Christmas is almost here, and it’s getting late for sending packages. But I just wanted to share some information that I just recieved.
As many of you already know, the postal system here is not safe! I have heard many stories about people’s letters and packages never making it to their destination. First, and foremost, NEVER SEND CASH! For some reason, some people still send cash to their families in the Philippines. And then they wonder why it didn’t make it. Duh!!!
Sending by a service, such as LBC, FedEx, or UPS is pretty reliable, but it’s expensive. The secret to their success is the tracking system, which discourages theft. You can save money by using the US Postal Service’s Express Mail®, which still has a tracking system. While I have not, yet, had stuff sent to me this way, I have recently gotten good reports from others who have. So, if anyone wants to send me a package, give Express Mail® a try. Here is a link to the USPS Express Mail® tracking website: http://www.usps.com/shipping/trackandconfirm.htm.