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20.       hestia86
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 15 Aug 2013 Thu 12:10 pm

When we were in Turkey, we sent postcards from Göreme to Estonia and Finland. We were long home before the cards came: a bit damaged but still got here, one of them more than 2  and the other more than 3 weeks later. According to the stamps it had taken a week for them even to start moving from Göreme

Now i sent a small package to Göreme. It reached Istanbul in 9 days and hasn´t moved since... maybe it can be a Christmas present instead of birthday present

 

Update: the package was delivered. It took 2 weeks and 1 day - so, pretty good, i think



Edited (8/17/2013) by hestia86

21.       ikicihan
1127 posts
 15 Aug 2013 Thu 12:28 pm

Turkish post office service (PTT) does not work good, honest and fast.

Letters and postcards are ok, sooner or later they will reach to destination. What can be inside a small envelope to sell!

But packages, big packages, heavy packages, expensive packages are in danger. In the moving process in turkey, some packages disappear mysteriously. No record, no report... I think post office men make good profit by packages come from abroad! Goverment has zero care about this...

Anyway.

In my experience, it takes 2 weeks for istanbul, 1 week for ankara, 1 week to 1 month for other cities to reach the packages come from abroad.

i sent about 100 dollar valued big package to istanbul and happily it arrived. Later, i sent 300 valued pack and no one knows what happened to the package after six months!

If it is really important what you send, use private shipping companies such as dhl, ups, fedex... They never lost the packages! But the disadvantage is they are expensive and there is no way to jump over the custom tax.

22.       Umut_Umut
485 posts
 15 Aug 2013 Thu 12:35 pm

A different story from my side. I sent a bağlama to USA with PTT for an armenian friend. It reached there earlier than i expected. And bağlama was in a good condition. 

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23.       gokuyum
5050 posts
 15 Aug 2013 Thu 04:15 pm

 

Quoting hestia86

When we were in Turkey, we sent postcards from Göreme to Estonia and Finland. We were long home begore the cards came: a bit damaged but still got here, one of them in more than 2  and the other more than 3 weeks later. According to the stamps it had taken a week for it even to start moving from Göreme

Now i sent a small package to Göreme. It reached Istanbul in 9 days and hasn´t moved since... maybe it can be a Christmas present instead of birthday present

What did you send to Göreme? Pudding?

 

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24.       emjay
9 posts
 16 Aug 2013 Fri 09:54 am

 

Quoting scalpel - -

1) Umarım geç kalmadım, bu mektup tam yaş gününde eline ulaşır.

2) Nice mutlu yıllara

3) Singapur´dan sevgilerle, (name) xxx

4) Yes, you are right : "(name) xxx için büyük bir sürpriz" .. but sometimes saying "küçük"(little/small) instead of "büyük" may make better sense .. 

 

Hello guys before that, how should I write these to my friend? 

5) I am going to send a mail to you in Turkey

6) Let me know when you have received it

 

Teşekkür ederim!!  {#emotions_dlg.bigsmile}

 

25.       gokuyum
5050 posts
 21 Aug 2013 Wed 11:44 am

 

Quoting emjay

 

 

Hello guys before that, how should I write these to my friend? 

5) I am going to send a mail to you in Turkey

Sana Türkiye´ye bir posta gönderiyorum.

6) Let me know when you have received it

Alınca bana haber ver.

 

Teşekkür ederim!!  {#emotions_dlg.bigsmile}

 

 

 

26.       harp00n
3993 posts
 21 Aug 2013 Wed 05:47 pm

 

Quoting ikicihan

Turkish post office service (PTT) does not work good, honest and fast.

Letters and postcards are ok, sooner or later they will reach to destination. What can be inside a small envelope to sell!

But packages, big packages, heavy packages, expensive packages are in danger. In the moving process in turkey, some packages disappear mysteriously. No record, no report... I think post office men make good profit by packages come from abroad! Goverment has zero care about this...

Anyway.

In my experience, it takes 2 weeks for istanbul, 1 week for ankara, 1 week to 1 month for other cities to reach the packages come from abroad.

i sent about 100 dollar valued big package to istanbul and happily it arrived. Later, i sent 300 valued pack and no one knows what happened to the package after six months!

If it is really important what you send, use private shipping companies such as dhl, ups, fedex... They never lost the packages! But the disadvantage is they are expensive and there is no way to jump over the custom tax.

 

If you have trucking number, you can ask what happened to post office with it. They will reply you. On the other hand you can do this from their website. They are submitting all parcels from/to abroad, so they can reply. They are working better than others. For example UK Royal Mail has no record system thats why you can truck your parcel till entrance of the UK and than you have to wait with patient cause they are working like a turtle Even you can ask for your parcel, they cant reply you because of their system, cause they have no record (my personal experience). 

27.       ikicihan
1127 posts
 22 Aug 2013 Thu 02:32 am

 

Quoting harp00n

 

 

If you have trucking number, you can ask what happened to post office with it. They will reply you. On the other hand you can do this from their website. They are submitting all parcels from/to abroad, so they can reply. They are working better than others. For example UK Royal Mail has no record system thats why you can truck your parcel till entrance of the UK and than you have to wait with patient cause they are working like a turtle Even you can ask for your parcel, they cant reply you because of their system, cause they have no record (my personal experience). 

 

Unfortunatelly the tracking system is not free, they charge extra money for it.
Even if you have a tracking number, if your package get lost you can only ask where your package is. That is all, There is no return or no back payment unless you insured your package. Of course they charge extra money for insurance, too.

The question is why some packages which have no tracking number on it mysteriously disappear.

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