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#1 ~*Twilight~Zone*~

Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:42 PM

via a card in your letterbox for a letter that has been sent to you without enough postage on it would you bother picking it up especially when you aren't expecting anything important?



#2 fancie

Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:43 PM



of course I would.



#3 DEVOCEAN

Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

It would depend on who it was from, and how much the extra was.

#4 ~*Twilight~Zone*~

Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

QUOTE (fairyflossfart @ 26/02/2013, 10:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It would depend on who it was from, and how much the extra was.

It's only $2.70 or something but for me it's the fact that I will have to take time off work to get it.  There is no indication of who it is from.



#5 Coffeegirl

Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

That's the biggest waste of resources I've heard of in a while. Though you are talking about Aust Post.

What's the extra postage cost? 40cents?  So they've paid someone to write out the card, then mail/deliver it to you, then they will need someone to process the payment and then find the article at the post office for you.

Ridiculous.



#6 GoneWithTheWhinge

Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

Nope. Not if I wasn't expecting anything, it wasn't a birthday or other significant event.

Learnt that the hard way back in UK. Had a card through the letterbox saying 'inadequate postage' so went along paid however much it was and found it was some unasked for junk mail.

#7 Itchy_Witch

Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

I did once and wish I hadn't.

I paid $6.xx to pick something up I wasn't expecting, figuring it was the right thing to do. It was a freaking cat toy that wasn't even worth $2, and to this date I still have no idea who sent me the freaking thing!

#8 PixieVee

Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:49 PM

I would. The curiosity would KILL me.

#9 Therese

Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

I would but only because it would bug me not knowing what it was.

#10 Mummytoyou

Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:55 PM

I would, I am too nosy to not know what it was.  I'd not be impressed if it was something stupid though!

#11 ResultsNotTypical

Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

QUOTE (PixieVee @ 26/02/2013, 01:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would. The curiosity would KILL me.


For under $5 I would - It'd bug me too much not to know what it was or who sent it.

#12 ~*Twilight~Zone*~

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:02 PM

QUOTE (PixieVee @ 26/02/2013, 10:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would. The curiosity would KILL me.



QUOTE (Therese @ 26/02/2013, 10:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would but only because it would bug me not knowing what it was.

It is but the post office is only open from 9am to 5pm and I leave for work at 7am and get home about 6pm.  If I did go and collect it I wouldn't get to work until 10.30 (normally start at 8) or if I left early I would have to leave at 3.30pm and hope I made it there in time.

I'm thinking of not picking it up, hoping it gets sent back to sender who will, if required, resend it with the correct postage.

Oh and another thing that is bugging me - why am I being billed?  I didn't send it so why am I being billed for it.

Stupid system.

#13 DEVOCEAN

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:05 PM

Our local post offices(all 3) are open on saturday until 12pm.

#14 seayork2002

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:08 PM

same....I am nosy and love parcels etc. sad and childish I know!

QUOTE (fancie @ 26/02/2013, 01:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
of course I would.



#15 Mamabear2010

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:08 PM

Most post offices have parcel pick up from 6 am. You might be able to use that service.

Or, you could phone and ask them to send it to a post office near your work

I would be very curious to find out what it is.

#16 Ehill

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

Probably not if it was that much of a hassle.

What a ridiculous and laborious system!

#17 ~*Twilight~Zone*~

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

QUOTE (seayork2002 @ 26/02/2013, 11:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
same....I am nosy and love parcels etc. sad and childish I know!

It's not a parcel BTW - it's a letter.  A parcel I would be all over it laughing2.gif

It's not even registered mail, just a regular letter according to the card.  The only reason I got a card is because of insufficient postage from what I can tell.

#18 domestically~challenged

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

You are the one billed when there is no return address on it.

#19 CallMeProtart

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:18 PM

QUOTE (PixieVee @ 26/02/2013, 01:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would. The curiosity would KILL me.


This.
Up to about $3 anyway.

#20 DEVOCEAN

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:18 PM

It could be a letter telling you of an inheritance from a long lost overseas relative.



#21 BobTony

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:19 PM

QUOTE (domestically~challenged @ 26/02/2013, 02:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You are the one billed when there is no return address on it.

In this case I would leave it. Stuff 'em biggrin.gif

#22 seayork2002

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

Yes I gat a lot of these, usually by email and usually asking for my bank details original.gif funny that !


QUOTE (fairyflossfart @ 26/02/2013, 02:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It could be a letter telling you of an inheritance from a long lost overseas relative.



#23 ~*Twilight~Zone*~

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE (domestically~challenged @ 26/02/2013, 11:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You are the one billed when there is no return address on it.

Ahh that's what I was wondering.  Couldn't be too important then biggrin.gif  unless someone is sending me riches and wanted to be anonymous.  Hmmm

#24 Bluenomi

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE (fairyflossfart @ 26/02/2013, 02:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It could be a letter telling you of an inheritance from a long lost overseas relative.


And if you post your bank account details to a nice man in Nigeria they'll make sure you get it  biggrin.gif

#25 ~*Twilight~Zone*~

Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:25 PM

Knowing my luck I'll pick it up and it will be some how to vote card for the upcoming state elections in March




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