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#1
On Friday morning my friend from California mailed me a package. We had the tracker number and everything and I was able to grab it this morning because he Overnighted it. When I picked it up initially nothing seemed wrong. The net weight was only 1.3 pounds so I didn't think anything of a light package, and it had packing popcorn in it so it didn't seem oddly empty. When I opened it up it was empty. Initially this shocked the hell outta me and I called my friend right away. The package was sealed with different color tapes on each edge because I've heard that that type of package is the hardest to mess with and break into [ironically]. After about an hour of carefully lifting up all the tape edges I found an exacto-knife cut along an edge where the tape was split, then put back together and covered with a layer of clear tape to give the appearance it was still sealed.

The cut was slightly off from a natural edge so when i opened the flap i didnt see it because it was still covered by a colored tape. Only after looking on the underside of the flap did I notice that an incision was made. They cut through parallel to the natural opening along the long side and then put it back in place, resealing it with clear tape over the colored to give the appearance nothing has happened. The package was not insured or valued at all so what I guess I'm asking is there anything I can do about it?
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#4
lol what was in it?
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#5
Messing with people's mail is a federal offense so there's gotta be something that you can do about it
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#6
Not insured? No. Sorry man. Unless you find the perpetrator and give that foo some urban justice, you're out of luck.
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#7
did you ask your friend what was in it? maybe he'she sent you the package as a joke???

or just tell the company and demand some compo
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#8
It might not have been stolen, but just handled by idiots at whichiever company shipped it. I work at fedex and a lot of times packages can get pretty beat up. If this was the case with yours then they would cut it open, examined to see if the contents were destroyed, and then possibly put them in a new box. What I'm thinking is that they were gonna put it in a new box or something, got stupid (which trust me, it happens) or some miscommunication happened and the package was re-sealed thinking something was in it. Sounds like, wtf, how could you seal a package with nothing in it wouldn't you notice. Yes you should notice, though if it was a new guy or something then at 3 AM he could have majorly derped.

Also stealing stuff at least for a package handler is hard because you go through metal detectors before and after your shift. You also can't bring in stuff like knives so that leads me to believe that the people (not package handlers) who have knives for situations like this, just messed up somehow.

Either way, call the companay get it resolved.
#9
WTF?? Are you stupid or what? Why the f*** would you ask the pit? I think you are trolling. Seriously, NO ONE can be this stupid to ask the pit instead of calling the shipping company.
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WTF?? Are you stupid or what? Why the f*** would you ask the pit? I think you are trolling. Seriously, NO ONE can be this stupid to ask the pit instead of calling the shipping company.


Because what was in the package was not valued or whatever and was not insured, and thus has no empirical value and not provable to the UPS office. Also, it's kinda private what was in the box and not something I wanna share. I'm almost 100% positive that it was stolen and not. It wasn't an issue of the packaging because it was packaged perfectly. The inside was lined with bubble wrap and sealed with tape, in addition to packing popcorn. All the edges were perfectly sealed and none of the other colors of tape were cut at all, that's why I'm led to believe someone simply stole it.
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Because what was in the package was not valued or whatever and was not insured, and thus has no empirical value and not provable to the UPS office. Also, it's kinda private what was in the box and not something I wanna share. I'm almost 100% positive that it was stolen and not. It wasn't an issue of the packaging because it was packaged perfectly. The inside was lined with bubble wrap and sealed with tape, in addition to packing popcorn. All the edges were perfectly sealed and none of the other colors of tape were cut at all, that's why I'm led to believe someone simply stole it.

i reckon it was a glass buttplug & some girls dirty knickers.

but i MIGHT be wrong...
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#15
I seriously doubt it was stolen (unless this mystery content of the package) was something very stealable. It just isn't worth it really. But you can believe that if youd like.

You still should call the company though.
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WTF?? Are you stupid or what? Why the f*** would you ask the pit? I think you are trolling. Seriously, NO ONE can be this stupid to ask the pit instead of calling the shipping company.


Ladies and gentlemen I present to you the most unnecessary moral outrage of the year.

But still, you should call the company.
#17
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Because what was in the package was not valued or whatever and was not insured, and thus has no empirical value and not provable to the UPS office. Also, it's kinda private what was in the box and not something I wanna share

The package



was dildos

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#18
I was expecting a 'surprise sex change' thread.

