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Polish post, are they still stealing stuff?


Wroclaw Boy
3 Sep 2014  #1
What are the chances of me sending a smart phone to Poland via the standard Royal Mail UK / Poczta Polska PL service and it actually reaching the destination in full?

I know from personal experience that cash has a 100% record of being stolen, granted they only take the cash out and the rest makes it, but whats the deal with valuable such as phones?

I ain't paying for DHL when that will basically equate to 50% of the cost of the phone.
Harry
3 Sep 2014  #2
What are the chances of me sending a smart phone to Poland via the standard Royal Mail UK / Poczta Polska PL service and it actually reaching the destination in full?

Very high, if the item is insured for its full value.
jon357 64 | 14,382
3 Sep 2014  #3
I had an iPhone mailed to me by normal post (from Italy) and it arrived in the end.
OP Wroclaw Boy
3 Sep 2014  #4
Very high, if the item is insured for its full value.

So don't insure then? What about tracked post as in they have to sign the other end?

Edit, i see what you mean, better to insure...

it arrived in the end.

In the end - as in much longer than usual? Standard mail (letters and such) take about 5 days to get there....usually.
jon357 64 | 14,382
3 Sep 2014  #5
It took about a week longer than estimated and there was no option to insure or use registered post, just normal mail. It arrived via courier though; some European post offices (including Royal Mail according to a recent thread here) no longer trust Poczta Polska as a delivery partner.
OP Wroclaw Boy
3 Sep 2014  #6
Cheers.

Think I'll take a chance and go for it. I'll be sure to pop back to this thread and update the specifics.

(I wouldn't send an Iphone though) This is only a Samsung Galaxy, brand new but one of the older models, worth about £80 i suppose.
Forfour44 9 | 94
3 Sep 2014  #7
Pay for it to be signed for as GLS will deliver it in Poland. It does cost a little more bit worth it.
I had an iPhone delivered in 4 days with signed for Royal Mail - GLS.
smudge
3 Sep 2014  #8
Small packet royal mail is 15 to 18 depending on insurance go on parcel2go it should be 17 for ups service point service which I find takes 3 days royal mail 4days if yourvery lucky iI've had things take up to 2 weeks
MarcoElsy
25 Nov 2014  #9
I know from personal experience that cash has a 100% record of being stolen, granted they only take the cash out and the rest makes it,

Hey, I'm also experiencing this. My dad has sent several hand written letters to me with cash enclosed and I've yet to receive one, Is this common practice? I've also noticed that the person delivering our mail isn't in uniform, has no form of ID visible and just seems to be a random person with a bag?

I've asked my dad to buy a GPS chip which i can track using my phone. I guess that would just take me to the bin they've dumped it in...

I'm seriously considering writing a note on my mail box that says something along the lines of "I know you've stolen my post, and we've been tracking you, return the post and its contents or I will phone the police" I doubt it will work.. but I want them to know that is clearly not acceptable and they cannot continue to do it.

Anyone else had luck with this kind of thing?

Thanks in advance.
englishbird
25 Nov 2014  #10
marco are you stupid?
Cash disappears from envelopes all over the world.
Have you and your dad not heard of 'PayPal' or 'Western Union' or 'bank transfer'?
MarcoElsy
25 Nov 2014  #11
marco are you stupid?

Hello, Thanks for the reply, didn't know people we so welcoming on this site

Cash disappears from envelopes all over the world.

I do not dispute this. I also didn't exactly blame Poland as a country, more-so the person who delivers my mail

Have you and your dad not heard of 'PayPal' or 'Western Union' or 'bank transfer'?

As much as I'd love to explain the wonders of computers to my 78 year old father, I don't think he'd be interested in such things, he's sent money via the post multiple time to the various countries I've lived in and I've never not received it.

Thanks for the constructive feedback.

Marco
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,725
25 Nov 2014  #12
well really what did you expect?
my dad is 78 and if he wants to send me money he uses paypal or bank transfer, it is quite simple for him.
whining about the bloody obvious will never get a good reaction
Roger5 1 | 1,463
25 Nov 2014  #13
Marco. Don't assume it's your postman who's stealing. It's more likely to be someone at the sorting office.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,725
25 Nov 2014  #14
yes that is true, in the UK it is post that goes through the Gatwick sorting office that is most likely to go missing.
Has done for years now.
MarcoElsy
25 Nov 2014  #15
Great! Thanks for all the helpful replies.

I guess it my fault for being so trusting, but I kind of assumed stealing was wrong.

Ah well, best assume the world is full of people with few morals.

Thanks for the advice people, really helpful.

I shall be coming to you for all my troubles in the future........
Cardno85 31 | 976
25 Nov 2014  #16
As much as I'd love to explain the wonders of computers to my 78 year old father, I don't think he'd be interested in such things, he's sent money via the post multiple time to the various countries I've lived in and I've never not received it.

Just for info, he can send it via MoneyGram or Western Union. While it's probably easier doing it online, you can do MoneyGram through the post office and it takes 10 minutes to get to you. Then in Poland you can pick it up at any Post Office, Bank BGZ and some Kantors. Costs about £13 I believe.

I am not saying stealing is right but I wouldn't think anyone should be sending cash in the post these days, there are just too many hands for it to go through. Think about it this way, from one post office to your door, it's probably being handled by 10+ people...what are the chances of someone in that chain being dishonest? Better for your Dad to go the post office, give them the cash and have it coded through the system and in your hands 10 mins later...no chance of it being stolen then...unless you get mugged on the way to the bank.
jon357 64 | 14,382
26 Nov 2014  #17
MoneyGram through the post office

This works.

Think about it this way, from one post office to your door, it's probably being handled by 10+ people...what are the chances of someone in that chain being dishonest?

Unfortunately true, however they're getting better than they used to be.
tarjeri
3 Dec 2014  #18
Sending cash over mail is actually illegal in Poland.
Dougpol1 27 | 2,667
3 Dec 2014  #19
Yawn. People do it though don't they? Done so myself. No problem.

The lads who delivered my mail in Katowice were sound and everybody knew them personally.

As opposed to The Post Office (UK) - which used to be the biggest thieves going back in the 1970s.

PS Took my wife's tablet - instead of my identical machine. Posted to each other (she didn't comprehend copying files /photos etc DOH) and had to wait two weeks, but absolutely ship shape and Bristol fashion.

The Polski post office is slow as fook but sound as a pound in my opinion.
Harry
3 Dec 2014  #20
Sending cash over mail is actually illegal in Poland.

Not only is it legal, there is a special dept at Poctza Polska who handle it (which is why one sometimes gets a postman knocking at one's door who is accompanied by an armed guard).


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