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magnetism2772
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all over the penny black

Whether you like it or not,
if a company has posted a letter,
it is classed legally as having been received by the recipient.
There is no onus on proof of receipt (therefore no recorded delivery required), simply proof of postage.
true  or false ? Roll eyes
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pierre_pierre
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Re: all over the penny black

false
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If the seller has proof of postage - (even without insurance paid for), then they can claim up to £50 - form available from the Post Office Counter. I sent a PCMIA card (£19) that I sold on Ebay, it didn't arrive so I claimed - in about 7 working days, I got a check for the £19 and the Postage (around another £3) from the Post Office. All I had to do was send proof of price - in this case a copy of a page from the Argos Catalogue. Only the person who posted it (the seller) can do this though - make sure they do it - it won't cost them a penny, and will preserve their Feedback scores.
Source(s):
Post Office Counters

and lots of other answers in the same vein via google
Steve
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Re: all over the penny black

Maybe the OP does not use Google though but instead uses Bing !? Wink
magnetism2772
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Re: all over the penny black

hi  pierre_pierre, hi steve
ah ok and thankyou
magnetism2772
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Re: all over the penny black

some very bright people here Cool
magnetism2772
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Re: all over the penny black

i never thought to enquire at the post office counters
I  was  just readin a discussion someone  saying  that just by putting a stamp on a letter
is proof that it will be  posted
problem now is what happens with unregistered letters that are not received   
is it the responsibilty of the sender
to proof it was posted ?
magnetism2772
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Re: all over the penny black

its a general enquiry that i  thought was a good topic and worth a chat
magnetism2772
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Re: all over the penny black

i'm off for some sleep bye all
David_W
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Re: all over the penny black

The trick is in your question.  Just posting a letter offers no proof of posting, you cannot prove you have posted a letter unless you go with a proof of postage certificate (I believe proof of postage is free).  However, proof of postage is not proof of delivery, PayPal requires proof of delivery not proof of postage for instance.
pierre_pierre
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Re: all over the penny black

and there are two forms of proof of delivery, bosh cost money
nadger
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Re: all over the penny black

True. We use our Tesco vouchers to pay for Eurotunnel and they suggest Reward tokens should be sent Special Delivery - just sent some off and normal envelope was £5.05  Sad