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Old 17-04-19, 09:16 AM
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Most of my collecting interests are at the lower end financially, with items worth only a few pounds, so having them sent by an expensive tracked service is not really an option. For me its probably cheaper in the long run to accept a few losses than continually pay for insurance you don't use.

But no one else seems to have noticed the post office getting worse, maybe its just chance that of late I have had a few issues all at once?

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Not wanting to split hairs, but the Post Office does not deliver mail, Royal Mail does. They are two separate entities and have been so for many years.


To be fair, I think the quality of service you receive, depends, to a great extent on where you live. This coupled with other factors impacts upon the quality of service you get.


From a personal point of view, my experience of sending and receiving mail has, in recent years seen an improvement in the service Royal Mail provide. When I say "improvement", I'm talking about the number of items they "loose". Three or four years ago, I was having to make four or so claims a year in respect of items that did not reach their destination. For the last couple of years I've not needed to make any. To my mind that's an improvement. So, if you have a problem then its clearly not a country wide one.


An interesting side issue which I should mention. How many of you mark packages "Fragile"? I was once told by a postman that this is one of the worst things you can do. On seeing this some of their staff will throw it, drop it on the floor, or "accidentally" tread on it. Similarly with envelopes marked "Do not bend". I've followed his advice ever since!


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Old 17-04-19, 10:25 AM
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An interesting side issue which I should mention. How many of you mark packages "Fragile"? I was once told by a postman that this is one of the worst things you can do. On seeing this some of their staff will throw it, drop it on the floor, or "accidentally" tread on it. Similarly with envelopes marked "Do not bend". I've followed his advice ever since!

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My mum worked in a sorting office several years ago, she said the same thing to me. If its marked fragile it will most likely get kicked about or used as a catch ball.
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