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#26 2011-08-06 00:25:51

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

Well just done my first one, lets see how it goes. Thanks again for the details smile

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#27 2011-08-11 21:48:25

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

Anyone have the product code for the 500g flat rate satchel by any chance?

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#28 2011-08-11 21:49:21

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

Ouch wrote:

Anyone have the product code for the 500g flat rate satchel by any chance?

39712

Sigh I post too much.

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#29 2011-08-11 21:50:07

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

big_smile

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#30 2011-08-11 21:51:09

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

fishball wrote:
Ouch wrote:

Anyone have the product code for the 500g flat rate satchel by any chance?

39712

Sigh I post too much.

This is why you will get my vote if they ever have elections for forum moderator.

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#31 2011-08-11 21:52:18

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

lol...

and it's 39715 for the 3kg Flat Rate bag if anyone ever refers to this thread...

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#32 2011-08-12 01:45:01

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

Just an update I dropped a parcel in a Red Box on a Saturday (WA) and it took until Friday to be delivered to Sydney so just be aware some of these shipping times can take a while, also it wasn't until it was on board with the driver to be delivered that it actually showed up in the tracking system. So not sure if you just put it in a Red Post box was the cause of the delay with tracking details ?

The next one I do I may drop over the counter just to see what happens with the tracking. Overall great system thanks again to Fishball smile

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#33 2011-08-15 21:34:45

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

I dropped a 500g satchel into a red box yesterday and until now no events have shown up on the tracking site.

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#34 2011-08-15 21:39:40

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

Ouch wrote:

I dropped a 500g satchel into a red box yesterday and until now no events have shown up on the tracking site.

It'll update with a "scheduled for delivery today" and most likely the "Delivered to M FISHBALL" or whatever when its being delivered.

On rare occasions they don't even scan the bloody thing at all and tracking shows nothing even when the package is delivered.

In order to get the "Lodged at <blah> PO" you have to go in and make them scan it by saying "I want a lodgement receipt".

Wouldn't worry about it though, no events doesn't mean there is anything wrong.

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#35 2011-08-18 12:02:40

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

neglecting the delivery time, is flat rate satchel with tracking and signature as safe as platinum express with tracking and signature?

in regard to creative description (metal samples), has anyone lost any package (touch wood) and been successful with insurance claim?

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#36 2011-09-12 10:26:15

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

crap my first time using this and i stuffed up the printing - thought i was printing to file but the file is no good. now i have to call them in the morning
the annoying thing about this is it doesnt save the label to your account anywhere - you must print before closing the popup or no record of label.

thanks for the guide it'll be cool once i get used to it


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#37 2011-09-12 10:28:59

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

it's not perfect yet, had to call a few times.

But quite convenient nonetheless .... if only they can improve their system.


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#38 2011-12-07 10:06:06

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

I had to send some heavier items and FB kindly showed a cheaper option for this as well, within Australia anyway.

The link for parcels are - http://auspost.ebay.com.au/flat-rate-box

Don't worry about the ebay stuff you can send via Click and Send no problems. When I worked out to send it normally was around $42 this was only $10.50 so huge savings, so to keep it one place I thought I would add this tip to the postage guide. Thanks again Fishball for all your help and this is a great resource.

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#39 2012-03-04 19:42:14

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

Unfortunately Australia Post thinks their prices are not ripoff enough and will be raising them yet again in April.

I have highlighted the parts which I think will affect us stackers who post metals.

It may be a good idea for members who trade regularly to load up on platinum express bags now before they hike the price.

Price changes April 2012

A number of mail and parcel prices will change on 2 April 2012. The following infomation explains these changes in more detail.

What bulk mail prices will change on Monday 2 April 2012?
On Monday 2 April 2012, a weighted average increase of 3.8% will apply to the following products:

* Bulk Mail products: PreSort Letters, Charity Mail, Acquisition Mail, Clean Mail, Impact Mail and Reply Paid
* Individual price points may be greater or less than the weighted average increase of 3.8%.
* Following consultation with representatives from industry and our major customers, we believe the price increases are well tested in the market.
* These changes will affect all franked and metered mail services.
* There are no changes to Ordinary letters (including the basic postage rate).

What parcels prices will change on Monday 2 April 2012?
On Monday 2 April 2012, a weighted average increase of 3.8% will apply to the following domestic Parcel products:

* Regular Parcels, Express Post and Express Post Platinum (including prepaid products)
* Individual price points may be greater or less than the weighted average of 3.8%.
* A weighted average incease of 10% will apply to eBay flat rate satchels.
* These changes will affect all franked and metered parcel services.
* There are no changes to International prices.

