Royal Mail Price Hike!!!!

edited 30 January 2010 at 11:20AM in Praise, Vent & Warnings
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edited 30 January 2010 at 11:20AM in Praise, Vent & Warnings
From monday 1st Feb 2010 local collect items from your local post office will rise from 50p to a massive £1.50. http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content1?mediaId=37000675&catId=37000673#48200281
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  • poppy_f1poppy_f1 Forumite
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    i used to use that service a lot but i wont be anymore
  • katsukatsu Forumite
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    Good spot OP. What a rip off. :mad:
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  • The thing is... They don't even do anything! They stick it in the back until you come. Sometimes, it isn't even there when the card says it is.
  • postmanpat68postmanpat68 Forumite
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    This deserves to be read more.
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  • soolinsoolin Forumite, Board Guide
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    The thing is... They don't even do anything! They stick it in the back until you come. Sometimes, it isn't even there when the card says it is.

    This isn't the free service where you get a red card to say you need to go to the sorting office to collect an item that is still free. This charge is for when you get that red card and ask the PO to redeliver it to a post office near to you so you can collect it there.
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  • postmanpat68postmanpat68 Forumite
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    soolin wrote: »
    This isn't the free service where you get a red card to say you need to go to the sorting office to collect an item that is still free. This charge is for when you get that red card and ask the PO to redeliver it to a post office near to you so you can collect it there.
    Avoid paying the extra £1 by just having the item redelivered at home.
    BIG RIP OFF.
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  • What would be a reasonable price?
  • MothballsWalletMothballsWallet Forumite
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    I live in Coventry, and Royal Mail's closed the Bishop Street sorting office (which is nice and central), and are replacing it with a smaller office in Foleshill (other side of the city from me) and a second one near a difficult-to-reach (by bus) retail park about a mile from the airport, but this one won't open until later in the year.
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  • jrrowleywsjrrowleyws Forumite
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    They having a laugh?

    Ah well, its cheaper to drive or get the train to the sorting office now!
  • edited 30 January 2010 at 6:38PM
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    edited 30 January 2010 at 6:38PM
    What would be a reasonable price?

    i would say tripling the price is way too much
    RM can move many packages to a post office in one delivery
    yes there is work involved
    taking phone calls(when answered) and administrating the online requests
    then physically finding the items for transfer to post offices
    scanning items requiring so,sorting etc
    then issuing them to the duty who delivers to the post office

    then at the PO it requires storage(an issue for some),serving etc
    plus the admin for returning uncollected items(you would be surprised how many!)

    however all but the final PO stages are done for the free redelivery service
    so £1.50 seems high,especially when you compare the delivery work(the most expensive part of RM's network)
    of say 50 items going to one PO vs 50 different addresses

    i posted about this rise in the eBay section a few days ago
    one might wonder if RM has another motive
    perhaps wanting less people to use the service but retian profit?
    or perhaps it was too popular meaning the would find it hard to justify shutting more post offices?
    this rise in price is at odds with their program of shutting delivery offices and creating 'super delivery offices' on the edge of towns
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