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 Post subject: Re: Postage costs killer
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:54 pm 
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Same problem here in the US. I used to ship a lot to Europe and Asia, all types of items now only the rare and expensive items are worth the effort.


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 Post subject: Re: Postage costs killer
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:02 pm 
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If you don't like the prices you can jump in your car and burn your own fuel delivering it yourself. Factor in your time at minimum wage, and then you gotta wonder how they make a profit at all, even with the the new pricing structure.


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 Post subject: Re: Postage costs killer
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:26 pm 
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Just price them plus post
It's the inescapable bit unless you do what chopper suggests


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 Post subject: Re: Postage costs killer
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:04 pm 
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Chopper1192 wrote:
If you don't like the prices you can jump in your car and burn your own fuel delivering it yourself. Factor in your time at minimum wage, and then you gotta wonder how they make a profit at all, even with the the new pricing structure.


They make a profit because they don't deliver one parcel per van. It's called economies of scale.


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 Post subject: Re: Postage costs killer
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:40 pm 
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Exactement!

If you can do it cheaper than them, go for it. But you and I can't, so we shouldn't begrudge someone who can.


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 Post subject: Re: Postage costs killer
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:49 pm 
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Chopper1192 wrote:
Exactement!

If you can do it cheaper than them, go for it. But you and I can't, so we shouldn't begrudge someone who can.


But that's what we're supposed to do - complain when the price of anything goes up :D


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 Post subject: Re: Postage costs killer
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:51 pm 
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Do you remember the old days, when if someone avoided their tax they were a folk hero? Do it today and even the paedophiles sneer at them.


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 Post subject: Re: Postage costs killer
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:12 pm 
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raidan73 wrote:
+1 for myhermes. Sent a bunch of stuff with them although now looking for an alternative as the nearest myhermes shop is now 75 miles away :(


That's bad luck, my next-door-neighbour is the MyHermes agent! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Postage costs killer
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:14 pm 
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raidan73 wrote:
+1 for myhermes. Sent a bunch of stuff with them although now looking for an alternative as the nearest myhermes shop is now 75 miles away :(


That's bad luck, my next-door-neighbour is the MyHermes agent! :wink:


Down here the post cart collects every 2nd Tuesday unless the horse is lame or it's bad weather


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 Post subject: Re: Postage costs killer
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:54 pm 
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raidan73 wrote:
We_are_Stevo wrote:
raidan73 wrote:
+1 for myhermes. Sent a bunch of stuff with them although now looking for an alternative as the nearest myhermes shop is now 75 miles away :(


That's bad luck, my next-door-neighbour is the MyHermes agent! :wink:


Down here the post cart collects every 2nd Tuesday unless the horse is lame or it's bad weather


I'd swap with you...8)


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