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Re: Prog drought!
« Reply #330 on: 24 March, 2022, 09:04:12 AM »
The post here has been absolutely shocking since Christmas - parcels are running ok, presumably because they take up space at the depot and need to be moved out quick, but letters and the like arrive generally a week or two after you'd expect them.
It's a symptom of the terrible decline of Royal Mail under the Tories and there's very little I can do about it, but it has made me re-evaluate a couple of things I'm subscribed to and cancel them, which is good I guess? I'll stick with the Prog subscription till it is due to expire and then see how I feel: I loved the little ritual of getting it in the post most Saturdays, but if it's going to arrive two days after it hits the shelves I can buy it in my local newsagent and means I can skip the odd week where there's nothing on I want to read.
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Re: Prog drought!
« Reply #331 on: 24 March, 2022, 10:58:28 AM »
I now get mine on a Monday or Tuesday - the days of Saturday progs seems to have gone :(

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Re: Prog drought!
« Reply #332 on: 29 March, 2022, 06:46:41 PM »
No prog again

I'm not sure any other of my post is being affected - stuff seems to be landing as quickly as normal.

In the old days you could ring up but thats not an option any more - any way of getting a formal statment as to any knoww issues at Thargs end, Molch-er?

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Re: Prog drought!
« Reply #333 on: 29 March, 2022, 07:10:20 PM »
last week I got 3 progs and a meg on same day, plus various letters postmarked up to 10 days ago. Things got a bit better with the mail for a while after the MP got involved, but we're now back to a weekly bundle rather than daily post.

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Re: Prog drought!
« Reply #334 on: 30 March, 2022, 05:09:26 PM »
Pretty sure this isn't a Tharg issue as lots of other boarders are getting theirs on time.

The Prog does seem to be especially impacted by delays (my megazine from the 2000ad shop came immediately) but I'm convinced it's just local post being not fit for purpose. I know for a bloke in his 40s, getting a weekly comic on time is a very very petty thing to be annoyed over but so much of my life is relentless stress atm and this does hack me off. Nothing anyone can do though!
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Re: Prog drought!
« Reply #335 on: 30 March, 2022, 05:16:51 PM »
It has to be localised regional problems, with staff issues or other factors impacting on deliveries. Letterbox post here is still slightly wobbly, but far more reliable than it was during the early days of COVID. But there are times when mail has clearly been ‘stacked’ (the odd week where we suspiciously get ten items on a single day, after days of nothing). But the Prog is regular, usually showing up on a Monday. So this can’t be a Tharg thing.

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Re: Prog drought!
« Reply #336 on: 30 March, 2022, 08:02:00 PM »
No prog still

I;d think it was local, but my bills are all turning up like clockwork!

Possibly its not local but somewhere in the chain that all my other post doesnt encounter? 

As I say, a more paranoid person would link the fact this all started after I slagged Tharg's recent output (the next prog I received as actually absolutely ground into pieces - wasnt even in a "sorry we have destroyed this post" bag! ) 
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Re: Prog drought!
« Reply #337 on: 31 March, 2022, 06:30:58 PM »
hmm no prog for me. its been a while since i had no prog

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Re: Prog drought!
« Reply #338 on: 01 April, 2022, 11:08:07 AM »
I suspect it's a localised issue but further up the chain than the local post office.
I can't see it changing now tbh. It's kept me pretty much off the review thread, both reading and writing, which might be a blessing for people who don't like reading my ill-informed thoughts.
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