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    Postal service to the Philippines.

    Four and a half weeks since I posted my Valentines card, it has still not arrived in Leyte.

    The Royal Mail website claims 6-7 working days for International Standard delivery, that's airmail, I even put a little blue "Par Avion" sticker next to the stamp.

    Oh well, it might get there early, only another 50 weeks to go.


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    Don't expect it to arrive at all. You should've just bought a card online that doesn't go thru customs (from the online shops where you buy gifts for the Philippines).

    We sent 2 small packages of coffee for my parents in the past thru Royal Mail. One arrived after 3 months and the other went missing. We sent it via air cargo and supposed to arrive in 3 to 5 days. After probably 14 months, the other box turned up and my mum had to pick it up from the post office. It arrived from UK to Philippines after 3 days from the day we sent it. It was stuck in the Philippine customs all those times. Do not trust Philippine customs in anything, whether letters or packages.
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    I sent a small package to Valencia via Post office 30th December air mail, the receipt and paperwork states up to 7 weeks delay because of covid restrictions and if not delivered by 25 days I can claim value of contents and postage so I put in my claim. Hopefully it still could arrive ok


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    My Valentines card finally arrived this morning.

    That's about fourteen weeks delivery time from the UK to Tacloban.


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    i received a letter from UK pensions informing me that they tried to return my documents but had failed, it says please get in touch with us within 10 days, this letter arrived to me in Philippines almost a year after it was sent,looks by the post stamps that it was in Philippines for most of that time, im in touch with them now at ;last. its just not the royal mail , dont expect the same reliability


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    Quote Originally Posted by imagine View Post
    its just not the royal mail
    years ago the misses sent me a letter that contained an important document, I waited and waited for it, months later she got the letter back , the royal mail returned it 'address unknown', because she got the house number wrong, she missed a digit off it, but my surname ( only a few people in the UK have the same surname) and the post code was correct


    Dave you should have put your card in a small box with some chocolates and used a website like ParcelHero, they use the major couriers at a discount and she would have got her card and chocs in about a week or so
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    ShippingCart is another handy 'facility'.

    I used them earlier this year.

    I bought some (Xbox) computer games from UK ebay. They are stupidly expensive here in the Philippines, but cost next to nothing secondhand in England.

    These are sent to your 'locker' at the ShippingCart place in the UK. You can have items sent from other online shopping places (Amazon, etc ?) also, using the address given.

    They will keep adding items for you, until you want them shipped (either by air or sea)...to your door... in my case, in the Philippines.

    Worked fine for me, and cost about 25 for the (air cargo) shipping.


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    The package I sent to Valencia 30th December just arrived now May 3rd my partner just received phone call from local Post office.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Parnham View Post
    The package I sent to Valencia 30th December just arrived now May 3rd my partner just received phone call from local Post office.
    Are your partner and kid back in the Phillipines now Michael?


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