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  # 1746074 22-Mar-2017 21:42
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Loved eBill. Paid all my stuff through that!





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  # 1746387 23-Mar-2017 13:11
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The cost of sending a (...)

 

 

 

 

Note that these price increases are for FASTPOST, not standard post.  

 

Standard post prices are currently (dictated by the price of a kiwistamp being $1), $1 for DLE letter, $2 for medium and $3 for large. 

 

There are some other increases, but standard mail is remaining as is.

 

https://www.nzpost.co.nz/about-us/media-centre/changes-to-our-rates-services-on-1-july-2017





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  # 1746403 23-Mar-2017 13:36
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Cant wait for it to end up at $4 to send a letter or something. Might stop all the crap that so many businesses insist on sending that I then have to deal with and keep somewhere around to remind me to deal with it at some stage.

 

Emails are _so_ much easier to deal with, and the idea of putting written text on a piece of dead tree and have someone carry it across the city to leave it in a tin box on the side of the road is absurd, and needs to die. If its important and timely, post not suitable. If its valuable, post not suitable. Confidentail, again, post is useless since it can be taken and opened by anyone.

 

But still I get endless crap about shares from places wanting to buy them, making lowball offers on them etc. Enough to drive me to get rid of them since its all so much hassle.





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  # 1746407 23-Mar-2017 13:39
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Cant wait for it to end up at $4 to send a letter or something. Might stop all the crap that so many businesses insist on sending that I then have to deal with and keep somewhere around to remind me to deal with it at some stage.

 

Emails are _so_ much easier to deal with, and the idea of putting written text on a piece of dead tree and have someone carry it across the city to leave it in a tin box on the side of the road is absurd, and needs to die. If its important and timely, post not suitable. If its valuable, post not suitable. Confidentail, again, post is useless since it can be taken and opened by anyone.

 

But still I get endless crap about shares from places wanting to buy them, making lowball offers on them etc. Enough to drive me to get rid of them since its all so much hassle.

 

 

 

 

I have a whole heap of kiwistamps that I got when they were 40 cents each, which will allow you to send a letter within NZ. They are now worth $1, so the value of them has more than doubled. So if they did go up to $4 a letter, that would be a pretty good rate of return. 


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  # 1746425 23-Mar-2017 13:53
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Looks like I am safe for the moment - domestic parcels increases are limited to business accounts

 

Unless of course I am reading wrong


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  # 1746436 23-Mar-2017 14:16
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Looks like I am safe for the moment - domestic parcels increases are limited to business accounts

 

Unless of course I am reading wrong

 

 

well considering how expensive the retail purchases are over the business accounts, I expect they have some room to keep them constant for a little while.





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  # 1746519 23-Mar-2017 16:05
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It's the ever descending spiral.

 

Sending goods overseas  - like birthday and Xmas pressies, can often be equal to the price of the gift. We are not into sending expensive gifts, but more like home made crafts and "things from the heart" stuff.

 

Last time it was near on $50.00 for a small package of non-dangerous, non-fragile items, that fitted into a box not much bigger than an A5 paper ream. ( Not A4 - this was A5 sized).

 

And when there are more than a couple of overseas destinations, it gets ridiculously expensive.

 

This year, it will be e-gifts.





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  # 1746764 24-Mar-2017 06:58
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My mum still sends me letters on paper written long hand. I email replies to my sister who passes them on. I sometimes feel guilty about this.

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It's the ever descending spiral.

 

Sending goods overseas  - like birthday and Xmas pressies, can often be equal to the price of the gift. We are not into sending expensive gifts, but more like home made crafts and "things from the heart" stuff.

 

Last time it was near on $50.00 for a small package of non-dangerous, non-fragile items, that fitted into a box not much bigger than an A5 paper ream. ( Not A4 - this was A5 sized).

 

And when there are more than a couple of overseas destinations, it gets ridiculously expensive.

 

This year, it will be e-gifts.

 

 

For overseas family these days I tend to shop online at a vendor with a local presence at the destination, usually Amazon. They'll gift-wrap and deliver directly to the recipient, often enough with free shipping. Why buy local to send overseas when you can buy local to the person you're sending to.


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  # 1746888 24-Mar-2017 10:28
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JayADee: My mum still sends me letters on paper written long hand. I email replies to my sister who passes them on. I sometimes feel guilty about this.

 

 

 

My mother also. However, she and I have been communicating in that way since I went away to boarding school when I was 7 1/2 so it seems normal. To be fair, she emails as well.






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  # 1746906 24-Mar-2017 10:42
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I am rural and I simply refuse to pay the inflated delivery charges on Trade Me. I know traders use this as a way around Trade Me fees but I just have a psychological block against paying as much or more for delivery as the item itself. That is a main reason, though not the only one, that I now do most of my shopping on Aliexpress. 

 

 





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  # 1747032 24-Mar-2017 13:42
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I'm sure that putting up the prices of a service that is becoming more redundant by the day will be their saviour putting them back in the black in no time.


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  # 1747053 24-Mar-2017 13:59
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Never quiet understood why our postage system here is so expensive. I mean I can buy ebay items from the overseas and have them shipped here as "small packages"  costing often under $1 for halfway around the world, sometimes even free shipping. The same items on trademe fetch a $5 postage fee even on the same island.


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Wiggum: I can buy ebay items from the overseas and have them shipped here as "small packages"  costing often under $1 for halfway around the world, sometimes even free shipping.

 

 

 

It's complicated, but at the end of the day it boils down to exports from China being subsidised, both directly in the form of the Chinese government providing subsidy, and indirectly through the way in which international mail works via the UPU, there is also a lot of competition in the China for sending mail overseas, both from Chinese and foreign mail carriers doing direct entry type arrangements.





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  # 1747069 24-Mar-2017 14:34
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Never quiet understood why our postage system here is so expensive. I mean I can buy ebay items from the overseas and have them shipped here as "small packages"  costing often under $1 for halfway around the world, sometimes even free shipping. The same items on trademe fetch a $5 postage fee even on the same island.

 

 

 

 

The problem is that overseas it appears their postal systems are subsidized. As a result NZ companies con't compete, and if we try to export, the cost to send overseas is just far to expensive for most items. SO if you are producing and selling lower cost items, you don't have a chance, unless you export in bulk, and then sell via an overseas distributor or retailer.  Our government really needs to help small NZ companies out with finding a cheap way of exporting goods.


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