is my awesome present for someone simply lost forever?
October 26, 2011 11:23 AM Subscribe
The US Postal Service said my package was 'undeliverable' despite the fact that I live at the address provided, and get all my mail here. They didn't make another attempt. The tracking said it will be returned to sender if possible. This was about a month ago. I emailed them, and got a response that basically said 'oops, sorry. this kind of thing can happen. we have a lot mail to deal with and don't track anything and you are basically screwed.' Do I have any recourse?
posted by asimplemouse to Law & Government (11 answers total)
I'd be much more willing to accept the capriciousness of the situation if the address wasn't perfectly correct. Do does it matter that they mistakenly failed at delivering the package initially, or do I just accept that this relatively expensive birthday present I bought for someone is just lost to the ages? I don't have a lot of money, and if so, this is giantly disappointing.
In case it is relevant, the sender and I are both in the same city (NYC).