Stamps (cheapest option)

Where do you go for your stamps? I buy mine at the post office but I was wondering is there a cheaper option that I am not aware of? Tia 

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  • la531983
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    Costco sell them at 5% discount in bulk iirc but you obviously have to qualify for a membership there, and that membership costs money to start with 
  • If you buy them somewhere you get cashback - and/or with a cashback credit or debit card - that might save you a few percent. Check stamps aren’t excluded though
  • JamboDP
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    Just had a look and you can get 50 second class on ebay for £35
    I do it just for fun and whatever I win is a bonus
  • Thanks I will look into that xx 
  • Brie
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    JamboDP said:
    Just had a look and you can get 50 second class on ebay for £35
    How does one know that they aren't counterfeit?  
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  • Rebbie
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    I bought some stamps from EBay recently, as advised by someone on this Forum.  I did notice that some of them are not for circulation so check the item description to make sure you can use them.  Of course, this doesn't help to tell if they are counterfeit but I would be wary of anyone selling them too cheaply. 
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  • mjm3346
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    edited 21 November 2023 at 10:58AM
    You can get something off but if the price seems too good to be true it probably is as there is only one original provider of stamps to start with and they have no need to offer resellers a large margin as Post Offices sell direct to the public.

  • NBLondon
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    Where do you go for your stamps? I buy mine at the post office but I was wondering is there a cheaper option that I am not aware of? Tia 
    If you are prepared to buy 100 or more at a time - stamp dealers will sell batches at a discount, usually older commemorative issues.    I've used this one https://www.philatelink.co.uk/sale---bulk-buy-discounted-stamps-with-super-savings-87-c.asp  but there are others.  

    Buying on eBay sometimes works - again, you need to look for collectors/dealers getting rid of old stock and you can get a sheet of 25 or 50 at a bargain price.

    If you are using 2nd class at 75p then don't forget that you can make this up with smaller values e.g. 3x25p  and you may get these at a better discount than NVI 2nds
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  • Register with spectos and do Royal Mail surveys. 12 free first class stamps and 4 large letter stamps and occasional presentation packs each month. https://mailagents.uk/start-registration-process/
  • mjm3346
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    edited 18 December 2023 at 1:29AM
    Register with spectos and do Royal Mail surveys. 12 free first class stamps and 4 large letter stamps and occasional presentation packs each month. https://mailagents.uk/start-registration-process/
    Unless they have changed the set up since I did it they effectively pay for your time in stamps instead of cash (bit like the really old days where some workers were paid in tokens they could only spend in the company shop).
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