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Anyone else seeing long Royal Mail delays?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by scratch, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. beachBOYken

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 18, 2007

    Posts: 9,884

    Location: London

    My postman delivery to letterbox is less than normal, but understandable.
     
  2. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 9,620

    I ordered some things from Amazon last night, on 5-working-day delivery... ******* have bumped the delivery to the end of MAY!!! :(
     
  3. Hades

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 23,950

    Location: Surrey and London

    My currently delayed package was with Amazon. I suspect Amazon deliveries are being prioritised (they indicated that was the case a few weeks ago). So non essential goods are bing delivered behind essential stuff. Understandable really.
     
  4. grudas

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 12, 2008

    Posts: 20,589

    Location: West sussex

    havent had any post etc for a week or so.

    west sussex.
     
  5. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 9,620

    They are... I just wish they'd marked it as such at the point of order, rather than telling me it'd be delivered within 5 days and then waiting 24hrs before deciding it'd be bumped.

    But saying that... It seems my PC fans were of massively high priority for Amazon, though!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2020
  6. Tom_ed1987

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 1, 2004

    Posts: 1,490

    Location: Warwickshire

    I'm still awaiting some RM parcels, posted first class last Friday.
     
  7. do_ron_ron

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 23, 2002

    Posts: 9,981

    Seem to be delivering the daily mail faster around here as there is less in the system.
     
  8. Steeps

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 8, 2003

    Posts: 5,042

    Location: Bedfordshire

    Seeing lots of self fulfilled Amazon sellers losing their next day availability benefits because the delivery scan rate for on time deliveries is dropping off. Most of our post still arrives on time but we have noticed a few delays and non-deliveries.

    All Royal Mail depots are significantly reducing their hours, my local one is probably closing and the next closest is only going to be open 7am-9am from next week.
     
  9. scratch

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 4,143

    Location: Southampton

    Thanks for all the responses

    Things seem to be trickling through slowly now with a couple of deliveries this week, hospital cancellations and the like..no letter from Boris yet tho!
     
  10. B@Th*nG

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 6,300

    ordered something on eBay on March 24th, not here yet (bristol). Ordered something else on the 27th and that arrived yesterday. So it's patchy for sure, understandably.
     
  11. pinkpound

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 1,740

    I'm waiting for a parcel from collected by Hermes on 29/03/2020 and not even showing on tracking yet so maybe May/June if ever :(
     
  12. Hades

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 23,950

    Location: Surrey and London

    I haven't seen my postman in about two weeks. I know he hasn't been down my road because there are no elastic bands casually discarded outside my door.
     
  13. Flibster

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 31,820

    Freshly roasted coffee order came through 24 hours after posting this morning, 1st class delivery.
    Amazon order arrived after 2 days, bit slower than normal but I think it was Amazons own service not Royal Mail.
    DPD delivery arrived perfectly on time.

    If anything, it's a bit better than normal for me at the moment... :eek: