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

    U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move | Dallas-Fort Worth Business News - News for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News - The Dallas Morning News

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    Apparently trying an end-run around an unaccommodating Congress, the financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to disburse packages six days a week.In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the Saturday mail cutback would begin in August and could save $2 billion annually.
    The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points - package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet services.
    Under the new plan, mail would be delivered to homes and businesses only from Monday through Friday, but would still be delivered to post office boxes on Saturdays. Post offices now open on Saturdays would remain open on Saturdays. ...
    this has been the deal in canada since 1969
    don't see it being anything but a positive

    now to eliminate subsidizing junk/bulk mail
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    What took them so damn long -they've been talking about it for years. When businesses are slow to change when it's inevitable suffer more in the long run. They should have done it a long time ago.
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Ever since I switched from DVD delivery to streaming only Netflix I don't even check the mail unless I ordered something from Amazon and the stupid seller is using USPS.

    I handle my bills online automatically, in the era of direct deposit and online bill pay I don't understand why anyone who isn't living check to check doesn't. Nobody sends me anything in the mail except for the government, or women with their stupid wedding invitations.

    I want the post office to die, we have computers people! First the junk mail must go, I cannot tell you how many times I check my mail only to find a notice that my box was full and I must pick up my "mail" only to find it was full of their crap, not a thing with my name on it.
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move | Dallas-Fort Worth Business News - News for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News - The Dallas Morning News

    effective august:
    this has been the deal in canada since 1969
    don't see it being anything but a positive

    now to eliminate subsidizing junk/bulk mail
    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?
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    I want the post office to die, we have computers people! First the junk mail must go, I cannot tell you how many times I check my mail only to find a notice that my box was full and I must pick up my "mail" only to find it was full of their crap, not a thing with my name on it.
    Not everyone has computers and reliable access to the internet. Less you want to subsidize computers and turn the internet into public utility, you cannot end the Post Office.
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Anyone want to take a stab at why the US Post Service continues to fail?
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Anyone want to take a stab at why the US Post Service continues to fail?
    Simple. Because it can.
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    I vote for them to stop delivering all that garbage mail on Tuesdays. If I want Piddle Pool Cleaner Service; Edna's In-Home Kidney Flush; Juan's Yard Service; a two for one special at Li Li's Nail Salon; Poop Scoop Dog Service; Jesus to Save Me, this week; Armando's Auto Windshields; Special Savings at Big Lots on 25 lb boxes of 3/4 inch PVC threaded pipe nipples; or Dick's Hot Dogs ("the Big Dick w/ small drink and regular fries on special until 11 Feb"), I'm pretty sure I can find all those places and more. Stop delivering that crap mail and they could cut out Tuesday deliveries as well.










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

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move | Dallas-Fort Worth Business News - News for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News - The Dallas Morning News

    effective august:
    this has been the deal in canada since 1969
    don't see it being anything but a positive

    now to eliminate subsidizing junk/bulk mail
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    Re: U.S. Postal Service to end Saturday mail delivery in cost-cutting move

    They had already started this down in Tennessee too. My Aunt doesn't get mail on Saturdays. She is in Decatur.

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