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Old 05.03.2009, 20:23
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I need some help understanding how the swiss postal system actually works. At Christmas, I had my husband mail two letters for me to the US. He thinks he said the cheapest way, which I think was B post. About a week later, I mailed my Christmas photos, and I specifically said A post. The photos arrived within a week, the two original letters took a month! So just recently, I again tried to mail two letters, and sent them A post. It has been three weeks and they still have not arrived! What am I doing wrong???
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Old 05.03.2009, 20:33
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Re: help me understand the swiss postal system...

Using snail mail.
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Old 05.03.2009, 20:38
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Re: help me understand the swiss postal system...

Sending snail mail to the US. I seriously doubt the problem lies with the Swiss post. The A or B is probably totally irrelevant in this case.
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Sending snail mail to the US. I seriously doubt the problem lies with the Swiss post. The A or B is probably totally irrelevant in this case.
So am I missing something??? I shouldn't be sending snail mail to the US? Where does the relevance lie?
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Old 05.03.2009, 20:54
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Re: help me understand the swiss postal system...

I can give you my experience...

Being from the US, I have sent a lot of mail from West Coast to East Coast. Seems to get anywhere in 2-3 days. I sent a lot of things from San Francisco to Zurich when we were moving here through US post...again, no problems. My parents send things to us quite often, and sometimes they arrive in 2-3 days. Average is 4.

When I send things to the US from Zurich...it is all over the map. Not sure if there is a breakdown in the changeover from CH to US, but something does not work right.

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Old 05.03.2009, 20:58
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So am I missing something??? I shouldn't be sending snail mail to the US? Where does the relevance lie?
There is a joke about the US postal service. For every extra penny you pay in postage, it takes an extra day to be delivered.
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Old 05.03.2009, 21:02
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Re: help me understand the swiss postal system...

Well, it takes a the CIA and Homeland Security a few weeks to read the incoming to mail to make sure it is does not compromise security.
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Old 05.03.2009, 21:03
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Re: help me understand the swiss postal system...

Swiss post to Ireland is remarkably fast considering the Irish postal system has closed a lot of local offices. (Groan) 2-3 Days is the standard, I never really know if A or B makes a difference.
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I never really know if A or B makes a difference.
I think if it makes a difference it's how quickly it leaves Switzerland. As others have said - once it reaches another country it's runs at the speed of the lowest denominator.
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Old 05.03.2009, 21:07
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Re: help me understand the swiss postal system...

I've had stuff mailed to me from the US, at the same time as a similar package was mailed to a US address.

I got it first.
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I've had stuff mailed to me from the US, at the same time as a similar package was mailed to a US address.

I got it first.

i have noted that my packs coming from the US take about 6 or so days while my packages end up taking about 2 weeks to 3 weeks.

i never pay for priority from here because i have a feeling it won't matter once in the US.
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