Small postage question (can you send a gameboy game with a normal stamp)?

well recently i sold a few gba games and they are so light and thin, so i just popped them into a normal envelope, attached a first class stamp and put them into the post box. I thought this would be fine. I have received positive from most of the people that purchased them, however 2 people(out of about 16) messaged me saying they had to pay 1.09 (1.00 handling and the 9p me guessing to upgrade 1st class stamp to a 2nd class large letter stamp) Could they just be lying to get some money back? or is this true? as i received positive from other people. 1 of them even sent me a message saying the game got sent back to me, i paid the postage then it got sent back to them. But it didnt get sent back and i didnt pay postage because the buyer pays postage at post office to retrieve the game usually dont they?
Thanks!!!

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Don't be silly lol

I have sent these games and every time at post office they had to go has large letter because they dont fit through the small normal letter gap, so they are probably telling the truth and the others have been lucky that they have got to them on normal 1st class.

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WheresMeNuts;7158221

Don't be silly lol



what do you mean?:oops: Most of them went through fine (others could be lying) and i have received bigger things such as ps2 memory cards with just a 1st stamp before fine

maximum thickness for a letter is 5mm, if it is thicker than that then yes, large letter.

If the package is thicker than 5mm it's a large letter.

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GRGO140;7158233

I have sent these games and every time at post office they had to go has … I have sent these games and every time at post office they had to go has large letter because they dont fit through the small normal letter gap, so they are probably telling the truth and the others have been lucky that they have got to them on normal 1st class.



ahh, okay thanks i better stop sending them like that then:oops: Will buy a few second class large letter stamps. Rep added

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Rhianne;7158246

If the package is thicker than 5mm it's a large letter.



okay thanks

Depends on the postman too, some don't mind a tight squeeze!!

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The Fox;7158242

maximum thickness for a letter is 5mm, if it is thicker than that then … maximum thickness for a letter is 5mm, if it is thicker than that then yes, large letter.



thanks aswll

They dont check every letter hence why some havent been charged the extra

if they refused delivery because of the cost of extra postage then i would guess it would get sent back to you but might be kept at royal mail for 2 weeks if they just put a card through as i bought some ribbon off ebay and they mustnt have put enough postage one but as the ribbon was 25p and they wanted £1.08 i though i not even going there lol.
it does seem strange that you sent so many and most of them were ok but could just be a couple of jobsworth's at them particular depot's who decided to weigh them and see they were over so charging the extra?
corinne

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deanos;7158273

They dont check every letter hence why some havent been charged the extra



they must check hardly any because 2 out of 16 have mentioned this. Could someone measure a gameboy advance game please dont have a ruler handy lol have measure it myself at 5mm

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rosalie;7158290

if they refused delivery because of the cost of extra postage then i … if they refused delivery because of the cost of extra postage then i would guess it would get sent back to you but might be kept at royal mail for 2 weeks if they just put a card through as i bought some ribbon off ebay and they mustnt have put enough postage one but as the ribbon was 25p and they wanted £1.08 i though i not even going there lol.it does seem strange that you sent so many and most of them were ok but could just be a couple of jobsworth's at them particular depot's who decided to weigh them and see they were over so charging the extra?corinne



yeah could just be certain sorting places or something. Can i buy 2nd class large letter stamps anywhere? e.g corner shop or just post office

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okay so somebody sent me a message saying the excess postage was 1.03 now lol.. will they make up their minds!!

GentleTouch;7158326

yeah could just be certain sorting places or something. Can i buy 2nd … yeah could just be certain sorting places or something. Can i buy 2nd class large letter stamps anywhere? e.g corner shop or just post office



I think you can only purchase them from the post office.

GentleTouch;7158326

yeah could just be certain sorting places or something. Can i buy 2nd … yeah could just be certain sorting places or something. Can i buy 2nd class large letter stamps anywhere? e.g corner shop or just post office



I have had them delivered with my sainsburys online shopping before, so pretty sure its just like ordinary stamps

Can you buy a 9p stamp to upgrade a 2nd class letter to 1st?

5 years ago you could (_;)

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Can you buy a 9p stamp to upgrade a 2nd class letter to 1st?



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