Today is a holiday in Spain and I’m meant to be doing accounts work. But I can’t help looking at what the competition is doing and, blow me over, I´ve found a corker of a website!
If you don´t want to read the whole thing, here is a summary. This website sells goods “lost” in Transit by Initial City Link, TNT and UPS. When these companies later “find” your package they auction off the contents. Unbelievably, in the case of TNT, some of these parcels contain the information about the original owner!
The site goes on to say that if you accept compensation from the courier company the goods belong legally to that courier company and it has every right to sell them.
“The Dilithium Networks Analyzer for example had Dilithium Networks badges on it. All UPS had to do was look the customer on their database. UPS gave £25 GBP to Dilithium Networks who valued the item at £12,000 GBP at the time. We have all the details.
Also, the problem with auction houses is knowing that if UPS lost your parcel, it could end up in the public domain and it may include sensitive information too.”
This company buys “lost” courier parcels at auction and then sells them on. The above analyser is on sale for £4,000. Their current stock includes parts for an attack submarine for sale at a bargain £10,000 + VAT!
No wonder Citibox uses FedEx Express for virtually all its international deliveries. If you want to use FedEx too, and save money, you had better come through Citibox.