Some mail not arriving - anyone else experience this?

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Re: Some mail not arriving - anyone else experience this?

Postby Pingdong » 01 Jun 2012, 22:27

post is amazing here. always have your phone number on the package, never gets lost then.
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Re: Some mail not arriving - anyone else experience this?

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 01 Jun 2012, 22:31

Pingdong wrote:post is amazing here. always have your phone number on the package, never gets lost then.


I did have something from Dharma Tradings not arrive, they had to send another one.
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Re: Some mail not arriving - anyone else experience this?

Postby bababa » 04 Jun 2012, 17:48

I have had trouble with magazines when living in an apartment building with mailboxes for the residents. It seems people would see I had received a magazine, and would poke and pry it out and take it. I've seen people do this at other places, for example the mailboxes in the building where my school was.
I've also had people take letters from my mailbox when the letter had a foreign stamp. They just wanted the stamp, so I wish they had just ripped the stamp off and left me the letter.
Parcels from Amazon always arrived promptly, but I always used my school address so there would be someone there to receive it.
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Some mail not arriving - anyone else experience this?

Postby headhonchoII » 04 Jun 2012, 22:18

I had the odd monthly magazine delivery go missing, but lately the English address always has the Chinese handwritten onto it and it arrives regularly now, suggesting it was possibly being dumped when in English only before.

Possibly it is the local publishing offices if they receive the shipment all in one go from head office?
It could also be the effect of different personnel in the post office.
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Re: Some mail not arriving - anyone else experience this?

Postby Pingdong » 07 Jun 2012, 04:52

the main post offices will write the chinese usually. its a big problem for smaller towns that almost never have any english capable people working in them.

i stand by the post here for sure. but leaving them at the door/box does leave you open to theft. hence registration, there is always tracking and a person to point a finger at then.

one small issue I have with post here (and everything including banks) is in smaller areas they will get to know you and trust you, which is cool. but we get every piece of english unknown address mail that comes here...to the point we had to tell them to stop because frankly i didnt want to end up signing for someones illegal imports. also they will often leave mail with a neighbor if you are not home. when in doubt, go ask at the post. not sure if its the same in taiwan , but most countries require the sender to start an inquiry if things really dont show up.
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