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Old 10-11-2018, 11:38 AM
 
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Yes, I sure miss package delivery. Don't miss letters at all. No mail here.

Life with no mail or packages is a lot less clutter, but less convenient on the latter.
In NJ they still send car registration renewals and things like that through the mail. If you don't get it mailed, the only other option is to go to DMV. Medicare and Social Security also only mail correspondence and forms.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:01 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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In NJ they still send car registration renewals and things like that through the mail. If you don't get it mailed, the only other option is to go to DMV. Medicare and Social Security also only mail correspondence and forms.
Here you can order your car registration renewal online and have it mailed, but if you go at the right time of day the contracted licensing places have no wait, just walk in, pay, and they print it out. Our state has no more voting poll places, all by mail, no stamp needed, but we just drop it into a big box in front of city hall. I suppose being federal government SS and Medicare (and IRS) use mail to help prop up the USPS.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:52 PM
 
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The parcel division of the USPS is separate, and profitable.

It's the mail portion that is having problems because everything is done electronically.
I donít think the post officeís major problem is declining volume but rather how they are forced to fund their retiree benefits
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:25 PM
 
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I don't see why we even need the U.S. Postal Service anymore. Most of what I receive is junk mail that goes right in the trash without even being opened.
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Itís a service that is very heavily used by people, itís pretty cheap and reliable for the work being done.
And heavily relied on by the private carriers to make deliveries the "final mile" where they do not deliver.

USPS is a bargain and reliable. And self-supporting.
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Old 10-11-2018, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I don't see why we even need the U.S. Postal Service anymore. Most of what I receive is junk mail that goes right in the trash without even being opened.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hox-ni8geIw
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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They are proposing to go from 50 cents a stamp to 55 cents. Big whoop. And, I'm one of those that still uses first class mail regularly.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:41 PM
 
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How does auto pay prevent someone from getting junk mail? Are people that dumb to believe that your information is being protected by using auto pay.
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:02 PM
 
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They are proposing to go from 50 cents a stamp to 55 cents. Big whoop. And, I'm one of those that still uses first class mail regularly.
Are you kidding, thatís it, 5 cents? Very misleading headline.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:17 PM
 
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Gotta pay for all those Amazon deliveries somehow.

Umm.....


https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/11/usps...-shipping.html
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Better stock up on those "Forever" stamps!


https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/10/busin...ike/index.html
I already have enough Forever stamps to last me over 30 years at my current usage. Which is less then one per year. I think it is a safe bet that I will never buy another stamp, as long as I live. So as far as I am concerned, they can raise the price to $100 a stamp if they want. How the USPS can possibly continue to operate, I have no idea.
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