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#1 Landlocked

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 03:06 AM

I want to buy Philippine postage stamps to send to my friend in the Philippines, so she doesn't have to buy them herself. I don't like sending cash through the mail, and I couldn't find any on ebay...except for one pinoy who was selling about $4 worth of stamps for $30...not a good deal. Thanks, if you can help...

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 09:30 AM

Why don't you just send money to PI and let her buy the postage stamps and besides she has to go to the PO in order to send the letter...
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Posted 11 June 2006 - 10:14 AM

and I couldn't find any on ebay...except for one pinoy who was selling about $4 worth of stamps for $30...not a good deal. Thanks, if you can help...


True that is not a good deal. I feel the Stamps you are seeing maybe a collectors item old or has some other value than Postal service value. But then again it could been a scammer on there...
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Posted 11 June 2006 - 01:34 PM

I guess I could just send $3 or so...

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 02:16 PM

I had the same problem and those international return stamps are only good at main branches, so if she's not close to one, it just creates another problem for her. I even tried looking on other websites (penpal), but to no avail. I hope you had better luck than I did. I definitely understand your situation.



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Posted 11 June 2006 - 05:33 PM

Thanks Tom! I suggested sending money to her, but she doesn't like that idea. I sent $10 before but she just kept it as a souvenier. That's a good sign, though. I wish I had some P22 stamps to send her, so she doesn't have to spend her lunch money to send me a letter. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post this, but if there are any filipinos on the board who are in the Philippines, maybe we could have a deal...you could send me a few P22 stamps and I'll send you some money for it, plus a little extra so you can treat yourself or your family to a restaurant or something.

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 06:08 PM

No problem Landlocked. You're friend sounds like a good one like my wife. She didn't even spend the money I gave her to spend on her trip to the US. Its still in her wallet. She later found out that the last leg does not serve a meal, only peanuts. But I know who to go to when I need some fast pizza money! He he he.
On your request, I would be careful about offering money for stamps unless you know the person well. I know you will do your homework on that :P .

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Posted 12 June 2006 - 07:24 PM

Try this site. http://www.philippin...com/STAMPS.html hope that it helps. email them first though, to make sure they're not backordered or something. Good luck!



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Posted 17 July 2006 - 12:27 AM

Heres another link to stamps..... http://www.jaderune....azon/store.html

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 12:38 AM

maybe u can suggest she use her "souvenir" to buy the stamps...that will help u both


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Posted 13 March 2007 - 11:12 PM

What type of stamps are you looking for? Is it for collection? If they will send it to you the stamps it cost $5 for the shipping for less than 200 grams and the price of stamps are based on the rarity of it.

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 06:42 PM

you send her $10??? rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif she would surely make it as a souvenir coz there are money chargers that doesn't exchange such amount!

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 05:57 PM

QUOTE(Landlocked @ Jun 11 2006, 09:34 AM)  
I guess I could just send $3 or so...


Don't break your budget.

Did you ever think that she might need paper and pen and envelopes and a jeepney round trip ride just to mail the letters to you?

I am not trying to be stupid here, just take a moment and give it a little deeper thought is all I am saying and then send her some better pocket change to spend on letters back to you.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 04:30 AM

QUOTE(Landlocked @ Jun 11 2006, 01:34 PM)  
I guess I could just send $3 or so...




hi landlocked its better if you just send her the money. international stamps here are cheap. i guess the expensive one i paid for is 59 pesos( its a thick card so it weighs more) its just 1.20$i guess. the cheapest one is just 29 pesos .this is just an ordinary mail. in my case it takes 1 week for my husband to receive it. by the way im living in pasig city.. landlocked i hope you wont mind for my opinion.. i know you care for your friend and youre just concerned of her but i guess you need not to worry much of the stamps and the money she spent for the letters., anyway it doesnt happen daily. and besides sometimes you have to invest for a good and true friend.right? god bless


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Posted 02 December 2009 - 08:41 PM

QUOTE (Landlocked @ Jun 11 2006, 11:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks Tom! I suggested sending money to her, but she doesn't like that idea. I sent $10 before but she just kept it as a souvenier. That's a good sign, though. I wish I had some P22 stamps to send her, so she doesn't have to spend her lunch money to send me a letter. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post this, but if there are any filipinos on the board who are in the Philippines, maybe we could have a deal...you could send me a few P22 stamps and I'll send you some money for it, plus a little extra so you can treat yourself or your family to a restaurant or something.



My honey and I send LOTS of letters and cards to each other. I can send her normal cards for slightly under 1 dollar postage. If the envelope it just over a certain weight, it turns into $2.00 for an envelope size package with 'extra stuff' inside it... From USA to Honey in the PI - prices here - for ME as of 12-02-09...

She sends me LOTS of cards and letters as well. Her current postage is between 40 and 60 pesos (depending on the size and weight of her letter or card of course). 59 pesos was the most she has spent on postage to mail me card or letter that had quite a few pages in it so far...

