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Subject: Post Office Damage
Date Posted: 10/1/2010 5:26 PM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2009
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I was so looking forward to receiving Anne of Green Gables an audio book read by Megan Follows and it took forever to arrive. When it did arrive there was a hole punched in the box and it had been taped over. 2 out of 4 cassettes were there. This is my first damaged parcel . I will not get my credits back. (I know this) The sender did nothing wrong. My question is; If the box had gone lost in the mail would I have gotten my credits back? If so' why would anyone report damage by USPS ? Except for the sake of honesty.

edited to correct spelling*



Last Edited on: 10/3/10 12:35 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/1/2010 6:44 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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If the box had gone lost in the mail would I have gotten my credits back?

Yes.

If so' why would anyone report damage by USPS ?

For the sake of honesty. If you were on the sending end of this transaction, you woul want the receiver to mark it properly.

There are 2 things that can happen during mailing:

1. Book gets lost completely .... sender loses out on the credit and the book.

2. Book is damaged on the way ... receiver gets a book (hopefully still readable), but is out the credit.

This way, the risk of damage or loss done by the PO is equally distributed between senders and receivers .... over time, the loss or damage is spread around, and neither the senders or receivers are at the bad end of a transaction more often.

Date Posted: 10/1/2010 8:12 PM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2009
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That is why I wonder if the post office does more damage than is reported. In my case I was missing half a book, lol, by missing half the tapes. I just wondered if some of those lost books were mangled by machines .

* Good News today someone posted another copy into the system and a replacement was on my wish list. I hope my wish is granted. *happily waiting for member.



Last Edited on: 10/2/10 11:38 AM ET - Total times edited: 1