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    Snail mail

    Well I guess I should have expected it, ordered a bit of cloth for a mate.
    Could have driven down to Sydney and picked it up in a few hours, but no, I had faith in our postal service.
    So using the mail tracker after the first week, I located it a state away in QLD. Bit off the beaten track as I am only a couple of hours north of where I sourced the item.

    Now at the end of the second week and it's now at Chullora, the next suburb to where I got it from......they say I will get it in another week, maybe I should have had them send it to the end user, bit of a problem though...I have to sign for it.....it's not as if it were a bloody great parcel, it fits in an ordinary envelope....maybe they are just in Christmas post mode.

    Merry bloody christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muffett.2008 View Post
    Bit off the beaten track as I am only a couple of hours north of where I sourced the item.
    You may only be a couple of hours away from where you sourced your item but we're now in the 21st century and so you can't expect your mail to be sent directly from A to B.

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    You guys should try sending mail in this country. If it doesn't get lost it is stolen. Or ends up in a huge pile on a warehouse floor because the communist everything should be equal workers are striking for more pay.

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    Well after visiting three states, four postal exchanges this well travelled package has finally arrived....good onya Aust. Post.

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    Better late than never I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muffett.2008 View Post
    Well after visiting three states, four postal exchanges this well travelled package has finally arrived..
    Known as "The slow boat to China.". (No disrespect intended to any Chinese reading this.)

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    As a comparison, I sent a volley sight and magazine cut off from NZicon to the UKicon back in 20 June 2021. Never turned up, I refunded the buyer and wrote it off. The buyer to his credit sent me a letter (forgot those things exist anymore!) to say it had arrived over a year later in July of 2022,. His letter from the UK to me took 1 month to get to NZ. The package still shows up as lost at Heathrow airport....

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    Quote Originally Posted by muffett.2008 View Post
    Well after visiting three states, four postal exchanges this well travelled package has finally arrived....good onya Aust. Post.
    Good to know the Empire standard is being maintained.

    Every tenth worker...yes, I think that would do it.

    And every second manager...

    "Let them draw straws!"
    “There are invisible rulers who control the destinies of millions. It is not generally realized to what extent the words and actions of our most influential public men are dictated by shrewd persons operating behind the scenes.”

    Edward Bernays, 1928

    Much changes, much remains the same.

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    Waited 8 months for a book from Englandicon had actually given it up as lost as it was a rare title I most dearly wanted, it was at the right price due to the lack of research on the sellers behalf !
    Lo and behold it turned up it had actually got off in South Africa sat there for a good while then resumed its journey!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CINDERS View Post
    Waited 8 months for a book from Englandicon had actually given it up as lost as it was a rare title I most dearly wanted, it was at the right price due to the lack of research on the sellers behalf !
    Lo and behold it turned up it had actually got off in South Africa sat there for a good while then resumed its journey!!!!
    Lucky break. Normally the black hole just swallows stuff that comes that close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surpmil View Post
    Good to know the Empire standard is being maintained.

    Every tenth worker...yes, I think that would do it.

    And every second manager...

    "Let them draw straws!"
    I like the way you think

    It is a pity that due to BEE we cannot get you in as a consultant. A lot of SAPO issues could have been solved.

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