Last time I physically bought a stamp, it was still 26p for 1st class. But with that said, when I send letters, I usually go by 1st recorded, so it's not like I'm adverse to paying; just ignorant to the pricing.
It'd cost me upwards of like £40 in petrol to deliver some letters I write, so I'll take the 55p.
I won't hand deliver mail unless it's local, which I would do now anyway, because otherwise you're just spending more on petrol/public transport.
For items that need to be posted as opposed to letters (which I never write since email/texts are free) I'm currently using stamps I bought when second class was 27p and first class was 36p, still have quite a lot of them left .
now that stamps are too damn expensive will u stop posting mail and just do e-mail or do online services
also will u phyciscally hand deliver your mail yourself instead of relying on royal mail
Update your thread title: a First Class stamp will cost 60p. I can't believe that. A Second Class stamp will be 50p. The mere 10p difference is purposeful to get you to go for the more expensive option.
Inevitable, unfortunately. The company was screwed when the government of the time opened the market to 'competition' (read: private companies cherrypicking the profitable parts), it's just taken this long to finally shake out.
At this point, it's this or lose the universal service altogether - private mail companies won't deliver to the arse-end of Scotland for 60p or anything like it, I'll guarantee you that.
seeing as i ahve no intention of paying the price of a courier or other some such thing ill stick to pos vby royal mail, im selling a lot of stuff on ebay atm and RM is still the quickest and easiest way of doing things
The UK has one of the lowest postage costs in Europe. In France they pay £1.11 for a first class stamp, Germany it's £1.21, and in Denmark it's as high as £1.36. So in comparison 60 pence isn't all that much. See here for more details: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...ass-stamp.html
Running a delivery service is expensive and the vans and lorries don't just run on air, fuel costs have risen massively in the past couple of years and those costs have to be passed onto the customer if the business is to remain viable.