Avoid the Small Parcel prices - 100 x Large Letter (353 x 250mm) Mailing Bags £3.70 Delivered by PolyPostalBags at Amazon.co.uk
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Avoid the Small Parcel prices - 100 x Large Letter (353 x 250mm) Mailing Bags £3.70 Delivered by PolyPostalBags at Amazon.co.uk

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Found 19th Feb 2014
Don't get caught out taking your small package to the Post Office and paying £2.80+ to send your small item.

These bags help you meet the Large Letter size dimensions, so that [depending on the weight and overall thickness] you pay between 73p and £2.01 to send your small package!

Grey Postage Mailing Bags
Opening - 10" (250mm)
Length - 14" (350mm)
Self seal lip = 50mm
Thickness = 60micron

113 Comments

If you've a small package I would recommend you don't advertise the fact on a forum of nearly 1 million members (that's people - it wasn't a pun!)

But anything that is more than 2.5cm thick is still going to exceed Large Letter anyway. I don't really understand how these will help avoid going into Small Parcel rate.
Edited by: "junk4" 19th Feb 2014

Original Poster

http://i57.tinypic.com/10za049.png
Edited by: "letslaughadam" 19th Feb 2014

Might be alright for clothes, but they're not going to offer much protection for anything else. You'd have to really squash down clothes to get them thinner than 25mm as well. Not convinced. X)

junk4

But anything that is more than 2.5cm thick is still going to exceed Large … But anything that is more than 2.5cm thick is still going to exceed Large Letter anyway. I don't really understand how these will help avoid going into Small Parcel rate.



Because, thickness apart, the dimensions of the bag fit the smaller parcel criteria. At the very least, it's one less thing to worry about.

True, but I still don't think they'll offer adequate protection for anything. I certainly wouldn't sent a CD or a DVD in one of them, for example.

Don't buy them then.

I use them to send items that don't require much protection. I find them durable and reliable.

If I need to send something that needs protection, I either use bubble wrap or a Jiffy Bag of similar dimensions.

Back the topic - Thanks OP. I've heated your deal. Cheers.

My local post office insist that the package must fit through their little plastic guide without touching the sides. I've had many an argument with them. Last time I even took my ruler to prove it was <25mm wide but to no avail.

PO staff and doctors receptionists are like a different breed.

Maximum thickness for a large letter is 25mm and maximum weight 750gms. Anything thicker falls into the 'Parcel' category with a minimum price of £2.60 for up to 1kg. (Small Parcel - 2nd Class). Can't see how these mailing bags can get round that.
Edited by: "wood33pecker" 19th Feb 2014

£7.49!

Original Poster

http://polypostalbags.co.uk/images/grey1.jpg

Actual image of the bag.

To all saying these bags won't get round the Small Parcel charge - don't exceed 25mm thickness and you will! Easy haha!

letslaughadam

Actual image of the bag.To all saying these bags won't get round the … Actual image of the bag.To all saying these bags won't get round the Small Parcel charge - don't exceed 25mm thickness and you will! Easy haha!



No, now stop trying to be clever, in YOUR description, "These bags ensure you don't exceed the Large Letter size dimensions", they don't!!!!

wood33pecker

Maximum thickness for a large letter is 25mm and maximum weight 750gms. … Maximum thickness for a large letter is 25mm and maximum weight 750gms. Anything thicker falls into the 'Parcel' category with a minimum price of £2.60 for up to 1kg. (Small Parcel - 2nd Class). Can't see how these mailing bags can get round that.



A few weeks ago, I had to send a hooded fleece jacket back to exchange it for a bigger size. I took it to the post office in the box it came in and was told it would cost me £8.40 to send it back. However, the lady serving me said that if I bought one of their bags it might be able to go as a small parcel. Really pleased in the end, as it weighed 800g and we managed to squash it down a bit (air in bag) to get it in their 'test' box (even though in a plastic bag, it still has to be able to fit in a small box) to qualify for a small parcel, so ended up paying £2.60 instead of £8.40 (price I would have paid if I had returned it in the box that it came in).

