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wanderingcloud Thu 15-Jan-15 08:42:54

We've had a few for birthdays recently (and christmas) where cards have been sent that needed a large letter stamp but only had a regular stamp.

Collecting them always involves a trip to the local delivery office which is a complete faff as they have no parking so you have to pay to park nearby and walk over and then pay the difference in postage + fees.

AIBU to not be at all grateful to the sender? In fact, I'm just totally irritated and would rather just not get a card.

Why can't card companies make all cards regular sized or at least make it incredibly clear to the sender it needs a large letter stamp!?

CheeseAndBeans Thu 15-Jan-15 09:20:52

YANBU! We had several of these at christmas. The cards that Royal Mail put through the door arrived well after new year. Went to collect and paid over 3 quid for 3 cards. All went straight in bin, what am I meant to do with them in jan?!
One of which had no stamp on at all! (not mentioned it to friend- guess it was an oversight, but Grrr!)
All should be same size, or people just need to be educated on how to post a card/letter properly! It's not that hard.

Notso Thu 15-Jan-15 09:36:57

Equally annoying was buying a large letter card, queuing at the post office to send it only to be told it wasn't large letter so just needed a regular stamp.
I think card shops could be a bit more helpful with this, reminding people at the counter.

pineapplecrush Thu 15-Jan-15 09:42:28

YANBU - or those cards which have a decoration (butterfly/Christmas decoration type thing) that sticks out a bit and are too thick and classed as large letters. Was caught out with a card I was posting like that once and am now very careful what I buy, just standard size, nothing protuding. It should be made clear by manufacturer, it's very annoying. I have a cardboard measurer I got from PO now and check just in case.

tiggytape Thu 15-Jan-15 10:15:06

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