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    • 3010
    • By 3010 16th Aug 13, 8:47 AM
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    Royal Mail Monitoring and Posting Panel 16th Aug 13 at 8:47 AM
    Hello,

    It is that time again for a new thread as the old one is about to approach its 150th page.

    Thanks to sarah1972 for posting the last thread

    Please note in post number two there is now a list of FAQ that had been asked a lot through the old thread. I thought this would be useful too add because of the same question coming up page after page.

    Happy Posting

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    • molerat
    • By molerat 19th Sep 16, 10:09 AM
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    molerat
    Over the past few weeks mine have been 3, 1, 2, 1 with no large items to post. Not much received either.
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    • cherie1122
    • By cherie1122 19th Sep 16, 10:46 AM
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    3 - 4 items per week to post including parcels and I think I receive about the same number of items. This week I need to post a CD box and next week another cube. (I often get cubes)

    I am looking out for copies of magazines that are supposed to be arriving but so far haven't reached my letterbox.
    Also, I didn't receive my September incentive stamps and sent an email asking for them but had no reply.
    TNS aren't doing very well right now

    • stephenliverpool1
    • By stephenliverpool1 19th Sep 16, 12:17 PM
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    TNS aren't doing very well right now
    Originally posted by cherie1122
    Do they ever do well lol ?
    • tboo
    • By tboo 19th Sep 16, 1:19 PM
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    Was half way through inputting when got an error

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    Please be aware that our website is unavailable until 2.00pm due to maintenance work
    Thank you for your patience,
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    • Saetana
    • By Saetana 19th Sep 16, 2:48 PM
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    How much post are people having to post and receive each week ?

    Been back on the main survey for a few weeks. I am having to post 3-to-4 items per week and I reckon that I am receiving 9-to-10 items per week. On Saturday, I got 5 items.

    Interested to get other peoples view.

    Thanks
    Originally posted by stephenliverpool1
    It really varies for me - I've had between 1 and 8 items per week to post and usually receive about 6 items per week
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    • stephenliverpool1
    • By stephenliverpool1 19th Sep 16, 5:50 PM
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    Hi all,

    Thanks for your responses. I will give it a couple of weeks. If it does not improve, I will complain to TNS.

    They should be adopting a standard for everyone by ensuring people are sending/receiving the same number of posts.

    I will keep you updated.
    Last edited by stephenliverpool1; 19-09-2016 at 5:56 PM.
    • Skinster
    • By Skinster 19th Sep 16, 8:13 PM
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    How much post are people having to post and receive each week ?

    Been back on the main survey for a few weeks. I am having to post 3-to-4 items per week and I reckon that I am receiving 9-to-10 items per week. On Saturday, I got 5 items.

    Interested to get other peoples view.

    Thanks
    Originally posted by stephenliverpool1
    Iv started back on panel too & noticed a larger amount to post & receive. I was finishing my 6 month stint when I was asked to continue so after a brief few weeks off started back again. So far iv had to post 6,5,3,3. Also receiving about 8-10 per week.
    • stephenliverpool1
    • By stephenliverpool1 19th Sep 16, 9:06 PM
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    Iv started back on panel too & noticed a larger amount to post & receive. I was finishing my 6 month stint when I was asked to continue so after a brief few weeks off started back again. So far iv had to post 6,5,3,3. Also receiving about 8-10 per week.
    Originally posted by Skinster
    I will complain to TNS to ensure everyone is being asked to send/receive the same amounts.
    • Clairabella78
    • By Clairabella78 19th Sep 16, 11:29 PM
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    I am looking out for copies of magazines that are supposed to be arriving but so far haven't reached my letterbox.
    Originally posted by cherie1122
    Hi Cherie1122,
    In the "Check non R number items" section of your account, I take it there's a magazine(s) name listed in the "List of items I am going to receive" bit. As well as that, is there a picture of the issue that's supposed to be on its way to you, in the "images I should have received" bit, or is it a blank blue box?
    I've got 3 mag's in my list, one weekly, one monthly and I'm yet to receive the 1st issue of the third one. The first two were in the "going to receive" list for at least 7 or 8 weeks before the picture of the issue appeared in the blue box. For my magazines, the picture appears between 2 to 5 day's before they get here.
    It turned out that I never actually received the first issue of both magazines!! Their images remained in the "should have received" box for a good 5 weeks before they disappeared, I suppose TNS log them as never arriving at their end.
    The non R number items that I get are; Weekly issues of "Boxing News" (priced at £3.50 ), monthly "Nursing Management" and soon to arrive "Toyota This Way M3"!! Bit of a mixture there!!
    Happy posting!
    C x
    • meandmaboy
    • By meandmaboy 20th Sep 16, 11:42 AM
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    Magazines
    Hi Cherie1122,
    In the "Check non R number items" section of your account, I take it there's a magazine(s) name listed in the "List of items I am going to receive" bit. As well as that, is there a picture of the issue that's supposed to be on its way to you, in the "images I should have received" bit, or is it a blank blue box?
    I've got 3 mag's in my list, one weekly, one monthly and I'm yet to receive the 1st issue of the third one. The first two were in the "going to receive" list for at least 7 or 8 weeks before the picture of the issue appeared in the blue box. For my magazines, the picture appears between 2 to 5 day's before they get here.
    It turned out that I never actually received the first issue of both magazines!! Their images remained in the "should have received" box for a good 5 weeks before they disappeared, I suppose TNS log them as never arriving at their end.
    The non R number items that I get are; Weekly issues of "Boxing News" (priced at £3.50 ), monthly "Nursing Management" and soon to arrive "Toyota This Way M3"!! Bit of a mixture there!!
    Happy posting!
    C x
    Originally posted by Clairabella78
    Hi,
    I've not received any mags since we've went to the 6 month rotation
    This morning rec'd large brown envelope with a foam cube in it strange or what ?
    Have had varied bag to post & few strange things in.
    • 8pumpkinpie8
    • By 8pumpkinpie8 20th Sep 16, 7:48 PM
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    Just went through mine and it's 3-4 items a week, with a cube every 2-3 weeks.

