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How accurately do you insert the zip code

I always insert the correct zip, I even change it inside my town
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54%
I use one zip per city/town
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27%
When travelling I try to get the correct zip, if I don't, I insert the note as from my hometown
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16%
When travelling I try to get the correct zip, if I don't, I don't insert the note at all
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The zip doesn't matter if the country is correct
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3%
 
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Post by Antti » Tue Dec 03, 2002 12:31 pm

I don't really travel that much around Finland, but when I do. I always face the problem of not knowing the zip code for the place I visit, so I usually end up inserting most of my notes in Turku except when I can easily get the rel zip code. And this bothers me, because then ther zip is not correct and the stats are'nt either.
I wanted to ask how accurately do you insert the zip code, do yuo, for example, change the zip when moving inside the same city/town, or just when moving out of your hometown or even country.

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Post by wouter » Tue Dec 03, 2002 1:03 pm

I enter notes at 2 different locations (school and home). at home I use the standard zip-code 7943CD. at my school I use 2 different zip-codes when i know I got the notes in my home town (Meppel I use the standard. when i got the notes in the town of my school (Leeuwarden) I use the zip-code of their post-office 8901BV
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Post by Skylimit » Tue Dec 03, 2002 1:11 pm

I just go to google, and enter "postnummer <location>" for Belgian towns

There are always hundreds of hits ... which display addresses
From this you can determine the zip code very fast ...

In your case, replace "postnummer" with the finnish word for zip-code

It cannot be hard to find a complete list of zipcodes on the net, for Finland.
There was a thread about it once where lots of users gave links to these pages for their country. [thread about airports]
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Post by Ville » Tue Dec 03, 2002 1:17 pm

Couple of useful links:

Info about almost whole of the world
http://www.grcdi.nl/linkspc.htm


This one is more useful for EBT users
http://www.uniserv-online.de/demo_e.html

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Post by airis » Tue Dec 03, 2002 2:20 pm

I try to enter the correct zip code. I use a catalogue of Finnish zip codes.
I look the street address and then it's zip code. It is easy for me, because I don't travel much.
Maybe this site is useful. http://www.posti.fi/postinumeroluettelo/
For example write the street name (kadunnimi).
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Post by Wouter1 » Tue Dec 03, 2002 4:03 pm

I wrote down all the notes during my holiday in Marina di Grosseto.
Had a hard time finding all the zip-codes back in the Netherlands.

But it has been rewarding:

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Post by Petri6 » Tue Dec 03, 2002 5:53 pm

Well I live near Turku and if go there to buy something and get some change, I don't change the zipcode. But if I'm gonna be somewhere else for long time, then I would propably try to find the correct code.

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Post by Donald » Tue Dec 03, 2002 6:04 pm

I found that it helps to ask for receipts, because often they print the zip of the shop where you get change on their receipts.
In October, I received 7 notes from different shops in the Roermond factory outlet center and I only entered the 4 digits "6041", because the individual shops probably had different letters in their codes. A Dutch friend once told me that there were even different post codes within the building he lived in. So I only take care of districts of a city, which means for the Netherlands only the figures, not the letters.

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Post by bhoeyb » Tue Dec 03, 2002 7:54 pm

I'm happy to live in Belguim: only 1 postcode for 1 town, not for every street :D .

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Post by Eurocracker » Tue Dec 03, 2002 9:01 pm

This poll arranges me to ask a question :?:

How does it be correct to insert a note, if the place I've got a note is different to the place I will spend or I have spent it?

Until now, this always has been the same place, but in a few weeks I will travel to Berlin... :)

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Post by Skylimit » Tue Dec 03, 2002 9:43 pm

the consensus is that you enter the place where you got the note ...
[the notes you take with you are registered in your hometown ... since you will travel they will be spent, and you have a chance they become an international hit]

the logic is, if you register a note, how do you know where you will spend it ? usually you don't, but you do know where it came from ...
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Post by Sneakster » Tue Dec 03, 2002 9:59 pm

I always try to find the correct zipcode, usually I use www.postcode.nl

Also to locate foreign zips!!

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Post by emmem » Tue Dec 03, 2002 10:38 pm

bhoeyb wrote:I'm happy to live in Belguim: only 1 postcode for 1 town, not for every street :D .
Actually this is not entirely true. I know Brussels has different postal codes (1000, 1005, 1020, ...).

Anyway a useful link for Belgian zip codes can be found here

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Post by BossaNova » Wed Dec 04, 2002 1:37 am

in Portugal the zip codes were recently updated, from a 4 digits zip code (generally one per city, except for big cities like Lisbon or Porto), we changed to a 4+3 digits zip code, being that the 3 new digits refer to a specific street or area inside the city, I must say I never put this part of the code, because I only know the one of my adress.. in fact my house has two zips, one for the front street an another one for the street in the right side..

so I only use the 4 digit version, and even that is confusing, because now there are new 4digit zips for Porto, and many times I'm not sure if the zip I use is the correct to that part of the town.. but it's close enough I gues.. :oops:

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Post by Wouter1 » Wed Dec 04, 2002 7:32 am

Donald wrote:So I only take care of districts of a city, which means for the Netherlands only the figures, not the letters.
I've only entered the numbers. I don't want to be tracked down to the street I live in: Let me have some privacy, please :wink:
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