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linzi1978
Old 23-04-2007, 5:36 PM
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Default how long does second class mail usually take?

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does anyone know how long a second class parcel should take to arrive? I ordered some stuff from ebay, and it says on the item details that the goods were sent on 17th april second class?

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Old 23-04-2007, 5:42 PM
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http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/c...ediaId=3500019

See the answer to question one
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Old 23-04-2007, 5:43 PM
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Hey
Should have really been with you now? The royal mail site says this

"Overview Millions of people use Second Class mail every day to send Letters, Packets and other small items. It costs just 24p for Letters and small items weighing up to 100g. We aim to deliver your mail by the third working day after posting.Key features Easy to use and affordable, from just 24p."

If it was 2nd class recorded get the tracking number - otherwise get the seller to fill in a claim for compensation which is covered for up to 10x cost of the stamp so £24.00.

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1-3 days. I've had loads of things i've sent arrive next day. Don't know if posting first thing in the morning makes a difference. I suppose it gets on it's way a little quicker so maybe it does.
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Old 23-04-2007, 5:49 PM
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The seller can't start a claim for loss until 15 working days (3 weeks normally) have elapsed as despite what RM say about second class mail, they do not consider it lost until then.

However, after 7 days from payment the buyer can start a paypal chargeback, although I would certainly only go down that route after getting well into the second week and only then if the seller doesn't offer a refund as a matter of course.
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Old 23-04-2007, 5:51 PM
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do you think I should email seller first asking if I should gave received it then?
the seller has really good feedback with most saying that delivery was super fast!
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Old 23-04-2007, 5:54 PM
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you should definitely contact the seller, it eradicates confusion, otherwise you'll just sit there coming up with theories pumped into your head by everyone here at MSE!!

by the way, the maximum compensation is £34 and not £24 as someone remarked earlier.
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Old 23-04-2007, 5:56 PM
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thank you everyone, will email the seller now.

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Old 23-04-2007, 5:59 PM
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You should have had it by now. However, I ordered what was for me an expensive item from ebay. He mailed me to say he had sent it 1st class Recorded Delivery, but it didn't arrive when it should have. I ordered from a very new seller with a feedback of 3 or 4 and it was also a more expensive item than he had previously sold. My heart was in my mouth but patience payed off when it arrived approx 1 week later.
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Have you contacted your local sorting office in case the postman tried a delivery and you were out? They don't always leave a card.

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Don't give upon it yet - I've had mail delayed by a week or so before. Though 2nd class usually takes 1-3 days, it can occasionally be considerably longer. I've had first class mail take over a week and second class arrive next day (even when posted late afternoon).
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Old 24-04-2007, 8:06 AM
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Hi
I emailed the seller yesterday, but have had no reply as of yet, am hoping the package arrives today!

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