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Old 01.06.2012, 23:22
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Einschreiben mail seems to be stuck at the Post Office

This is a new one on me... I sent my tax return last week Einschreiben, and have been tracking it on the post.ch website. For the last few days it has just said sorted in 8010 Zürich Briefzentrum...and that's it. Looks on the face of it as though it has never got any further.

I've never had this before - I don't know whether it's genuinely stuck at the sorting office, or if the computer system has just had a glitch, and it has really been delivered.

Anyone experienced this before, or know if it's better to call the Gemeinde or the post office to follow this up? In a toss up between die Post and the Steueramt I don't know who I trust more to be helpful...
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Old 01.06.2012, 23:43
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This is a new one on me... I sent my tax return last week Einschreiben, and have been tracking it on the post.ch website. For the last few days it has just said sorted in 8010 Zürich Briefzentrum...and that's it. Looks on the face of it as though it has never got any further.

I've never had this before - I don't know whether it's genuinely stuck at the sorting office, or if the computer system has just had a glitch, and it has really been delivered.

Anyone experienced this before, or know if it's better to call the Gemeinde or the post office to follow this up? In a toss up between die Post and the Steueramt I don't know who I trust more to be helpful...
Easy. "Einschreiben" letters are collected to fill a bag to the final destination. And are kept back until the bag is full. And then re-expedited together. I suppose your stuff, together with all others will be delivered next Monday. This may not be official, but is what I was tought by a military postal major back in 1971, and which to my personal experience still is fact today
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Re: Einschreiben mail seems to be stuck at the Post Office

i send the cancellation of a rental contract on the 30th and asked if if would arrive the next day. answer was yes

for 5.- i expect it to be faster than A-post....
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Easy. "Einschreiben" letters are collected to fill a bag to the final destination. And are kept back until the bag is full. And then re-expedited together. I suppose your stuff, together with all others will be delivered next Monday. This may not be official, but is what I was tought by a military postal major back in 1971, and which to my personal experience still is fact today
Wow, every day's a school day! I'd always assumed Einschreiben meant it would be delivered within a couple of days as well as signed for, because until now everything I've sent that way has been quickly delivered. I had no idea they did it like this.


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i send the cancellation of a rental contract on the 30th and asked if if would arrive the next day. answer was yes

for 5.- i expect it to be faster than A-post....
That's what I assumed too...seems not
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i send the cancellation of a rental contract on the 30th and asked if if would arrive the next day. answer was yes

for 5.- i expect it to be faster than A-post....
It all depends on the consignee !

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Wow, every day's a school day! I'd always assumed Einschreiben meant it would be delivered within a couple of days as well as signed for, because until now everything I've sent that way has been quickly delivered. I had no idea they did it like this.
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It clearly depends on the consignee-region. Large institutions like the tax-office advise when THEY need their stuff, and so the post office(s) feel entitled to combine everything accordingly.

Just a piece of practice again. I on a train from military service to Zch had my military postal stamp with me, and some big Marinello bags. I made it known throughout the train from Landquart to Zurich that I could accept free-or-charge letters and postcards (no parcels) and in Zürich we had THREE such bags. We filled it into the PTT box which in those days was fully connected to Sihlpost, and I later on learnt that the whole mail had arrived in record time !

In short, I have no doubt that your stuff will arrive correctly ......
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Re: Einschreiben mail seems to be stuck at the Post Office

usually if its addressed to a mailbox ( postfach ) it sits there for a while until someone empty's it.
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Re: Einschreiben mail seems to be stuck at the Post Office

Hmm...it's now been sitting there for over a week. It can't be normal for it to be there for that long... can it?!
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Hmm...it's now been sitting there for over a week. It can't be normal for it to be there for that long... can it?!
This now is too long. You of course have the tracking number and so can ask per internet about it. They then will replly within a week

You might also phone up the consignee who possibly got it long ago
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Go to the post office and they will put in an official search for the item.
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This now is too long. You of course have the tracking number and so can ask per internet about it. They then will replly within a week

You might also phone up the consignee who possibly got it long ago
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