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Thread: The value of using "signed for" (again!)

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    The value of using "signed for" (again!)

    Ill try to keep this short as it is only a quick word of caution, i sent my certificate in to North Wales Police for a variation 2 weeks ago. Only a simple one for one .308 for a 6.5 so i thought i would give them a quick ring to a: see if it had got there ok, but b: to see if they had made any progress.

    Anyway, the response was, "oh well we haven't received anything" **** thinks I its lost.

    well as I now send everything to the firearms dept signed for i checked and sure enough it had been received and signed for!

    So a quick phone call back, and sure enough, they had found it in a tray somewhere.

    Now I'm not angry or trying to stir anything up (although i do feel that a one for one of this nature could reasonably be turned round in 2 weeks) but this is the second time I have had this happen. The other time was with my renewal!

    I'm not surprised that they get behind if applications sit unacknowledged in their office for 2 weeks! How long would it have sat there had i not phoned?

    Anyway the take home message is, sending it signed for is 1.42 well spent as had i not done so then I would have had to accept that they hadn't received it!

    Worth considering?

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    I always photocopy every page of the certificate going back, keep a copy of the covering letter and attach the 'sign for' receipt. As you say its a couple of quid well spent.

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    +1
    It pays to be paranoid
    "Don't say I didnae warn ye !"

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    Quote Originally Posted by private fraser View Post
    +1
    It pays to be paranoid
    ....and just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean they're after you....

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    Did the same with Gloucestershire 2 years ago, variation, not received. So I wait 10 minutes then ring back having checked it was signed for and lo and behold "we've found it in the incoming mail tray" I blame understaffing, but now they've increased the fees ........,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickyA View Post
    ........... I blame understaffing, but now they've increased the fees ........,,,
    They'll be able to afford a much bigger in tray!

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    +1 on recorded, always send it recorded after having a shotgun that wasn't put on my file and I got lil telling off because they said it wasn't received!! Well worth the money now?

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    I always personally hand letters or documents in - I appreciate that not everyone can do this.
    The other thing I do is on the phone I start by saying my name and informing them that the phone call is being recorded for record purposes.
    It's amazing how attitudes change when you say those words

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    It is understaffing, I sold a rifle to a gunshop, who then received a call from my local firearms dept, saying that I had not informed them, the shop rang me and asked if I had , which I had by registered mail, I rang said office, and was told by a lovely lady, in a loud voice, obviously she new the who it was " don,t know who is wasting there time, but we have a pile of unopened letters from before Christmas" this was in February of this year, she then said, don,t write to us about disposals, just send a E Mail as it's quicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyEddie View Post
    I always personally hand letters or documents in - I appreciate that not everyone can do this.
    The other thing I do is on the phone I start by saying my name and informing them that the phone call is being recorded for record purposes.
    It's amazing how attitudes change when you say those words
    I always take mine into my firearms department to make sure they get it.Did it last week & found out that they had moved back to there old place,feo did not tell me.

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