USPS Card Trading Horror Story...pics

cjay101

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This didn't take place on the Bench, but another site.

In fall of 2012, I made an autograph swap. The guy was local (well, for me local) being as he was in Kansas City and I was in central Kansas. I sent my half, he sent his. My package arrived normally. His showed going to KC postal sorting station and was never updated again. It never showed up, never had a clue what happened aside that it was lost.

Fast forward to February 2015. Random bubble mailer shows up to me from USPS! Has my old address on it with forwarding. No clue what it is.

https://picasaweb.google.com/115243...key=Gv1sRgCJzorevf7oeHrQE#6247903441726484610

Well, good to know they are on top of their game. I wrote these off a long time ago, but I was very disappointed losing out on two Hall of Fame autographs, especially the Faulk.

Just wanted to share that great experience.

Cory
 
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katester44

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That is a damaged envelope!!! Wonder how long (obviously 3 years), that was stuck in the back of a sorting machine?
 

cjay101

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That is a damaged envelope!!! Wonder how long (obviously 3 years), that was stuck in the back of a sorting machine?
The young actually has some black rubberized shreddings at the bottom in the case almost like it fell under a sorting machine into the belts themselves and they burned against the plastic. What a mess. I think in instances like these where they stamp it having been damaged in transit (OBVIOUSLY) they should offer some sort of compensation. I know it'd never happen, but like my brother said...why the hell send me them? Just toss the damn things out if they are destroyed, especially 3 years late.
 

katester44

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The young actually has some black rubberized shreddings at the bottom in the case almost like it fell under a sorting machine into the belts themselves and they burned against the plastic. What a mess. I think in instances like these where they stamp it having been damaged in transit (OBVIOUSLY) they should offer some sort of compensation. I know it'd never happen, but like my brother said...why the hell send me them? Just toss the damn things out if they are destroyed, especially 3 years late.

Only reason I can think that they delivered it was in case you wanted to file an insurance claim? Three years ago you could get the insurance with the delivery confirmation if I am not mistaking?? But other than that, yeah, just drop them in the circular file.
 

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That's interesting. Was there at least a letter attached or something from the post office stating they were sorry ? I would say some compensation is deserved here, even if it was some free stamps it would be a nice gesture from them.
 

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Are you sure the damage was done by a machine and not a truck accident? About 5 years ago I one that was mangled like your but I got it in a bio-bag because of the diesel fuel.
 
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