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Buy Stamps now to avoid price hike in April
Buy Stamps now to avoid price hike in April

Buy Stamps now to avoid price hike in April

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Royal Mail plan to raise the price of post on Monday 7th April 2008. If you buy your stamps now you can save yourself a few pence as they will still be valid after April.

Key changes

The 1st Class Letter price will increase to 36p for stamp and 34p for meter.
The 2nd Class Letter price will increase to 27p for stamp and 24p for meter.
Royal Mail Special Delivery® Next Day will increase by 30p to £4.60 for mail up to 100g.
You can get information on all our services by calling us on 08457 950 950

69 Comments

Wouldn't they change the colour/design of the stamp and make you pay the differences if you use the old stamp after the hike?

Thanks for the heads up. They don't make u pay the difference, as many business buy in bulk and cann't use them by the time the price goes up. I did it before and never had any problems. Probably only worthwhile if u send a decent amount of mail.Royal mail seem to be ramming the customer lately. Junk mail goes through for 1 pence a piece. Its a monopoly and for normal folk there is not much choice.

Royal Mail is hampered by a regulator that allows 'cream the top' foreign companies to slowly erode its income, to reduce its investment programmes in new kit/services, but still insists on a universal charge postal system, dont blame Royal Mail, blame the regulator ..... couldnt regulate a fart type regulator.

Slash;1455149

Wouldn't they change the colour/design of the stamp and make you pay the … Wouldn't they change the colour/design of the stamp and make you pay the differences if you use the old stamp after the hike?



As long as the stamps have 1st or 2nd on them and not say 34p or 25p then they are valid for there respective class of postage after any price increase:thumbsup: I am still using stamps from 5 years ago:w00t::-D

We recently received a letter through the post which was delivered without a stamp - were the stamp should have been written was the words "Guiness Book of World Records". Inside was a chain letter claiming that they were trying to break the world record for the longest running chain letter and the post office were in on the attempt, and were giving free postage if you wrote those words on the envelope.
A quick search found that this was a hoax and was not endorsed by GBoWR or the Post Office. Yet the Post Office still delivered it for free (better than them chrging me £1 + 2nd class stamp to get it and find out it was junk I guess!).

It made me laugh that you were supposed to write the names on the back of the enevelope and were told not to break the chain because the Post Office were monitoring who breaks the chain:w00t:

Interesting story about world record thing there haha.

Seriously though, do this only if you go to the post office, 2p isn't a lot more to pay. :P

Thanks but this is a tip and not a deal - should be in Misc....

Pointless exercise really.

How many you going to buy to make it worth your while LOL

Bet ya love it when Superdrug do 5% off stamps, fill ya bags up

Banned

Heres a geographical phone number for Royal Mail, use it instead of the 0870 number as its half the price:

01618 748 137

nice. thanks

KillFelix;1455358

Heres a geographical phone number for Royal Mail, use it instead of the … Heres a geographical phone number for Royal Mail, use it instead of the 0870 number as its half the price:01618 748 137



Thanks

col;1455338

Pointless exercise really.How many you going to buy to make it worth your … Pointless exercise really.How many you going to buy to make it worth your while LOLBet ya love it when Superdrug do 5% off stamps, fill ya bags up



Better in my pocket than theres:p

You actually don't have to buy stamps anymore !

You can print off your own postage here :

royalmail.com/por…khp

Saves going to the Post Office at all............. unless it's a large package. :thumbsup:

Lat time I was in Superdrug they were doing 5% off 1st class stamps. May be worth a look if the offer is still on

have you factored in the lost interest because all your money will be tied up in stamps instead of the bank?

Increasing the cost is all well and good providing the service improves.
Since the last hike our postal service is diabolical in Kent.
1st class generally takes 4-5 days to reach me in a major town and we always seem to receive a letter or two during the week and then masses on a Saturday.
Come on Royal Mail sort it out! :x

Prices up again? I remember when they were 25p first, not very long ago!

36p is still a bargain in my eyes far to many people complain as if it costs an arm and a leg.

If your not happy paying 36p for First Class sort something else out :thumbsup:

swafe;1455687

Prices up again? I remember when they were 25p first, not very long ago!



I can remember when my mortgage rate was fixed at 3.49% butnow its 7% but I got over it

worst bargain ever!

Banned

The most tight ars*d post I have ever seen. Better still we should all use my dad's old trick, when you receive a letter and the stamp hasn't be stamped, soak the letter in warm soapy water till the stamp comes off, dry then re-use!

Mecoconuts;1455565

You actually don't have to buy stamps anymore !You can print off your own … You actually don't have to buy stamps anymore !You can print off your own postage here :http://www.royalmail.com/portal/campaign/content1?catId=1000002&mediaId=46000683&campaignid=smartstamponlinepostagelinkhpSaves going to the Post Office at all............. unless it's a large package. :thumbsup:



I owned a franking machine £30 rent per month for machine plus i had to provide my own ink and labels plus i had to top up the machine like £50 in postage money didn't work out.

So then i used royal mails smartstamp £6 per month service charge wherither you use it or not plus your postage costs, the program wouldn't work for me and they were supposed to get a cd sent out to me and never did i ended up paying £18 for a program i never used once and had to pay for postage to send a envelope to them asking to cancel my membership when i had only signed up 2 secs online.

