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    • Eugene0
    • By Eugene0 4th Oct 17, 10:54 AM
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    Reforward (remail) envelope FROM UK - Where?
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    • 4th Oct 17, 10:54 AM
    Reforward (remail) envelope FROM UK - Where? 4th Oct 17 at 10:54 AM
    Guys,

    A question.

    I asked UK Royal Mail about international forwarding service outside of UK but still inside EU (destination) and their service for this is so expensive that I cannot afford it.

    Found few remail websites such as forward2me dot com but those websites won't work either. Their drop address is too well known, used by too many people. I am looking for more unique address to where could I get envelope delivered and get it internationally reforwarded to foreign country.

    Didn't find anything on CraigList but found very few (e.g. 1 or max 2) such providers on Fiverr, however they charge too much also.

    If I ask directly ups/gls/dpd/fedex/dhl they all tell me that someone must get the envelope delivered first before he/she reforward it. However I have major trouble finding this ''someone''.

    Is there any alternative to this?
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    • chappers
    • By chappers 4th Oct 17, 11:13 AM
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    • #2
    • 4th Oct 17, 11:13 AM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 11:13 AM
    Get it sent to a friend and then sent on.
    Why don't you want the originator to know that it is going to a forwarding company
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 4th Oct 17, 11:15 AM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 11:15 AM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 11:15 AM
    Leave a pre-pad envelope in the house and ask the new occupiers to put your post in it and put it in the postbox?
    Make sure you change your address with everyone who has it on file before you move?
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 4th Oct 17, 11:35 AM
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    • #4
    • 4th Oct 17, 11:35 AM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 11:35 AM
    I asked UK Royal Mail about international forwarding service outside of UK but still inside EU (destination) and their service for this is so expensive that I cannot afford it.
    Originally posted by Eugene0
    https://www.royalmail.com/personal/receiving-mail/redirection
    3mo - £32 UK/£110 EU - £78 difference, £26/mo
    6mo - £44 UK/£154 EU - £110 difference, £18/mo
    12mo - £63 UK/£221 EU - £158 difference, £13/mo
    (I'm assuming they've mixed EU and non-EU up)

    If you think you're going to find a service that'll forward your post for less than £26/mo for 3mo, £18/mo for 6mo, £13/mo for 12mo single, instantly, and for any volume, good luck.

    You might be able to find somebody who will forward the odd item, priced individually, perhaps giving you the choice of what to forward - does your time have no value to you?

    Found few remail websites such as forward2me dot com but those websites won't work either. Their drop address is too well known, used by too many people. I am looking for more unique address to where could I get envelope delivered and get it internationally reforwarded to foreign country.
    I think you're forgetting that you still need to get your old address forwarded by RM to that international remailer...

    If I ask directly ups/gls/dpd/fedex/dhl they all tell me that someone must get the envelope delivered first before he/she reforward it.
    Of course. Otherwise it'll simply go to your old address, for whoever lives there now to bin at their leisure. The only people who can intercept it before delivery are RM. So either they forward it internationally, or they forward it within the UK to another service provider to do the international leg.
    • Eugene0
    • By Eugene0 4th Oct 17, 11:58 AM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 11:58 AM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 11:58 AM
    chappers: There is no ''friend'' in entire UK who would be able to do this otherwise I wouldn't be posting on this forum my question. I don't have anyone in UK to do that. Shipper doesn't ship outside of UK.

    fairy lights: Which house? Whos house? Who do you consider as ''new occupiers''? I am Not from UK. Never had address there.

    AdrianC: its not for multiple months. Just once for like one, max two envelopes.
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 4th Oct 17, 12:07 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 12:07 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 12:07 PM
    I am Not from UK. Never had address there.
    Originally posted by Eugene0
    You're posting on a forum about buying/selling/renting property in the UK, so naturally people are going to assume your question is about mail addressed to somewhere you have occupied.
    • fairy lights
    • By fairy lights 4th Oct 17, 12:07 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 12:07 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 12:07 PM
    fairy lights: Which house? Whos house? Who do you consider as ''new occupiers''? I am Not from UK. Never had address there.
    Originally posted by Eugene0
    Wait, what? If you don't currently or previously have a UK address then where do you want your post to be forwarded from?
    Last edited by fairy lights; 04-10-2017 at 12:10 PM.
    • Cheeky_Monkey
    • By Cheeky_Monkey 4th Oct 17, 12:10 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 12:10 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 12:10 PM
    Guys,

    A question.

    I asked UK Royal Mail about international forwarding service outside of UK but still inside EU (destination) and their service for this is so expensive that I cannot afford it.

    Found few remail websites such as forward2me dot com but those websites won't work either. Their drop address is too well known, used by too many people. I am looking for more unique address to where could I get envelope delivered and get it internationally reforwarded to foreign country.

    Didn't find anything on CraigList but found very few (e.g. 1 or max 2) such providers on Fiverr, however they charge too much also.

    If I ask directly ups/gls/dpd/fedex/dhl they all tell me that someone must get the envelope delivered first before he/she reforward it. However I have major trouble finding this ''someone''.

