Skip to comments.eBay Seller Out $1,300 And Laptop Because USPS Insists Blank Box Is Actually A Signature
Posted on 06/14/2013 5:42:50 PM PDT by grundle
This scan of a completely blank signature card is what the USPS offered up as proof that the customers package had been delivered.
A woman in California recently sold a laptop computer of hers on eBay for $1,300, but it never arrived at the buyers house. The seller had paid the U.S. Postal Service for insurance and delivery confirmation on the package, so she should be able to get her money back and see who signed for the package. Not quite.
She tells CBS Sacramentos Kurtis Ming that USPS denied her insurance claim because the package was delivered and signed for as requested, but when she asked to see the proof of signature, the box was blank. So either the recipient had signed in invisible ink or no one had signed at all because the package was lost or stolen in transit.
Nope, insisted USPS, thats a signature. She appealed her claim twice and no one would admit that there was absolutely no proof that the package had been delivered. In fact, all evidence seemed to show that the package had not arrived.
Meanwhile, the eBay buyer was able to get his $1,300 back through PayPal. And so the seller was out $1,300 and the laptop that vanished into thin air.
Quite honestly I kind of feel like Im being robbed by the Post Office, she tells Ming.
Of course, once CBS got involved, the Postal folks suddenly cared well, sort of.
The USPS admitted that the womans insurance claim should never have been denied, but offered no explanation as to why it denied the claim three separate times.
We dont know for sure what happened, a Postal rep tells Ming, presumably before looking up at the clock and deciding to take a 90-minute lunch.
But now that USPS admits this package went missing and is out $1,300 of its own, surely it will be looking into the matter.
We are not investigating, says the rep.
Thats the spirit!
We are so ...
Yet if someone screws up their unemployment once that scam finally goes belly-up, watch them scream and complain on the nightly news.
“We’ll fix our pension, $1300 at a time!”
Postal worker scores new computer.
If she had listed the laptop properly and enrolled in the Ebay buyer/seller protection program she would be fine.
I won’t shop or sell without it.
It wouldn’t surprise me to learn that she too some offer through private means.
I recently tried to sell something and had all kinds of fantastic offers.
They all wanted to do it private.
No thank you.
Followed their guidelines, had two or three disputes and PayPal decided with me. On one single phone call I might add.
No promo here, just recounting my experience.
That's no signature.
Yes it is.
No it isn't.
Yes it is.
No it isn't.
Yes it is.
Look, in a signature one affixes one's name in pen and ink.
Not necessarily. He could have used invisible ink.
Worked briefly for the USPS 20+ years ago. If you get any mail consider yourself lucky.
FUUSPS! Slam dunk court case here. Oh wait.. 0bama’s birth certificate is REAL and the FBI’s Robert Mueller TOLD CONGRESS UNDER OATH he doesn’t know who is in charge of the IRS investigation!! By the way, this is THE FBI WE’RE TALKING ABOUT HERE.. You know, KINGS OF THE LIE DETECTOR TEST?.. Fiction is truth in 0bammyland.
Why not FedEx or UPS?
It’s always interesting to check the status of a shipment. I’ve got one coming that went from NY to NJ and is now in CO on its way to WV. Another went from MD to NC and is now back in MD on the way to WV!!!!!
USPS should investigate...itself
Holder to the rescue.....
Indeed it isn't. It's a scan of a dead parrot.
They said “no” because that’s the easiest thing for the pavement apes who work for the postal service to do.