August 24th, 2011: In regards to yesterday's comic, a bunch of people emailed me to let me know this had been done on Derren Brown's show in the UK. So if you're in England, that's probably why the scam seemed familiar! On a similar theme, Wikipedia's List of Confidence Tricks makes for fascinating reading. After you're done with it you'll be better prepared to recognize some common scams! And ALSO, some ones that will only affect you if you are a prospective mine owner. – Ryan
December 1st-4th: All shipping methods except U.S.P.S. First-Class Package International Service™ are safe. December 5th: International orders made not selecting U.S.P.S. Priority Mail Express International™ shipping will likely arrive in January. December 10th: USPS FIRST CLASS and STANDARD may not make it in time and neither will USPS EXPRESS MAIL INTERNATIONAL. December 14th: ALMOST NOTHING IS SAFE. USPS EXPRESS is the only safe USPS option. For FEDEX HOME/GROUND shipping it depends on where you are: refer to this map!
December 17th: A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE (IF THINGS PLACED ON OR AFTER THIS DATE ARRIVE BY THE 24TH, THAT IS)