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Insuffiecient postage for letter

What will happen to the letter?

post 2.Oct.2015, 01:21 PM
Post #1
Joined: 2.Oct.2015

Hi everyone,

I was wondering what will happen to a letter if it doesn't have sufficient postage (stamps). Will I get it returned back to me? I wrote my address on the back of the envelop which I sent yesterday here in Stockholm.

Thanks in advance
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post 2.Oct.2015, 04:00 PM
Post #2
Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 18.Jul.2012

They normally deliver it and then claim the excess from the recipient. Do not worry
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post 2.Oct.2015, 04:01 PM
Post #3
Joined: 25.Jul.2012

The post office will send the letter to the address on the letter, then charge you 35 kr and correct postage for the trouble.
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post 3.Oct.2015, 09:19 AM
Post #4
Joined: 2.Oct.2015

Thanks for the fast reply guys!
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post 3.Oct.2015, 10:22 AM
Post #5
Location: Jönköping county
Joined: 29.Aug.2004

Now, don't do again,second time round and it's a minimum Skr.1000 fine, or one month in prison...

*wink wink*
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post 16.Jun.2016, 08:46 PM
Post #6
Joined: 15.Jan.2011

Strange you should ask...
I posted two letters recently, both to Swedish addresses.
Within fourteen days I had a demand letter from Post Nord seeking 41.50sek.
I called them on their help line and the dialogue went like this...
- can you tell me which letter or to which address was under-paid?
- no
- can you tell me in which post box the letter was posted?
- no
- can you tell me how you know it's me that sent the letter?
- no
- apart from demanding money, can you give me any indication - by the recipient's address or any other detail or proof - to confirm that it was my letter which attracted this charge and demand?
- no, it's illegal for us to keep records, like scanned copies or photos etc of mail
- so you're asking me to pay for something for which you can provide no evidence of fault on my part?
- well, yes, but you don't have to pay if you don't want to.
- since you can't provide reasonable proof, no I don't "want" to pay.
- ok, I've deleted the charge.
- and I'll hear no more of this?
- no it's closed now!

Good for a one-off and genuine error, but I wouldn't make a habit of under-franking any letter, just in case!
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