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Gucci trainers destroyed because of Royal Mail’s shoe polish ban

The two tins were on a ‘prohibited’ list, but my entire package was destroyed

Our daughter got an u..

By admin , in Money , at November 23, 2017

The two tins were on a ‘prohibited’ list, but my entire package was destroyed

Our daughter got an unconditional place at a top university. She has been hinting about a pair of Gucci trainers, so after saving up we bought her the dream pair as a reward. As she was going to university by train, I sent two boxes of her stuff to her by Royal Mail through my business account. One box arrived but the other didn’t. We were told it had been held because it contained two tins of shoe cleaner, which are prohibited items. These would be destroyed and the box sent back minus the tins.

We then received a letter from Royal Mail informing us that the entire box and its contents would be destroyed. It contained all her personal effects worth almost £2,000 – including the Gucci trainers. Royal Mail just says “it is a breach of our terms and conditions”. I even offered to drive to any depot and collect it but I keep getting told “it’s been disposed of”. SO,Dundee, Scotland

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