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Mar
01
2012

We now ship via Australia Post!

A wall of loot!

Dear Australians: We have good news for you, too!

You might remember a blog post directed toward our Canadian geeks a few months ago revealing new economy shipping options. Were you feeling a little jealous when you read that?

Be jealous no longer.

See this? You'll have more of it in your wallet soon.

Our Palletmonkeys Julie and Michelle have been hard at work again, and have acquired economy shipping for you, our Australian geeks!

Here are the shiny details:

  • Economy shipping is only available on small orders under $100 for light things 4lbs (1.8 kilograms) or less, so you can't use it to ship a Wampa Rug on the cheap.
  • You can, however, order up a bunch of shirts and annoy-a-trons like you've always wanted.
  • There will be no tracking on these economically-shipped orders, so their arrival dates will be a happy surprise.
  • Your package will be delivered via Australia Post, and we've heard from our friends down-under that it's extremely convenient when compared to other methods.
  • It's pretty slow, but a LOT cheaper.

The basic message that we want to get across: We hear you. We know that shipping to Australia was painful and that's why we're offering this economy option. We hope it helps.

Enjoy your cheaply-shipped loot and let us know what you think! If you have questions, we'll find the answers for you.

Just don't tease us with Tim-Tams. That's mean.


Edit: We're currently working on re-enabling shipping via economy to Australian P.O. Boxes. Sorry about the confusion and the delay!


