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Safe Drop

mmmm....wish I knew where it was safe dropped, but was not at my house..!!safedrop.jpg...!!!!

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in reply to cols*shop2016

Aust Post hard at work 🤔

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Re: Safe Drop

in reply to cols*shop2016

Is that the photo AP supplied when you queried about a missing item?  Looks like it is inside a wall cavity!

 

They need to stand back a bit and show what it is they are taking a photo of.

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I thought it looked like the inside of a fuse box Woman Surprised

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Re: Safe Drop

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I had a 'safe drop' last week - express post from interstate > Adelaide....took 1 day....and in BIG LETTERS on the satchel was 'DO NOT SAFE DROP".....go figure??
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twyngwyn wrote:
I had a 'safe drop' last week - express post from interstate > Adelaide....took 1 day....and in BIG LETTERS on the satchel was 'DO NOT SAFE DROP".....go figure??

That's because Aus Post no longer return packages to a PO for collection for free (they used to give out 'do not safe drop' stickers, or allow it as a delivery instruction, but the stickers were discontinued and if it's on a parcel it will be ignored). The only way a package won't be safe dropped is when signature on delivery is paid for (and even then it's not guaranteed Smiley Sad ).

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how long has that been in place? I always ask for 'do not safe drop' and this is the first time they have ignored it
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....another money spinner?
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twyngwyn wrote:
how long has that been in place? I always ask for 'do not safe drop' and this is the first time they have ignored it

A couple of years if memory serves. One of the many downgrades in service standards while prices rose. Aus Post even lied about it at the time (the option to select "return to nearest PO if no one's home" disappeared from click & send as a delivery instruction to select and "leave in a safe place" became the only one in the list, and back when Alice (rep from Aus Post) still used to post here, she said that it was a technical glitch and they were working on bringing back. They never did (this doesn't necessarily mean that Alice herself knowingly lied, just that someone did), and Aus Post just quietly discontinued the stickers. Some sellers decided to get as many rolls as they could at the time, so would still have them, made their own or will otherwise mark a package as 'do not safe drop', but most posties have been explicitly advised to ignore it. 

 

Some might still follow it and return packages if they can't find a safe place to leave them, or if it's convenient, or if they never got the memo to ignore it. 

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OMG....thankyou, I must have missed it
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Re: Safe Drop

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digital*ghost wrote:

twyngwyn wrote:
I had a 'safe drop' last week - express post from interstate > Adelaide....took 1 day....and in BIG LETTERS on the satchel was 'DO NOT SAFE DROP".....go figure??

That's because Aus Post no longer return packages to a PO for collection for free (they used to give out 'do not safe drop' stickers, or allow it as a delivery instruction, but the stickers were discontinued and if it's on a parcel it will be ignored). The only way a package won't be safe dropped is when signature on delivery is paid for (and even then it's not guaranteed Smiley Sad ).


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