Advise

Jimmy1975

Active Member
#1
I made a swap with a Romanian user at LastSticker this summer, we agreed to send with regular mail and everything was perfect. He got mine cards and I got his.

Then we did another swap for about 2 weeks ago, once again with regular mail. I got his cards, but he says he didn't get mine. Now he want me to send him other cards that I have that he is missing.

What would you have done?
Should I send him new cards that I need for other swap? Maybe the post lost this letter as well.

Im pretty sure that he isn't a cheater since I got one letter from him earlier, and he only have positive feedbacks at the site.
So the letter must have been lost in post :(
 
#2
I always resend what I can if my letter is lost. It is a cheaper solution for me than send all my letters in registered to avoid the loss. My loss percentage is about 1-2% But of course I am not too happy. :( Sometimes my partner do the same if my letter lost sometimes not.
I had lots of problems with UK,Ireland and very very few with Turkey,Poland,Belgium in Europe but I never send regular letters to Romania,Russia and Turkey because of other collectors' experiences.
 

Sergio Z

Active Member
Contributor
#3
My advice would be to send the cards again, or try to compensate in some other way if you can't get new cards.
That's a common problem when you send regular mail :( and that's why I almost never use regular mail (given the fact that people at post offices are such dumbasses). I prefer to spend a few more euros/dollars and ship via registered mail, which is safer and sometimes arrive faster. I would recommend that for future swaps. :D
 

Manfred

Active Member
#4
From the Netherlands sending registered is very expensive. For instance a letter of 20 gram to a location in Europe will cost € 11,50, to somewhere in South America € 16,50. And our postal service already announced a raise in tariffs for 2017.... :(
 

Sergio Z

Active Member
Contributor
#5
From here (Peru), shipping a 20g letter to the Netherlands costs 10.20 soles via regular mail and 20.20 soles via registered mail. 1 euro is worth almost 4 soles, so it would be 2.5 euros for regular mail and 5 euros for registered mail. You can check out taxes here: http://www.serpost.com.pe/calculaRC2/calculador.jsp (just select the country -in Spanish-, write the weight and select "Calcular").

I thought shipping taxes in Peru were the highest, but seems like I was wrong. :eek:
However, this might be relative due to other factors (minimum wage, cost of life, etc.)

@Manfred What about shipping heavier stuff? 1 kg or 500 g?
 

Manfred

Active Member
#6
I thought shipping taxes in Peru were the highest, but seems like I was wrong. :eek:
However, this might be relative due to other factors (minimum wage, cost of life, etc.)
@Manfred What about shipping heavier stuff? 1 kg or 500 g?
Don't forget that many people has to bleed for the big bonuses of the management!

As long as it don't exceed this sizes 380 x 265 x 32 mm the price for registered stays the same. So it is best to economize with the weight.
 
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