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certainot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-11 09:36 AM
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42. they compete with the USPS, when that competition is gone they will drop you
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  -Small Town Post Offices Threatened harvey007  Jul-25-11 09:01 PM   #0 
  - Actually I support this. Its costly and given the current buying habits/unecessary to have so many  MichiganVote   Jul-25-11 09:02 PM   #1 
  - Well I think it is ridiculous  harvey007   Jul-25-11 09:05 PM   #2 
     - Ok. But I suck at Bowling. :)  MichiganVote   Jul-25-11 09:06 PM   #4 
     - LOL!  cyberpj   Jul-25-11 09:11 PM   #5 
     - I worked at the USPS for 10 years and at UPS for 17 years  mikekohr   Jul-26-11 12:34 AM   #17 
        - I agree. Some small town PO's are only 2 miles apart, many less than 5 miles  wishlist   Jul-26-11 05:22 PM   #32 
        - I also worked for the USPS (7 years including Management)  Oasis_   Jul-26-11 10:48 PM   #36 
           - And a $7.7 billion annual loss  joeglow3   Jul-27-11 09:35 AM   #41 
  - when they quit delivering my bills does that mean I no longer have to pay them?  Tuesday Afternoon   Jul-25-11 09:05 PM   #3 
  - Yeah, you just have to pretend you're one of the 1%. They pay for nothing. nt  valerief   Jul-25-11 09:25 PM   #8 
  - Yeah, I don't think some of those firms are willing to pay the rates at UPS and Fed Ex.  freshwest   Jul-26-11 09:57 PM   #33 
  - I lived in one of those places.  Betsy Ross   Jul-25-11 09:22 PM   #6 
  - Why can't they put post offices in Wal-marts like they have Dunkin Donuts in gas stations? nt  valerief   Jul-25-11 09:24 PM   #7 
  - I won't go to WalMart so how will I get my mail?  redwitch   Jul-25-11 10:12 PM   #11 
  - I don't go there either but isn't Wal-mart the only store in rural areas? nt  valerief   Jul-25-11 10:14 PM   #12 
  - They do. They're called "contract stations".  KamaAina   Jul-26-11 10:07 PM   #34 
  - Too bad. I live in a large rural county full of small towns.  sybylla   Jul-25-11 09:42 PM   #9 
  - That's a good first step. They should also eliminate Saturday delivery -  lynne   Jul-25-11 09:57 PM   #10 
  - Are you sure closing this many at once is nothing new?  No Elephants   Jul-26-11 04:10 AM   #19 
     - This is probably a larger lump sum than they've done before -  lynne   Jul-26-11 07:43 AM   #20 
        - Then why did you describe it as "nothing new?"  No Elephants   Jul-27-11 02:09 PM   #45 
  - fuck that privatizing bullshit from UPS and fed ex who will never deliver to the outer  certainot   Jul-25-11 10:23 PM   #13 
  - Both those companies deliver to any address in the U.S.  former9thward   Jul-25-11 10:56 PM   #15 
     - They will, even to Supai, Arizona??  happyslug   Jul-26-11 07:54 AM   #21 
     - Maybe you should order something and find out.  former9thward   Jul-26-11 12:27 PM   #26 
     - wait till they don't have to compete with the USPS- if it's not profitable to their specs  certainot   Jul-26-11 09:58 AM   #22 
     - By law they can't compete with USPS. USPS has a monopoly on first class mail.  former9thward   Jul-26-11 12:29 PM   #27 
        - so they won't bother if it's not profitable enough  certainot   Jul-27-11 12:18 AM   #39 
           - They deliver packages to any address in the U.S.  former9thward   Jul-27-11 09:29 AM   #40 
              - they compete with the USPS, when that competition is gone they will drop you  certainot   Jul-27-11 09:36 AM   #42 
                 - They do not compete with USPS, they compete with each other.  former9thward   Jul-27-11 09:45 AM   #43 
                 - and UPS now delivers to other locations because they are competing  certainot   Jul-27-11 03:02 PM   #46 
                    - They are competing with Fed Ex.  former9thward   Jul-27-11 10:22 PM   #48 
                 - Let me follow the logic  joeglow3   Jul-27-11 09:50 AM   #44 
                    - it's good PR against USPS to say they'll deliver anywhere but when the option  certainot   Jul-27-11 03:07 PM   #47 
     - Not always-- I live in a rural area  Rosie1223   Jul-26-11 10:46 AM   #24 
        - The post office does the same thing.  former9thward   Jul-26-11 12:32 PM   #29 
  - Once again I will advance my theory.  mac56   Jul-25-11 10:32 PM   #14 
  - I like that idea. n/t  Ian David   Jul-25-11 10:57 PM   #16 
     - deleted  Born Free   Jul-26-11 04:05 AM   #18 
  - The old Washington Monument ploy....  happyslug   Jul-26-11 10:12 AM   #23 
  - Yup when we get rid of the USPS  Steerpike   Jul-26-11 11:01 AM   #25 
  - I'm against this if it slows down delivery for these people.  Ilsa   Jul-26-11 12:30 PM   #28 
  - Mixed feelings  tpsbmam   Jul-26-11 12:39 PM   #30 
  - There have to be fewer post offices: revenue is way down.  robcon   Jul-26-11 05:21 PM   #31 
  - Most of these places don't have banks anymore  KamaAina   Jul-26-11 10:12 PM   #35 
  - Postal Service names 3,700 post offices that could be closed  alp227   Jul-26-11 11:26 PM   #37 
     - While I sympathize with both the USPS  customerserviceguy   Jul-26-11 11:26 PM   #38 
 

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