The 4 parcels are from 3 seperate people, one being a clothing company who have fortunately offered to send replacements on the basis of goodwill.
The other two are ebay sellers who have proof of post (and I'm pretty sure are genuine).
What do I do? Speak to the postman (dour sourpuss who'll probably just say he hasn't seen them) or ring the depot? (have been there before to collect parcels and don't get the impression much would be done about this).
Will I be unofficially blacklisted as a trouble maker if I ring the depot or higher?
I once rang about a missed bin collection (wasn't whining or complaining, just saying bins hadn't gone, could they be collected please) and the following week found 8 wheelybins outside the house when normally they are scattered over about 100m around the close, so a bit of a coincidence. So I am a bit worried about raising concerns as there isn't any alternative services to post and bins is there?!
Update: I got my parcels, they were undelivered in a bundle at the sorting office. Basically the strike in different parts of the country has created a backlog and parcels have been particularly affected.
They didn't advise me that I had any parcels to collect; I went to the sorting office in person and they had a rummage around for me.
Anyway, alls well in the end, I'm really pleased that there's not been any theft going on, because I haven't had a parcel stolen for years and was sad to think it might be going on now. Happily I was wrong )