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To expect a note through the door...

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Gileswithachainsaw Tue 06-Sep-16 12:27:41

.......Telling me my parcel is at the local post office.

To mean my parcel is at the local post office?

Rather than being told it will be there later. By the way we shut at 1 come back tomorrow.

Ailicece Tue 06-Sep-16 12:31:04

The small print on the note usually says to wait 24 hours. The postman will take it back to the sorting office at the end of the round and most of them close around lunchtime (as they start work in the early hours of the morning).

harderandharder2breathe Tue 06-Sep-16 12:31:50

Read the rest of the note and it'll say wait 24 or even 48 hours


dementedpixie Tue 06-Sep-16 12:32:03

Ours says to allow 24 hours so they can get it back to the sorting office

SoupDragon Tue 06-Sep-16 12:33:05

Yes, it usually says to way 24 hours. They can't get from your house to the PO instantly (unless, of course, you live next door). They have to finish the round.

Spiderpigspiderpig Tue 06-Sep-16 12:33:33

Yabu, if postie went back to sorting office everytime someone wasn't in they'd never get their round finished.
It says on the slip to wait a day

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 06-Sep-16 12:33:57

I didn't see anything on it that said wait. I've always gone down when I've had a note and never had a problem....

I shall consider myself lucky....

Monstamio Tue 06-Sep-16 12:34:05

When the postman puts that note through your door he has the parcel in his hand! He then has to finish his rounds before returning undelivered parcels to the sorting office. They don't magically teleport back there! So yes YABU. Infuriating when you beat it there on an early closing day though! Perhaps have a word with your postie about a safe place to leave stuff. Ours is great about that.

SexLubeAndAFishSlice Tue 06-Sep-16 12:34:39

Yep, they tend to say something like 'your parcel will be ready to collect the next working day.' Which is annoying as they used to be 'your parcel will be ready to collect in _ hours' and the postie would usually write 2 or 3.

FeckinCrutches Tue 06-Sep-16 12:34:51

Do you think the postman takes it straight back confused it's always 24 hours.

blueskyinmarch Tue 06-Sep-16 12:35:06

Our notes say to wait 24 hours as well. They really can’t have all undelivered parcels back at the PO quickly after attempting delivery.

IfTheCapFitsWearIt Tue 06-Sep-16 12:35:11

Well they can't magic the parcel to the sorting office from your door step can they?

So it'll go back with the posty at the end of their rounds. So pick up will be tomorrow the next working day.

FeckinCrutches Tue 06-Sep-16 12:35:49

If it's a bog standard Royal Mail one it will say on the bottom

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 06-Sep-16 12:36:33

I guess I shall save my annoyance for ignored delivery instructions instead.


amammabear Tue 06-Sep-16 13:03:27

If they didn't follow the delivery instructions, or didn't bother to knock, then having to wait is utterly unreasonable. If you just weren't in then yes, it's reasonable. Where I live, the post is awful, so I tend to err on the side of cynicism...

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 06-Sep-16 13:09:55

I left a note on the door saying to leave it in the porch I was only out an hour for the school run.

Never usually have a problem . they usually leave it there.

I'm. Entirely accepting of being unreasonable but I am curious as to if this particular post office is shutting early today. (It's not the main sorting office), how are they going to leave it there?

hollinhurst84 Tue 06-Sep-16 13:12:16

Mine didn't even leave a card angry
Apparently I have three parcels at the sorting office. Which I can't collect without a card
I did point out I'm not psychic and I can't know they tried to deliver if they don't tell me by leaving a card...
Be a nice surprise as the parcels have been there two weeks!

Birdsgottafly Tue 06-Sep-16 13:13:08

""if this particular post office is shutting early today. (It's not the main sorting office), how are they going to leave it there?""

It's closed to the public, but accessable to Staff.

Birdsgottafly Tue 06-Sep-16 13:14:33

""Apparently I have three parcels at the sorting office. Which I can't collect without a card""

You should be able to collect with I.D.

They keep them for 14-18 days (depending on your sorting office).

hollinhurst84 Tue 06-Sep-16 13:16:16

Birds - they won't let me as I don't have a card. And they won't deliver to local post office as I don't have a card
I've booked redelivery over the phone so shall wait and see

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 06-Sep-16 13:17:55

Oh right well at least it will be OK then.

Given the main sorting office is just down the road seems strange to not leave it there where I could have chanced another try tonight on way home. but hey ho.

I can collect tomorrow not a problem.

ZippyNeedsFeeding Tue 06-Sep-16 13:34:54

You can arrange a redelivery online, for a more convenient time.

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 06-Sep-16 13:40:07

It's fine I can walk down tomorrow and pick it up. Hopefully it's actually open according to times on card this time grin

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