I have to say that people should also not be so quick to believe the “it got lost in the mail” excuse. Most Post Office’s - worldwide - get a bad rap overall. It is easy to criticize. Slow mail is one thing; but packages do not just get lost. If they did, no one would use the post office.
If anyone says that it “was lost in the mail” I would simply say “I’ve got delivery confirmation from the post office right here - says it was delivered to your address”. And even if I did not - I would not believe them I would give negative feedback about the fact that PACKAGES DO NOT GET LOST IN THE MAIL. After the second time this excuse was used a pattern would start to be apparent.
As an ebayer who has sent out, like 200+ packages:
***** PACKAGES DO NOT GET LOST IN THE MAIL *****
Any time you hear that - you should be very suspicious. Get delivery confirmation - is costs an extra 65 cents. Money well spent.