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    After instructing an agent to help with the submission of our TRA
    application we requested the original letter from them as we are doing
    the main application ourselves.

    We received an invoice for the courier costs for the amount $90 Aus
    dollars which I paid immediately on the 12th Sept.

    We have just received the letter this morning with a bleeding postage
    stamp on it.

    I just can't quite believe it costs almost £40 to send 1 sheet of A4
    paper in a normal white envelope through the post. What should it
    normally cost to send a standard letter from OZ?

    To say I'm a bit annoyed is a understatement.

    Or is everyone charged a ridiculous amount?

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    Agents rip off costs......arghhhh

    After instructing an agent to help with the submission of our TRA application we requested the original letter from them as we are doing the main application ourselves. We received an invoice for the courier costs for the amount $90 Aus dollars which I paid immediately on the 12th Sept. We have just received the letter this morning with a bleeding postage stamp on it. I just can't quite believe it costs almost £40 to send 1 sheet of A4 paper in a normal white envelope through the post. What should it normally cost to send a standard letter from OZ? To say I'm a bit annoyed is a understatement. Or is everyone charged a ridiculous amount?
    who are you with?

    pm me if you like

    alk

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    • #3
      Agents rip off costs......arghhhh

      As you'll see it depends. Between $1.80 and $38.50!!

      $1.80 for a standard Air Mail letter!



      Select Service Price Usual Delivery Notes
      ECI Documents $38.50 3-4 work days 1
      Air Mail $1.80 4-5 work days
      Express Post International C5 $10.50 4 work days
      Express Post International B4 $15.85 4 work days
      Registered Post International DLE $10.00 4-5 work days
      Registered Post International B4 $16.50 4-5 work days





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      After instructing an agent to help with the submission of our TRA application we requested the original letter from them as we are doing the main application ourselves. We received an invoice for the courier costs for the amount $90 Aus dollars which I paid immediately on the 12th Sept. We have just received the letter this morning with a bleeding postage stamp on it. I just can't quite believe it costs almost £40 to send 1 sheet of A4 paper in a normal white envelope through the post. What should it normally cost to send a standard letter from OZ? To say I'm a bit annoyed is a understatement. Or is everyone charged a ridiculous amount? -- Posted via http://britishexpats.com



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      • #4
        Agents rip off costs......arghhhh

        who are you with? pm me if you like alk
        We didnt pay anything for stuff like that, just one fee and that
        included all their services, just had to pay the TRA and visa, medicals
        etc. on top.

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        • #5
          Agents rip off costs......arghhhh

          We didnt pay anything for stuff like that, just one fee and that included all their services, just had to pay the TRA and visa, medicals etc. on top.
          Is your agent registered ? do they have a registration number?

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            Agents rip off costs......arghhhh

            After instructing an agent to help with the submission of our TRA application we requested the original letter from them as we are doing the main application ourselves. We received an invoice for the courier costs for the amount $90 Aus dollars which I paid immediately on the 12th Sept. We have just received the letter this morning with a bleeding postage stamp on it. I just can't quite believe it costs almost £40 to send 1 sheet of A4 paper in a normal white envelope through the post. What should it normally cost to send a standard letter from OZ? To say I'm a bit annoyed is a understatement. Or is everyone charged a ridiculous amount?
            No we were not charged anything either!!
            Who are they ? PM me cant help being nosey!!
            Nothing worse than feeling ripped off!!

            Kris xx

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            • #7
              Agents rip off costs......arghhhh

              No we were not charged anything either!! Who are they ? PM me cant help being nosey!! Nothing worse than feeling ripped off!! Kris xx
              We're just in the process of selecting an agent. I'd love to hear who
              you're using so we can avoid them! Can you pm me?

              cheers

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              • #8
                Agents rip off costs......arghhhh

                We're just in the process of selecting an agent. I'd love to hear who you're using so we can avoid them! Can you pm me? cheers
                What's with all the PM's? Name and shame I say!

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                • #9
                  Agents rip off costs......arghhhh

                  What's with all the PM's? Name and shame I say!
                  My agent is in the process of couriering stuff to me (3 pieces of A4) -
                  if they charge (i doubt they will though) they can 'sing' for the
                  payment !!

                  Think you are being tucked up!!

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                  • #10
                    Agents rip off costs......arghhhh

                    who are you with? pm me if you like alk
                    TRA application cost me a £10 via post office inc signed for delivery

                    your right they did rip you off

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                    • #11
                      Agents rip off costs......arghhhh

                      After instructing an agent to help with the submission of our TRA application we requested the original letter from them as we are doing the main application ourselves. We received an invoice for the courier costs for the amount $90 Aus dollars which I paid immediately on the 12th Sept. We have just received the letter this morning with a bleeding postage stamp on it. I just can't quite believe it costs almost £40 to send 1 sheet of A4 paper in a normal white envelope through the post. What should it normally cost to send a standard letter from OZ? To say I'm a bit annoyed is a understatement. Or is everyone charged a ridiculous amount?
                      Postage for a standard letter to the UK is $1.80.
                      Welcome to the Australian way (it's not just agents, but thay are a
                      bunch of [email protected]$!ards anyway) it seems over here everybody is out to make as
                      much out of the next man (or woman) as they can. We have been here 5
                      weeks and that's the impression that we are starting to get.

                      It doesn't stop us loving the place, just going to have to change our
                      attitudes!

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                      • #12
                        Agents rip off costs......arghhhh

                        Postage for a standard letter to the UK is $1.80. Welcome to the Australian way (it's not just agents, but thay are a bunch of [email protected]$!ards anyway) it seems over here everybody is out to make as much out of the next man (or woman) as they can. We have been here 5 weeks and that's the impression that we are starting to get. It doesn't stop us loving the place, just going to have to change our attitudes!
                        Definately sounds like a rip off to me - Maybe because you didnt want
                        them to process the application part they got a bit of sour grapes and
                        took the piss out of you.

                        PM me the name I too am curious.

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                        • #13
                          Agents rip off costs......arghhhh

                          Definately sounds like a rip off to me - Maybe because you didnt want them to process the application part they got a bit of sour grapes and took the piss out of you. PM me the name I too am curious.
                          Hi Judith,

                          What a bloody cheek, I would definately name and shame them if I were
                          you!
                          Are you going to email them and ask them to justify the price?

                          Hilaryx

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