Main site > MoneySavingExpert.com Forums > Shopping & Freebies > Ebay, Auctions, Car Boot & Jumble Sales > What does Held mean on Royal mail track and trace (Page 1)

IMPORTANT! This is MoneySavingExpert's open forum - anyone can post

Please exercise caution & report any spam, illegal, offensive, racist, libellous post to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com

  • Be nice to all MoneySavers
  • All the best tips go in the MoneySavingExpert weekly email

    Plus all the new guides, deals & loopholes

  • No spam/referral links
or Login with Facebook
What does Held mean on Royal mail track and trace
Reply
Views: 13,091
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
# 1
greenoo000
Old 01-11-2012, 1:18 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 251
Default What does Held mean on Royal mail track and trace

Hi, I recently sent an ebay parcel from the postoffice. It was recorded, so I checked the track and trace, (because it hasn't got there), it says Held, does anyone know what this means?
greenoo000 is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 2
Oli.s
Old 01-11-2012, 1:27 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 435
Default

Have you sent it abroad?

I understood this to mean that it was held at customs.
Oli.s is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 3
greenoo000
Old 01-11-2012, 1:32 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 251
Default

No Uk to UK
greenoo000 is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 4
theonlywayisup
Old 01-11-2012, 1:39 PM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 6,545
Default

What service did you use? I have this on PF parcels which have been taken to the local PO for delivery/collection later.
theonlywayisup is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 5
greenoo000
Old 01-11-2012, 1:53 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 251
Default

Royal Mail 48hr service
greenoo000 is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 6
theonlywayisup
Old 01-11-2012, 1:55 PM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 6,545
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by greenoo000 View Post
Royal Mail 48hr service
Do you mean Royal Mail Tracked?

I don't know of a 48hr service unless it's Parcelforce.
theonlywayisup is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 7
greenoo000
Old 01-11-2012, 1:59 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 251
Default

must be parcel force then POP says express 48
greenoo000 is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 8
custardy
Old 01-11-2012, 1:59 PM
Deliciously Dedicated Diehard MoneySaving Devotee
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 28,035
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by greenoo000 View Post
must be parcel force then POP says express 48
track it on the PF site
Honesty,integrity,self sufficiency.
Seems I'm in the minority on this.
custardy is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 9
theonlywayisup
Old 01-11-2012, 2:01 PM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 6,545
Default

Yes, its PF then.

I don't know if they have a glossary of their terms. But when I have been expecting parcels from PF, if it goes to 'held' for me it means it's at my local post office. Could it be that your buyer wasn't home and the parcel has been left at the nearest PO or taken back for redelivery? Perhaps give them a ring.
theonlywayisup is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 10
greenoo000
Old 01-11-2012, 2:03 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 251
Default

Hi, just tried the Parcel force track website, instead of Royal Mail Track and Trace. This one says that Held means that delivery has been attempted, and it is being held at post office for collection.
Thankyou for your help, I was just looking at the wrong website.
greenoo000 is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
Reply

Bookmarks
 
 




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 Forum Jump  

Contact Us - MoneySavingExpert.com - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 1:50 PM.

 Forum Jump  

Free MoneySaving Email

Top deals: Week of 23 July 2014

Get all this & more in MoneySavingExpert's weekly email full of guides, vouchers and Deals

GET THIS FREE WEEKLY EMAIL Full of deals, guides & it's spam free

Latest News & Blogs

Martin's Twitter Feed

profile

Cheap Travel Money

Find the best online rate for holiday cash with MSE's TravelMoneyMax.

Find the best online rate for your holiday cash with MoneySavingExpert's TravelMoneyMax.

TuneChecker Top Albums

  • VARIOUS ARTISTSNOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC! 88
  • ED SHEERANX (DELUXE EDITION)
  • VARIOUS ARTISTSTHE HOUSE THAT GARAGE BUILT - MINISTRY OF SOUND

MSE's Twitter Feed

profile
Always remember anyone can post on the MSE forums, so it can be very different from our opinion.
We use Skimlinks and other affiliated links in some of our boards, for some of our users.