At the current rate of conversion, this means that it costs us about the same thing to send cards and letters to each other as of Dec - 09. It costs me a dollar to send her one and it costs her a dollars worth of pesos to send to me... smile.gif

My honey had just paid her sisters tuition one time... I asked her how much money she had left and she told me that she was doing 'good' and still had at least 50 centavos in her pocket... blink.gif

I got worried because she spent all her money that she had at that time on her sisters tuition. I fussed because she did not have a single peso left... She just laughed and said that she was NOT broke. She said she had a single US Dollar that she had kept as a souvenier from long before at her job... She reminded me that THAT was worth at least 40 to 50 pesos... rolleyes.gif

Then she gave me a really big lecture about 'standing on her own two feet'... I did the smart thing and just shut up and listened to her... NO WAY I would argue with my honey over something she felt so strongly about.. rolleyes.gif

I DID notice that she liked that same sort of 'souvenier' as your girl, so I started slipping that sort of stuff here and there inside her cards for her to put in her album... I send her 'unusual' American money when I do this. I have sent her $2.00 bills, Different US dollar coins (she loved the gold dollar coins!), etc... I NEVER send her 'normal' money for her 'souvenier'. I always send at least 2 of each (so she has one to give to her friend also...)

You don't need to send big denominations. It is the 'thought' that counts most and if your honey is truly interested in a 'souvenier' like that, She will NOT care if its face value is .50 cents or $20.00 dollars... smile.gif

Confederate money is a good one to send if your honey is 'into' that sort of collecting... You can send her piles and piles of that stuff for next to nothing and she will think it is cool just because...

If you send her a few hundred bucks of confederate money (reproduction or not - it does not matter to a collector of 'souveniers') and she calls you complaining about how her bank would not accept it, You KNOW that she is NOT sticking it in her 'album'... smile.gif

If you send your honey a 'weird' penny and she thanks you more than 10 times, YOU NEED TO MARRY HER!!! biggrin.gif

That is my '2 cents worth' here friend!











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Posted 02 December 2009 - 09:50 PM

You might want to look at the dates on the posts you are responding to. blink.gif biggrin.gif

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 01:14 AM

QUOTE (MrkGrismer @ Dec 2 2009, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You might want to look at the dates on the posts you are responding to. blink.gif biggrin.gif




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Posted 03 December 2009 - 06:23 AM

QUOTE (MrkGrismer @ Dec 2 2009, 03:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You might want to look at the dates on the posts you are responding to. blink.gif biggrin.gif


Also notice how in my post above, I CLEARLY DATED when we paid the particular prices for postage that we have been paying... rolleyes.gif



That way if someone happens to be reading that topic and looking for info about postage on cards and letters to and from the Philippines, they will have an general idea of WHEN that was the price for postage.

Heaven forbid that someone should find that postage info I posted helpful... ohmy.gif

It would really be horrible if someone reading that ALSO happened to have a girlfriend in the PI that actually kept a US Dollar as a souvenier. I would hate to be responsible for giving some guy an idea for sending something to his girl that she might like... blink.gif

I wonder how many Filipinas have a US bill tucked away somewhere as a 'souvenier'?

I do love to see 15 different threads about the same exact thing though when I happen to use the search button... (Where is that darn button anyway?) wink.gif







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Posted 03 December 2009 - 01:34 PM

I was just saying, geeze... many new users don't look at the date of the post that they are replying to and thus reply to a post that is years and years old, by a user that doesn't even come to this site anymore. Sometimes they will even quote the person's post from over 3 years ago...

Sending money in the mail is actually a bad idea. The reason so much mail to the PI gets opened up is because those doing the opening are looking for money. Having them actually find it just encourages things.

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Posted 03 December 2009 - 03:54 PM

QUOTE (MrkGrismer @ Dec 3 2009, 07:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was just saying, geeze... many new users don't look at the date of the post that they are replying to and thus reply to a post that is years and years old, by a user that doesn't even come to this site anymore. Sometimes they will even quote the person's post from over 3 years ago...

Sending money in the mail is actually a bad idea. The reason so much mail to the PI gets opened up is because those doing the opening are looking for money. Having them actually find it just encourages things.


I have read LOTS of stories about mail getting 'lost' or tampered with on it way to the PI. I can understand your reasons for concern and you are smart to be very cautious.

I can't argue at all with your advice. smile.gif

With that now said;

I would never advice anyone to send something via postmail that they can't 'afford' to lose. smile.gif

My honey and I ALWAYS inspect to see if our cards or letters have been 'tampered' with. I ask her each and every time she gets one from me and she has not noticed anything odd so far...

We DO experience really unusual delays at times. We have had some mail arrive in as little as 1 week (during Tropical Storm Ketsana - I can't explain HOW that happened blink.gif ), The 'average' is 2 weeks for us, and the longest has been a month (during fair weather there blink.gif )...

Over the last 12 months we have only had one card that I sent her not arrive in a month or less... It may still get there, I sent it a month ago... I am not calling it 'lost' just yet! smile.gif

She even received the last package that I sent her Ok. I guess the guy at Customs did not 'want' any soap for his girlfriend! HAA! laugh.gif The $$$ Soap for my Honey Bear with 'sensitive' skin!!!

2 bars of Neutrogena---------------@$8.00 or so, I forget...
6x10 Bubble Mailer from USPS------$1.29
USPS First Class Int'l postage-------$8.64

@$18.00 to send Honey Bear a few bars of soap! blink.gif

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She is a 'Filipina' and WORTH IT! wink.gif






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