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Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 06, 2013 07:58AM
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"two sources confirmed for CNN that the plan includes an end to Saturday mail service except for package delivery, which has seen growth in the past few years.
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It should have become obvious that the USPS's services were underpriced when Fedex started outsourcing local delivery to ... the USPS.
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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: clay
Date: February 06, 2013 08:12AM
ugh
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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: sekker
Date: February 06, 2013 08:18AM
It's about time.

Once my two teenagers stop getting all their college application junk mail, I might be down to 1-2 letters a week that will matter to anyone in my house.

The rest are catalogs - something that's going to be Internet-only soon.
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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: TLB
Date: February 06, 2013 08:31AM
Once a week mail would be fine for me, maybe more frequent for package delivery.
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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: February 06, 2013 08:31AM
From the February issue of Esquire.

"Do We Really Want to Live Without the Post Office?"

Worth a read.
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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: dmann
Date: February 06, 2013 08:36AM
I thought they were considering stopping Tuesday delivery as it seemed to have the lowest delivery rate of the week? It would also avoid there being so many days between deliveries when a holiday falls on a Monday.

Honestly, doesn't really affect me one way or another. I get very little "critical" mail these days.

DM



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/06/2013 08:36AM by dmann.
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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 06, 2013 08:40AM
would rather they discontinue a weekday......for most people.....Saturday is the only day they can get to the post office......



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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: OWC Jamie
Date: February 06, 2013 08:47AM
They don't say anywhere that they plan on closing post office hours on Saturdays. Just delivery of letters - only packages will be delivered. I'm OK with that as long as they keep the business hours open definitely.



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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: deckeda
Date: February 06, 2013 08:49AM
I'd be happy if they just stopped delivering my neighbor's mail to me. Every few months somebody in the sorting office confuses 973 with 976 house numbers. And this isn't handwritten addresses on the envelopes.
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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: billb
Date: February 06, 2013 09:13AM
I get my neighbor's junk mail.
Postman thinks he's smart picking off the street address number off of it so it can be a "honest" mistake.
Everyone else in the world must not be as smart as him.



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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: (vikm)
Date: February 06, 2013 09:21AM
I cannot think of a more incompetently run service I've experienced from top to bottom. To be honest, I'm surprised they lasted this long. It's true in that competition is a good thing and really they had none for far too long and it has slowly but surely been killing them off.
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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: pinion
Date: February 06, 2013 09:28AM
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billb
I get my neighbor's junk mail.
Postman thinks he's smart picking off the street address number off of it so it can be a "honest" mistake.
Everyone else in the world must not be as smart as him.

Just mark "RETURN TO SENDER" on all the junk mail that's not yours so he has to carry it back.



---"Yer all idiots." elmo3
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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 06, 2013 09:38AM
FWIW.. legacy costs are what's killing them. A qasi-governmental organization that is controlled by Congress but gets no money from Congress. They're less poorly run than badly hamstrung.

Speculation is that they may not actually be allowed to discontinue Saturday delivery by law !
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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: billb
Date: February 06, 2013 09:47AM
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pinion
Quote
billb
I get my neighbor's junk mail.
Postman thinks he's smart picking off the street address number off of it so it can be a "honest" mistake.
Everyone else in the world must not be as smart as him.

Just mark "RETURN TO SENDER" on all the junk mail that's not yours so he has to carry it back.

I don't think that works with third class bulk-rate mail .
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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: rz
Date: February 06, 2013 09:51AM
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cbelt3
They're less poorly run than badly hamstrung.
!

Agreed. If the pre-funding of benefits thing wasn't foisted on them, they'd actually be making a profit.
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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: GGD
Date: February 06, 2013 10:09AM
If they have to send to trucks out anyway to drive their route to deliver packages, I'm not sure how this is saving any money. They can't predict in advance what addresses will need packages delivered on a Saturday.
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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: Janit
Date: February 06, 2013 10:22AM
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GGD
If they have to send to trucks out anyway to drive their route to deliver packages, I'm not sure how this is saving any money. They can't predict in advance what addresses will need packages delivered on a Saturday.

Delivering only packages on Saturday would mean sending out fewer trucks. One truck would be able to cover several of the routes ordinarily used for total mail delivery.
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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: February 06, 2013 10:23AM
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OWC Jamie
They don't say anywhere that they plan on closing post office hours on Saturdays. Just delivery of letters - only packages will be delivered. I'm OK with that as long as they keep the business hours open definitely.

What JD said. Of course, that also means a much fuller mailbox on Monday, because as the man said, [www.youtube.com]



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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 06, 2013 11:04AM
What if the decision to end Saturday service were to destroy their relationship with Netflix?
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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: billb
Date: February 06, 2013 12:28PM
Aren't netflix users transitioning to streaming services ?



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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: Black
Date: February 06, 2013 12:52PM
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deckeda
I'd be happy if they just stopped delivering my neighbor's mail to me. Every few months somebody in the sorting office confuses 973 with 976 house numbers. And this isn't handwritten addresses on the envelopes.

Call the 800 number and report it every time. It'll stop.




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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: February 06, 2013 12:58PM
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billb
Aren't netflix users transitioning to streaming services ?

Only if Netflix would actually stream the stuff I want. Until then it's DVDs and BDs.
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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: JoeM
Date: February 06, 2013 02:22PM
We all knew it had to come to this





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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: SteveO
Date: February 06, 2013 03:47PM
Trying to move in on Newt's thread territory I see! angry villagers smiley

jest smiley
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Re: Going Postal... Saturday Mail Delivery to STOP August 1, 2013
Posted by: pinion
Date: February 08, 2013 07:25AM
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billb
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billb
I get my neighbor's junk mail.
Postman thinks he's smart picking off the street address number off of it so it can be a "honest" mistake.
Everyone else in the world must not be as smart as him.

Just mark "RETURN TO SENDER" on all the junk mail that's not yours so he has to carry it back.

I don't think that works with third class bulk-rate mail .

It does. I've done it. I really want to just get a stamp to leave in my car because I don't always have a sharpie on me. But who knows, maybe the mailman just picks it back up and throws it away.



---"Yer all idiots." elmo3
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