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    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 2nd Aug 17, 1:40 PM
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    Royal Mail Monitoring and Posting Panel 2nd Aug 17 at 1:40 PM
    It is that time again for a new thread as the old one is about to approach its 314th page.

    Thanks to 3010 for posting the last thread

    Please note in post number two there is now a list of FAQ that 3010 very kindly posted on the old thread so I have copied it here. .

    Happy Posting

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    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 2nd Aug 17, 1:40 PM
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    Thanks to 3010 for the below FAQS posted on the previous thread:


    Some Frequently Asked Questions from previous threads.

    Q) I have just received a test letter and it is asking me to post it back with all my other items. I don't know how to do this as I have not been told how to.

    A) Items do not been to be posted back anymore and the sender is just using up old stationery.

    Q) On my posting schedule I have a letter to post after 1PM on a Saturday. However, all my post boxes are emptied before this time. What should I do?

    A) If you don't have a collection at your post boxes after 1PM just post the item earlier in the day. Just make sure you record the time you posted it.

    Q) How long does the training last as I have been on it for many weeks now?

    A) Training lasts for about 6-7 weeks and you only receive one set of stamps during this process until you are placed on the main panel.

    Q) I will be unable to post on the day of the schedule as I can't get to the Post Office or Post Box. What should I do?

    A) Keep hold of the item and post it the following week on the same day as on the schedule. If you can't post the week after post it two weeks after.

    Q) On the posting plan it say Post Office. Do I go in and had it over the counter?

    A) No, you never hand anything over the counter unless it does not fit into the post box outside e.g. Small Box.

    Q) How many Smarts can I return in a single envelope?

    A) It is possible to return 9 Smarts in one envelope.

    Q) What do you do with spare Smart envelopes as I have lots of them?

    A)Fold them all and put them back into the post in a Smart return envelope.

    Q) Do I take the Smarts out of their plastic wrapper before posting?

    A) No, you just send them as they come in their plastic wrapper.
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    • quoia
    • By quoia 2nd Aug 17, 2:57 PM
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    So I'll POST a small item here ......

    Wednesday 2nd August 2017
    After midday - before last collection
    Stamped 1st class (with a post mark showing DATE & TIME)
    recorded delivery
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    Veni, Vidi, VISA ! ................. I came, I saw, I PURCHASED
    (11)A104.28S94.98O112.46N86.73D101.02(12)J130.63F126.76M134.38A200.98M156.30J95.56J102.85A175.93
    S LOWER CASE OMEGA;6.59 so far ..
    • jonty03
    • By jonty03 2nd Aug 17, 3:41 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 17, 3:41 PM
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    • 2nd Aug 17, 3:41 PM
    Hi,

    I've just come back onto the posting panel and received my first pack of letters and 2 books of stamps.

    In the past I seem to remember also receiving commemorative presentation packs of stamps at the start and also at the end of my 6 months.

    I didn't receive any at the end of my last session and haven't had any at the start of this one. Have RM stopped issuing them? Thanks.
    • lesleyb
    • By lesleyb 3rd Aug 17, 4:09 AM
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    • 3rd Aug 17, 4:09 AM
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    • 3rd Aug 17, 4:09 AM
    Hi,

    I've just come back onto the posting panel and received my first pack of letters and 2 books of stamps.

    In the past I seem to remember also receiving commemorative presentation packs of stamps at the start and also at the end of my 6 months.

    I didn't receive any at the end of my last session and haven't had any at the start of this one. Have RM stopped issuing them? Thanks.
    Originally posted by jonty03
    I restarted in June after my break and didn't get the presentation stamps so I emailed them and they sent them to me.
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 3rd Aug 17, 10:48 AM
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    • 3rd Aug 17, 10:48 AM
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    jonty - is this back on training (with cardboard SMARTs labelled AEDB)? You don't get the presentation pack until your first live posting pack. I got mine 3 weeks ago with no problems.


    Oh and to be nerdy - it's not RM sending you this stuff - it's TNS/Kantar. Royal Mail are not supposed to know if you are a panellist.
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    • Chocmonster7
    • By Chocmonster7 3rd Aug 17, 2:52 PM
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    • 3rd Aug 17, 2:52 PM
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    I received my last posting pack of this stint yesterday. Had Septembers stamps as well as stamps for the end of my term and a presentation pack of Star Wars stamps!
    • jonty03
    • By jonty03 4th Aug 17, 9:49 AM
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    • 4th Aug 17, 9:49 AM
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    Good Morning,

    Thanks for your replies

    lesleyb - I've just emailed Kantar to enquire about the presentation pack from the end of my last session.

