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Outgoing International Post delays



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,867 ✭✭✭ ongarite

    I've family living in Qatar for several years now & we don't bother with sending anything by regular post anymore as it nearly guaranteed to not be delivered.

    Only way to get parcels IMO to Middle Eastern countries like Dubai is with international couriers FedEx & DHL. It's not cheap though!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 881 ✭✭✭ angeline

    Hi all! Just wondering if anyone has used the above and if it is genuinely 'express'. Reason I ask is that two days ago I sent a parcel to New Zealand using this service which cost €20.50. Tracking is still showing as 'accepted at the post office' and no scans at all since. I wasn't aware of any delays outbound at the moment so am mystified as to why it hasn't scanned at any mailing centre. Any ideas?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,101 ✭✭✭ walterking

    May not have been scanned as it was a "small packet". I sent two small items to the USA, one showed the scan and the other didn't. Funny, the one that didn't scan arrived quickest

    New Zealand has long inward delays due to a ban on mail by boat and everything coming by airmail and customs going though everything. So expect 14-21 days for "express" delivery.

    As well as customs delays (7-10 days), NZ post have their own delays

    "Once NZ Customs has released your item, it can take 2-10 working days for NZ Post to receive your parcel for processing." 

  • Registered Users Posts: 881 ✭✭✭ angeline

    Yeah, it still hasn't scanned since last Tuesday. Still showing as accepted at the post office. An Post are saying it might be delayed picking up a scan in a mailing centre but possibly you're right and it has left the country without being scanned.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,438 ✭✭✭ beachhead

    Parcels/small packets taking up 28 days to reach Australasia.As in Oz,New Zealand,Phillpines etc Effective since early Dec and could last until Febuary with Lunar New Year beginning on 20th Jan

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,320 ✭✭✭ Furze99

    Sent a package to Aus using and it got there within a few days.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,438 ✭✭✭ beachhead

    Sent a parcel airmail via An Post a month to arrive.Registered post took 4 days.