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Little Miss Muffet

When I tried to post a parcel today it was rejected by the post office because it was too large.

I know I have posted items larger than this before but my post office told me they never used to worry about it until October last year.

Apparently for security reasons all parcels must go into bags and these bags are a certain size and if the parcel does not fit into the bag it will not be accepted.

The max length is 1m and the length plus girth must not be more than 2m.

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Vinyl Lady Decals

Wow, that's bad.

I know the booklet gives these dimensions.

It will probably be better to send it via courier

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RISadler

So, max size is therefore 1m by 0.5m by 0.5m?

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Little Miss Muffet

If you measure the height then measure the waist as you would measure your waist it must not add up to more than 2m.

So a box can have each side measuring 25cm=100cm for 4 sides or 20cm by 20cm by 30cm by 30cm=100cm plus 100cm in height=200cm

The lady in the post office said people who sell large duvet sets cannot get them into these bags.

I checked :razz:.

Edited by geewhizz

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lilythepink

Am so glad I live in Grahamstown where our PO staff go out of their way to help me, no matter the size of the parcel. So long as my parcel doesn't weigh more than 30 kg, they accept it.

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RISadler

Oops, most definitely need to change the batteries in the ol' calculator... so max size is 1 metre by 25 centimetre by 25 centimetre?

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Little Miss Muffet

Can your calculater add instead of multi:wondering:ply????

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RISadler
Can your calculater add instead of multi:wondering:ply????

 

Don't think so... it's got buttons for fractions, brackets, logs, roots, offs (although this one always makes the screen go blank), mean averages, deltas and even the numbers 0 to 9... but no add button that I can see, sorry. :thinking:

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Howard Neill

Doesn't your computer keyboard have a calculator symbol?

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RISadler

No button that I can see... It's a "laptop" - even though it is always on the desk - and getting to the calculator is like mouse click here, there and everywhere.

 

Then again, I've never been good at maths...

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Howard Neill

On my desktop keyboard, there are buttons above the functions keys for calculator, email, Internet Explorer, etc.

 

It would appear that the following is another way, but it looks like a mission:-

 

1. Click on the "Start" button, choose "All Programs", "Accessories", then "Calculator".

2. Press WINDOWS+R, type in "calc" (without quotes), and press ENTER.

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RISadler

Right-O... and then Fn+F11 to enable the numpad, wh5ch 5 then 4s4a33y f6rget t6 t4rn 6ff aga5n. :nuts:

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RISadler

New batteries installed, so let's see... (all values in metres):

 

1 + 0.25 * 4 = 2 !!! :awesome:

 

and for a cylindrical parcel...

 

1 + pi * 0.318 = 2 !!! :awesome:²

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Little Miss Muffet

What was that you said last???:sneaky: about size

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RISadler

She'll never fit in that box... :suspicious:

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kyle2
She'll never fit in that box... :suspicious:

 

Anything is possible with the appropriate sized mallet!

I had tons of fun the other day with a parcel that needed to be sent overnight with speed services, the parcel was 100mm X 100mm x 100mm, so it went in the bag no problem, but it weighed 3.5Kg's. apparently you can only send up to 1Kg in those bags. After much deliberation, they found an excess weight stamp thing that you buy which gives you an xtra 1Kg per stamp, 2 of those babies on the bag sorted the problem and the customer got their parcel Jhb to Cpt overnight.

No RS, it was not a Brick LOL! (it was a big transformer):grin:

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RISadler
... it was a big transformer ...

 

How big? I'm looking for a laminated core step-down transformer with an output of 15-0-15 and at least 5 Amps.

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