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Kiss your USPS Saturday Mail Delivery Goodbye!

  1. SpanStar profile image60
    SpanStarposted 5 years ago

    http://www.nbcnews.com/business/postal- … -1B8262819

    As a songwriter once said "Who's Sorry Now?"

    It would appear that the Postal Service claims that they are suffering with a number of constraints such as charging the public what they say is the full price for mail delivery and are also banned from creating other avenues of revenue.

    Looking at the voting polls at above website it would appear that a number of people are in favor of the idea of no mail delivery on Saturday.

    And to think I have to wait until Monday to get my junk mail-pitiful.

    1. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think it would be great to eleviate Saturday mail service. A two day bill free holiday would be wonderful.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I think they should have done it years ago. And if it had been up to me, I'd have gotten rid of Wednesday residential mail delivery as well.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Come to think of it, would a Monday/Wednesday/Friday residential mail delivery schedule really be that bad?

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
      Kathryn L Hillposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes!

    2. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is exactly what we've had on my street since 2008. It must have been an experiment in our neighborhood and it worked fine.

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    We haven't had Saturday mail delivery in Canada since I moved here in 1969. We manage to survive. I only check my mail every other day so I could even live with mail delivery 3 times a week.

    1. rfmoran profile image91
      rfmoranposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. Three times a week would be fine. With the financial mess the USPO is in a move like this is long overdue. The only concern I have is that there may be a corresponding revenue loss in third class mail.

      1. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        That should not be a problem.  Third class doesn't pay for itself anyway, and is heavily subsidized.  Less third class mail should mean less subsidy.

        1. rfmoran profile image91
          rfmoranposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          My mistake - I thought that junk mail was profitable for the PO. If that's the case I'd opt for 3 deliveries a week.

  5. schoolgirlforreal profile image83
    schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago

    I disagree.
    Getting mail is cool especially if you like penpalling. And sending packages to others.

    I'd rather pay my bills by mail than online.

    What could be done is less "crap mail"- those who send that apparently aren't following the "save the paper rule"

    whatever!

    Will always love the post office! Love mail!

    A proud former postal worker smile wink

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image79
      Kathryn L Hillposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      uh huh... and then we will do our mailing and commerce through the internet... right?
      -until it gets taken over by our government or another government, (ah china..choo..bless me...) or an asteroid hits the power stations, or the solar rays strike the power stations.

      1. schoolgirlforreal profile image83
        schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        huh?

        1. SmartAndFun profile image97
          SmartAndFunposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          lol  lol  lol

          I don't get it either!

          1. schoolgirlforreal profile image83
            schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            big_smile

  6. Healthy Pursuits profile image91
    Healthy Pursuitsposted 5 years ago

    I don't mind the loss of Saturday mail delivery. They will still deliver packages on Saturday. But I do think the PO should stay in place as a government agency. There are too many reasons for it to continue. The main one is that we will have electronic problems in future, and we need a means to deliver by person when necessary. There has been a concerted effort to privatize the PO, and one thing that was done to force the issue was the savings of retirement by some ridiculously overblown amount. The PO is literally the only agency that's required to do that. I can only wonder who's making the deal with which corporations for this post office regulation not to be reversed in light of the financial difficulties the PO is having.

    The transfer of a lot of mail to the internet is enough of a burden without adding the retirement stuff to it.

  7. donotfear profile image88
    donotfearposted 5 years ago

    It's just gonna give Fed Ex and UPS the edge.   Oh well....it was bound to happen.

  8. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    The less frequent delivery is, the more they would drive all those profitable companies that buy a lot of stamps to move to another service.  Along with anyone who wants their post to get there as quickly as possible.

 
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