Last year I shipped a bottle of wine to a friend in the same state (regional)I got quotes from aust post, sendle etc,
Quotes were something like $18-$22 , I tried other states just to compare and they were similar , surprisingly aust post was the cheapest
A few daya ago I purchased 2x2kg weights on ebay expecting them to come from China and take a month, they arrived from Sydney, shipped via aust post in 2 days.
And it cost me a grand total of $12.63.
I know sellers get business discounts with aust post (I had one too years ago)
Covering ebay fees, PayPal fees, delivery fees , and shipping fees
How do they do it?
Item in question (seems to have had a $2 price rise)