    I receive around 10 items a week and every week they ask me to send SMARTS back to them.
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    • Money maker
    • By Money maker 20th Sep 16, 7:52 PM
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    Money maker
    Hi all,

    Thanks for your responses. I will give it a couple of weeks. If it does not improve, I will complain to TNS.

    They should be adopting a standard for everyone by ensuring people are sending/receiving the same number of posts.
    Originally posted by stephenliverpool1

    This may be your assumption but not theirs. Why should they be 'adopting a standard for everyone'? I would be cautious about upsetting the golden goose, unless of course you feel that the reward is insufficient.
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    • luckwudaveit
    • By luckwudaveit 20th Sep 16, 8:17 PM
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    Just went through mine and it's 3-4 items a week, with a cube every 2-3 weeks.

    I receive around 10 items a week and every week they ask me to send SMARTS back to them.
    Originally posted by 8pumpkinpie8
    Roughly the same for me, although all my cubes have come in the same week.

    As for non-R numbers, I receive one of these a week, but it took ages for the first one to arrive after appearing in my Daily Tasks. They've never included a SMART even though the TNS website says they should.
    • Baileys Babe
    • By Baileys Babe 21st Sep 16, 7:44 AM
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    Hi,
    I've not received any mags since we've went to the 6 month rotation
    This morning rec'd large brown envelope with a foam cube in it strange or what ?
    Have had varied bag to post & few strange things in.
    Originally posted by meandmaboy
    Snap, I haven't received any magazines since the 6 month rotations started.
    Last week I received a large brown envelope with a foam cube, which confused me, guess it was the same panelist posting to both of us.
    • Luckwudaveit
    • By Luckwudaveit 21st Sep 16, 8:01 AM
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    One of the steps on the website is now a single click when recording posted items. Hopefully more are introduced as it feels a bit clumsy in places.
    • molerat
    • By molerat 21st Sep 16, 8:54 AM
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    ............
    Last week I received a large brown envelope with a foam cube, which confused me, guess it was the same panelist posting to both of us.
    Originally posted by Baileys Babe
    Me too......................
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    • Hollie_
    • By Hollie_ 21st Sep 16, 12:41 PM
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    Received a pack of Beatrix Potter presentation stamps yesterday.
    • Clairabella78
    • By Clairabella78 21st Sep 16, 6:40 PM
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    Clairabella78
    Non-R Number Items
    They've never included a SMART even though the TNS website says they should.
    Originally posted by luckwudaveit
    I've never had a SMART in all the no R number magazines I've received either. And I must admit that it gets more than a little frustrating when it asks me "Are you sure there's no SMART because this item should have one?" every time. The first few weeks i would be overturning every thing and be on the floor looking under the table in case I dropped it, until I decided to email TNS.
    They told me that they don't include SMART's in this particular non R number item (Boxing News) and that the "Is there a SMART?" question is a default question. I appreciate that, but the follow-up "are you sure because there should be?" question was the part I was referring to, it makes you think you're doing something wrong! Lol!
    C x
    • Clairabella78
    • By Clairabella78 21st Sep 16, 11:50 PM
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    This morning rec'd large brown envelope with a foam cube in it strange or what ?
    Have had varied bag to post & few strange things in.
    Originally posted by meandmaboy
    Last week I received a large brown envelope with a foam cube, which confused me, guess it was the same panelist posting to both of us.
    Originally posted by Baileys Babe
    Me too......................
    Originally posted by molerat
    I sense a pattern forming here because funny enough, I too have had the envelopes with a square of polystyrene/foam inside!! Mostly medium white ones though. Every single one has been absolutely battered in transit, luckily for me, non have actually torn and "exposed" me but I think that's only because the paper inserts were glued to the envelopes (as some business panellists do) so the contents were sort of double wrapped!!
    I do wonder what the postie thinks is inside these envelopes.......and how many of them I need!!
    Happy posting peeps!!
    C x
    • shami
    • By shami 22nd Sep 16, 8:27 AM
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    Re. foam in envelopes - I thought odd when I received one a couple of weeks ago. But then I have received same sort of thing to post too, i.e. foam in envelope rather than for a box....perhaps its something new or different TNS are trying out?
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