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Old Nov 14th 2014, 10:52 pm
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Hi Everyone

What's the longest anyone has had to wait for a parcel from the UK?

My sister in law sent me a parcel 12 days ago and it's not turned up. I forgot to tell her to send it signed for so I can't track it either.

It's got clothing/cards/small gifts and after recently losing a suitcase of my kids belongings through PSS international, i'm flipping out right now :'-(

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Old Nov 14th 2014, 11:25 pm
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who did she use to send it?, just recieved two parcel from the UK posted using Post Office and in Post office boxes. sent on the 8th and we got them 13th. She sent a plain box, I believe also through post office and we are still waiting for it.
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Old Nov 14th 2014, 11:31 pm
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Just over the counter with royal mail sent on the 3rd Nov standard international delivery. Not boxed, in a large plastic envelope that they sell in the post office.
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think you should not start worrying to much until its been 3 weeks as customs over here can be very slow. we are assuming our box is with customs as its a plain one.
we ordered some books from BookDepositary and it took nearly 6 weeks, also Tesco delivery the other year ordered in November and didn't get to us until January and that was Customs here fault. Tesco had refunded me the money and then told me to keep the stuff and no need to pay back the refund when I told them it had turned up.
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Ten to fourteen days is normal, it's a busy time of year also and might be held up in customs so really no need to be 'flipping out' at this stage.

I had the most amazing result recently with an M&S parcel ordered on a Thursday night, it arrived on my doorstep on the following Monday - I was utterly gobsmacked.
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My parents & sister both sent a parcel from the same place & same time on 23rd October. Parents one arrived on 28th October & the other arrived 11th November!! Longest we have had to wait is 4 weeks.
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Thanks both :-) I'll stop panicking now then lol. Just had so much bad luck lately :-/ Feel reassured now!
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I'd trained my parents in the UK to always ask if there was a cheaper option as inside the UK it makes little difference time wise. They applied this philosophy to a parcel sent to us in NZ, it took a little over 3 months and came on the boat!!

A postcard was sent to us by airmail mid October, its still not arrived and I expect its gone missing. Still, I won't give up hope until Christmas.

Quickest has been 5 days, but on average 10.
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Do Tescos still do free international shipping like M&S do around this time of year. I ordered a lot from Tescos when they first started the free international delivery but it never arrived so they refunded me and then it turned up weeks after.
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Yes Tesco still does free delivery at various times through out the year
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Have had something take 3months before now... Don't bother with it any more.
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I posted my Christmas gifts to NZ 4th Nov and arrived 10th, tried to beat the Xmas post, although I have seen parcels take a month- usually the important ones. Royal Mail system has never failed in 5 yrs for us.
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I posted my Christmas gifts to NZ 4th Nov and arrived 10th, tried to beat the Xmas post, although I have seen parcels take a month- usually the important ones. Royal Mail system has never failed in 5 yrs for us.
It's called sod's law, the mail always seems to have some intuitive stress tracking device; so the more important it is and the more desperate you are, the longer it takes.
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just the moment got our 3rd box that was posted on the 4th Nov.from the UK
and an order we placed on the 10th Nov, delivery from the US has also arrived.
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Thanks MrsFychan, my parcel was posted on the 4th Nov but still no sign of it yet....
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