Original Poster

powerbrick

No, now stop trying to be clever, in YOUR description, "These bags ensure … No, now stop trying to be clever, in YOUR description, "These bags ensure you don't exceed the Large Letter size dimensions", they don't!!!!



It's not about being clever, it's about being helpful and I felt this product was.

The more you cram in the bag the more likely it is to stretch in thickness. However the sizing meets that of a Large Letter.

letslaughadam

The more you cram in the bag the more likely it is to stretch in … The more you cram in the bag the more likely it is to stretch in thickness. However the sizing meets that of a Large Letter.



But it doesn't, because if it goes bigger than 25mm thick, it's no longer Large Letter, that's what we're saying. These bags do not guarantee the Large Letter rate, which is what your description implies.
Edited by: "junk4" 19th Feb 2014

Original Poster

junk4

But it doesn't, because if it goes bigger than 25mm thick, it's no longer … But it doesn't, because if it goes bigger than 25mm thick, it's no longer Large Letter, that's what we're saying. These bags do not guarantee the Large Letter rate, which is what your description implies.



The bags are designed for the Large Letter sizing option by the Royal Mail. The only people that guarantee the large letter rate are the Post Office and the Royal Mail! These bags should help you save money though. I sent a t-shirt for £1.10 and a pair of wool trousers folded for £1.10 using these!

I found your post very helpful and I've ordered some. Thanks very much

@OP, you have no comprehension of volume, I could put a tennis ball in one of this packets and it would not stretch it in anyway but as said many, many, many times, exceed the 25mm thickness.

@Birstallite, take you are related or know the OP.
Edited by: "powerbrick" 19th Feb 2014

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powerbrick

OP, you have no comprehension of volume, I could put a tennis ball in one … OP, you have no comprehension of volume, I could put a tennis ball in one of this packets and it would not stretch it in anyway but as said many, many, many times, exceed the 25mm thickness.



I think this is getting silly now...

Why use Royal (money grabbing) Mail at all. Many over delivery options available
parcel2go.com

I was mislead by the title. These no more help avoid small parcel charges than any envelope.

What is the point in posting deals ,all he's trying to do is help so long as you keep within 25mm then you can send it cheaper than parcel rate, why do people have to be so picky, if you don't agree don't get them! I'm amazed at the amount of people that whine on about deals people post to try to help others.

So size does matter after all.

when I read these post's it really comes home that Royal Mail are nothing but rip off merchants, they don't deserve customers,,,how can CPC offer FREE postage on a packet of cable ties costing 24p.

I cant even post a second class letter for that price????

Banned

luminox

when I read these post's it really comes home that Royal Mail are nothing … when I read these post's it really comes home that Royal Mail are nothing but rip off merchants, they don't deserve customers,,,how can CPC offer FREE postage on a packet of cable ties costing 24p.I cant even post a second class letter for that price????



Because CPC have massive artics queuing up outside to pick up all those millions of parcels of 6x black insulation tape for 86p, that's how.

luminox

when I read these post's it really comes home that Royal Mail are nothing … when I read these post's it really comes home that Royal Mail are nothing but rip off merchants, they don't deserve customers,,,how can CPC offer FREE postage on a packet of cable ties costing 24p.I cant even post a second class letter for that price????



It's called a loss leader.

Posting to have a look later; send quite a bit of stuff out about this size so should come in handy! The above debate about LL/SP is lame...just read the guide and apply appropriately.
Plus the guys at the PO I use are fine..."Is it bubble wrapped? Yep" *SQUEEZE through* "Large letter that one".

As for the whole RM debate; been long over and done. Easily summed up:
below 1kg and below SP size - RM
above 1kg or outside SP size - courier.

wow, some people are so pedantic on this site. Thanks OP

junk4

But anything that is more than 2.5cm thick is still going to exceed Large … But anything that is more than 2.5cm thick is still going to exceed Large Letter anyway. I don't really understand how these will help avoid going into Small Parcel rate.

i think the boxes would be better not this so agree with you

Doods1875

Don't buy them then. I use them to send items that don't require much … Don't buy them then. I use them to send items that don't require much protection. I find them durable and reliable. If I need to send something that needs protection, I either use bubble wrap or a Jiffy Bag of similar dimensions. Back the topic - Thanks OP. I've heated your deal. Cheers.



