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From social media to complaints to the Better Business Bureau, postal patrons are telling horror stories of bills that don’t arrive, payments that never show up, Christmas cards languishing in faraway places and packages making peculiar, circuitous routes home.

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Worst: For its “Eat Local. Support Local” message, the third-party delivery service trots out Mike Myers and Dana Carvey to reprise their “Wayne’s World” bit from decades ago. They say they’d never manipulate viewers but then trot out babies and guest star Cardi B to persuade us to eat local. Not only doesn’t that premise hit paydirt, but I couldn’t avoid considering the bigger picture: all those stories I’ve read about how the delivery apps have not been great for local eateries during the pandemic. On the bright side, they can always say the food will be fresher than the stars they hire.

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Another first-time advertiser, DoorDash, is teaming with Sesame Street to promote neighborhood delivery. And E-Trade, famous for the talking baby ads it ran in the Super Bowl from 2008 until they “retired" in 2014, is back in the big game with an undisclosed ad.

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The food delivery service enlists “Wayne's World" actors Mike Myers and Dana Carvey — along with singer Cardi B — to promote ordering from local restaurants. It's one of several commercial that are trying to capitalize on viewer nostalgia.

Having counted down the days until we could all see 2020 in our rearview mirrors, we’re now asking, how can we be sure that 2021 will be bette…

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After years of telecom companies promising new superfast 5G wireless networks, 5G will actually be here in 2021.

You may be accustomed to the idea of buying bonds to fund school construction or a more secure retirement. But how about restaurant bonds? The Wool Factory is coming out with a new gift certificate that will increase in value the longer you hang onto it.

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Retailers’ rules for delivery by Dec. 25 vary. Crate & Barrel’s deadline for standard shipping is Thursday. Lands’ End shoppers must order monogrammed gifts by Friday; the deadline for other items is Dec. 15. Macy’s and L.L. Bean give shoppers until Dec. 18 and 19, respectively.

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