Can you sell 1st class stamps at a profit?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by simon_adams_uk, 6 Aug 2007.

  1. simon_adams_uk

    simon_adams_uk Veteran

    SW London
    Hopefully someone will know the answer straightaway: can you sell 1st class stamps at a profit (ie above face value)? The reason I ask is because the local corner shop owner is insisting he can!

  2. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    you can buy them at costco at less than full value, then if you sell them on at face value then you can make a profit. otherwise, sounds a bit iffy to me.
  3. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Yeah! Because people are stoopid enough to put up with it.

    He sounds a bit of an Arkwright to me.
  4. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    You are William 'D-Fens' Foster and I claim my £5.00
  5. DanBat

    DanBat New Member

  6. hellenback

    hellenback New Member

    He'll be telling you next that washing lines have gone metric and insisting you have to buy a new one.

    "GGGGranville, fetch me one of them new washing lines from the back...."
  7. OP

    simon_adams_uk Veteran

    SW London
    Cheers guys.
    It's pretty cheeky of the guy but then we are talking about London here!

  8. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Shop the cheeky git!

    I'm going to shop the cheeky b*st*rd by me, he's selling a Penny Black for £3,000.00.
    Talk about marking-up prices.
  9. col

    col Veteran

    He probably is the type of shop owner that splits multipacks and sells em individualy,with the "do not sell individualy " printed on them.Im sure the office of fair trading would love to meet him:smile:
  10. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    I would have thought that if he was just a corner shop and not a sub post office, he could sell a stamp for whatever price he wanted. If anyone is silly enough to buy it then that's their problem. I would also doubt his parentage but that's a different matter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    This is a case in Scotlaand, I found on Google.

    I was searching for a Portsmouth one from last year, but couldn't find it.

    However it does make the point
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