I think you have to do that tbh Plumeblu. I always buy things off ebay etc... that are recorded just to make sure it can be tracked (Even then, only special delivery can be really properly tracked i think? but its cost is insane) Tbh prices will only get worse with our lovely govenment privatising Royal mail for their buddies! Unfortunately there will always be people who try to claim they didn't receive something, but others that genuinely didn't (it also doesnt help that RM drop parcels off at neighbors, so if you don't sign it they could just keep your parcel and plead they didn't take it in!) Recorded is much better than 1st/2nd class, just for the piece of mind/£50 insurance imho!