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  • Insouciant
  • Waygookin

    • 13

    • March 25, 2011, 10:47:52 am
    • South Korea
Parcel delivery
« on: April 05, 2011, 09:09:28 am »
Hey,

I'm thinking of getting some stuff sent from home and buying some things online that will be fairly big. The letter box for my appartment is downstairs and very small. Most of the time I am at school.

Does anyone have experience of what happens in Korea when someone comes to deliver a parcel and you are not around?

Do they leave a note and taker he parcel to a depot somewhere? Or will the parcel be returned to sender?

Thanks :)



  • klorptar
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    • September 15, 2010, 08:35:45 am
    • Ulsan, South Korea
Re: Parcel delivery
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2011, 09:13:42 am »
Have it sent to your school.


  • Koradian
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    • October 08, 2010, 10:29:15 am
    • South Korea
Re: Parcel delivery
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2011, 09:18:20 am »
I agree with having parcels sent to your school. Makes life so much easier!


  • Koreak
  • Super Waygook

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    • November 13, 2010, 08:15:43 am
    • South Korea
Re: Parcel delivery
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 09:23:51 am »
Having it sent to your school is the best thing.  However if a courier comes with the package and you are not home, they will leave a note and it will be at the nearest post office.



  • Insouciant
  • Waygookin

    • 13

    • March 25, 2011, 10:47:52 am
    • South Korea
Re: Parcel delivery
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2011, 09:24:57 am »
Seems so obvious now.

Thanks everyone :)


Re: Parcel delivery
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2011, 09:27:12 am »
I've always had my parcels sent to my school. My mother puts my home address as an alternate address in case it arrives on a weekend or something. Only one time did I receive my parcel at home. I wasn't there, but I lived in a relatively big complex and security signed for it then left a note for me on my door. I live in a small building now  and my neighbor, also a NET, has his parcels delivered at home. They sit in front of his door until they get home. Not a very good idea, anyone could take it. Unless you have a security office in your building, have it delivered to your school.  :)


  • nzer-in-gyeongnam
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    • August 07, 2010, 01:23:29 pm
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Re: Parcel delivery
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2011, 09:31:19 am »
If you've got a security office or an office on the first floor of your building, you can have stuff left there for you, otherwise I'd have it delivered to the school. Depending on how you normally get home, if you've got a large parcel, your co-t may help you get home, or call you a taxi if you ask them to also.
"It's better to have tried and failed, than never to have tried at all!"
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  • blq2sdy
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    • January 03, 2011, 10:54:19 am
    • North Carolina
Packages & Mail
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2011, 09:11:24 am »
I'm trying to have a package sent from the US to my apartment, and I have no idea how to recieve packages at my place.  I have NEVER met my landlord/landlady, so I don't even know how to ask him/her how to get them.  Does anyone know if there is a way that I can have a package held at the local post office?  And if so, when/how will I be notified that it's there?  Thanks in advance!


  • Josie
  • Newgookin

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    • November 09, 2009, 02:39:37 pm
    • Donggang
Re: Packages & Mail
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2011, 09:14:40 am »
I would suggest getting it delivered to your school instead of your apartment, thats what I do and it makes everything so much easier :) But I'm sure you could also just get a coteacher to call the post office and they will hold it for you!


Re: Packages & Mail
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2011, 09:17:31 am »
Your school will be a better place. If you have it delivered to your apartment, it might be left with the security officer if you're not home. You might get it, you might not.


  • webbma88
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    • March 03, 2011, 07:39:42 am
    • Busan, South Korea
Re: Packages & Mail
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2011, 09:21:32 am »
I have stuff sent to my school, but when a parcel arrives everyone is eager to see whats been sent over, including students.
Be sure nothing incriminating or personal is sent over which may lead to questions.  If you do need it keep it hidden from the other teachers prying eyes haha


  • CMTC
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    • 179

    • October 29, 2010, 02:41:12 pm
    • South Korea
Re: Packages & Mail
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2011, 09:22:12 am »
If you get it sent to you home  and you are not there to receive it, they sometimes leave it at the nearest convenience store and leave a note at your apartment to say its there.

I always get everything sent to the school, I feel its the safer option.


  • ottokhae
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    • October 12, 2010, 09:24:13 am
    • South Korea
Re: Packages & Mail
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2011, 09:22:42 am »
Have it sent to your school. That way, you'll be sure to receive it.


  • logan.leduc
  • Waygookin

    • 10

    • March 03, 2011, 12:38:24 pm
    • Gangseong-ri, Goseong-Gun, Gangwon-do
Re: Packages & Mail
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2011, 09:24:17 am »
It is def easiest to get things just sent to you school.  Matter of fact the teacher before me said she didn't even know the address of the apartment.


  • sallyb17
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    • May 30, 2010, 05:19:51 pm
    • Cheongju, South Korea
Re: Packages & Mail
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2011, 09:26:59 am »
I've had packages sent to my apartment and if I'm not there, they leave a notice to pick it up at the post office. This can be a hassle because the post office can be far away.

I think sending it to the school is a better option.


  • AngieHo
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    • September 03, 2010, 03:03:13 pm
    • korea
Re: Packages & Mail
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2011, 09:28:28 am »
Unless you can have your friends and family write or print your address in Korean, mailing stuff to your school is a safer bet.  Most of the mail people here can't read English.  So I always made a .pdf file with my address in Korean and send the electronic copy to whoever is mailing stuff to me.

It ensures that I get my stuff everytime.   ;D


  • ammyleee
  • Waygookin

    • 17

    • March 11, 2011, 01:51:51 pm
    • Suwon
Re: Packages & Mail
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2011, 09:33:51 am »
I've had my address translated into English and had a friend use that address to send me something.  It never came! If you want to ensure that you receive your mail, make sure that it's written in Korean.


  • tfuller
  • Super Waygook

    • 370

    • September 13, 2010, 10:24:46 am
    • Yongsan, Chungbuk
Re: Packages & Mail
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2011, 09:39:09 am »
I have stuff sent to my school, but when a parcel arrives everyone is eager to see whats been sent over, including students.
Be sure nothing incriminating or personal is sent over which may lead to questions.  If you do need it keep it hidden from the other teachers prying eyes haha

i got sent a Dexter figurine, complete with blood spatters and a knife concealed behind his back... had a hard time explaining that to my co and students  ;)


  • blq2sdy
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    • January 03, 2011, 10:54:19 am
    • North Carolina
Re: Packages & Mail
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2011, 09:45:25 am »
Oh, that's a great idea!  I'll probably go ahead and just have her send it to my school.  Though, I've gotten mail at school before (health card and pension info), and EVERYONE wanted to know what I'd gotten.  I never knew that my mail was that interesting :-/


  • nitsud86
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    • October 20, 2010, 12:30:57 pm
    • Boryeong, Korea
Re: Packages & Mail
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2011, 09:49:08 am »
I had my parents send me a camera from home once. I was not home at the time and they just left it at my door step. Luckily my neighbors are cool and I was able to take some pictures on my trip to thailand!