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Post by Trailrunner on Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:36 pm

Can anybody recommend a US mail service/forwarder they use and are happy with? Not a PO Box address. I need a new US address.
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Post by Flamingo on Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:47 pm

What do you mean by not a PO Box address? I have a box with Sol y Luna that I can add as an apartment address if I want: i.e. 1234 Laredo Ave, Apt 78-945 Laredo TX

THey are VERY slow but reliable and mail and packages get here eventually. They are especially good for packages shipped direct from Amazon. I am not always home to receive the package but they are.
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Post by rvanparys on Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:40 am

We have been happy with Handy Mail and their service... The only down is that they only have one send out day weekly...

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Post by Trailrunner on Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:39 am

Oh, I didn't think about the local companies!

Flamingo, I need an address that looks like a house, not POB, for the bank and credit card renewals.

Thanks, Flamingo and rvanparys, I will go talk to both.
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Post by jrm30655 on Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:19 am

Trailrunner wrote:Oh, I didn't think about the local companies!

Flamingo, I need an address that looks like a house, not POB, for the bank and credit card renewals.

Thanks, Flamingo and rvanparys, I will go talk to both.

I've used both sol y Luna and Handy Mail over the years. Both use street addresses in Laredo and I just list my address as Apartment #XXXXX

I've never had any problem with either.

I use paperless for everything except credit cards and they have never noticed

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Post by Trailrunner on Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:25 am

Thanks, JRM, exactly the answer I was looking for.

Anyone know the prices for this service from either/both of these local businesses.
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Post by Gamina on Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:07 pm

Sol y Luna is much cheaper than IShop. Try to find someone who is willing to share a box.
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Post by Flamingo on Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:21 pm

Sol y Luna doesn't allow shared boxes any more. I just paid, and can't remember how much, but I think I figured out it came to about $6 USD a month. I like the package option which is the only reason I don't use HandyMail
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Post by Trailrunner on Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:02 pm

Ishop isn't even on my radar, too expensive. 

Handy Mail doesn't handle packages??? They would be my first choice.

I have used SyL as a nonmember for years now I will probably go with them then. Price is reasonable. My needs are minimal. 

I'll check with both. Thanks!
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Post by MexicoPete on Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:29 pm

One year at Sol y Luna costs $3,400 pesos
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Post by Trailrunner on Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:12 pm

Thanks Pete! That's 192 US. My needs are small, are the services ala carte or must one take the total package?

Is that what you pay Flamingo?
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Post by MexicoPete on Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:28 pm

Sorry, I do not have an answer to your question, I am going to them a try, Starting the first of Nov. I am told but do not know that Sol y Luna is two or so days slower at getting mail than the competition. I have used handy mail for years and love them. But I live in Ajijic and have breakfast most days at Salvador's which is in the same block as Sol y Luna.

Oh, I did ask, what happens if I get something before Nov. 1 and they said they would simply charge me for that delivery. So maybe they do let one pay for one letter. But I am not sure what you would do for an address unless you did have an account there. You might want to check them out
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Post by rvanparys on Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:11 am

Handy Mail accepts packages. There is no additional charge. The yearly charge is around $250 as I recall... To mail a letter is 20 pesos... They charge extra if you are sending a large check (Over $1000 USD>)

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Post by Trailrunner on Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:03 am

The difference between Handy Mail and Sol y Luna is almost 1300 pesos a year. The services and extra costs are about the same.

I will go with S y L as I already know them and have used them occasionally for years. And, 1272 pesos is a pretty big difference.

Thanks everyone, for your input.
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Post by David on Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:00 am

https://handymailtomx.com/ They will rec'v packages at their San Antonio address for no charge. They do not transport packages from the USA or Canada.
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Post by JayBear on Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:52 pm

FYI I renewed recently with IShop'n'Mail. There are 4 us sharing a box--$99 USD total per year for each of us. They have no problem with people sharing boxes.

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Post by slainte39 on Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:24 pm

JayBear wrote:FYI I renewed recently with IShop'n'Mail. There are 4 us sharing a box--$99 USD total per year for each of us. They have no problem with people sharing boxes.

I know some  boxes (Ishop) have 6 or more names but just one address.  They don't care unless the volume/weight becomes excessive and then they might charge extra.  For the casual users, a much better deal to combine.

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