Mailed Package from Turkey
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Feb 13, 2013 12:46 PM Last Post By: perryale
Feb 9, 2013 9:26 PM
Mailed Package from TurkeyI'm looking for people's opinion. I mailed two packages simultaneously from Goreme, Turkey, around Oct 15, 2012. They were sent via sea mail by Turkish Post (PTT) in boxes purchased at the post office. One box contained only a carpet, the other box had a variety of other souvenirs (e.g., turkish coffee set, books, wooden bowls, refrigerator magnets, backgammon set, coffee mugs, purses, etc.). The box with the carpet arrived in early December 2012. The box of mixed souvenirs has never arrived. I'm looking for opinions on whether this box will ever show up. Is there a chance it was delayed in customs and will come eventually? Is there anything I can do about it (no tracking info)? Has anyone ever had a similar experience? There is nothing in the box that is incredibly valuable, but I would like to get it someday if possible.
Feb 10, 2013 12:28 AM
2The carpet arrived around the time I would've expected it to but the second parcel...hmm,that is late.I guess it could be held up in U.S.customs and it would certainly be worth making enquiries with that department.
It would also be worth contacting the PTT here in Turkey too.Other than knowing thay date they were posted,do you have any other proof of postage or any details they could use to try to trace the parcel?
Post from any country can always go astray but in fairness to them the Turkish PTT are pretty decent if slow.
Good luck and please let us know the outcome.
Feb 13, 2013 1:33 AM
3Oh Briar15 I feel for you. I struggle so much getting parcels and letters from Australia to Turkey (the opposite way I know) that I've actually given up sending anything. From Melbourne to Istanbul (two major cities with planes flying to and from every day) I'm lucky if the recipient receives what has been sent before 3 weeks (and that's if they do get it - a heap of printed photos went missing). I don't understand the delay but I can well relate to those feelings that you must have of 'wondering where it's gone/what's happened to it/who has taken it?' vs. 'still living in hope that very soon the parcel will surprise you with its arrival. Expecting it when you least expect it as they say'. For your sake I hope it turns up.
Feb 13, 2013 12:46 PM
4About 15 years ago I bought a carpet in Goreme and sent it to Melbourne, Australia. Two and a half years later it arrived! The packaging was a little cobwebbed and dusty but it was definitely my carpet as I had taken a photo of it on purchase. I can only guess that it had got lost somewhere in the hold of a ship ... so don't give up hope yet.
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