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  • in reply to: Locations for Electronic MRI? #57164
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    That’s kind of unheard of here but in South Korea they do it on a daily basis. They provide patient with copy on disk and forward 2nd copy to your Dr/clinic of choice and will contact that clinic to forward electronic version.

    in reply to: Psychologist in Chengdu #56658
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    Send PM with contact info

    in reply to: Errr need human interaction #56187
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    Is there a new Johnny 5 location ?

    in reply to: Where to Find Asthma Medication? #55777
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    Contact Cenhao (a pharmacist) at Chengdu Shenton Clinic. He should be able to help and if not point you in the right direction.

    Pharmacist Cenhao: Phone# 1354802311 or email at [email protected]

     

    in reply to: Travel Warnings for US Citizens in China #55776
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    For myself I had expected things to be more tense but really havent experienced it although PSB does do more verification checks within the past year. In the past I use to be able to ride out from reporting back to the nearest police & updating the residence form. Just two days ago PSB showed up to verify  my place of residence & employment status, no issue since I have all documents on hand. Like Charlie depicted, adhere to the rules and should be no issues. I travel at least monthly and have been re-entering with no issues.

    in reply to: International Mail Driving Me Crazy #55397
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    Reference the first paragraph I have been there as well initially but after contacting my financial institutions they now have no issue using FED-EX which has worked out to being a lifesaver.

     

    You may want to check into obtaining an electronic mail box service and then use that mailing address as your base and things will be fine. I use to have the issue of every 2nd ATM withdraw my financial institutions would lock me out. Now my financial institutions have placed a note into their electronic systems that i’m overseas which avoids creating red flags thus preventing lock-outs.

     

    Like I said previously, I just use my english version of mailing address with translated portion below and no issues. A key note, I have had several items with solely the english mailing address and they arrived.

    You may want to try to take your address to any of those delivery places (i.e. YC express, YTO & the many others) and see if they can make out your address/location.

    in reply to: International Mail Driving Me Crazy #55394
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    Tips & tricks:

    I receive mail/packages all the time, at first was like pulling teeth but once the cavities get filled it got easier.

    Postal services like USPS & others worldwide have agreements (i.e sending items via regular postal means and/or upgrading from standard rate/first class). With the standard service your items will be transported not only by snail mail but without an international tracking number. Upgrade this service (i.e global express, priority mail…) and you will receive tracking number which the local mail services here adhere to since they are provided a tracking number in their system. Note: upgrading comes with a fee

    For documents like letters, financial statements, credit cards usually have hiccups especially credit cards which the customs officials will shred. Here’s the trick: mail vis FEDEX UPS and issue resolved. Trick number 2 is ensure items section depicts on the label financial documents or documents for credit cards to avoid shredding.

    Purchase items through the Global Shipping Partner Program participants, this greatly reduces headaches and the items come much cheaper and faster & guaranteed since many nations acknowledge this program since they became partnered.

    Another trick is to use vendors like that of Mr Medical (whom walmart uses alot) whom understand the business and items arrive fast & direct & hassle free. Order an item from them to experience this and make note of their shipping labels, completed to perfection that prevents errors. Note: shipping is a little more but I get my items as fast as 3 days.

    Downside: Going outside other than the above mentioned your mailed items will hit one of the incoming ports that mail arrives into. From there it has to pass through customs, should it be confusing to the agent(s) it get’s side aside, discarded and less likely returned to sender. …

    Not going through the above or someone else that can complete the customs forms properly not only causes delay but item kickbacks. Many times this category of items will arrive but it’s painful (i.e. via FED-EX or UPS). The FED-EX customs agent receives an electronic notification that your mail/package has arrived at their working port. That agent will then send you documents to complete & return (this is all happening even before your package leaves the departing location). Documents you will be providing include copy of passport, copy of VISA entrance stamp, FED-EX documents like personal effects letter, and sometimes other docs). Be aware even though you may be using FED -EX , all agents from different port locations use non-standardized forms (I believe they make it up at their designated location just because it works. Each location does their own thing because it works for them (i.e. FED-EX customs agent & China customs agent).

    When sending I ensure English mailing address is on top and translated version is below with local phone number and email.

    Above is just a few tips, as there are more depending what’s being shipped (i.e. large package, crate & etc)…

    Lately though it seems like Customs Agents are more likely to charge a small duty fee versus in the past the personal effects letter got me an exemption.

    in reply to: Where to buy shaving oil in Chengdu? #55285
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    Try Walmart or maybe Metro

    in reply to: Swimming pools near Shuangliu? #55215
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    Check out Homeland Hotel. Not deep but cool, refreshing, and not a bad view. Can obtain for free with a gym membership there as well.

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