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Postage Costs

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by rellum, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. rellum

    rellum Keyboard Hero

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    Can I remind some sellers on here that its not ebay where you can charge over the top prices for postage then send valuble stuff in thin none suitable envolopes just to save on your postal cost I,v just been a victim of this stunt from a seller and I,m not very happy! To the person who removed my goods from the envolope via The Royal Mail I hope you are very happy its stealing you scrote :down:
     
  2. terry1001

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    Anything that looks valuable or interesting is likely to be a target. I will only send stuff by recorded post and wrap carefully, seal it all up with heavy duty tape and then use sellotape over the address label as well. I do try to recycle packaging where possible to keep the cost down (and be green) but it can get quite expensive.
    If stuff is stolen or damaged then you should get the seller to follow up with Royal Mail, you may need to provide evidence of what has happened. This is where the recorded delivery service is worth the extra cost.
     
  3. andyz1000

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    i only ever charge what postage is
    always try to recycle packaging and take great pride in ensuring everything i sell is well and truely securely packaged and not likely to be tampered with or damaged
    lets face it jiffy bags and bubble wrap are not expensive if you go to the right shop ;)
    And i always have a good supply of boxes of all shapes and sizes for the larger items where a jiffy is not adequate ;)
     
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  4. Kenbarcon

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    I work at Tesco's, enough said.;)
     
  5. Trampilot

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    I was selling a load of the same item via ebay and due to the varying quantities the p&p differed. I initally worked out the charges using the Royal Mail website but found out that in reality I was overcharging. I made the customers effected quite happy with some small refunds!
     
  6. JD

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    Whats that, Every little bit, cost abit more than Asda's ? ; )
     
  7. audiguypaul

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    For anyone who is interested an alternative is to use the UPS store to store service via interparcel.com, i posted 3 tins of .22 for £1.20 insured to £50, PO wanted £9. I like you always overwrap stuff as its just asking for trouble otherwise.

    atb Paul
     

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