Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?
Old 07-18-2005, 07:24 PM   #1
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 260
Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?

If your away from your home counry how do you get the many pieces of mail we see each day.

Or at least the important stuff or mail order items.
__________________

__________________
GTM is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: Internatonl livers how do you get your mail
Old 07-18-2005, 07:33 PM   #2
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Worldwide
Posts: 913
Re: Internatonl livers how do you get your mail

We do 99.9% via the internet. Plus we use a mail forwarding service, but by the time that stuff catches up with us it's old news.

Billy
www.RetireEarlyLifestyle.com
__________________

__________________
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. They have lived over 2 decades of this financially independent lifestyle, traveling the globe.
Billy is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?
Old 07-19-2005, 04:00 AM   #3
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: No Where for Very Long
Posts: 747
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?

Same here, 99.999% online now.

Only problem is ATM/credit cards. My sister usually forwards them to me.

Lance
__________________

Lancelot is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?
Old 07-19-2005, 09:17 AM   #4
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?

Quote:
Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?
Via the bile duct.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?
Old 07-19-2005, 07:07 PM   #5
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 213
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?

We have a permanent address so by regular international mail or UPS.

Mike
__________________
mikew is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?
Old 07-19-2005, 08:25 PM   #6
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 699
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?

I just use my address here in Japan. People who won't mail to that, I don't (can't) do business with.

Bpp
__________________
bpp is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?
Old 07-19-2005, 09:57 PM   #7
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 260
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?

BPP, if someone drops a letter in a mailbox in Anytown USA addresed to you in Japan

How many make it there?
__________________
GTM is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?
Old 07-19-2005, 11:25 PM   #8
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 699
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?

Quote:
BPP, if someone drops a letter in a mailbox in Anytown USA addresed to you in Japan

How many make it there?
As long as they affix sufficient postage, it's 100% as far as I know. The postal system in Japan is at least as efficient as the one in the US. I've never had problems mailing in either direction.

Exception: a gift package sent by my mother did get bounced at customs once for some reason that was never made clear (maybe because it had food in it). That wouldn't happen to letters, though.

Bpp
__________________
bpp is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?
Old 07-20-2005, 08:11 AM   #9
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 213
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?

For me in Japan, I have recently been having troubles. I have had a few letters and packages taking a month or never coming. I think the reason has to do with some portion of world mail for some reason is being sorted in Denmark and they are messing up. The alternative is that I have been marked by the CIA and they want to check whether it really is the English edition of the incredibles from my mom or a BOMB from osama. :

(I know I am going to get a visit from some men in dark suits for this post)

Mike
__________________
mikew is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?
Old 07-20-2005, 09:54 AM   #10
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 420
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?

I have both a home address which family/friend attend and use the address in Thailand too - not for important stuff like cards though. Cheers!
__________________
preben is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?
Old 07-21-2005, 06:42 AM   #11
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Historic Florida
Posts: 1,647
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?

We us a Great mail service in Green Cove springs Florida. Ultra Reliable, Very Responsive and Very reasonable. They also helped with Florida Domicile. Not only that the DMV knows about them and got us Florida Drivers Licenses so easily.

SWR
__________________
"Arguing with an Engineer is like rolling in the mud with a pig. Just remember that the pig likes it."
ShokWaveRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?
Old 07-21-2005, 07:08 PM   #12
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
maddythebeagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,450
Re: Internatonal livers how do you get your mail?

"Via the bile duct."

- At least not living on another planet and get it forwarded threw Uranus?
__________________

__________________
- Hurry! to the cliffs of insanity!
maddythebeagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Save money and time when you mail in your tax return samclem Other topics 12 04-15-2007 06:54 PM
The latest in junk mail Nords Other topics 2 03-03-2006 08:40 PM
Gmail as main mail server TromboneAl Other topics 11 01-28-2006 09:19 AM
RoadRunner snail mail Nords Other topics 1 10-11-2004 07:08 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:26 AM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.