[access-uk] Re: AFB labels

We can thrash this subject to death, so before anyone
comments further, it might be worth first looking at what
Royal Mail have to say about AFB on their web site at the
following Tiny URL.

http://tinyurl.com/24pncc 

The full URL is:

http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content1?catId=400130&med
iaId=400181

George.


-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andy Collins
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 12:48 PM
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: AFB labels

Roger - if any label will do, then isn't this open to fraud
from non valid 
users of the service? -

Andy


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "roger south" <roger.south@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 12:40 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: AFB labels


| I've checked this out with the Head Postmaster in this
area and he fully
| accepts that Audio Books either on CD or on cassettes are
perfectly valid 
to
| send on an AFTB label. Also he confirmed they don't have
to be commercial
| labels as any clearly indicated label is acceptable. I use
my Dymo printer
| to make my own and all it costs me is the roll of labels.
|
| Roger
|
| Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.
|
|
| ----- Original Message ----- 
| From: "Andy Collins" <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 11:08 AM
| Subject: [access-uk] Re: AFB labels
|
|
| > So, if the bbc shop, and Chivers use AFB labels for
their blind 
customers,
| > then why can't we use them to send audio books to each
other? Yes, these
| > are
| > comercially available books, but in a way, we are
restricted in our 
access
| > to the printed word, and can't just buy the audio
version on the
| > hi-street -
| >
| > Maybe I'm taking limited choice too far here?
| >
| > Andy
| > ----- Original Message ----- 
| > From: "Damon" <damon.rose@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| > To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| > Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2007 4:27 AM
| > Subject: [access-uk] Re: AFB labels
| >
| >
| > | The BBC Shop also does similar.
| > |
| > |
| > | ----- Original Message ----- 
| > | From: "Wendy Sharpe" <w.sharpe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| > | To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| > | Sent: Monday, September 03, 2007 11:13 PM
| > | Subject: [access-uk] Re: AFB labels
| > |
| > |
| > | > Well, I think you should ask at the Post Office
about that.  Chivers
| > may
| > | > have had an agreement with them that they could use
AFB to send to
| > blind
| > | > people, but if you are sending to a sighted person I
don't think you
| > can
| > | > use
| > | > it.
| > | >
| > | > Wendy
| > | >
| > | > -----Original Message-----
| > | > From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
| > Behalf
| > | > Of
| > | > Andy Collins
| > | > Sent: 03 September 2007 23:01
| > | > To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
| > | > Subject: [access-uk] Re: AFB labels
| > | >
| > | > Wendy -
| > | >
| > | > I have bought comercially available audiobooks from
Chivers and Isis
| > in
| > | > the
| > | > past, and when I mentioned I was blind, they aranged
to send them
| > using
| > | > AFB
| > | > labels, waving the delivery charge, so if they can
do it then... -
| > | >
| > | > Andy
| > | > ----- Original Message ----- 
| > | > From: "Wendy Sharpe" <w.sharpe@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| > | > To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
| > | > Sent: Monday, September 03, 2007 10:47 PM
| > | > Subject: [access-uk] Re: AFB labels
| > | >
| > | >
| > | > | Andy
| > | > |
| > | > | I don't see why not, so just ask at your Post
Office.  However, be
| > sure
| > | > you
| > | > | are only using articles for the blind free post
for things which 
are
| > | > | actually special for us.  DAISY books are ok, but
commercially
| > recorded
| > | > | books, DVD's, CD's, etc, are not, as they can be
bought by 
everyone
| > and
| > | > | played on standard equipment.  I believe there are
hefty fines for
| > | > | infringing the rules, and you can't take the risk
that they won't
| > check.
| > | > | The Post Office is losing too much money these
days, so they may
| > well
| > | > target
| > | > | us for spot checks.
| > | > |
| > | > | Wendy
| > | > |
| > | > | -----Original Message-----
| > | > | From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
| > Behalf
| > | > Of
| > | > | Andy Collins
| > | > | Sent: 03 September 2007 22:37
| > | > | To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
| > | > | Subject: [access-uk] AFB labels
| > | > |
| > | > | Hi all -
| > | > |
| > | > | When sending a parcel, is it possible to use an
AFB label to send 
it
| > | > first
| > | > | class free post, and just pay the outstanding
balance to upgrade 
the
| > | > parcel
| > | > | to recorded delivery? -
| > | > |
| > | > | Andy
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