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Old 08-26-2008, 03:51 AM   #1
 
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Hi all

what is the best way to go about receiving mail in a different country?

i had my bank card eaten by an atm the other day and need to get my dad to post the replacement out to me, now i know i will be in Budapest for 5 days from the 29th so am i best to get him to post it to the hostel? or can i go to a central post office and get it picked up from there?

i have no idea how it works so any advice would be useful

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Old 08-26-2008, 05:00 AM   #2
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I was mugged in Spain and had a replacement card sent to a hostel in Portugal with no worries (unfortunately an ATM then ate it and I had to get another one sent to Dublin). I'm not sure how long the post will take to get from your home to Europe but if it's going to be close to a week then I'd say send it to the hostel you'll be at after that.
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Fed Ex's are everywhere too...so if you need it in a jiffy....
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I had to get a atm card posted to me in Spain. I was staying with friends though.

I'd get the bank to send it direct to you, they seem to have very speedy posting. I had my card in two days.
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i tried and they refused, they said it had to go to my home address
i think i will ring the hostel and get my dad to post it to them, i wont be there for 3 days and staying for 5 so should arrive in plenty of time
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