Verymomo

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So I ordered a phone cover and some keychains off a website and used paypal to pay for it, i was skeptical of even using our post office because the package doesn't have tracking...10-14 days (UK royal Mail service)
In my new found trust I went on eBay and bought a sticker (Don't judge) which was apparently being shipped using USPS from Hong Kong in 5-7 days with tracking(it's been in transmit since the 29th) :eek: now to add on to the worst part I Don't have a Post box... and when I asked the Norwood post office today if they had any packages, they asked for a tracking number, which I don't have(what do i need to give them?) Help please?
*I WILL ADD TRACKING NEXT TIME. IF THERE IS A NEXT TIME...*
 
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saor

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1.) Not really sure what the relevance of the Royal Mail part is. Are you also awaiting that package?
2.) Not sure why it's bad that you don't have a Post Box - you surely gave a physical address when placing the order?
3.) Contact the HK seller and ask for the USPS tracking number. SA post office will then be able to give you a local tracking number.
 

mister

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So I ordered a phone cover and some keychains off a website and used paypal to pay for it, i was skeptical of even using our post office because the package doesn't have tracking...10-14 days (UK royal Mail service)
In my new found trust I went on eBay and bought a sticker (Don't judge) which was apparently being shipped using USPS from Hong Kong in 5-7 days with tracking :eek: now to add on to the worst part I Don't have a Post box... and when I asked the Norwood post office today if they had any packages, they asked for a tracking number, which I don't have(what do i need to give them?) Help please?

You don't need a postbox. You will get a tracking slip delivered with your normal mail sometime between 30 and 180 days from now. When/If it arrives you take the slip to your post office who will give you your parcel after you pay for clearance, duties, and vat.
 

Verymomo

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1.Still Awaiting both (Ordered on the 20th for the keychains+phone cover and 27th for the sticker)
2.I Gave my house address, which is apparently useless...
3.Will do that
thanks :D
 

Verymomo

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I Don't have any post at all, but i understand what you're getting at but do i really have to wait up to 180 days? Can I not just go ans ask if they have it?
thanks :D
 
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thehuman

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I Don't have any post at all, but i understand what you're getting at but do i really have to wait up to 180 days? Can I not just go ans ask if they have it?
thanks :D
ask your nearest postoffice if they do postal deliveries in your neighbourhood
and if not what happens to mail for your address
 

SauRoNZA

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Check your expectation.

If you weren't using a proper door to door courier you are looking at 30-45 days MINIMUM.

And you really should have tracking numbers. Even letters have them these days when going international.
 

SoloMid

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I always pay the extra 2 dollars for tracking. Sometimes parcels get stuck in customs and they never let you know. Always easoer to rush the entire process if you have a tracking number to follow up on.

I know this doesnt help your situation but maybe a chocolate and some kind words to a lady working at your post office will
 

Verymomo

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I have one tracking number for the sticker the phone cover +keychain didn't have tracking and there was no option
 

flippakitten

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Lol, I am still waiting for a parcel from the UK, with a tracking number since 2008... Good luck
 
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20th and 27th of what? June? If so you're bonkers thinking it's arrived already.

Let these packages go out of your mind, there's a 50% chance they'll never arrive... If you do happen to get a slip through your letter-box then treat it as an early x-mas present.
 

mister

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My last orders from china and belarus both took three weeks. The longest delay was at Durmail.....
 

SlowInternet

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Today I received a parcel that was send from Switzerland 2 months ago. Still waiting for one that was send from Germany 1 month ago. Our postal service is completely useless.
 
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