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  • Brian
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Postal services threads.
« on: June 15, 2011, 07:55:05 pm »
Here is a collection of the many, many threads on this site about postal services, graciously compiled by CellarDoor.  It's organized by search terms, and by setting it as a sticky will be one way for people to quickly see what's already been posted on the topic.


Shipping search:
What can be shipped at the Post Office?
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,4834.0.html

storage and moving companies
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,14094.0.html

Shipping costs to he UK
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,13061.0.html

Shipping Options from USA
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,5681.0.html

garment bags for shipping home
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,6644.0.html

Trying to ship a computer back home
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,13451.0.html

Shipping from America
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,5550.0.html

Shipping stuff to Korea.  Any issues?
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,9113.0.html

International shipping to Korea, duty charge?
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,5323.0.html

Shipping by boat
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,219.0.html



Mail search:

How do you send Registered Mail?
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,12563.0.html

Mail from overseas
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,14340.0.html

Does Korea Post no longer do surface mail to Canada?
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,11881.0.html



Postal search:
Sending a large box to the states
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,1372.0.html

My Administration office has chosen to lose only my important packages...
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,13207.0.html

Proper Address Format
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,6330.0.html

Getting a care package sent from America
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,8002.0.html



Package search:
What things do you ask for to be sent from home?
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,12282.0.html



Parcel search:
Parcel delivery
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,6871.0.html

Sending a 15-20kg parcel and my laptop back to the UK
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,4309.0.html

UK parcel services
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2698.0.html

Sending packages to korea from the USA
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,2647.0.html
« Last Edit: May 04, 2012, 03:03:16 am by Brian »
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  • lacyfan
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    • June 18, 2011, 06:38:07 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Postal services threads.
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2011, 02:09:29 pm »
List of Seoul post offices open on Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. If Saturday is a holiday then the post offices are closed.


http://english.seoul.go.kr/lh/residence/cnb.php

Following is a list of post offices that open on saturday (until 13:00):
Seoul Central, Gwanghwamun, Seodaemun, Dongdaemun, Gwangjin, Gangbuk, Mapo, Gwanak, Eunpyeong, Yeouido, Gangnam, Geumcheon, Seongbuk, Gogang, Songpa, Yangcheon, Gangseo, Dongjak, Seocho, Yongsan, Nowon, Jungnang, Seoul International, Yeongdong, Dongseoul Mail Center


  • Smonk
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    • August 23, 2011, 07:15:37 am
    • Gyeongbuk, South Korea
Re: Postal services threads.
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 12:32:00 pm »
Hey, has anyone here sent anything to South Africa? Just wondering if its expensive or not and if it actually gets there usually...thanks


  • SBracken
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    • March 07, 2011, 07:41:22 am
    • Pohang, S Korea
Re: Postal services threads.
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 01:15:02 pm »
Hey, has anyone here sent anything to South Africa? Just wondering if its expensive or not and if it actually gets there usually...thanks

Posting to South Africa:
http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,14950.msg121308.html#msg121308


  • Leahn_6
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    • August 29, 2011, 07:55:52 am
    • Busan, South Korea
Re: Postal services threads.
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2011, 08:46:33 am »
Wow these links are super helpful!  Thanks so much.  I was planning on sending this home, and vice versa.  I'm glad this website has such helpful links. 


Re: Postal services threads.
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2011, 02:26:12 pm »
Thanks for placing all these together. Can we get a sticky on this?

Again bravo on your work.


  • prabjeet
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    • August 28, 2011, 05:08:55 pm
    • South Korea
Re: Postal services threads.
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2011, 03:15:40 pm »
I have to send a document to Canada, does anyone know if the Korean post office does return envelope? I need to get my degree notarized and sent to EPIK by Sept 21!


  • teachermc
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    • March 04, 2010, 11:47:41 am
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Re: Postal services threads.
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2011, 07:06:07 pm »
I just learned that a package I have been missing for a week was given instead to a "neighbor" - someone I have never met nor heard of.  The post office gave me the Korean name the person used to sign for the package (that came from the USA with English all over it) and I have been up and down my building without locating this person.  I plan to go back to the post office (as directed to me by them today if I was unsuccessful).

