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Old 02-07-2013, 06:12 AM   #1
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No more letter delivery on Saturday

Well, the US Post Office finally announced what we have all be expecting since this thread Saturday mail deliveries are on the budget-cut table...
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WASHINGTON The United States Postal Service announced plans today to transition to a new delivery schedule during the week of Aug. 5, 2013 that includes package delivery Monday through Saturday, and mail delivery Monday through Friday. The Postal Service expects to generate cost savings of approximately $2 billion annually, once the plan is fully implemented.
USPS announces new delivery schedule

This is going to be rough for all those people who's Saturday highlight is getting the mail.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:24 AM   #2
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Doesn't bother me. They should have done it long ago.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:27 AM   #3
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This is going to be rough for all those people who's Saturday highlight is getting the mail.
Boy, if that's someone's highlight for a Saturday then I feel sorry for them!
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:33 AM   #4
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Will we get a discount from Netflix ?
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:45 AM   #5
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Doesn't bother me. They should have done it long ago.
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:49 AM   #6
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Will we get a discount from Netflix ?
We can still stream video on Saturday.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:15 AM   #7
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Dosen't bother me a bit. In fact, I think they ought to eliminate delivery on Wednesday's also since that is when we get all the junk mail.
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Doesn't bother me. They should have done it long ago.
+1 Besides they will be delivering priority mail and packages on Saturdays.

The next move will be to get rid of the oodles of dinky post offices in small towns. Around here we have many PO that are the size of a small house (or less). While I don't have a PO box, many do and enjoy the social aspects of the daily trek to the PO to fetch their mail. Strange but true.
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I would opt out of the mail system if I could. The mail that comes to my house is 99% junk. I do almost everything online. If something has to be done on paper I use FedEx because I don't trust the mail. The only thing that I get in the mail that I like is greeting cards and I can live without them if it would keep the stacks of junk mail from coming to my house. I know the post office is important to many people but for me it is not.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:32 AM   #10
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Hardly use the mail at all. Dropping Saturday delivery should have been done some time ago.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:37 AM   #11
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As far as I'm concerned going down to a four day week or even a MWF delivery schedule would be just fine.
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Thought they should have done it long ago. One less day to collect junk mail and throw it away. I would fine if they did something like the garbage collection, like twice a week.
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Funny how things change. If I was still w*rking, I'd look forward to Saturday mail. Now it is one more excuse to not go out the door
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+1 Besides they will be delivering priority mail and packages on Saturdays.

The next move will be to get rid of the oodles of dinky post offices in small towns. Around here we have many PO that are the size of a small house (or less). While I don't have a PO box, many do and enjoy the social aspects of the daily trek to the PO to fetch their mail. Strange but true.
+1. They really need to be given free reign to make it profitable. Too long Congress' slave and whipping boy.
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I'm curious.....if you mark an unopened piece of junk mail with "Refused. Return to Sender" and mail it back does it get a free ride to its origin? I've done this on a rare occasion, but IMO its not the answer on how to deal with junk mail (as it just once again clogs the postal system with unwanted/useless mail.)
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Doesn't bother me. They should have done it long ago.
+5. I assume they'll further reduce # days of service per week, but it may be decades/generations.

I don't know about the rest of you but I'd estimate 80% of what USPS brings me is unwelcome junk mail, even though we actively try to get off those mailing lists. And when USPS tried to encourage more junk mail last year, I was (being polite here) "disappointed." http://lmgtfy.com/?q=usps+encourage+junk+mail
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Once implemented during August of 2013, mail delivery to street addresses will occur Monday through Friday. Packages will continue to be delivered six days per week. Mail addressed to PO Boxes will continue to be delivered on Saturdays. Post Offices currently open on Saturdays will remain open on Saturdays.

It really doesn't matter much to me but the DW will be happy we have a PO Box so she'll still get her NetFlix on Saturdays. I don't know how NetFlix does it. I can turn in a DVD today by 4pm and have the next DVD in my PO Box often in less than 48 hours.
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Thought they should have done it long ago. One less day to collect junk mail and throw it away. I would fine if they did something like the garbage collection, like twice a week.
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I'd even be good with once a week. All of my bills are online, all of my finances online, all of my entertainment online. Can't think of anything I really need to get via mail anymore. Don't need the solicitations/junk.
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Now that I'm pretty much 100% ebills and am on all the "no junk mail" lists my mailbox is pretty much empty. Might check twice a week max. Maybe they ought to go to three days a week
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Once implemented during August of 2013, mail delivery to street addresses will occur Monday through Friday. Packages will continue to be delivered six days per week. Mail addressed to PO Boxes will continue to be delivered on Saturdays. Post Offices currently open on Saturdays will remain open on Saturdays.

It really doesn't matter much to me but the DW will be happy we have a PO Box so she'll still get her NetFlix on Saturdays. I don't know how NetFlix does it. I can turn in a DVD today by 4pm and have the next DVD in my PO Box often in less than 48 hours.
I have a PO Box, so technically I will get mail too. I rarely check on Saturday anymore, because usually there is no mail in it, but a lot on Mondays. I think the boys back in the back room have been "taking Saturdays off" already for many years.
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