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#19
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Because what was in the package was not valued or whatever and was not insured, and thus has no empirical value and not provable to the UPS office. Also, it's kinda private what was in the box and not something I wanna share. I'm almost 100% positive that it was stolen and not. It wasn't an issue of the packaging because it was packaged perfectly. The inside was lined with bubble wrap and sealed with tape, in addition to packing popcorn. All the edges were perfectly sealed and none of the other colors of tape were cut at all, that's why I'm led to believe someone simply stole it.


I once bought something on ebay, sent a money order, never got product. MO never cashed, got money back from MO. What happened?
#20
The contents of the package were worth anywhere from 2-4k depending on quite a few factors so there is definitely a financial gain to stealing what was in here. Also, I'm absolutely not trolling and trying to find my camera to upload pics because to me it clearly looks as if someone stole it. A parallel cut perfectly lined up with the natural opening of the two flaps didn't just come from nowhere, and if they opened it themselves because the box was damaged [the box is in perfect condition so this isn't the case im sure] then they would likely use the natural opening, not make an entire new one. Also, the clear tape ontop of the colored tape where they made the incision also makes me suspect they simply tried to dress it up as if nothing had happened. Because packing tape can be about 2.5 inches wide I didn't think to initialy lift it up because after cutting it down the middle it still seemed fine. Only after it was empty did i carefully take each edge of tape off and notice the incision parallel to the natural opening.
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#21
It's time to........GO POSTAL!!!!

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#22
Maybe i am the idiot. I guess i will have to remember that the next time i get ripped off, i should ask the pit right away...
#23
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The contents of the package were worth anywhere from 2-4k depending on quite a few factors so there is definitely a financial gain to stealing what was in here.

Blackmail? Drugs? N00dz? N00dz of someone doing drugs for blackmail purposes?

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#24
2-4k? and it was not insured? Are you out any money? Call the company...
Why do u keep adding to the story?
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#25
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Bit's kinda private what was in the box and not something I wanna share.

Its a vibrator. Gotta be.
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The contents of the package were worth anywhere from 2-4k depending on quite a few factors

Ok, a really expensive vibrator.... wait a second, are you buying used panties over the internet?

OT: Why would you ship something worth that much without insuring t? I guess it doesn't matter now though. How many mail centers did it go through?
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#26
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Maybe i am the idiot. I guess i will have to remember that the next time i get ripped off, i should ask the pit right away...


No one is calling you the idiot at all? I'm kinda confused as to why you're maintaining any kind of stance towards this when I'm simply explaining a situation to you...and what have I added to the story aside from answering questions that people have asked or to better explain the situation?
The contents of the package were contraband that costed me about $1200, but not detectable by anything aside from an xray scan and not metal. My friend who works at a UPS story said that they never open packages unless the contents spilled our or its damaged, and in order to seize a package with judiciary action they need a warrant. IF this was the case they wouldn't continue to send an overnighted package to me empty. It was shipped from the West Coast to the East Coast so it definitely went through a lot of centers as well, leaving a lot of potential places for this to have happened at.
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#27
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No one is calling you the idiot at all? I'm kinda confused as to why you're maintaining any kind of stance towards this when I'm simply explaining a situation to you...and what have I added to the story aside from answering questions that people have asked or to better explain the situation?
The contents of the package were contraband, but not detectable by anything aside from an xray scan. My friend who works at a UPS story said that they never open packages unless the contents spilled our or its damaged, and in order to seize a package with judiciary action they need a warrant. IF this was the case they wouldn't continue to send an overnighted package to me empty.

Paraphernalia or REAL contraband? I've know people who have ordered cuban cigars through the mail only to have them not arrive until weeks later... except all the box contains is the empty cigar box, the lovely aroma of CCs, and a nice little note from the government saying their cigars have been confiscated.
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#28
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The contents of the package were contraband that costed me about $1200, but not detectable by anything aside from an xray scan and not metal.

You're out $1200. End of story. You can't seek action on someone stealing something you aren't allowed to have in the first place. It's the classic Florida "Man calls cops to report his cocaine stolen" story.

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#29
That's exactly what I figured, I can't really call the UPS office because what can i say was in the package without lying, in which case nothing would likely get accomplished anyway. In the case it was seized they wouldn't send a package of packing popcorn only and they wouldn't make their own incision to cut in instead of just using the normal way to open a box, especially because the box was only 12x9x6, nothing that would require any kind of manhandling. It merely seems like someone was able to foresee what what likely in here and capitalized off of the opportunity. Seems like it's just another case of Murphey's Law.
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#30
You should contact whoever sold it to you, though, not to blame them or to seek replacement, but to let them know this kind of thing is going on.

