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Old 19-11-2010, 10:09 AM
theresa1 theresa1 is offline
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Default An Post ends free redirected post but not "return to sender".

http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/1119/anpost.html


http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...283711495.html


This is madness - some very, very important letters will not get to people. The big problem I see for example is when people leave off - is it South or East etc.
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Old 19-11-2010, 03:14 PM
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Default An post charging for redirected mail-when?

Any idea when An Post are going to start charging for redirected mail? And what is going to happen to mail which is posted with a redirected address without a stamp?

I read on RTE.ie today that they are going to start charging for redirected mail, but there is no date mentioned.
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Old 19-11-2010, 03:22 PM
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with immediate effect, I thought??
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Old 19-11-2010, 03:49 PM
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We used this service 2 years ago.... and paid for it....about €50 I think. I thought there has always been a charge to redirect mail?
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Old 19-11-2010, 03:57 PM
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Ah! just looked at the article..they mean forwarding mail that has been delivered to the wrong address. if you know the forwarding address looks like you have to put a stamp on it now.
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Old 19-11-2010, 04:11 PM
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if you know the forwarding address looks like you have to put a stamp on it now.
I just wonder how they would enforce this. If you don't put a second stamp on it, presumably they ask the recipient to pay on arrival?
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Old 19-11-2010, 04:15 PM
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Return to sender I assume
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Old 19-11-2010, 04:15 PM
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I just wonder how they would enforce this. If you don't put a second stamp on it, presumably they ask the recipient to pay on arrival?
I think they will return to orginal sender and not deliver to correct person.

It will cost some companies a bit if they were using one building as registered office for a lot of companies(say 100plus)- Before cross out address and repost, now want a stamp on it
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Old 19-11-2010, 04:36 PM
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This makes sense to me as a cost saving measure from An Post. If I were to move I would consider it my responsibility to ensure anyone likely to send me a very, very important letter had my up to date contact information.

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The big problem I see for example is when people leave off - is it South or East etc.
Not sure what you mean by that.
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Old 19-11-2010, 04:43 PM
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I think they will return to orginal sender and not deliver to correct person.
I wonder how much post actually has a sender address on it?
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Old 19-11-2010, 04:49 PM
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They do open letters to find the return address.
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Old 19-11-2010, 07:32 PM
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Old 19-11-2010, 09:14 PM
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Does this mean that we can't do a "return to sender" on unsolicited junk mail, which I've done from time to time, without putting a stamp on it!
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Old 19-11-2010, 09:38 PM
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Nice time to be introducing this in the middle of a depression Must stock up on stamps
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Old 19-11-2010, 09:47 PM
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How much will they save/make?
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Old 19-11-2010, 09:56 PM
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Does this mean that we can't do a "return to sender" on unsolicited junk mail, which I've done from time to time, without putting a stamp on it!
You can still do that.
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Old 20-11-2010, 12:09 AM
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Hughes Road East, North and South Dublin 12 would be one example -sometimes the PostMen themselves will deliver to the wrong house even though correctly addressed.
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Old 20-11-2010, 12:38 AM
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I would assume in cases of mis delivery like that an post would have to shoulder the cost.
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Old 20-11-2010, 12:55 AM
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Nice time to be introducing this in the middle of a depression Must stock up on stamps
Our local Post Office will not be selling stamps anymore in a few weeks time .

They say that stamps will only be available in ' hole in the wall ' outside .

All customers at PO counter will be given a sticker/label instead
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Old 27-11-2010, 03:12 PM
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The announcement clearly states An Post has put an end to redirecting letters. It also states the decision was taken in the past year.
Glad you pointed that out as we occasionally get post for family members who have flown the nest.
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