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    royal mail or neighbour keeping my mail???

    hello everyone, i have been waiting for two parcels to be delivered this month , anyway get home today and the neighbour knocks on the door with two parcels says the postman deliverd them today (sunday), ones dated 07th the other 14th, she says they must be a backlog at the post office, this woman does not like me and my family and her husband works at the post office, i think this smells abit fishy what do you think????? also the parcel post dated on the 7th i had to ring the guy and he sent me it again and i got that on wednesday so now i have two what do you think i should do???

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    It is against the law to tamper with or delay any item of mail.

    Check with the sorting office if they did or do deliver on a Sunday. Bottom line your neighbour has taken in and alerted you to the fact she has parcels for you. Royal Mail should have left a card to this effect so that you would have known to call round to collect.

    It wouldn't have been delivered today, deliveries aren't made on Sunday.
    Regarding the duplicate item, I would say contact the person who sent it, and ask them what they want you to do.

    Well phone the local sorting office and enquire?? Then if they say it wasnt delivered today (which i suspect) then make a complaint and ask for them not to leave it with her again. State about the husband working for them etc. Has the parcels been tampered with?? I suppose at least she did give them. Where they not recorded so you could check when they were delivered?

    Royal mail should leave a card regardless, and if the neighbour hated you that much you never would have got them.

    andrew_stoned;2614644

    It wouldn't have been delivered today, deliveries aren't made on … It wouldn't have been delivered today, deliveries aren't made on Sunday.Regarding the duplicate item, I would say contact the person who sent it, and ask them what they want you to do.



    Yep ive never seen postal deliveries on a sunday :roll:

    Original Poster

    yes one was recorded no card was left, items do not look like there been tamperd with and i havent open them yet as dont know what to do, because telephone enquaries are shut

    andrew_stoned;2614644

    It wouldn't have been delivered today, deliveries aren't made on … It wouldn't have been delivered today, deliveries aren't made on Sunday.Regarding the duplicate item, I would say contact the person who sent it, and ask them what they want you to do.



    spobby;2614668

    Yep ive never seen postal deliveries on a sunday :roll:



    RM have been delivering parcels to me on a Sunday for almost 2 years now.

    sadiebabes;2614697

    RM have been delivering parcels to me on a Sunday for almost 2 years now.



    You learn something new everyday

    Maybe its a different rule with parcels?

    Is it definitely Royal Mail? They don't deliver on Sundays but Parcel Line and those types of companies that just deliver parcels for companies and such do deliver on a Sunday.

    Original Poster

    yes def royal mail

    Very strange, they wouldn't have delivered anythin today and anyway one sent from the 7th and one from the 14th wouldn't take this long and turn up on the same day. Back log would be unlikely even at peak times like Christmas you wouldn't expect a three week wait from the day it gets stamped. Just make sure everythings there, worth ringing Royal Mail and asking if it could have been this if not explain about the husband working there and you're a little suspicious, they'll look into it for you.

    Original Poster

    thanks mate def suspicious because i got the second parcel he sent on wednesday would of thought if there was a backlog i would have had that after

    A very good point. Just give Royal Mail a point and tell them whats happened and you're a little concerned because there was no card left by the postman saying the stuff was left with a neighbour and about the situation.

    Maybe you did something to her monkey?

    Original Poster

    will do maybe its just me being paranoid and its nothing, but i didnt think they delivered on a sunday but someone on here said they do, but i have never had a parcel from royal mail on a sunday before

    Original Poster

    sent the guy a email saying i will post back his parcel what he sent again, only decent thing to do, meens i will be out off pocket on the postage but it was good of him to send again

    Hi new to forum just thought if you go to Royal Mail website do the track and trace on the recorded item it will tell you when your neighbour signed for it mystery solved hopefully.
    Cheers love the forum

    Since when do Royal Mail deliver on Sundays?

    OP Are you sure they were delivered today or Saturday?

    Original Poster

    she said def delivered today even said it was at 2 o clock, did a track and trace but it said it didnt have any info at this time

    Royal mail defo do not deliver on Sundays with the exception of Christmas and recently have been allowed to stop Sunday collections. This is rather fishy and I would go straight to the local delivery points manager.

