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Old 29.05.2015, 17:51
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Re: Ricardo location map wrong :(

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Who is at fault?
Google? No.

You? Yes, for blindly trusting Google and applying some common sense about the Swiss postal code system.

Ricardo? Yes, for not checking for a valid postal code. And blindly trusting Google, instead of using post code area center coordinates.
http://www.post.ch/db/owa/pv_plz_pac...=&p_tipo=luogo

Seller? Yes, for entering a wrong postal code. On the other hand there is only one Gals.
If you live in Bern, or have been in Switzerland for a long time, knowing where 3xxx is may well be common.

If you don't or haven't, why is it not perfectly reasonable to believe that it's somewhere near Walenstadt? It's just an integer number, with the 3s having every chance of covering 11% of the country or more.

Particularly since nothing I could do to find a definitive 3239 Gals was going to work anyway, that PLZ apparently doesn't exist as shown by your link.

Also in my experience Google Maps is good with PLZ, I've not seen it wrong before so had a level of trust that came from experience not blindness.

Anyway, I'm happy to accept some level of responsibility even if just from the viewpoint that "these things happen and we have to sort it out" - but not when the seller doesn't respond and in the background fixes their mistake, that's just dishonest.

EDIT: seller has not only failed to provide any sort of response, but actually relisted the item I should wait until it sells and then ask when I can collect it

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Old 29.05.2015, 18:37
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Re: Ricardo location map wrong :(

Your duty is to untangle the mess. Sorry.

PS: If Ricardo first used the Geo Location API (which has only be done once a month or so) to get the coordinate and then feed the coordinates into the Static Maps API it would work nicely.
https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api...238|country:CH
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https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api...239|country:CH


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