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Post Code Change

Arrrggghhh postennn!

post 16.Jul.2013, 12:10 AM
Post #1
Joined: 19.Oct.2012

So, we bought a house in february (second home) and missed any/all notifications of the post code change in March. We just got around to fixing up the post box and ordered some stuff from Amazon. The post is listed as "The address is incomplete" on the tracking and it says the 'item may be delayed'.

Anyone have experience with this? Will the stuff get here? I have another package coming not from Amazon which was mistakenly sent without tracking, so I'm worried about the bloody thing not getting here. Everything has the correct address but the old postcode on it. Maaarrrrgggh.
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post 16.Jul.2013, 09:29 AM
Post #2
Location: Skåne
Joined: 22.Apr.2008

Bokus.com complains my post code/address is wrong and "package might be delayed" but the packets come here anyway.

I have had completely wrong address but the correct name. If your address is updated in the Tax Office records , you might just get the parcel anyway.
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post 16.Jul.2013, 10:06 AM
Post #3
Joined: 19.Oct.2012

Thanks, fingers crossed as one of the packages is under transportation!

My tax office address is different as the packages had our second home address but if they go to our other address I would be happy just to get them!
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post 16.Jul.2013, 03:39 PM
Post #4
Location: Skåne
Joined: 1.Oct.2005

Hopefully your parcel won't encounter some pedant in Posten.

Last year my Mum sent me a letter with some documents I required from Ireland, unfortunately she transposed the first two digits of the post code so it began 32 instead of 23. Everything else on the address was correct.

The post code 32 doesn't appear to exist in Sweden so it should have been obvious that an error had been made.

Instead of checking the address and correcting the mistake some jobsworth in Posten marked the post code as incorrect and returned the letter to the sender in Ireland.
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post 18.Jul.2013, 01:07 PM
Post #5
Joined: 19.Oct.2012

Sounds typical! We got one of the three packages already, and the other two are due today according to the tracking so we are just missing one letter - hopefully it will appear soon. Have fixed our postcode with relatives/amazon/other places now so no more worry over this!

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post 18.Jul.2013, 03:17 PM
Post #6
Joined: 28.Feb.2007

You should be ok as the old postnummer remains active for a year or so. In fact, it may pay to not rush the change, as many other companies - Danish Post, DHL, Fedex etc, can take up to 6 months to update their systems.
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