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| p.1 #14 · Shipping? Insurance or no insurance |
Having an insurance claim honored through the United States Postal Service is really not that big of a deal. The key to stacking the odds of in your favor for a claims settlement through the USPS is always proper packaging, a sales receipt or appraisal to prove value, and the original insurance form and shipping invoice.
And... obviously you don't send expensive stuff Parcel Post. Using common sense usually prevails.
I appreciate your optimism How's this for the scenario: I sent two items to buyer, a 35/1.8 and D7k, both insured and with signature confirmation. I requested email confirmation upon recipient's signature. USPS's website did not update at all for 3 days as I recall. When it did, it showed the D7k as still in the town from which I sent it. Lens arrived at destination and, from copy of signature, was received. Meanwhile, D7k was nowhere to be found. Called local Post Office and spoke with the manager - great guy. I've gotten to know him by name (not surprising). I filled him in. He said "oh, looks like the Insurance label was scanned, not the signature confirmation label, so it won't have tracking except via our own Intranet. I can confirm, however, that it was received and signed for." Great! Indeed, buyer reported that both items were received.
Well, no big deal you might think, all's well that ends well. Sure. Had the buyer been disreputable (NOT THE CASE IN THIS INSTANCE, thank goodness), and of course tracking data can be seen by the buyer, a scammer could well have said "well, I don't know what the USPS' intranet shows, but I never received it. I know you sent it w/ signature confirmation, so show me the receipt.
USPS is bullshit - even their goddamn Express Mail can't figure out how to provide timely updates. So, they can kiss my ass. Hehe, I reckon that's what happens when the f'g government "builds it."
Now, ask me how I really feel.