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    • sarah1972
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    • Saetana
    • By Saetana 12th Jan 19, 6:49 PM
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    Its supposed to be 1-2 parcels per month according to the FAQs. I've had two in one week before and a total of three in one month - its getting worse, more and more parcels as time goes on. I wouldn't mind so much if they were stamped parcels but having to pay in cash and get vouchers in return is a pain - especially for the larger parcels costing £5+.



    I'm due to finish on the main survey this month, will have to consider whether I want to bother or not when they invite me back later this year - its getting to be too much work for too little pay now
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 12th Jan 19, 9:12 PM
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    I agree on becoming too much work for too little return.
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    • alumende27
    • By alumende27 13th Jan 19, 12:01 PM
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    I mentioned something similar a few months ago about how this hasn’t been my experience, I’ve had a lot fewer cubes this time than on my last six month stint. Maybe once a month?

    Maybe it relates to the number of panelists they have in a particular area?

    Had a lot more incoming post than outgoing. Even with regular SMART returns by the time I reached the end of my stint at the end of December I had almost 40 SMARTs that were waiting to go back. I got fed up waiting to be asked to return them and eventually just posted them all back in several packages. They disappeared from the online portal a week later.
    • Money_Grabber13579
    • By Money_Grabber13579 13th Jan 19, 5:37 PM
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    I’m on the training session at the moment. However, can I ask how big the cubes are? I’m out during the day and so, if they are being delivered to me, wondering how much of an inconvience it will be if they don’t fit through the letter box? For example, will I have to drive to the sorting office every couple of days to pick them up?
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    • beanielou
    • By beanielou 13th Jan 19, 5:45 PM
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    Iím on the training session at the moment. However, can I ask how big the cubes are? Iím out during the day and so, if they are being delivered to me, wondering how much of an inconvience it will be if they donít fit through the letter box? For example, will I have to drive to the sorting office every couple of days to pick them up?
    Originally posted by Money_Grabber13579
    They definatly will not fit through the letter box.
    So you will have to pick them up.
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 13th Jan 19, 7:47 PM
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    Iím on the training session at the moment. However, can I ask how big the cubes are? Iím out during the day and so, if they are being delivered to me, wondering how much of an inconvience it will be if they donít fit through the letter box? For example, will I have to drive to the sorting office every couple of days to pick them up?
    Originally posted by Money_Grabber13579
    They definatly will not fit through the letter box.
    So you will have to pick them up.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Unless of course you have a safe place arranged with your postie.
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    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 14th Jan 19, 9:10 AM
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    I asked whether I could post it the night before, on the basis that it was more convienent for me and it would achieve the deadline of posting before the last collection time. However, they said no and to post it on Tuesday, even if it was after the deadline.
    What would anyone else do?
    Originally posted by Money_Grabber13579
    Well if you're a true night owl you could post it at a minute past midnight
    Actually I have also done what Primrose suggested, posting at 7pm the might before but logging as 7am on the planned day. Which shouldn't cause a problem unless there is an unplanned late collection that evening or an extra early one which might track the SMART into a depot too early.
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    • KTF
    • By KTF 14th Jan 19, 9:13 AM
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    Well if you're a true night owl you could post it at a minute past midnight
    Actually I have also done what Primrose suggested, posting at 7pm the might before but logging as 7am on the planned day. Which shouldn't cause a problem unless there is an unplanned late collection that evening or an extra early one which might track the SMART into a depot too early.
    Originally posted by NBLondon
    They have no idea when you actually put it in the post box. Make of that what you will.
    • gt94sss2
    • By gt94sss2 14th Jan 19, 6:48 PM
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    They definatly will not fit through the letter box.
    So you will have to pick them up.
    Originally posted by beanielou
    Or just go to the RM website and request they be redelivered when you will be home (Saturdays?)
    • Saetana
    • By Saetana 14th Jan 19, 8:14 PM
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    I also post some letters the evening before - I only have one box in my area left that has a collection later than 9am and its a bit of a trek up a really steep hill so I only use it when I'm actually going up there anyway for shopping. Its rarely possible for me to get out before 9am in the morning so its the next best solution - and I've never had one single query about items posted in this way (and logged as posted before 9am on the following day). Its getting harder and harder to find boxes with a late collection now.
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 15th Jan 19, 10:47 AM
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    Usual TNS organisational skills. £2 vouchers received for wk 31 Dec. Nothing posted that wk but did have a cube wk 17 Dec
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    • 2004nsnazir
    • By 2004nsnazir 15th Jan 19, 11:50 AM
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    I have accumulated lots of stamps. where is the best place to sell them off in bulk? any suggestions. I probably have almost £200 worth
    • molerat
    • By molerat 15th Jan 19, 1:23 PM
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    I have accumulated lots of stamps. where is the best place to sell them off in bulk? any suggestions. I probably have almost £200 worth
    Originally posted by 2004nsnazir
    I used to shift mine on ebay and 5% off face worked but you are now competing against a lot of fakes at 20% off so have to price with that in mind. Might be worth asking a corner shop if they want them.
    Last edited by molerat; 15-01-2019 at 1:26 PM.
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    • Lavandergirl
    • By Lavandergirl 15th Jan 19, 5:24 PM
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    Its supposed to be 1-2 parcels per month according to the FAQs. I've had two in one week before and a total of three in one month - its getting worse, more and more parcels as time goes on. I wouldn't mind so much if they were stamped parcels but having to pay in cash and get vouchers in return is a pain - especially for the larger parcels costing £5+.



