Can I post anything as long as it fits in a postbox?

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I feel really stupid asking this, but don't want to risk doing it wrong!

I just want to return a top to an online store - do I have to send it through the post office? It's so small folded up that it fits in an envelope and it obviously isn't heavy, so can I just attach a normal stamp and it will arrive alright?

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No you'll need more than one stamp, probs best to go to the post office to see how many, you need 2 just for a thick letter so no way you'll be able to just use one
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(Original post by sammy-lou)
I feel really stupid asking this, but don't want to risk doing it wrong!

I just want to return a top to an online store - do I have to send it through the post office? It's so small folded up that it fits in an envelope and it obviously isn't heavy, so can I just attach a normal stamp and it will arrive alright?

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Is their not a returns label on the invoice? Normal there is a sticker you can just peel off with their address on it, and the postage is prepaid.
If so you can just put it in the post box, otherwise I would take it to the PO to make sure you pay correct postage.
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Is their not a returns label on the invoice? Normal there is a sticker you can just peel off with their address on it, and the postage is prepaid.
If so you can just put it in the post box, otherwise I would take it to the PO to make sure you pay correct postage.
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No you'll need more than one stamp, probs best to go to the post office to see how many, you need 2 just for a thick letter so no way you'll be able to just use one
Yeah there is a label but I have to pay the postage - it only has the address on it. OK I'll go to the post office then, thanks!
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You might wanna check the royal mail website as well .. they usually give info about how large items could be.

http://www.royalmail.com/personal
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You might wanna check the royal mail website as well .. they usually give info about how large items could be.

http://www.royalmail.com/personal
OK thanks!
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Get proof of postage as well.
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Get proof of postage as well.
can that just be a post office receipt?
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can that just be a post office receipt?
I'd actually ask for proof of postage, they're a bit different from receipts.
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I'd actually ask for proof of postage, they're a bit different from receipts.
Ah OK thank you!
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Ah OK thank you!
No problem
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Ah OK thank you!
You'd need a tracking number.

Receipts aren't worth the paper they are written on, they don't prove anything, sadly. I found out the hard way.

You'll probably be alright sending to a reputable shop but if it puts your mind at rest send it tracked. It'll cost about £5-6 but you get a tracking number you enter into the Royal Mail website and can see exactly where the item is, plus the receiver has to sign for it.

Personally for me, I would just send it normally if it was to a shop if the item wasn't more than £30. Any more than that and I'd get it tracked.
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You'd need a tracking number.

Receipts aren't worth the paper they are written on, they don't prove anything, sadly. I found out the hard way.

You'll probably be alright sending to a reputable shop but if it puts your mind at rest send it tracked. It'll cost about £5-6 but you get a tracking number you enter into the Royal Mail website and can see exactly where the item is, plus the receiver has to sign for it.

Personally for me, I would just send it normally if it was to a shop if the item wasn't more than £30. Any more than that and I'd get it tracked.
Theres a lot more to this posting business than I'd thought! Thanks for the advice, it's only worth about £15 and it is a big company so it should be OK not being tracked
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how big does the post have to be to fit in the letter box
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