Almost a month ago, I blogged about my key chain collections and one of my online friends here, a fellow blogger offered to send me some from the UK. Yesterday, the package finally arrived. They are priceless gifts, something that I would treasure for always. Wow, I now have some lovely key rings from England.
Pete regularly comments on my blog posts and I am glad that I am also updated on what life is like in a far away country like the United Kingdom. I find his blogs truly interesting and a joy to read. Take time to visit his blog.
I asked the post delivery man why they still collect a certain amount when delivering such small packages and he said that it does not go to the Post Office but to the Bureau of Customs.They used to charge P40 pesos for it but now it has gone up to P100. Are they overcharging? I had this previous experience with a private courier about two years ago. The package was delivered to me two days after my friend sent it from the US via FedEx. She sent me three paperbacks and paid for the special tariff fee but when it reached me, I was made to pay P1,600 pesos, way more expensive than the total cost of the three books. That is one of the reasons why I never order anything online, be it books or gadgets that would cost you double the amount when it arrives here. A friend told me that it is cheaper to send something via ordinary mail but then you are not assured if it will arrive at its destination on time , if it arrives at all. I am glad mine did, thank you so much Pete for these lovely key rings.