Are there any other changes occurring at this time?
As well as changes to our domestic bulk mail and parcel prices the following changes will occur:

* For Regular Parcels the 0-250g price point is being merged into the 250-500g price point to create a 0-500g price point. This will apply to retail and contract rate customers.
* For contract and business customers, any changes to your prices will be as per the letter that was lodged on 29 February 2012. Please contact your Account Manager to discuss these changes.
* The Reply Paid Parcels product will be renamed Return Paid Parcels. The pricing structure will change including the introduction of an annual fee.

http://auspost.com.au/about-us/price-changes.html

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#40 2012-03-04 19:47:26

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

thanks FB for the update, I thought stackers may like to know there are discounts for bulk plat bags of each type i.e. 500g or 3kg

1-9 bags normal price
10-99 bags 5% discount
100+ bags 10%

Maybe we should organise a group buy on plat bags FB? 10 people, 10 bags each

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#41 2012-03-04 19:52:05

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

hiho wrote:

thanks FB for the update, I thought stackers may like to know there are discounts for bulk plat bags of each type i.e. 500g or 3kg

1-9 bags normal price
10-99 bags 5% discount
100+ bags 10%

Maybe we should organise a group buy on plat bags FB? 10 people, 10 bags each

I would be interested in coordinating a buy of 100 bags if we have enough interest. But they charge a few dollars S&H I think and then I'd have to ship it out which might negate any benefits.

All up it'd be around 10-20 cents extra per bag if I bought 100 and shipping it out at $6.50 (assuming 10 bags < 500g).

Quick check on aus post website says $1593.00 + $2.95 for registered for 100 x 3kg bags. I would then charge $6.50 to post out so that's 2.95 cents + 6.5 cents per bag extra if we did a group buy. Still cheaper than buying only 10.

Cost of buying 10 from Auspost website = $17.11 per bag.
Cost of buying 10 from a group buy of 100 + $6.50 shipping from me = $16.6095 per bag.

Now I just need to figure out if 10 plat bags weigh under 500g.

Last edited by fishball (2012-03-04 19:57:45)

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#42 2012-03-04 19:59:46

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

two sizes would need to group buys

100 x 500g
100 x 3kg

I would take 10 of each minimum and can help with the purchase FB

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#43 2012-03-04 20:09:06

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

hiho wrote:

two sizes would need to group buys

100 x 500g
100 x 3kg

I would take 10 of each minimum and can help with the purchase FB

Heh lets see.

100 x 3kg Platinum Bags = $1593.00
100 x 500g Platinum Bags = $1206.00

+ $2.95 Shipping & Handling from Australia Post online (retail stores won't have this many bags for sale).

Total: $2801.95

Just in case it goes over 500g, my cheapest shipping rate will be $10.35 for up to 3kg including tracking and signature (good before April price hike). Might be $6.50 if the bags weigh below 500g.

Thus the cost of
- 10 x 3kg bags: $159.3 + $0.15 + $10.35 = $169.68 (Current price of single satchel is $17.70)
- 10 x 500g bags: $120.6 + $0.15 + $10.35 = $130.98 (Current price of single satchel is $13.40)

If you buy 10 of each: $159.3 + $120.6 + $0.30 + $10.35 = $290.55

Seems like it's do-able, anybody else interested?

Last edited by fishball (2012-03-04 20:09:37)

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#44 2012-04-21 07:25:13

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

Rescued tongue


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#45 2012-05-08 20:42:00

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

mad @ Australia Post
i sent 2 registered articles last week, both of them show 'no events found' on the tracking website.
one of them has already been confirmed as delivered... the other i can only assume until i hear back from the receiver
so anyway i went looking on the austpost faq page 'Can I track an article sent using Registered Post?'  the answer:
"No. Scanning of Registered Post articles is not mandatory, therefore Registered Post is not a tracked service.

However, in the event that any scans are captured during the delivery process, they will be displayed on our tracking website.

Registered Post offers additional security by including proof of posting, a signature obtained on delivery and insurance cover of up to $100.  If you require notification of delivery, the best way to do this is by purchasing the Delivery Confirmation service with your Registered Post article."

all this time i thought i was paying for a tracked service ffs

comparatively, with the ebay prepaid satchels the tracking included seems reliable


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#46 2012-09-20 00:50:05

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

Used Fishball's Click and Send guide for the first time this week. 

Saves time for sellers (no need to go to PO).
Saves money for sellers (cheap postage but still with tracking and signature).

Awesome smile

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#47 2012-09-20 04:12:14

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

Where is fish? I miss him sad


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#48 2012-09-20 04:23:04

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

mmm....shiney! wrote:

Where is fish? I miss him sad

i think you need to scale in your emotions guppie tongue

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#49 2012-10-06 02:56:25

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

Whats the best way to post 1oz coin bullion?

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#50 2012-10-11 07:44:16

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Re: Fishball's guide to Australia Post

Anyone know what the status NOT COMPLIANT means in when displayed in your tracking summary ?

Plat/post .

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