Have you ever wondered where missing mail goes? If you live in Hebei province and in the last year tried sending a package overseas, you need wonder no more thanks to these images showing one opportunistic fellow peddling unclaimed international packages from a stall in Bazhou city.
According to web posts, most of these China Post parcels were meant to be shipped overseas from Beijing but were never signed for or went unclaimed.
This unidentified man managed to make a profit off the parcels by selling them to passersby for 10 yuan each. Customers must pay for the package before opening them to see what’s inside. It’s like Christmas! But more fun, because it’s illegal. Probably.
Regulations state that returned parcels in China must be kept for at least six months by the mailing company. It’s unclear how long these packages have gone unclaimed, but the Beijing Postal Administration is reportedly taking the matter very seriously. Police are now investigating the case.
Sorry Nikita, those scarves and wraps were never meant to be yours.