Post Office haults Saturday deliveries

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Post Office haults Saturday deliveries
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Wed, 02-06-2013 - 12:27pm

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-post-office-ends-saturday-mail-20130206,0,493329.story

Will this affect you in any way?  Is this the beginning of the end for the post office?  Do you email more than snail mail these days?

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Registered: 03-20-2001
Wed, 02-06-2013 - 2:27pm

Won't effect me at all LOL .
Thanks for sharing that news, nice to know what's happening in the USA..... I'd never hear that news in our German newspapers. ;O)

I do email much more than I send post.  Thinking if anything does happen to the postal system, Hallmark will really take a beating.  So nice to get a real card in the mail ;O)

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Registered: 12-12-1997
Wed, 02-06-2013 - 2:39pm

It won't affect me too much.  I'll just have to remember there won't be mail on Saturday, so if there's something I need to get out, I'll just mail it earlier. No biggie.  It'll just mean a little more mail on Monday, is all.

I don't think this is the begining of the end of the Post Office. People still mail things - maybe not as many letters and bills, but certainly packages.  You can't send a package via email, lol!  As a member of Paperback Swap, I myself mail and receive quite a few books through the USPS - it's still less expensive than UPS or FedEx - and I can't see that ending anytime soon. As for other things, I admit, I do some online bill paying, but there are still some bills I mail out, and I still send (and receive) cards for birthdays and holidays.  Call me old fashioned, but I think getting a card or personal note in the mail is way better than opening an ecard.

If anything could bring down the P.O. it would probably be the constant increases in postage. I understand they need money, but raising the cost of mailing things isn't the way to do it. The increased cost is why many people stopped using snail mail. If they'd lower the rates (or even keep them stable for awhile) I think they'd see an increase in the use of snail mail.


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Registered: 02-25-2000
Wed, 02-06-2013 - 11:25pm

The USPS has been talking about doing this for a few years. I'm glad they finally found a way to get it done. No, this is not the beginning of the end. It is a way to pay their employee retirement benefits and to stay in business. It won't affect me at all except for having to remember to mail a day earlier and don't look to receive any mail on Saturday and Sunday.

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