It will now cost you $9 more to send a small package to the US

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  1. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    As from today, it will now cost you $9 more to send a small package (over 453 grams) to the US

    I just got this from Australian Post today, no warning, nothing, so I put a copy up on my web page:
    http://www.dontronics.com/pdf/APO_US_surcharge.pdf

    Even the APO staff had no warning to get their Christmas gifts to friends and relations in the US

    Now what will this to to small exporters?

    Cheers Don...

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    Don McKenzie, Nov 22, 2010
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    Rob Guest

    On 22/11/2010 1:09 PM, Don McKenzie wrote:
    >
    > As from today, it will now cost you $9 more to send a small package
    > (over 453 grams) to the US
    >
    > I just got this from Australian Post today, no warning, nothing, so I
    > put a copy up on my web page:
    > http://www.dontronics.com/pdf/APO_US_surcharge.pdf
    >
    > Even the APO staff had no warning to get their Christmas gifts to
    > friends and relations in the US
    >
    > Now what will this to to small exporters?
    >
    > Cheers Don...
    >
    > =========================
    >



    Ill email my next one then!
     
    Rob, Nov 22, 2010
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    SPierce Guest

    "Doug Jewell" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On 22/11/2010 12:09 PM, Don McKenzie wrote:
    >>
    >> As from today, it will now cost you $9 more to send a small
    >> package (over 453 grams) to the US

    >
    > Blame the arselifters. It's because of arselifters posting bombs that the
    > yanks have had to take these measures.


    # Yes, and I would like to see them have to double the ticket price for
    flying to pay for all the 'security'. The quicker the better.
    Then it might hit home to the diversicrats.
     
    SPierce, Nov 22, 2010
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  4. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    On 22-Nov-10 1:09 PM, Don McKenzie wrote:
    >
    > As from today, it will now cost you $9 more to send a small package (over 453 grams) to the US
    >
    > I just got this from Australian Post today, no warning, nothing, so I put a copy up on my web page:
    > http://www.dontronics.com/pdf/APO_US_surcharge.pdf


    Dave Jones took this one on board with his Video Blog:
    http://www.eevblog.com/
    currently the video at the top of the page.

    Well said Dave.
    It is madness.

    I have a very close working relationship with the staff of our local business post office.
    They were extremely upset that they had to pay an extra $9 to get the usual hefty Christmas gifts to friends and relos
    in the US. They found out the day it was introduced, no warning at all.

    "What do we do now? Email our gifts?" said Marylin, who has a daughter in Florida.
    Well perhaps you do. You send each other gift vouchers. Nice personal touch huh?

    Cheers Don...

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    Don McKenzie, Nov 27, 2010
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    terryc Guest

    David L. Jones wrote:

    > Either they are flat out lying and gouging with the big fee, or there
    > is something really special in place that costs $9 per package. Bets
    > anyone?


    It is to cover all the security checks at the USA end. you know, the
    ones that don't stop any bombs getting in any way.
     
    terryc, Nov 28, 2010
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  6. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    On 29-Nov-10 12:58 PM, David L. Jones wrote:

    > Tweet reply from Australia Post:
    > "Unfortunately Australia Post is not able to discuss security measures
    > in place for either incoming or outgoing mail items."
    >
    > Great, take our $9 and don't tell us how it's used, even in the
    > vaguest sense, if it's really "at cost", or just gouging.
    > Dave.


    Perhaps a job for a politician, as it really sounds a bit like gouging to me.
    I feel they (APO) should have to be accountable on this one.

    Cheers Don...


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    Don McKenzie, Nov 29, 2010
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    Don McKenzie Guest

    On 29-Nov-10 5:58 PM, Don McKenzie wrote:
    > On 29-Nov-10 12:58 PM, David L. Jones wrote:
    >
    >> Tweet reply from Australia Post:
    >> "Unfortunately Australia Post is not able to discuss security measures
    >> in place for either incoming or outgoing mail items."
    >>
    >> Great, take our $9 and don't tell us how it's used, even in the
    >> vaguest sense, if it's really "at cost", or just gouging.
    >> Dave.

    >
    > Perhaps a job for a politician, as it really sounds a bit like gouging to me.
    > I feel they (APO) should have to be accountable on this one.
    >
    > Cheers Don...


    I had a chat again with my business Post Office staff today, but they haven't been told anything at all about how this
    $9 is to be used.

    So it's a security secret.
    Shirley they can't be serious. :)

    Cheers Don...

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    Don McKenzie, Nov 30, 2010
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