USPS at it again
Sorry for the long read. On Friday October 27th I put in a pickup request for Saturday. I put the 2 packages in my mailbox early Saturday morning. My regular carrier usually comes to my house at around noon. At about 1:30 a different carrier knocks on my door and said he was there to pick up the packages. I told him I had put them in the mailbox so he checked and they were gone but I had mail so I knew my regular carrier had been by. He called the regular carrier and was told that she picked up my packages. I keep checking the tracking info for the next few days and see that the packages had never been logged in. The post office site still shows label created and waiting for pickup. On Tuesday I called the main USPS number and my local post office number. Both said to give it a few days to see if they show up. Wednesday I had to go into town so I printed the USPS page for both packages and the eBay listings and stopped at the post office. I spoke with a supervisor and was told the same thing, wait a couple days. One was a $150 item. I mentioned that since the packages were never scanned in that the insurance I had on them wouldn't cover the loss. The supervisor agreed. I then told her that if the packaged didn't show up I was going to the police station and file a stolen property report. She didn't like that. I gave her my phone number and left. Thursday morning I got a call from the postmaster and basically told him the same thing. When I got home a few hours later I looked at the USPS site and somehow the packages were magically scanned and picked up and left the local post office. Here is the kicked, the scanned in and departed date was Saturday October 28th. There has been no activity since then. Somehow on November 2nd the postmaster entered the packages as picked up on October 28th. I called the main USPS number again and told the lady what had happened. She said that there was no way he could have scanned the packages in on Nov 2nd and it show as Oct 28 on the site without actually scanning the packages. She also said that the packages should be on the way to their final location and give it until Monday to see what happens. I told her that the packages would never show up. She didn't agree. Well. as of today, there still hasn't been any activity on the USPS site. The only good thing about all of this is that since it shows that they were scanned in I'll be able to file insurance claims. The buyer of one of the item contacted me Thursday to see if I shipped the package. I explained everything and told them I would keep them updated. Hopefully I don't get negative feedback from one of the buyers. In over 25 years on eBay I've never had a negative.