Always use protection. Using bubble wrap, a "jiffy bag", or even a mars bar wrapper is just irresponsible

It's easy to be caught out, I sent a small parcel last week containing a pullover and I wasn't aware of the parcel size prices - the lady in the post office told me it was going to cost around £5 but she kindly taped one side of the bag over so it would fit the small package specification and I only paid £2 or so.

Makes you wonder how many parcels get damaged as people scrimp on packaging to avoid being ripped of by Royal Mail, as usual in the uk we get ripped of on all services because of corrupt goverments, we need rid of LIBLABCON if we want to stop anymore corruption. like most public services are corrupt goverments sell them off and they become privatised, then all they are intrested in is ever increasing profits and not service. No doubt we will have another price increase in April....


Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 20th Feb 2014

I print my own postage, send between 5-10 'large letters' a day and they're all over royal mails thickness limit, never had one problem. The trick is to send them last post of the day as they're less likely to have the staff overnight to spot them. There was someone on here who told me about this ages ago, resulted in another hukd pedant doing a freedom of info request to see what measures Royal Mail take to prevent this type if thing and the response was basically none!

POWYSWALES

Makes you wonder how many parcels get damaged as people scrimp on … Makes you wonder how many parcels get damaged as people scrimp on packaging to avoid being ripped of by Royal Mail, as usual in the uk we get ripped of on all services because of corrupt goverments, we need rid of LILABCON if we want to stop anymore corruption......



Agree.

Monster Raving Loony all the way for me.

lucas

I print my own postage, send between 5-10 'large letters' a day and … I print my own postage, send between 5-10 'large letters' a day and they're all over royal mails thickness limit, never had one problem. The trick is to send them last post of the day as they're less likely to have the staff overnight to spot them. There was someone on here who told me about this ages ago, resulted in another hukd pedant doing a freedom of info request to see what measures Royal Mail take to prevent this type if thing and the response was basically none!



I think you find that Royal Mail does not check every package, they do random checks on size and weight. However if you do get found out, then your recipient will have the pay the missing postage as well a Royal Mail charge before they can receive the package.

I'm sure that are several users here on this forum that can backup having to pay the missing postage charge.

How can these avoid the small parcel price? bazar description!

anyone recommend something cheap to post dvds in? Im assuming these aren't suitable?

lucas

I print my own postage, send between 5-10 'large letters' a day and … I print my own postage, send between 5-10 'large letters' a day and they're all over royal mails thickness limit, never had one problem. The trick is to send them last post of the day as they're less likely to have the staff overnight to spot them. There was someone on here who told me about this ages ago, resulted in another hukd pedant doing a freedom of info request to see what measures Royal Mail take to prevent this type if thing and the response was basically none!



Little tricks like the best time to send something second class is Monday as it gets bunged in with first class last post as they usually don't do a second class run on a Saturday or Sunday?

markymark34

anyone recommend something cheap to post dvds in? Im assuming these … anyone recommend something cheap to post dvds in? Im assuming these aren't suitable?


Padded bubble envelope would be about your only option, should be strong enough not to split and offer some protection. Goverment will not be happy till all small business are forced to stop trading due to high overheads then we can all sit on benefits and be accused of all being lazy benefit scroungers, then we will be told we need more mass immigration because we will not get out and clean toilets for min wage....
Edited by: "SOUTHWALES" 20th Feb 2014

markymark34

anyone recommend something cheap to post dvds in? Im assuming these … anyone recommend something cheap to post dvds in? Im assuming these aren't suitable?



C5 envelope - 2p
Bubble wrap (twice around the body which is about 35cm on a 30cm width) 1.83p
Bit of tape - 0.1p
Ink - negligible

So maybe 5p...tops?
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