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Thread: Should door to door mail delivery end?

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    They've already done this for years now. All new apartments and suburban neighborhoods have a centralized delivery point. Saturday delivery is ended in some places and they only pick up the mail at the individual mailboxes when they have something to drop off.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    OH REALLY???
    I can put a 46 cent stamp on a letter and put it in a local mailbox here in Colorado. About three days later my sister in New Hampshire has it delivered to her door ...
    UPS or Fed X can give me the same service for about $16.00.
    Tell me how that is better?
    UPS and FedEx can't match that service because they're prohibited by law from doing so. They're simply not legally allowed to deliver first class mail which is why they require you to put it in a box or those big envelopes.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    This is done now in my rural area; we have 12 mailboxes in one place serving about 1/4 mile of houses.



    Anyone who can't walk 1/4 mile to get their mail probably shouldn't be living alone.

    The exercise would be good for just about everyone.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    I agree with Ttwtt.....they could have done this just like they do with City services. Another thing.....some Older people don't drive and definitely never in any bad weather. Seniors, who the only person they see out of a day is the Mailman or woman. Have known theirs for years to. Same deal for the Mail people knowing their customers. Especially if like vehicles are around and no one had picked up things for a few days.

    So I don't know how that works with those rurally. Mail for them is put in their Box by the end of the road. Mailman doesn't even get out. They have driving routes.

    I don't like it.....every now and then we get mail lady and she even gets to wear shorts.
    I don't really care although I do think it's a better system and more safer for the carriers. You do bring up a good point about seniors though.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Centralized mail boxes are fine, but also just cut deliveries to a couple of times per week.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    For some reason, for me atleast, it's always kinda exciting to go get the mail. Like there will just be some random check that I overpaid for something or even a free sample or freebie that I signed up for. Usually it's just garbage but I just can't help that I like surprises. fyi, Marlboro always sends the best stuff and I'm not even a smoker.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    The story is our US Post Office is loosing tons of money - the reasons are a bit complex but suffice to say they have been running in the red for quite some time and something has to give. A recent bill H.R. 4670, Secure Delivery for America Act of 2014 -- was approved by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recently. This bill basically removes at home delivery and creates a centralized delivery mailbox (outdoors or indoors) where people will need to travel to pick up their daily mail, USPS packages, etc. The saving is estimated (yeah right - sorry but government identifying savings is like NASA stumbling on a "faster than the speed of light warp drive") to be $2 Billion per year.


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    Home delivery should remain. Post office doesn't need to turn a profit, it needs to exist.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    The plan would work for me, however, what I would be concerned about is the elderly and the poor. Not everyone has the luxury to travel at will to pick up their mail.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Stop ALL deliveries on solicitations and advertising. Make those use the private carriers. USPS mail should be solely letter and package deliveries. Just because the USPS can't manage their business properly, people have to stop receiving the same service? Fix the problem of too much junk mail or quit subsidizing it at least. Charge them way more to spam mailboxes with bank solicitations and lawn care ads.

    Also, fix the problem of incorrect addressees. I get junk mail for 3 people that don't live at my house. Its piss poor management to blame for the USPS downfall, plain and simple. Become more efficient. That is a lost cause though because it is gov't. ran. Innovation and ingenuity aren't terms often used to describe gov't. ran businesses.

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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.
    The USPS is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution.
    The USPS is funded solely by postage fees. None of your taxes ever pay for mail delivery within the United States. Only mail to military overseas is subsidized.
    The Fed X prices you showed were ground and may take over a week... three day rates are twice as much. US mail goes over 2000 miles in three days.
    Still waiting for you to tell how Fed X is better.
    Last edited by Buck Ewer; 05-23-14 at 12:45 PM.

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