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    Royal Mail Parcel Received with Incorrect postage (Need to collect)

    Afternoon everyone,

    I have received a note from Royal Mail saying they have a parcel which was sent to me with the incorrect postage and I need to pay £1.50 to collect.

    My issue is that I really don't know what this is, I have rang the helpline and on a automated message it says they can't tell you who sent the parcel or what it is. I was just wondering if I take the ticket to my collection office would they let me see the parcel before paying? I am not sure it they will. I am going tomorrow but it would be great to know in advance.

    If anyone has done that before it would be great to know. Thanks in advance.

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    If u was expecting a package then pay the postage. If not. leave it (_;)

    I tried that a few years back and yes, they let me see the package. I saw it was from my idiot bother in law and refused it. No idea what it was or what they did with it (as he hadn't put a return address on it).

    Edited by: "steve1221" 3rd Oct 2016

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    JesStain

    If u was expecting a package then pay the postage. If not. leave it (_;)


    Yeah, that helps - completely negate the a actual question. You're as good as a one legged man in a **** kicking contest X)

    steve1221

    I tried that a few years back and yes, they let me see the package. I saw … I tried that a few years back and yes, they let me see the package. I saw it was from my idiot bother in law and refused it. No idea what it was or what they did with (as he hadn't put a return address on it).


    Thanks, hopefully they will. I am expecting parcels but as they are from Amazon (directly) and Tesco then I would have thought they would have the correct postage, plus they were not dispatched until the day I received the note anyway.

    I had the same and it was a letter from some company for blinds, they sent a catalogue and I had to pay the £1.50

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    andrewmclachlan1

    I had the same and it was a letter from some company for blinds, they … I had the same and it was a letter from some company for blinds, they sent a catalogue and I had to pay the £1.50


    Did they not let you see the parcel first then?

    no, they just said it said some blind company on the front if it, I never took it because I never ordered nor asked for a brochure

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    andrewmclachlan1

    no, they just said it said some blind company on the front if it, I … no, they just said it said some blind company on the front if it, I never took it because I never ordered nor asked for a brochure


    Oh okay, well I guess at least they told you some info. I am hoping for the same as I don't want to end up paying £1.50 for some rubbish.

    Competition win perhaps?

    I had the same last year and they let me see the parcel at the sorting office before deciding whether to pay for or reject it.

    I don't know if that's standard policy or just down the discretion of whoever's on the front desk at the time.

    Edited by: "spoo" 3rd Oct 2016

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    Sstuff

    Competition win perhaps?


    I haven't entered any but thanks for the suggestion.

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    spoo

    I had the same last year and they let me see the parcel at the sorting … I had the same last year and they let me see the parcel at the sorting office before deciding whether to pay for or reject it.I don't know if that's standard policy or just down the discretion of whoever's on the front desk at the time.


    Brilliant, thanks. I am getting that the general policy is that they don't mind if you ask.

    Thanks again for everyones replies (excluding JewStain! :D)

    had exactly the same last week. I wondered if it was one of the freebies I have sent for ,but that post about the blinds is interesting.
    I ignored it by the way.

    It's only £1.50 just pay t and see what it is? If it's a something you bought from Amazon or anything you can contact and claim it back

    My Sister asked first and it was a Dentist reminder about an appointment,she never paid it when she saw it X)

    a couple of weeks ago there was a deal on here for a free case from mobilefun if you subscribed to their emails, my brother inlaw is a postman and he told me who it was from so i paid the £1.50 surcharge, it looks like mobilefun were only sending their packages with a second class letter stamp on them, did you sign up for that?

    waycash

    a couple of weeks ago there was a deal on here for a free case from … a couple of weeks ago there was a deal on here for a free case from mobilefun if you subscribed to their emails, my brother inlaw is a postman and he told me who it was from so i paid the £1.50 surcharge, it looks like mobilefun were only sending their packages with a second class letter stamp on them, did you sign up for that?



    ​thats what it is, the phone case.
    be interesting to see if when it's returned to them they resend with correct postage

    Original Poster

    waycash

    a couple of weeks ago there was a deal on here for a free case from … a couple of weeks ago there was a deal on here for a free case from mobilefun if you subscribed to their emails, my brother inlaw is a postman and he told me who it was from so i paid the £1.50 surcharge, it looks like mobilefun were only sending their packages with a second class letter stamp on them, did you sign up for that?



    iPhone 7 case? Yes, I did actually. That perhaps is what it is then. Thank you!

    EDIT: Thank you also for the other replies too. I don't blame you deb8z, £1.50 to collect your dentist reminder X)
    Edited by: "joshp" 3rd Oct 2016

    joshp

    iPhone 7 case? Yes, I did actually. That perhaps is what it is then. … iPhone 7 case? Yes, I did actually. That perhaps is what it is then. Thank you! EDIT: Thank you also for the other replies too. I don't blame you deb8z, £1.50 to collect your dentist reminder X)



    It's probably not worth £1.50, I won't be collecting mine!

    Had the same turned out it was a wedding invitation card.

    hubby was allowed to see the parcel before paying can't remember now what it was but that was earlier this year.

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    bobdylan

    It's probably not worth £1.50, I won't be collecting mine!


    To be honest I won't either if it's that. The cheek of it, it was suppose to be free.

    adhkarzf

    hubby was allowed to see the parcel before paying can't remember now what … hubby was allowed to see the parcel before paying can't remember now what it was but that was earlier this year.


    Thanks.
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