From: Fran on

"News" <news(a)nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
news:G1sRgb4lmDELFwE6(a)nospam.demon.co.uk...

> 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.

I thought they auctioned those for charity?


From: Chris Lapthorn on

"Fran" <autumnacorn(a)vendredi.fr.com> wrote in message
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>
> "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?
>

There is Track and Trace on the RM website where you put the tracking number
of a RD or SD item in to find out if and when it was signed for. But surely
everyone knows that already:) And I'm sure a similar system operates for
Parcelforce and the other parcel carriers and courier companies.


From: Humbug on
On Fri, 27 Nov 2009 22:04:22 GMT, petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com>
wrote:

>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.

Royal Mail now have a "tracked" service which does not require a
signature. I had one through my letterbox yesterday, which was a Good
Thing (for some values of good) because I was not at home to sign for
it.

The Royal Mail website did not recognise the tracking number before it
was delivered (two days late), but now shows it as having been
delivered from my local delivery office with the date, and no other
information.

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Humbug
From: Humbug on
On Fri, 27 Nov 2009 23:38:12 -0000, Phil <spam(a)recycle.bin> wrote:

>> I've never heard of the "track and trace" service before ?
>
>http://track.royalmail.com/portal/rm/jump2?catId=400145&mediaId=15400383
>
>HTH

Hmm.

"Royal Mail Tracked� is ideal if you require a tracked service,
without the urgency of next day delivery. It ensures you know where
your goods are, from despatch to their safe arrival into your
customers� hands, enabling you to manage your operation more
efficiently and enjoy complete control, complete peace of mind and
complete customer satisfaction.

Because Royal Mail Tracked� is a later than next day service, you�ll
also be providing your customers with a greener, lower carbon delivery
option."

Well ...

" complete control, complete peace of mind and complete customer
satisfaction"

NIME :-(

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Humbug
From: Humbug on
On Sat, 28 Nov 2009 01:44:01 +0000, Humbug <humubg(a)tofee.net> wrote:

>On Fri, 27 Nov 2009 23:38:12 -0000, Phil <spam(a)recycle.bin> wrote:
>
>>> I've never heard of the "track and trace" service before ?
>>
>>http://track.royalmail.com/portal/rm/jump2?catId=400145&mediaId=15400383
>>
>>HTH
>
>Hmm.
>
>"Royal Mail Tracked� is ideal if you require a tracked service,
>without the urgency of next day delivery. It ensures you know where
>your goods are, from despatch to their safe arrival into your
>customers� hands, enabling you to manage your operation more
>efficiently and enjoy complete control, complete peace of mind and
>complete customer satisfaction.
>
>Because Royal Mail Tracked� is a later than next day service, you�ll
>also be providing your customers with a greener, lower carbon delivery
>option."
>
>Well ...
>
>" complete control, complete peace of mind and complete customer
>satisfaction"
>
>NIME :-(

NOTBA:

"If you send more than 300,000 items per site per year, we will
deliver your items within two days ..."

300,000 items!

"Extra delivery options, available for a fee ..."

Bah!

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Humbug