About stealing...Since I buy most of my soft- and hardware in the States and this since over 30 years and most of the stuff, like LPs, tapes or CDs go by USPS, I must say that I have only suffered two losses so far (touch wood).
One was a bunch of CDs from Amazon, the other was one half of a Beveridge two chassis preamp. The thief stole the powersupply, which was taped to the main unit and left me the latter. He probably thought he was clever, because the two went under the same shipping number, so nobody but me noticed that something was missing and the only satisfaction I had, was that he must have been as frustrated as myself. The theft happened in Germany with those goods in transit to Switzerland. Nowadays, probably because of the terrorist threat, security is much better. Mind you this is Europe. I spend much time in South Africa and there things are completely different. There is a small chance that you will receive a shipment intact, if at all, unless you send it Express or by private carriers . I suppose this goes for most "third world countries", where poverty is very high and the income gap between the very rich and the average citizen is huge.