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recorded delivery or proof of post

vikkers14 Avatar
6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
just after some clarification ..does proof of post give more or less same cover as recorded delivery ..fed up with people charging for recorded when proof of post is a option ,for me personally recorded is a pain cos at work when postie comes and a pain in the butt trek across city to pick it up
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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#1
recorded records it to the door.

Proof of posts just proves you posted it, doesn't track it to the door.
#2
matt3454
recorded records it to the door.Proof of posts just proves you posted it, doesn't track it to the door.

was wanting to know if the compensation was the same
#3
check the royal mail site... recorded can be up to £500 notes
#4
Being fed up with people charging for recorded delivery is something you have to acceptor buy elsewhere.

The seller / sender may be fed up with people claiming they never received an item sent by standard post when in fact they more than likely did receive it. I gave up a long time ago using standard post as there where too many non receipts. Unfortunately there are a lot of scammers / people out for a freebie which lets it down for other buyers and sellers. Plus it helps keep Royal Mail to fulfil their part of the service properly.

As for compensation first class recorded would be the same as sending it standard post.

Edited By: simplyjimbo on Sep 14, 2010 23:42: .
#5
ive actually had recorded go missing in the post ,guess thats the post office for you
banned#6
compo the same
much better protection for the seller
no advantage to the buyer
#7
vikkers14
ive actually had recorded go missing in the post ,guess thats the post office for you


Same here, many times.
[helper]#8
Hugh Jass!
check the royal mail site... recorded can be up to £500 notes

This is incorrect - Recorded comp is £41.
#9
normal proof of post is £32
banned#10
geegee-pinata
normal proof of post is £32


no its not, its £41

Hugh Jass!
check the royal mail site... recorded can be up to £500 notes


without even looking I know thats wrong
#11
If your the buyer theres no need to pay extra for recorded. Its the sellers responsibility to provide the proof/cover not you.
If I sell something I decide whether to post it recorded or not depending on the "scam value" of that item. If a buyer wants to give me another quid to get it recorded then why not.
#12
ou postie puts recorded on our mailbox-i never have to sign..so pointless imo
#13
plumberman01
ou postie puts recorded on our mailbox-i never have to sign..so pointless imo


I guess then your postie is failing to do his job properly and can be disciplined for it. I have had numerous discussions with Royal Mail management complaining of such and they have taken action, so they say, against offending staff. I always claim back the fees for any deliveries that are not signed for, at times the amount I get back is unbelievably high.

As splatsplatsplat states, it is the seller's responsibility until delivered. The scam value can decide whether to send an item recorded or not, I choose to use Recorded Delivery as my standard service. At the end of the day if the buyer doesn't like the nominal fee charged, unlike some that like to make a profit on delivery charges, or the inconvenience of having to be around to sign or collect the delivery they then have a choice to buy from me or not.

Edited By: simplyjimbo on Sep 15, 2010 08:57: .
#14
simplyjimbo
plumberman01
ou postie puts recorded on our mailbox-i never have to sign..so pointless imo


I guess then your postie is failing to do his job properly and can be disciplined for it. I have had numerous discussions with Royal Mail management complaining of such and they have taken action, so they say, against offending staff. I always claim back the fees for any deliveries that are not signed for, at times the amount I get back is unbelievably high.

As splatsplatsplat states, it is the seller's responsibility until delivered. The scam value can decide whether to send an item recorded or not, I choose to use Recorded Delivery as my standard service. At the end of the day if the buyer doesn't like the nominal fee charged, unlike some that like to make a profit on delivery charges, or the inconvenience of having to be around to sign or collect the delivery they then have a choice to buy from me or not.


i reported one who delivered me everyones mail but my own-and i used to redeliver as at times it was important stuff....they didnt do anything and the manager made me feel like it was my fault!
i dont complain as the postie is doing it to save me going to the office..and luckily i havent lost anything yet! hes a different postie btw!
#15
£41 for both, end of.

Many sellers probably don't realise (or know how to) you can get free cover up to £41 and that's why they send it recorded.

As an ebay seller I always put I get proof of postage in the description too to try and ward of any scammers.



Edited By: greg_68 on Sep 15, 2010 10:12: .
#16
i always thought £32, how wrong i was! oO
#17
OP can't you try and get items delivered to your home address when you know someone will be home,they do re-delivery on Saturdays.
#18
I have always seen Recorded as a way of th sender (seller) to track if the buyer has the item. After delivered you can see if the recorded item has been correctly posted and signed.
No extra protection but a helpful tool to call people out when they try one saying "I don't have it, refund please".
Then the buyers magically remember that there wife etc had signed for it in the morning.
#19
greg_68
£41 for both, end of.

Many sellers probably don't realise (or know how to) you can get free cover up to £41 and that's why they send it recorded.

As an ebay seller I always put I get proof of postage in the description too to try and ward of any scammers.




The till receipt with the address on it or the 'Certificate of posting' but it still doesn't stop anyone from claiming that they didn't receive it. Hence why I gave up using just the standard service.
#20
I must say I found Royal Mail to be excellent with my sent mail I reckon I only had about 1 in 400 that didn't get there (or claimed not to have got there) using the standard service.
#21
greg_68
£41 for both, end of.Many sellers probably don't realise (or know how to) you can get free cover up to £41 and that's why they send it recorded.As an ebay seller I always put I get proof of postage in the description too to try and ward of any scammers.

cheers mate exactly what i was after ..thought that was the case but couldnt find it
#22
I don't know how it will help you OP knowing you get the same cover with RD or proof of postage,if you ask a seller not to send RD they will probably think you're a scammer.

The only way around it is to only order from sellers who don't post using RD.
#23
deb8z
I don't know how it will help you OP knowing you get the same cover with RD or proof of postage,if you ask a seller not to send RD they will probably think you're a scammer.The only way around it is to only order from sellers who don't post using RD.

i,m personally not a scammer so when someone is asking £1.90 ish for recorded del ,i normally go for blu rays games etc ,i like to haggle price just for second class with proof of post ..if said item genuin ely goes missing seller is entitled to comp the same cover as recorded ..just want people to be aware recorded offers not much more protection,,i have also had recorded go missing and have had it delivered without signing
#24
vikkers14
deb8z
I don't know how it will help you OP knowing you get the same cover with RD or proof of postage,if you ask a seller not to send RD they will probably think you're a scammer.The only way around it is to only order from sellers who don't post using RD.
i,m personally not a scammer so when someone is asking £1.90 ish for recorded del ,i normally go for blu rays games etc ,i like to haggle price just for second class with proof of post ..if said item genuin ely goes missing seller is entitled to comp the same cover as recorded ..just want people to be aware recorded offers not much more protection,,i have also had recorded go missing and have had it delivered without signing

I would say a lot of regular sellers are aware of,but don't want the hassle of chasing up claims with RM.

I hardly ever use it myself but i understand why some sellers do.

But haggling over the postage price isn't really the done thing is it.
#25
LMAO, If someone emailed me to haggle on postage I would laugh my bits off. Haggle / bid on the item only if you accept the rest otherwise don't bother, no doubt there are many other listings to bid on. I guess if you don't ask you don't get, every little helps I guess

Edited By: simplyjimbo on Sep 15, 2010 21:25: .
#26
The trouble is with proof of posting you are just hoping
the buyer will acknowledge receiving the item.Much safer
to send recorded as it covers you,a lot more scammers
about today so not worth the hassle for a few pence.

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