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 Post subject: San Francisco mail thief? (my phantoms are gone)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:17 am 
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Been reading on here for a few years and was superstoked to sign up for the second generation of Phantom splitboard bindings.

I had John ship them to me in San Francisco, but they never showed up.

USPS tracking says "Delivered", but they were never received.

I am devastated. 1000USD gone. No bindings, no explanation from USPS or anything, and no insurance. Feeling rather helpless.

As you all know there is a pretty small niche market for these, so if they are stolen they might show up here on the forum or maybe through someone that you know, knows.

The set is easily reckonised: baseplates and board plates are orange, whilst the other alu parts are red. I already had bails so these are not included in the set.

I will happily offer a reward to anyone that can help me out!

If it's of any help the zip code is 94109.

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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco mail thief? (my phantoms are gone)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:26 am 
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Really sad day. I've tried checking into this and basically because USPS says that it was delivered, doesn't matter that the package had insurance as this is not considered a lost package.

Those in the SF area, can you keep an eye out for these bindings on the resale market?


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco mail thief? (my phantoms are gone)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:34 am 
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So basically they delivered them to someone and they signed for it? Or was this a dropped off package that some asshole took?

Either way lame and not kewl at all.


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco mail thief? (my phantoms are gone)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:37 am 
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What? That's a huge bummer!

Insurance doesn't matter? What is insurance for then?


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco mail thief? (my phantoms are gone)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:46 am 
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Can you claim it on homeowners or renters insurance?

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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco mail thief? (my phantoms are gone)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:01 am 
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Jason4 wrote:
Can you claim it on homeowners or renters insurance?


I'm going to try but since USPS says it's delivered I haven't got much of a case.

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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco mail thief? (my phantoms are gone)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:44 am 
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We thought this happened to my roommates board last week. Usps said it had been delivered but it never showed up. It turned out that the company she ordered it from sent it to an old address that they had saved on her profile from years ago.
They made it right though. Could something like this have happened?


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco mail thief? (my phantoms are gone)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:49 am 
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Sorry to hear about that, that's a real bummer. I imagine they left it on your doorstep correct? But I gotta ask, why did you/they ship USPS instead of UPS/FedEx?

This is why I use private carriers (such as UPS and FedEx) and NOT the USPS for valuable shipments. You can give them much more specific instructions (ie. require a signnature for delivery). Yes, it does cost more but its worth having that sort of reliability/insurance.


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I thought this had happened to me just last week. It happened the mail guy delivered it next door!

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This is why I use private carriers (such as UPS and FedEx) and NOT the USPS for valuable shipments. You can give them much more specific instructions (ie. require a signnature for delivery). Yes, it does cost more but its worth having that sort of reliability/insurance.




you can do that with the post office too. But, the seller has to ask or require these things.

Did you call the postmaster general in your area? Dont stop with your local postal office, notch it up.

and for all of you, if you are getting high dollar gear through any carrier ask the shipper for a signature conformation.


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco mail thief? (my phantoms are gone)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:15 pm 
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TEX wrote:
you can do that with the post office too. But, the seller has to ask or require these things.

Did you call the postmaster general in your area? Dont stop with your local postal office, notch it up.

and for all of you, if you are getting high dollar gear through any carrier ask the shipper for a signature conformation.


Good to know, but I still have little faith in the USPS. My company has a relatively small online store (when compared to Amazon) so we deal a lot with shipping books/merchandise thru the USPS so I see more of the dark side to them. Lost packages with perfectly good addresses, returned packages with perfectly good address, absolutely destroyed packages, etc. You get what you pay for...


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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco mail thief? (my phantoms are gone)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:13 pm 
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That is a bummer...big time...I say we start a donation pool for Dan. After all he's a Norwegian and they invented touring ya know.

if we each kicked in 5-10 bucks...it would take long for us to raise the money. After all it's Christmas and we're splitters, eh!

I'll kick in the 1st $20...everybody whom wants to donate..just put a reply and what you'd like to donate.

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 Post subject: Re: San Francisco mail thief? (my phantoms are gone)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:02 pm 
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USPS is a joke, really. As for leaving expensive packages on the stoop, I don't understand that either. Someone else mentioned an address change issue. I went through such an ordeal in the fall. If you've had an address change, it might have got sent to your old address and forwarded to your current post office.


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