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Thread: Should door to door mail delivery end?

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    Should door to door mail delivery end?

    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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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Post is of the past.

    It only servers the purpose of sending packages and that useless junkmail.

    Private companies would certainly be better at doing that.

    So I am all for privatising nationaly owned post offices as the UK is doing right now.

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    For most people in the USA door to door mail delivery is an expensive luxury that they could live without.

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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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    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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    I love that plan. It only makes sense. They're already doing it all over Illinois in attached-housing subdivisions. The idea that, in this day and age, a mail person will walk down a block and walk up and down the steps to every porch to put mail in a mailbox is ridiculous.

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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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    The best solution, IMHO, would be to keep raising user fees (postage rates) to cover the actual cost of service. The nonsense that using general revenue to subsidize the USPS is OK because it transfers the burden of payment to "the rich" is foolish. The best way to reduce costs is to reduce service days to 3 days per week and have fewer carriers which serve alternating routes. For example a single carrier could serve delivery area A on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and sere area delivery area B on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - just as garbage/recycle collection services do now.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Post is of the past.

    It only servers the purpose of sending packages and that useless junkmail.

    Private companies would certainly be better at doing that.

    So I am all for privatising nationaly owned post offices as the UK is doing right now.
    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?

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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I love that plan. It only makes sense. They're already doing it all over Illinois in attached-housing subdivisions. The idea that, in this day and age, a mail person will walk down a block and walk up and down the steps to every porch to put mail in a mailbox is ridiculous.
    This is done now in my rural area; we have 12 mailboxes in one place serving about 1/4 mile of houses.
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    Re: Should door to door mail delivery end?

    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.

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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?
    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.
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