Royal Mail's 24 hours service?

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Found 10th Oct 2011
Won a ebay item that was sent on friday 3ish pm through the rm's 24 hours service, ive had the mail man post the letter's. Anyone know if there is there any hope it will come as I need to go out today.
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I believe a different route is set out for that type of stuff.
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You could ask the seller for the tracking number, put your mind at ease.
Yes it should come today.
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aScottishBloke

You could ask the seller for the tracking number, put your mind at ease.


Is the 24 hour service tracked? Thought you had to pay extra X)
Depends on the size, we have one postman for letter sized stuff and a van that drives round with the bigger stuff.
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bigfoot100

Depends on the size, we have one postman for letter sized stuff and a van … Depends on the size, we have one postman for letter sized stuff and a van that drives round with the bigger stuff.


It's pretty random with mine ive had big parcels from the mail man which I do prefere as he normally comes between 10-11:30 as opposed to the parcel van which is completly random and they litrally hammer the door down when they knock when there is a buzzer right next it.
Guaranteed before 1pm anyway isn't it, so if it isn't there by then........
greg_68

Guaranteed before 1pm anyway isn't it, so if it isn't there by … Guaranteed before 1pm anyway isn't it, so if it isn't there by then........



If so theres only 2 minutes left.................
greg_68

Guaranteed before 1pm anyway isn't it, so if it isn't there by … Guaranteed before 1pm anyway isn't it, so if it isn't there by then........



No, this is a different service, NOT Special Delivery. Thus not guaranteed by 1 P.M., in fact it's not guaranteed anything. Having said that it is tracked and should arrive today.
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Still nothing ):
Special delivery = guaranteed by 1pm next day. Signature required
Special delivery 9am = Guaranteed by 9am next day. Signature required
Recorded signed for = normal 1-2 days but with signature on receipt
2nd class recorded = 2/4 days with signature
Tracked = Normal 1-2 days, tracked all the way but no signature required.
Signed tracked = as above but with signature.

You need the tracking number from the vendor !
Original Poster
Asked for tracking number an hour ago no reply yet.
Would suggest he hasn't sent it yet!
watchcote

Would suggest he hasn't sent it yet!



Pretty big assumption based on a one hour delay. May simply be at work/out and not had a chance to check his emails
Special Delivery isn't exactly a guaranteed delivery, they are misleading somewhat.
The guarantee is that you will be refunded if it isn't delivered on time.
tpol

No, this is a different service, NOT Special Delivery. Thus not … No, this is a different service, NOT Special Delivery. Thus not guaranteed by 1 P.M., in fact it's not guaranteed anything. Having said that it is tracked and should arrive today.



Which service do RM supply that is 24 hour delivery but isn't the Special Delivery one then?
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thesaint

Special Delivery isn't exactly a guaranteed delivery, they are misleading … Special Delivery isn't exactly a guaranteed delivery, they are misleading somewhat. The guarantee is that you will be refunded if it isn't delivered on time.



Rubbish, from the royal mail site

Take advantage of Special Delivery™ Next Day for guaranteed delivery of your urgent or valuable item before 1.00pm the next working day to 99%* of the UK.

Key features
* Guaranteed delivery before 1.00pm


greg_68

Which service do RM supply that is 24 hour delivery but isn't the Special … Which service do RM supply that is 24 hour delivery but isn't the Special Delivery one then?



its a business service
Original Poster
Still Hasnt replyed ):
colinsunderland

Rubbish, from the royal mail siteTake advantage of Special Delivery™ Next … Rubbish, from the royal mail siteTake advantage of Special Delivery™ Next Day for guaranteed delivery of your urgent or valuable item before 1.00pm the next working day to 99%* of the UK.[Which service do RM supply that is 24 hour delivery but isn't the Special Delivery one then?



its a business service
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what's it called? Track & Trace? You need to be sending over 5000 packets per annum to use the 24 hr delivery service.
I'm still of the opinion the vendor has not sent the item!


Edited by: "watchcote" 10th Oct 2011
open a paypal claim and neeg him
thesaint

Special Delivery isn't exactly a guaranteed delivery, they are … Special Delivery isn't exactly a guaranteed delivery, they are misleading somewhat. The guarantee is that you will be refunded if it isn't delivered on time.



colinsunderland

Rubbish, from the royal mail site



I have sent something guaranteed delivery that wasn't delivered the next day.
You're a fool if you quote what a site says as opposed to what actually happens in reality.
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thesaint

Special Delivery isn't exactly a guaranteed delivery, they are … Special Delivery isn't exactly a guaranteed delivery, they are misleading somewhat. The guarantee is that you will be refunded if it isn't delivered on time.

colinsunderland

Rubbish, from the royal mail site



Then just about every guaranteed claim isn't exactly guaranteed is it? Problems happen but it doesn't mean its not a next day service.
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