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SometimesLonely Sun 02-Mar-14 18:33:28

At the end of March 2014 the price of a first-class stamp is to increase by 2p to 62p while a second-class stamp will go up 3p to 53p, Royal Mail has announced?

It's true. Google Royal Mail Price Rises. No wonder people send fewer (not less) Christmas cards

Objection Sun 02-Mar-14 18:40:28

Because Royal Mail seem he'll - bent on going out of business?
62p to send a letter shock ill stick with emails

Objection Sun 02-Mar-14 18:40:40


SometimesLonely Sun 02-Mar-14 18:55:44

Well, if Royal Mail goes out of business, I'll feel a bit feel sorry for those who bought shares.

fideline Sun 02-Mar-14 18:56:37

I won't.

Birdsgottafly Sun 02-Mar-14 19:03:31

"No wonder people send fewer (not less) Christmas cards"

Good, all this manufacturing of paper products and the transporting them about isn't doing much for the planet, every little helps.

If you have elderly isolated relatives, here's a radical idea, phone them, or visit if you can, if you have Romany to budget stamps for.

It's the price of a chocolate bar, or a third of a coffee, so still good value.

For everyone else, txt and email/FB is fine and do much better for us all in the long run.

TickerSpecs Sun 02-Mar-14 20:12:45

Holy shit, I've not lived in the UK for quite a few years now but shock at 62p for a 1st class stamp.

Hassled Sun 02-Mar-14 20:14:39

I have an involuntary "HOW MUCH???" moment every time I buy a book of stamps. In my head they're still 17p.

In fairness to them though, I do think the service is pretty good these days.

winterhat Sun 02-Mar-14 20:15:34

I like Christmas cards.

Only1scoop Sun 02-Mar-14 20:16:17

Extortionate angry

OwlinaTree Sun 02-Mar-14 20:17:23

Well 62p worth of petrol won't get you far to deliver it yourself, so it's still pretty good value for money IMHO.

MaidOfStars Sun 02-Mar-14 21:33:56

Don't like it, don't use the service.

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