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Mail service for expats

Post by DoRightByThem » Sun May 26, 2019 5:19 pm

Can my family mail me stuff? For instance my green tea bags, garlic and artemisinin pills tiger balm, mixed nuts etc. I know UPS or FedEx will deliver and it can get spendy really fast but I’m fanatical about my supplements and tea lol. Some places have import bans or regs, but I just wanted to see what the camboexpat community has seen or done.
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Post by Anchor Moy » Sun May 26, 2019 5:33 pm

I think you will find there's plenty of tiger balm in Cambodia. :D
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Post by lostjeremy » Sun May 26, 2019 5:59 pm

Why? You can get all that stuff here.

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Post by IraHayes » Sun May 26, 2019 6:31 pm

The tea might be a bit tricky
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Post by Spigzy » Sun May 26, 2019 7:06 pm

As a Brit I’m very keen to understand which tea is on your list! :-)
Meum est propositum in taberna mori,
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Re: Mail service for expats

Post by yongchi » Sun May 26, 2019 9:40 pm

I have had several parcels shipped to Phnom Penh via regular mail from various countries, including the UK and Australia.

When shipping via regular mail, I always have the sender use registered mail to get a tracking code.
I use my home address and have my phone number written directly under the address.

They heve never actually delivered to my home addrsss, but keep the mail at the GPO and call me up instead. I then go to the GPO and, using the tracking code, get my stuff.

Sometimes they don’t ring, but they seem to write all registered mail into a small book and can check when your drop by.

No parcel ever went missing. I am happy with the service.

Supplements from the US, I have so far only had sent via DHL. DHL works great, but they aren’t cheap.

As to the supplements mentioned in the OP: All of the mentioned ones should be readily available in Cambodia, except perhaps for the garlic pills.

But we’ve got plenty of garlic here. :-)

Make sure you only send legal stuff. I would only ship in the original container so everyone can clearly see what is being sent.

They do check and some people have found the authorities waiting for them when they came to pick up their stuff at the GPO.
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Re: Mail service for expats

Post by DoRightByThem » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:18 am

Thanks for all the replies.

I’ll leave the tiger balm at home
I’ll leave it to chance and find my tea in SR

How well does CamboQuik work?
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Re: Mail service for expats

Post by DoRightByThem » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:21 am

yongchi wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 9:40 pm
I have had several parcels shipped to Phnom Penh via regular mail from various countries, including the UK and Australia.

When shipping via regular mail, I always have the sender use registered mail to get a tracking code.
I use my home address and have my phone number written directly under the address.

They heve never actually delivered to my home addrsss, but keep the mail at the GPO and call me up instead. I then go to the GPO and, using the tracking code, get my stuff.

Sometimes they don’t ring, but they seem to write all registered mail into a small book and can check when your drop by.

No parcel ever went missing. I am happy with the service.

Supplements from the US, I have so far only had sent via DHL. DHL works great, but they aren’t cheap.

As to the supplements mentioned in the OP: All of the mentioned ones should be readily available in Cambodia, except perhaps for the garlic pills.

But we’ve got plenty of garlic here. :-)

Make sure you only send legal stuff. I would only ship in the original container so everyone can clearly see what is being sent.

They do check and some people have found the authorities waiting for them when they came to pick up their stuff at the GPO.
This is very helpful dude
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Re: Mail service for expats

Post by Spigzy » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:51 am

Garlic pills & a bunch of lesser known supplements are available at Pharmacie de la Gare, which as the name implies is by the railway station. If you can call it that.

Mixed nuts I get at Thai Huot by the kg.

Artemisinin is a bit of a weird one, seems to be an anti-Malaria tablet? You won't need that unless you're planning some serious (and I mean absolutely deep jungle serious) trekking. If using as an anti-cancer pill, then not so sure - there's a lot of Chinese medicine shops - bring a picture of the plant (wormwood?) and they'll probably have what you want.
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Re: Mail service for expats

Post by Spigzy » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:55 am

Now, about that tea ... ;)
Meum est propositum in taberna mori,
ut sint Guinness proxima morientis ori.
tunc cantabunt letius angelorum chori:
"Sit Deus propitius huic potatori."
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