I bought a $50.00 Lowes gift card for my son-in-laws birthday. It was enclosed in a birthday card and sent on 7/19/2008.
The card was never received by the party it was addressed to. I went to Lowe's on 7/31/08 and inquired about the card. It was cashed out and the balance was $0.00. Someone in the USPS had to have opened the card, stole the gift card and cashed it out.
No insurance was purchased on my part, so I have no proof in order to file a claim.
Obviously the USPS can not be trusted to safeguard the mail we entrust to them.