Issued on March 26, 2013.
|Mal Dixon||28/03/2013 11:41:12|
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How can Royal Mail justify charging £13.77 for this book containing stamps with a face value of £10.22.
The practice of adding a premium on top of face value began with Ariel Post in 2011 and a premium of aroung £1 has been added to all PSB's since then. It is difficult to justify a £1 premium on stamp products which only collectors will buy!
An increase to £3.55 is totally unacceptable. I will not be collecting PSB's from now on.
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I don't know either. Royal Mail are just putting more and more real collectors, like me, off. They must be relying on the 'manufactured collectable' market. And I completely agree with you, adding any premium is just WRONG!
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Hi Maldix and welcome to the forum! As you can see you're not the only one up in arms about this premium business. I must admit (having stopped buying new issues in 2003) I hadn't given the pricing of this prestige booklet any thought at all, but I would agree it does seem a bit stiff.
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These stamps are really gorgeous, probably my favourite set of 2013 so far.... my dilemma is sticking the stamp set with the miniature sheet to have a full page of Dr. Who or casing the miniature sheet inside the miniature sheet album on its own, bit of a moral dilemma.
As for PSBs I never got the appeal of those, its too much to collect, I rather concentrate on Mint/Used stamps, FDC and Presentation Packs and for the first time I bought the smiler generic sheet, it probably be a one-off though. Dr. Who is my guilty pleasure ever since I was a wee little lad, watching Tom Baker as Dr. Who on a Saturday night hiding behind the sofa. Oops showing my age now. Ha Ha. I will be glued to the TV set tomorrow night.
Edited By Martin on 29/03/2013 19:31:37
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I buy an PSB near Christmas to use the stamps on mail to friends and family (many of whom have been trained to keep the cover for me) so I get real postal use of them. Otherwise I avoid them like the plague.
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I guess the answer to the question about the price - £13.77 for face value of £10.22, is that you get more inside the booklet than first appears from the outside......
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