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Postage Strike - delayed deliveries

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Miles, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. Miles

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    anyone know if imported dvds have to go through the London area (whre there is a strike)?

    My playusa deliveries are taking much longer than normal and I wondered although i'm not in London delays could still be the case?
     
  2. ChrisNic

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    I think all international deliveries have to go through a particular sorting office in london so yes the strike is almost certainly the cause. Im waiting for 5 :(
     
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    Im waiting for around 5 too :( , was planning on watching quite a few this weekend too.
     
  4. ChrisNic

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    Ive got friends coming up to visit me and the mrs at uni so im most hacked off at lack of some new dvds to show them!
     
  5. Messiah

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    I believe all import items have to pass through Mount Pleasant sorting office (customs) in London.
     
  6. hornydragon

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    I had an email from tesco stating that deliveries are delayed until after the strikes!!! but will be 1-2 days after they have finished!!!!
    Bloody typical just been on a DVD buying spree!
     
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    that right Messiah and mount plesent have been on strike the longest, they do indeed control ALL post coming in from international sources, eg no r1 finding nemo for me for a while!!!
     
  8. Joe Pineapples

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    call me paranoid, but the thing that concerns me is, the longer our parcels are in transit (or not), the more likely they may go 'missing' :(
     
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    Do Scottish deliveries go thru London ??
     
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    I had Finding Nemo shipped to me 2 weeks ago but still not got it. I wrote an e-mail to Movie tyme explaing I had not recieved it was told if does not come tomorow he would ship a replacement.
    Next day still no film so e-mailed them again they said give it 3 days gave it 3 days still no show.
    I e-mailed them again they said write us a letter explaing you have not got the film and we will send you a replacement.

    I ordered Terminator 3 on Tuesday 3pm recieved it Thursday 7am. I live in Northampton so as soemone said above the longer it takes for the film to arrive the morce chances of it getting lost in the post.
     
  11. jelly

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    been waiting for nemo for around a week no chance of me getting it now till wed thurs now( sack the strikers and employ someone else)
     
  12. tony kop77

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    I dont think the postal strike affected me because it does not take 2 weeks to get a film and if the postal strike did affect me how come I got Terminator 3 in 2 days.
     
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    as much as i might feel a bit inconvienced at getting a few late DVD's, i'm sure they're not striking for the fun of it.
     
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    how strange,i received my terminator 3 yesterday and it was only sent on tuesday.
    oh well,guess i must be lucky
     
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    then why strike then SACK EM ALL
     
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    They have already been given the sack.

    In my old man's case two extra sacks of mail for no extra money.
     
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    They are certainly not striking for no reason. If you believe what they spout on telly, they're turning down a 14% pay rise. Who would ever do that?
     
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    Politics and Home Cinema don't mix and if i was a postie having dogs bite my ass and horny women seducing me all the time then i too would go on strike for more pay.
     
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    Th strike has not stopped all mail just slowed it down but i thnk the temporary staff employed to replace striking workers and keep post moving are more likley to be a more inquisitive to the contents of padded bags than a regular postie who wouldn't risk his job and pension over a DVD! but a temp worker from an agency???? Or a reluctant jobseeker???
     
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    Yes and that reluctant jobseeker is in for a shock when Cherie pulls him thru her door and whispers "what have u got for me today" in his ear.
     
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    I would like to make a personal appeal to the powers at be. Give the posties what they want! This strike is seriously screwing up my dvd entertainment schedual!:mad:



    popeye
     
  22. rags

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    I would consider the second reason to be a perk of the job......

    Should really be treated as a BIK and taxed.
     
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    But theyre all Nora Batty lookalikes.
     
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    Parcels come through Coventry and letters and packets come through Mount Pleasant.

    Mount Pleasant is like a step back in time!
     
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    I know I'm knew but I thought this forum was about dvds not politics. As far as I am concerned I am very grateful to the "postie"-the guy who trudges through the country lane, rows across a resevoir, gets chased and bitten by dogs, cows, druggies, dole cheats AND lonely housewives JUST so that I can get a dvd from South East Asia within 3 days and for nothing! Lets leave them to sort it out as they see fit, no one would lose wages for nothing. They must have legitimate gripes and as far as I am aware they are the ones who are trying to preserve our present postal system. We all moan about it from time to time, but ask one of the big courier firms for a qoute to get a dvd from ANYWHERE, let alone the other side of the World and I think you'll probably end up in tears and with a very VERY small dvd collection.
     
  26. rags

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    Sorry mate have to disagree. They dont do their jobs out of the goodness in their hearts - they get paid to do them. What annoys me most is not that they are striking as everyone has the right to fair wages and work conditions but the fact that in a proper ballot they actually voted not to strike. Pockets of them then decided to take action out of their own accord.

    Do they get paid whilst on an illegal strike - they deffo should be hit where it hurts.
     
  27. hornydragon

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    Aparantly as part of the strike all franked mail is untouched (no idea why) but stamped mail is OK ish (pity most DVD suppliers frank envelopes!
     
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    We should draw a line under the political meanderings, but you should know that postmen work a 40 hour basic, most starting at around 4 am, most miss any sort of meal break, all work through the worst weather that Britain can chuck at them, all under Dickensian management, and all for a take home pay of £200 a week. They earn exactly £1 more than you need to qaulify for low income benefit and I'm afraid the sad fact is that it is a tough job for rubbish pay under even worse conditions.... I don't think any of them have any heart left to find "goodness" in.
     
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    Yes we should but you have clearly missed my point. I do not have an issue with their issues. All I am saying is that they voted not to strike, so why the hell are they on strike......
     
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    They did indeed vote not to strike, but over the issue of pay. The recent action has been taken because thier managment has started to impose unworkable and undemocratic changes on thier working lives. Changes which, I might add, will have a very detremental affect on the very services which you are keen to have resumed. Do you want your dvds trampled on, missorted, stolen, broken, or chucked over a railway line by a workforce of totally underpaid, mistreated, disinterested casual layabouts? Unskilled and unmotivated staff that Royal Mail employ on a day to day basis from the very shallowest end of the gene pool. Or would you prefer someone who has a proper job to do and takes a bit of pride in the service that they give to thier community?
     

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