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The Man With Two Bryans05 Oct 2012 7:11 a.m. PST

My beloved Australia Post is scrapping the 0-250g weight band for international parcels on 22 October, replacing it with a 0-500g weight band and increasing prices at the same time.

A 0-500g parcel will cost AUD17.20 (about £10.90 GBP) to ship to Europe. The next band is 501-1000g, which costs AUD37.00 (about £23.40 GBP) to Europe.

Ouch!

evilgong05 Oct 2012 1:12 p.m. PST

Eeeeek

That's painful.

db

Sparker Inactive Member05 Oct 2012 1:56 p.m. PST

Not good – but this won't affect the price of incoming mail, right?

Shardik Inactive Member05 Oct 2012 2:19 p.m. PST

I wish the incoming mail was that cheap. Last time I looked, 1 packet of Old Glory minis would cost something like $US35-40 to ship to Aus.

Shardik Inactive Member05 Oct 2012 2:26 p.m. PST

Just checked again. $US47.95. Sweet.

Aksakal Inactive Member05 Oct 2012 4:29 p.m. PST

Gah.

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2012 6:51 a.m. PST

Damn, Oz post cost us enough with the low band….this will hurt. Plus make 2nd hand sales overseas less attractive.

Panfilov10 Jan 2013 5:38 p.m. PST

Ugly indeed. Any possibility of raising the issue with your MP?
Yes, they did not make a great deal of money on the low weight band, but what was the volume/loss rate? It seems they are discriminating against micro-capitlists like us.

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