today I learned:
when you get an envelope where "Bitte frankieren" stands where usually the stamps go, you just ignore it and it will be delivered.
It's a trick trying to get you to pay for the stamp instead of the recipient.
I guess, companies could also include an envelope without such a pre-print, if they really wanted you to pay for it, but I'm also asking myself how a customer should know.
Like, unless it explicitly spells out that the recipient will pay, I wouldn't expect a letter to be delivered without a stamp.
@uint8_t I heard that the critical part was having "ANTWORT" on the address label?
But they still made us pay at the post branch, every time in different branches...
@IngaLovinde Yes!! I asked them and they were like, sure, buy a stamp!
turns out I was ripped off all this time
@uint8_t Here they write "frankeras ej, mottagaren betalar" (nicht frankieren, der Empfänger zahlt?) when they want a snail mail reply. 🤔
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