What does COD mean?This means the buyer can't pick up the textbooks from the post office until they pay the post office the amount on the COD form (in cash, cheque, eftpos, whatever).
The post office then sends a money order (like a cheque) back to the seller. It's a really safe way to make sure the book arrives before you pay, and you get your money if you send a book.
It means you can buy and sell books aross the whole country.
Here's how to organise it:1. Buyer and seller agree to transact by email or phone.
2. You should also decide who is paying for the postage and COD charge. (One idea is for the seller to pay postage - because you don't know exactly what it will be, and the buyer pays the COD fee of $10.20 -ie add $10.20 to the book price). Make sure both parties are clear about what amount will be written on the COD form as payment.
3. The seller securely wraps (in cardboard) or boxes the book and goes to their local Post office. They fill in a COD form including the purchase amount, and send the package. They will have to pay postage and the COD charge at this time.
4. The buyer gets a note from their local post office telling the COD package has arrived. They go to the post office and pay (by cash, eftpos, cheq, creditcard) the amount listed on the COD form.
5. The post office then hands over the package and sends an Australia Post cheque back to the seller.
CostThe COD service costs $9.30 and includes $100 of insurance free.
Postage cost varies depending on the destination/weight/size of the package.
More info: Visit the Australia Post website