UPS Center/Hub Vernon, CA

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  1. vincent2014

    vincent2014 New Member

    A few weeks ago a package went missing containing the end pieces to a rare xylophone, made in the 1950s by Leedy & Ludwig. I've been pursuing all of the normal channels, and I know this is not at all the right place to ask for assistance, but I feel helpless as the investigation progresses and want to make sure I try every possible angle.

    The tracking info said that the package passed through Seattle, Portland, Hodgkins and Franklin Park, though the last time it was physically scanned was in Seattle, so its not clear how far it actually made it.

    See below for a picture. If by some miracle it happens to turn up and you see it (damaged box, lost and found, whatever), could you let please someone know that an investigation is open under the tracking number 1Z662F4XDK48068914? I would be incredibly appreciative.


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  2. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    You insured it to the max, since it is rare, right?
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Check out the 1Z----it was sent shipper release.
  4. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    Track it, says signature required.
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  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    DK is signature required?
  6. hondo

    hondo promoted to mediocrity

    According to the tracking report, it is.
  7. I hope you find it. Since it's no drugs phones or video games I doubt anyone stole it.
  8. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Call the 800 number and get Corporate Overgoods' number, or have them call overgoods with you on the phone, that way you can talk directly to UPS' "lost and found" department. Sometimes those plastic sleeves will come off of a packages and we don't know where that package goes. Good luck
  9. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Over goods for sure
  10. Gumby

    Gumby *

    Yes It is signature required.
  11. BrownTexas

    BrownTexas Well-Known Member

    Rare piece... No insurance please. Surely UPS can't lose 1 out of a billion packages it ships.
  12. Gumby

    Gumby *

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  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Pretty big to stuff down my pants and walk the building
  14. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    images-17.jpeg I blame Rowdy.....
  15. vincent2014

    vincent2014 New Member

    Thanks for the info, I'll try contacting Corporate Overgoods.

    I'm not sure about the insurance situation (I'm the recipient, not the seller) - it was shipped from Canada, carried by Purolator to the border then picked up by UPS. But even if the package was insured, it doesn't really help if I get a refund for that portion...the end pieces are irreplaceable, and I'm still left with the rest of the instrument, which is now unplayable. >.<
  16. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    They will ask you a lot of questions, like size, wt, markings on the box, and any other identifiable stuff. Good luck and keep us informed.
  17. UnsurePost

    UnsurePost making the unreadable unreadabler

    Chances are you were going to sell it once it is complete. ;) I own 50's Leedy/Ludwig drums, same as Buddy Rich played...but no xlyophone pc. you need. It's a shame your part(s) went missing, but that's the risk you take. Maybe they'll pop up again.
  18. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Should've used FedEx. We don't lose stuff.
  19. vincent2014

    vincent2014 New Member

    I tried calling the 800 number, the representative told me that he did not have the number for Overgoods. Anyone know another way to contact them?

    RE: Sleeve_meet_Heart - I actually wasn't planning on selling this one, I was going to get it fully restored (the entire frame used to be black pearl, but was painted over by a previous owner). The market would be very limited, since the range is smaller than modern instruments.

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  20. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Some where out there in some vast over goods warehouse these end sections are gathering dust. Has anything ever been reconnected to its owner from an over goods warehouse? I never head of anything in the 30 years I worked.

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