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jfollows

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Chiltern, I just made an attempt to book a ticket enough in the future and got the following:
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I used Chiltern a couple of years ago for this reason specifically.
 

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I've just tried on GWR and TPE and they are both trying to charge £1.

I am only able to get the ticket I want to appear on Mixing Desk and Trainline powered booking engines, sadly cannot get to to show on Chiltern's booking engine.
 

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If your starting station does not have the ability to issue ticket on departure you will often get offered a free postage option.
 

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I think that is the essence of the problem then. The starting station, on each of the 2 tickets I am adding to the basket, does have the ability to issue ticket on departure. Shame there isn't a work around for this.
 

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Postage is a more expensive option for ticket delivery so I see no reason why it should be available free of charge when other (cheaper) options are available at the origin station (or the ticket is available in E-ticket form). If people wish to pay extra for a method of delivery that they personally find more convenient they should (and do) have the option to do so but expecting TOCs to fund such choices makes no sense.
 

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Just checked both of these (SWR and TfW) and I am only being offered Special Delivery or ToD (including for a journey in over a weeks time). Looks like I'll simply have to collect from the station on the day.
 
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mugam4

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I'd advise against choosing un-tracked free delivery, as it can be difficult to get the tickets re-issued if they don't turn up. It's a big risk to put something of possibly quite high value in uninsured mail - I've once had a TOC point-blank refuse to reissue in this instance.
 
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