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    Default USPS mail to DR = mistake?

    Hey everybody, u can add me to the newbie list but I think I just made a mistake. I send an admissions package to a university in the DR and I sent it through the USPS global mail service. I checked this forum a few days ago, read some of the threads on mail to the DR and I am now realizing that I may have made a big mistake. I have some important documents in there as well as photos and copies of other documents. What should I do now? Should I just wait and hope it arrives or should I plan on rounding up all my documents again and sending them through FedEx? My hope is that since it is addressed to a university, it will get there without taking forever. That's probably just wishful thinking though. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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    What is the cost of getting another package ready vs your loss if the original package is lost in the system or not del'vd in time? Only you can answer that. If it is really critical to you, opt to resend via FedEX, UPS, or DHL. Regards, PJT

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    Mistake? If they were important and time-sensitive documents, yes, a big mistake. I lived in the capital when the Dominican mail service was actually supposed to be decent for a while (during the Leonel Fernandez administration), and even so I NEVER entrusted INPOSDOM with important and/or time-sensitive documents. I would strongly suggest preparing a second package.

    BTW, you didn't keep a photocopy of your first package? Even here in the States, whenever I submit important documentation -- tax statement, application, etc. -- I keep a photocopy of what I submitted as a just-in-case. It has saved me several times over the years...
    Regards,
    Keith

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    I use UPS. Ive lost so much mail through standard mailing conventions.

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    i have used usps global several times,,,,US to SDQ.....i believe that the USPS partner on the Dominican side is DHL and not IMPOSDOM,,,,,,,service could be good or slow but the package always got there.....FWIW.....eom....

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    I've used USPS Global Express and never had anything lost. It doesn't always get there in "3-5 days" but non the less it gets there and unopened.

    I would follow-up with a phone call if they haven't received it in 3 weeks, that the longest it took a letter once.

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    Default Me too.

    Originally posted by kjdrga
    I've used USPS Global Express and never had anything lost. It doesn't always get there in "3-5 days" but non the less it gets there and unopened..
    I've also used USPS Global Priority on numerous occassions and haven't lost anything yet. Most mailings are to San Francisco de Macorís; a few to San Juan de la Maguana and Boca Chica.

    Mine usually take about 2 weeks or so. Don't despair yet!

    Swede

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    Thumbs up We use Federal Express

    Great service,BOTH WAYS"!THey send a guy on a MOTOR with your package.He carries their computer with him!Cris

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    USPS global..........about 6 or 7 bucks,,,,,,,,,,,FED EX about 33 mas o minus,,,,,,,,,,at a difference of 25 bucks times 41 pesos.......hmmmm........not knocking fed ex they're service is supurb.............make copies ,,,,,,,,,,drink difference....eom

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