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Changes in the Post Come In Today!!


raziel_uk 15 4.9k
21 Aug 2006 9:19AM
Just remember any of the "old" stamps you have are NOT valid on "large letters", but are still okay on the small ones.

A lot of people are complaining about it, but I don't mind it myself, for one client her charges are going to be lower by nearly 30p because of the new way of working out the cost.

Ashley

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KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 174 England
21 Aug 2006 12:20PM
Just got back from work (Post Office). Yes, the new way of posting is now up and running. You can actually use the 'old' stamps as long as you make up the price i.e. 12p extra (for first class large letter) and 14p extra (for second class large letter). So
Standard letter / Large Letter
(under 100g) (under 100g)
32p + 12p = 44p
23p + 14p = 37p
Not forgetting to check the width.
Hope I don't sound as if I'm lecturing!!
Carabosse 16 41.3k 270 England
21 Aug 2006 12:26PM
All seems rather - and unnecessarily - complicated.

I wonder if this new system is because there is a greater volume of small packages (not letters) whizzing around as a result of eBay, and online selling generally?
KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 174 England
21 Aug 2006 1:00PM
When we went for training (unpaid I hasten to add!!) they explained, they are loosing money carrying large, light, packets and by doing it this way we could reimburse some of that loss. i.e. people will send a feather in a small envelope rather then a large cardboard box (extreme example I know, but you get the gist). Mmmm. It sounded more logical when they said it!!
ejtumman 15 2.8k England
21 Aug 2006 1:04PM
It may sound complicated, but look closer....

32p will now cover a 100g letter instead of just 60g

;o)
u08mcb 15 5.8k
21 Aug 2006 1:06PM
Fine except for the A4 bit, that annoys me.
ejtumman 15 2.8k England
21 Aug 2006 1:08PM
So fold the paper in half ;oP
KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 174 England
21 Aug 2006 1:09PM
Yes, fold the paper in half - but if you have several pages be careful it doesn't get too thick!
u08mcb 15 5.8k
21 Aug 2006 1:17PM
Certain things I wouldn't want to fold in half like qualification certificates. Or more topically, photographs.
ejtumman 15 2.8k England
21 Aug 2006 1:19PM

Quote:Certain things I wouldn't want to fold in half like qualification certificates. Or more topically photographs


Both of which would go in a board backed envelope... especially if folding was an issue... which would cost more anyway because they weigh more.
KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 174 England
21 Aug 2006 1:20PM

Quote:Certain things I wouldn't want to fold in half like qualification certificates. Or more topically, photographs.


Exactly! Thats what I thought. Also birthday cards with badges are too thick, they'll have to go large letter now.
u08mcb 15 5.8k
21 Aug 2006 1:34PM

Quote:Both of which would go in a board backed envelope... especially if folding was an issue... which would cost more anyway because they weigh more.


Open to debate. Why are you being a fangirl for this anyhow?
ejtumman 15 2.8k England
21 Aug 2006 1:38PM

Quote:Why are you being a fangirl for this anyhow?


Because I can....
u08mcb 15 5.8k
21 Aug 2006 1:46PM
Just seems strange you're unwilling to accept that something being more expensive would irritate people.
ejtumman 15 2.8k England
21 Aug 2006 2:05PM
But its not more expensive if you're sending a normal sized letter...... if it weighs between 61g and 100g its actually cheaper ;o)


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