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Stupid question i know - is post delivered in Poland on a Saturday?


Wersal 5 | 19  
14 Aug 2008 /  #1
A few days ago i sent a package to a friend in poland, i was told it should be delivered in 4 days, from UK... this was a surprise, i expected maybe 2 weeks lol. But i would like to know if in Poland the postal service actually deliver on Saturdays, i expect they dont on Sundays like everywehere else, but some countries do deliver on Saturday and others dont... so does Poland?

Thanks in advance.
telefonitika  
14 Aug 2008 /  #2
i was told it should be delivered in 4 days, from UK... this was a surprise, i expected maybe 2 weeks lol.

anything within EU takes 3-5 working days to be delivered from the UK by Royal Mail services .. lmao @ two weeks

just ask your friend to let you know when its arrived :)
OP Wersal 5 | 19  
14 Aug 2008 /  #3
Thanks telefonitika, the thing is, its a surprise, so i cant let her know about it, the only reason i asked this question is because the 4th day would be this Saturday, and i dont think she will be home at this time. Its good to know it will only take 3 - 5 days, iam sure last time i sent a package it took a little over 2 weeks, must of been simply unlucky, as i always seem to be. Thank you again.
outintheyard 27 | 517  
14 Aug 2008 /  #4
I would send her cucumbers That is the best surprise for a Polish girl. Krysia told me so.
OP Wersal 5 | 19  
14 Aug 2008 /  #5
That would be a surprise i'm sure, but something tells me i would get the biggest slap of all time lol. Hmmm is Krysia talking from experience i wonder;-).
Hutnik - | 8  
14 Aug 2008 /  #6
lmao @ two weeks

My parents sent me a Christmas card from England on the 5th of December it arrived here in Krakow on the 15th of February,just over 2 months...but at least it got here.
telefonitika  
15 Aug 2008 /  #7
Hutnik

thats due to the christmas influx ... postal dates and timings arent to be taken notice off due to last day of sorting mail in the UK is early hours christmas eve morning then no mail is then sorted out till after 10pm on the 26th december mail then halts on the 30th december until late evening onwards on the 2nd january

plus the card could have gone astray initially within or outside the UK

I know it takes within 3-5 days as i recently sent and it was received within this time frame (if dont believe me speak to wyspi ... as thats whom i sent a package too .. if i could find receipt in this mess due to packing i would confirm what date sent and when she received it as its in a msg i have still)

:)
ukpolska  
15 Aug 2008 /  #8
is post delivered in Poland on a Saturday?

Simply answer, no, they do not deliver on a Saturday.
It's hard enough for them to do it on a working day and get it right, if they were to do it on a Saturday as well that would totally screw them up.
Wyspianska  
15 Aug 2008 /  #9
I know it takes within 3-5 days as i recently sent and it was received within this time frame (if dont believe me speak to wyspi ... as thats whom i sent a package too .. if i could find receipt in this mess due to packing i would confirm what date sent and when she received it as its in a msg i have still)

yeah took 3 days :) mwaaah xx
vndunne 43 | 279  
15 Aug 2008 /  #10
How long something takes to get to poland can be a bit hit and miss. i have had stuffsent from ireland that has taken just a weekend to get here i.e. posted friday and arrived on monday, a few days to get here and weeks to get here.

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A lot can depend on the way you sent it i.e. normal mail, surface mail, air mail, express etc.
Hope your post gets there eventually.
jkn005 1 | 127  
15 Aug 2008 /  #11
I've had more problems with mail inside Poland. I've received packages from the U.S. in 4 days. I received a letter that was sent from one side of Krakow to the other that took 2 weeks.
Maferz 4 | 8  
14 Oct 2008 /  #12
Maybe of no use to you but: it's not delivered on saturdays as a standard. But if you mail-order from a polish company you can get it delivered on that day also, for an extra fee. It's not a private courier being used in those cases: the same polish postal service.

So: yes, if you ask them to. When shipping from abroad: maybe, check with the Postal service in your country!
sobieski 107 | 2,128  
14 Oct 2008 /  #13
i expect they don't deliver mail on Sundays, like everywhere else,

In most European countries, Sunday is considered a resting day.
So why should we be expected to get mail then?
In my native Belgium we survive like that perfectly - the only item you will find in your postbox Saturdays in the newspaper. What more do you want in the weekend ?
outintheyard 27 | 517  
15 Oct 2008 /  #14
What more do you want in the weekend

A nice check with lots of zeros on the end of it
urszula 1 | 253  
21 Oct 2008 /  #15
In the US mail is delivered on Saturdays, but Canada doesn't deliver on Saturdays. On Sundays only express mail is delivered.
If mail wasn't delivered on Saturdays the carriers have to work super fast and they would have more mail to carry. When a holiday falls on a Saturday, then after returning to work two days later, they are swamped. The mail gets delivered more efficiently and faster when working on Saturdays.
gtd 3 | 639  
21 Oct 2008 /  #16
Can't speak for all Polish cities but in Warsaw at least they have a hard enough time managing to get anything to you during the week. They just leave the little "you have mail" paper rather than even trying to see if you are home.

I have caught them a few times doing it and asked why they didn't ring me. "Oh I tried the domofon was broken"....yeah right. If you need something urgently or guaranteed pay more for UPS etc. I lost a couple important things using EMS and Priority Post before I learned my lesson and they did nothing to help reclaim it...didn't care at all and just shrugged their shoulders.
ukpolska  
21 Oct 2008 /  #17
They just leave the little "you have mail" paper rather than even trying to see if you are home.

lol we used to get that all the time until my wife went mad one day at the post office and then the manager marched the postman round to our house to deliver the letter.

Never had the problem since !!!

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