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ghooper33 06-25-2016 10:55 AM

Question for the board - USPS issue
 
Hello all - I am seeing if anyone has any advice on my situation. I purchased a very nice 1948 Bowman Berra from PWCC earlier this month, and the card was shipped promptly to my correct address. Between Amazon and eBay I usually get 9-10 packages a week, but because this card was almost $800 it was shipped with signature confirmation.

Here is where things went south: Instead of going to our door for a signature, the postman signed for the package himself and says he left it in my mailbox. Of course I have not received this package. I went to my local post office and explained my situation and they said they would ask postman for details. The next day the postman came to our door and said he signed for our package himself so we wouldn't have to make a special trip to the post office to get my package (my wife works from home and is available to sign at any time).

We go back to the post office and the postmaster confirmed with the postman that he in fact signed for our package and that they would look for our bubble mailer. The postmaster is asking me to file a claim to get the money back, but because the package wasn't insured I can't even file the claim online and have to file the claim at the post office.

PWCC sent the package to the correct address so I don't feel like they can help and I am afraid that I am just out this money (which is a huge sum for me to loose). Any advice on a course of action?

Snapolit1 06-25-2016 11:28 AM

That sucks. The postman clearly violated regulations doing that, regardless of his good intentions. Or not good intentions. I am very suspicious of the whole event as described.

Peter_Spaeth 06-25-2016 11:33 AM

PWCC probably has its own insurance. Not sure if it applies to this situation but at least ask. And go back to the postmaster and tell him or her that this is unacceptable, THEY broke the rules and need to make you whole or you will take it up the line.

By the way my postal lady does this ALL the time even when I am home. Just leaves stuff in the mailbox at the street rather than walking up our short driveway to get a signature.

7nohitter 06-25-2016 11:34 AM

I've recently purchased a flurry of cards...most arriving in bubble mailers. I happened to be home the other day when the mailman delivered them. He told me they were a 'pain' to scan and he hated doing it.

Hmmmmm......

ghooper33 06-25-2016 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Snapolit1 (Post 1554689)
That sucks. The postman clearly violated regulations doing that, regardless of his good intentions. Or not good intentions. I am very suspicious of the whole event as described.

The postman seems like a nice person, but it is a coincidence that of all the packages I have received over the years, the one he signed for is the one I never received. Then again I have received other packages with signature confirmation with no issues.

Peter_Spaeth 06-25-2016 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by ghooper33 (Post 1554692)
The postman seems like a nice person, but it is a coincidence that of all the packages I have received over the years, the one he signed for is the one I never received. Then again I have received other packages with signature confirmation with no issues.

It doesn't matter whether he stole it, or someone else did, or there is some other explanation. They are required to get YOUR signature, or someone authorized to receive, not A signature.

pclpads 06-25-2016 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 7nohitter (Post 1554691)
I've recently purchased a flurry of cards...most arriving in bubble mailers. I happened to be home the other day when the mailman delivered them. He told me they were a 'pain' to scan and he hated doing it.

Hmmmmm......

Postman sounds like a good candidate for a job change . . . maybe a dishwasher at Denny's? No gummint pension or bennies, but he wouldn't have to scan dirty dishes either. :mad:

RichardSimon 06-25-2016 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by pclpads (Post 1554694)
Postman sounds like a good candidate for a job change . . . maybe a dishwasher at Denny's? No gummint pension or bennies, but he wouldn't have to scan dirty dishes either. :mad:

+1
He was just too damn lazy to do his job the right way.

gnaz01 06-25-2016 12:02 PM

I think Brent needs to chime in here. At the end of the day, he sent the card with signature confirmation with the understanding that it be YOUR signature, and I feel he can make a claim with the PO.

ALR-bishop 06-25-2016 12:12 PM

Confirmation
 
If you pay for signature confirmation and carrier fails to get such signature and package is lost, what is your remedy as the one who purchased the signature confirmation ?


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