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Old 26 May 2010, 05:52   #1
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Does anyone know if your sending a larger sized envelope (A5 or A4 size) how many normal first class stamps you have to put on to cover the postage? (Or even if this is an acceptable method)
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Tim, my post office weighs em.
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I'm too lazy to go to the post office and there's a postbox about 30 seconds walk from my desk. Just stuck 3 first class on an A5, hope it gets there!
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on Monday we got a A4 size envelope from one of our suppliers. There were just 2 A4 sheet of printed paper inside. The postman would not leave the envelope just left a note to collect from sorting office. My office manager had to make a special trip and guess what. The sender had only stuck one first class stamp on the envelope so we had to pay the difference.

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Up to and including A5 size with a maximum thickness of 5mm and weight of 100g it is a letter which costs 41p (a first class stamp).

Beyond those limits up to and including A4 size with a maximum thickness of 25mm and weight of 750g it is a large letter which will cost:
< 100g 0.66 (needing two first class stamps)
< 250g 0.96 (needing three first class stamps)
< 500g 1.32 (needing four first class stamps)
< 750g 1.87 (needing five first class stamps)

Beyond that and its a packet and it gets complicated!

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Up to and including A5 size with a maximum thickness of 5mm and weight of 100g it is a letter which costs 41p (a first class stamp).

Beyond those limits up to and including A4 size with a maximum thickness of 25mm and weight of 750g it is a large letter which will cost:
< 100g 0.66 (needing two first class stamps)
< 250g 0.96 (needing three first class stamps)
< 500g 1.32 (needing four first class stamps)
< 750g 1.87 (needing five first class stamps)

Beyond that and its a packet and it gets complicated!

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Haven't heard otherwise so I assume it did! It should have done with three times the postage on it!
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