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    Anyone here in Scotland (Edinburgh)? Have you gotten any mail recently?

    This is getting seriously annoying - I haven't gotten any mail for a week and I have some big items arriving in the mail (and I'm leaving the country for Christmas in a week!)

    Any updates?

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    im in the borders and just started receiving stuff sent to me nov 21st onwards , and still waiting for stuff to be delivered i sent on 26th nov

    where in edinburgh are you?

    Recieved 1 letter yesterday, only one since last Saturday and my other mailing address had 1 letter in 2 weeks.

    Original Poster

    Kind of between Newington and Morningside.

    ryouga

    Recieved 1 letter yesterday in Ayr, only one since last Saturday and my … Recieved 1 letter yesterday in Ayr, only one since last Saturday and my other mailing address in Glasgow had 1 letter in 2 weeks.

    jonasbry222

    Kind of between Newington and Morningside.



    what about phoning your local depot and asking if anything is being held for you as they cant get it out? i heard on the new they will be doing packet deliverys at the weekend and opening longer to allow people to collect , think you just take id with address on ect. give them a call in the morning ... no harm in asking

    Forgot to say, the depot in Glasgow I use(its a friends house I stay at sometimes when I have class early next day) was supposed to be open till 8pm Wednesday but never answered phones for the last 3 days! just 10 minutes of ringint then auto disconnect.

    we had really bad snow here and postman delivered letters everyday

    Original Poster

    Will try to phone them tomorrow, cheers. Hopefully something will arrive this weekend!

    Original Poster

    jamstaruk1972

    we had really bad snow here and postman delivered letters everyday



    Yes I have to say that I'm quite shock how unprepared everyone was for the snow!

    We always give our postie a bottle of whiskey at Christmas and this year he will be getting two I reckon as he has never missed a day in that horrendous weather and on Monday we saw him fall on his **** X)

    bossyboots

    We always give our postie a bottle of whiskey at Christmas and this year … We always give our postie a bottle of whiskey at Christmas and this year he will be getting two I reckon as he has never missed a day in that horrendous weather and on Monday we saw him fall on his **** X)



    Was that because of the whiskey or the ice?

    DarkKnight

    Was that because of the whiskey or the ice?



    lol DK - it was really funny as I opened the door and was trying to act all concerned but my nostrils were flared cause was holding in the laughter X) He just said Oh am fine, its been the 8th time I've landed on my backside past hour.

    I was awaiting a few special deliveries items FROM scotland they took 2 days rather than a day.

    Yeah, I bought a few things last weekend and they only came today when I paid for quicker postage.

    Also the stuff I posted out hasn't been received by other people yet.

    Edit - PS - today was the 1st day since Monday that we received post to our house. Seems like the family were expecting quite a lot more than what actually turned up so just need to wait and see if it comes through tomorrow or Monday.
    Edited by: "psb07158" 11th Dec 2010

    our deliverys to scotland are 4/5 days behind depending where abouts in scotland...........

    Most companies are using the weather as an excuse, all of the items I am having delivered are tracked and all are showing as being in the depots for five days or more and not moving. Yet they are supposed to be delivering the backlog first??

    tonyd19565

    Most companies are using the weather as an excuse, all of the items I am … Most companies are using the weather as an excuse, all of the items I am having delivered are tracked and all are showing as being in the depots for five days or more and not moving. Yet they are supposed to be delivering the backlog first??



    Tony if you live in Scotland would hardly say the companies are using the weather as an excuse!

    Mind you today I can see the grass again and Hector our snowman..............has died

    received mail first time this morning waiting on amazon orders as of next wed i can delare them lost not great but just gonna stick to compnaies that don't use royal mail to deliver items

    bossy my snowmans dead as well boooo

    Original Poster

    Just received one PS3 game ordered on the 4th of December via Royal Mail standard delivery!

    I'm in the EH area in Edinburgh, finally something

    DHL are now saying that they won't deliver to Scotland before Christmas - we sent a parcel from work on the 26th November and it is still tracking as somewhere in the Glasgow service centre ...

    Original Poster

    Laffy42

    DHL are now saying that they won't deliver to Scotland before Christmas - … DHL are now saying that they won't deliver to Scotland before Christmas - we sent a parcel from work on the 26th November and it is still tracking as somewhere in the Glasgow service centre ...



    What the ****??

    Up in Inverness deliveries seem to have been mainly fine bar a few small delays, I was expecting much worse with some of the road closures and traffic jams recently.

    John

    just received an amazon delivery from royal mail sunday afternoon woohoo one still to come though

    Recieved a delivery from amazon at half 9 in the morning today (sunday)
    Got some posts on monday, then friday and saturday.
    Still waiting on more stuff to come through..

    Original Poster

    Nothing today! Hopefully I will be overloaded with stuff tomorrow!

    xclau, where are you in Edin?

    I'm in the North East of England and my DHL package has been sitting in the leeds depot since the 8th with zero updates.

    jonasbry222

    Nothing today! Hopefully I will be overloaded with stuff tomorrow!xclau, … Nothing today! Hopefully I will be overloaded with stuff tomorrow!xclau, where are you in Edin?



