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Apr 22, 2011 00:02 |  #1

So I bought a crumpled clone off of a fellow member, and they shipped it promptly and tracking says it arrived today...but I don't have it. What should I do now? It isn't the sellers fault as the address was 100% correct. Do I contact USPS or do they? Will they insure to the amount I paid?


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Apr 22, 2011 00:27 |  #2

JustinRageth wrote in post #12270176 (external link)
Will they insure to the amount I paid?

USPS will pay based on the insured amount at time of shipping. If insurance was not purchased, your out of luck (at least with the post office).


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Apr 22, 2011 01:23 |  #3

Give it a day. USPS's tracking system is notoriously wrong...

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Apr 22, 2011 06:16 |  #4

JustinRageth wrote in post #12270176 (external link)
So I bought a crumpled clone off of a fellow member, and they shipped it promptly and tracking says it arrived today...but I don't have it. What should I do now? It isn't the sellers fault as the address was 100% correct. Do I contact USPS or do they? Will they insure to the amount I paid?

USPS does not have a tracking system, they have a "I will scan it and update it as I feel like it" system. Chances are they scanned it at the station as completed, with the expectation your carrier would get it to you same day. Wait a day or two, then call your local branch manager with the info.


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Apr 22, 2011 07:02 |  #5

give it a day, it'll probably show up. The 'scan' procedure with USPS is that when the package arrives at the local delivery office, a clerk scans the package to a delivery route. Before the carrier takes the package out for delivery, he/she scans the package to carrier possession. When the package is delivered, it's scanned as delivered.

Chances are good that the package was scanned as delivered when the carrier arrived at your home, but he/she chose NOT to leave it unattended because, a: it wouldn't fit in your box; b: nobody was home to sign for it; c: it was raining and might have been damaged. Was any kind of 'delivery attempt' slip left in your mailbox? This is standard practice for USPS.

The USPS isn't as bad as you guys think. The system is fubared, but the carriers themselves are usually pretty good at what they do.

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Apr 22, 2011 07:05 |  #6

Ask your neighbors. I have had USPS say delivered and they left it on my neighbors front door.


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Apr 22, 2011 07:25 |  #7

As for insurance, you can claim only after 21 days (unless it is express mail for which it is 7 days).


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Apr 22, 2011 09:50 |  #8

I was home the whole day (no school or work for once) so it wasn't that they even tried leaving it, I find it odd thought that it says that it arrived in my town, then it was out for delivery, then it was delivered...I will see if it shows up today


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Apr 22, 2011 10:07 |  #9

JustinRageth wrote in post #12271887 (external link)
I was home the whole day (no school or work for once) so it wasn't that they even tried leaving it, I find it odd thought that it says that it arrived in my town, then it was out for delivery, then it was delivered...I will see if it shows up today

Won't be today... ;)


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Apr 22, 2011 20:11 |  #10

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Won't be today... ;)

O no mail on good friday? Well, neighbors didnt receive it either...


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Apr 22, 2011 20:18 |  #11

Here is tracking info, 9101 1288 8230 0658 0424 20...like i said it says delivered and idk where it is :/


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Apr 22, 2011 20:26 |  #12

JustinRageth wrote in post #12275055 (external link)
O no mail on good friday? Well, neighbors didnt receive it either...

Beh, what's so good about it >: ( *grumpy because credit union was closed today*


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Apr 22, 2011 20:31 |  #13

lol, mail was delivered today...so yet again im stumped


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Apr 22, 2011 20:40 |  #14

JustinRageth wrote in post #12275055 (external link)
O no mail on good friday? Well, neighbors didnt receive it either...

No I was just goofin around, but that stinks now, you should have had it. I would call your local branch tomorrow.


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Apr 22, 2011 21:10 |  #15

snyderman wrote in post #12271068 (external link)
give it a day, it'll probably show up. The 'scan' procedure with USPS is that when the package arrives at the local delivery office, a clerk scans the package to a delivery route. Before the carrier takes the package out for delivery, he/she scans the package to carrier possession. When the package is delivered, it's scanned as delivered.

Chances are good that the package was scanned as delivered when the carrier arrived at your home, but he/she chose NOT to leave it unattended because, a: it wouldn't fit in your box; b: nobody was home to sign for it; c: it was raining and might have been damaged. Was any kind of 'delivery attempt' slip left in your mailbox? This is standard practice for USPS.

The USPS isn't as bad as you guys think. The system is fubared, but the carriers themselves are usually pretty good at what they do.

dave

Actually the package gets scanned arrived in the office and then does not get scanned again until delivered. It does not get scanned to the carrier possesion.
What probably happened is that your carrier probably pre scanned his/her packages all delivered and then missed yours and brought it back to the office.
It will probably be there tomorrow (hopefully). I would call your local branch first thing in the morning and see if its there.

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