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Thread: Should door to door mail delivery end?

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    That's life. Here's the time to get one. That's like saying not everyone owns a car so we have to keep providing for the horse and buggy. Time marches on. Those who refuse to keep up can go extinct.
    Actually, not everyone has a car, so we have buses. Email isn't anywhere near full penetration nor is the system secure as the US Mail.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    First of all you've got your price WAY off:
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    Second of all, the only reason the USPS can charge $.46 is because they're subsidized, hence the LOSSES.
    and while that is not true I am sure you will base a lot of your opinions on it.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    The dinosaur needs to thrash a bit longer before it dies. It still has quite a bit of life left in it.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I still support home delivery as many elderly or disabled people would have a much harder time if we did away with it however, I believe the USPS could greatly cut its costs with a simple change. Remove on house mail boxes and put them all at the curb. The town I live in which is approx 26K people still have a majority (guess 75%) of their residential boxes located on the home, meaning on foot delivery, which is not very labor or cost effective. New homes here are required to have boxes at the curb so that mail can be delivered from the street (vehicle) but when the change when into affect all on home boxes were grandfathered in. On home boxes are not necessary and not efficient. I think a lot could be saved by simply moving all on home boxes across the nation to the curb. Give people a year to move their box to the curb.
    Exactly. That, or - I lived in a neighborhood last year, and they didn't have mailboxes at all. They had a centralized mailbox location, much like in apartment buildings. We had to drive (or walk) about a mile to pick up our mail. Honestly, it was a little frustrating, but if it's going to save the USPS, I'm sure a lot of people would be OK with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I see mentioned a lot in this thread that people need to keep up with the times that electronic services should replace the current mail system. This sounds great but may not work for all people. In my case for example it would make things much more difficult. I live on a very very limited budget and the utilities here charge a surcharge of $3-5 if you pay your bill electronically, add that up among my utilities and it would cost as much as one of my cheaper utilities. Some people such as myself could not afford that.
    Most utilities are governed, so an easy fix would just be to not allow utilizes to charge this surcharge. I'm trying to think of which bill I pay that charges me a surcharge. I think I have 1 credit card that charges me $5, and my water bill is $2.50. I think that's about it.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Exactly. That, or - I lived in a neighborhood last year, and they didn't have mailboxes at all. They had a centralized mailbox location, much like in apartment buildings. We had to drive (or walk) about a mile to pick up our mail. Honestly, it was a little frustrating, but if it's going to save the USPS, I'm sure a lot of people would be OK with it.



    Most utilities are governed, so an easy fix would just be to not allow utilizes to charge this surcharge. I'm trying to think of which bill I pay that charges me a surcharge. I think I have 1 credit card that charges me $5, and my water bill is $2.50. I think that's about it.
    The surcharge isn't coming from the utility but the payment processer.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Yeah, except it doesn't.
    Sure it does. There's nowhere on the planet I can't get my e-mail. Just because people CHOOSE not to have it is no excuse.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Actually, not everyone has a car, so we have buses. Email isn't anywhere near full penetration nor is the system secure as the US Mail.
    Time to change that, isn't it?
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Sure it does. There's nowhere on the planet I can't get my e-mail. Just because people CHOOSE not to have it is no excuse.
    That is just plain not true.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    That is just plain not true.
    I've yet to find a place I can't pull my mail if I want to.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Time to change that, isn't it?
    It's been changing, for a couple decades now. Societies don't do sharp turns well. And the young entitled set seem to have little patience.

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