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Old 10-10-2018, 07:54 PM
 
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Better stock up on those "Forever" stamps!


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Old 10-10-2018, 08:46 PM
 
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What's a 'stamp'?
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:05 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Gotta pay for all those Amazon deliveries somehow.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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Gotta pay for all those Amazon deliveries somehow.
Not to mention all that junk mail from AAA advertising their life insurance 25 times a year if you ever bother joining, and all the other discounted bulk mail from charities that target the elderly. If you ask me they should not discount any mail, ever... everyone pays the same price. Would eliminate a lot of problems and generate a lot of revenue.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:41 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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Old 10-11-2018, 07:19 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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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.
Same here, I can't remember when I last got a piece of mail that I actually opened. All of our bills are paperless and paid online. I wouldn't be able to find a stamp to save my life, have not used one in years.

I would have expected the USPS to go under years ago if not for their Amazon deliveries.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:24 AM
 
Location: In the outlet by the lightswitch
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I don't use the postal service much either, but when I do, it's a whole lot cheaper than the private carrier alternatives. Plus, the private companies won't deliver to my mother because she is in a rural area that's not profitable. So I would hate to see it go.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:26 AM
 
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I just used a stamp yesterday. I had bought some Forever stamps about 6 or 7 years ago and I still have 8 of the 10 in the pack.

I haven't bought checks in years either.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:31 AM
 
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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.
Itís a service that is very heavily used by people, itís pretty cheap and reliable for the work being done.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Not to mention all that junk mail from AAA advertising their life insurance 25 times a year if you ever bother joining, and all the other discounted bulk mail from charities that target the elderly. If you ask me they should not discount any mail, ever... everyone pays the same price. Would eliminate a lot of problems and generate a lot of revenue.
Right. I had my parents' mail forwarded to my address after my dad died and my mom went into memory care. Yesterday I had a huge mailbox FULL of stuff - and I threw every single piece of it away. Every bit of it was junk mail.
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