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post #22366 of 58015
I was planning on attending drinks tonight, but have to go to hospital to see a family member all of a sudden (not serious I hope).

Have fun, don't melt.
post #22367 of 58015
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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post


A lot of people, including myself, use them extensively in Melb CBD. Too many actually - they are always full, meaning that you have to knock on the back door to get your parcel (which goes completely against the idea of the parcel locker, but that's another gripe for another day).
But to restrict deliveries to only Aus Post./Star Track (who uses that anyway?) really means you can only use it for online shopping from Aus stores (who does that?) and from shipping options from intl. stores that are passed on to Aus Post when they arrive in Aus (who can be bothered checking if this is going to happen?).
I don't know if it's because accepting deliveries from other carriers was expensive/time consuming (I doubt it) or because they just want to preserve and their monopoly (more likely IMO).
Either war, I think this will go down as a colossal misstep by Aus Post in its bid to remain relevant, and open the door for the convenience-store style pick up services Romp mentioned earlier (I happen to know that at least two big couriers in Aus are thinking of forming an alliance in part to pursue such an idea).
Whoever is responsible for this decision is an idiot.


My understanding is that USPS, Royal Mail and any other international mail carrier who doesn't have their own local infrastructure/trucks (so everyone except DHL, FedEx, etc.) pass off their cargo to Australia Post once it's in Australia. So unless the online store uses an international courier (which is super expensive anyway, and usually means that the customer has requested fast shipping door-to-door), lockers can still be used.

 

The AusPost FAQ just said something along the lines of "the package must have been first checked into Australia Post's network", which is true of the vast majority of regular international parcels.

 

At least, that's my understanding.

post #22368 of 58015
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My understanding is that USPS, Royal Mail and any other international mail carrier who doesn't have their own local infrastructure/trucks (so everyone except DHL, FedEx, etc.) pass off their cargo to Australia Post once it's in Australia. So unless the online store uses an international courier (which is super expensive anyway, and usually means that the customer has requested fast shipping door-to-door), lockers can still be used.

The AusPost FAQ just said something along the lines of "the package must have been first checked into Australia Post's network", which is true of the vast majority of regular international parcels.

At least, that's my understanding.

This would seem to make sense. It's the DHLs and Fedexs they won't support.
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Originally Posted by bjd85 View Post


My understanding is that USPS, Royal Mail and any other international mail carrier who doesn't have their own local infrastructure/trucks (so everyone except DHL, FedEx, etc.) pass off their cargo to Australia Post once it's in Australia. So unless the online store uses an international courier (which is super expensive anyway, and usually means that the customer has requested fast shipping door-to-door), lockers can still be used.

The AusPost FAQ just said something along the lines of "the package must have been first checked into Australia Post's network", which is true of the vast majority of regular international parcels.

At least, that's my understanding.

You are correct - but it's not common knowledge and requires an independent, extra inquiry on behalf of the consumer as to the carrier service used (often not listed on a webpage, especially eBay). More and more sites are now using courier services too (some that I order from are Luxire, J.Crew and Amazon/Endless). Also, not having the option to select expedited courier shipping to deliver to your parcel locker is a pain.

If it was a free service, I wouldn't complain, but this is something that they expect people to pay a recurring fee for in 2013.
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Yeah, I couldn't agree more. I see AusPost's point of view, but it's not particularly user friendly.

 

But then again, it is AusPost we're talking about here...

post #22371 of 58015
re: drinks tonight

Sorry guys, I got an after work event to go to. Won't be able to make it!
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For anyone in Sydney, my brother in law is opening a new Cafe and Viennoiserie concept on King St.

 

 

 

He has just launched a facebook page - appreciate any "likes" as he will be running some opening week specials and launch party cheers.gif

post #22373 of 58015
Just on the WAYWRN thread, I bailed on that ages ago when it morphed from being a source of advice to being a competition. The cliques that formed were also a turn-off. I never look there any more.
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Maybe of interest to Melbourne gents: http://www.dmarge.com/2012/11/harrolds-aftershave-masterclass.html
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Harrold are running an aftershave masterclass for guys to learn more about the art of cologne. Guests will be treated to a personal perfume styling session with their dedicated in house fragrance consultants and walk away with a brief history of fragrance and how to recognise and distinguish between varying scents of the world’s finest perfume houses whilst enjoying a glass of French Champagne.

MELBOURNE
101 Collins Street
Wednesday, 5th December 2012
2pm – 5pm.
post #22375 of 58015
Cool man, I will let my people down in Sydney know. So they heard it from me first : )
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

For anyone in Sydney, my brother in law is opening a new Cafe and Viennoiserie concept on King St.




He has just launched a facebook page - appreciate any "likes" as he will be running some opening week specials and launch party cheers.gif

Edited by Dusty Brogues - 11/28/12 at 8:06pm
post #22376 of 58015
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

For anyone in Sydney, my brother in law is opening a new Cafe and Viennoiserie concept on King St.




He has just launched a facebook page - appreciate any "likes" as he will be running some opening week specials and launch party cheers.gif

I'm not on Myface but my sweet tooth will lead me to drop in and sample the cornetti next time I'm up that end of town; hopefully it does well. Next to the Louis Vuitton store is it?
post #22377 of 58015
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Cool man, I will let my people down in Sydney now. So they heard it from me first : )

I'll have my people talk to your people.

post #22378 of 58015
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Originally Posted by Romp View Post

For anyone in Sydney, my brother in law is opening a new Cafe and Viennoiserie concept on King St.




He has just launched a facebook page - appreciate any "likes" as he will be running some opening week specials and launch party cheers.gif

Will be in town this weekend will take the wife looks good.

Also were would be a good place to pick up a pair of brown suede loafers in Sydney?
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My first ever paisley arrived today. 

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Also were would be a good place to pick up a pair of brown suede loafers in Sydney?

Any place with an internet connection...
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