USPS May have lost my diamond

posted 3 months ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Sugar bee

Your homeowners policy won’t cover this. File the police report and be a squeaky wheel with USPS.  They really are crap. 

Post # 32
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Buzzing bee

mjay :  I can’t believe that the seller didn’t ask if you wanted to get the package sent with insurance?? That was irresponsible of them as a distributor…can they be held liable?

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee

happiekrappie :  she was sending it to a jeweler.  So she didn’t get insurance.

You might be able to claim it on insurance.  I know I have a $2500 jewelry policy that doesn’t require appraisals, just receipts of how much you purchased it for.

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee

sharpshooter :  oh…well I still thought it was protocol for all shipping facilities to ask about insurance? I just really hope OP can get her money back 🙁

Post # 36
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Busy bee

I saw a T.V. documentary once ( 60 minutes maybe?) interviewing postal workers and ex U.S.P.S. postal workers all whom had hidden identities. They all stated that taking parcels was considered one of the perks of the job especially around grad and Christmas times when they knew presents and gift cards were popular. Jamaica , N.Y. was named as one of the worst hubs for this. I am not by any means saying they are all corrupt but there is enough tolerance/ apathy within the system that it continues.

The public file all these lost property claims but I heartily doubt anyone actually gets out of a chair at the post office and actively tries to chase anything down.

I am so sorry bee. I hope there is someway that you can get some of your money back.

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

any update on this?? crossing my fingers for you!

Post # 39
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Blushing bee

mjay :  Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry! This must be so frustrating. USPS has the worst customer service, they really don’t seem to give a damn.

Post # 40
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Busy bee

Oh man. I hate to tell you this but I can’t even count how many times USPS screwed me with packages getting lost etc. when I had tracking info. I’m so sorry Bee!

Also, every so often I get an email from USPS that they are still searching. And still nothing. I will never use them again. 

Post # 41
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 1995

How did you pay for the diamond? Some credit cards have purchase protection which reimburses you for items you purchased within the past 90 days that have been lost or stolen.  

I bought a gold pendant that was shipped Priority Mail USPS to me, but the mailman left the package out in an open mail room for anyone to come by and take.  Which they did.  Even though I had a tracking number AND Priority Mail comes with $100 insurance, I was denied my claim because I couldn’t prove the package was stolen.  As far as USPS was concerned, they delivered the package to the correct address so I was out of luck.  Ridiculous.

Anyway, I bought the pendant using my AMEX, and I have purchase protection–so AMEX refunded the purchase price to me. Just a thought.  Your credit card may also have this feature.

Post # 43
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Busy bee

mjay :  omg Bee!! I’m so happy for you!! 

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee

Oh, I am so happy for you!!!

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Greenwood

Amazing news!!! I’m so happy for you!

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