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On August 5th, the Post Office will no longer deliver mail on Saturdays.

The Internet is Killing the Post office. Everyone pays their bills online now days. And Email and social networking have replaced sending a letter to someone.


February 6th, 2013, 2:11 pm
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BillySims wrote:
On August 5th, the Post Office will no longer deliver mail on Saturdays.

The Internet is Killing the Post office. Everyone pays their bills online now days. And Email and social networking have replaced sending a letter to someone.


No, bulk mail is killing the post office.


February 6th, 2013, 2:28 pm
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wjb21ndtown wrote:
BillySims wrote:
On August 5th, the Post Office will no longer deliver mail on Saturdays.

The Internet is Killing the Post office. Everyone pays their bills online now days. And Email and social networking have replaced sending a letter to someone.


No, bulk mail is killing the post office.
I thought it was employee benefits (similar to GM)?

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February 6th, 2013, 2:55 pm
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TheRealWags wrote:
wjb21ndtown wrote:
BillySims wrote:
On August 5th, the Post Office will no longer deliver mail on Saturdays.

The Internet is Killing the Post office. Everyone pays their bills online now days. And Email and social networking have replaced sending a letter to someone.


No, bulk mail is killing the post office.
I thought it was employee benefits (similar to GM)?


There's just not as much mail as there used to be. Basically, all that is left to be mailed are the Bulk Mailings, Social Security Checks, Packages, and the few bills that people are still willing to send through the Post Office. And there aren't even as much packages as there used to be. It used to be a choice between the Post Office or UPS to mail a package. Now it's those 2 and Fed Ex, DHL, ect.


February 6th, 2013, 3:17 pm
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TheRealWags wrote:
wjb21ndtown wrote:
BillySims wrote:
On August 5th, the Post Office will no longer deliver mail on Saturdays.

The Internet is Killing the Post office. Everyone pays their bills online now days. And Email and social networking have replaced sending a letter to someone.


No, bulk mail is killing the post office.
I thought it was employee benefits (similar to GM)?


Inflated benefit programs are an issue, but they're scaling them back and churning through them. The problem is the majority of the mail that is delivered now is the ridiculous bundles of coupons, catalogues, and BS junk mail, and it doesn't pay.


February 6th, 2013, 4:05 pm
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Start this week, why do we have to wait until August? Heck, cut Wednesdays out and go to a 4-day week.

The gov't is so slow to react to changing needs - ugh! Let's get out in front of this one...

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My wife delivers the mail. It will eventually be delivered 4 days per week. She don't know why they are waiting until August to drop Saturdays.


February 6th, 2013, 6:10 pm
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Post Re: Post Office.
BillySims wrote:
TheRealWags wrote:
wjb21ndtown wrote:
BillySims wrote:
On August 5th, the Post Office will no longer deliver mail on Saturdays.

The Internet is Killing the Post office. Everyone pays their bills online now days. And Email and social networking have replaced sending a letter to someone.


No, bulk mail is killing the post office.
I thought it was employee benefits (similar to GM)?


There's just not as much mail as there used to be. Basically, all that is left to be mailed are the Bulk Mailings, Social Security Checks, Packages, and the few bills that people are still willing to send through the Post Office. And there aren't even as much packages as there used to be. It used to be a choice between the Post Office or UPS to mail a package. Now it's those 2 and Fed Ex, DHL, ect.


Social security checks are comming to an end as well as far as mail is concerned. You either have to have it direct deposited or it will get put on a reloadable visa much like the unemployment cards out now.

Mail is slowly turning into a dinosaur...

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February 6th, 2013, 6:39 pm
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End the monopoly on certified mail and let Fedex and UPS handle it.


February 6th, 2013, 7:39 pm
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End the monopoly on certified mail and let Fedex and UPS handle it.


Man, you ain't kiddin'... It just went up AGAIN... It's now $6.11 to send a letter Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested... Just paid it today... That's robbery.

I don't know why they don't hit it at the real problem - bulk mail. Is it lobbying? When regular postage goes up 6-10% bulk mail goes up 1.6-3%, it's ridiculous.


February 6th, 2013, 9:59 pm
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The USPS continues to lose money.

In unrelated news, FedEx's stock is up over 4,000% since it went public in 1980.


February 7th, 2013, 12:42 am
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The USPS continues to lose money.

In unrelated news, FedEx's stock is up over 4,000% since it went public in 1980.


Our government does very little well, and running businesses are not one of those things. The US govt is the only entity in the world that can go broke selling booze and pristitutes (and they have...).


February 7th, 2013, 10:30 am
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I saw this thread and laughed. The post office itself has admitted that it has hundreds of thousands of employees that it doesn't need, but is barred from terminating them because of union contracts and/or federal laws. While the rise of the internet and the bulk mail scam has certainly played a part in their downfall, those are seconday to the primary culprit of union retirement benefits, as well as being mandated to maintain unneccessary staffing levels. Look it up if you don't believe me. The internet is your friend, unlike the corrupt lamestream media which only attempts to advance a socialist agenda.

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