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Any other way they can steal from us?

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ZZzzz Report 11 Feb 2022 14:37

Postage stamps is the way now apparently, if you don't use or take current ones to the post office for a swap before January 2023 you lose them, according to AOL that is.


nameslessone Report 11 Feb 2022 14:46

You can still use them on all your thank you letters as they are valid until the end of January.

Fancy sending a business letter and the recipient finding an odd video. Or a letter of condolences only for the bereaved family to find a jokey video. :-(

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 11 Feb 2022 14:50

I don't think you can just take them to a Post Office to swap them ?

I think they have to be sent off.



ZZzzz Report 11 Feb 2022 15:05

It would be a lot easier if we could take them to a post office for a swap.


JoyLouise Report 11 Feb 2022 15:08

I saw the chief of the PO on the news a couple of weeks ago. He was asked about old stamps that people may still have and he stated that if, after the date, you still had old ones in your possession you could take them to your nearest Post Office and they would be simply exchanged for the new stamps.


maggiewinchester Report 11 Feb 2022 15:20

Why can't we do what we did before - just use them, whenever?

If they say 'First Class' that should be enough - you paid the correct price when you bought them.


LaGooner Report 11 Feb 2022 15:30

Who is going to hold onto current stamps until almost a years time ? :-S.


SuffolkVera Report 11 Feb 2022 15:42

A number of people among my friends and acquaintances have had a moan about this. I am wondering if I am the only one who can’t see what all the fuss is about.

We don’t lose financially. It may be a slight hassle exchanging the stamps but not that difficult. You will be able to print out a form from the Royal Mail website or email (or phone if you don’t use email) and Customer Services will send you one. We have had a year’s notice of this change and you will have 9 months from end of March 2022 to end of January 2023 to make your swaps. This is just a guess but I would think most people will have used their stamps up by Jan 2023 so I really can’t see why it’s such a problem.


ZZzzz Report 11 Feb 2022 15:56

LG, We will be swaping ours because there isn't enough time to use them all, we inherited from M.I.L, she had loads.


ZZzzz Report 11 Feb 2022 16:07

Just the ones from M.I.L are £41.


maggiewinchester Report 11 Feb 2022 16:08

I lose books of stamps on a regular basis :-| :-P


Jan. Report 11 Feb 2022 18:03

Thanks for letting us know ZZzzz. I didn't have a clue about this. I'll have to remember to get my stamps swapped.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 11 Feb 2022 19:15

We've got loads of stamps as we thought it was a way of managing the frequent price increases because we thought they would always be valid..
I didn't know that you could buy 2nd class stamps in folders of 100 until I was asked to purchase some for a school.
....What a good idea to buy 100 for our household too, I thought :-|

I'm not going to use all of them and the odd amounts in small books, before the set date,so there will need to be lots of swapping from here.


AnninGlos Report 11 Feb 2022 20:18

Gwyn I have always bought books when a price rise is due. Just another was of preventing us saving a bit of money. At least I will use all mine with Christmas cards.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 14 Feb 2022 15:44

I wonder if the new coded stamps will be valid when there is next a price increase or will the codes be able to tell Royal Mail that a surcharge is due?

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 18 Feb 2022 13:01

We, in Tenerife, now have to pay extra postage for sending a coloured envelope. Nearly every greetings card you buy comes with a coloured envelope. I stuck a white label on one for the address but it was unacceptable.


Bobtanian Report 18 Feb 2022 13:57

yeah just got my 22/23 tax coding....


ZZzzz Report 26 Mar 2022 20:49

I don't know if this is still the case but thought I would put it back up as a reminder.


ShelleyRose Report 31 Mar 2022 11:55

Price of stamps both 1st and 2nd class is going up from 4th April. As I post about 50+ Christmas cards every year I'm thinking of buying a lot before they go up.


Annx Report 31 Mar 2022 15:52

I have put stamps on a load of envelopes ready to use and I bet they won't swap those.