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    Arubas Post Service Reliable?!

    Hi all, im from the UK and have used Royal mail ( UKs Main postal service) to send some letters over to Aruba, i sent it recorded delivery and they say its now out with the Aruba postal services.

    Its been with them for a while and starting think its gone missing! Has anyone had any experiences with the aruban postal service, is it reliable?! The bits we sent are quite important but im not sure if theres anything i can do but wait.!

    Many thanks
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    >>> "is it reliable?"
    ---- Yes!
    >>> "anything i can do but wait.!"
    ---- Mail to and from Aruba is very slow. Postcards back to the States can take weeks. Just have to wait. I have sent Fax's that work very fast. Some of the timeshares in Aruba have their members sending their fees to banks in the States. If important ask person/place in Aruba if they have a better way.

    Last edited by TomFrederick; 03-27-2010 at 09:36 AM.

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    anything of importance sending out of Aruba should be sent
    w/ a reciept and the highest level of shipping.

    I have a sister in Holland and family in the states and sometimes
    mail to me does not make it. I use a freight forwarding company (you
    send mail to Miami and they ship it to aruba) which is faster
    and more reliable.

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    Due to the war in the middle East I mailed a small package containing batteries and a few small objects that I didn't want to try to take on the plane. That was Jan. 1991. I never received the package.

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    Thanks for the replies all. Some interesting comments!
    Its been 3 weeks now ( was told would arrive in 4-6 working days!) Guess i might have learnt my lesson and should have paid a courier.

    1991...and still waiting LOL! oh i see!

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    Senior Member lizzardo's Avatar
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    Ah... "aruba time" - in three or four weeks but of what year! LOL!

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    one year while on vacation, we sent a postcard to our sons back in the states, they never recieved them in the mail until 3 months after we had already gotten back from our Aruba trip... LOL

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    Slow mail

    Yes the mail is surely slow... even to go across the island, I've heard can take nearly a week!! So that is why --I assume-- that long lines form at Setar office in downtown Orangestad (the telephone co.) to pay their BILLS.

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    OK ok, enough of the horror stories lol!

    So a week to get one side of the island and 3 months to get overseas, so my guess is my post wont arrive in aruba in time! Which means ill have to spend lots of money reprinting things!

    My fault i should have done my research.

    Thanks all the stories and advice guys

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    I just got a Christmas card from a friend in the states last week.
    No kidding!

    I can't send out Christmas cards from here unless I send them out
    in Sept!!

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