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Royal mail special delivery only offering £50 Compensation

I was just about to sell something on ebay and when i checked the postage price i noticed that special delivery is only offering £50 compensation. Is anyone else annoyed by this?

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Says up to £500 on their website
but does say £50 before 9am if you search with roughly £1:50 extra for up to £1000

So normal next day SD for usual £500 cover it is

Be careful sending special delivery, some posties see anything sent recorded/special are worth nicking !!

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whatsThePoint;8430516

Says up to £500 on their website



That's weird :? I went through the price finder and it's saying £50 for me

It says £50 for next day by 1.00pm as well

ChrisUK;8430531

Be careful sending special delivery, some posties see anything sent … Be careful sending special delivery, some posties see anything sent recorded/special are worth nicking !!



and you base that assumption on?

ridiculous... could say the same for citylin, dhl, fedex...

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ChrisUK;8430531

Be careful sending special delivery, some posties see anything sent … Be careful sending special delivery, some posties see anything sent recorded/special are worth nicking !!



Thanks :thumbsup:

I might use interparcel instead.

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mackenzie;8430564

Thanks :thumbsup:I might use interparcel instead.



Be careful when using interparcel they see anything insured as something worth nicking :roll:

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whatsThePoint;8430516

Says up to £500 on their websitebut does say £50 before 9am if you search … Says up to £500 on their websitebut does say £50 before 9am if you search with roughly £1:50 extra for up to £1000So normal next day SD for usual £500 cover it is



Thanks for your help :thumbsup:

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whatsThePoint;8430577

Be careful when using interparcel they see anything insured as something … Be careful when using interparcel they see anything insured as something worth nicking :roll:



lol...i'll be better off hand delivering it :-D

Noticed this, this morning it is £50 if you send it for 9am delivery but £500 if you send it for next day delivery.

jackvdbuk;8430557

and you base that assumption on?ridiculous... could say the same for … and you base that assumption on?ridiculous... could say the same for citylin, dhl, fedex...



I based that assumption on the Royal Mail Criminal Investigation Team telling me so, after they found a parcel of mine (empty of course) in one of the guys wheelie bins who sorts out the post :x (along with tens of others).

Use a courier company & stay away from Royal Mail

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pipsqueak;8430690

Noticed this, this morning it is £50 if you send it for 9am delivery but … Noticed this, this morning it is £50 if you send it for 9am delivery but £500 if you send it for next day delivery.



I can't understand why they're doing it. I thought they needed to attract customers but instead they're making some of us go else where.

If you send an item by special delivery it is tracked the whole way and has to be signed by individuals as it goes along so someone accountable, obviously incidents do happen just like with every couriour company but its a very secure process! Recorded is a different matter as it is sent with the normal mail, you just get a signature at the end to say its been delivered.

OP do you need to have it delivered before 9am?

Why not just put it for the before 1pm ? That way you know you are covered. I read on another thread that the t&c's had changed, can anyone tell me what they did actually change apart from this ?

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masterruckus;8432018

If you send an item by special delivery it is tracked the whole way and … If you send an item by special delivery it is tracked the whole way and has to be signed by individuals as it goes along so someone accountable, obviously incidents do happen just like with every couriour company but its a very secure process! Recorded is a different matter as it is sent with the normal mail, you just get a signature at the end to say its been delivered.OP do you need to have it delivered before 9am?



No after is ok.
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