Main site > MoneySavingExpert.com Forums > Shopping & Freebies > Ebay, Auctions, Car Boot & Jumble Sales > Anyone sent a parcel to Australia recently via Ro... (Page 1)

IMPORTANT! This is MoneySavingExpert's open forum - anyone can post

Please exercise caution & report any spam, illegal, offensive, racist, libellous post to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com

  • Be nice to all MoneySavers
  • All the best tips go in the MoneySavingExpert weekly email

    Plus all the new guides, deals & loopholes

  • No spam/referral links
or Login with Facebook
Anyone sent a parcel to Australia recently via Royal Mail?
Closed Thread
Views: 1,599
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
# 1
spookylukey
Old 16-12-2009, 11:06 AM
Serious MoneySaving Fan
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 793
Default Anyone sent a parcel to Australia recently via Royal Mail?

I sent a parcel to Australia on 3rd December via International signed for airmail. On their website they say allow approx 5 days for delivery - it's been 13 days now and still no sign

I was just wondering whether anyone had sent anything recently and if so is it taking longer than normal?
spookylukey is offline
Report Post
# 2
itsnotfair
Old 16-12-2009, 11:22 AM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 335
Default

I send a lot to Australia. The time taken to arrive varies considerably. It depends a lot on the particular area of Oz. If it's rural it will take longer.
I don't think the web site average delivery times count in the run up to Xmas.
The last international posting day for Christmas was the 4th and your could easily still have been in the Uk on the 4th, so who knows how long it will take.
itsnotfair is offline
Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to itsnotfair For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 3
cyberbob
Old 16-12-2009, 11:37 AM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 9,131
Default

Sent a parcel to rural queensland last month and it took 10 days ish.
cyberbob is offline
Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to cyberbob For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 4
clarkey3262
Old 16-12-2009, 3:39 PM
MoneySaving Convert
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 189
Default

Sent a some darts sold on ebay to Queensland, took 12 days including weekends to get there. (sent saturday, got there thursday 2 weeks after that)
clarkey3262 is offline
Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to clarkey3262 For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 5
continualdiamond
Old 16-12-2009, 5:25 PM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Nottinghamshire
Posts: 2,776
Default

I send parcels to Australia all the time as thats my home.

Sent 3 parcels to my parents house with xmas pressies in for everyone as breaking them up means cheaper postage.

All 3 posted the evening of Thurs 3rd Dec.

2 arrived Wed 9th Dec (6 days including weekend)

Last 1 arrived today Wed 16th Dec (13 days including weekend)

Xmas 2008 when i posted 3 parcels, all the same day and before the last posting date, 2 arrived in time for xmas and 1 we thought was just lost, it then turned up Feb 09.
Met online in 2000
Moved from Australia - UK 2003
Got married 26.08.11
Lost 8 stone & appeared in a magazine in 2012
Featured in a weight watchers booklet in 2013 + 2014
Mummy to Scarlett - October 2013
continualdiamond is offline
Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to continualdiamond For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 6
carlislelass
Old 16-12-2009, 5:31 PM
Serious MoneySaving Fan
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,109
Default

we`ve had 2 from Australia...1 took 6 days, the other 13
carlislelass is offline
Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to carlislelass For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 7
spookylukey
Old 16-12-2009, 10:22 PM
Serious MoneySaving Fan
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 793
Default

Thanks all, I've just had a text saying it's arrived (it was Xmas pressies rather than ebay items but thought this was the best place to ask) so that's 14 days it's taken from the UK to Sydney. The main thing is that it got there before Xmas so I'm happy

Coincidentally I received my pressies from Australia today - posted on the 9th so that's 7 days from Sydney to the UK.
spookylukey is offline
Report Post
Closed Thread

Bookmarks
 
 




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 Forum Jump  

Contact Us - MoneySavingExpert.com - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:48 PM.

 Forum Jump  

Free MoneySaving Email

Top deals: Week of 29 October 2014

Get all this & more in MoneySavingExpert's weekly email full of guides, vouchers and Deals

GET THIS FREE WEEKLY EMAIL Full of deals, guides & it's spam free

Latest News & Blogs

Martin's Twitter Feed

profile

Cheap Travel Money

Find the best online rate for holiday cash with MSE's TravelMoneyMax.

Find the best online rate for your holiday cash with MoneySavingExpert's TravelMoneyMax.

TuneChecker Top Albums

  • VARIOUS ARTISTSBBC RADIO 1'S LIVE LOUNGE 2014
  • TAYLOR SWIFT1989 (DELUXE)
  • ED SHEERANX (DELUXE EDITION)

MSE's Twitter Feed

profile
Always remember anyone can post on the MSE forums, so it can be very different from our opinion.
We use Skimlinks and other affiliated links in some of our boards, for some of our users.