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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    In Chicago? Are ya kiddin..... with the way People drive around here. How many Mailboxes would be left standing in some neighborhoods.
    Last winter, the snow blow wrecked my mailbox. Yay!! Brand new and installed mailbox!!
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Last winter, the snow blow wrecked my mailbox. Yay!! Brand new and installed mailbox!!
    Oh yeah.....I forgot those city plows.

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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Why? Because that's the way we've always done it?? And why couldn't everyone access a UPS system? That's absolutely failed logic. With that philosophy, we'd still be using telegraph.
    UPS is a private company and may refuse service and does not have to service everyone. Unless you replace it with another public utility that everyone has access to, you must keep it.
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    The subsidize bulk junk mail because it justifies labor levels--by that I mean it shows they are moving a certain volume of mail.

    1. Rural delivery costs tons. Requiring a PO box outside of a certain radius would probably reap huge savings.
    2. I saw something that was a good idea in California. A lot of their subdivisions have a central spot where all the mail is delivered and residents pick it up. Security is an issue but its certainly mroe efficient.
    3. Street boxes at the least. Maggie was right, it wastes tons of time and effort by mailmen.

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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Great move. Now to require every home to have a mailbox at the street. When I go to mom's house, I watch her mailman go up-the-steps-down-the-steps-up-the-steps-down-the-steps through the whole neighborhood of, probably, 2,000 or more homes. Ridiculous. At the very least, a mailbox should be right at the sidewalk. How inefficient can it be?
    That might cost you more than it saves when medicare broken hips claims go up. For a lot of old people, making it to the street to pick up their mail might be a perilous task. In my area, they come into and drop off pick up from businesses which is probably the bigger waste---make GM put a big mailbox in front of their HQ instead.

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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    The subsidize bulk junk mail because it justifies labor levels--by that I mean it shows they are moving a certain volume of mail.

    1. Rural delivery costs tons. Requiring a PO box outside of a certain radius would probably reap huge savings.
    2. I saw something that was a good idea in California. A lot of their subdivisions have a central spot where all the mail is delivered and residents pick it up. Security is an issue but its certainly mroe efficient.
    3. Street boxes at the least. Maggie was right, it wastes tons of time and effort by mailmen.
    A bit off topic, but I read somewhere a good 10 years ago where there was a guy who subscribed to as much junk mail he could. What he did was used it to heat his home, loved it! :thumbup:
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    The subsidize bulk junk mail because it justifies labor levels--by that I mean it shows they are moving a certain volume of mail.

    1. Rural delivery costs tons. Requiring a PO box outside of a certain radius would probably reap huge savings.
    2. I saw something that was a good idea in California. A lot of their subdivisions have a central spot where all the mail is delivered and residents pick it up. Security is an issue but its certainly mroe efficient.
    3. Street boxes at the least. Maggie was right, it wastes tons of time and effort by mailmen.
    The mail to small rural towns in California, especially in hard to access areas, has been routinely delivered to centralized locations such as stores or small Mom and Pop run POs for years.

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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    pretty much would only concern me when it comes to Netflix DVDs, but i'll probably drop DVD delivery sometime soon anyway. i only keep it now because it's fun to get something other than a bill or ****ing junk mail, but it's not enough fun to warrant the price.

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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    The mail to small rural towns in California, especially in hard to access areas, has been routinely delivered to centralized locations such as stores or small Mom and Pop run POs for years.
    Right. Im saying we should nationalize that standard.

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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    Right. Im saying we should nationalize that standard.
    One size doesn't neccessarily fit all.

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