From: Fran on

"Mike" <turnpike_user(a)turnpike_REMOVEuser.THIScomANDTHIS> wrote in message
news:nwsolbBXVKtKFw8c(a)turnpike.home...
> In message <MPG.251eaf7b54ec4794989827(a)text.news.virginmedia.com>
> at 09:06:57 on Sat, 19 Sep 2009, petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote
>>In article <dl28b5h653224tjlbqpetmie2ggm5vi4t7(a)4ax.com>, Spacker says...
>>>
>>> petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> They would be more likely to neg you for not using the postal service
>>> they were expecting to get.
>>
>>Sellers standard rate. No postal service implied.
>>
>>> Especially if the cheaper one takes longer
>>> to arrive.
>>
>>Hasn't happened. If anything it gets there quicker.
> >
> Another lie from Spack.

I don't think you can claim that because someone else's experience is other
than yours it is a lie. It is simply different. I've posted stuff with
stamps to the value of second class and it usually arrives next day. Not if
you use a printed label, though.

>
> Especially with national postal strikes looming - another courier may be
> faster than RM, I remember in previous postal strikes using alternate
> methods and getting good FB as a result

I've had delays on inbound mail but not outbound. All my Amazon stuff -
touch wood! - has got to its destination next day since the strikes began.


From: petrolcan on
In article <nwsolbBXVKtKFw8c(a)turnpike.home>, Mike says...
>
> In message <MPG.251eaf7b54ec4794989827(a)text.news.virginmedia.com>
> at 09:06:57 on Sat, 19 Sep 2009, petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com>
> wrote
> >In article <dl28b5h653224tjlbqpetmie2ggm5vi4t7(a)4ax.com>, Spacker says...
> >>
> >> petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> They would be more likely to neg you for not using the postal service
> >> they were expecting to get.
> >
> >Sellers standard rate. No postal service implied.
> >
> >> Especially if the cheaper one takes longer
> >> to arrive.
> >
> >Hasn't happened. If anything it gets there quicker.
> >
> Another lie from Spack.
>
> Especially with national postal strikes looming - another courier may be
> faster than RM, I remember in previous postal strikes using alternate
> methods and getting good FB as a result

I've just sold something to a buyer in Finland and I'll be sending via
courier due to the postal strikes in progress/looming. Its only costing
me an extra £8 which I am happy to cover because the item sold for quite
a bit more than I was expecting.
From: Fran on

"petrolcan" <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.251eb86ccb591841989829(a)text.news.virginmedia.com...
In article <nwsolbBXVKtKFw8c(a)turnpike.home>, Mike says...
>
> In message <MPG.251eaf7b54ec4794989827(a)text.news.virginmedia.com>
> at 09:06:57 on Sat, 19 Sep 2009, petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com>
> wrote
> >In article <dl28b5h653224tjlbqpetmie2ggm5vi4t7(a)4ax.com>, Spacker says...
> >>
> >> petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> They would be more likely to neg you for not using the postal service
> >> they were expecting to get.
> >
> >Sellers standard rate. No postal service implied.
> >
> >> Especially if the cheaper one takes longer
> >> to arrive.
> >
> >Hasn't happened. If anything it gets there quicker.
> >
> Another lie from Spack.
>
> Especially with national postal strikes looming - another courier may be
> faster than RM, I remember in previous postal strikes using alternate
> methods and getting good FB as a result

I've just sold something to a buyer in Finland and I'll be sending via
courier due to the postal strikes in progress/looming. Its only costing
me an extra �8 which I am happy to cover because the item sold for quite
a bit more than I was expecting.

====

Total waste of money. International is far less prone to delay than internal
in a strike.


From: The Older Gentleman on
Mike <turnpike_user(a)turnpike_REMOVEuser.THIScomANDTHIS> wrote:

> Another lie from Spack.

It's getting to the stage where, with Spacker and Fran, the truthful
posts are in the minority. Easier just to say: "Coo! Correct and
truthful!". Takes up less bandwidth, anyway.


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From: petrolcan on
In article <1j6ag0m.11mb9n81r79zvhN%totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk>, The
Older Gentleman says...
>
> petrolcan <petrolcanSPAM(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I've just sold something to a buyer in Finland and I'll be sending via
> > courier due to the postal strikes in progress/looming. Its only costing
> > me an extra £8 which I am happy to cover because the item sold for quite
> > a bit more than I was expecting.
>
> Of the two bidders I've got (so far) on some valuable china, one's in
> the US and the other in Australia. I think I'll be looking for a decent
> international courier.

For international I've always used DHL via interparcel.com.