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Old 05-04-2019, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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The USPS is already having a problem with "informed delivery". Their customers time sensitive products now sit for days untouched in residential mailboxes waiting for the recipient to see something worthy of his time to go empty a mailbox
That's not a USPS problem, that's a user problem. Can't fix stupid.
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Old 05-04-2019, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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That's not a USPS problem, that's a user problem. Can't fix stupid.
The user, the customer, for USPS is the advertiser. If their customer thinks it is no longer worthwhile they stop buying the USPS product. The product being delivery of advertising along with first class mail.

For the TV advertiser an analogy would be instead of buying time on a TV show or a product placement the advertiser would start buying time on an informercial without the entertainment wrapped around it to draw the eyeball. Tasking the service to actual shred the piece of advertising goes even further then sending an email saying there is no reason to check the advertising for first class mail today. It would be like NBC putting on their schedule no reason to watch Law & Order at this time index mark.
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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When I watch TV, I set my TIVO than start the show 20 minutes into the hour program. I breeze through commercials. NBC doesn't have to tell me when to watch, I decide. And I never watch commercials.
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:20 AM
 
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When I watch TV, I set my TIVO than start the show 20 minutes into the hour program. I breeze through commercials. NBC doesn't have to tell me when to watch, I decide. And I never watch commercials.
I don't pay for TIVO or cable. Television is just not that important to me.

Different strokes.
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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Still is NBC cutting the advertisers, their actual customer, by telling their viewers, cut out our customer at this point?
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:22 AM
 
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Sure, use a relative's address and basically use them to read and forward your mail. Some prefer to be self-sufficient.
LOL. I would MUCH prefer that to paying the PO for a service that requires me to log in and look at crap online...waaaaayy too much effort in my view. But you do you and I'll do me.
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Old 05-04-2019, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Many of us have all our bills sent electronically and are paid via our banking apps or bank e-bills/e-pay. I get very little mail that is important; it is mostly ads, credit card offers, insurance offerings. Stuff I never bother to open and it goes straight to the recycle bin.

With a virtual mail box, you get an email or smart phone alert when new mail arrives. You can use your phone app or go online to view an outside image of your mail and packages. Then you decide if you want the mail forwarded to you (delivered), scanned or discarded.

This is the future as the younger generations are more computer savvy. By offering Virtual Mail as an OPTION for those who wish to pay for it, it will generate income to USPS. But those of you who like getting mail to your home, you will still get it.

Sounds like Informed Delivery except you don't get to decide not to have it delivered, but you do get to see, each morning, what purportedly is going to be delivered to your mailbox that day. (I say purportedly because that's how it is around here.)
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Old 05-04-2019, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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When I watch TV, I set my TIVO than start the show 20 minutes into the hour program. I breeze through commercials. NBC doesn't have to tell me when to watch, I decide. And I never watch commercials.
Ha ha ha... pardon me... ha. Ha. Okay, I'm done.

"Not staring fixedly at screen for 10/15/30 seconds" =/= "I never watch commercials." But believe as you wish.
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Old 05-04-2019, 07:59 PM
 
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LOL. I would MUCH prefer that to paying the PO for a service that requires me to log in and look at crap online...waaaaayy too much effort in my view. But you do you and I'll do me.

A lot of people don't have the option to "do you" and mooch off other people.
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Old 05-04-2019, 10:53 PM
 
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Many of us have all our bills sent electronically and are paid via our banking apps or bank e-bills/e-pay. I get very little mail that is important; it is mostly ads, credit card offers, insurance offerings. Stuff I never bother to open and it goes straight to the recycle bin.

With a virtual mail box, you get an email or smart phone alert when new mail arrives. You can use your phone app or go online to view an outside image of your mail and packages. Then you decide if you want the mail forwarded to you (delivered), scanned or discarded.

This is the future as the younger generations are more computer savvy. By offering Virtual Mail as an OPTION for those who wish to pay for it, it will generate income to USPS. But those of you who like getting mail to your home, you will still get it.
Just what I want, trusting USPS employees to go through my mail and scan,deliver or discard.

They can't even deliver our mail to the correct house. Neighbors are constantly running mail over to other neighbors.

No thanks, I'll look and decide what I want to open, shred or throw away
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