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Old 07-04-2008, 17:21
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Hey

I want to send a letter through the post, its an A4 Envelope .. How many stamps should there be? About a month go i sent out a letter and 2 weeks later i had it back sent to my address saying there was not enough stamps on it It was very thin but still A4

The one I'm sending today is very thin too .. would 3 1st class stamps be enough
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Old 07-04-2008, 17:26
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I want to send a letter through the post, its an A4 Envelope .. How many stamps should there be? About a month go i sent out a letter and 2 weeks later i had it back sent to my address saying there was not enough stamps on it It was very thin but still A4

The one I'm sending today is very thin too .. would 3 1st class stamps be enough
I'd take it to a Post Office.
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Old 07-04-2008, 17:26
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A4 is classed as a "Large Letter" - check the Royal Mail website for postal charges for a "Large Letter".

http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/c...diaId=41500683
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Old 07-04-2008, 19:44
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Needs a minimum of 2 ordinary first class stamps OR 1 of the new larger envelope stamps
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Old 07-04-2008, 21:27
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It will probably be about 52p, take it down to the post office though.
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Old 07-04-2008, 21:40
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Depends how heavy it is as well.

Just to add another complication into the mix!
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Old 07-04-2008, 23:03
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Sent an A4 envelope today registered mail. Weight 100g.
4.60, what a rip off

Sorry can't answer your question but this will. First class postal costs.


http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/c...2&catId=400029
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Old 07-04-2008, 23:09
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Sent an A4 envelope today registered mail. Weight 100g.
4.60, what a rip off

Sorry can't answer your question but this will. First class postal costs.


http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/c...2&catId=400029
You were ripped off there. How on earth can it cost you that much?
Even a packet (depth more than 25mm or larger than A4) at 100g would only cost you 1.86. If just over the 100g then it would be 2.17.

Are you sure you didn't send it special delivery (next day)? That woudl be 4.45
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Old 08-04-2008, 00:38
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You were ripped off there. How on earth can it cost you that much?
Even a packet (depth more than 25mm or larger than A4) at 100g would only cost you 1.86. If just over the 100g then it would be 2.17.

Are you sure you didn't send it special delivery (next day)? That woudl be 4.45

You're right it says special delivery. I asked for registered mail
Special delivery not much use, I missed todays post at 4pm. Only one uplift per day at 4pm. Still cost 4.60 with delivery on 9/04.

I see they don't do registered mail any more just "recorded signed for". I wonder what the difference is
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:11
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You're right it says special delivery. I asked for registered mail
Special delivery not much use, I missed todays post at 4pm. Only one uplift per day at 4pm. Still cost 4.60 with delivery on 9/04.

I see they don't do registered mail any more just "recorded signed for". I wonder what the difference is

The difference is the compensation level if the package goes missing. Recorded gives compensation of up to 32. Special Delivery gives up to 2,500 compensation. It has taken the place of the old Registered Letter service and offers similar levels of compensation.
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:27
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The difference is the compensation level if the package goes missing. Recorded gives compensation of up to 32. Special Delivery gives up to 2,500 compensation. It has taken the place of the old Registered Letter service and offers similar levels of compensation.
Has the compensation level been raised in line with the price of 1st class going up? Technically it should now be 36
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