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Proof of postage and Proof of delivery

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Sorry if this has been asked before, but could someone please explain the differences of the above please?

thanks
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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banned#1
proof of postage shows you posted it, it doesnt show it was received the other end
#2
as it says on the tin really
1 Like #3
Proof of postage is free - just ask at the Post Office and they'll give you a receipt showing the recipient's name & address. Proof of delivery requires registered post or recorded delivery. Recorded is a small supplement on top of normal post, registered is a more expensive next day service which includes insurance for more valuable items.
#4
inicholson
Proof of postage is free - just ask at the Post Office and they'll give you a receipt showing the recipient's name & address. Proof of delivery requires registered post or recorded delivery. Recorded is a small supplement on top of normal post, registered is a more expensive next day service which includes insurance for more valuable items.


what would be considered a 'valuable item' or worth sending via registered? (for compensation purposes ofcourse)
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ele-font
what would be considered a 'valuable item' or worth sending via registered?


Anything over £39 really.
1 Like #6
ele-font
what would be considered a 'valuable item' or worth sending via registered?


I think valuable is over £35
banned 1 Like #7
ele-font
what would be considered a 'valuable item' or worth sending via registered?


you can get rm to compensate up to £39 with proof of postage, the same as you can with recorded, anything over £39 will not be covered with proof of postage or recorded delivery
#8
what if, for example, the value is £5-6 and buyer has yet to receive an item (or claims not have received item) and was sent unregistered?

repped all so far.
#9
ele-font
what if, for example, the value is £5-6 and buyer has yet to receive an item (or claims not have received item) and was sent unregistered?

repped all so far.


there is no such thing as registered post anymore

recorded delivery provides proof of delivery only
special delivery provides full tracking from start to finish

if the buyer claims to have not received and was not sent recorded it is impossible for you to prove otherwise
banned#10
ele-font
what if, for example, the value is £5-6 and buyer has yet to receive an item (or claims not have received item) and was sent unregistered?

repped all so far.


then you will have to take their word for it, and refund them, then claim from rm if you got proff of postage, if you didnt then you will have to just lose the costs involved
#11
surely this means that all 'dishonest' buyers can claim they have not received goods and seller has the hassle of claiming and losing out?
banned#12
ele-font
surely this means that all 'dishonest' buyers can claim they have not received goods and seller has the hassle of claiming and losing out?


yep, the same way dishonest sellers can say they have sent
1 Like #13
ele-font
what would be considered a 'valuable item' or worth sending via registered? (for compensation purposes ofcourse)


It's not just valuble items, it could be paperwork that has no monetary value(Apart from the cost of a few sheets of A4), but would cost a lot to replace if misplaced.
Not sure if it's still the case, but yoiu may need consequential loss insurance.

This doesn't apply to you, but general information. :)
#14
ele-font
surely this means that all 'dishonest' buyers can claim they have not received goods and seller has the hassle of claiming and losing out?


thats correct has been going on for many years,whatever the value any ebay items should be sent recorded at a minimum,your p&p charges should reflect this
#15
sassie
yep, the same way dishonest sellers can say they have sent


but seller would have 'proof of postage' to hand to prove item has been sent?
I see what you mean however
banned#16
boothy
thats correct has been going on for many years,whatever the value any ebay items should be sent recorded at a minimum,your p&p charges should reflect this


+1 best post in thread
banned 1 Like #17
proof of postage only proves you sent `something` - you could post an empty envelope and get a p-o-p it has little/no value in any disagreement siuation.
banned#18
ele-font
but seller would have 'proof of postage' to hand to prove item has been sent?
I see what you mean however


it doesnt mean they actually sent what you had paid for, it just means you sent something
#19
tangramman
proof of postage only proves you sent `something` - you could post an empty envelope and get a p-o-p it has little/no value in any disagreement siuation.


sassie
it doesnt mean they actually sent what you had paid for, it just means you sent something


its the case that they didn't receive 'anything'..
also how does 'proof of delivery' prove that the seller has sent the 'actual' item?
banned#20
ele-font
its the case that they didn't receive 'anything'..
also how does 'proof of delivery' prove that the seller has sent the 'actual' item?


it doesnt really, i suppose the same could be said for recorded mail or special delivery
#21
sassie
it doesnt really, i suppose the same could be said for recorded mail or special delivery


hmm.. Anyhow thanks all for your replies. rep left

It could be said, buyer feedback is as important as seller feedback. I still feel although sellers are responsible for delivery, there are dishonest buyers who take advantage of this, which is a shame. :whistling:

thanks again guys :thumbsup:
#22
ele-font
its the case that they didn't receive 'anything'..
also how does 'proof of delivery' prove that the seller has sent the 'actual' item?


Proof of postage proves that you sent something to a specific recipient/address. You'd have to be quite devious to send something (that's almost certainly going to arrive) which looks like you posted the actual item but it somehow "fell out" of the packaging (at which point surely it's your own fault for inadequately packaging it - I recently received a CD from Amazon marketplace in a plain brown envelope, amazingly the case was broken but the sender claimed they'd packed it according to Amazon's guidelines). All without arousing suspicion at the post office when you try to post a damaged/unsealed empty envelope!

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