USPS stole my stuff
Hey guys. Got an issue here. Forgive me but I feel like I need to be detailed so no one asks for a step I missed.I need honest real advise, primarily from people who have experienced this.
I bought a geo bundle here on the site from someone. He has 0 trader rating but is a fantastic seller / communication as well. The bundle was a geo, 68/45 tank, sly profits, proto gloves, proto pants, velocity jr. I sent the payment we had no problem. He was awesome enough to send the stuff the next day via usps. I had suggested it because Ive never had a problem, and its cheap and fast. He sent two boxes. Pants, hopper, gloves, and a free bag of draxxus paintballs he had laying around in box 1. The other had the gun, mask, tank. He provided both tracking #'s, both left for shipment. He sent both pics of the boxes with shipping labels and tracking numbers. I couldn't ask for a better scenario honestly. I checked both #'s, worked and shown both left washington state where he sent them from.
About 3-5 days later I get box one.. the boring stuff, pants hopper gloves paintballs. Expected date for the good stuff in box 2 was july 28th. July 28th rolls around. Nothing. I wait a week. Nothing. I ask whats going on, he doesn't know, obviously since it left washington. I asked usps they kept saying wait 14 business days. It's been a month. Him and I communicate via txt on cell phone, hes been extremely helpful. We have both filed claims with usps. 3 days ago, usps sent him a package, inside was the chopped up sections of the box saying my address and his address. inside the note said "package located, contents empty". Him and I are furious.
HERE'S THE CATCH ladies and gentlemen.
So. You think he insured it and it's all good? Nope. Anytime I've sent stuff over 100 dollars in value, I insure it. He didn't. This whole situation sucks, he's a good guy. It's not his fault usps stole the stuff. He tried blaming me saying I didn't mention to insure it and it's the buyers responsibility. I said it's the sellers, and he never asked me... obviously because well, who doesn't insure something like this?
So I don't want anyone to get screwed here.. but what do I do?