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Old Yesterday, 03:34 AM
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Location: California
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Technology seems to be evolving at a lightning speed imho just a matter of time before some else better steps in
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Old Yesterday, 04:57 AM
 
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The USPS can’t be replaced without a constitutional amendment. The USPS can automate mail delivery but it’s still the USPS.
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Old Yesterday, 05:01 AM
 
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If they get rid of the USPS watch the prices soar.
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Old Yesterday, 07:54 AM
 
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The USPS delivers almost 500,000,000 pieces of mail every day. It’s not going to be replaced in 3 2 1
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Old Yesterday, 08:01 AM
 
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Technology seems to be evolving at a lightning speed imho just a matter of time before some else better steps in
What exactly do you want the USPS to do ?

Our large shipments go UPS, most small ones go USPS priority mail. We ship worldwide. Labels are printed in the office with the push of a couple of buttons. Both carriers come and pick up and scan the items.
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Old Yesterday, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Thread dies in 3 2 1...
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Old Yesterday, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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500,000 active union member spread around every congressional district along with major shippers subcontracting their work to the USPS. Along with governments needing a way to inform people of jury service and problems with meeting tax obligations mean that a service will survive. It has already gone from a peak of around 800,000 to 500,000 employees and looking to shed more staff.
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Old Yesterday, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The USPS delivers almost 500,000,000 pieces of mail every day. Itís not going to be replaced in 3 2 1
I agree, but it is frustrating to watch a package travel from one coast to another in two days, yet take three more days to get between local Post Offices and finally to my mail box. At least the tracking system has gotten somewhat better. It used to be I would already have the package while the web site showed it still in transit.
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Old Yesterday, 08:42 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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The USPS delivers almost 500,000,000 pieces of mail every day. Itís not going to be replaced in 3 2 1
I'd say about 90% of it is junk mail, which is a money maker for the PO.
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Old Yesterday, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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I'd say about 90% of it is junk mail, which is a money maker for the PO.
And the money made from bulk advertising allows the government to send your jury summons for a whole lot less than sending a Marshal to your door or a Treasury Agent with a simple question about your tax return.
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