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Old 27-03-2012, 10:26   #1
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Post Office Sell Off - Welcome To Tory Britain

i see ofcom has removed price controls on royal mail. looks like the fire sale has started.60p for a first class stamp..ohh yes privatisation works will create competition and cheaper prices .where have we heard that before.the railways,the water board,electricity,gas ,bt the list is endless.
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Old 27-03-2012, 11:13   #2
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Why start a new thread to tell us this...surely you could have put it in that other long running thread about the tories......or is no-one reading you anymore?
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Old 27-03-2012, 15:24   #3
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If this is going to be a Tory discussion I will move it to the thread Margaret mentioned, if its going to be about the Post Office I wont
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Old 27-03-2012, 16:41   #4
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just move it to the tory lol
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Old 27-03-2012, 17:09   #5
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Why start a new thread to tell us this...surely you could have put it in that other long running thread about the tories......or is no-one reading you anymore?
Well you were right there Margaret, the only ones reading the Tory thread now are C'mon and the Lush
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Old 27-03-2012, 17:44   #6
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Why start a new thread to tell us this...surely you could have put it in that other long running thread about the tories......or is no-one reading you anymore?
He could have simply posted it in his other, very similar thread.

http://www.accringtonweb.com/forum/f...age-58184.html (say goodbye to affordable postage)

Or even added to this thread.

http://www.accringtonweb.com/forum/f...res-37825.html (Post Office Closures)

About the systematic closure of post offices...carried out under the last government's watch.

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Old 27-03-2012, 21:44   #7
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i see ofcom has removed price controls on royal mail. looks like the fire sale has started.60p for a first class stamp..ohh yes privatisation works will create competition and cheaper prices .where have we heard that before.the railways,the water board,electricity,gas ,bt the list is endless.
Do you have a postal system, up there near your bothy?

I just thought you painted your arse with woad, and communicated with each other by lifting your kilts.

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Old 28-03-2012, 01:44   #8
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on the subject of royal mail last week it cost me 23 to post a small laptop recorded delivery but they wouldnt honour the insurance if they broke it because it contained glass yet still charged full whack for the cover

god knows how much it will cost now they can set whatever prices they want infact i can see it effecting people who use ebay quite a lot.Its ok for ebay shops they get a large discount on parcel deliveries from royal mail but the average home user who wants to get rid of a few items wont be able to compete because they cant match teh postage fees bigger sellers can.

i dont see how it is compltely the tories fault most post offices shut or were taken over privately under labour who incidently didnt do much to ensure protection from extortionate price hikes didnt happen.Labour could have placed further protection that would have prevented the tories doing what they have done so they are as bad as each other.

because of email royal mail only has parcel delivery to make real money from and with the amount of companies out there popping up hopefully the not so royal anymore mail will see the error in large price hikes or face going bust.

Mind you i think royal mail own amazon so if im correct they make commission on goods sold on tehir site and money from delivery of the items sold from their site
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Mind you i think royal mail own amazon so if im correct they make commission on goods sold on tehir site and money from delivery of the items sold from their site
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on the subject of royal mail last week it cost me 23 to post a small laptop recorded delivery but they wouldnt honour the insurance if they broke it because it contained glass yet still charged full whack for the cover
Recorded delivery is for proof of posting and obtaining a signature on delivery; it is not for insuring the value of the contents.
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This statement is incorrect.
Just to make myself clear, I was referring to the statement that Royal Mail owns Amazon. Of course, Royal Mail makes money out of delivering Amazon's items.
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Percentage wise, these are pretty massive price increases.

But when you think about it, it's still fairly good value for money.

Getting someone to hand deliver something, to the other side of the country, all for 60p.

Can't think of many other services that cost so little.

Certainly a plumber wouldn't get out of bed, and come on a call out, for a sixty pence fee.

When the postage stamp delivery service was introduced it cost a penny.

Though in 184O that could also buy you a bottle of gin, a good time girl, or a plate of whelks.

All of which cost a lot more than the price of a postage stamp today.
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Percentage wise, these are pretty massive price increases.

But when you think about it, it's still fairly good value for money.

Getting someone to hand deliver something, to the other side of the country, all for 60p.

Can't think of many other services that cost so little.

Certainly a plumber wouldn't get out of bed, and come on a call out, for a sixty pence fee.

When the postage stamp delivery service was introduced it cost a penny.

Though in 184O that could also buy you a bottle of gin, a good time girl, or a plate of whelks.

All of which cost a lot more than the price of a postage stamp today.
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Old 28-03-2012, 08:32   #14
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and while the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. who is going to gain from this? yes thats right camerons mates .i wonder where and when he went to dinner with them ,paid by the taxpayer to give tax payers a raw deal.
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and while the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. who is going to gain from this? yes thats right camerons mates .i wonder where and when he went to dinner with them ,paid by the taxpayer to give tax payers a raw deal.
Don't worry too much about it.

You can have your own mail system, once Scotland gains idependence.

You can combine your postal and your health services.

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