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#31
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The contents of the package were worth anywhere from 2-4k depending on quite a few factors so there is definitely a financial gain to stealing what was in here. Also, I'm absolutely not trolling and trying to find my camera to upload pics because to me it clearly looks as if someone stole it. A parallel cut perfectly lined up with the natural opening of the two flaps didn't just come from nowhere, and if they opened it themselves because the box was damaged [the box is in perfect condition so this isn't the case im sure] then they would likely use the natural opening, not make an entire new one. Also, the clear tape ontop of the colored tape where they made the incision also makes me suspect they simply tried to dress it up as if nothing had happened. Because packing tape can be about 2.5 inches wide I didn't think to initialy lift it up because after cutting it down the middle it still seemed fine. Only after it was empty did i carefully take each edge of tape off and notice the incision parallel to the natural opening.



Dude It could have been stolen yes, especially if it was worth that much, but some of the points behind your logic are just stupid. Obviously if they (I call them QA, idk what it stands for, but they deal with this stuff) had to open the box for any reason (maybe they hear stuff moving around like broken glass, in which case they would open it up) they would use an exacto knife and cut it right inbewtween the flaps. Retaping it, they would use clear packaging tape over the old.

edit: Contraband? That shit was most likely stolen hahaha. (but not by a package handler, that'd be too hard. Probably by the QA person or a supervisor.)
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#33
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Dude It could have been stolen yes, especially if it was worth that much, but some of the points behind your logic are just stupid. Obviously if they (I call them QA, idk what it stands for, but they deal with this stuff) had to open the box for any reason (maybe they hear stuff moving around like broken glass, in which case they would open it up) they would use an exacto knife and cut it right inbewtween the flaps. Retaping it, they would use clear packaging tape over the old.


Exactly, instead of cutting inbetween the flaps, the incision is made parallel to the flaps about 2 inches to the right. they made their own line then put the tape back over ontop, then put clear tape ontop of that. Also, there was no glass or anything like that. What was in was secured in place and had both packing popcorn and bubblewrap. IDK if you didn't quite understand what I was saying because of my shoddy descriptions or just glanced over it too quick, but they didn't cut right in between the flaps. They also wouldn't remove the package and continue it along its way empty. IDK what other flaws of logic I'm harnessing, but to me that seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to suspect given what I have to go off.

The person already knows who shipped it, he's been my best friend since we were like 8 so it's not at all a case of placing blame or seeking reparation. As much as it sucks to be out of that kind of money I can't really complain simply because something like that is always a gamble no matter how many times it has worked.

Also I dont think it had to go through customs because it was shipped within the domestic united states.
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#34
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Exactly, instead of cutting inbetween the flaps, the incision is made parallel to the flaps about 2 inches to the right. they made their own line then put the tape back over ontop, then put clear tape ontop of that. Also, there was no glass or anything like that. What was in was secured in place and had both packing popcorn and bubblewrap. IDK if you didn't quite understand what I was saying because of my shoddy descriptions or just glanced over it too quick, but they didn't cut right in between the flaps. They also wouldn't remove the package and continue it along its way empty. IDK what other flaws of logic I'm harnessing, but to me that seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to suspect given what I have to go off.

The person already knows who shipped it, he's been my best friend since we were like 8 so it's not at all a case of placing blame or seeking reparation. As much as it sucks to be out of that kind of money I can't really complain simply because something like that is always a gamble no matter how many times it has worked.

Also I dont think it had to go through customs because it was shipped within the domestic united states.


Okay, I see now, my bad. That is wierd and sketchy. Was there anything indicating what was in the package?
#35
Not at all, nothing to bounce around when shaken and totally unmarked.
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#36
We must know what was in the package.

You, good sir, have not gone over to your friends house after a hard night of drinking to find 2 dudes passed out in the same room both holding their own flaccid cocks in hand, passed out, with porn on the tv.
#38
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qft. spill the beans, TS
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Seriously. You can't come to the pit telling us how your incredibly expensive package got stolen and not tell us what it is.

You, good sir, have not gone over to your friends house after a hard night of drinking to find 2 dudes passed out in the same room both holding their own flaccid cocks in hand, passed out, with porn on the tv.
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