At this point, given that my name, address, and cell phone number were on the box and this person who supposedly accepted it for me (while I was home, by the way), I have determined that I could safely call my package 'stolen' at this point. 

Has anyone been in a similar situation?  What recourse could I possibly have?  What the post office even comprehend my being upset about this or is it a lost cause?


Re: Postal services threads.
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2011, 08:41:00 am »
My co teachers do not know my address In English. Does anyone know, can they just directly translate the Korean into english and I can get mail that way?


  • candace
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    • August 30, 2011, 12:33:07 pm
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: Postal services threads.
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2011, 11:12:24 am »
I am looking for a post office that is near seoul university satation.  Anyone know?


  • SBracken
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    • March 07, 2011, 07:41:22 am
    • Pohang, S Korea
Re: Postal services threads.
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2011, 02:58:25 pm »
My co teachers do not know my address In English. Does anyone know, can they just directly translate the Korean into english and I can get mail that way?

If you can get a CT to type it out, you can actually probably just copy/paste it into googletranslate :p (assuming you don't know hanguel) Googletrans should give you a nice romanized version of your address no problem. (of course, you could also just type in it yourself if you can read the CT's writing). Your ARC will have your address on it once you get it.


  • joyous84
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    • September 08, 2011, 07:36:43 am
    • Seoul, Korea
Re: Postal services threads.
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2011, 11:12:30 am »
Are stamps only sold at Post Offices, or are there other shops that also sell them? I've tried a few convenience stores with no luck, as the nearest post office is quite a long walk away! I see post boxes everywhere so am a little confused about the lack of stamps.
thanks peeps... :)


Re: Postal services in Jukjeon or nearby
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2011, 05:33:42 pm »
Okay, we've been here for over two months but have yet to find a post office in Jujeon.  We know there must be one somewhere, but haven't been able to locate it.

Can anyone help us???  We want to send a few parcels back home to Canada.  Is there a pricing list or something like that.  Most of the information is for America... so I would like to know for Canada

Thanks,
J


  • nkotel
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    • July 01, 2011, 11:07:03 am
    • Ulsan
Re: Postal services threads.
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2011, 07:16:12 pm »
These links really helped me out. Thanks for posting such helpful links.


Re: Postal services threads.
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2012, 07:17:34 pm »
If you are not home when a package is delivered, will they leave a message in your post box to say that it is in the post office like they do at home?
Also do you think it would be better to get packages sent to school rather than your apartment?


  • fwilsie
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Re: Postal services threads.
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2012, 07:30:00 am »
They will either leave a message in your box or leave the package with your apt. office. If they have your phone number, they will send a message or call prior to delivery so you know when the delivery will be arriving.


  • Geordiniho
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    • February 25, 2012, 11:09:04 am
    • Busan, South Korea.
Re: Postal services threads.
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2012, 07:35:35 am »
Does anyone have any idea how long shipping to the UK takes?


  • msjet85
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    • March 05, 2012, 11:02:32 am
    • South Korea
Re: Postal services threads.
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2012, 02:41:25 pm »
On that note how do you get your co-teacher to give you your address correctly. She seemed so unsure when she told me and I don't want my packages going nowhere?


  • livingkorean
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    • March 05, 2012, 05:44:33 pm
    • Gayaeup, Haman County, Gyeongnam, South Korea
Re: Postal services threads.
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2012, 10:25:42 am »
On that note how do you get your co-teacher to give you your address correctly. She seemed so unsure when she told me and I don't want my packages going nowhere?

I don't know what it's like at your school, but when I asked my co-teacher today to write out my apartment address for me, she told me to have packages sent to the school. They want you to sign for it, but if you are not home, they can't leave it. And I assume most apartment's are like mine and have a letter box, but no where for large packages to go, so I say giving your school address is your safest bet.

Of course, you will want to check with your co-teacher first to make sure that is okay.


  • Emer
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    • March 07, 2012, 12:47:09 pm
    • Gangwon-do, South Korea
Re: Postal services threads.
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2012, 11:44:49 am »
Does anyone know anything about Ireland and how long it takes? Also I heard about some boat you can get your stuff sent over on which takes 3 months- has anyone used it or have any info on it? Thanks!