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2 hours ago, lopburi3 said:

just get one from January along with others from April and May

 

I was actually looking for results for items mailed say from mid-June, standard 1 oz letter at $1.20 sent from the U.S. to Thailand.

 

 

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Today I received a small package from my daughter in Colorado. It was sent via DHL and took just 7 days, at a cost of $130. 😳 

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For me no mail in six months and now getting emails from various agencies that my mail is being returned to them as undeliverable. My local post office said because the delivery person can't read English. So spent the time changing all my mail to go to a remailer located in the U.S. and have mail sent by DHL, UPS or FEDX. Thai postal now is worthless.

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8 minutes ago, pmarlin said:

My local post office said because the delivery person can't read English.

Have they confirmed unbelievable stamps are from Thailand?  Have not had any issues getting mail once it makes it to Thailand - the problems I have had over the years has always been from US Mail system sending to the wrong country and currently just getting here even if they do understand Thailand is not an island in the Caribbean someplace.

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From 2017 to now I have only received 2 notices from the SSA to my address in Thailand. Numerous phone calls have been made to Baltimore over this subject and it is still not resolved. My local Thai Post Office and mail career read english. This past November I received just my second notice of any kind from SSA and it was the second notice of the R U ALIVE. I sent it back EMS for 880 baht and tracked it 7 days it took. 

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On 7/4/2020 at 5:37 PM, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Still missing the only package among the group that likely would get flagged for any customs duty or VAT. That one was sent via USPS Priority Mail Intl instead of regular airmail, and still hasn't surfaced yet. Though I'm guessing I may get a duty due notice sometime in the coming week.

 

Just an update on this. My USPS Priority mail international package arrived a few days after my above post on July 4. So basically it took a full month from departing Calif. to arriving here, which is about double the normal time. 

 

But at least it did arrive, and to my surprise, a package valued at $100 for customs purposes wasn't even stopped/flagged for customs duty. It arrived marked with the small package duty exemption mark, normally reserved for packages valued at 1500 baht and under. The package was an old, used laptop.

 

 

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23 hours ago, lopburi3 said:

Have they confirmed unbelievable stamps are from Thailand?  Have not had any issues getting mail once it makes it to Thailand - the problems I have had over the years has always been from US Mail system sending to the wrong country and currently just getting here even if they do understand Thailand is not an island in the Caribbean someplace.

Some of them were before the mail stopped from the US because of travel restrictions but doesn't some mail get in by surface.

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3 minutes ago, pmarlin said:

Some of them were before the mail stopped from the US because of travel restrictions but doesn't some mail get in by surface.

Normally all mail is by air (even is not sent air) and believe most is still getting here by air.  I have over the years had a number of envelops that had made the rounds in different countries before getting to Thailand however from the postmarks on them.

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Does anyone know if you can send an EMS to a post office box in the U.S.?

 

I need to reply to an inquiry from my (old) State's Dept. of Revenue.

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1 hour ago, mtls2005 said:

Does anyone know if you can send an EMS to a post office box in the U.S.?

Yes you can.

Done it myself more than once.

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1 hour ago, ubonjoe said:

Yes you can.

Done it myself more than once.

As said you can but there can be a delay - had one held for over a week as postmaster was not available when bank employee made daily collection

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The last two days I finally got some which is good! Got more due in!

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36 minutes ago, rascalman said:

The last two days I finally got some which is good! Got more due in!

Seems to be a "lucky dip" some arrive, some don't, I get a lot of mail from US, no rhyme or reason to the delays, seems different countries take turns in holding, once it arrives in Bangkok, sometimes they hold it - sometimes not! customs don't seem to be bothered with lower value item (~100 USD), all we can do is be patient! 😠

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It will be more expensive but I gues it is DHL or Fedex

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