    Silverknowes

    Edited by: "xclau" 12th Dec 2010

    Laffy42

    DHL are now saying that they won't deliver to Scotland before Christmas - … DHL are now saying that they won't deliver to Scotland before Christmas - we sent a parcel from work on the 26th November and it is still tracking as somewhere in the Glasgow service centre ...



    surely they cant do that!! the roads are fine now , thats shocking. where did you read this? im waiting on a few thing sent dhl this week
    Edited by: "hawick" 12th Dec 2010

    hawick

    surely they cant do that!! the roads are fine now , thats shocking. where … surely they cant do that!! the roads are fine now , thats shocking. where did you read this? im waiting on a few thing sent dhl this week



    The roads may be fine now, but obviously they were completely blocked for nearly a week was it? and then there was some more snow. That means that there is a weeks worth of parcels piled up in a Glasgow warehouse somewhere in no particular order so the customer can't even go and fetch them... We have been chasing these parcels daily with the company we use and it seems that DHL stopped accepting ad hoc parcels from private customers a few days ago, to concentrate on the corporate parcels, and now they aren't even going to deal with new stuff until they clear the backlog... I know they have been delivering after hours and at weekends though to try to get the stuff out.

    Our courier company whp book onto DHL say 'Do not send parcels to Scotland. Due to the recent bad weather and subsequent backlog parcels to Scotland won't be delivered until after Christmas - even if collected today.'

    Despatch Bay blog 'We have been informed by DHL that any parcels collected after 09/12/2010 destined for Scotland will not arrive in time for Christmas. Further to this, you will also find that all services to certain Scottish postcodes have been temporarily suspended meaning that you will not be able to create labels for these destinations until normal service is resumed. This is in order to clear the current back log of parcels in these areas.'

    carphonewarehouse 'Sorry, we can't deliver orders to home addresses in Scotland at the moment
    Due to the bad weather, we can't accept any new orders for delivery to home addresses in Scotland until 4 January.'

    Google 'dhl scotland christmas deliveries' for more results!
    Edited by: "Laffy42" 12th Dec 2010

    Laffy42

    The roads may be fine now, but obviously they were completely blocked for … The roads may be fine now, but obviously they were completely blocked for nearly a week was it? and then there was some more snow. That means that there is a weeks worth of parcels piled up in a Glasgow warehouse somewhere in no particular order so the customer can't even go and fetch them... We have been chasing these parcels daily with the company we use and it seems that DHL stopped accepting ad hoc parcels from private customers a few days ago, to concentrate on the corporate parcels, and now they aren't even going to deal with new stuff until they clear the backlog... I know they have been delivering after hours and at weekends though to try to get the stuff out.Our courier company whp book onto DHL say 'Do not send parcels to Scotland. Due to the recent bad weather and subsequent backlog parcels to Scotland won't be delivered until after Christmas - even if collected today.' Despatch Bay blog 'We have been informed by DHL that any parcels collected after 09/12/2010 destined for Scotland will not arrive in time for Christmas. Further to this, you will also find that all services to certain Scottish postcodes have been temporarily suspended meaning that you will not be able to create labels for these destinations until normal service is resumed. This is in order to clear the current back log of parcels in these areas.'carphonewarehouse 'Sorry, we can't deliver orders to home addresses in Scotland at the momentDue to the bad weather, we can't accept any new orders for delivery to home addresses in Scotland until 4 January.'Google 'dhl scotland christmas deliveries' for more results!


    You make it sound like we've been wiped out.. LOL
    It's basically all cleared now tbh.

    Original Poster

    Haha - I think I need to bring Icelandic postmen with me back from my holidays ! lol

    jonasbry222

    Haha - I think I need to bring Icelandic postmen with me back from my … Haha - I think I need to bring Icelandic postmen with me back from my holidays ! lol


    Apparently it's snowing again this weekend.. quite heavy

    Original Poster

    xclau

    Apparently it's snowing again this weekend.. quite heavy



    Stopit.. I have to fly out from Glasgow on the 20th

    jonasbry222

    Stopit.. I have to fly out from Glasgow on the 20th


    oO all the best luck to you!

    Dyou think this will happen all over again seeing how we normally dont get snow in nov but in jan-march?

    Original Poster

    No idea - I've only lived here for 3 months!

    But I enjoyed watching the Scots trying to drive in this weather... And that everything shut down lol - I can't remember when the Icelandic airport closed down, and there weather there is considerably worse, lol

    jonasbry222

    No idea - I've only lived here for 3 months! :|But I enjoyed watching the … No idea - I've only lived here for 3 months! :|But I enjoyed watching the Scots trying to drive in this weather... And that everything shut down lol - I can't remember when the Icelandic airport closed down, and there weather there is considerably worse, lol


    Oh.. Ok so Scotland's weather sucks; it's winter all year round, you'll learn X)

    Original Poster

    I want some gaddamn mail!

    jonasbry222

    I want some gaddamn mail!


    Saw a couple of RM vans today rolling around my area yet i got no mail
    They've probs got lots to clear up though oO

    Yeah I am the same, think a lot of companies now are not guarenteeing delivery before Christmas to Scotland anymore
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