    If you sent a parcel it should be with the receiver within 3-5 working days if not sent 1st class or special delivery. This should also be reported to the police.........if you feel your neighbours have genuinely been holding onto this. A crime number will aid any compensation claim.

    You can go to the Royal Mail website and set up a request that any mail that can't be delivered be redirected to a specific address. This should help for future parcels.

    RM can deliver on a sunday with the packets this however is mostly just used for Xmas time. and only if need very much be and normally only in sorting offices's which cover a large area.. ( or Student areas good love em )

    for them to be doing it this time of the year is strange.. but if they have a sortage of drivers during the week it is possible i would guess.

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    choc1969;2615244

    Royal mail defo do not deliver on Sundays with the exception of Christmas … Royal mail defo do not deliver on Sundays with the exception of Christmas and recently have been allowed to stop Sunday collections. This is rather fishy and I would go straight to the local delivery points manager.If you sent a parcel it should be with the receiver within 3-5 working days if not sent 1st class or special delivery. This should also be reported to the police.........if you feel your neighbours have genuinely been holding onto this. A crime number will aid any compensation claim.You can go to the Royal Mail website and set up a request that any mail that can't be delivered be redirected to a specific address. This should help for future parcels.



    It's a weird situation - the neighbour if intending any malice could/should have refused the parcel. Can't see the neighbour getting into any trouble, they sent on the mail at the earliest opportunity, perhaps even forgot about it.

    Storm in a teacup, simply inform RM that you want all deliveries to be direct to you, or leave a card if appropriate.

    monkeysexboy;2614992

    sent the guy a email saying i will post back his parcel what he sent … sent the guy a email saying i will post back his parcel what he sent again, only decent thing to do, meens i will be out off pocket on the postage but it was good of him to send again



    It doesn't cost anything to return an unopened package - just scribble your address out and write "Return to sender" on it.

    Original Poster

    thanks didnt know that but wont he have to pay??

    Banned

    monkeysexboy;2615544

    thanks didnt know that but wont he have to pay??


    yes :roll:

    I am bit concerned. Your neighbour did give you the parcels so she wasn't going to keep them. Her husband works at Royal Mail and this enquiry may cause him some grief at work. I have taken parcels in for neighbours and because of a combination of forgefulness and because I was out or the neighbour was out we never met for days.

    csiman;2617294

    yes :roll:





    Are you sure about this? If you send an item back as undelivered, I thought it wont get charged again

    It is not an official delivery but if they found two old parcels undelivered kicking around the sorting room I can imagine them sending someone out with them.

    As said, if your neighbour was up to something it would have been much easier to just dump the parcels.

    Banned

    kilo;2663410

    Are you sure about this? If you send an item back as undelivered, I … Are you sure about this? If you send an item back as undelivered, I thought it wont get charged again


    but it has been delivered so a charge will apply.

    I don't know what the rules are. I have had letters back "not known at this address" and not been charged. Not sure how parcels would work.

    andrew_stoned;2614644

    It wouldn't have been delivered today, deliveries aren't made on … It wouldn't have been delivered today, deliveries aren't made on Sunday.Regarding the duplicate item, I would say contact the person who sent it, and ask them what they want you to do.



    not quite true, if there is a back log they do some times post out on sundays. ive had a few parcels get delivered on a sunday evening

    kilo;2663410

    Are you sure about this? If you send an item back as undelivered, I … Are you sure about this? If you send an item back as undelivered, I thought it wont get charged again



    i wil end the confusion 100%, as someone already said...you can return a package UNOPENED for free , if its opened its THEN classed as being delivered and will be charged, otherwise its a return to sender and will go back free.

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    kungfu;2667620

    i wil end the confusion 100%, as someone already said...you can return a … i wil end the confusion 100%, as someone already said...you can return a package UNOPENED for free , if its opened its THEN classed as being delivered and will be charged, otherwise its a return to sender and will go back free.



    You've not really ended the confusion, just highlighted your opinion. However if you can quote a reputable source, then the facts can be determined :thumbsup:
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