    NBLondon - yes, it is a training pack and I stand corrected. I'll wait until the training's finished and hopefully I'll get them.

    Chocmonster7 - thought it was odd that I didn't receive one at the end and meant to query it then but didn't. I love Star Wars.
    • Chocmonster7
    • By Chocmonster7 4th Aug 17, 3:13 PM
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    • 4th Aug 17, 3:13 PM
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    • 4th Aug 17, 3:13 PM
    Received a Cube today which had managed to get through the whole postal system without any postage on it at all!

    According to the R sheet it should have been 1st class Metered so someone in a company must have just put it in their postal bag.

    My neighbour took it in and it was only when I came to enter it on the system that I realised. Couldn't put the details in as the Kantar system won't believe it doesn't have postage so have had to email them about it.
    • MABLE
    • By MABLE 5th Aug 17, 7:12 PM
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    Received a Cube today which had managed to get through the whole postal system without any postage on it at all!

    According to the R sheet it should have been 1st class Metered so someone in a company must have just put it in their postal bag.

    My neighbour took it in and it was only when I came to enter it on the system that I realised. Couldn't put the details in as the Kantar system won't believe it doesn't have postage so have had to email them about it.
    Originally posted by Chocmonster7
    Perhaps the APL came off.
    • quoia
    • By quoia 5th Aug 17, 10:35 PM
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    Received a Cube today which had managed to get through the whole postal system without any postage on it at all!

    According to the R sheet it should have been 1st class Metered so someone in a company must have just put it in their postal bag.

    My neighbour took it in and it was only when I came to enter it on the system that I realised. Couldn't put the details in as the Kantar system won't believe it doesn't have postage so have had to email them about it.
    Originally posted by Chocmonster7
    I had one "like this" and (as ALWAYS ??) the online postage options offered when booking it in were the correct value for 1st class, the correct value for 2nd class and OTHER. I picked the latter.
    I thought you always got these 3 choices?

    Perhaps the APL came off.
    Originally posted by MABLE
    Mine was a Cube where the STAMPS had been EATEN !!!

    Went on holiday for 3 weeks - gave TNS plenty of notice ...

    (which appeared to have worked - nothing received in the 5 or 6 days before I went away and nothing to post in the same week)

    ... came back on a Friday to a pile of mail (which included 2 grey TNS poly bags for the following week and the one after) and found a "red card" from the postman - no details of date/time - item left "behind large plant pot near side door"

    Retrieved a CUBE a little worse for wear
    Presume it had been delivered just after I had left rather than just before I had returned looking at the state of it.

    99% of the STAMPS had vanished (removing the vast majority of the 3 or 4 post marks so no time or date to be seen, some (50%?) of the printed address label had gone and there were a few odd shaped holes in the box.

    SNAILS ! or SLUGS !

    Yes, upon close inspection one or several SNAILS or SLUGS had had a field day - I think they like the "sweetness" of the gum/glue/adhesive on the back of stamps, labels and in the layers of corrugated cardboard.

