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My husband got a card through the letterbox this morning to say that he needs to pay £1.50 postage for a letter where insufficient postage had been paid by the sender. I plan to go to the delivery … Read More
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3m, 1d agoPosted 3 months, 1 day ago
My husband got a card through the letterbox this morning to say that he needs to pay £1.50 postage for a letter where insufficient postage had been paid by the sender.

I plan to go to the delivery office later this afternoon to collect the letter for him. It states on the card that postage can be paid by stamps if I stick the stamps on the card and send it to the delivery office. However, if I turned up in person, can I still do this and stick the stamps on the card?

I have stamps that I need to use up so makes sense to pay with stamps where I can.
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3m, 1d agoPosted 3 months, 1 day ago
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dozstanford
Ask to see the letter before you pay !, it could well be junk or a circular.

(I don't mean ask them to open it, you should be able to tell from the envelope)


good idea where u expecting a letter from someone. it maybe junk mail. and yes u can pay with postage stamps pretty sure but if no one gives a definite answer then take the stamps with u and pay there and then with them after seeing if the letters is worth the extra.

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#1
Ask to see the letter before you pay !, it could well be junk or a circular.

(I don't mean ask them to open it, you should be able to tell from the envelope)

Edited By: dozstanford on Jan 25, 2017 12:20
#2
dozstanford
Ask to see the letter before you pay !, it could well be junk or a circular.

(I don't mean ask them to open it, you should be able to tell from the envelope)


good idea where u expecting a letter from someone. it maybe junk mail. and yes u can pay with postage stamps pretty sure but if no one gives a definite answer then take the stamps with u and pay there and then with them after seeing if the letters is worth the extra.
#3
dozstanford
Ask to see the letter before you pay !, it could well be junk or a circular.
(I don't mean ask them to open it, you should be able to tell from the envelope)

Good point. I will ask to see the letter first as you are right, it may be junk mail!
#4
muddassarsardar
dozstanford
Ask to see the letter before you pay !, it could well be junk or a circular.
(I don't mean ask them to open it, you should be able to tell from the envelope)
good idea where u expecting a letter from someone. it maybe junk mail. and yes u can pay with postage stamps pretty sure but if no one gives a definite answer then take the stamps with u and pay there and then with them after seeing if the letters is worth the extra.

He had sent some papers to his solicitors, which he had asked to be returned so it may that. Very poor show of the solicitors if they didn't stick a stamp on the letter!
#5
I had this issue a few years ago from a birthday card from an auntie I hadn't seen for years do I pay the £1.50 and hope there wasn't a cheque in it............


.......I paid the money and...............















nowt in it...............as it was a week after my bday I binned it on the way home................x
#6
mattinhull
I had this issue a few years ago from a birthday card from an auntie I hadn't seen for years do I pay the £1.50 and hope there wasn't a cheque in it............


.......I paid the money and...............















nowt in it...............as it was a week after my bday I binned it on the way home................x


lol
#7
mutley1
muddassarsardar
dozstanford
Ask to see the letter before you pay !, it could well be junk or a circular.
(I don't mean ask them to open it, you should be able to tell from the envelope)
good idea where u expecting a letter from someone. it maybe junk mail. and yes u can pay with postage stamps pretty sure but if no one gives a definite answer then take the stamps with u and pay there and then with them after seeing if the letters is worth the extra.

He had sent some papers to his solicitors, which he had asked to be returned so it may that. Very poor show of the solicitors if they didn't stick a stamp on the letter!


probably underpaid not no stamp.
#8
I was a bus driver. I had a regular who git on every day with his newspaper and mail and used to throw all the unwanted stuff on the floor. I got so p***ed of that I collected it up and put it, along with a newspaper and a couple of old magazines I found on the bus, in one of those 'self seal, grey, mail bags'. I jotted a more explaining that I had found his property on the bus, and was returning it. Wrote his address on a self adhesive label (I got it off an envelope he threw on the floor) and just popped it in a letter box without a stamp.
About a week later he got on the bus, not very happy. He asked if I sent it to him? "Yes, pleased to be of service I tried". He was not happy!
#9
mrty
I was a bus driver. I had a regular who git on every day with his newspaper and mail and used to throw all the unwanted stuff on the floor. I got so p***ed of that I collected it up and put it, along with a newspaper and a couple of old magazines I found on the bus, in one of those 'self seal, grey, mail bags'. I jotted a more explaining that I had found his property on the bus, and was returning it. Wrote his address on a self adhesive label (I got it off an envelope he threw on the floor) and just popped it in a letter box without a stamp.
About a week later he got on the bus, not very happy. He asked if I sent it to him? "Yes, pleased to be of service I tried". He was not happy!
Nice one!
#10
mrty
I was a bus driver. I had a regular who git on every day with his newspaper and mail and used to throw all the unwanted stuff on the floor. I got so p***ed of that I collected it up and put it, along with a newspaper and a couple of old magazines I found on the bus, in one of those 'self seal, grey, mail bags'. I jotted a more explaining that I had found his property on the bus, and was returning it. Wrote his address on a self adhesive label (I got it off an envelope he threw on the floor) and just popped it in a letter box without a stamp.
About a week later he got on the bus, not very happy. He asked if I sent it to him? "Yes, pleased to be of service I tried". He was not happy!

good on you :3
#11
muddassarsardar
mutley1
muddassarsardar
dozstanford
Ask to see the letter before you pay !, it could well be junk or a circular.
(I don't mean ask them to open it, you should be able to tell from the envelope)
good idea where u expecting a letter from someone. it maybe junk mail. and yes u can pay with postage stamps pretty sure but if no one gives a definite answer then take the stamps with u and pay there and then with them after seeing if the letters is worth the extra.
He had sent some papers to his solicitors, which he had asked to be returned so it may that. Very poor show of the solicitors if they didn't stick a stamp on the letter!

probably underpaid not no stamp.

