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Old 07-01-2017, 02:13 PM   #16
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I sent a tracked and signed item to France and RM seems to have lost it, having looked at RM insurance you cannot make a claim without the original receipt for item. To be fair its the first time in decades they have lost one of my items and it didn't even reach France according to the tracking, so LA Poste didn't receive it and usually they are pretty fast in delivering .
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:26 PM   #17
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Our old postman used to shove all the letters for our three bungalows in the first letterbox he came to, rather than walk down the lane to the other two bungalows. This came to a head when my mother had to request a second medical letter because the first one was sitting on the mat of our neighbour while she was on a cruise ship.

We complained to the Post Office. It turned out that he was being investigated after other complaints from other residents that appeared to have their mail posted in wrong letterboxes.

While mistakes can happen, deliberately miss posting mail should be an offense.
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:33 PM   #18
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Surely in the OP's case it's not the end delivery but the pre delivery sorting stage that is to blame?

Unless, of course, all 300 recipients live on the same round.
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:06 PM   #19
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The post in somerset can be a bit slow , but the ones with the 3d stamps seem to arrive relatively quickly.
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:13 PM   #20
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Postman Pat, Postman Pat, he just loves stealing your cr@p

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Old 08-01-2017, 12:09 AM   #21
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It's not just Royal Mail that seem unable to deliver on time. UPS also seem to struggle with the concept of delivering when they say they will. Twice they have failed to deliver to me on time recently. Maybe, they're trying to take over from City Link?
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Old 08-01-2017, 03:13 AM   #22
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Our old postman used to shove all the letters for our three bungalows in the first letterbox he came to, rather than walk down the lane to the other two bungalows. This came to a head when my mother had to request a second medical letter because the first one was sitting on the mat of our neighbour while she was on a cruise ship.

We complained to the Post Office. It turned out that he was being investigated after other complaints from other residents that appeared to have their mail posted in wrong letterboxes.

While mistakes can happen, deliberately miss posting mail should be an offense.
I think there is a related offence .
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Old 08-01-2017, 03:15 AM   #23
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It's not just Royal Mail that seem unable to deliver on time. UPS also seem to struggle with the concept of delivering when they say they will. Twice they have failed to deliver to me on time recently. Maybe, they're trying to take over from City Link?
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:47 AM   #24
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I sent a tracked and signed item to France and RM seems to have lost it, having looked at RM insurance you cannot make a claim without the original receipt for item. To be fair its the first time in decades they have lost one of my items and it didn't even reach France according to the tracking, so LA Poste didn't receive it and usually they are pretty fast in delivering .
Until recently you didn't need the original receipt for a lost item that you'd posted - just a proof of posting slip that is available free over the counter.

I've had two Ebay items (allegedly) go missing in the last year and couldn't claim for either which meant that the loss and the postage cost had to be written off.

That's privatisation for you.
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Old 08-01-2017, 12:57 PM   #25
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After a change of postie when our faithful and trusted postie, of twenty years retired.
This stopped after I managed to speak with our "new" Postie and asked her, for her help.
You have a regular postie? We rarely see the same one twice in a week! And there is no ambiguity about the addresses in our street but mail is often being delivered to us erroneously and presumably ours is being delivered elsewhere because it isn't unusual for us to be missing post.

I've thought for a while now that the status in law whereby, for example, the posting of a NIP is also deemed to be proof of delivery is hopelessly out of date because like so many things these days, the service received (or inflicted) really is a postcode lottery (sic).
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Old 08-01-2017, 01:31 PM   #26
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You have a regular postie? We rarely see the same one twice in a week! And there is no ambiguity about the addresses in our street but mail is often being delivered to us erroneously and presumably ours is being delivered elsewhere because it isn't unusual for us to be missing post.

I've thought for a while now that the status in law whereby, for example, the posting of a NIP is also deemed to be proof of delivery is hopelessly out of date because like so many things these days, the service received (or inflicted) really is a postcode lottery (sic).
Our Postie was the same postie for over twenty years, until retirement. Always in shorts, including during heavy snowfalls ;^). This was a guy who exemplified "going the extra mile". He knew everybody by name and what their delivery preferences were. He would come back at the end of his round (it is a rural van driven round) with a Parcel for you if he missed you at the start of the round. For the elderly, he would take their post for them, rather than see them head up to the post box.

We miss him.
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Our Postie was the same postie for over twenty years, until retirement. Always in shorts, including during heavy snowfalls ;^). This was a guy who exemplified "going the extra mile". He knew everybody by name and what their delivery preferences were. He would come back at the end of his round (it is a rural van driven round) with a Parcel for you if he missed you at the start of the round. For the elderly, he would take their post for them, rather than see them head up to the post box.

We miss him.
Ah, the good old days of service. Alas, these days it's all about making money, rather than giving customers what they actually want.
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Old 08-01-2017, 04:22 PM   #28
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Ah, the good old days of service. Alas, these days it's all about making money, rather than giving customers what they actually want.

Very true, the delivery rounds are so big nowadays the poor postie has hardly got time to say hello never mind stopping for a chat.
Having to rush all the time is the single biggest reason for miss deliveries, yes some idiots can't be bothered to do the job properly but most are still trying to do their best with the time and equipment given.
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....what is interesting (well I think so). I thought that these "rural" rounds where you get a van, would be the pick of the bunch? Apparently not anymore. The temp postie(s) that we have since our regular retired, tell me that the PO can't get a perm for the round. Why? Well as said above.. It seems that they are pushed so hard on time now, that they cannot complete the round, within time and deliver everything. The rural idyll, driving round, saying hello and offering help has been replaced by a crazed version of Grand Theft Auto. The results we see in incorrect deliveries. Complaining is not a good thing for the posties as their paymasters take a very dim view of any complaints and the threat of the sack (excuse the pun) is always present. Not nice.
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Now quite Royal Mail but this letter was received at mums house during our last visit. From her Government private pension agency.

Dear Mrs Rxxxx.

Our recent letters to you regarding your change in benefits have all been returned to us by Royal Mail. If you have recently moved house please fill in the enclosed form with your new address and return to enable us to update our records.



Erm...let me think
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