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    Bit of a stupid question but I genuinely can't find an answer anywhere.

    On the post office webpage it has different stamps like 1 st class and 2nd class but then it also has sets of "1p, 10p, 25p stamps"? They are also called fixed value stamps.

    Nowhere does it say what those are used for? For sending letter the only two options seem to be 1st or 2nd..
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    (Original post by Mystery.)
    Bit of a stupid question but I genuinely can't find an answer anywhere.

    On the post office webpage it has different stamps like 1 st class and 2nd class but then it also has sets of "1p, 10p, 25p stamps"? They are also called fixed value stamps.

    Nowhere does it say what those are used for? For sending letter the only two options seem to be 1st or 2nd..
    If you have a 2nd class stamp, but want to send something 1st class. You'd add the stamps to make up the value.

    If you need to send a parcel, it won't cost an exact multiple of 1st class stamps so you may need to make up the value with other stamps.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    If you have a 2nd class stamp, but want to send something 1st class. You'd add the stamps to make up the value.

    If you need to send a parcel, it won't cost an exact multiple of 1st class stamps so you may need to make up the value with other stamps.
    ohhh ok, that makes sense. Thank you.
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    (Original post by Mystery.)
    ohhh ok, that makes sense. Thank you.
    If you go to a post office, they can print a label that is valid for the exact postage price you need. But if you don't want to go - or already have some stamps and don't want to pay for the whole postage again - you can use the make up value stamps to add towards the ones you have.

    Last week, I posted a parcel to my sister. It cost £1.22. So if I wanted to use 2nd class stamps, they're worth 56p each. I would either need to use 3 stamps and overpay, or use 2 stamps and a make up stamp.
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    i want to buy some make up value stamps at the local post office. I asked the lady at the counter and she definitely showed me the stamps that are available. When I told her I want to buy them, she won't sell it to me. What should I do?I have some 1st class stamps and I ran out of make up value stamps. I need to send some letters overseas. She told me to come to the post office with the letters instead. But if I do that, then it'll be a waste of money. SAVE ME!
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    (Original post by honeylemong)
    i want to buy some make up value stamps at the local post office. I asked the lady at the counter and she definitely showed me the stamps that are available. When I told her I want to buy them, she won't sell it to me. What should I do?I have some 1st class stamps and I ran out of make up value stamps. I need to send some letters overseas. She told me to come to the post office with the letters instead. But if I do that, then it'll be a waste of money. SAVE ME!
    You can either take your letters to the post office to be weighed, and the staff there will work out the value of stamps needed.

    Or you can work out the price yourself using the Royal Mail price finder and then ask for the correct value. If you have a first class stamp, that's 65p, so you'll have to work out the difference. Then when you go back, you can ask for the specific value needed.

    If you just ask for "a make up value stamp" the lady doesn't know what value you're trying to make up. You could need a 1p stamp, or a 5p stamp, or 87p. You need to be able to ask for "10 50p stamps".
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    (Original post by Juno)
    You can either take your letters to the post office to be weighed, and the staff there will work out the value of stamps needed.

    Or you can work out the price yourself using the Royal Mail price finder and then ask for the correct value. If you have a first class stamp, that's 65p, so you'll have to work out the difference. Then when you go back, you can ask for the specific value needed.

    If you just ask for "a make up value stamp" the lady doesn't know what value you're trying to make up. You could need a 1p stamp, or a 5p stamp, or 87p. You need to be able to ask for "10 50p stamps".
    I always sent letters overseas, so I know how much I should pay for a regular sized letter. I asked for 20p and 2p. Just enough to send a letter to Europe.

    Last few weeks, she charged all my letters as big letters. That costs me a good £15 for 5 regular letters that I sent all over Europe.

    She told me that my letter was too thick when I'm 100% sure that I only put papers inside. I mean, how long can my letter be? 10 pages? I'm pretty sure I only sent 2 pieces of paper in the letters. And yes, I know the max dimension of regular letters. I only sent letters, so definitely the thickness is less that 0.5cm. Also, I checked the price for big letters to Europe, it doesnt even cost £3 each. I dont even know where does the extra charges came from.

    I hope you can understand my frustration here.
 
 
 
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