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    • Aquamania
    • By Aquamania 28th Feb 14, 5:42 PM
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    • 28th Feb 14, 5:42 PM
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    • 28th Feb 14, 5:42 PM
    I've still got a stockpile of stamps I bulk purchased a couple of years back e.g. before when the 2nd class stamp went from 36p to 50p
    • dogmaryxx
    • By dogmaryxx 28th Feb 14, 6:00 PM
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    • 28th Feb 14, 6:00 PM
    So you can stock up now for Christmas card sending at the end of the year and avoid paying more once price rises kick in.
    You serious.
    Better to just drop a few people from Xmas list.
    • 1005922
    • By 1005922 28th Feb 14, 6:18 PM
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    • 28th Feb 14, 6:18 PM
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    • 28th Feb 14, 6:18 PM
    I haven't sent a letter in years now so no bulk buying here, the only time I get in-coming letters is usually when I change my Direct Debit details other than that everything is done online
    • zerog
    • By zerog 28th Feb 14, 7:55 PM
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    • 28th Feb 14, 7:55 PM
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    • 28th Feb 14, 7:55 PM
    Well I guess this depends on the increase in special delivery prices. As I use stamps to pay for that. Would be good for me if the increase was less than the increase in stamp prices.
    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 28th Feb 14, 8:25 PM
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    • 28th Feb 14, 8:25 PM
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    • 28th Feb 14, 8:25 PM
    I've still got a stockpile of stamps I bulk purchased a couple of years back e.g. before when the 2nd class stamp went from 36p to 50p
    Originally posted by Aquamania
    Same here. For weeks before the last increase, every time I went past the Post Office, I'd pop in and buy a few more books of stamps.
    • RFW
    • By RFW 28th Feb 14, 9:12 PM
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    • 28th Feb 14, 9:12 PM
    You serious.
    Better to just drop a few people from Xmas list.
    Originally posted by dogmaryxx
    It does seem odd advice. Even if you send 1000 Christmas cards the most you're saving is 30 and you have to invest 500 in stamps. With the weather we've been having they'll probably end up water damaged by Christmas
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    • Coopdivi
    • By Coopdivi 1st Mar 14, 1:46 AM
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    • 1st Mar 14, 1:46 AM
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    • 1st Mar 14, 1:46 AM
    I've still got a Penny Black. I'm going to make loadsamoney on this increase.
    • custardy
    • By custardy 1st Mar 14, 4:44 AM
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    • 1st Mar 14, 4:44 AM
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    • 1st Mar 14, 4:44 AM
    Well I guess this depends on the increase in special delivery prices. As I use stamps to pay for that. Would be good for me if the increase was less than the increase in stamp prices.
    Originally posted by zerog
    http://www.royalmail.com/sites/default/files/RM_OurPrices_Mar2014.pdf
    • MoneyMate
    • By MoneyMate 1st Mar 14, 11:46 AM
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    Prices Go Up ^
    Don't forget to top up on 1st & 2nd Class stamps B4 the end of March
    There are more questions than answers
    WARNING ! May go silent for unfriendly replies
    Please excuse me Spell it MOST times
    UK Resident
    • InA
    • By InA 1st Mar 14, 3:28 PM
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    5% Discount
    Don't a few retailers (such as superdrug) discount stamps by 5% around Christmas time anyway?

    The 5% discount would still be a better deal than stocking up before the increase. You can also buy books of stamps all year round on ebay for slightly less than face value (if you look out for them) and collect nectar points at the same time.

    The steep increase (two years ago) was big news, but we're just talking pennies this time. Although pennies do make pounds this won't make much difference to most people.
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 1st Mar 14, 3:32 PM
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    The stamps are now costing more than the cards to send at Xmas, will stop bothering at all soon.
    Feb 2015 NSD Challenge 8/12
    JAN NSD 11/16


    • anotheruser
    • By anotheruser 1st Mar 14, 5:50 PM
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    To be fair on Royal Mail, at least they are telling people beforehand.
    I may pick up a few books of stamps. I wish I would have picked up more from the last time!
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 1st Mar 14, 7:25 PM
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    Things haven't really changed that much. The price of a first class stamp was about that of a LB of bananas 40 years ago. It still is.
    • TighterThanTwoCoatsOfPain
    • By TighterThanTwoCoatsOfPain 3rd Mar 14, 7:44 AM
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    What pointless advice... If I send 2 letters week, with and extra 10 at Christmas I can save a whopping 3.50 ish! (And I probably only send 10 letters in year in reality)

    MSE - Stick to the mortgage type advise, this is pointless money saving.

    You'll be recommending sharing a king pit noodle rather than 2 individual ones next!
    • m5rcc
    • By m5rcc 3rd Mar 14, 10:39 PM
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    It does seem odd advice. Even if you send 1000 Christmas cards the most you're saving is 30 and you have to invest 500 in stamps. With the weather we've been having they'll probably end up water damaged by Christmas
    Originally posted by RFW
    But the value will never drop and in 2012 the value jumped 30%. It's increased almost 9% year-on-year since 2002, so a sound investment...given they have a resale value
    • vekma
    • By vekma 4th Mar 14, 9:07 AM
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    10kg special delivery 26.60 ?

    are they having a laugh ?
    • womblekelly
    • By womblekelly 5th Mar 14, 10:12 AM
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    Costco sells stamps at discounted rate all year round ....
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 5th Mar 14, 10:14 PM
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    Somebody told me he bought hundreds from Costco about five years ago. He does have a business, so went through a lot of stamps. Several thousand pounds worth. Saved a bundle.

    Me, bought about 50 stamps, about 40 left after five years.
    • custardy
    • By custardy 5th Mar 14, 11:00 PM
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    10kg special delivery 26.60 ?

    are they having a laugh ?
    Originally posted by vekma
    You miss the point. RMs network has a capacity.it isnt geared for large/heavy packets at this point.so they use pricing to limit that sector.
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