Some weeks ago, I received an envelope from the American Mint, requesting I take part in a survey about the Bald Eagle. For taking part in the survey, I would receive a Bald Eagle Collectible knife and a wristwatch for my time and effort, and would only be charged $4.95 shipping and handling.
This afternoon, I received a package from American Mint. Inside, I found two white boxes, one marked Bald Eagle Knife Item # 5278152. When I broke the Scotch tape seal on the box, I found a bubble-wrap type material around a nice lockback knife. The other white box was simply marked Item # 5278154. The tape seal had been broken and the bubble material was loose in the main package. In the opened box was another Bald Eagle Knife, identical to the first one.
In addition, there was an invoice, they wanted me to pay $49.90 for the Bass Pocket Knife, or it would be turned over for collections. I packaged everything but the one Eagle knife and the watch, as I had paid for them, and enclosed a photo of both the knives, so they couldn't say I kept the Bass knife and sent the eagle knife. Told them nothing was ever said about an additional knife or charge when I sent for the knife and watch. They had other merchandise I could order, but I told them they had cut their own throat as far as I was concerned. I will order nothing else from them. They tried running a scam on me and they lose out on ever selling me anything else.