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Parcels

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Portugal.
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Re: Parcels

Post Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:54 pm

I order quite a lot over the Internet. Have had deliveries from a wide range of companies. Have had many emails saying deliveries have been attempted, (even when I have been here all day), they all say a note has been left. I have NEVER seen one!

 

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Re: Parcels

Post Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:10 pm

- hartmill

I order quite a lot over the Internet. Have had deliveries from a wide range of companies. Have had many emails saying deliveries have been attempted, (even when I have been here all day), they all say a note has been left. I have NEVER seen one!



It's a "disease" that seems to affect sadly most off the delivery Co's in Europe
By far GLS, which are owned & a subsidiary off Royal Mail UK are the worst, they have taken standard incompetence & turned it into a art form ,add to this,is that it appears some "deliveries" simply disappear never to be seen again!
It turns it all into a turkey shoot as to whether you get what you paid for or not!


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Re: Parcels

Post Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:27 pm

Hi I use Pharoparcel from South Wales to Tavira. 4 times a year.
£30 for 30Kg. Door to door. House to house. Never had a problem!

 

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Re: Parcels

Post Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:58 pm

Hi I use Pharoparcel from South Wales to Tavira. 4 times a year.
£30 for 30Kg. Door to door. House to house. Never had a problem!



But this is using a Shipping Company and there are numerous such Companies providing excellent service from (and to) the UK. You cannot (at least to my knowledge) specify to Amazon who you wish to use to transport your parcel here.


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Re: Parcels

Post Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:29 pm

You're very unlucky Rod. My Amazon parcels have never come GLS. They used to be MRW who were very good, but more recently they are coming via SEUR and they are excellent.

 

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Re: Parcels

Post Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:12 am

Thanks Jetlagged for the info. I haven't used Amazon for some years now; well I have bought a couple of things recently but have had the (small) parcel delivered to friends in the UK who have brought it out for me.

So do SEUR deliver to an Apartado?


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Re: Parcels

Post Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:26 am

I've been doing the same if ordering from Amazon I've had friends or family bring it over, is an aparado a PO box then yes I have one of those

 

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