General chat about doing business in France and the PO; tax, financial, legal and insurance matters.
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I have just been to the post office to buy a padded envelope to send a Christmas present to my niece. I wanted one with Belle and Sebastian on the front cover. I was told I could only post it in France. I offered to pay for extra stamps to send it to England. No this wasn't possible. When in the name of all that is common sense can't you pay for the envelope, pay for the postage and not be able to choose where you send it.
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Because they are pre-paid envelopes which are set up to be scanned into the colissimo parcel system without more done: adding extra stamps and atypical addresses would require a separate print of envelopes and a degree of manual handling which they presumably (and understandably) find not worthwhile for the tiny proportion of customers who might want it. It is always dangerous to appeal to "common sense" unless you are absolutely confident that it is on your side, and are right to be confident.
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