First class UK postage is 26p, ( about 41c), our oil comes from the
North Sea mostly. The 'Post Office' was privatised some years ago, so
its a PROFIT making organisation now. Guess where the profits go? We
still get two deliveries a day to the front door, almost nationwide; and
First Class means 90% of the time, next day delivery. But none of that
explains why it is so dear to post to the States.
> The last time I was in England (1973) mail was delivered to private
> residences twice a day. If that is still the case I'm sure it is not an
> inexpensive thing to do. We pay 32 cents for first class postage (1 oz)
> which pretty much goes by air although there is no guarantee. How much do
> you pay for a 1 once domestic letter?
> Safety Fast!!
> Ross Overcash, 74B, NAMGBR 2-1172, Ayer, MA
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> > Behalf Of email@example.com
> > Sent: Sunday, August 30, 1998 9:22 PM
> > To: MGMagnette@aol.com
> > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: Postage to BMIHT
> > MGMagnette@aol.com wrote:
> > >
> > > Sixty Cents for half an ounce, $1.00 for a full ounce.
> > >
> > > John
> > > Bedford Rural Station "Postmaster"
> > Why is it cheaper for those in the USA to post a standard letter to the
> > UK, than for me to send one over there, ( UK to USA,) ?????? 60c
> > compared to £1.20.
> > Neil