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Offline peridot

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Postcards!
« on: November 05, 2012 »
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  • Out at end of September & sent postcards to uk using transito/supermarket "easipost" and took 5 weeks to arrive and stamps were pasted over and franked by post office!!!

    magsnmike

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  • I still like to send a couple of postcards,  but I do not understand why the shop that sells the postcards do not sell stamps!!! 

    Offline blaggers

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    « Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012 »
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  • I also like to send postcards home and when we were out in September for 3 weeks I sent some from Los Cristianos as thought they had 3 weeks to arrive in the UK - I was so surprised when my daughter text to say they had arrived 5 days later!!!  Apparently there is swift stamp which costs more but gets there quicker and I obviously purchased those without realising.  I sent some further cards the second week from LG using normal stamps and they got there a week after our return!!


    Offline Edward Bear

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  • Always,always use the Correos in Puerto de Santiago. If it is urgent send it in a brown envelope.

    Offline Falstaff

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    Re: Postcards!
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  • Why bother with conventional postcards?  Why not send a postcard by email with the help of  a wonderful little known website called losgigantes.com.

    Before you set off on your holiday, take with you the email addresses of your family and friends.

    When in Los Gigantes, go to an Internet Cafe (not sure if losgigantes.com still have such a facility).

    Go to the Home Page of  losgigantes.com and click “Useful Information”. Click on “Send a Postcard.” You will be presented with a list of categories.  Select a photograph from your chosen category – say, Los Gigantes, and  follow the instructions. You can enter a message to your intended recipient and even upload  your own photograph from say, a usb memory stick or your camera card. Your photo can be up to 5 Mb. 

    I've just given it a try and it works perfectly. Why wait for 5 weeks for your postcard to be delivered  through the normal post when  it can be delivered instantly by email ?

    Here's  one I sent earlier-


    magsnmike

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  • all well and good if your relatives have the internet......

    My Mum still likes to receive an old fashioned postcard but as I said earlier, why dont they sell stamps and cards together

    Offline pilgrim

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  • I think somebody said there not allowed to. Uk was the same a few years back, you had to go to a post office, now with deregulation and selling off the P.O. they have opened it up. Spain is still in process of dropping the shackles.

    Offline peridot

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  • Good idea Falstaff - will do for some relatives.   However I have some very elderly friends for whom "the net" means hairnet or fishing net!   (I do mean fishing as opposed to fishnet!)