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Old 10-07-2008, 04:44 PM
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Can anyone explain to me why post offices do not sell envelopes. Was in apost office recently and asked for one and was looked at as if I had two heads, went to another and the same. I mean there has got to be something Irish about that one
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:05 PM
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why didn't you ask them?
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:08 PM
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why didn't you ask them?
I did and the woman just said, "no post offices dont sell envelopes". I said "what" your kidding me, and she just said no we never sell envelopes. I told her that I thought that was kind of strange but there was a queue behind me and so I let it go.
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:08 PM
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Can anyone explain to me why post offices do not sell envelopes. Was in apost office recently and asked for one and was looked at as if I had two heads, went to another and the same. I mean there has got to be something Irish about that one
...something Irish public service about it anyhow
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: Why do post offices not sell envelopes?

I'm not sure about now, but they definitely used to sell pre-paid envelopes, as in envelope with postage paid.
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:39 PM
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...something Irish public service about it anyhow
Funny, but are post offices not run along private lines now, I mean by shop owners etc.
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:40 PM
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I'm not sure about now, but they definitely used to sell pre-paid envelopes, as in envelope with postage paid.
Yes one type of pre paid. Try looking for an a4 envelope though, or an ordinary letter envelope.
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:14 PM
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Funny, I'd never think of the post office as a place to look for an envelope. I'd go to a stationers/ newsagents. I suppose it's no more an Irish thing than it is a French thing for tobacconists to sell stamps.
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:21 PM
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I agree that it is crazy. I was recently in the GPO in Cork and needed a padded envelope and they advised me to go to Easons to get it as they "had a lovely selection". I asked why they didn't sell them and, like the OP, the staff member looked at me strangely and said they had never stocked envelopes. It seems like such an obvious thing that they should be selling - there must be a reason they aren't?!
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:22 PM
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Newsagents sell stamps in ireland. The royal mail sell envelopes, as does the postal system in australia, they even sell envelopes in Indian Post offices. If you are posting a letter in a post office would it not be logical for you to be able to buy an envelope there or perhaps a box for a parcel etc, seems logical to me. As far as your toacconist sells stamps fine, but it would be a bit Irish for a tobacconist not to sell matches would nt it?
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:20 PM
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Funny, I'd never think of the post office as a place to look for an envelope. I'd go to a stationers/ newsagents.
Or your employers stationery cupboard.
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Old 11-07-2008, 04:09 PM
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I did and the woman just said, "no post offices dont sell envelopes".
The one around the corner from me does.
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Old 11-07-2008, 04:10 PM
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Some of the post offices seem to have been downgraded which I think is a shame. Our local office, in a shop, you cannot get dog licences, send post by express etc., so we have to travel to the post office about four miles away to do these things.
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:18 PM
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The one around the corner from me does.
Try asking for any thing other than a standard postage paid envelope. You wont get it.
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:28 PM
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Default Re: Why do post offices not sell envelopes?

My local post office sells envelopes - DL size and A4.
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:41 PM
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My local post office sells envelopes - DL size and A4.
Maybe there are some that sell a4 but the majority dont. And why dont they sell parcel boxes, padded envelopes etc?
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:05 PM
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And why dont they sell parcel boxes, padded envelopes etc?
The post office in Frascati Shopping Centre, Blackrock sells these, as well as cardboard tubes
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:25 PM
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Try asking for any thing other than a standard postage paid envelope. You wont get it.
No - they have a whole rack full of envelopes of all shapes and sizes. It's a PO only by the way - not a PO in a retail shop.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:41 PM
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It is part of the official stock to sell stamped envelopes at post-0ffices. In fact they are good value - a goodsized stamped envelope costs 60 cents. Every post-office should have them.
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:07 PM
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The GPO and some of the larger post offices have started selling all types of envelopes.

The smaller post offices (probably franchised) don't appear to sell them or may do so on a what suits them basis.
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