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    I need to send mail to USA. Need to reach around 1 week. What's the most affordable way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    I need to send mail to USA. Need to reach around 1 week. What's the most affordable way?
    use the post office. they should be the cheapest regardless of what shipping method u choose.

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    technically if i'm not wrong you could go by normal or registered air mail, but it is not certain

    speedpost? the pricing jumps exponentially though

    6-12 working days for normal air mail to usa
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    guess you'd have to speedpost it

    for singpost, you can use this page to calculate.. if it is normal letter than just put like 10 gm or something
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    cheapest option seems to be speedpost courier, 2 to 4 working days.. $36.75.. for documents only
    Last edited by night86mare; 2nd December 2007 at 06:59 PM.

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    Default Re: Mailing mail to USA

    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    I need to send mail to USA. Need to reach around 1 week. What's the most affordable way?
    1 week normal mail can't make it. Even speedpost takes about a week? I think you need the premium carriers liao. Fedex is best, 3 days only but more ex. DHL and UPS should be cheaper. I think they have 4-5 day service.

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    Default Re: Mailing mail to USA

    Quote Originally Posted by afbug View Post
    1 week normal mail can't make it. Even speedpost takes about a week? I think you need the premium carriers liao. Fedex is best, 3 days only but more ex. DHL and UPS should be cheaper. I think they have 4-5 day service.
    35 dollars is just too expensive for a normal letter.

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    Default Re: Mailing mail to USA

    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    35 dollars is just too expensive for a normal letter.
    Thats very true but if its an impt document, then its well worth the money as carriers like Fedex almost guarantees it arrives by the time they state.

    Or try Speedpost Worldwide Courier (EMS). Should be cheaper?

    http://www.speedpost.com.sg/Worldwidecomparison.html
    http://www.speedpost.com.sg/Courier(EMS).html

    I'm not sure but I think the downside of speedpost is that weekends are considered as non working days where else for premium carriers, weekends are also counted. Days means days.
    Last edited by afbug; 2nd December 2007 at 07:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    35 dollars is just too expensive for a normal letter.
    if can wait a few more days, like up to perhaps 2 weeks+ later.. then normal air mail it

    if it's important just register it as well so you can track what's going on

    but if die die must one week, then pay the money.. no choice

    today is sunday right.. so can always go tomorrow and speedpost will get it there within the week for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug View Post
    1 week normal mail can't make it. Even speedpost takes about a week? I think you need the premium carriers liao. Fedex is best, 3 days only but more ex. DHL and UPS should be cheaper. I think they have 4-5 day service.
    besides these courier agencies promise 3-5 days but the reality is that it could take alot longer. they don't deliver on their promise. Speedpost is your cheapest option.

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