    Of all the places the postman could have left it ...
    ... several large planters, pots, baskets and troughs all full of flowers in bloom and a VERY obvious soaker hose that watered them - daily as it happened on a timer.
    A perfect very damp and wet environment to leave a cardboard box in for safe keeping
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    (11)A104.28S94.98O112.46N86.73D101.02(12)J130.63F126.76M134.38A200.98M156.30J95.56J102.85A175.93
    S LOWER CASE OMEGA;6.59 so far ..
    • MABLE
    • By MABLE 6th Aug 17, 6:05 PM
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    This my second time on the posting panel and its only been in the last two weeks I have had cubes to post. No complaint but I find this time around the mail to be posted and received is now a lot more than when I first joined. However I have just joined IPOS posting panel and believe I may have to give up TNS.
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 7th Aug 17, 9:40 AM
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    I received my last posting pack of this stint yesterday. Had Septembers stamps as well as stamps for the end of my term and a presentation pack of Star Wars stamps!
    Originally posted by Chocmonster7
    Chocmonster7 - thought it was odd that I didn't receive one at the end and meant to query it then but didn't. I love Star Wars.
    Originally posted by jonty03
    I got Star Wars as well - there must have been a lot left over to be given (Sold?) to TNS. When people are selling the individual stamps on eBay at 1.50 and there are 18 in the Presentation Pack that's a good MSE option if you didn't want to keep them.
    On Saturday I got out this week's posting pack to prepare the items and discovered it included September's incentive - a pack that arrived on 2nd August - they really are getting efficient!
    However I have just joined IPOS posting panel and believe I may have to give up TNS.
    Originally posted by MABLE
    I've just signed up with IPOS (or possibly UNEX) and they told me I couldn't run two in parallel. I'm undecided as to whether to switch and ditch (especially as I've got loads of stamps!) or to fib and do both schemes.
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    • bdark2755
    • By bdark2755 7th Aug 17, 9:45 AM
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    What is IPOS (UNEX)? Do you have a sign up link?
    I have been resting for over a year now, I am doing regular stints of 'correctly delivered' every 6-8 weeks or so.
    I have just started with
    https://www.qoas.co.uk
    It's receiving mail only (no post office trips required) and you get paid via vouchers (Amazon) or directly into Paypal.
    Last edited by bdark2755; 07-08-2017 at 9:49 AM.
    • LEJC
    • By LEJC 7th Aug 17, 10:36 AM
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    What is IPOS (UNEX)? Do you have a sign up link?
    I have been resting for over a year now, I am doing regular stints of 'correctly delivered' every 6-8 weeks or so.
    I have just started with
    https://www.qoas.co.uk
    It's receiving mail only (no post office trips required) and you get paid via vouchers (Amazon) or directly into Paypal.
    Originally posted by bdark2755
    The unex panel is part of Ipsos...it seems to be for international mail and you register to be either a receiver or sender....

    Don't get too excited by this one the average you get to post is 2 items per week and the rewards are very slow to accumulate.

    The rewards seem to be in the form of items that you trade your points in for...but a years worth of points dont really equate to a "reward" of value unless you are in need of a set a saucepans or a kettle....
    Last edited by LEJC; 07-08-2017 at 10:40 AM.
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    • Chocmonster7
    • By Chocmonster7 7th Aug 17, 10:39 AM
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    I had one "like this" and (as ALWAYS ??) the online postage options offered when booking it in were the correct value for 1st class, the correct value for 2nd class and OTHER. I picked the latter.
    I thought you always got these 3 choices?
    Originally posted by quoia
    As this was supposed to be a metered one it gave me the choice of two mailmarks, I said no so the next screen asked which style APL. Didn't have a choice to tick anything else so couldn't progress it further.
    • Chrisv
    • By Chrisv 10th Aug 17, 1:47 PM
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    Hi, has anyone entered a 'no R' item today?
    I can see what appears to be the item, but no image and I can't 'Select' it.

    Same in Chrome, IE and FF - not sure if it's my laptop, or an error in their system.
    TIA

    Edit - Sorted, it's decided to show correctly now
    Last edited by Chrisv; 10-08-2017 at 10:52 PM.
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    • josie_ann57
    • By josie_ann57 11th Aug 17, 3:17 PM
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    Afternoon, I've just received a posting schedule with 4 cubes/cd's to post in one week but only one cd box. When I spoke to them on the phone they said to phone back on Monday as they can't see my schedule for next week.
    Four trips to the post office, waiting in a queue is a bit much.
    Last edited by josie_ann57; 11-08-2017 at 5:37 PM.
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    • GetRealBabe
    • By GetRealBabe 11th Aug 17, 6:42 PM
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    Afternoon, I've just received a posting schedule with 4 cubes/cd's to post in one week but only one cd box. When I spoke to them on the phone they said to phone back on Monday as they can't see my schedule for next week.
    Four trips to the post office, waiting in a queue is a bit much.
    Originally posted by josie_ann57
    Hi

    Why not post them all on the same day? 4 trips in one week is too much.
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    • anamenottaken
    • By anamenottaken 11th Aug 17, 6:46 PM
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    Hi

    Why not post them all on the same day? 4 trips in one week is too much.
    Originally posted by GetRealBabe
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