Sunday, October 14, 2012

Nak try Postcrossing.

As dulu masa kecil-kecil I do collect stamps, Lin join penpal website in order to get stamps from other country which is sekarang website tu dah tak ada, how sad is that? Konsepnya, kena hantar surat to anyone macam tambah kenalan la through snail mail and in return Lin boleh dapat stamp free from other country. Tapi bila dah start sekolah menengah, collection entah ke mana, setem semua entah kemana. [...more sad story]. 
     Life is too short to walk around and be in denial state, wishing that I can turn back time kan? So, I guess I should start over my old time hobby. After a few google here and there, I've found this:
The Project
The goal of this project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. Well, almost free! The main idea is that: if you send a postcard, you will receive at least one back from a random Post Crosser from somewhere in the world.

Why? Because, like the author, there are lots of people who like to receive real mail. 
The element of surprise of receiving postcards from different places in the world (many of which you probably have never heard of) can turn your mailbox into a box of surprises - and who wouldn't like that?

How does it work?
First, the short version:
  1. Request an address from the website
  2. Mail the postcard to the address
  3. Wait to receive a postcard
  4. Register the received postcard in the system

The first step is to request to send a postcard. The website will display (and send you an e-mail) with the address of another member and a Postcard ID (e.g.: US-786). You then mail a postcard to that member.

The member receives the postcard and registers it using the Postcard ID that is on the postcard. At this point, you are eligible to receive a postcard from another user. You are now in line for the next person that requests to send a postcard. Where the postcard comes from is a surprise!

You can have up to 5 postcards traveling at any single time. Every time one of the postcards you send is registered, you can request another address. The number of postcards allowed to travel at any single time goes up the more postcards you send!
Poskad yang Lin beli dekat Central Market last week. RM0.70/each.
Ok. How cool is that? After this bukan setakat setem, Lin boleh collect poskad sekali! 


Puteri Panda said...

menarik! saya pun minat kumpul setem tapi tak banyak la. paling best dapat setem luar negara. ^___^

#ciksuzlin said...

apa lagi. jom join!

tiga lalat said...

70sen dulu, skrg dh 80sen tp lg murah drpd ampg park ., ;)

maseh aktif postcrossing keew?