Replies: 13 - Last Post: Nov 21, 2012 4:57 PM Last Post By: WaterhazardJack
Oct 10, 2012 11:34 AM
Polish postageWe recently returned from Poland. We sent lots of postcards and none have arrived. Now I wonder if we were given the wrong rate for postage from Poland to the U.S. We were told to use PL2.50 (2.5 sloty). Does anyone know if this is the right postage for postcards from Poland to U.S.?
Oct 11, 2012 3:10 AM
When excatly did you sent your postcards?
The prize 2.5 złoty for each of your postcard is enough. I mean - this is a price for economical delivery (not prioritet), so it takes much more time. Via economical way your postcards will be sent by ship (the journey to USA lasts 2 weeks, according to website of Polish Post), but the ships don't sail out every day, but with some frequen (unfortunately, I can not tell you, how often). You need to also add the time to deliver your postards from the place where you sent them to ship and also time to deliver them to you in USA. So, in my opinion, it can take a bit more than 3 weeks.
The prioryty is only 0.7 zł more expensie.
Oct 11, 2012 8:49 AM
Oct 12, 2012 4:47 PM
3Simple thing but I'm convinced those blue airmail stickers do make a difference...everywhere I go in Europe, the postcards are normally home before I am...
Oct 13, 2012 8:45 AM
Oct 15, 2012 4:01 PM
5I sent out a stack of postcard in Gdansk on Sept 24th and paid 2.50PLN like you. However, I did write prioritet on the postcard, as directed by the post office woman in hand gestures as I don't understand Polish (they ran out of the blue stickers). All my friends in Canada and Hong Kong received theirs on Sept 28th, BUT my friends in United States received it one to one and a half week later. So the US postal system might possibly slow down the delivery also. Hope your friends will receive theirs soon!
Oct 16, 2012 1:17 PM
6It's just a suspicion on my part, but I really wonder if the US postal system isn't the problem. About 3 years ago I sent a bunch from a single mail box in Wrocław. Postcards to Australia, Finland and Niemcy (sorry I just love the name) all arrived. Only about half to the US did. ABout 5 years ago a friend I was traveling with had none received in the US after mailing in The Netherlands.
I guess the reason I doubt my theory is before now I hadn't been able to find any others reporting the same problem.
Oct 16, 2012 1:32 PM
Oct 16, 2012 1:43 PM
Oct 16, 2012 2:14 PM
9I've been a regular user of the polish postal system for many years (not sending anything from or to the US though) - and to my big astonishment of around 600 letters sent none had been lost. Just once, a return receipt of a registered letter did not arrive, but the letter itself did. Most letters sent within the EU arrive on the 3rd business day nowadays, sometimes even on the 2nd.
If the postcards were not sent as priority, they might indeed still be on their way on a ship. I used to send some letters to Brazil a few years ago, the ones sent by air mail arrived within a week, those sent by regular mail took some 3-4 weeks.
Oct 26, 2012 12:44 AM
Nov 15, 2012 2:33 PM
Nov 21, 2012 2:51 AM
Nov 21, 2012 4:57 PM
13#12 don't give up hope. They may all be on the same delayed ship.
Good point, Andrew...to save money, I once posted myself home from a small village, near Zaporizhzhya in Ukraine...at a certain point in the journey, I was left to languish in the hull of a heavily-listing frigate, marooned in the Black Sea for several months...however, in more clement conditions and under the inspirational stewardship of Rear-Vice-Admiral Wally Muffino, our sturdy vessel eventually righted itself and made landfall shortly afterwards, from whence I continued my journey as a first-class package on another second-class conveyance...
So, the moral of the story is...well, em, to be honest, I can't actually recall what the moral of this story is but I'm sure there's one in there somewhere...
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