From: The Wizard on

"Evan" <ejoanett(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I saw a postie in town the other day leave his cart on one side of the
> street (the busy side) and cross the road with a handful of letters to
> deliver into a quiet old folks retirement neighbourhood. Why the cart
> couldn't at least cross the road, I do not know.

Not quite as bad as van dropping off 3 to 4 sacks of mail to save the actual
postman trawling back to the sorting office for them :-(
Perhaps the bags were dropped right inside a Power sellers porch all ready
to be nicked and sold on ;-)
(Any CD/DVD sized package is usually nicked at the post office sorting
office)



From: funfly3 on
The Wizard wrote:
> "Evan" <ejoanett(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1166445376.125562.184410(a)f1g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>> I saw a postie in town the other day leave his cart on one side of the
>> street (the busy side) and cross the road with a handful of letters to
>> deliver into a quiet old folks retirement neighbourhood. Why the cart
>> couldn't at least cross the road, I do not know.
>
> Not quite as bad as van dropping off 3 to 4 sacks of mail to save the actual
> postman trawling back to the sorting office for them :-(
> Perhaps the bags were dropped right inside a Power sellers porch all ready
> to be nicked and sold on ;-)
> (Any CD/DVD sized package is usually nicked at the post office sorting
> office)
>
>
>
in all the cd dvd's my family has ordered none have gone missing as yet
so not all get nicked
From: Evan on
funfly3 wrote:
> in all the cd dvd's my family has ordered none have gone missing as yet
> so not all get nicked

Recently, I had all but given up on an internet-ordered DVD thinking
that the postie lost it.

But lo and behold, the same day I bought a replacement disc (more
expensive) from the local grocery store, the first disc showed up in
the post.

The internet based company had had to source it from Belgium, thus the
long delay in arriving. An email notice to that effect might have
saved me the worry of buying the un-needed replacement gift.

Perfume went missing last Xmas though.

From: The Wizard on

"funfly3" <dontemailme(a)ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> The Wizard wrote:
>> "Evan" <ejoanett(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:1166445376.125562.184410(a)f1g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>>> I saw a postie in town the other day leave his cart on one side of the
>>> street (the busy side) and cross the road with a handful of letters to
>>> deliver into a quiet old folks retirement neighbourhood. Why the cart
>>> couldn't at least cross the road, I do not know.
>>
>> Not quite as bad as van dropping off 3 to 4 sacks of mail to save the
>> actual postman trawling back to the sorting office for them :-(
>> Perhaps the bags were dropped right inside a Power sellers porch all
>> ready to be nicked and sold on ;-)
>> (Any CD/DVD sized package is usually nicked at the post office sorting
>> office)
>>
>>
>>
> in all the cd dvd's my family has ordered none have gone missing as yet so
> not all get nicked

Obviously not ALL go missing.

They did a test on the programme as they were travelling the UK.

They posted from different areas to the same address and out of 35 only 8
went missing.

The problem there is, that is a worrying amount if anyone orders in bulk!

If only they'd mentioned where they posted from and the 8 that went missing
especially :-/


From: Evan on
The Wizard wrote:
> They posted from different areas to the same address and out of 35 only 8
> went missing.
> The problem there is, that is a worrying amount if anyone orders in bulk!

Let alone a percentage delivery within a day, a 75% delivery "at all"
success rate sounds to me to be appalling.