You remember in my last post I told the Root Hill types among you to watch your letterboxes for incoming DVDs?
I know for a fact that none of you will have got what you're watching for yet.
I swear it's not for lack of trying. I've printed all the address labels and everything, and I would dearly love to get the things in the post.
But can I get anybody to sell me fifteen DVD-box-size padded postpacks at anything like a sensible price? Yeah, right. Last year I got them in 3-packs from Tesco, which worked out at 33p per envelope. Fair enough. This year, Tesco have been out of stock for weeks (literally, weeks), while the post office only had half the number I needed, and were after £1.39 each for them! Combining that with the amount postage has gone up in the last 12 months, I could almost make a loss just on the post and packaging.
Still got one or two other ideas on where I might be able to try, but I haven't had a chance to try them yet.
So the long and short of it is that you can relax your letterbox-watching vigilance, because the DVDs haven't been posted. I am very, very sorry for the delay.
- The Colclough