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Comments

meaningless icon! You guys are legends. Thank you. <3
Joseph the Kay said this 883 days ago.
meaningless icon! Do you mean Australia Post, our local postal service? If so, WOOT! Postage has always been one of the major deterrents to my purchases here. 'Dis be good news indeed!
Rosuav said this 883 days ago.
meaningless icon! @Rosuav Eep! You're right! Sorry about the oversight, there. I've edited the post for correctness.
Raevyn W. said this 883 days ago.
meaningless icon! As someone who is moving to Australia next week all I can say is w00t.
Bubonic Fred said this 883 days ago.
meaningless icon! Fantastic. Thanks guys!! Definitely more purchases from Think Geek now :-)
Zehava said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! Is there any chance of piggy-backing cheaper shipping to New Zealand off this service? Your base shipping cost to NZ is prohibitive.
CatNZ said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! Excellent news! But I've never posted anything that is 4lbs in my life, 1.8kg sure, but nothing in pounds =P METRIC FTW!!!
Scott is Dovahkiin said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! Thank you so much! Now all these kangaroo's can have fun too!
Divine Username said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! Way to hurt my budget, Think Geek :) But now this will stop friends & I doing 'group' orders to save on shipping!!
nessva said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! Excellent news. good thinkgeek, you may have a cookie.
Mikkyg said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! I didn't think think geek could get anymore awesome... I was wrong...
Agent4286 said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! happyface :D
meliaegames said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! for $5 plus postage i'll bounce it to you if you like. you can look up shipping from brisbane to nz if you want to see if it's cheaper or not
CatAus said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! Does that mean you'll now ship to Australian PO Boxes? Or does it still require a street address?
SparkyMarky said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! and now to go shopping...
Phorie said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! YES! Now i will be able to mae those small purchases instead of waiting for one massive order of 25 items :P
cam-o-flage20 said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! If you arrange cheap NZ postage I'll send you some Timtams!!! And some Pineapple lumps - Yum!
BexNZ said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! YAY!!! Now to order some more ThinkGeek awesomeness. Thanks for going to the extra effort Palletmonkeys. :-)
JimTheGeek said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! Thanks Guys, as if i need another excuse to shop with you
LochnessHamster said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! This is great news - but is there someway I can find out how much each item weighs? I want to buy buckyballs - but I assume they would be kinda heavy man.....
Randall The Robot said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! Hurray! Now I can buy things I've been wanting for ages! Kinda sucked when the objects of my desire had cost less than the postage :3
mckelly said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! YAY! Thank you :D
emploding said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!! Been wanting a bunch of stuff but not been able to, now i probably can =)
Lord_Kernunnos said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU!!
KatieA978 said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! NZ folks! We're totally looking into offering economy shipping to other locales, NZ included! It's just going to be a bit while we sort out details. Keep an eye on us.
Raevyn W. said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! You enablers you! Thank you, this is appreciated. I NEED that trousers have combusted shirt.
Ctencza said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! That would be sooooo fantastic Raevyn!! NZ for the win! :)
estbau said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! Thankyou so much :)
ezza1337 said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! SWEET! :D You guys rock! :D
Kalidasa said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! thanks guys.. i buy all the things!!
pennetta said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! As a Canadian who is thinking of spending a year in Australia soon, this makes me so happy! *crosses "No geeky awesomeness via mail" off the CONS list*
c0nsiderthis said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! So happy! You guys are awesome!
leasha26 said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! By "via Australia Post", do you actually mean "via USPS first class international that gets transferred to Australia Post when it reaches Australia"? Or are you opening a warehouse here? Also, seconding the PO box question - if you're using regular postal services there seems no reason not to ship to PO boxes.
Asterism said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! Great news! Now to purchase those Annoyatrons I've been wanting for ages. Oh, and a t shirt. :)
begee08 said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! Huzzah!
begee08 said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! This is going to break my budget :) Awesome-sauce!
Devera said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! How about Vegemite, want some vegemite?
Wasabiface said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! Is there any way of lifting that weight limit at all? The bag of holding messenger bag must be over 4lb - no discount shipping. *sigh*
MCDexX said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! Now, you only need to add that to option for us Europeans too, and I will finally be able to order from you (last time I had the items sent to a friend in the states so that she would bring it by plane on Christmas. But that is not always an option). Please add that option for us Europeans too! :)
Jazhara7 said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! Bravo. Bravo I say!
DiceMaster said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! So, so awesome! Going to get me some companion cubes
Mad_Azza said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! Well THANK-YOU!! Just in time for the kid's birthdays. yes, have not bought heaps of stuff as shipping has been more than the postage. My boys thank-you as well in advance
DiggyDwarf said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! New Zealand, like Tasmania, doesn't count!
Bastidge Child said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! Finally!!!!! Thank You!!!!!!!
juzzy666 said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! Good on ya mate!
pzmgmb said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! @Randall the Robot If you want to find out the weight of things, just bug our customer service monkeys! They can find out for you! http://www.thinkgeek.com/bug-us/
Raevyn W. said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! @Asterism It's via USPS until it gets to Oz, then we transfer your loot to Australia Post. Your first instincts were correct!
Raevyn W. said this 882 days ago.
meaningless icon! No more group orders!!! I'm free to spend my cash on geeky stuff!!! I <3 thinkgeek!!!! :D :D :D
Harry McShortshort said this 881 days ago.
meaningless icon! I just tried buying some stuff and there wasn't an economy option. What's going on?
Bradie81 said this 879 days ago.