I think you may be right as £1.50 doesn't sound like missing stamps.
#12
mutley1

He had sent some papers to his solicitors, which he had asked to be returned so it may that. Very poor show of the solicitors if they didn't stick a stamp on the letter!
Send the solicitor a bill for £100 per hour (2 hour minimum fee) for wasting your time, going to the Post Office.
See how they like it :D
#13
Shatwell
mutley1

He had sent some papers to his solicitors, which he had asked to be returned so it may that. Very poor show of the solicitors if they didn't stick a stamp on the letter!
Send the solicitor a bill for £100 per hour (2 hour minimum fee) for wasting your time, going to the Post Office.
See how they like it :D

You know what? If it was the other way round, you can be assured that they will charge for their time to go and collect the letter!
#14
£1.50 is not the missing stamp money
but a fixed fee/fine from the post office for a large letter
http://www.royalmail.com/personal/new-pay-a-fee-surcharges


Edited By: djnaff on Jan 25, 2017 13:24
#15
mutley1
muddassarsardar
mutley1
muddassarsardar
dozstanford
Ask to see the letter before you pay !, it could well be junk or a circular.
(I don't mean ask them to open it, you should be able to tell from the envelope)
good idea where u expecting a letter from someone. it maybe junk mail. and yes u can pay with postage stamps pretty sure but if no one gives a definite answer then take the stamps with u and pay there and then with them after seeing if the letters is worth the extra.
He had sent some papers to his solicitors, which he had asked to be returned so it may that. Very poor show of the solicitors if they didn't stick a stamp on the letter!
probably underpaid not no stamp.
I think you may be right as £1.50 doesn't sound like missing stamps.
£1.50 is the standard charge for underpaid postage, if no postage at all has been paid it would be £2
#16
mrty
I was a bus driver. I had a regular who git on every day with his newspaper and mail and used to throw all the unwanted stuff on the floor. I got so p***ed of that I collected it up and put it, along with a newspaper and a couple of old magazines I found on the bus, in one of those 'self seal, grey, mail bags'. I jotted a more explaining that I had found his property on the bus, and was returning it. Wrote his address on a self adhesive label (I got it off an envelope he threw on the floor) and just popped it in a letter box without a stamp.
About a week later he got on the bus, not very happy. He asked if I sent it to him? "Yes, pleased to be of service I tried". He was not happy!
how did you know his address oO
#17
wozukSilencer
mrty
I was a bus driver. I had a regular who git on every day with his newspaper and mail and used to throw all the unwanted stuff on the floor. I got so p***ed of that I collected it up and put it, along with a newspaper and a couple of old magazines I found on the bus, in one of those 'self seal, grey, mail bags'. I jotted a more explaining that I had found his property on the bus, and was returning it. Wrote his address on a self adhesive label (I got it off an envelope he threw on the floor) and just popped it in a letter box without a stamp.
About a week later he got on the bus, not very happy. He asked if I sent it to him? "Yes, pleased to be of service I tried". He was not happy!
how did you know his address oO
" Wrote his address on a self adhesive label (I got it off an envelope he threw on the floor)..."
#18
wozukSilencer
mrty
I was a bus driver. I had a regular who git on every day with his newspaper and mail and used to throw all the unwanted stuff on the floor. I got so p***ed of that I collected it up and put it, along with a newspaper and a couple of old magazines I found on the bus, in one of those 'self seal, grey, mail bags'. I jotted a more explaining that I had found his property on the bus, and was returning it. Wrote his address on a self adhesive label (I got it off an envelope he threw on the floor) and just popped it in a letter box without a stamp.
About a week later he got on the bus, not very happy. He asked if I sent it to him? "Yes, pleased to be of service I tried". He was not happy!
how did you know his address oO

Elementary my dear watson. X)
#19
muddassarsardar
BagABargain78
wozukSilencer
mrty
I was a bus driver. I had a regular who git on every day with his newspaper and mail and used to throw all the unwanted stuff on the floor. I got so p***ed of that I collected it up and put it, along with a newspaper and a couple of old magazines I found on the bus, in one of those 'self seal, grey, mail bags'. I jotted a more explaining that I had found his property on the bus, and was returning it. Wrote his address on a self adhesive label (I got it off an envelope he threw on the floor) and just popped it in a letter box without a stamp.
About a week later he got on the bus, not very happy. He asked if I sent it to him? "Yes, pleased to be of service I tried". He was not happy!
how did you know his address oO


Oh wow. Really? Dude, for your own self esteem, it might be best to avoid posting on forums from now on.


What's point being so nasty he probably didn't read it all in detail.


LoL. Maybe I should've put a smiley. I wasn't being serious. People are so damn sensitive on here.
#20
I agree to check who it's off first. I had one of these a while ago. Paid the charge and when I opened it, it was a Christmas card and menu from my local curry takeaway! Cheeky ****! I don't even like curry!
#21
A few years ago some unscrupulous parking companies were sending out letters with insufficient postage. You went and got it and they had proof of delivery. Nice scamming the P.O and poor unsuspecting motorists.

It could be important.
#22
It turned out to be a birthday card for my husband. Me in laws had put a standard first class stamp on a card that needed large first class.

I didnt ask to see it first before claiming it as i thought it was too rude. :)
#23
mutley1
It turned out to be a birthday card for my husband. Me in laws had put a standard first class stamp on a card that needed large first class.
I didnt ask to see it first before claiming it as i thought it was too rude. :)
Don't worry, you will get the £1.50 back one day.:D

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