Found 29th Mar 2009
if i'm posting a DVD large letter, and it costs say 66p to post, would i be able to affix 2 first class stamps (72p total) write 2nd class on it and stick it in the letterbox?

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agreed-wouldnt bother,just stick 2 first class stamps on it-ive always done this and it usually gets there the next day tbh!

never really understood 2nd class post dough...

Original Poster

Sorry if that was an obvious question, i've always gone via the take all the parcels to the post office and queue for a few hours route, this will save time, and money actually.

Buy the stamps now at superdrug before the price rise with the 5% discount

100 = £36.00 -5% = £34.20


2nd class large letter for over 100g is going to be 76p, covered via 2 first class stamps at their new price. but costing me only 68.4p, not much more than it is now.

Lovely jubbly

how do you get 5% btw? eca

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kippy;4770187

how do you get 5% btw? eca



Superdrug deal i think, didn't really look into it but it was on here a few weeks ago

if you do this you may find when it gets the other end there will be charges to pay, strictly if you stick a first class stamp on an item it must go first class, with 2 first class stamps on it there would be a shortfall of 6p plus the Royal Mail charge (it used to be 50p) so that would be 56p to pay. you may be lucky but be warned its an easy 50p for royal mail.

I would personaly get proof of posting as well Incase it goes missing:thumbsup:

royal mail charge £1 plus the shortfall and you wont get a p.o.p ,i wouldnt risk it just go to the post office when it's not so busy !

The Fox;4770538

if you do this you may find when it gets the other end there will be … if you do this you may find when it gets the other end there will be charges to pay, strictly if you stick a first class stamp on an item it must go first class, with 2 first class stamps on it there would be a shortfall of 6p plus the Royal Mail charge (it used to be 50p) so that would be 56p to pay. you may be lucky but be warned its an easy 50p for royal mail.



Completely untrue LOL!

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LJM;4773973

Completely untrue LOL!



then why do they put 1st or 2nd on stamps then :?

The Fox;4770538

if you do this you may find when it gets the other end there will be … if you do this you may find when it gets the other end there will be charges to pay, strictly if you stick a first class stamp on an item it must go first class, with 2 first class stamps on it there would be a shortfall of 6p plus the Royal Mail charge (it used to be 50p) so that would be 56p to pay. you may be lucky but be warned its an easy 50p for royal mail.



Totally untrue. If there is enough postage on to cover second class pricing then it will go as second class. I worked on a post office counter for ten years and never came across the above at anytime.

To be honest i've never done it with a parcel using ordinary stamps,if its large letler size than i've bought large letter stamps and put the item in a postbox if it was a low value item.

i use the 1st and 2nd class stamps all the time to make up for the postage ... no probs there.
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