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Thread: The Soulja Boy Poop Out of Mouth Out - Atari Zombie Inside (or maybe not)

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    Well it's not usually that fast here.
    I didn't ask but I guess the seller went straight to the PO early Monday morning and it shipped out that day via air, straight to Melbourne.
    Then sorted and sent to nearby city sorting centre, takes another day to get to me after that.

    So yeah, lightning fast... I'm blown away by it

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    Think the seller paid around $15aud postage for that box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grouch View Post
    nice. wish our shipping services were that good again.
    The population there is under 1/10th of ours .

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadlegion View Post
    Think the seller paid around $15aud postage for that box.
    that's pretty cheap
    Quote Originally Posted by Slacker Magician View Post
    The population there is under 1/10th of ours .
    maybe something should be done about that

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    Packages not going around in circles or getting abused would be good enough to make me happy .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slacker Magician View Post
    The population there is under 1/10th of ours .
    It's a very large country with less people. You would think shipping costs would be more expensive here than over there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slacker Magician View Post
    Packages not going around in circles or getting abused would be good enough to make me happy .
    that would be nice. a package shouldn't have to go through 4-6 different facilities in your own state just to get delivered.

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    I thought your population was well over 300 million?

    We're only about 25 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grouch View Post
    that would be nice. a package shouldn't have to go through 4-6 different facilities in your own state just to get delivered.
    It should really only go through 2 sorting centres in your state.
    The main one (usually at state capital) and then the nearest city to you with a sorting centre for the surrounding region.

    Anything beyond that is just a disorganised mess and most probably just wasting money. Maybe that's why your costs are higher?

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    Recent episode of Halo was pretty good

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadlegion View Post
    It's a very large country with less people. You would think shipping costs would be more expensive here than over there
    I was thinking about the load difference in terms of number of packages moving around at a given time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadlegion View Post
    It should really only go through 2 sorting centres in your state.
    The main one (usually at state capital) and then the nearest city to you with a sorting centre for the surrounding region.

    Anything beyond that is just a disorganised mess and most probably just wasting money. Maybe that's why your costs are higher?
    The post office closed a bunch of sorting facilities. I think it was around a decade ago when it happened. I don't know about Fedex, UPS, and couriers but they've all got their issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slacker Magician View Post
    The post office closed a bunch of sorting facilities. I think it was around a decade ago when it happened. I don't know about Fedex, UPS, and couriers but they've all got their issues.
    Couriers can be unreliable here. Too much "address doesn't exist" laziness, also leaving shit next door. I fucking hate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slacker Magician View Post
    I was thinking about the load difference in terms of number of packages moving around at a given time.
    Think about higher fuel costs (more expensive here) and large empty spaces to move packages around with a smaller amount of people paying for services.
    Yeah there isn't much cost involved moving a package around inside one state capital, but moving from one state to another is costly.
    Most stuff I get isn't in my immediate locale, in fact way more then half would be interstate.

    The only major cities we have are the state capitals.

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    They reorganised sorting here a few years back too.
    It can be kinda dumb sometimes since a package sent from rural in my state goes to Melbourne first before coming to the city close to me, even if the sender's location is actually closer to me than Melbourne.

    But I understand why they did it. It's cost cutting and improves efficiency of processing.
    Some package arrival times can be longer compared to the old days as a result, but moving stuff all around the country is generally better overall.

    Prices went up a tiny bit I think start of this year. They also automated detection of underpaid postage in sorting centres.

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