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Not that many buy stamps any more but the cost of first class is going up to 1.25 in October. We'll all end up paying for it.


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 07 Sep 23 9.00am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

The Royal Mail as opposed to the Post Office is kaput.

When the posties went on strike I suspect most of us said "so what all I ever get is bills anyway".

If the government wants the service to survive then I'm afraid the universal postage system has to go. It's not fair on the Royal Mail that they charge the same to send a letter within say the M25 and one from Lands End to John O'Groats.

 


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All good points

 


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View Apollofuzz's Profile Apollofuzz Flag On the edge of reason 07 Sep 23 10.23am Send a Private Message to Apollofuzz Add Apollofuzz as a friend

I think the rise is due to the storage charge for keeping your letters weeks before delivering them.

 


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 07 Sep 23 11.08am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Unfortunately, it's the price we pay for using online communications rather than giving the fountain pen an outing. The Royal Mail needs revenue even though services are reduced so the good old stamp is the obvious means of garnering income.

The only times I use a stamp is for sending Birthday/Anniversary/Christmas cards.

 


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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 07 Sep 23 2.07pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

Unfortunately, it's the price we pay for using online communications rather than giving the fountain pen an outing. The Royal Mail needs revenue even though services are reduced so the good old stamp is the obvious means of garnering income.

The only times I use a stamp is for sending Birthday/Anniversary/Christmas cards.



Yup but the youngsters don't even do that. It's an E-Card or a text message.

 


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