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eBay Seller Out $1,300 And Laptop Because USPS Insists Blank Box Is Actually A Signature
consumerist.com ^ | June 13, 2013 | Chris Morran

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 customer’s 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 buyer’s 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 Sacramento’s 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, that’s 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 I’m 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 woman’s insurance claim should never have been denied, but offered no explanation as to why it denied the claim three separate times.

“We don’t 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.

Oh wait.

“We are not investigating,” says the rep.

That’s the spirit!


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: delivery; postalservice; postoffice; usps
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1 posted on 06/14/2013 5:42:50 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

We are so ...


2 posted on 06/14/2013 5:46:16 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: grundle

Yet if someone screws up their unemployment once that scam finally goes belly-up, watch them scream and complain on the nightly news.


3 posted on 06/14/2013 5:46:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: grundle

“We’ll fix our pension, $1300 at a time!”


4 posted on 06/14/2013 5:47:35 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: grundle

Postal worker scores new computer.


5 posted on 06/14/2013 5:47:38 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: grundle
Shouldn't she be out either $1,300 or a laptop?
6 posted on 06/14/2013 5:51:08 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of opression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: grundle
Is she a Republican? I think I know what the problem is...


7 posted on 06/14/2013 5:51:16 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: grundle

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.


8 posted on 06/14/2013 5:51:45 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: gorush

.....screwed


9 posted on 06/14/2013 5:54:21 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: grundle
Funny, I've had over 1,000 transactions equaling well over a quarter of a million dollars on eBay and using PayPal as the payment method.

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.

10 posted on 06/14/2013 5:56:14 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rats vs. GOPe = Same train, different speed.)
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To: grundle
It is positively Pythonesque:

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.

11 posted on 06/14/2013 5:57:27 PM PDT by DManA
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Worked briefly for the USPS 20+ years ago. If you get any mail consider yourself lucky.


12 posted on 06/14/2013 5:57:40 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: grundle

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.


13 posted on 06/14/2013 5:57:43 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: grundle

USPS?

Why not FedEx or UPS?


14 posted on 06/14/2013 6:00:30 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: grundle

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!!!!!


15 posted on 06/14/2013 6:01:47 PM PDT by meatloaf
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To: grundle

USPS should investigate...itself


16 posted on 06/14/2013 6:01:49 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: grundle

Holder to the rescue.....


17 posted on 06/14/2013 6:06:11 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 can we make it until 2016?)
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To: meatloaf
HA. and if you had ASKED them to ship it that route...you would have been charged triple $$$. OR...they would have told you it was impossible.

:P

18 posted on 06/14/2013 6:10:33 PM PDT by ZinGirl (kids in college....can't afford a tagline right now)
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To: DManA
It is positively Pythonesque:
That's no signature.

Indeed it isn't. It's a scan of a dead parrot.

19 posted on 06/14/2013 6:23:00 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: grundle

They said “no” because that’s the easiest thing for the pavement apes who work for the postal service to do.


20 posted on 06/14/2013 6:24:35 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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