From: Lobster on
The Wizard wrote:
> "funfly3" <dontemailme(a)ntlworld.com> wrote in message
> news:lTNhh.14551$z01.10816(a)newsfe3-gui.ntli.net...
>> 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.
>


Given that CDWOW ship CDs (internationally, for that matter) in CD-sized
packets all over the UK without even using a signed-for service, and
still apparently manage to turn a profit, I would suggest even the above
might be somewhat of an exaggeration.

David
From: Mike on
In message <Rm6jh.25845$UC.5869(a)newsfe5-win.ntli.net>
at 09:09:05 on Sat, 23 Dec 2006, Lobster
<davidlobsterpot601(a)hotmail.com> wrote
>>
>
>
>Given that CDWOW ship CDs (internationally, for that matter) in CD-sized
>packets all over the UK without even using a signed-for service, and
>still apparently manage to turn a profit, I would suggest even the
>above might be somewhat of an exaggeration.
>
>David
>
Can you imagine CDWIOW going to the post office and getting their
Recorded Delivery slips all stamped up ;) The cost (in time and money)
of doing so would be about 25% of the item price
--
Mike
From: John William Hughes on
Mike wrote:
> In message <Rm6jh.25845$UC.5869(a)newsfe5-win.ntli.net>
> at 09:09:05 on Sat, 23 Dec 2006, Lobster
> <davidlobsterpot601(a)hotmail.com> wrote
>>>
>>
>>
>> Given that CDWOW ship CDs (internationally, for that matter) in CD-sized
>> packets all over the UK without even using a signed-for service, and
>> still apparently manage to turn a profit, I would suggest even the
>> above might be somewhat of an exaggeration.
>>
>> David
> >
> Can you imagine CDWIOW going to the post office and getting their
> Recorded Delivery slips all stamped up ;) The cost (in time and money)
> of doing so would be about 25% of the item price

The Post Office picks the mail up from CDWOW and any that go missing
would certainly be covered by the standard insurance of £32 so it's
rather a daft example especially taken in the context of the billions of
pieces of mail delivered in this country every year.

It's amazing 20 or 30,000 pieces of mail can go missing by one post
person in this country for years and nobody notices it. Again
www.google.co.uk makes it very easy to find stories of postal crime in
this country.
From: Mike on
In message <UV5kh.21497$k74.697(a)text.news.blueyonder.co.uk>
at 09:27:16 on Tue, 26 Dec 2006, John William Hughes
<lancs567(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote
>>>
>>> Given that CDWOW ship CDs (internationally, for that matter) in CD-sized
>>> packets all over the UK without even using a signed-for service, and
>>>still apparently manage to turn a profit, I would suggest even the
>>>above might be somewhat of an exaggeration.
>>>
>>> David
>> >
>> Can you imagine CDWIOW going to the post office and getting their
>>Recorded Delivery slips all stamped up ;) The cost (in time and
>>money) of doing so would be about 25% of the item price
>
>The Post Office picks the mail up from CDWOW and any that go missing
>would certainly be covered by the standard insurance of �32 so it's
>rather a daft example especially taken in the context of the billions
>of pieces of mail delivered in this country every year.
>
Fair enough, I was just replying to lancs567 saying why it's not worth
the cost of using RD
--
Mike