Well actually, you would not find it 'interesting' at all Ian.
norvic wrote: ↑01 Apr 2022 19:17
leamphil wrote: ↑01 Apr 2022 18:16
Global Administrator wrote: ↑01 Apr 2022 12:50
Demonetise the LOT all on the same day,or actually address the root issue, was the logical way to act, but logic and Royal Mail clearly are contradictions. Ruthlessly suing small post office owners who did absolutely nothing wrong, into bankruptcy and/or suicide, costing them mega millions of quid in legal fees at the same time, is more their speciality.
In the UK the Post Office
(suing small post office owners, sells stamps but has nothing to do with the swap-out scheme) are separate from Royal Mail
(responsible for stamps and cancelling them). The Post Office has nothing to do with demonetising machins. Royal Mail has nothing to do with suing small post office owners. I think this has been pointed out a few times before.
I find it very interesting that there are so few discussions (but not none) here about modern Australian stamps and postal matters. If there were more, the Europeans might spend some time telling Australia how inept it is at all sorts of things.
Like the USA, we do not
have a Dad's Army polyglot of various WackaDoodle
separate and disparate animals handling different aspects of the mail 'experience'. So they can blame each other for all the stuff ups.
USA has 'USPS'. We have 'Australia Post'.
If I mail a letter or parcel I do it at an 'Australia Post'
outlet. If a postie delivers a letter he is from 'Australia Post'.
If I send a letter it is via 'Australia Post'.
If I send a parcel - we do not use 'Parcel Force' - we use 'Australia Post'.
All our stamps are designed by 'Australia Post'.
ALL tracking - letters, parcels and foreign mail, is done smoothly via the central 'Australia Post'
website - not 2 or 3 wackadoodle UK sites. We do not have them relentlessly sending postal agencies into bankruptcy and owner suicides as you do.
We do not have seemingly never ending weekly Union strikes, badly affecting UK mail as you do. We do not half-assed demonetise much of the existing decimal stamps. badly DESTROYING the UK New Issue stamp market forever
- they are way too stupid to have predicted that obvious outcome - that even you agree will be the end result.
In fact 'Australia Post'
has not demonised anything at all, in our 58 year Decimal era. And you call this system here 'inept'?
actually manages to cancel most stamps. How archaic. You can politely ask any PO here to hand cancel anything. They all posses a hand cancel device - fancy that leading edge technology! No problems. Why SHOULD
it be a problem - only the UK polyglot can tell us.
'NO, I'll toss it into a bag behind me, and someone else MIGHT cancel it somewhere - maybe with a thick marker pen'
- typical lazy British pigheaded stoopidity. Each hydra head there blaming each other for dumb policies and outcomes and rules they generally ignore, when it suits them.
So again, actually you would not find our mail system 'interesting'
at all. It is rather simple and very boring, as it WORKS quite well overall, given that all of GB would fit into a decent sized cattle station here. Despite the truly vast logistics, like the USA, we do not pay anything near as much to
mail a domestic letter as you do - not even close.
And this time next year,
I can use all current stamps to mail one.
is exactly why there are 'so few discussions (but not none) here about Australian .... and postal matters.'
They are not perfect for sure, but when I see what your clueless rabble do, we have very
little to complain about.
And you call this system here 'inept'.
Get real. Response on the back of a postcard ... oops with all the recent Union strikes - lets not try that!