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Old 11-04-2010, 16:35   #1 (permalink)
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International Postage question

I am selling some bits on ebay and have had a question about postage to Thailand. The package is 800g and about 30x20x15 cm.

I went on the RM site to calculate postage but it gives a different price for international signed for, and international signed for small packets. Does anyone know what my package would come under? I know that it is within the 'small packets' on weight but unsure of size. How is 'international signed for' different, as it costs 5 more.

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http://sg.royalmail.com/portal/rm/Pr...atId=23500532#

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Size doesn't count for international mail IIRC.
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International signed for is pretty much piece of mind for you to know the buyer has received it (maybe more compensation if its lost/damaged)
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I read on some consumer forum that a small packet should be in a padded envelope. I just don't want to offer postage for 15 and then have it cost 20. But, dont want to charge 20 as the item is only worth 5!
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International signed for is pretty much piece of mind for you to know the buyer has received it (maybe more compensation if its lost/damaged)
Yeah, going to be sent signed for either way because it is going to Thailand. Just wanted to know the difference between 'international signed for' which costs 20 and 'international signed for small packets' which is only 15
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I asked for recorded to Italy and was told it didn't exist. Post office FAIL.
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yeah, they can only keep a record of it until it leaves the country. just read about the 'signed for' service - they can't even get a copy of the signature. haha they are really useless
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That's what I got told.
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To be within the Royal Mail definition of a 'Small Packet' the length + width + depth must not exceed 900mm, and no single dimension must be more than 600mm. Additionally, the weight must not exceed 2000g.

So from your measurements, your package will be well within the Airmail Small packets category
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Just been discussing this with my mum as she works in a post office herself, and she doesnt understand the "signed for" option. I think she recommends the "signed for small packet" option mate because of the nature of it
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