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Other Posting through Royal Mail

Discussion in 'General' started by DeadP1xels, 2 Aug 2020.

  1. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Hi folks,

    TLDR; I’m a grumpy old man and would prefer to avoid going to the post office, can I send prepaid 1st/2nd class large letters in Jiffy bags in the post box?

    I don’t post much through Royal Mail because I tend to want the tracking and loath waiting at my local post office even if I can make it their in opening hours. It’s easier popping by the garage and sending Hermes.

    I have a stack of old CDs/DVDs/Games I want to sell through eBay, they’re not worth much at all so it’s an exercise is building up feedback than money.

    Most sell for a few quid including postage and nobody is going to buy a CD with £2.40 postage vi Hermes. If I buy prepaid large letter postage can I whack that in the post box presuming I want the bog standard first/second class service?

    I remember doing something once before and they still needed me to go the post office to realise it was 5grams overweight but that could have been tracked
     
  2. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Yes.

    Pay and print the label online and save a little bit as well. There is a size and weight limit, but for a CD you should be fine.

    I do it all the time for stuff that doesn’t need proof of delivery/postage
     
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  3. slimithy

    slimithy New Member

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    I have a vape shop, and every day I post 50ml bottles of liquid in large padded envolopes for 88p via ebay's service, if I am sending 2 i just up the weight to 200g and they cost around £1.70, and i just drop them in a post box.
    A CD or 3 will be fine to send as a large letter as long as they are no more than 25mm thick.
     
  4. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Thanks fellas, just wanted to make sure before I started!

    There’s a post box literally down the road so wanted an easy solution rather than spending 45 minutes in a post office for a 99p CD
     

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