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Anyone got any idea what this REALLY means?

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MistyGreenAndBlue Sat 27-Jun-20 17:14:52

So, here is an interesting pack of lies from Royal Mail.

I can 100% guarantee no one in this house cancelled the delivery or asked for it to be delayed.
Been in all day.

I have no redelivery date or any information other than this
Anyone had this? What's going on?
Thanks

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SmallChickBilly Sat 27-Jun-20 17:17:33

Looks like someone's made a mistake, either at royal mail or the entity that despatched the item originally. Do you know what it is?

bestservices Sat 27-Jun-20 17:18:43

I had that once, think it arrived the following day

MistyGreenAndBlue Sat 27-Jun-20 17:21:42

Yes. It's an order from a company who print fabric that I use regularly.
I was kind of assuming the postie either didn't get around to/couldn't be arsed to deliver it but why make up this nonsense? Do they think I won't know whether I instructed them to hold it or not? Bizarre

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MistyGreenAndBlue Sat 27-Jun-20 17:23:55

Yes. I'm hoping it'll turn up on Monday but who knows?

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MistyGreenAndBlue Sat 27-Jun-20 17:26:30

It's a signed for item but lately they haven't been asking for signatures and I have a safe place. This is usually ok but maybe the Saturday postie got in a flap grin

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NathanNathan Sat 27-Jun-20 17:31:44

I've had this, it was generic message that basically means you're not getting it today because of some issue their end, like lack of staff etc. They seem to just send this out so you know you're not getting it today, even though it's not really what's happened... hmm

Bluntness100 Sat 27-Jun-20 17:33:12

Have you paid for it? Could the seller be waiting till funds transfer.?

MistyGreenAndBlue Sat 27-Jun-20 17:34:23

Right. I thought that might be it but since I haven't sent any "instructions" I wondered if I needed to do anything.
Well 🤞🏻for Monday then

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MistyGreenAndBlue Sat 27-Jun-20 17:35:49

No. It's paid for all right. RM definitely have it. This is from their tracking page

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MistyGreenAndBlue Sat 27-Jun-20 17:37:33

It was "your getting it today - oh no wait, no you aren't" grin

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MistyGreenAndBlue Sat 27-Jun-20 17:37:53

You're

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MistyGreenAndBlue Sat 27-Jun-20 17:39:21

Have had endless problems over the years with RM but this is a new one on me.
Thanks for all the replies smile

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Oldraver Sat 27-Jun-20 17:46:27

Ive had this exact message. It was for an item that was in the delivery office early Tuesday for delivery that day. Eventually got it Friday after three days of no deliveries.

I was annoyed at first as I couldn't understand the 'request not to deliver to this property'

It's RM speak for WE have decided not to deliver it today as we're maxed out. I just dont know why they cant say that rather than the mistique

MistyGreenAndBlue Sat 27-Jun-20 17:49:44

Oldraver

Ive had this exact message. It was for an item that was in the delivery office early Tuesday for delivery that day. Eventually got it Friday after three days of no deliveries.

I was annoyed at first as I couldn't understand the 'request not to deliver to this property'

It's RM speak for WE have decided not to deliver it today as we're maxed out. I just dont know why they cant say that rather than the mistique

Exactly. Why not tell the truth. Do they think we're stupid?
Thanks for that though. I guess I'll just have to wait.
Funny how I always get my bills in time eh?

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EnterNight Sat 27-Jun-20 17:50:37

Ive had this. Basically its an RM con where they put that so they don't have to compensate the sender for not delivering on time.

I had them properly squirming as I submitted an FOI request to my local office asking who exactly had requested mail not be delivered to me. A very sheepish manager called and apologised explaining why they did it.

morethanafortnight Sat 27-Jun-20 17:55:35

Perhaps it is either large or needs to be signed for - a lot of parcels we send out at work are to business addresses and nobody is there at the weekends, so stuff sent out on Fridays would be held for delivery on the following Monday.

Could that be it?

MistyGreenAndBlue Sat 27-Jun-20 17:59:05

morethanafortnight

Perhaps it is either large or needs to be signed for - a lot of parcels we send out at work are to business addresses and nobody is there at the weekends, so stuff sent out on Fridays would be held for delivery on the following Monday.

Could that be it?

Well it is signed for but with CoVid I haven't been asked to sign for anything for months. Has that changed now?

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MistyGreenAndBlue Sat 27-Jun-20 18:00:58

EnterNight

Ive had this. Basically its an RM con where they put that so they don't have to compensate the sender for not delivering on time.

I had them properly squirming as I submitted an FOI request to my local office asking who exactly had requested mail not be delivered to me. A very sheepish manager called and apologised explaining why they did it.

Wow! Cheeky sods! I totally believe this though.

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raspran Sat 27-Jun-20 18:08:11

We had that recently, it turned up a couple of days later.

MistyGreenAndBlue Sat 27-Jun-20 18:10:59

Well. I wanted to know what it REALLY meant. Guess I've had my answer.
Thanks all smile

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ChikiTIKI Sat 27-Jun-20 18:16:10

Some of the offices are really struggling at the moment because of covid...

Massive volume of parcels (Christmas levels)
Lots of staff sickness
Staff not being allowed to share vans and also wanting to prevent overcrowding in the officr so doing split shifts

So you always get a different postie on a Saturday? Just curious to know how shift patterns differ in different areas. I have a family member that works for RM.

Ernieshere Sat 27-Jun-20 18:18:04

I thought parcel deliveries had stopped on Saturdays now?

Sorry if its not an actual parcel!

MistyGreenAndBlue Sat 27-Jun-20 18:22:08

Yes. Always a different postie on Sat. (Midlands)

It is a parcel. Not large, just fabric

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MistyGreenAndBlue Sat 27-Jun-20 18:23:49

*Massive volume of parcels (Christmas levels)
Lots of staff sickness
Staff not being allowed to share vans and also wanting to prevent overcrowding in the officr so doing split shifts*

I get this. Doesn't excuse the fairytales about non delivery.

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