So a little over a year ago I sold this really cool early 60's Gretsch guitar to a guy over in England. He wanted me to ship it via the Post office because it was way cheaper than anything else. I'm going to break down the events of this ordeal into a list. I think it'll be easier for everyone to understand why I want to kill someone. -Sold guitar to guy in England in early August 2003. -Ship it through the PO via "Air Mail". I didn't want this guitar to sit on a boat. This was supposed to take about a week. -After 3 weeks the guitar still isn't there. -Post office tells me to chill out that. They say don't file a claim yet and they are sure it'll show up. -5 weeks goes by and still no guitar. The Post office tells me (literally) "There is no way for us to track our packages once they've left the US until it arrives in England." The customer cancels his credit card transaction (which I understand) leaving me with no guitar and no money for the guitar. -6 weeks after shipping still no guitar. At this point the PO discovers that the guitar was accidently shipped via Boat and NOT by air. So they say "Well, it'll probably take about a month to get there since it's going by sea. Don't worry about filing a claim just yet....it'll get there." They also reassure me that they'll pay me back the difference since I paid for Air mail. -By mid-December there is still no guitar. So I go and file a claim at the Post office. They tell me it'll probably be several months before I hear anything from the claims department. -I call the claims department in February and they tell me that they are working on it. -After another month I call the claims dept again and this time they tell me that they have no record of my claim being filed. So, I'm supposed to back to my local branch and get another form filled out. They apologize for the hassle and get me called back down. -I file a second claim form and get told the same thing - "It'll probably be a couple of months before you hear from the claims department." -Over the course of this past summer no one called me. I had to constantly keep calling them. Then in August (one year after I shipped the guitar) they tell me that they, once again, have no record of me filing a claim. At this point I just snapped. It had been a year and I was still getting jerked around. I think my yelling finally got through to them cuz they put me in touch with the lady who's in charge of the all the claims filed locally here in town. This lady was very cool. She apologized up and down, and was the ONLY person who was remotely helpful. -I end up having to fill out the claim form for the third time, but this time this local claims lady sends me a confirmation letter letting me know they recieved my form and have begun working on it. -Everything seemed rosey until today. I got a letter in the mail that basically said - "We haven't found your lost item yet, so if you'd like to continue with the claims process please fill out these attached forms." You've gotta be s***ing me! Of course I want you to continue the claims process! I want my money or my guitar! Why the hell do I have to fill out another form?!?! I'm just amazed and bewildered at this point. Can they possibly stall anymore? IT'S BEEN A YEAR AND A HALF! Does anyone else see how insane this is? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!!!!!!!!!