    Is there any alternative to this?
    Originally posted by Eugene0
    It all sounds a bit 'dodgy' to me
    I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure
    • Eugene0
    • By Eugene0 4th Oct 17, 12:21 PM
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    • #9
    • 4th Oct 17, 12:21 PM
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    • 4th Oct 17, 12:21 PM
    Wait, what? If you don't currently or previously have a UK address then where do you want your post to be forwarded from?
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    Thats the point of the question. I am looking for someone, preferable individual person, to who I could pay a small fee so he/she could get an envelope delivered on any address he/she can and forward it to international address. So this person that I am looking for would give me the address where he/she walks by every day and can pick the envelope there.

    The problem is that the shipper doesn't ship outside of entire UK.

    I came here to ask if anyone knows British individual person who is providing or could provide, for a small ( ! ) fee, such service.
    • EachPenny
    • By EachPenny 4th Oct 17, 12:22 PM
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    Wait, what? If you don't currently or previously have a UK address then where do you want your post to be forwarded from?
    Originally posted by fairy lights
    It all sounds a bit 'dodgy' to me
    Originally posted by Cheeky_Monkey
    Yup, I think the OP needs to explain exactly what they want to do, and why what they are doing isn't fraudulent, before expecting anyone else to offer suggestions.

    Especially when the OP says "Their drop address is too well known, used by too many people."
    "In the future, everyone will be rich for 15 minutes"
    • EachPenny
    • By EachPenny 4th Oct 17, 12:25 PM
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    Thats the point of the question. I am looking for someone, preferable individual person, to who I could pay a small fee so he/she could get an envelope delivered on any address he/she can and forward it to international address. So this person that I am looking for would give me the address where he/she walks by every day and can pick the envelope there.

    The problem is that the shipper doesn't ship outside of entire UK.

    I came here to ask if anyone knows British individual person who is providing or could provide, for a small ( ! ) fee, such service.
    Originally posted by Eugene0
    Well if it didn't sound dodgy before....
    "In the future, everyone will be rich for 15 minutes"
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 4th Oct 17, 1:11 PM
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    chappers: There is no ''friend'' in entire UK who would be able to do this otherwise I wouldn't be posting on this forum my question. I don't have anyone in UK to do that. Shipper doesn't ship outside of UK.
    Originally posted by Eugene0
    So find a supplier that does. Simples.

    I am Not from UK. Never had address there.

    its not for multiple months. Just once for like one, max two envelopes.
    So the RM forwarding isn't for you, anyway. It's intended to redirect your post from the property you've moved out of, to the property you're moving to. It doesn't have an address you can ask people to send to, apart from your old address.
    • wantonnoodle
    • By wantonnoodle 4th Oct 17, 3:56 PM
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    Not to mention that RM do identity checks against the address you are asking to redirect from and to. So if you haven't lived at the property in the UK you would fail the identity checks.

    I agree, this definitely sounds suspect. The least dodgy motive I can think of is to avoid customs charges on something that has duty owing on it.

    If its about buying something that the seller can't ship outside of UK, I agree, you should find a supplier in your own country.
    • custardy
    • By custardy 4th Oct 17, 4:20 PM
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    not really hard to find? no idea on reliability,first on google.

    https://www.forward2me.com
    • Loanranger
    • By Loanranger 4th Oct 17, 4:25 PM
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    Eugene0, do you know what fraud is and that it's illegal in the UK?
    • Eugene0
    • By Eugene0 4th Oct 17, 11:33 PM
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    not really hard to find? no idea on reliability,first on google.
    Originally posted by custardy
    Check again fourth paragraph of first message.

    Eugene0, do you know what fraud is and that it's illegal in the UK?
    Originally posted by Loanranger
    Nothing to do with fraud.
    • HouseBuyer77
    • By HouseBuyer77 4th Oct 17, 11:42 PM
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    Check again fourth paragraph of first message.

    Nothing to do with fraud.
    Originally posted by Eugene0
    You have to admit wanting a forwarding address to get something sent to foreign country that crucially cannot be identified as a forwarding address sounds pretty dodgy!
    • custardy
    • By custardy 5th Oct 17, 7:28 AM
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    Check again fourth paragraph of first message.



    Nothing to do with fraud.
    Originally posted by Eugene0
    It costs what it costs.
    Would you like me to spend my time getting quotes for you?
    • eddddy
    • By eddddy 5th Oct 17, 7:54 AM
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    From your posts, it sounds like you want to give an organisation the impression that you are resident in the UK, when you're not.

    FWIW, depending on the organisation, they are likely to do some address checks.

    E.g. If you're trying to open a bank account, the bank will check the electoral register (and/or ask for other forms of proof of address).

    If you are paying for something by credit card, most businesses will check that the delivery address you give is the card's registered billing address.
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 5th Oct 17, 9:11 AM
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    myus.com is set up to do exactly what you require in America, so I'm surprised there isn't something similar here.
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