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Saturday, 22 December 2012

A contribution to Royal Mail funds.

 Royal Mail making extra money.

Royal Mail Large Letter Postage Template Size Guide

We were handed a standard non delivery card yesterday by our postman. It read, "Unfortunately we cant deliver your item because there is a fee to pay". It is worth noting at this point, that the Post Office had already been paid some postage by the sender and was now demanding a further £1.09 (including handling fee) to deliver what was probably a card which did not quite fit into their little plastic template full of tiny slots to arbitrarily  "measure" standard and non standard postings.  Very apologetically, our postman explained that he had been given no information as to what it was, or where it had been postmarked. Remembering that we had been caught by the same  little Post Office scam on two occasions last year, I rang the Royal Mail Dorchester Delivery Office and asked the question. I was informed, rather abruptly, that it looked like a card and was not postmarked! I informed the rather rude person on the other end of the line that we, and a couple of our friends,  had been caught by this scam last year and that I had no intention of contributing to their nice little earner again this year. "O K", he said, "I'll rip it up then" and the line went dead. How the Post Office has changed since I was working for them many years ago.