meaningless icon! Bradie81, it's possible your order was over the weight limit. If you think you should have qualified for economy shipping, though, please tell us what you were attempting to ship by emailing replybot at thinkgeek.com and we'll make sure our system has the correct dimensions and weights for that item!
CarrieGouldin said this 879 days ago.
meaningless icon! Yay! Now I can spend more on stuff, instead of paying 3 times the amount on shipping. Thank you !!!! =^.,.^=
purple_power said this 879 days ago.
meaningless icon! Brilliant!!!! Thanks heaps :)
pwcca said this 877 days ago.
meaningless icon! Life. Made.
Jack Mac said this 877 days ago.
meaningless icon! You guys just rock SO DAMN HARD!!! =D I will now be buying more often, as it was the shipping that deterred me from making smaller purchases. Way to raise your Awesomesauce levels!! TimTams for the pallet monkeys =P
Vampluva said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! Excellent first step. Next step = free shipping world wide. If Book Depository and numerous other online stores can do it, so can you.
notsosunny said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! THIS IS THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE!
rof2g said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! great stuff thank you guys
jeebazz said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! This is such good news! I know many people who will be really happy to hear about the new shipping costs. Now I have no excuse not to buy all the geekyness I can stand. Thanks!
ranzie said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! AWESOME SAUCE!!
crystallee said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! You Palletmonkeys sure do rock! Heartfelt thanks from a country dwelling PO Box using family of Geeks! :)
mummakath said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! fabulous news!! So if we were to send Tim Tams .. where would we send them??
colyol said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! Sooper. Dooper. Excited. (Just quietly...my lil shopping mind went straight to the Taun Taun sleeping bag I've had my eye on but alas, I'll enjoy the savings on our smaller purchases) Love choos!!
1tspsugar said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! Ahhh, Think Geek, you've given me yet another reason to recommend you as the most epic online shop to exist. Thank you for making my life easier!
Thadious-Ahoy said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! Amen to that! Awesome work :) thank you - will be sure to do shopping here more often.
luv2learn said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! Thank you palletmonkeys
pepperjhudson said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! so, you guys like Tim Tams do you? Which ones are your favourites: Dark Chocolate Mint, Rum & Raisin, Honey Comb Crunch, Chewy Caramel, Black Forrest, Double Choc or the Original?
Ian the Aussie said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! "Great news, thanks guys," he said as he swallowed the last delicious Tim-Tam in the packet. =P
human_doing said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! Thank you, I really hope you see an immediate uptick in sales from us. I can now order with wild abandon and I can recommend you to friends without the caveat that it costs too much :-)
simis2626 said this 876 days ago.
meaningless icon! I am well aware you have created as well as popularised many a geeky treasure. But honestly? THIS is the best thing you have ever done. Birthday in two days, TG shopping in three. Awwwww yeah.
VanillaSpice said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! LOVE IT. But why is it not available from my cart as an estimate? *sadface*
biodagar said this 875 days ago.
meaningless icon! So do we have an eta on when this will be up and going? Really excited about it!
Shaezy said this 874 days ago.
meaningless icon! @Shaezy It's up and running now!
Raevyn W. said this 872 days ago.
meaningless icon! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!!! usually i order once every 1-2 years... expect more of my money going into your account =) any way we can shout the palletmonkeys some beers? they deserve it
instac4st said this 869 days ago.
meaningless icon! If there's no tracking on the item - is it still guaranteed delivery? ie. if it gets lost in the mail is it covered? Still costs $19 to ship a t-shirt and a ghostbusters plush or $9 for a $20 t-shirt.. cheaper - but still doesn't leave me racing to place my order.
Polarwarp said this 837 days ago.
meaningless icon! @Polarwarp If it doesn't show up at all, bug us. We'll definitely re-ship any lost or missing orders!
Raevyn W. said this 837 days ago.
meaningless icon! uggghhh...I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but don't choose the economy Australian shipping option! I am still waiting (day 23) for a simple delivery and need to wait another week before ThinkGeek will look into it for me...Honestly Australia Post - 3 full weeks from the US and you still can't deliver??? Pay more and choose the tracked postage option when you order - at least you know it won't be 'lost' or never arrive.. :(
DonMega said this 792 days ago.
meaningless icon! @DonMega Egads! Email me your order number to Replybot at ThinkGeek dot Com and I'll see if there is anything I can do!
Raevyn W. said this 792 days ago.
meaningless icon! Thanx guys! That's a mega effort and we do Soo appreciate it :) Thank you for including us xoxox
Romantageek2.0 said this 731 days ago.
meaningless icon! Because I totally needed another reason to buy more loot! Lol thanx for thinking of us guys xoxox we really appreciate it. But as DonMega brought up.. this will majorly extend postal waiting times yes? Usually it's a couple of weeks to my rural area.. what could I expect on this new system? And why don't we get a tracking option? Love you guys muchly :)
Romantageek2.0 said this 731 days ago.
meaningless icon! Yay! I can buy from you again (at least in small, light quantities where delivery date is not an issue - which it often is). Shame I didn't get an email from you about this months ago.
CraigT said this 731 days ago.
meaningless icon! Hi team, How come it won't allow me to pick Australia Post?
Mat145 said this 729 days ago.
meaningless icon! @Mat145 Hrm, maybe your stuff was too heavy, expensive, or awkwardly large? Stuff like that doesn't qualify for economy shipping. Your loot needs to be under 1.8kg and things like Tauntauns, Wampa rugs, umbrellas, posted, cookie jars and the like tend to be excluded because they ship in their own boxes and need more care.
Raevyn W. said this 729 days ago.
meaningless icon! I reaaaallly want a Soundtrack Tee, but it wont let me choose australia post... HELP MEEE!!
stretchpadawan said this 557 days ago.
meaningless icon! I will buy so much more if the postage is cheaper to NZ
nzlal said this 504 days ago.
meaningless icon! So.. How much is posting in general? Or is it summed up by how much we buy? :)
NyanSebby said this 387 days ago.
meaningless icon! @NyanSebby -- Yep! It depends on the items you are buying. If you add the items you want into your cart & begin the checkout process, you can use our "Shipping Calculator" to estimate how much shipping will be. :)
KnivesC (ThinkGeek Staff) said this 387 days ago.
meaningless icon! You Guys rock! Thanks XD
Portal Piggeh said this 380 days ago.
meaningless icon! YES!!! THANK YOU THINKGEEK I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!
Picklesta said this 377 days ago.
meaningless icon! Had to let you know we have Peanut Butter Tim Tams now, and they're delicious :)
GuinnessGirl said this 3 days ago.

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