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Can I re-use an unmarked stamp?

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5y, 5m agoPosted 5 years, 5 months ago
Hello

I have received a jiffy bag with a part I had ordered but they have sent the wrong part and need to send it back.

The 1st Large Stamp on the Jiffy bag has no marks on it (usually they stamp them once they have been used). Can i just pop this back into the postbox using the original stamp?
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5y, 5m agoPosted 5 years, 5 months ago
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#1
if its not been franked then yes
banned 4 Likes #2
No. Each stamp is different and the people at the post office will know if they've seen it before.
#3
JonnyTwoToes
No. Each stamp is different and the people at the post office will know if they've seen it before.

Honestly ;)
#4
Cool, not that I will be using it again but good to know (_;)
#5
Legally no, but if its not been franked then they cant/wont know.

I used to buy them in bulk on ebay like that. Not anymore though as about half our post is now unfranked!
#6
mds1256
Cool, not that I will be using it again but good to know (_;)


Wait wait wait... So why are you asking?
banned#7
mds1256
JonnyTwoToes
No. Each stamp is different and the people at the post office will know if they've seen it before.

Honestly ;)


It's true - my uncles brothers son used to work there. They all have tiny differences to them and they employ people to check and remember each one. If they see the same one twice, they call the police.


Edited By: JonnyTwoToes on Jun 09, 2011 19:06
#8
krazie2004
mds1256
Cool, not that I will be using it again but good to know (_;)


Wait wait wait... So why are you asking?

I said this so the FBI / CIA won't come and find me :) lol
#9
I heard from a different thread that they have started to use clear franking, so check carefully.
#10
Don't they sometimes use a transparent (UV) franking these days? Stick it under a UV light to make sure its not franked.
#11
jah128
Don't they sometimes use a transparent (UV) franking these days? Stick it under a UV light to make sure its not franked.


Will do, maybe I should just buy a stamp lol
#12
Don't be a tight asre and throw it in the bin. I know this is a bargain money saving consumer site but penny pinching in this way is laughable
#13
simplyjimbo
Don't be a tight asre and throw it in the bin. I know this is a bargain money saving consumer site but penny pinching in this way is laughable

Thanks for your very helpful advice on this matter
1 Like #14
Thank you everyone for the contributions apart from 'simplyjimbo'
#15
Eek, I reuse stamps all the time... had no idea about sneaky franking. Must buy stamps.
banned 1 Like #16
mds1256
Thank you everyone for the contributions apart from 'simplyjimbo'


Yeah Jimbo! Take this seriously!

Edited By: JonnyTwoToes on Jun 09, 2011 19:27
#17
It's the same as asking if you can slip a Mars bar into your pocket when you're standing at the kiosk at your local shop. You can do it, and although it is illegal, there won't be any legal ramifications for it because the amount is too small. You'd still be a dirty thief, though.
#18
dxx
It's the same as asking if you can slip a Mars bar into your pocket when you're standing at the kiosk at your local shop. You can do it, and although it is illegal, there won't be any legal ramifications for it because the amount is too small. You'd still be a dirty thief, though.


Now I feel bad. But I did give a little old lady (a stranger I see walking that route regularly) a lift into town today. Does that counter it?
banned#19
dxx
It's the same as asking if you can slip a Mars bar into your pocket when you're standing at the kiosk at your local shop. You can do it, and although it is illegal, there won't be any legal ramifications for it because the amount is too small. You'd still be a dirty thief, though.


Stamps are made of paper. Mars bars are made of chocolate. Where's the comparison?

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