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Anybody how long a first class letter takes currently please

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Bumbelinadance Mon 11-May-20 15:12:27

Just that really
A birthday card
Normal size not A4
Just wondering if it will get there in time
Realise it’s not a huge dilemma compared to everything else .
I put 3 first class stamps on as couldn’t find a Post office open

Many thanks

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Emlou07 Mon 11-May-20 15:17:13

Why does 3 stamps make a difference to one? Genuine question!

MereDintofPandiculation Mon 11-May-20 15:49:22

Depends. Things I've sent out have still been getting there in normal time, whereas I've a strong feeling they're only delivering to us on a Friday - we get a huge lump of mail once a week. So I think the answer is, you can't tell. I suspect if the destination is on a purely residential postal round it's more likely to have deliveries cancelled than if it's on a round which includes businesses.

AdaColeman Mon 11-May-20 15:53:59

Letters are no longer being delivered on a Saturday, so post early in the week for the best chance of a prompt delivery.

Bumbelinadance Mon 11-May-20 15:58:08

Don’t know about 3 stamps to be honest
Trying to triple chances perhaps ?

Thankyou for replies

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Ninkanink Mon 11-May-20 16:02:18

Extra stamps are only needed if you cannot accurately determine the weight of the item and it’s likely it will be over the threshold for one stamp, as it avoids a charge upon receipt to make up the balance...It doesn’t make any difference at all to how quickly it might get there. For a normal birthday card that fits within the large letter and doesn’t weigh more than usual one stamp would have been fine.

Redcrayons Mon 11-May-20 16:04:19

I sent my dad a birthday card last Monday and he revived it today. I took it to the post office so I’m sure I had the right stamps on.

KittenVsBox Mon 11-May-20 16:08:29

2 birthday cards put together in the post. One recieved last Tuesday, still waiting for the other.
2 cards and 2 presents taken to the post office last Monday. One recieved on Tuesday, still awaiting the other 3.

Totally unpredictable currently.

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