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Albums lost in mail end up on eBay

Dec. 3, 2012 at 4:56 PM   |   Comments

CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- An Alberta record collector said the 40 records he had shipped from France were reported lost by Canada Post and ended up for sale on eBay.

Al Cohen, whose family owns a Calgary record store, said he ordered 40 copies of a record by the obscure French reggae band Stand High Patrol -- the first time an order for the band's records came from outside Europe -- but the package never arrived, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday.

He said the Canada Post found the box months later empty in an Ontario warehouse for "undeliverables," despite it being labeled with his address.

Cohen said he soon discovered all of the records for sale on eBay and was told by the sellers the items were purchased at a Canada Post auction for undeliverable items.

A Canada Post representative said officials do now know why the box was not delivered or how the records ended up outside of the box.

Cohen said the band sent him a replacement shipment.

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