Second Class Stamps

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Found 15th Dec 2009
I've been told that if you put a second class stamp on an envelope and stick it on at an angle, then the Post Office machine will not recognise it as second class and send it first class instead.

It does seem to work!

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how do u know it works?

oh nice one never knew that....

Pretty much all letters get treated as 1st class in the festive season anyway.
They dont even have time to stamp the stamps!

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casparwhite;7234986

how do u know it works?



Posted out some letters with second class stamps, and got responses the next day!

Sounds like you've got the post office licked.

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transit;7235015

Sounds like you've got the post office licked.



Perhaps I should have said that this is my first post, so be gentle!

BabySmurfette;7235003

Pretty much all letters get treated as 1st class in the festive season … Pretty much all letters get treated as 1st class in the festive season anyway.



:thumbsup: yes in deedy as they dont want anything left over.

exmouthred;7235027

Perhaps I should have said that this is my first post, so be gentle!



You need to stamp your authority around the misc.

BabySmurfette;7235003

Pretty much all letters get treated as 1st class in the festive season … Pretty much all letters get treated as 1st class in the festive season anyway.They dont even have time to stamp the stamps!



yer fact:thumbsup:

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transit;7235048

You need to stamp your authority around the misc.



I was only trying to be frank!

It all gets treated the same anyway, the same as recorded is thrown in with all the first and second class too, recorded just means you get a signature (or not depending on your postie!)

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exmouthred;7235005

Posted out some letters with second class stamps, and got responses the … Posted out some letters with second class stamps, and got responses the next day!



maybe got lucky.......busy xmas and all that

few months ago i got a card saying something didnt have enough postage and i had to pay and wait like a week to get it, not even 30pence extra......i was like:viking:

"I've been told that if you put a second class stamp on an envelope and stick it on at an angle, then the Post Office machine will not recognise it as second class and send it first class instead."

This is not true, if the electronic system can't read the stamp due to the angle of the item then the item will be passed to a manual check process.
However as other people have stated, this is the time of 'good will' so you might be lucky... also consider the, currently out of strike, staff that may not care so much for their managers profits this year.

On a different note, how cheap are you to scam the Royal mail, tut tut

Shima

I hope this works my 4 year old has put all the stamps on my christmas cards tonight and they are a bit wonky to say the least!!

Banned

No way is this true. 2nd class quite often gets there the next day anyway so OP just got lucky.

exmouthred;7235005

Posted out some letters with second class stamps, and got responses the … Posted out some letters with second class stamps, and got responses the next day!



Definite proof.

not true, at xmas 2nd class postings go through the roof so sometimes they do a load the same day bumping it up to 1st, nothing to do with the angle of your stamp soz :thumbsup:

OP are you related to levis24?

try it at a full 45 degree tilt see if it gets bumped to special delivery

I doubt this'd work and don't have any second class stamps at the moment but I'll test it sometime and see what empirical data tells us xx

Original Poster

Well, I was given the heads up in this by someone who works at the Post Office, but obviously if you all know better.....

exmouthred;7240581

Well, I was given the heads up in this by someone who works at the Post … Well, I was given the heads up in this by someone who works at the Post Office, but obviously if you all know better.....



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thesaint;7240709

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Thanks, that's really useful!

exmouthred;7240581

Well, I was given the heads up in this by someone who works at the Post … Well, I was given the heads up in this by someone who works at the Post Office, but obviously if you all know better.....



Hopefully it works, will certainly try it! xx

exmouthred;7240581

Well, I was given the heads up in this by someone who works at the Post … Well, I was given the heads up in this by someone who works at the Post Office, but obviously if you all know better.....



one of my good mates in an engineer at royal mail, its nonsense trust me , if the machine cant determine 100% what class the stamp is it spits it to manual, then it depends on the mood of sorting staff as to where they send it i imagine :thumbsup:

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kungfu;7240866

one of my good mates in an engineer at royal mail, its nonsense trust me … one of my good mates in an engineer at royal mail, its nonsense trust me , if the machine cant determine 100% what class the stamp is it spits it to manual, then it depends on the mood of sorting staff as to where they send it i imagine :thumbsup:



Okay, we'll agree it's nonsense, but it seems to work.

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exmouthred;7240581

Well, I was given the heads up in this by someone who works at the Post … Well, I was given the heads up in this by someone who works at the Post Office, but obviously if you all know better.....


Dont you think if this really worked, it would be common knowledge and everyone would be at it.

Who sticks stamps on accurately 100% of the time anyway :-D

dcx_badass;7241612

I stuck mine on upside down and it arrived before I'd even posted it.



Upside down queens head stamp is the greatest disrespect to the monarchy and until the 1950's was considered treason although noone was ever hanged for it :whistling:

Bully;7241653

Upside down queens head stamp is the greatest disrespect to the … Upside down queens head stamp is the greatest disrespect to the monarchy and until the 1950's was considered treason although noone was ever hanged for it :whistling:



oohh, just off out to turn some stamps upsi-down!

ClarityofMind;7241690

oohh, just off out to turn some stamps upsi-down!



only applies if posted

Bully;7241731

only applies if posted



oohh that reminds me i must go send some chrissy cards

lol your going to see a new fashion, everybody putting their stamps sideways lol

put it on upside down for recorded delivery to Australia.
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