I personally use Paypal for printing postage for ebay items and stuff as i just print out the label and post it, no extra charges no waiting times at post office unless i have to get recorded label or special label stamped. its a lot more better than having to pay to use a convience service. plus if in a paypal dispute it shows what postage amount you printed out and that if it was for the class of delivery that you posted, why else would you waste a £7 label that you wern't going to post.

If you do a google search, say 'discount stamps' you will find that there are stamps dealers who will sell you postage at below the face value. I have used one for some time and I will stock up on stamps before the price increase.

bargainsgalore;1455763

The most tight ars*d post I have ever seen. Better still we should all … The most tight ars*d post I have ever seen. Better still we should all use my dad's old trick, when you receive a letter and the stamp hasn't be stamped, soak the letter in warm soapy water till the stamp comes off, dry then re-use!



Youd think that work wouldnta ya but it doesn't i worked for royal mail comming upto xmas and there was 2 huge stamp canceling machines, and i was the manual stamp canceler the ink of which destroyed the stamps surface, plus it can be told by discolouration if something has been done to the stamp. although if you can get it to work good for you just dont bother wasting your time with cheap stamps at least do it with stamps that cost £5 lol but in saying that you know it is basically fraud and most likely illegal because postage is currency aswell your basically stealing it when your using it again.

philstowe;1455826

If you do a google search, say 'discount stamps' you will find that there … If you do a google search, say 'discount stamps' you will find that there are stamps dealers who will sell you postage at below the face value. I have used one for some time and I will stock up on stamps before the price increase.


Used them many times and come highly recommended Discount Stamps

kirkie;1455883

Used them many times and come highly recommended ]Discount Stamps



Thats quite a saving 27.2p /1st class stamp (for 100) versus 34p. :thumbsup:

spudgun;1455958

Thats quite a saving 27.2p /1st class stamp (for 100) versus 34p. … Thats quite a saving 27.2p /1st class stamp (for 100) versus 34p. :thumbsup:


Yes, but if you notice these stamps are not new - They are ones that have already been used ! (You notice when they say 'no gum').

A little of the stamps subject, but when trying to find a geographic phone number (i.e. not an 0870 or 0845 etc that costs twice the price) this website is great! [url]www.saynoto0870.com[/url]. It also saves money as you can use your free minutes on your mobile contract, instead of being charged per minute.

Hope someone finds this useful! :thumbsup:

(this is my first comment!)

djblamire;1455971

Yes, but if you notice these stamps are not new - They are ones that have … Yes, but if you notice these stamps are not new - They are ones that have already been used ! (You notice when they say 'no gum').


What about the ones that say Gummed then?

kirkie;1456001

What about the ones that say Gummed then?


I was referring to the ones that were mentioned as being "27.2p /1st class stamp (for 100) versus 34p"

djblamire;1456042

I was referring to the ones that were mentioned as being "27.2p /1st … I was referring to the ones that were mentioned as being "27.2p /1st class stamp (for 100) versus 34p"


No probs. I will be honest those are the ones I use with a little bit of Pritt Stick and I have never had any problems. You can also pay with Pay Pal....

Yes I see there is no gum. It does say that they are for postage though. Maybe they are cheaper without gum? Just use a pritt stick?
Maybe somebody can confirm if they are mint on not before I buy 100 used stamps!! :oops:

So the stamp prices go up every year and so do RM's profits but the service stays as bad.
Thank you very much!

/rant over. Thanks for the heads up OP

I dont understand this site at times!

I post a £1 bargain priced item & it gets voted cold, someone posts this & it gets voted hot?

Surely this is just common sense rather than a hot deal... come on guys :roll:

Royal Mail plan to raise the price of post on Monday 7th April 2008. If … Royal Mail plan to raise the price of post on Monday 7th April 2008. If you buy your stamps now you can save yourself a few pence as they will still be valid after April.



Or buy them at the end of March beginning of April.

The ones that are 'without gum' are mint but need a glue stick or something else but the other ones are lick and stick, just like you buy in the PO (but cost less)

bargainsgalore;1455763

The most tight ars*d post I have ever seen. Better still we should all … The most tight ars*d post I have ever seen. Better still we should all use my dad's old trick, when you receive a letter and the stamp hasn't be stamped, soak the letter in warm soapy water till the stamp comes off, dry then re-use!



...And then don't even try moaning about the quality of service you moron.

LoneStarUK;1456076

I dont understand this site at times! Surely this is just common sense … I dont understand this site at times! Surely this is just common sense rather than a hot deal... come on guys :roll:



Completely agree - others that fall into the stating the bleeding obvious include "ask for refund if overcharged". I'm waiting for the "buy cigarettes now before the budget price rise", "buy your booze now before the budget price rise" and of course "buy your petrol now instead of next year when it will be twice the price"...

Apologies to Bammers but this isn't a go at you - being a new member and your first post then you are not really to know. The mods should have moved this to misc...

megaceller;1455792

had to pay for postage to send a envelope to them asking to cancel my … had to pay for postage to send a envelope to them asking to cancel my membership when i had only signed up 2 secs online.



1. You were told when you signed up online that if you wanted to cancel you needed towrite to them
2. It is a freepost address, no stamp needed. It's not RM's fault that you don't understand what "freepost" means.

spudgun;1456066

Yes I see there is no gum. It does say that they are for postage though. … Yes I see there is no gum. It does say that they are for postage though. Maybe they are cheaper without gum? Just use a pritt stick?Maybe somebody can confirm if they are mint on not before I buy 100 used stamps!! :oops:



Generally the stamps are "washed" to make them appear to the naked eye as mint stamps.
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