    I'm due to finish on the main survey this month, will have to consider whether I want to bother or not when they invite me back later this year - its getting to be too much work for too little pay now
    Originally posted by Saetana
    I was on training then went to permanent during early December. Got a cube to post every week and only one small local post office where there are only three staff so difficult. Also got an e-mail to say they were taking me off within 3 - 4 months so that others in my area could have a turn. This was despite them not inviting me back for over three years. I contacted them in January and told them in no uncertain terms that I was resigning with immediate effect. Not worth the effort necessary now. At least I didn't get one of the medium £5+ to post boxes.
    • cherie1122
    • By cherie1122 15th Jan 19, 6:58 PM
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    I got told I was only going to be on the panel for three or four months too. I'm fed up with cubes too - the post office is over a mile from my house and the woman in there is quite used to me giving her cubes and she knows what's inside them (foam). I'm sure she knows about the panel too.

    I won't resign but seriously thinking about not doing it again after this time.

    • purkles
    • By purkles 15th Jan 19, 9:25 PM
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    I'm just on the wind-down at the end of 6 months and expect it to completely stop at the end of January. The buggars have snuck in 2 cubes in my last week to be posted on the same day though arghhh
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 16th Jan 19, 9:26 AM
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    I have accumulated lots of stamps. where is the best place to sell them off in bulk? any suggestions. I probably have almost £200 worth
    Originally posted by 2004nsnazir
    I used to shift mine on ebay and 5% off face worked but you are now competing against a lot of fakes at 20% off so have to price with that in mind. Might be worth asking a corner shop if they want them.
    Originally posted by molerat
    I was going to say that I've always got rid of my excess Large 1sts on eBay - but that's selling one booklet at a time and making 80-85% of face. Selling as a job lot - no idea what it would make... and our talpid friend is right; there are lots of forgeries or re-used ones (see this news item) out there in eBay land which could either undercut you or make buyers suspicious.
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    • m1kjm
    • By m1kjm 16th Jan 19, 5:48 PM
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    I have accumulated lots of stamps. where is the best place to sell them off in bulk? any suggestions. I probably have almost £200 worth
    Originally posted by 2004nsnazir
    You could consider selling to a dealer for example:
    https://www.stampsforsale.co.uk/selling-stamps
    • Money_Grabber13579
    • By Money_Grabber13579 16th Jan 19, 10:56 PM
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    You could consider selling to a dealer for example:
    https://www.stampsforsale.co.uk/selling-stamps
    Originally posted by m1kjm
    There is also this site, which seems to pay a higher percentage of face value (68% rather than 50%).

    https://www.philatelink.co.uk/buying-prices-4-w.asp
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    • aninymoose
    • By aninymoose 17th Jan 19, 6:16 PM
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    Usual TNS organisational skills. £2 vouchers received for wk 31 Dec. Nothing posted that wk but did have a cube wk 17 Dec
    Originally posted by molerat
    Me too, had two £2 vouchers for week 3 December. I posted cubes 11 and 14 December
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