eBay UK extends Royal Mail INR policy amnesty. But until when?

Earlier in the year we reported that eBay would be exempting some Royal Mail tracked services from its sometimes rather punitive new Seller Standards. Tamebay wrote about it here. It was a moratorium with an indefinite time period attached.

The Royal Mail services that eBay exempted at that time were:

– Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For
– Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For
– Royal Mail Special Delivery
– Royal Mail T24
– Royal Mail T48

As per that announcement, the exemption was supposed to last until May 20th. Now they’ve sent an update. You’ll find a screengrab below. It comes from a seller who received the email today.

As the eBay email says: “We let you know on 18 February that we’re protecting your account until 20 May from some late deliveries. This protection applies when you use Royal Mail Tracked/Royal Mail Signed For services, due to the fact that we currently receive complete tracking information for these services.”

But which date is correct? Is it the 31st of July or 31st August? Both dates are stated in the email. Do you know which? We don’t. In any case, it’s good the deadline has been extended.

Edited to add: We’ve had confirmation that it is indeed the 31st August

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