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Old 31st January 2014, 02:53 PM
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We're in the central zone and our problem with all of the service providers, rather than just the post office seems to be that things get to Lisbon very quickly and then the delay occurs in getting the packages from Lisbon to Pedrogao Grande or the local distribution centre but then our local delivery guys now seem to be brilliant...... we now even get a phone call or a text message if there's any kind of a delay etc.

That said, until about 9 months ago, all deliveries from all servers were a super mega bugly stuff up here.

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Original poster here again.

So now a bunch of my shipments are going out ok. A package door to door to Belgium took 3 days. World record.

By the way, anyone else having problems with getting care of "c/o" packages coming in OK? I import stuff from Asia, and now a package addressed to "my name c/o landlord's name", makes a letter to get sent registered from customs to "landlord's name". My landlord is not here to sign for it. Frustration...

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Hey Rasterboy
You show your location as "Not sure" I'm not surprised you get delays in your deliveries.
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Take off the c/o landlords name

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WE get some similar problems in Spain and I've heard that there are some industrial action sin UK that are causing problems. WE are not allowed to order from M&S UK any more and have to order through M&S EU which is, effectively, Ireland and that gets here within one or two days, likewise most Amazon stuff from Amazon UK. The funny things is, if we order through Amazon Spain and the item has to come from Scotland (same as Amazon UK) it gets here quicker.

Our biggest problem/delay is stuff from the US. Via USPS items will take four to six weeks if they are sent from a business but personal shipments are here within days.
Odd that I didn't receive email notification of this reply...

Anyway, do you have any more information about this industrial action? I've gone through the Royal Mail news archive on their website for the past couple of months and also the 'International Incidents' and not found anything.

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I had EMS (CTT EXPRESSO) open my envelope sent by EMS that cost €50 to send to another country within the E.U. They gave me reasons that are questionable in legality, such as "not allowed goods" and apply "other manufactured items" category to it. Then when I proved that the items are legal to mail they changed their song and told me I did not insure the shipment. Then I asked them whether EMS insurance is MANDATORY? They are still to provide a reply to that! Thieves!

Conclusion: stay away from EMS and DHL. They are a shady club of mail thieves!

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