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    • Former MSE Helen
    • By Former MSE Helen 20th Jul 12, 3:37 PM
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    MSE News: Second class stamp prices to be capped
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    • 20th Jul 12, 3:37 PM
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    MSE News: Second class stamp prices to be capped 20th Jul 12 at 3:37 PM
    "Details of a cap on the price of second class stamps for large letters and small parcels have been announced today..."

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    • chardir
    • By chardir 20th Jul 12, 5:20 PM
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    • #2
    • 20th Jul 12, 5:20 PM
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    • 20th Jul 12, 5:20 PM
    34% + inflation?! Some cap...
    • callum9999
    • By callum9999 20th Jul 12, 5:23 PM
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    • 20th Jul 12, 5:23 PM
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    • 20th Jul 12, 5:23 PM
    I wonder why they even bother having a cap if it's that high!
    • ashcarrot
    • By ashcarrot 20th Jul 12, 8:01 PM
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    • 20th Jul 12, 8:01 PM
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    • 20th Jul 12, 8:01 PM
    34%+inflation as an average over the 7 types. So find the highest earner increase that by 238% and the rest by inflation and do that in the first year too to get the most out of it ... if you were being sneaky that is.
    Money, Money, Money ..... Banks/Casinos/Bookies give me all you money its a poor mans world....
    • MarkLS12
    • By MarkLS12 20th Jul 12, 10:11 PM
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    • #5
    • 20th Jul 12, 10:11 PM
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    • 20th Jul 12, 10:11 PM
    "Second class stamp price RISES to be capped" would be a better title.
  • Narc
    • #6
    • 20th Jul 12, 10:48 PM
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    • 20th Jul 12, 10:48 PM
    Wish I could get a 34% + inflation pay rise...
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 21st Jul 12, 7:12 AM
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    • #7
    • 21st Jul 12, 7:12 AM
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    • 21st Jul 12, 7:12 AM
    34%+inflation as an average over the 7 types. So find the highest earner increase that by 238% and the rest by inflation and do that in the first year too to get the most out of it ... if you were being sneaky that is.
    Originally posted by ashcarrot
    It's 34% in total over the 7 years - not 34%pa!
  • Strapped
    • #8
    • 21st Jul 12, 9:34 AM
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    • 21st Jul 12, 9:34 AM
    Bit late now when prices already jumped by up to 65% this year vs last (small packets under 100g 1.33 to 2.20 for example).
    They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth. -- Plato
    • Kite2010
    • By Kite2010 21st Jul 12, 9:44 PM
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    • #9
    • 21st Jul 12, 9:44 PM
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    • 21st Jul 12, 9:44 PM
    Is there any truth in the rumours that the "packets" sizing is going to be spilt into 3 (Small, medium, large), thus making 5 different sizes?
    • dzug1
    • By dzug1 22nd Jul 12, 11:14 AM
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    Not sure whether it's just sloppy journalism but there currently isn't such a thing as a second class parcel. Letter yes, large letter yes, small packet yes. But parcel no. It's a standard parcel.

    It may be nit picking - but not understanding the difference is the cause of numerous under/overpayments for postage.
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 23rd Jul 12, 5:57 PM
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    That's very good return on investment in this Economy.

    Should have bought lots from Costco say 5 years ago.

    Amusingly, I could sell them on eBay, charge 50p for second class post, use one of the stamps to make ~10p ( envelope costs a few pence). Can't lose.
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