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Unread 19th December 2014, 11:23 PM
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The PU "leather" case showed up yesterday. I still cannot quite believe that I ordered a colour that can only be described as 'girly gold'!

Chose this colour because it blends in with the colour of the upholstery and sheep seat covers in Roo2. Basically, if I leave it on the passenger seat, it is all but invisible. I will learn to live with it, I guess. Also made in the same factory as the Aldi case ... At $23.45 including p&h, it's about half the price of buying the same thing in Oz, without the 'standard' $10 p&h cost that seems to be attached to everything one buys in Oz. How come it costs $10 to post something by Aussie Post in Australia, yet only costs $1.61 to post the same item via Aussie Post from China?
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How come it costs $10 to post something by Aussie Post in Australia, yet only costs $1.61 to post the same item via Aussie Post from China?
The Chinese govt provides significant "subsidies" to small CN exporters. That's why you get free post on nearly all low-priced ebay items CN->AU.

One of my occasional suppliers in Thailand has an agent in CN to whom he freights a large crate of v.small packets and padded envelopes, which are (f)re(e)-mailed out of there to the rest of the planet. Saves him a motza, and from his pov it gives a level playing field.
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Also because of this, absolutely screws over auspost, hence why they charge a lot for domestic to make up profit.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Postal_Union
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Not that Chigovco gives a rats about AP's welfare.
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Gidday Zippo & Au

Interesting stuff, that. I wasn't aware of it. Thanks for informing me ... .

What I was talking about is the practice of many (most?) Oz companies of charging $10 or more to ship stuff when it would cost you or me maybe $5 to ship the same article by the same method, i.e., via Aussie Post small parcel service ...

I haven't the slightest problem with cost recovery, but these places are set up as mail order houses ...
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Yeah sometimes the retailer increases cost for shipping to pay for packaging, insurance, sign on delivery, tracking, etc.
I know a good business when I find it because they have good pricing and offer free express shipping.
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HP support tell me that the O/S is not their problem ...

I told them about the Sale of Goods Act; goods being of merchantable quality, and reasonably fit for the purpose for which they are sold, and that a purchaser who buys a device with a microSD slot is entitled to a belief that they will be able to use a microSD card in that slot, and have access to it from the device itself (the Doctrine of Legitimate Expectation ... ); and further that HP would be liable in Tort for the reasonably foreseeable damages that selling such a device that could not properly access the inserted microSD card caused for the purchaser of such a device ... not merely for return and refund for the purchase price of the device - so BLOODY WELL FIX IT ... .

HP have escalated my ticket to the next support level ... Response within 2 working days.

Watch this space ...
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HP responded today. Level one support - AGAIN!

My problems were not being helped by a dead microSD card ... My first ever bad card from Sandisk ... .

Most problems still remain, but Officeworks replaced the card without any worries. It could be read from, but not written to by anything. After backing up what was on it, I tried to erase it in the tablet. Showed it doing the erase and the card as empty, but power off the tablet, power back on - all the files were still there!

All very frustrating.
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