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Jelly Bean dilemma

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
A few days ago I applied for the free sample of Jelly Beans that are regularly mentioned on here and I think I was succesful.
This morning I received a card from the postie which said I have an item of post which could not be delivered because the postage was short by 15p.
There is also a £1 'handling' fee, it will cost me at least £1 to park near the PO and I will use approx £1 worth of petrol to get there and back.
There is a good chance the 'item' will be the jelly beans, although obviously it could be something else.
So, if it is the jelly beans it will cost me at least £3 to collect my 'free' jelly beans!!
What would you do?
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#1
walk to the PO which means its only costing you £1.15 in total.
#2
Leave it you only get about 4 Jelly Beans anyway.

Chaos
#3
black gerbil1
walk to the PO which means its only costing you £1.15 in total.


Its about 4 miles away!!
Would you walk 8 miles to get a free bag of Jelly Beans?
#4
The size of the bag is not worth that much - let the Post Office staff enjoy them :)
#5
Chaos_Theory
Leave it you only get about 4 Jelly Beans anyway.

Chaos


What if it's something important?
#6
Collect......they're worth every penny :-D

But I don't reckon they'll be them anyway
#7
the jelly beans fit in a letterbox
#8
steadyeddie;3820056
What if it's something important?


You can go and ask to see the package / envelope
#9
Abvance
the jelly beans fit in a letterbox


They wont deliver 'til i've paid
#10
steadyeddie
Its about 4 miles away!!
Would you walk 8 miles to get a free bag of Jelly Beans?


yes
#11
I've ordered them before and each time it's taken more than two weeks for them to come so could be something else, i,e a large overweight christmas card?
#12
Predikuesi
You can go and ask to see the package / envelope


So I will still have to pay for parking and petrol
#13
steadyeddie;3820087
So I will still have to pay for parking and petrol


I think you are answering your own questions to be honest :)

Bottom line: You either risk paying the extra or not. It's up to you.
#14
Predikuesi
I think you are answering your own questions to be honest :)

Bottom line: You either risk paying the extra or not. It's up to you.


True.
I'll be so annoyed if it is them though:thumbsup:
#15
steadyeddie;3820119
True.
I'll be so annoyed if it is them though:thumbsup:


I doubt if it is the Jelly Beans, but it could be something equally disappointing. I bet it is a Christmas card someone did not put a stamp on.
#16
Predikuesi
I doubt if it is the Jelly Beans, but it could be something equally disappointing. I bet it is a Christmas card someone did not put a stamp on.


Then i'll be even more annoyed!!
I love those jelly beans
#17
they would easily fit through your letter box so must be something else?
#18
snowtiger
they would easily fit through your letter box so must be something else?


think you need a re-read.





you can now pay for these on the website and get it delivered

http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content2?catId=400046&mediaId=37000674
1 Like #19
It's not your jelly beans.

For it to be a 15p charge, it cannot be a business item, as if it was a PPI item you'd be getting charged 27p minimum since PPI either pays for the item completely or not at all, and although it could be a meter item, I'm struggling to see a connection between two prices where there's a 15p difference. What you've got waiting for you at the post office is a large christmas card sent to you with just a 2nd class stamp, which sells for 27p. A normal stamp does not cover large letters, so it should've had a large stamp on it instead, which cost 52p for a 1st class variant. First class is what the RM bumps all underpaid mail up to, so they can charge more money to the recipient.

So, yep - go fetch the item. If it's a large card, there's a fairly high chance that it's from someone that cares about you, so there might be a tenner in it too. Bonus :)
1 Like #20
dxx
It's not your jelly beans.

For it to be a 15p charge, it cannot be a business item, as if it was a PPI item you'd be getting charged 27p minimum since PPI either pays for the item completely or not at all, and although it could be a meter item, I'm struggling to see a connection between two prices where there's a 15p difference. What you've got waiting for you at the post office is a large christmas card sent to you with just a 2nd class stamp, which sells for 27p. A normal stamp does not cover large letters, so it should've had a large stamp on it instead, which cost 52p for a 1st class variant. First class is what the RM bumps all underpaid mail up to, so they can charge more money to the recipient.

So, yep - go fetch the item. If it's a large card, there's a fairly high chance that it's from someone that cares about you, so there might be a tenner in it too. Bonus :)


No they surcharge all mail at 2nd class price.....2nd letter and 2nd large letter is 15p difference, so chances are this is a xmas card thats bigger than a normal letter and only has a normal 2nd class stamp on, ta-daaaa :thumbsup:
#21
kungfu

you can now pay for these on the website and get it delivered

http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content2?catId=400046&mediaId=37000674


Did think about that option, but was worried I may not get it before Xmas.
#22
dxx
It's not your jelly beans.

For it to be a 15p charge, it cannot be a business item, as if it was a PPI item you'd be getting charged 27p minimum since PPI either pays for the item completely or not at all, and although it could be a meter item, I'm struggling to see a connection between two prices where there's a 15p difference. What you've got waiting for you at the post office is a large christmas card sent to you with just a 2nd class stamp, which sells for 27p. A normal stamp does not cover large letters, so it should've had a large stamp on it instead, which cost 52p for a 1st class variant. First class is what the RM bumps all underpaid mail up to, so they can charge more money to the recipient.

So, yep - go fetch the item. If it's a large card, there's a fairly high chance that it's from someone that cares about you, so there might be a tenner in it too. Bonus :)


kungfu
No they surcharge all mail at 2nd class price.....2nd letter and 2nd large letter is 15p difference, so chances are this is a xmas card thats bigger than a normal letter and only has a normal 2nd class stamp on, ta-daaaa :thumbsup:


Top posts guys, thanks.
Sounds like the likely answer.
#23
kungfu
No they surcharge all mail at 2nd class price.....2nd letter and 2nd large letter is 15p difference, so chances are this is a xmas card thats bigger than a normal letter and only has a normal 2nd class stamp on, ta-daaaa :thumbsup:


Ah, right enough :oops:
[helper]#24
Yep - theyve been surcharging loads of underpaid christmas cards this year.
#25
Go get it, I want to know what it is:x
#26
This happened to me from an estate agent who never put a stamp on, cost me about £1.50 to get the details of a house I hadn't even asked for and was livid. So now for the last year or so I send them an empty envolope with no stamp on, Just to get my own back.

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