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Had something sent to me (letter)from the Midlands by tracked service at 4pm Monday, Thursday it was in  Bangkok, Sat am its waiting for me to collect. 5 days !

I find that astonishing given the usual 10 day is normal experience

 

Guess this one was in the right place at the right time.

 

In contrast, an item sent from Australia on Jan 8th has just touched down in Bkk after 15 days.

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Orton Rd said:

something arrived last week in Bkk for us from the midlands- posted on Dec 8th!

Unfortunately I can beat that. My father posted a Xmas card on 30th November - delivered in Pattaya last Wednesday.......

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10 hours ago, CharlieH said:

 

Had something sent to me (letter)from the Midlands by tracked service at 4pm Monday, Thursday it was in  Bangkok, Sat am its waiting for me to collect. 5 days !

I find that astonishing given the usual 10 day is normal experience

 

Guess this one was in the right place at the right time.

 

In contrast, an item sent from Australia on Jan 8th has just touched down in Bkk after 15 days.

 

 

 

 

That’s good. Last two pieces I received from the Uk took 3 weeks.

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3 hours ago, topt said:

For you maybe but presumably not for the OP as he mentions.........

And not for me either I mite add.

As Eindhoven said, 5 days WAS always normal.

Not any more, unless you're a Mod on Thai Visa   LOL

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Have been visiting Thailand since 1992. I've had a lot of stuff sent to me over that period. Five days is normal for an airmail letter.

Of course COVID-19 put paid to that. 

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My daughter sends me packages of vitamins (much cheaper there than here) from Oz. 

By normal (trackable) post, arrive every time in about 10 days.

She first sent by Special Express post .....much more costly,  still.arrived in 10 days.

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4 hours ago, topt said:

Unfortunately I can beat that. My father posted a Xmas card on 30th November - delivered in Pattaya last Wednesday.......

Impressive ! Still waiting for our Christmas cards posted early Dec.

 

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2 hours ago, KannikaP said:

As Eindhoven said, 5 days WAS always normal.

Not any more, unless you're a Mod on Thai Visa   LOL

Never has been for me - but perhaps i have just had a slow succession of posties.........

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4 minutes ago, topt said:

Never has been for me - but perhaps i have just had a slow succession of posties.........

I think you also have to consider "final destination" as naturally Bangkok etc will be 2-3 faster than other areas of the cou try as an example.

 

In this instance Bangkok in 3 final in 5.

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8 hours ago, Eindhoven said:

Five days was always normal.

 

Except for State Pension life certificates where the norm has always been 4 weeks minimum in my experience.

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We received a Christmas card from friends in Port Glasgow today, it was posted ordinary airmail on Dec 7. When I enquirer at our local P O at the beginning of Dec. I was told that no Airmail for U K could be accepted, only Seamail.

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