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Bank Of America Sends New Debit Card To APO Address, Then Remembers They Don’t Send Cards To APO Addresses

Brett’s Bank of America debit card stopped working. A merchant he had patronized recently (they wouldn’t say who, of course) had been compromised, and they sent him a new card a month before. The problem: Brett is in Afghanistan right now. The bank sent a replacement card out to him right away by FedEx, but only after it didn’t show up did they remember: oh, yeah, they don’t send new debit cards to APO addresses! Helpful.

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Garmin Won't Sell PO Box Holders Electronic Downloads

Garmin Won't Sell PO Box Holders Electronic Downloads

Brian is stationed in Saudi Arabia, and doesn’t have a street address where mail and packages can be delivered. That’s okay, though: the purchase he wanted to make from Garmin is a digital download. No need to worry about where to deliver it. Right? Well, not really.

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UPDATE: Vegemite Not Banned

UPDATE: Vegemite Not Banned

Reader David informs us that Vegemite, a salty, paste-like spread, and an Australian national delicacy, was never banned. It was all a hoax. We are upset; there’s nothing we enjoy more than irritated Aussies. We are further upset because we would have known it was a hoax if we had been reading the comments more closely.