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16-03-2019, 01:16 AM
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Re: Postage increase

Originally Posted by Tiffany ->
Parcels are very expensive to send to Australia, we stopped relative B/D & Christmas presents a while ago & cards. As they are all on FB we send greetings that way.
I wouldn't know what the rates to the UK are as I haven't sent a parcel for years.

As I understand it, by international agreement, the sending post office determines the rate and keeps all the money, the receiving end post office gets nothing for delivering it but I guess they all hope it evens out fairly.

I notice that for letters Australia Post has overseas one rate (for the weight) no matter the destination so it costs as much to send a letter to NZ as it does to the UK.

No aerograms any more either.
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16-03-2019, 03:03 PM
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Re: Postage increase

Originally Posted by Bruce ->
I wouldn't know what the rates to the UK are as I haven't sent a parcel for years.

As I understand it, by international agreement, the sending post office determines the rate and keeps all the money, the receiving end post office gets nothing for delivering it but I guess they all hope it evens out fairly.

I notice that for letters Australia Post has overseas one rate (for the weight) no matter the destination so it costs as much to send a letter to NZ as it does to the UK.

No aerograms any more either.
I do miss those, it was amazing how much you could write on one, providing you kept the writing small.
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16-03-2019, 05:34 PM
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Re: Postage increase

The price rises will start on 25th March.
It says all about it here:


https://www.mymailingroom.com/site/R...il-Prices-2019
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First-class stamps almost always guaranteed next-day delivery of letters.

Sadly, that is no longer the case.
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17-03-2019, 09:43 AM
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Re: Postage increase

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First-class stamps almost always guaranteed next-day delivery of letters.

Sadly, that is no longer the case.


True. I agree with that.
I recently sent something to a friend 1st class and it took about 4 days to get there.
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