Recently Australia Post distributed a flyer which was called ‘Changes to your letters service’ (sic).
In this flyer they go through lengths to explain the different speeds letters will be transported with from January 4 on.
No word about the price rises which is the real issue and boy, they are not little, no more mucking around with five or ten cents.
From next year on if you write to someone in your town not only do you pay 30 cents or 43 per cent more for your letter (ever got a pay rise like that?) but it also takes not one, but three days to arrive.
I would call that more for less (service). If you want that letter to arrive the same day (as it would be now) you will pay a whopping $1.50 or 114 per cent more! (I won’t mention the pay rise again)
I find these cost increases extraordinary but even more the manipulative way Australia Post handles the issue.
On top of it, on the flyer, the stamp on the display letter was covered by the person’s thumb hiding the cost of the stamp? What a coincidence…
Why is not everybody outraged?
Burkhard S.Waltrup, Crabbes Creek