Found 7th Mar 2008
I sent an item recorded delivery last week.The royal mail attempted to deliver it on the 29th but the chap receiving it was on holiday. He e-mailed me on Tuesday (4th) saying that the royal mail office had sent it back to me,are they not suppose to keep it at the office for a certain amount of time to be picked up and will i have to pay again for it to be delivered.

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usually about a week before they send it back

It's a week.

The delivery office should keep the mail for seven calender days, so it seems that they have sent it back before they should have. so you could use this fact to argue for free postage. good luck with that.

What does it say when you try to do track and trace screen?

royalmail.com/por…201

I think signed for items are kept for a minimum of 7 days before they are returned.
You can call 08457 740 740 for confirmation.

Depending on the nature of your item/correspondence, you can always get the recipient to pay for delivery if they didn't inform you that they were going to be away.

Original Poster

i thought it was a week but didnt want to ring and complain without first knowing.
track and trace says taht it was attempted on the 29th and is being returned to sender.i will get on the phone monday and get them to redeliver .
cheers guys

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Letters are 1 week and parcels are 3 weeks.

csiman;1685081

Letters are 1 week and parcels are 3 weeks.



if the parcel is recorded or special delivery the DO will only hold it a week before returning to sender

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fred box;1685105

if the parcel is recorded or special delivery the DO will only hold it a … if the parcel is recorded or special delivery the DO will only hold it a week before returning to sender


I have a slip form the RM left today and clearly states 3 weeks for parcels! :whistling:

not if its recorded thats only a week

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REDRANGER86;1685185

not if its recorded thats only a week


ok - you're right and the official royal mail slip I have in my hands is lying :whistling:

csiman;1685306

ok - you're right and the official royal mail slip I have in my hands is … ok - you're right and the official royal mail slip I have in my hands is lying :whistling:



csi, it's one week for recorded, and 3 weeks for standard.
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