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#679544 - 27th Mar 2012 5:18pm Rip-off stamp prices!
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Royal Mail are putting the prices up next month on stamps.

First Class stamps will be 60p and Second Class 50p.

For those who can remember when we had a decent postal system, that is 12/0d and 10/0p respectively.

Ten bob for a second class stamp - you've GOT to be joking!!!

No Christmas cards from me this year then. I will be putting "Christmas Greetings to All" in the December edition of the Mytholmroyd and Todmorden Sewage Works Enthusiast Magazine instead !

Royal Mail is being privatised next (?) year. THEN watch the prices leap up even more ! oldman

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#679554 - 27th Mar 2012 5:52pm Re: Rip-off stamp prices! [Re: ]
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wont be long before everythin is e-mail!!!

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#679556 - 27th Mar 2012 5:57pm Re: Rip-off stamp prices! [Re: ]
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Havent they capped the 2nd class at 55p?
We send loads of invoices and statements from the business, told the missus to look at E mailing them now and if not might invest in a Franking Machine. The postal service round here in Bromborough is abysmal, weve complained so many times and all they say is that there is too much for the one guy to deliver!!!!
What p*sses me off is that when they sent TWO guys out in a van, they park outside ours (caus we are in the middle) and both walk in opposite directions up and down the other side of the road and do us LAST!!!!! No wonder no one uses their service, serves them right!!!
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#679574 - 27th Mar 2012 6:43pm Re: Rip-off stamp prices! [Re: ]
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Please ALL this has nothing to do with your lovely Post Office Counter Staff!! Don't come in tommorow and tell us it's disgusting, we know smile

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#679578 - 27th Mar 2012 6:59pm Re: Rip-off stamp prices! [Re: JellyStar]
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Originally Posted By: JellyStar
Please ALL this has nothing to do with your lovely Post Office Counter Staff!! Don't come in tommorow and tell us it's disgusting, we know smile


Haha we could never blame the staff laugh specially not the ones in the liscard post office I constantly go in there with LOADS of stuff an all staff have always been spot on, now i wont go any where else

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#679581 - 27th Mar 2012 7:16pm Re: Rip-off stamp prices! [Re: ]
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I hardly ever post anything, so for me it is not a problem, but when my local Pub informed me today that the beer was going up by 5 pence a pint (or 1 shilling to us old farts) I replied that my first PINT only cost a shilling! I may give up drinking!!!

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#679583 - 27th Mar 2012 7:18pm Re: Rip-off stamp prices! [Re: ]
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our postman openly admits he goes for a full cooked brecky during his round and he doesnt get to us till at least 1.30pm!!!!

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#679593 - 27th Mar 2012 7:57pm Re: Rip-off stamp prices! [Re: ]
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I spend about 10k per year at the post office so definitely going to feel hike in prices, not just 1st an second class stamps , its everything going up frown

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#679594 - 27th Mar 2012 7:57pm Re: Rip-off stamp prices! [Re: pokerchamp]
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not sent a letter for years so its not going to affect me in anyway

Wonder how long it will be before we are charged for our emails noonoo
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#679618 - 27th Mar 2012 8:54pm Re: Rip-off stamp prices! [Re: jabber_Ish]
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Same here Jabber, the last time i sent a letter , i think it was about 24 pence for the stamp .lol

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#679630 - 27th Mar 2012 9:32pm Re: Rip-off stamp prices! [Re: ]
Katryn Offline
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Registered: 11th Jan 2010
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woah it is just a few pennies Blimey!!

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#679646 - 27th Mar 2012 10:16pm Re: Rip-off stamp prices! [Re: Katryn]
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Registered: 20th Feb 2012
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Its a 30% rise in first class so if you use the post a lot then it will matter- obviously you are just a normal user but in business this is a huge issue. I suppose it will make everyone turn more to scanning and emailing.
But yes you are correct it only seems like a few pennies.


Edited by Chopper1979 (27th Mar 2012 10:16pm)

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#679647 - 27th Mar 2012 10:18pm Re: Rip-off stamp prices! [Re: pokerchamp]
Chopper1979 Offline
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Registered: 20th Feb 2012
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Report him then- thats the type of behaviour that puts up prices- then again I would do the same if I did not get caught as I am fat lol

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#679654 - 27th Mar 2012 10:25pm Re: Rip-off stamp prices! [Re: Katryn]
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Originally Posted By: Katryn
woah it is just a few pennies Blimey!!


To an average user it is but to business as chopper said its alot.

I spend 10,000 a year to royal mails postal services and now with the increase it will add an extra 3,000 to the total.

I am sure I am just small fish compared to huge companies however its still alot

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#679670 - 27th Mar 2012 11:00pm Re: Rip-off stamp prices! [Re: JellyStar]
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Originally Posted By: JellyStar
Please ALL this has nothing to do with your lovely Post Office Counter Staff!! Don't come in tommorow and tell us it's disgusting, we know smile


Very true, its the bigwigs raping it before it goes private. Remember folks we are all slaves to huge corperations and everything is expendable, including the queens own mail service.
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