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    Theresa May speaks out on rip-off parcel firms.

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    Theresa May speaks out on rip-off parcel firms.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 11 Dec 2017, 12:21 pm

    Theresa May speaks out on rip-off parcel firms amid ‘RIDICULOUS prices’

    Theresa May today pledged to consider action against delivery companies who rip-off Scots shoppers.

    The Prime Minister's intervention comes amid mounting concern over excessive surcharges across large swathes of the country.

    A "Statement of Principles" was introduced by the UK Government in 2014 in an effort to force firms to ensure they charge fair prices for deliveries.

    But Citizens Advice Scotland this week warned online shoppers in northern Scotland pay a "postcode penalty" of between 30 per cent and 50 per cent more than the rest of the UK.

    The Scottish Government has powers over consumer advice and advocacy but only the UK Government can regulate parcel deliveries.

    Read more on this subject from The Express HERE




    I have always known that some parcel delivery firms will either NOT deliver to Highlands and Islands or if they do they add on a severe surcharge for doing it.

    Surely these companies could absorb the cost of extra fuel that is needed to deliver to these areas by adding it to the ordinary deliveries elsewhere in the country.

    If they did this then the extra cost would be lost in the massive deliveries they make to the rest of the country ?


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    Re: Theresa May speaks out on rip-off parcel firms.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 14 Dec 2017, 11:48 am

    After her latest defeat in The Commons I think she has started to clutch at straws by this move.

    I mean, who is she trying to kid that she is a caring human being ?
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    Re: Theresa May speaks out on rip-off parcel firms.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 15 Dec 2017, 11:33 am

    She is certainly not that Zathrus.

    Like most Tories she does not give a damn about the weak, the old, and the sick in Britain


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    Re: Theresa May speaks out on rip-off parcel firms.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 16 Dec 2017, 11:17 am

    She didn't get to where she is for being a "good" person.

    She is just another Thatcher.
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    Re: Theresa May speaks out on rip-off parcel firms.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 17 Dec 2017, 11:42 am

    I think we all agree on that subject !


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    Re: Theresa May speaks out on rip-off parcel firms.

    Post by Hell's Granny on Sun 17 Dec 2017, 12:26 pm

    She's a Thatcher wannabee. It isn't just the Highlands and Islands though I am shocked by the amount of the surcharges you report.

    Remoter parts of Wales and Cornwall also get surcharges, but not to the extortionate amounts charged to you.

    Its not remotely acceptable.
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    Re: Theresa May speaks out on rip-off parcel firms.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 19 Dec 2017, 12:23 pm

    Again, all true HG.


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