General Discussion: ROYAL MAIL


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Jimmy326
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4593 posts since 22/9/07

14 Jan 2013 15:18
They just won't have uploaded the POD yet I reckon. No reason to "assume it's lost". Chase it up with Royal Mail first. If no joy then ask the shop when your refund will be processed. Don't let on there's no POD.
Commander_Venus
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8620 posts since 16/7/06

20 Jan 2013 19:17
Does anyone have a problem with Royal Mails mickey mouse website?

Last time I had a fee2pay it kept saying 'payment unsuccessful', so I tried 5 times and they ended up charging me for all 5 times and still didnt release the package.
Ive just had another fee2pay and the same thing has happened. Fucking useless cunts.

Also their clown website is telling me 'all ref numbers end in GB', when on the card in front of me my ref number clearly ends in 'US', fucking idiots.
So now ive been debited AGAIN and still have to go collect the package in person and have to pay AGAIN.
Sneakysbest
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2032 posts since 28/1/12

4 Feb 2013 18:22
anyone recommend a delivery company to US were i can drop off the parcel, as no one is in during the day, preferably one that isn't going to do me one over on the cost of shipping
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

4 Feb 2013 18:28
Why don't you just send it like you would anything else? If they're not in a card will be left and they can pick it up
Sneakysbest
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2032 posts since 28/1/12

4 Feb 2013 18:33
no, as in somewhere i can go to drop off the parcel, as i went into the post office today, and they were qouting something ridiculous like 50 quid for it,

i dont care about when it gets to their side of things, just im not in during the day, so getting parcel2go to come and collect the parcel from me to send is impractical
snaye
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10936 posts since 24/10/02

6 Feb 2013 12:58
Fucking £55 Laughing out loud to send that Our Legacy Suede jacket back! Cunts.
india
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5665 posts since 31/10/05

6 Feb 2013 13:11
you use royal mail or parcel force?
snaye
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10936 posts since 24/10/02

6 Feb 2013 13:14
Had to use Parcel Force due to weight. I thought it wouldnt be cheap but £55 quid! Fuck me Laughing out loud
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

6 Feb 2013 13:35
For future reference, get a quote from Interparcel. Weight usually isn't the issue, like it is with Royal Mail, the dimensions are what's important and a jacket will be quite a small package
Toasted
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1709 posts since 15/10/09

6 Feb 2013 13:35
Anything over 2kgs is absolute rape to send by RM.
Edwin55577
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78 posts since 29/6/09

7 Feb 2013 02:13
Interested buyer in Italy. Heard Royal Mail 'International Signed for' is a no-no with these guys as no tracking. From what I've read either Parcel Force Euro Priority or Interparcel, any other recommendations? or just avoid Italy.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

7 Feb 2013 09:37
International signed is fine and you can track the item on the Italy post website. Plus you'll get compo if it goes missing. I send stuff to Italy regularly and nothing has ever gone missing that was sent Royal Mail international signed
themistake
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10837 posts since 20/2/06

7 Feb 2013 09:45
Went to the post office yesterday with 8 letter sized packages, containing over £500 worth of stuff I flogged on eBay, obviously paid for "signed for - recorded mail" after he had processed all the packages and I had paid, he gave me back the packages and told me to put them in the post box.
Surely this is "illegal/ against RM rules". I could easily have walked off and not posted them. If it was one package that was worth £500, I probably would have.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

7 Feb 2013 09:59
International signed and special delivery packages are meant to be signed for by the postie when he comes in to collect the mail. Recorded delivery goes in with normal first class mail and is only "tracked" when it's delivered. But yeah, he shouldn't have asked you to do that. Was there any reason why he did?
themistake
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10837 posts since 20/2/06

7 Feb 2013 10:05
Said it would go out that night if I did.
robii
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18857 posts since 8/9/06

7 Feb 2013 10:10
Doing you a favour then. Guy in my local PO lets me do that with recorded deliveries if I've missed the last collection, but I have known him for 20 years. If any of your items were international signed or special delivery then he'll be fucked if they go missing
kid unknown
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5466 posts since 8/12/01

7 Feb 2013 11:36
snaye wrote: Fucking £55 Laughing out loud to send that Our Legacy Suede jacket back! Cunts.

I hear you - was quoted £68 to send a pair of over 2kg boots to japan.

I remember when you could send 4 pairs of trainers to japan for under £50.
teflondon
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129 posts since 27/11/12

7 Feb 2013 17:54
God I have a parcel weighing 3kg that needs to go to USA. Fucking new 2kg+ pricing is bullshit.
Centurionone
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1608 posts since 30/3/11

7 Feb 2013 17:57
I sent one the other day 1,7 kgs and a whopping £24!!! The alternative was by sea and apparently takes anywhere between 2 -3 months Eek
kid unknown
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5466 posts since 8/12/01

7 Feb 2013 18:02
Have come to conclusion that I basically won't send anything over 2kg outside of uk.

Anyone else think they jacked prices to compensate for lack of revenue of fewer people sending letters?

Love to know what special rates amazon and the like get.