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Are they having a laugh

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ninathenana Mon 20-Apr-20 09:07:50

I ordered himself a model kit to keep him occupied.
I got an e-mail saying we are unable to dispatch your order as we have an incomplete address. We only have your door number, town and postcode. Please send us your full address.
Do they not know how a postcode works 😀😀

Charleygirl5 Mon 20-Apr-20 09:22:11

Obviously not!

Juliet27 Mon 20-Apr-20 09:26:43

But when we add house number and postcode to an order, isn’t it then our place to click on the link to give the actual address....or was that not possible with your order?

Artdecogran Mon 20-Apr-20 09:57:23

Yes but some postcodes go over many streets so your house number could be repeated. You really do need to add the street.

RustyBear Mon 20-Apr-20 10:24:33

There's at least 5 roads in our postcode that could have the same number as us.

Beanie654321 Mon 20-Apr-20 10:42:04

It takes a minute to look it up, so why haven't they? Xx

Sheilasue Mon 20-Apr-20 10:52:31

Rediculous you only have to look it up.
I found a puzzle app on line for dh, hasn’t looked at it yet.
Can’t get one out of the cupboard the cat would get on it.😀

ninathenana Mon 20-Apr-20 10:53:08

It was an oversight, I didn't realise I'd not put the street.
If you enter my post code it brings up just my street which is one long road connecting two areas of town with no other roads leading off. I thought your postcode only covered a few houses not a couple of streets. Surprised to know that.

NannyG123 Mon 20-Apr-20 11:00:27

I ordered a card for my daughter, put in her postcode and almost loads of addresses came up. So it's vital to check you put an address on.

Purplepixie Mon 20-Apr-20 11:02:33

Half of our little village have the same post code so it might be difficult for them.x

Shortlegs Mon 20-Apr-20 11:18:03

First world problems.

pollyanna1962 Mon 20-Apr-20 11:25:13

couriers need a full address for the sat nav

Paperbackwriter Mon 20-Apr-20 11:58:43

Bit harsh there, Shortlegs. Play nicely!

MiniMoon Mon 20-Apr-20 12:09:15

I wonder why all these courier companies do not have the what three words app.
Nobody can find my house as it is hidden behind a house that used to be a pub.
I have What Three Words on my phone, and I gave one delivery driver the three words for my garden gate, he was there in a couple of minutes.
For those who dont know, the world is divided into 3m×3m squares, each square is given a unique 3 word address. The app is worth having, as it has saved the lives of lost people.
Also some countries have adopted it as their postal addresses.

Here is an article about it

GrammaH Mon 20-Apr-20 12:14:53

We're right in the sticks and our postcode covers a large area with about 12 properties in it. The roads don't have names so, even with the full address & postcode, some delivery companies don't manage to find us!!

Theoddbird Mon 20-Apr-20 12:19:26

Where I used to live my post code covered a wide area. I rember there were two with my number. Why would someone not put their complete address? It takes no time to do that.

CardiffJaguar Mon 20-Apr-20 13:03:47

The intention when PCs were introduced was fairly simple. Unfortunately a lot areas were not treated the same way and alterations had to be made together with new properties and high rises let alone businesses sharing same codes, divided properties and more.

So the three words system will overcome all that (hopefully!) and then all of us will be 'on the map'.

ArtySue Mon 20-Apr-20 14:19:44

First world problems.'
Ha ha, totally agree... Good one.

BlueBelle Mon 20-Apr-20 14:45:31

I m not sure what you’re annoyed about ninathenana they are just doing a correct job You made a mistake and gave an incomplete address, so sorry but it is your fault we all make silly mistakes like that, but you really can’t blame the company

pamdixon Mon 20-Apr-20 15:12:24

are any of you using what3words. Google it! Much more accurate than a post code,and if everyone was using it (more and more delivery companies are) nothing would every go astray again. The whole world is gridded into 3 metre squares,and each square has a random 3 words allocated to it.
Free app on your phone. Ooh-just seen someone else has put up a post about it too.

Magrithea Tue 21-Apr-20 18:27:02

Our whole hamlet has the same post code and all properties have names. Luckily our posties are excellent!

GabriellaG54 Tue 21-Apr-20 18:35:43

Yes, I use the what three words app. As the OP says, it's invaluable.

GabriellaG54 Tue 21-Apr-20 18:40:09

Company websites usually (almost always) have a box where you fill in your postcode, after which a drop-down box appears for you to choose your address from the list, which you click on. Job done.
Of course if your property is on a new estate or it's a very small company who have no database, then it follows that you'll have to fill in the whole address.

GabriellaG54 Tue 21-Apr-20 18:47:45

The main databases are Royal Mail, Openreach and XOserve.

welbeck Tue 21-Apr-20 19:29:17

i think originally postcodes were related to posties' walks and how their sacks were arranged.
so in a densely built up area with long roads, might be part of one road, but in more sparse areas, or lots of short roads a postcode covers a wider area.
anyway we learn as we go.