Today I went to post two parcels.
The post office was shut - has infact been shut for two whole days now, due to a dodgy printer and no-one to fix it.
One of the parcels was for the US, with contents worth just over the £20 limit for standard airmail. (£23)
Now in the past I could have sent as standard airmail and - should the worst happen - put in a claim up to the cap of £20.
Now Royal Mail via Twitter have decreed that unless I pay the extra £5 for tracked and signed for to cover the extra £3 that the parcel is worth, should the worst happen I would not be able to claim anything at all!!!
I have always thought - and indeed in the past have used - standard airmail for items that are just over the £20 as it seemed ridiculous to pay an extra £5 to cover £2 or £3, but apparently now it’s not an option at all?
When did that come in???