Discussion in 'Silver' started by tongkat, Jul 9, 2020.
The how come its ok when my Bullion Store sends me it?
Because many people think that Australia Post should have no say in what you send (as long as it's not dangerous/illegal), so everyone just ignores the rule. Or they simply don't know.
Anyone with half a clue marks metal as "machined parts" or similar, if a description is required. No description requirement for pre-paid satchels.
I've been thinking of ordering several 1 oz kookaburra sinkers...
I wouldn't be surprised to see this become a more frequent occurrence in the current climate.
I had sent hundreds of international express with full description and last year i had one sent back for the same reason.
Now I write "Collectable silver ingots" and the numb nuts don't know the difference between bullion and an ingot. Collectable seams to help also.
Just my 2 cents.
^ same, anything going overseas marked as "collectable or commemorative"
RAMINT Uses Aus Post - free shipping if order over $350.
Bit of a contradiction there!
Perth Mint uses a number of different carriers, but NOT Aus Post.
That maybe true but I can tell you this for a fact. They sent my last order via StarTrack Airlock. Startrack is owned by Australia Post. When my delivery came it was the local Australia Post (same guy that delivers my wine) contractor that came. Startrack Airlock means you must show show your identity to the delivery person and verify your name and address. I had my license in my hand and he didn't look nor ask for it and I didn't even have to sign for it. So yeah, they used Australia Post services to transport my bullion.
Ha Ha Ha
Yes dangerous to the powers that be, as bullion represent real money for us peasants, that the bankers can't inflate out of existence over time
leaving us with nothing to show for our hard work over a lifetime.
Expect this type of harassment to increase substantially in the future as the metals hot up and the economy cools down.
They are going to use whatever means are at their disposal to discourage and limit how, where, and when we can purchase precious metals.
they will ban .999 being in the post too
'Disturbing': Trump USPS head announces major changes,
So in a nutshell...
Legal Tender precious metal coins and Banknotes
Can be posted by Parcel post with SOD domestically
Can be posted by Express post with SOD domestically
Can be posted by Registered post with SOD domestically
All can be insured via Auspost to $200 max of face value ie 200 x $1 for 1 oz silver Kangaroo
Basically if package is lost tough luck
Bullion is not accepted by Auspost for postage by any method
Presumably if one does not declare as per normal it is pot luck ie one in few million parcels get returned
If package is lost, tough luck
Why do they care if bullion is mailed? I don't understand why they focus on it or try to dissuade people?
How is it different than any other package?
Id presume it's due to business insurance and fraud
Is there an unusual amount of postal fraud and theft there?
Postal fraud hmmm likely about the same as US or any other developed countries.
Likely something happened in past and it was set in stone, or since auspost insures almost every letter or parcel up to $100 for free, it was a condition their insurance provider insisted on.
I'm inclined to go with "soldering filler material" to cover for silver bullion? It can certainly be used for that purpose.
Edit: Yep, good enough for me, plenty of mentions of silver on Wiki for such purpose.....
Soldering filler materials are available in many different alloys for differing applications. In electronics assembly, the eutectic alloy with 63% tin and 37% lead (or 60/40, which is almost identical in melting point) has been the alloy of choice. Other alloys are used for plumbing, mechanical assembly, and other applications. Some examples of soft-solder are tin-lead for general purposes, tin-zinc for joining aluminium, lead-silver for strength at higher than room temperature, cadmium-silver for strength at high temperatures, zinc-aluminium for aluminium and corrosion resistance, and tin-silver and tin-bismuth for electronics.
A eutectic formulation has advantages when applied to soldering: the liquidus and solidus temperatures are the same, so there is no plastic phase, and it has the lowest possible melting point. Having the lowest possible melting point minimizes heat stress on electronic components during soldering. And, having no plastic phase allows for quicker wetting as the solder heats up, and quicker setup as the solder cools. A non-eutectic formulation must remain still as the temperature drops through the liquidus and solidus temperatures. Any movement during the plastic phase may result in cracks, resulting in an unreliable joint.
Common solder formulations based on tin and lead are listed below. The fraction represent percentage of tin first, then lead, totaling 100%:
63/37: melts at 183 °C (361 °F) (eutectic: the only mixture that melts at a point, instead of over a range)
60/40: melts between 183–190 °C (361–374 °F)
50/50: melts between 183–215 °C (361–419 °F)
For environmental reasons (and the introduction of regulations such as the European RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive), lead-free solders are becoming more widely used. They are also suggested anywhere young children may come into contact with (since young children are likely to place things into their mouths), or for outdoor use where rain and other precipitation may wash the lead into the groundwater. Unfortunately, most lead-free solders are not eutectic formulations, melting at around 250 °C (482 °F), making it more difficult to create reliable joints with them.
Other common solders include low-temperature formulations (often containing bismuth), which are often used to join previously-soldered assemblies without unsoldering earlier connections, and high-temperature formulations (usually containing silver) which are used for high-temperature operation or for first assembly of items which must not become unsoldered during subsequent operations. Alloying silver with other metals changes the melting point, adhesion and wetting characteristics, and tensile strength. Of all the brazing alloys, silver solders have the greatest strength and the broadest applications. Specialty alloys are available with properties such as higher strength, the ability to solder aluminum, better electrical conductivity, and higher corrosion resistance.
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