I recently purchased an SSD which set me back roughly $950. It was pretty much DOA in that I hooked it up and it worked for a few hours before turning up hundreds of bad blocks. Got an RA number from the vendor and went to post it today.
It cost $20.10 to send it back to Queensland via Registered Post including insurance for the full $950 with a minimum delivery time of 3 days and no online tracking. Yet when the vendor sent it to me, it cost them $12 via Australian Air Express which delivered it overnight, and provided online tracking.
I called AAE to find out if it were feasible to use their services as an individual and the response was that I'd be wanting to send at least one parcel a week to make it economical.
Australia Post has its Express Post Platinum service which does offer online tracking but doesn't offer the option of purchasing extra insurance.
Does anyone know if there is a consumer oriented postal/courier service that can offer quick-ish delivery times, online tracking & optional insurance at a reasonable price?
It seems there's a gap between the Express Post services + Registered Post delivery times & lack of tracking.