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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 minnie616 View Post
    I bet a lot of people do not know that USPS delivers a lot of Fed Ex packages.
    That has happened to me a few times. It still puzzles the heck out of me.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    This thread has some of the most egregious displays of ignorance I have seen in a long time. The part highlighted in red is the primary issue facing the USPS, and it's not a secret, yet I find it appalling that so few people are aware of it.
    They don't have the option of going out of business and then forming a new corporation.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I have a printer but why should I shoulder the expense of the toner or ink to print out what the billing company should?
    because you are the one that wants a hard copy. The company that is sending you a bill just wants it paid. They don't care if you have a copy or not. That is your preference not theirs.

    Does that make sense?

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Anything in the computer can be falsified, so it will never carry any weight in a legal proceeding.
    Give it 10-20 more years. We'll be there.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    From yahoo answers:


    Why does the USPS deliver my package originally shipped by UPS?
    I have had many packages delivered by UPS and FedEx in the past. Whichever company delivering the package used to deliver it directly to the shipping address indicated. I have been doing some Christmas shopping online over the last couple of weeks and all but one of my shipments were delivered to the USPS who in turn delivered it to the shipping address I indicated. Why???

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    Both UPS Fedex have a service where they pick up the package and then deliver it to the local PO distribution center and the PO will make the delivery. It's the cheapest way to ship something. That's your answer, COST.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    This plan would put a lot of mail carriers out of a job and it would cause a lot of disabled and elderly citizens trouble. It might sound easy to you to get up and drive somewhere to get your mail, but for disabled people and senior citizens and even people without jobs it's a huge pain. There are people who rely on the post office, and I think we should give them more time to try to turn things around.

    Also, the post office can deliver your mail faster and more efficiently than UPS or Fed Ex. I think that's ironic. Private companies can do it, everybody says. Actually, they already do it and they're pretty awful at it.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    That has happened to me a few times. It still puzzles the heck out of me.
    From the following article :


    Del Polito explains that "there was a time when you would hear concerns from FedEx and UPS that the Postal Service was unfairly competing against them, but now you will hear they are 'partners' because they have figured out how to get good value out of a set-up that makes sense for them."

    The arrangement does make sense for FedEx and UPS, from an operational and economic standpoint. Interestingly, a purely competitive structure wouldn't work, as FedEx and UPS don't want the responsibilities that they would be saddled with if the playing field were perfectly level.

    Here's Lauren T. Andrews, writing in the William & Mary Business Law Review:

    For example, the USPS is charged by governmental decree with providing universal service to all parts of the country, even in areas that may not be profitable. Private companies, on the other hand, can essentially ignore and avoid areas that may not be profitable, areas where they may otherwise be forced to serve if the postal monopolies were lifted and regulations put in place.


    Furthermore, companies such as UPS and FedEx would likely have no interest in the delivery of "letters," primarily because it is not as profitable as larger parcel and package delivery.

    In fact, a UPS Spokesman, Norman Black, stated, "We believe that the government plays a role in terms of ensuring that every mailbox is reached every day …. That is not a responsibility that UPS would want."

    And, not only would they not want it, David Hendel says they couldn't do it.



    "Neither FedEx or UPS are even in the same league as the Postal Service, which goes to 100 million addresses every day," he tells me. "What they do, they do well. But they don't do what the Postal Service does."
    Read more: Why FedEx And UPS Want The Postal Service To Survive | Editor's Pick | Minyanville's Wall Street
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    No it's not, I had it for years, back in the day, and it was no more expensive than anything else. It's horrible for online gaming, but for general usage, it's just one more option. It's often offered by satellite companies and if you already have a dish on the roof, there very few start up costs.
    Interesting. You either had the Nordstrom's of internet service already, or found Billy Bob's Discount Satellite & Taxidermy Emporium. When I checked into it, about 10 years ago, it was 3x anything else.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    That has happened to me a few times. It still puzzles the heck out of me.
    It's called SmartPost. It originates from the shipper to FedEx, and then FedEx tenders the package to the USPS (either your local post office, or your closest General Mail Facility). The Post Office then delivers it to you.

    Honestly, I think it's laughable how everyone is saying that the USPS is more efficient and timely than FedEx or UPS. Compared to either private company, the USPS is a big joke. They don't give you a guaranteed delivery date on anything you ship, and their tracking ability is extremely spotty, on it's best day. I do a lot of online shopping around the holidays, and I always hate it when I know that my packages will either be delivered USPS, or SmartPost. I'd rather pay a little more and be able to completely track my package, from start to finish, and not be wondering where the package is, or why it is late. I had 2 packages last Christmas - my last 2 - that the Post Office had absolutely no idea where they were. According to the "tracking system" they had, the package should have been at my door on Friday. I started calling Friday evening, after my regular mail delivery. Their response was, "Well that's not an accurate delivery date." My response? "Well, duh. My mail has already ran, my package is not here." For both packages, even though they were supposed to have been delivered on Friday, I got one the following Wednesday and the other the following Saturday.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Oh, but you don't understand. Because it's available, that is enough.

    According to some.
    No, its simply an option which proves there are many. The purpose of govt is to secure rights, not to deliver things.

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