Royal mail delivery first class standard on Saturdays?!

I am a rental disc by post customer, used to get DVD's delivered Wednesday morning, post Thursday, new on Saturday, post Monday, delivered Wednesday - normal no bank holidays.

Lately I have noticed, the company will post out mid-week and I have the item next day, however I have noticed if I post Thursday, and they send out Friday, I don't get it Saturday or any mail come to think of it.  Yes COVID, but like I said if I post Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, they arrive 2 days later, but post Thursday - forget it!


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  • MalMonroe
    MalMonroe Posts: 5,783 Forumite
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    Not just covid but also, Christmas. Maybe the company has no control whatsoever over what happens to their/your post? Royal Mail's struggling generally, not just with covid and Christmas. 

    You could mention it to the company, I guess - but it could be that there's nothing they can do. 

    For example our post used to come at around 10am daily. We could set our clocks by the post.

    For the last year it's been 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Forget any clock-setting.

    Just a suggestion but have you considered Netflix - or one of the other similar apps? 
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  • Marvel1
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    MalMonroe said:
    Not just covid but also, Christmas. Maybe the company has no control whatsoever over what happens to their/your post? Royal Mail's struggling generally, not just with covid and Christmas. 

    You could mention it to the company, I guess - but it could be that there's nothing they can do. 

    For example our post used to come at around 10am daily. We could set our clocks by the post.

    For the last year it's been 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Forget any clock-setting.

    Just a suggestion but have you considered Netflix - or one of the other similar apps? 
    I have checked the streaming sites to reduce the number of films on my list - 33.

    From the 33 titles between Amazon and Netflix, only 5 of them are available.

    Amazon did have more but not part of Prime. 

    Very poor service for online streaming.
  • jon81uk
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    Royal Mail did stop delivering letters on Saturdays last year due to the pandemic 
    https://www.royalmail.com/d8/saturday-services
    although it should have resumed I expect if there is not many letters for your area and they are short staffed it is an easy thing to cut so they can concentrate on parcel delivery instead 
  • Marvel1
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    jon81uk said:
    Royal Mail did stop delivering letters on Saturdays last year due to the pandemic 
    https://www.royalmail.com/d8/saturday-services
    although it should have resumed I expect if there is not many letters for your area and they are short staffed it is an easy thing to cut so they can concentrate on parcel delivery instead 
    Seems they have cut out normal mail for Saturday  :/
  • dreamypuma
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    Marvel1 said:
    I am a rental disc by post customer, used to get DVD's delivered Wednesday morning, post Thursday, new on Saturday, post Monday, delivered Wednesday - normal no bank holidays.

    Lately I have noticed, the company will post out mid-week and I have the item next day, however I have noticed if I post Thursday, and they send out Friday, I don't get it Saturday or any mail come to think of it.  Yes COVID, but like I said if I post Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, they arrive 2 days later, but post Thursday - forget it!


    How certain are you that the issue is with Royal Mail and not the rental provider? Perhaps they have had a change in resource and this has affected the service?

    I can't imagine that film rental by post is as popular as it was back in the mid 2000's
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  • JGB1955
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    We get RM deliveries 7 days a week - 'Yes, Sundays too'.  Only in the last 3 months though....
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  • jon81uk
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    JGB1955 said:
    We get RM deliveries 7 days a week - 'Yes, Sundays too'.  Only in the last 3 months though....
    I’ve seen parcels delivered on Sundays but not letters?
  • KxMx
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    edited 22 December 2021 at 12:13PM
    I rented by post for the longest time (Lovefilm, Amazon then Cinema Paradiso). 
    Ended when the new releases dried up and my back list shrunk significantly. 

    Already having Prime Video via existing Prime subscription I've absolutely not missed it, even if most of the specific titles left on my CP list weren't available.
    10 months on I no longer remember or care about what they were. 
    Plenty of others to choose from via streaming and new titles added frequently. Come across some occasionally on BBC I Player too that I haven't seen and missed as new releases. 

    I'll do Disney + via Tesco Clubcard vouchers at some point, so I can catch up then on Pixar.

    If there is something unavailable to me via my current streaming service that I'm desperate to see I rent via local Library at £3.
  • Marvel1
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    edited 24 December 2021 at 7:41PM
    Marvel1 said:
    I am a rental disc by post customer, used to get DVD's delivered Wednesday morning, post Thursday, new on Saturday, post Monday, delivered Wednesday - normal no bank holidays.

    Lately I have noticed, the company will post out mid-week and I have the item next day, however I have noticed if I post Thursday, and they send out Friday, I don't get it Saturday or any mail come to think of it.  Yes COVID, but like I said if I post Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, they arrive 2 days later, but post Thursday - forget it!


    How certain are you that the issue is with Royal Mail and not the rental provider? Perhaps they have had a change in resource and this has affected the service?

    I can't imagine that film rental by post is as popular as it was back in the mid 2000's
    Email say posted Tuesday arrives next day, used to have email posted Friday and arrive next day, but now nothing Saturday since well I think months.

    Not just above but any post thinking about it.

    Side note: Fancied watching Home Alone, what a shocker not available not part of the streaming service (pay extra), ok I know Jingle All The Way, I give up.

    Physical all the way. 
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