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Old 25th January 2015, 12:55 PM
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I use Traveling Mailbox. Sounds about the same. But I have already had 4 credit cards forwarded to the PI's. Also my new driver's license and voters ID. No problems yet.
Good to know. Who did Traveling Mailbox use to ship your credit cards and DL to the Philippines? DHL or Fedex or who?

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Just a little bit of Praise for Philpost ( yes Honestly ) we have a relative who works
for Philpost and when we asked him the best way for my son to send us a small parcel from the UK he told us the main problem with International Mail
Is the Philippines Customs ! Apparently the Customs prioritise International Mail
according to if it is Business or Private of course Business comes first !
The Parcel had been opened and retaped had to pay an extra 100php on delivery( it was a solar Trickle Charger for our vans battery )
No Cash inside
My son posted the Parcel on the 11th of Dec I allowed extra time because of the
Christmas period and it arrived on the 15th of Jan !
Just over 4 weeks !
Private companies such as DHL-etc in the UK are far worse than philpost.
And Far more expensive !
Normally all our mail goes to our Post office box and we have no problems
so folks Its not always Philpost !

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Old 25th January 2015, 02:45 PM
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Until validated the card is just a hunk of plastic and cannot be used to charge your account. Once validated the card that it is replacing is canceled.
Yeah it's the same in the US....and stupid me never even considered that.

Not to jinx myself I even send mail to a small town in Samar and it always makes it. Small packages also. Not quickly mind you but it makes it.
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Old 25th January 2015, 11:44 PM
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Good to know. Who did Traveling Mailbox use to ship your credit cards and DL to the Philippines? DHL or Fedex or who?
Regular mail in the US and PhilPost. Slow... but always get it.

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I never had any credit cards shipped to Philippines but have shipped them other places.

All I do is not validate them until they are in my hands. ( In Canada at least you have to either go on line or call in to validate a credit card when they mail it to you before you can use it, I expect other counytries are the same.)

Until validated the card is just a hunk of plastic and cannot be used to charge your account. Once validated the card that it is replacing is canceled.
I had my sister mail me my credit card and couple boxes of checks through USPS, made sure to have all the return receipts, sign for the works, it ends up costing around $40.

I wasn't worried about my credit cards because the process involved in actuating is lengthy and even if they do get the card it's not gonna work. Once I receive my credit card I call an online number and put in all my passwords and then actuate it.

Checks are another issue, I'm either going to have my account changed to a pension/retired deposit account or start printing my own checks...... they have software (I have software for this), you probably can download check printing software, mine is called "Check designer" from the internet and print out your own checks.

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