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Oldschool
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Inflation watch

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An Post are reported to be increasing prices by 10% in March.
The ECB's target rate of inflation is 2%.
Actual (as in reported) rate of inflation is less than 2%.
An Post have almost doubled the price of a stamp since 2013.
And there's more.
The cost of sending a parcel is calculated by the kg.
If you're parcel weights 1.1kg you get stiffed for 2kg.
In this day and age of high tech computerisation, surely calculating the weight of a parcel by 0.1kg increments is feasible. (That is if there is a desire to be fair and customer driven)
Once again Joe Taxpayer gets screwed.
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People still post stuff? :o

Probably going up because private individuals generally don't and An Post can't charge Amazon any extra or they'll lose their business. Same result. The little guy gets screwed.

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How is the taxpayer getting screwed?
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Is it true that the Chinese government pay the postage costs for their export companies?
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i Don’t know what a tracker mortgage is...

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Oldschoolsocks wrote:i Don’t know what a tracker mortgage is...
Unlucky you!
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ribs wrote:Is it true that the Chinese government pay the postage costs for their export companies?
They do.
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