Postcards Are Nolonger Easy To Find

@miniam (9241)
Bern, Switzerland
June 6, 2016 12:09pm CST
Been looking for postcards Friday and today, I'm surprised that it is now so difficult to find a proper postcard, the ones tourists used to send. I used to love receiving postcards,l don't even know when they stopped. While looking for a postcard, l went to 8 different places where l was sure l will find, nothing.In the end, l had to settle for some old rejected ones the first place l found. Did l miss something,are iPhones pushing away postcards?
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@Corbin5 (102612)
• United States
6 Jun 16
I do not think I would be able to find postcards here in my Chicago suburb. Would have to go into the city of Chicago to find some.
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
6 Jun 16
@Corbin5 Before, you could buy postcards in any little shop,not anymore and maybe we are to blame, i remember before email,l used to send my mum and sisters postcards to most places l visited, sometimes even out shopping on a weekend, i`d buy a card and send just because, but l don't remember the last time l sent any.
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@marlina (72515)
• Canada
6 Jun 16
I find it hard to find postcards too these days.
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
6 Jun 16
I have not needed any in a very long time l did not realize they are now hard to find.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
22 Jun 16
Postcards are definitely becoming far more difficult to find. This took me by surprise when I first offered to send a few, although it is really inevitable with email and social networking being so commonplace.
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
23 Jun 16
Also did not know that they are difficult to find till l wanted to send some to members here
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
23 Jun 16
@miniam This is because we have not looked for some time, but as soon as we begin to look we realise how scarce they are. On Saturday I visited a local rural town, so while walking through the market I asked about postcards. The answer was "Yes" but the whole choice was just 3 different postcards.
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
23 Jun 16
@Asylum Same here,when l went looking,looked in more than 10 shops and when l found some at long last,they were rejected ones and plain ugly.
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@jaboUK (53529)
• United Kingdom
7 Jun 16
I've been able to find them easily in my town. You'd think that tourists visiting Switzerland would still send them.
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
8 Jun 16
i live more or less in a village,could not find any here.
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@jaboUK (53529)
• United Kingdom
8 Jun 16
@miniam That's a pity.
• Philippines
16 Jun 16
Sad truth. No one even sends birthday cards anymore...
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
16 Jun 16
Dont remember the last time i sent a birthday card or when i received one from friends or family.
@shaggin (36547)
• United States
13 Jun 16
I haven't looked for postcards in years but they used to be very easy to find them. I used to collect them for years at the places I visited.
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
14 Jun 16
I also did not know they are now rare till i went out to look for some.
@epiffanie (10413)
• Australia
12 Jun 16
Yes unfortunately because of the modern technology we will be missing out on those old ways of greetings..
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
12 Jun 16
Funny you should say they are old ways, i used to be so excited when l got a post card.
@Tampa_girl7 (25347)
• United States
7 Jun 16
Postcards are scarce in Mississippi, Untied States too.
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
7 Jun 16
So it`s not only here,guess one have to check in touristy places.
@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
7 Jun 16
Even in Phils, post card no more,but when in New Zealand last year, I was so surprised to see many post cards id red and green so numerous. I bought almost 10 for my friends in Ph who like post card.
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
7 Jun 16
I guess people now prefer to take pictures and send them right away than waiting for slow mail.
@zarlamain (24527)
• United States
6 Jun 16
It's becoming harder and harder to find postcards in the souvenir area. There's less of a variety, too.
@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
6 Jun 16
Variety? that`s a foreign word, l walked and searched and there was nothing,what l found were to be honest, old and rejected but it was the only place with post cards.
@zarlamain (24527)
• United States
6 Jun 16
@miniam Variety - diversity, a diverse array, etc. I usually look online for postcards because they have some good ones available.
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
6 Jun 16
@zarlamain I wanted a local postcard so im not sure online could have helped.Never checked before anyway.
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@PainsOnSlate (20223)
• Canada
6 Jun 16
I think they are still around. I was at a tourist place checking my slate they sell for me and forgot to ask. I want to send a few post cards to some friend here.
@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
6 Jun 16
Not so long ago, you could get them more easily.
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@DianneN (75945)
• United States
6 Jun 16
Many mylotters are sharing beautiful postcards. I don't know why you can't find any. I know Cologne had them, and Bern isn't too far away.
@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
6 Jun 16
The ones l found were totally ugly.Before,we could buy postcards in any kiosk(Tabak shop)not anymore,even went to a book shop and no they dont sell them anymore.
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@maezee (31933)
• United States
7 Jun 16
Whoa! Thats crazy i still send post cards to friends and family on every trip I go. I usually go to a tourist or souvineer shop to find them. Even some gas stations here have them which is nice. But it depends on if you are in a touristy neighborhood or not. I love post cards.
@LadyDuck (151501)
• Switzerland
7 Jun 16
I can only find postcards going to those little tourist villages around the Lake, like Gandria or Morcote. It's impossible to find postcards even in Lugano now.
• United States
7 Jun 16
They have some at CVS or tourist spots.
@BelleStarr (37596)
• Portland, Connecticut
7 Jun 16
I ended up finding them at two gift shops, museums are usually good places to find them or any type of a tourist destination