Yet another USPS F****P.
1: On 06/09/2011 I sold a shirt on eBay to a guy in Canada (Toronto) for $70.
2: Promptly mailed it (on 06/10/2011). Guy in Toronto wants to keep mail cost low and so I send USPS 1st Class which offers no insurance.
3: RECEIVE FROM USPS: Processed through Sort Facility, June 10, 2011, 8:43 pm, NEW YORK, NY 10199
4: RECEIVE FROM USPS: Processed through Sort Facility, Jun-12-11, 19:37 PM, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90052
5: RECEIVE FROM USPS: Processed through Sort Facility, Jun-13-11, 00:34 AM, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90052
6: RECEIVE FROM USPS (CURRENT): Your item was processed through and left our LOS ANGELES, CA 90052 facility on June 13, 2011 at 12:34 am. The item is currently in transit to the destination. No further information is available for this item.
7: By 07/05/2011 guy in Toronto is thinking "Where's my item" and I don't blame him.
8: On 07/08/2011 after investigating I see that Canada Post has been on strike - suggest to guy in Toronto that it's lost there somewhere?
9: On 07/14/2011 guy in Toronto tells me he's going to open claim in PayPal (which I completely understand).
10: On 07/14/2011 I call USPS and they can't offer any explanation as to why my item went from NY - LA - ? for delivery in TORONTO
11: On 07/14/2011 I realize I'm fucked and $70 out of pocket.
12: On 07/14/2011 I ask Styleforum members for advice - should I ask the guy in Toronto to split the costs or is it purely my loss which I alone should absorb?