs through the mail.
DIYMatt, Mar 04 2018

       Send them in separate packages, then ?
8th of 7, Mar 04 2018

       what is a bonsai kitten and where can i order one?
Edie, Mar 18 2018

       A bonsai kitten is a kitten grown in a glass container so that as its size increases, the cat conforms to the shape of the jar. They are popular with students at universities as it allows a cat to be kept as a pet in a dorm room or similar accommodation.   

       Sometimes, complex container shapes are used for more entertaining effects.   

       You can order from BorgCo, but the lead time is up to three months. We custom-make the jars to the buyer's specification, and then the kitten has to grow to the point where it can no longer extract itself.   

       You'll find the full options listed in the online order form. Please note that are surcharges for some options (Manx, Maine coon, Mexican hairless).
8th of 7, Mar 18 2018


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