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How I lost my parcel

Postby wrighty » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:55 pm

This started after the Vectis auction for the 12C VCJ MOC with Harbert sticker that was won by Paul Chu.

He took it to Celebration 2017 for Tom Derby to examine and he thought it was fake with 2 cardbacks glued together. My understanding was it was then sent back to Vectis and I heard it was returned to Paul saying it's good but I also heard somewhere Vectis said the MOC was not in the same condition as when it left Vectis, not sure what that means.

Paul and Nick Dykes reach out to me because I have an open bubble of the above which I added to my collection about 4 years previously. Since I moved to Sydney from the UK most of collection is in storage so I made a 3 hour round trip to retrieve it from storage.

Took detailed and close up pictures and sent it to Paul, Tom and Nick.

Tom says its not good enough he needs it in his hands to examine it properly, I said if you come to Sydney I will buy you a beer. Paul then asked me to send it to Tom, my 1st instinct was sod that, but he keep asking and I thought this is a small community and if I can help why not (big mistake).

I asked Paul what to insure it for, he said $50. He wanted me to use his FedEx account but there was a similar service by AusPost, 2 day courier to US so off the parcel went.

It was posted on Thursday 02/11/17, since there was no tracking info on the AusPost website I contacted them for an update on Tuesday 07/11/17 and was told it was delivered on Monday 06/11/17. So I contacted Tom and he said nothing arrived and when I contacted AusPost again with my tracking number it tracked a parcel from Sydney to UK instead of US. I have been on the phone to then at least an hour at a time each week, the plan was to retrieve the parcel that was delivered in the UK but that never happened and on Tuesday 05/12/17 they declared the parcel lost and close case.

So there is nothing further I can do but to try and find this parcel myself, hence the big bounty if found. I will pay out AUD$3000 for the safe return of the cardback and bubble then I will deal with the muppets that caused this later!

I have set up a page on FB, Twitter and Instagram @findsimonsbox #findsimonsbox, please share, retweet, link, forward, re-post anywhere you think that will help be find this parcel. Many thanks!!
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Re: How I lost my parcel

Postby Snaketibe » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:21 pm

That really, really sucks for you! :evil: I'm so sorry to hear this, especially since you were only trying to do someone else a favour, and against your natural inclination as well. I really hope you get this back again, undamaged and quickly. Please keep us updated with your progress.

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Re: How I lost my parcel

Postby Palifan » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:04 pm

Yes, this is terrible news and as above I'm really hoping it's found and returned to you as it went out. It really sucks with you going so much out of your way just to help out and I have to just hope that it all ends up ok.

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Re: How I lost my parcel

Postby benny100 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:31 pm

Not good, but why would he recommend only$50? It’s worth many times more than that
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Re: How I lost my parcel

Postby Lindo » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:51 pm

how can something end up in the UK if it has a US address?? if ive read that right, is it something to do with his Fed Ex account? if so then personally I think he should be reimbursing you if it cant be found, I don't understand why you should have to pay a reward of 3k surely these guys should help you out with any reward
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Re: How I lost my parcel

Postby Mr-shifter » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:09 am

benny100 wrote:Not good, but why would he recommend only$50? It’s worth many times more than that


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Re: How I lost my parcel

Postby newswseller » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:18 am

might help if you post the address it should have gone to? could well be the same street in birmingham, UK

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Re: How I lost my parcel

Postby Section 8 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:09 am

Who is J Bayley in all this?
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Re: How I lost my parcel

Postby wrighty » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:27 am

Section 8 wrote:Who is J Bayley in all this?


I have no idea, it’s either DHL big mistake in getting their tracking number mixed up meaning J Bayley actually got the parcel they were supposed to but where is my parcel or J Bayley got my parcel. I have sent a message to all J Bayley in Birmingham but no reply so far!! :?

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Re: How I lost my parcel

Postby wrighty » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:29 am

newswseller wrote:might help if you post the address it should have gone to? could well be the same street in birmingham, UK


If only it was that easy, DHL is not going to disclose to me the address that it was signed for, I don’t even know if it was my parcel that was delivered or some other parcel but with the same tracking number!!

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Postby wrighty » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:32 am

Lindo wrote:how can something end up in the UK if it has a US address?? if ive read that right, is it something to do with his Fed Ex account? if so then personally I think he should be reimbursing you if it cant be found, I don't understand why you should have to pay a reward of 3k surely these guys should help you out with any reward


I have no idea if it was my parcel that ended up in the UK, DHL will not go to retrieve it.

You would think they would, but they have done enough that I rather be able to tell them to piss off then owing any favours!!

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Re: How I lost my parcel

Postby Section 8 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:05 am

Anyone in Birmingham willing to knock at J Bayleys door for you?

I'm sure some random person receiving the wrong post will have no problem handing it over.
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Re: How I lost my parcel

Postby subzero » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:55 am

Sorry to hear you've gone through this, let us know any updates and if you manage to find out any info on who/where J Bayley is.
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Re: How I lost my parcel

Postby Mr-shifter » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:28 am

I doubt your parcel is in Birmingham. I imagine that they have entered the tracking number incorrectly.

With luck, it will either turn back up at home or end up with the intended recipients.

Or it’s lost in the system and gone forever.

These things do sometimes take a lot of time to straighten out.

I’m not sure it’s pauls fault it got lost though. It’s unfortunate you were so unsure about this in the first place and this happened but I’m not sure you can hold either Paul or Tom responsible for the postal service being unable to do their job.

Hopefully in a week or two it will turn back up at your house.
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Re: How I lost my parcel

Postby subzero » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:52 am

There's 9 J. Bayleys in Birmingham according to this phonebook site, including full addresses and phone numbers. If anyone can get a successful lead from any of that I can go and pick the parcel up as i'm in Birmingham.

http://www.britishphonebook.com/search. ... BIRMINGHAM
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