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Old 07.03.2015, 22:40
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Slow Post from the UK

Hi All,

anyone experiencing long delays with post coming from the UK? last few parcels i have sent over seem to take weeks rather than the expected few days.

worst one was a letter which my dad sent over somehow went via Australia even though he'd clearly written Zurich Switzerland.

problem is i cant tell whether the delay in getting it sent out of the UK or somewhere in between
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Re: Slow Post from the UK

Random delivery times are normal for us. Anywhere from a few days to many weeks. The delayed items arrive not even opened by customs, just arrive like a normal sealed item but really late.

Grand Parents send the kids an A4 sized jiffy bag regularly, low value stuff, generally toys and they always tell the kids on Skype that the parcel is one the way.. Arrival time = totally random.
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Re: Slow Post from the UK

Agreed- can be a bit sporadic.
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Re: Slow Post from the UK

I order weekly from Amazon UK; lately packages (all under the Zoll amount) seem to be taking 3-4 weeks to arrive where previously I would expect them in 7-10 days.

One package came via Chile. (PLZ CH?)
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Old 08.03.2015, 10:13
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Re: Slow Post from the UK

We've had very variable time spans with deliveries from the UK recently too.

Since it only concerned stuff from the UK I assumed it was at that end rather than here but not really sure.
Things ordered from France or Germany don't seem to be affected though.
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Re: Slow Post from the UK

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Random delivery times are normal for us. Anywhere from a few days to many weeks. The delayed items arrive not even opened by customs, just arrive like a normal sealed item but really late.

Grand Parents send the kids an A4 sized jiffy bag regularly, low value stuff, generally toys and they always tell the kids on Skype that the parcel is one the way.. Arrival time = totally random.
Exactly same scenario here. My mum posted stuff out two weeks ogo for my boys and goodness knows where it is. Annoying as it's got eye patches for my son who has a lazy eye problem and needs them. Cost 50 chf here!

Maybe next time I will buy a tracking device also😡
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Old 08.03.2015, 22:33
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Re: Slow Post from the UK

Curiously there seems to be no problem with post in the other direction.


I am back in the UK at the moment.


Last week I ordered a new half-price card from the SBB website.


It arrived in England two days after placing the order.
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Re: Slow Post from the UK

Just some thoughts by somebody with exactly zero experience with ordering from UK:

CH uses 4-digits postal codes, as does Australia. Chile country code is CL, alphabetically rather close after CH.

Could it be that UK postal service doesn't recognize "CH" (any longer)? Or maybe prefix swiss postal codes with one or more zeroes (dashes)?
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Old 08.03.2015, 23:29
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Hi All,

anyone experiencing long delays with post coming from the UK? last few parcels i have sent over seem to take weeks rather than the expected few days.

worst one was a letter which my dad sent over somehow went via Australia even though he'd clearly written Zurich Switzerland.

problem is i cant tell whether the delay in getting it sent out of the UK or somewhere in between
Worst one ever was a postcard sent by my s-i-l to us in Ch from Greece. Arrived in 2 months and a half. I am NOT kidding. She kept asking whether we got the postcard or not...it was funny.
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Re: Slow Post from the UK

I had a packet go via Swaziland once. The DHL delivery report ran to two A4 pages, showing that the packet got passed around like a hot potato!
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Re: Slow Post from the UK

Same with us here on the poor side of Lac Leman.
Frustrating and annoying that the Woman's Weekly takes anything from a few days to 2.5 weeks to arrive. Think it is either from the UK end, or else via their distribution network in France. Difficult to tell. But erratic it definitely is!
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Re: Slow Post from the UK

I've just had a small parcel posted in Potters Bar, Herts late Thursday, delivered here in Geneva.
Most post from the UK is usually quick (at least my stuff is, both to Geneva and our place in France), english magazines or things like bank statements sent from mailing centres within Europe are a different kettle of fish, they can take weeks to arrive.
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Worst one ever was a postcard sent by my s-i-l to us in Ch from Greece. Arrived in 2 months and a half. I am NOT kidding. She kept asking whether we got the postcard or not...it was funny.
That is a problem on the Greek side. Something similar happened to me about 10 years ago from Greece. It may help if posted at Greek Post Office, but best way I found was to put postcard inside an envelope from Greece. Unfortunately local post boxes although they may pick up every day, they do not sort to the postal system, particularly postcards are put to one side on occasion, particularly towards end of summer season.
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