From: News on
In message <MPG.25785816632cdae9989ab3(a)text.news.virginmedia.com>,
petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> writes
>
>Anyone had this before and if so, who paid for the second round of
>postage?

There is no postage to be paid for the cost of returning it to you - but
there will be, if you send it again.

Recorded items are held for one week, track and track two weeks and
everything else (including special delivery and parcelforce) three
weeks.

Someone mentioned Belfast. The only items sent via that unit are those
without a return address. Such items are opened, to see whether there
is a return address inside. Assuming an address is found, the item is
returned, otherwise destroyed.
--
Geep
From: petrolcan on
In article <EbTQfICNCBELFwnw(a)turnpike.home>, Mike says...
>
> In message <MPG.25796a82a5186942989ab8(a)text.news.virginmedia.com>
> at 04:48:54 on Fri, 27 Nov 2009, petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com>
> wrote
> >In article <$7meHZCE9xDLFw7u(a)turnpike.home>, Mike says...
> >>
> >> In message <6KDPm.83324$3e4.14224(a)newsfe27.ams2>
> >> at 22:58:20 on Thu, 26 Nov 2009, Chris Lapthorn
> >> <chris.lapthorn2(a)ntlworld.com> wrote
> >> >Have had this before but I'm surprised it is coming back to you so quickly.
> >> >Was it sent by Recorded or Special delivery? Was it carded?
> >> >
> >> >I believe stuff gets returned via Belfast so it can take some time (weeks)
> >> >to make the return journey.
> >> >
> >> >With the stuff that we sold the postage was minimal so it was no big deal
> >> >for us to pay the second lot of postage, and it impressed the customer no
> >> >end!
> >> >
> >> >
> >> I presume by "last Monday" petrolcan meant the 16th
> >
> >I did. I should've been clearer.
> >
> I was just checking since Chris was surprised it was returned so quickly

It was actually returned to me this morning.
From: Mike on
In message <G1sRgb4lmDELFwE6(a)nospam.demon.co.uk>
at 20:42:13 on Fri, 27 Nov 2009, News <news(a)nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote
>Recorded items are held for one week, track and track two weeks and
>everything else (including special delivery and parcelforce) three
>weeks.
>
I've never heard of the "track and trace" service before ?
--
Mike News
From: petrolcan on
In article <y8$tW7I$YEELFwyO(a)turnpike.home>, Mike says...
>
> In message <G1sRgb4lmDELFwE6(a)nospam.demon.co.uk>
> at 20:42:13 on Fri, 27 Nov 2009, News <news(a)nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote
> >Recorded items are held for one week, track and track two weeks and
> >everything else (including special delivery and parcelforce) three
> >weeks.
> >
> I've never heard of the "track and trace" service before ?

Track & trace is anything that requires a sig.
From: Fran on

"Mike" <turnpike_user(a)turnpike_REMOVEuser.THIScomANDTHIS> wrote in message
news:y8$tW7I$YEELFwyO(a)turnpike.home...
> In message <G1sRgb4lmDELFwE6(a)nospam.demon.co.uk>
> at 20:42:13 on Fri, 27 Nov 2009, News <news(a)nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote
>>Recorded items are held for one week, track and track two weeks and
>>everything else (including special delivery and parcelforce) three weeks.
> >
> I've never heard of the "track and trace" service before ?

ParcelForce?