Australia Post PO Box Fee Extortion!

If there is one thing one can label as good about Twitter, it is the immediacy of it, along with the ability to make your views known instantly to those whom you feel need to hear it most.  In this instance we are speaking namely of corporate level businesses whose entire mission in life seems to be to extort the ocean-going public out of their hard-earned cash for very little in return!

Today we received the yearly account for our PO Box from Australia Post which is to be paid in advance.  The fee has increased by almost fifty percent.  Extortion in anyone’s book!  A post box does nothing; it needs no maintenance and it costs no more to insert letter into a PO Box than it does to slip them into a house address mail box.  In fact, it costs more to deliver mail to residential and business addresses directly as postal delivery drivers must be paid in addition to the mail sorting crew.

Fuming just a little about the injustice of it, we searched twitter for Australia Post and had a say about it.  Australia Post chimed in immediately…!

Here’s what followed; (for those unfamiliar with twitter, @means’ TO’ in twitter speak.  @ in front of a name means the following is addressed to that person/account.)

Te_Zine Speaks

@auspost has increased their PO Box fees – AGAIN. What the!?? Nearly double! People need and will pay. #Extortion by any name. Cheats!
 

Australia Post Speaks

@Te_Zine Increases to fees are kept to the bare minimum. Unfortunately increasing costs need to be met.
 

Te_Zine Speaks

@auspost Costs? Rubbish. There are no costs involved in shoving letters into PO boxes, far less in fact than a home delivery, which is FREE!
 

Te_Zine Speaks

@auspost It’s a box. Just a box. And it’s sitting there, It requires no maintenance. What increasing costs, precisely?

Australia Post Speaks

@Te_Zine There are many costs involved; like running any business. Payment isn’t due for another 27 days so you still have time.
 

Te_Zine Speaks

@auspost Time isn’t the issue. Nor is the money. It’s the principal! A fee increase of almost 50% is extortion. Our voice is one of many.
Te_Zine Speaks
Apologies, followers and please excuse me while I have a contratemps with Australia Post. *hands out earplugs*

Te_Zine Speaks

@auspost A viable business runs on generated profits, not fee increases for subsidiary services; That’s a 1 way street 2 bankruptcy! #boxfees
NO ANSWER was the stern reply.
Let us know here at TE-Zine if you think the massive PO Box fee increase in Australia is fair or reasonable.  Please feel free to leave a comment below or contact us via the contact form on our contact page.  We’ll publish it if you wish.  Join the conversation;  follow us @TE-Zine here and have your say too!
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