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Re: News just in...

It's kind of odd that it should be cheaper to have stuff delivered individually compared to the cost of picking it up from a central distribution point (aka "shop").

Tasmanian retail prices have always been much higher than Mainland prices, the excuse being the cost of shipping across Bass Strait. The absurdity of this was illustrated a mere three weeks ago when our TV set died. It cost me $AU60 less to have the replacement delivered to my rural home from the mainland than to purchase it from a local retailer and deliver it myself.

If I had been in less of a hurry to get my Dell 32" monitor back where it belonged, I would have ordered from China and have saved another $AU100 or so.

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