HEADS UP! Australia Post enforce bullion/coins are prohibited rule on my domestic shipment

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  1. tongkat

    tongkat Active Member Silver Stacker

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    I lodged three express post shipments of bullion and coins yesterday arvo. One to SA, another to NSW and third to TAS. All the same way. Box inside a pre-paid satchel.

    SA and NSW boxes were both delivered today. TAS shipment with silver coins and bars was intercepted at the Brisbane airport, opened, inspected and then returned to me with note saying prohibited items. They even opened the sealed roll of PM coins.

    To their credit, they did give me back several thousand worth of metal, but seriously folks.......
     
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    Sounds like we'll need to start sending medals instead of coins. :)
     
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    I knew they had the rule, surprised they enforced it.
     
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    ozcopper Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Was it sent by Startrack courier or Australia post at a post office? I know Aust post owns Startrack.
     
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    tongkat Active Member Silver Stacker

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    @ozcopper Lodged at the post office I've been shipping with for years. Express Post prepaid satchel.
     
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    At least they wrote a polite note!
     
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    tongkat Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Hand written even.
     
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    Might see a spike in lead fishing sinkers, molds and lead bars to make same being sent via Aust Post? ;);)

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    Did you sign the dangerous goods declaration on the satchel?
     
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    Have you checked those that got returned...? Are they chocolate wrapped with alluminium foil?!
     
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    What do the bullion dealers think ?? How do you get around this ?
    @Bullion Now
     
  13. Jason1

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    The thing that pisses me off with some aussie dealers they send via auspost, ok fine with me, but they charge you bloody postage insurance, and bullion is not covered by auspost insurance. So your paying for nothing.
    Your not supposed to send bullion either, but you rely on them not checking, Amd i doubt they would ever check domestic parcels, charging insurance you cant use is a joke.
     
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    Think they may have private company insurance that covers that, they dont rely on AP insurance.
     
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    Jason1 Well-Known Member

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    I know of at least one company does aus post insurance.
     
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    I always send collectible tokens or ceremonial medals. ;)
    Something resembling bullion bars are always automotive parts.
     
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    Yep - signed like always.
     
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    tongkat Active Member Silver Stacker

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    Good point. Not yet. I'll put it all on the PMV in the morning.
     
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    This was a domestic parcel. QLD to TAS
     
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    How do you do that with domestic? Write a packing lip?
     
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