Thursday, June 07, 2007

Post service

On the right is the automatic machine to buy stamp and in multilingual service. You can use this machine for normal postcard and letter or if your envelope is not very heavy and very thick as the stamp price depend on size and weight of the letter. If you can see (click to enlarge photo) above the 'Briefmarken' sign is to measure the letter. The payment is with coins or card but the change money for coins will be as stamp instead of coins. So,when you don't need more stamp than better pay in exact amount as the machine said. When you have still a doubt than you can go to nearest post office and it's common when the queue is long ;o) and the left one is the box where you should drop-in your 'already with stamp stick on letter'. The white board is the schedule to empty the post mail box.


lv2scpbk said...

Interesting. They don't have postage machines sitting out around here in our area yet.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Very good idea. We do not have things like this. I like your photo too.

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Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

I like the look of the machines and their color. And I absolutely love the way you write in English, Beetle. :)

Bergson said...

in France we have the same machine but it are not yet outside

they remain in the post office

Kalyan said...

We still have the age-old system of going to post offices to get stamps & post-cards. It was nice to see and know about the automated system.

Penless Thoughts said...

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing not only the picture but the information.

Dick said...

I have never seen this before.

GE said...

I've not seen any stamp-dispensing machines in the UK for a long time. Maybe they still exist in some places though.

Worst though is that they are closing many post offices and not just the small local ones but ones in town centres too.

Beetle said...

4 Barb and Abe,I prefer to use it for only my normal letter caused I hate stay in queue ;o)

4 fenix,Thanks that my English can make you smile ;o)

4 bergson,in the past,it was only inside the post office building too

4 kalyan,I'm happy since this kind exist and VERY useful for tourist as well :o)

4 susan,you're welcome and my pleasure!

4 dick,AND now you SEE it ;o)

4 GE,Ohh it's bad if there is no nearest post office and in here if it's that case,they will provide another automatic post service,I think one day I will post another multifunction one that we've here as a replacement when no nearest post office.

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

We don't have any stamp-dispensing machines on streets, unfotunately, but only inside post office (?) :-(