postal box in Zihua ?

by Casa Juan, Sunday, September 03, 2017, 00:15 (19 days ago)

I am looking for information on how to obtain a post office box in Zihua so I have a relatively secure place to receive mail and packages. Any information is appreciated

postal box in Zihua ?

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Sunday, September 03, 2017, 07:27 (18 days ago) @ Casa Juan

Others will give you exact location-it is just off the main street going towards El Centro, not far from Copels.

Although you may hear otherwise letter type mail seems to bge reliable. However, packages are subject to Federal Customs inspections. This was the experience of a long time es-pat who had a postal box.

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APDO en Zihuatanejo

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, September 03, 2017, 09:18 (18 days ago) @ Casa Juan

I am looking for information on how to obtain a post office box in Zihua so I have a relatively secure place to receive mail and packages. Any information is appreciated

The Oficina de Correos is located on Calle del Cartero, a street that was recently "remodeled" by the municipal government to remove most traces that any vegetation had ever existed there. :rant:

Here you use the little orange Google man to see what it looked like with all its lovely trees.
https://www.google.com.mx/maps/@17.6453915,-101.5537983,386m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

You'll have to check to see if they have an apartado postal (APDO) available to rent because space is limited and there may be a waiting list.

We had one back in '74 and my mother rented one again from '87 until her death. The service was always extremely reliable, though the wait time for mail has improved considerably over the years. I've received both letters and packages there without any problem, though for most of the past 3 decades I've relied on my street address for mail.

I don't have any idea what the cost is, but it was always extremely reasonable back when I shared an APDO with my mother.

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Sunday, September 03, 2017, 09:39 (18 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Is it better Coming that Going?

Every year my Sister sends me a Birthday Postcard from Puerto Vallarta. They are there the weekend after Thanksgiving. (My B-Day is the first part of December)

The earliest I have gotten the postcard is the third week of January (here in Minnesota) the latest was on Mothers day weekend in May.

Keith

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APDO en Zihuatanejo

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Sunday, September 03, 2017, 10:06 (18 days ago) @ Labrat

My ex-pat friend had similar experiences. It always to there (both ways) but was slow.

Re packages: Customs WILL inspect and will hold prohibited items, i.e., prescription drugs of any sort.

Aside: amazon.com has a pretty efficient way of dealing with customs. Somehow they know if the items you order are subject to customs fees. After you complete your order, just before final confirmation, they give you an estimate of customs charges and the charge can be EXPENSIVE. And amazon.com only ships by air so there are a lot of items that are prohibited to be shipped by air.

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by KO ⌂ @, Port Orchard, WA, Sunday, September 03, 2017, 13:00 (18 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

We were hoping to have prescription drugs sent to us via Federal Express I guess that isn't a good Idea. Our insurance only gives us 3 months at a time and we plan to be in Mexico for 4 months. Any suggestion other than a different medical plan?

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by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Sunday, September 03, 2017, 13:34 (18 days ago) @ KO

I use Express Scripts as a mail order pharmacy and Tri Care is my provider. They have a method for refills vacation a "vacation refill". I can do this twice a year. By doing this and doing refills as soon as possible (internet) I can get refills ahead of the "auto refill date" I can keep 9 months ahead. I have my son's address in the U.S. as my "home of record". They ship to that address and I pick them up on occasional trip back.

I seem to remember a few years back I was using a retail pharmacy and by making a special request they called Express Scripts they asked for a "vacation refill".

As an aside, my wife who had numerous serious pain issues. That was in the days when Drs were writing scripts for opiates (oxycodone) like aspirin. She was on 6 a day with 90 days refills. One time we came down with 180+ days plus and she hit the red light. Customs agent at Zihua took the pills to supervisor who took one look and shrugged his shoulders. She got her pills through.

APDO en Zihuatanejo

by Casa Juan, Sunday, September 03, 2017, 13:50 (18 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

Thanks for the information on getting a postal box and the ideas on trying to do a work around on the 90 day prescription refill limit that most health insurance plans have. I tried getting some of my regular prescriptions like lyrica and tizanadine filled in Zihua and the substitutes available seemed to be very expensive or they contained additional ingredients I did not need.

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by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Sunday, September 03, 2017, 15:05 (18 days ago) @ Casa Juan

I wouldn't try to fill the script in Z. Yes, expensive and very difficult if not impolssible to find exact med. Expecially with the newer high tech drugs like Lyrica

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, September 03, 2017, 13:52 (18 days ago) @ KO

I call the pharmacy and tell them I'll be traveling. No problems with an early refill.

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by Helene @, Zih, Friday, September 08, 2017, 13:05 (13 days ago) @ KO

I come for 6 months and have to pay out of pocket for the last 3 months. Other then that, if you have people coming down maybe they can bring them?

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by Ernesto ⌂ @, Troncones, Sunday, September 03, 2017, 09:58 (18 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

The cost ie $300 pesos per year and service is good !