I agree with this, terrible as it is. The effort involved in bubble wrapping, boxing up kit for next to no money (postage costing more than the item) is very tedious when you have other real life challenges.
Giving it away for someone to collect in person is far more preferable for sure - but depends upon how lucky you are finding someone nearby. In Norfolk there seems to be a disportionate number of Amiga peeps and gamers per head of county. Its crazy but great!