Has anyone ever had the postman knock at the door and tell you he could not deliver a card as it did not have the correct postage on it for it,s size.The reason I ask is today my wife & I sent a anniversary card to her daughter in Canada costing us £2-25 in postage.If it had not went through the smaller sized aperture on the template in the post office it would have cost £3-30.I think this is a big rip-off.
Posted by Eddy Nesbitt. on July 3, 2018, 10:22 pm, in reply to "Question."
I forgot to say on my original thread that the postman has never knockedat our door for that reason.
Posted by Joseph on July 3, 2018, 10:25 pm, in reply to "Question."
I think 2.25_ 3.30 for Canada is excellent value.
Posted by alan la ruste on July 3, 2018, 10:48 pm, in reply to "Question."
are you suggesting that our post office freinds behind the counter are to be fitted with masks, and striped jumpers,surely not eddie.
Posted by Eddy Nesbitt. on July 3, 2018, 11:35 pm, in reply to "Re: Question."
Not them behind the desk or the postmen Alan but the people who make the rules for them.
Posted by Lloyd eNZed on July 4, 2018, 12:01 am, in reply to "Re: Question."
Same goes for "Courier" charges. To send one memorial DVD to France and another to Sth Africa it cost NZ$49 and 52 respectively and took two weeks to deliver. The one for Sth Africa was picked up.... then this week the receiptiant got a notice to say it was there to be picked up a month after it had already been picked up. Now wondering ifit would not have been cheeper going ordinary mail... if there is such thing these days
Posted by Mac Cummings on July 4, 2018, 10:00 am, in reply to "Question."
I've got to say Eddy that I think postal charges are on the whole fair and reasonable. But it can be galling to get a surcharge partic on a card. The simple answer is....dont buy fancy cards with raised sections on them which makes the thickness beyond the limits. A simple folded small card is sufficient to carry your message of congratulations.
Posted by Eddy Nesbitt. on July 4, 2018, 11:47 am, in reply to "Re: Question."
Mac the card we purchased was small & simple.It only cost 80 pence.
Posted by Joss on July 4, 2018, 12:06 pm, in reply to "Re: Question."
I think the way to look at postage costs is to think could I deliver it all that way myself at a lesser cost. This thought was brought forcibly home to me when I once bought a card and special envelope for someone in London at a tourist place in Scotland. When I baulked at the cost of postage the woman behind the counter quite rightly asked, "Could ya hump it there yassel for less, ye ken?"
An alternative to expensive folding cardboard and stamps!!
Posted by Mac Cummings on July 4, 2018, 1:28 pm, in reply to "Re: Question."
Eddy Still seems cheap to Canada but Ive mainly stopped using the post. Email is my way forward and I subscribe to Jaquie Lawson Cards which allows me to send greetings across the world with images and music. I pay £13 for two years and the saving on postage especially at Christmas is enourmous. There is a great range to choose from. The only snag is that you cant hang them up in the lounge!!!
So if your correspondent has an email address it is worth using. Mac
Re: An alternative to expensive folding cardboard and stamps!!