[BCAB] Articles For The Blind

Richard Godfrey-McKay lists.godfrey-mckay at virginmedia.com
Sun Feb 23 21:08:02 GMT 2014


Interesting George.  Do you know if this works for next day delivery?  If
so, do you have chapter and verse, as it would be really useful.   


Richard

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-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of George Bell
Sent: 23 February 2014 20:30
To: BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Articles For The Blind

Are you aware that you can send Articles for the Blind within the normal
weight restriction, etc., but pay for the additional service such as Signed
for or Registered.

A pen drive would cost £1.70 to post First Class Signed for normally, or
£1.10 Signed for AFB.  I know 60 pence doesn't buy much these days, but a
few do add up.

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Andrew
Hodgson
Sent: 23 February 2014 19:18
To: b.lingard at sympatico.ca; BCAB Discussion List
Subject: Re: [BCAB] Articles For The Blind

Hi,

I wouldn't send anything articles for the blind unless I was happy that [1]
it could go missing and [2] I would be happy for the post to be inspected or
delayed without warning.

There have been times when buying stuff via various lists I have asked for
first class delivery over articles for the blind due to this reason.
Bearing in mind how much the equipment costs, the postage is not hugely
expensive over that, and if we keep abusing the system we will lose it
altogether.

We have had a few pen drives from BCAB going missing recently via AFB,
whether it is AFB or sheer coincidence I don't know.

Andrew.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Brian
Lingard
Sent: 23 February 2014 18:57
To: 'BCAB Discussion List'
Subject: [BCAB] Articles For The Blind

Ottawa Canada

Dear Lu and List:

While looking into the finer points of Canada's Literature for the Blind
Post Free, our version of Articles for the Blind, I was intrigued that there
are size and weight limitations on what qualifies for this concession at
least for international post.

The size limitations are such that a Perkins Brailler shipping carton does
NOT qualify for this concession although the nature of the package otherwise
qualifies.

Another curious thing is that cigarette lighter butane or lighter fluid can
be mailed for delivery within Canada, but NOT to another country including
the USA!  

Brian



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