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    • charlies_mum
    • By charlies_mum 5th Oct 18, 9:39 PM
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    Royal Mail 2nd class
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    • 5th Oct 18, 9:39 PM
    Royal Mail 2nd class 5th Oct 18 at 9:39 PM
    Most of my post goes by Royal Mail 2nd class as Letters or Large Letters but recently I am getting Item Not Received claims or late delivery defects as they are not arriving within the EBay forecast

    Some items seem to be taking 8 days to arrive. Is anyone else noticing this ?
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    • custardy
    • By custardy 11th Oct 18, 6:15 PM
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    No I am not, but only saying what the people in my post office told me.
    Originally posted by Archergirl
    Because they want you to post direct with them. Understandable.
    However,given the commercial agreements between POC & RM,I don't see it being done for free.
    Especially given RMs drive to get parcels posted via delivery offices.
    • shapala
    • By shapala 12th Oct 18, 2:27 PM
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    The people in my post office get fed up with people doing online postage and then taking it into the post office for proof of posting forms, I always get stamps so I don't feel guilty getting proof of posting but it must be frustrating for them doing the work for no gain to the post office. The speed of delivery does vary sometimes and with the C word coming it gets worse........
    Originally posted by Archergirl
    Shame and says something about people. I use RM everyday -normally 3 or 4 parcels, from 2nd class, 1 st, 1st class recorded and SD.

    My postmaster is an absolute gent - professional yet friendly. He knows I'm only there for him to stamp the PofP forms. Personally, I think RM are fantastic as have had very few issues spanning 5 years for my eBay business (I only post to UK if that matters).
    • custardy
    • By custardy 12th Oct 18, 2:41 PM
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    Shame and says something about people. I use RM everyday -normally 3 or 4 parcels, from 2nd class, 1 st, 1st class recorded and SD.

    My postmaster is an absolute gent - professional yet friendly. He knows I'm only there for him to stamp the PofP forms. Personally, I think RM are fantastic as have had very few issues spanning 5 years for my eBay business (I only post to UK if that matters).
    Originally posted by shapala
    You seem confused.

    Royal mail and Post Office are two different companies.
    So who are you praising?
    • RFW
    • By RFW 12th Oct 18, 11:03 PM
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    Personally, I think RM are fantastic as have had very few issues spanning 5 years for my eBay business (I only post to UK if that matters).
    Originally posted by shapala
    Royal Mail only deliver in the UK so it probably helps
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    • WLM21
    • By WLM21 13th Oct 18, 10:36 AM
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    When I first started selling on Ebay I ALWAYS sold using the 'Royal Mail Signed For' service. I think I was scared my item would get lost.

    The possibility of somebody saying they never received an item and claiming a refund is prevented too with this option.

    As a buyer, you can see the postal price before bidding / buying so there shouldn't be a problem with unreasonable postal charges.

    I don't do this now unless the item is over 20 in value. If I know in advance the value will be high, I add the extra shipping cost to the listing, but if I don't know in advance (perhaps a lucky find) I just pay myself.
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