I don’t know exactly when the Royal Mail changed their postage rating from the simple “by weight” only, to the new ”by weight, but it also has to fit through this thin little slot in a piece of perspex” system. It was a few years ago now, but I still haven’t got my head round it.
I can’t help but think that it’s just another way of squeezing more money out of us. Not that that stopped them putting up the price of stamps recently by an extortionate amount. I mean, 60p, to post a birthday card (and don’t get me started on the price of bloody birthday cards)!
The other day, after ordering some electronic components online, I received what is possibly the smallest package ever to have been put through my letterbox. And it weighed bugger all.
But, because it contained an electronic chip that was in a piece of protective plastic, it didn’t quite fit through the little perspex slot, and was therefore labelled as being ‘Large’, adding 50% to the postage costs. Ridiculous.
I suppose I should just be grateful that they didn’t lose it.