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CDG Airport - can I buy postage stamps to mail xmas cards to the US?

Old Dec 12th, 2002, 06:53 AM
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CDG Airport - can I buy postage stamps to mail xmas cards to the US?

Hello:
We are off to Paris next week and will have ample time at the airport waiting for our shuttle service to arrive. I would like to know if I can buy postage stamps to mail Xmas cards from Paris to the US if not where to? Just for the heck of it though -
thank you.
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 07:36 AM
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It depends on what time of day you'll be at the airport. According to the CDG website (http://paris-cdg.com/terminals.html), there are post offices in both Terminals 1 and 2 that are open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 07:37 AM
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Yes, you can buy stamps to send letters or postcards anywhere at the airport.
In Terminal 1, there are two Post Offices, one on the Boutique level and one on the Transfer level.
In Terminal 2, there are also two Post Offices, both in Hall C on the departure level, one opposite Gate 7 and one behind the bathrooms that are opposite Gate 7. If you want to check the airport map for precise information go to: http://www.adp.fr/webadp/a_cont01_an.nsf/$$Affich?ReadForm&cle=X500520524
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 07:55 AM
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Be aware they may not arrive on time for Chrisymas
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 08:04 AM
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Considering it costs about .65eu to send a post card from France to the US (about 3 times the cost of sending a postcard domestically in the US,) you'll probably pay at least 3 times as much to mail your Christmas cards.
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 09:03 AM
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Great ! Thank you all for the replies.
Yes, it's going to be costly but only send a few to surprise relatives!
 
Old Dec 12th, 2002, 04:19 PM
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I just opened seven Christmas cards today and threw away the envelopes. They could have been sent from anywhere and I wouldn't know. Is it supposed to impress people that you sent their cards from Paris? Are you going to write on the envelope, "HEY LOOK, I'M SENDING THIS FROM PARIS" so they don't throw away the envelope without looking? Otherwise it sounds like a total waste of money and effort. Or are you going to call them all in advance and warn them to be sure to look at all their postmarks because you are sending theirs from Paris?
 
Old Dec 13th, 2002, 08:09 AM
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xmascards,
I say go for it...looks like xxx poster above had a bad day!
 
Old Dec 13th, 2002, 10:43 AM
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Mais Oui:

Not only XXX poster had a bad day - it's his total being! A very mean spirited person the way he responded.

*For sure I will go for it - Thanks and to all who responded kindly.
 
Old Dec 13th, 2002, 10:49 AM
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Well, you may find me mean spirited, but I'd still like to know how you are going to alert your friends to be sure to look for the postmark so that your exercise in trying to impress them isn't totally wasted. Do you really believe most people will automatically notice when they get their Christmas card?
 
Old Dec 13th, 2002, 11:04 AM
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XXX:

YES they would ! Hope you have a nice day - for a change... (tongue and cheek)


 
Old Dec 13th, 2002, 11:08 AM
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It's not the postmark, xxx, it's the thought. Bah, humbug.

Well, at least you can heat your house with all that coal you get.
 
Old Dec 14th, 2002, 12:29 PM
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It will be easy for their friends to know where the cards came from, XXX, along as they don't send them to someone as stupid as you.
 
Old Dec 14th, 2002, 01:44 PM
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From time to time, we see posters like XXX on this board. Are they bad mannered kids(are there many of them here?), or adults who had bad days?

Personally I like receiving mails from abroad. I always notice they are foreign mails by the stamps.
 
Old Dec 14th, 2002, 01:59 PM
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xmascards, that is so thoughtful of you! The recipients will notice the postmark and be surprised that you thought of them during this holiday season while you are on vacation.

Have a wonderful trip and Happy Holidays to you!
 
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