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Fri Jan 27, 2012, 10:16 PM

A way to save the Postal Service

A friend came up with a unique solution to prevent the impending demise of the Postal Service: Simply return all of those business reply envelops with the comment of "Thanks, but no thanks" or something similar. The recipient of the business reply mail(all too often banks making credit card offers) pays for the postage, and--the Postal Service gets revenue. I told him I would have to think about all that...

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Reply A way to save the Postal Service (Original post)
NobodyInParticular Jan 2012 OP
virgogal Jan 2012 #1
NobodyInParticular Jan 2012 #3
virgogal Jan 2012 #8
JDPriestly Jan 2012 #2
gopiscrap Jan 2012 #4
NobodyInParticular Jan 2012 #6
blondie58 Jan 2012 #5
limpyhobbler Jan 2012 #7
TheKentuckian Feb 2012 #9

Response to NobodyInParticular (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 10:24 PM

1. I've been doing that for about 5 years because the junk mail annoyed me so much.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 10:31 PM

3. What do you thing would happen

if everybody who worries about the USPS being decimated would follow your example?

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Response to NobodyInParticular (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 09:43 PM

8. I would hope that it would at least keep it going. I can't

imagine life w/o the USPS.

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Response to NobodyInParticular (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 10:27 PM

2. K&R

This is an easy way to have an impact. When I do it, I take my name and address and identifying codes off the mail I am returning. Those credit card offers are especially annoying because they tempt people to break their personal budgets and because they can encourage fraud.

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Response to NobodyInParticular (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 10:53 PM

4. My son's a postal carrier

been dong this for years along with ordering catalogues from all over then send them back postage return paid by the company!!!

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 11:26 PM

6. I once heard about this guy who

went the extra mile to help the USPS: He went from door to door in his neighborhood and asked neighbors to give him or save business reply envelops. Once he had gotten a batch, he threw away the ones from businesses and organizations that he liked and mailed the rest of them back to the parties that sent them

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Response to NobodyInParticular (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 11:10 PM

5. it would certainly help with revenue

The real problem is the 5 Billion+ prepayment of retirees health benefits- something no other federal agency has to do. We are trying to pass HB1851, although there are a couple more Bills that would really destroy the post office.

A retired member of NALC branch 47. Denver Colorado

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Response to NobodyInParticular (Original post)

Sat Jan 28, 2012, 03:33 AM

7. k+r

Helps the post office and fights junk mail.
2 birds with one stone. I'm gonna do it.

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Response to NobodyInParticular (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:53 PM

9. The biggest help would be to not require pension funding for

employees that assumably aren't born yet. 75 years is an absurd window.

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