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to_dave007
1 hour ago, arentol said:

Fantastic news about PhilPost, though, sounds like the dream of letter delivery within 8-12 months will now become a reality.

You just won the Best Sarcastic Comment of the Year Contest.

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Soupeod
7 hours ago, Swissrider said:

Very sad she passed away. But using checks is a thing of the past. I mean everybody (or almost) has now internet banking. And if not there is still Western Union etc. I think the last time I saw a check must have been 25 years ago or so. But it seems in the US checks are still popular. Rather surprising for a high tech country.

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Checks are usually not used, they are not popular and processing a check if they accept them takes about 5-sec, the same as your Visa card.  Still high tech. :)

I usually get a letter in two months from the US.

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HeyMike

Shoot... I must be very old fashion and low tech... I still use Green Stamps.

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cookie47
Shoot... I must be very old fashion and low tech... I still use Green Stamps.
I remember them , four and a half years of saving to get a tea pot..

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samatm

So Recently I called my CreditCard and requested a new card be sent to me.... No worries they said ...we can send it internationally at no extra cost...

Me:  But Maam im in the Philippines..you have to send it via FedEx or UPS or DHL if  Im to ever see it.    

Her:  Sorry Sir (she is in Manila Call Center)  the system wont allow that... it will automatically send your card out via USPS mail..you should get it with in 14 days.

 

Me:  Ma'am Im in the Philippines I'll never see it

Her:  Oh your are in the Philippines... Yeah  you are probably right.  Lets cross our Fingers.

Me:  Fingers Crossed!  Thanks

 

2 months Later.....No notice..No Nothing.   .. Called again.. and told them to send the card to my  US address

They said Oh Your card was sent to the Philippines...and its lost...So we will deactivate it!   Grrrrrr great . Now I cant even us it for online purchases.

 

I have no idea where to go to look for a package or letter in Cebu City... One time I went to the Lapu Lapu PhilPost to claim a Package... It was comical... they had a mountain of boxes and letters in a Heap.. and the guy took my notification and very unsystematically dug around in the big Pile for 20 minutes and miraculously produced it! 

 

I Ihave no Idea where the PhilPost office is I should inquire about my package... Does anyone know:? 

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Dafey
15 minutes ago, samatm said:

I have no idea where to go to look for a package or letter in Cebu City

The main PO in Cebu is near the port. There is an old fort next to the port, (can't remember the name), and it's just the other side of that.

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cookie47

Based on Dafeys info the map seems to agree.

Also I was in the same predicament.

The card went to my Nephew in Australia .So I got the number verbally and as you implied use it only online, I'll get it someday....We got other accounts anyway.

 

 

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Soupeod

Shippingcart.com probably ships letters from the US, UK and AU addresses, problem solved, unless you are very remote.

Sent a delivery overnight package from Phil Post to WA state and was delivered in 3-days.

Sent an overnight package in 2012 from the US to Phil Post, rec’d in a week to Butuan, Mindinao. 
 

 

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samatm
On 7/23/2021 at 6:03 PM, Soupeod said:

Shippingcart.com probably ships letters from the US, UK and AU addresses, problem solved, unless you are very remote.

Sent a delivery overnight package from Phil Post to WA state and was delivered in 3-days.

Sent an overnight package in 2012 from the US to Phil Post, rec’d in a week to Butuan, Mindinao. 
 

 

Good idea to use shipping Cart.. .. Will keep that in mind.  I have used it before for several Amazon purchases with good success.

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Dafey
On 7/21/2021 at 8:01 AM, Dafey said:

Ordered a package from China about a month ago and have been tracking it online. It hit the PhilPost 2 days ago. We'll see how that goes....

Thy actually did a good Job. 8 days from customs to my post office, (didn't know we had a PO), a total of 32 days from shipping to delivery

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Goetz1965

Im still waiting, my parcel entered manila customs on July 7 - then nothing happened as cellphone and email weren't with the parcel...
When I contacted PhilPost - nothing happened - so I went to SM City Cebu and asked the lady in that small PhilPost cubicle.
She gave me the contact of manila customes and on july 26 they told me what to do and how and on 28 my parcel was released fom customs.
And all the time customs manila replied withing few hours and were very helpfull (ok yeah they want the money hahaha).

But until today I havn't heard anything nor is there an update on PHilPost tracking website.

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BossHog

So, yesterday I get three letters from PhilPost delivered to the house which is odd as they've never done that before and we go to the post office weekly to pick packages up. Nobody ever mentioned any letters.

The letters were mailed in early April from the main post office in Manila. They even arrived in nearby Surigao city in April after a detour to Davao but took another three and a half months to get from Surigao to Siargao.

Mind you these aren't letters from abroad they're letters from PhilPost themselves. Four months to deliver mail from the post office itself.

The contents you ask? They informed me that a parcel from the US arrived for me in late March and I have thirty days to provide an invoice or the contents will be destroyed (yeah, right). 

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Fresh
21 hours ago, Goetz1965 said:

they told me what to do

Email them an invoice?

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