On July 6th 2013 I purchase a BBB 7075 Chief from Duskeye through this forum. The yoyo was in very good condition have one small but a little deep pinprick on one rim. I believe this yoyo is one of just three made. On February 18th of this year the yoyo departed my collection in exactly the same condition towards another forum member for whom I have the utmost respect. It departed in a USPS priority mail preprinted box with the appropriate delivery and return addresses written directly on the box. On Feb 20th I was notified that this throw had in fact departed the USPS sorting office towards not the address of the recipient, but towards the mail recovery center (the ‘dead’ mail center).
After continued USPS harassment, I was informed today that USPS have no record of where the package has ended up, whether it did indeed make it to the mail recovery center, or got lost along the way. I am devastated at this terrible loss, not only for the recipient but for the community having lost such a wonderful item. I will of course make it the situation right with the recipient, but this does not change the fact that this CLYW beauty is now somewhere out in mid-America either in trash, or in the hands of the undeserving. USPS auction off such items if they do not get claimed so please, if you see this throw being bandied around via the interweb, let me know. If only for the piece of mind I will get from knowing I was not the one that caused this tragedy.
I write this in a jovial tone simply to hide how angry I am with USPS and as an avenue to vent my frustrations. The recipient, who shall remain nameless unless he/she chooses to reveal themselves, has been nothing but gracious and accepting of my apologies. However I cannot but wonder how USPS have misplaced an item with no label to fall off, no extraneous packaging holding the address to break. The item was clearly still attached to it’s tracking number when it started winding it’s way towards the recovery center, so how now is it detached and disappeared?
To those who manufactured a lovely looking BBB 7075 CLYW Chief, my condolences…