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    Posted: 29/April/2016 at 19:20
Hi, I think that there is something funny going on at the Post office in Albufeira. I take letters there regularly and,for the same size envelope nd the same weight, I am charged different prices.Is it because I'm a Brit?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/April/2016 at 19:31
Like UK, different speeds like 1st and 2nd class. Check which one you are paying for. 1st is known as 'rapide'
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/April/2016 at 19:45
Yes Pete,I know about the different classes of postage but,for the same size envelope bearing one sheet of paper, I have been charged from 79 cents to €1.20and each time I said that standard post would be fine . That's why I posed the question.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/April/2016 at 20:19
Originally posted by Phil. Phil. wrote:

Hi, I think that there is something funny going on at the Post office in Albufeira. I take letters there regularly and,for the same size envelope nd the same weight, I am charged different prices.Is it because I'm a Brit?

Probably nothing to do with being a Brit.
More likely to be because this is Portugal
I hate how peopleï compare Frank Zappa to God. I mean, he's cool and great and nice and everything, but he's no Zappa.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29/April/2016 at 20:41
There is a surcharge for 'coloured ' envelopes as the automated machines cannot read the address so has to be manually sorted
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/April/2016 at 00:08
My envelopes are white,it's like being at the mad hatter's tea party. IOI.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/April/2016 at 10:10
Originally posted by DICEYUK DICEYUK wrote:

Originally posted by Phil. Phil. wrote:

Hi, I think that there is something funny going on at the Post office in Albufeira. I take letters there regularly and,for the same size envelope nd the same weight, I am charged different prices.Is it because I'm a Brit?

Probably nothing to do with being a Brit.
More likely to be because this is Portugal



Good point, well made...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30/April/2016 at 10:12
Phil, just buy half a dozen standard stamps for the UK. Stick them on yourself and put them in the letterbox. We do it for envelopes of all shapes, sizes, colours and with letters or cards in them. Never had a problem yet.     
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/May/2016 at 19:11
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01/May/2016 at 19:14
Many thanks, due to the fact that I have only lived here since early February, I have never thought of that.
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