hey all, I recently had a package is claimed by the tracking information to have been delivered on february 8th. I received no such package. I've confirmed with the sender that they put the right address on there, and I believe that the carrier misdelivered it. the post office is claiming that somebody must have stolen it out of the box. this is not possible because we were home the entire day that day (i remember specificially because it was the day before my birthday, and I was expecting a package, so I kept checking out the window every few minutes) and when the mail came we checked it and it was not there.
the package was unfortunately not insured but I got to thinking about it. I can understand insuring the package because somebody accidentally dropped it or it got crushed under a big package and arrived damaged... but the entire POINT of the post office is to make sure that they DELIVER THE PACKAGE to the right address without LOSING IT, and that service is INCLUDED in the damn postage fees, so why should I have to pay them EXTRA so that they can do the job they were SUPPOSED to do in the FIRST PLACE.
I have NEVER had a package stolen, but I tell you what I have had, on several occasions mail that was not intended for my household had been delivered to my mail box! mail whose address is COMPLETELY off. I've had to give the neighbors their letters too, doing the mailman's job for him...
I don't think this is fair, I want the post office held accountable. we've all had problems with the past, if I go to court I would get testimony from my neighbors who can attest to getting misdelivered mail as well. the way the post office is handling it is "well, what do you want me to do? the carrier said he delivered it..." well what the hell is do you THINKN the carrier is going to say "oohhhh snap that's right I put it in the wrong mailbox!"
so yeah, I want to fight this, anybody have any advice? oh and I am in McAllen TX and the package was worth about 80 bucks. I had to order another one. let's see if they lose this one too.