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Rain Man
09-04-2009, 09:15 PM
I got my mail today, which contained two advertisements, and I was pondering how long it's been since I got a piece of mail that wasn't a bill or an ad. And most of my bills could probably be transferred to the Internet if I got around to it.

So what say ye? Do we need a postal service any more? Are there postal items that are of vital importance?

JOhn
09-04-2009, 09:19 PM
Well it might be tough for Skip to get his Viagra or Depends via the internet. Well I guess he could ship them UPS?

ROFL

Fairplay
09-04-2009, 09:23 PM
They will delivery just 5 days a week soon enough.

Hog Farmer
09-04-2009, 09:26 PM
I am about 50/50 paying bills online and internet. I think the post office sucks ! We use UPS to transport semen anyway.

Skip Towne
09-04-2009, 09:27 PM
Well it might be tough for Skip to get his Viagra or Depends via the internet. Well I guess he could ship them UPS?

ROFL

I've been looking for somebody to neg rep.

DaFace
09-04-2009, 09:39 PM
They will delivery just 5 days a week soon enough.

For my purposes, they could deliver only MWF and I would hardly know the difference.

BigMeatballDave
09-04-2009, 09:43 PM
I pay all my bills online except for my rent, which I write a check for and mail it.

Hog Farmer
09-04-2009, 09:47 PM
Actually, thinking about it, 18 of my 21 tenants pay their rent thru the mail. The way I'm set up I need the mail delivered daily so that I can deposit the money to a LOC. Every day counts for me so I am better off with 6 day a week delivery.

With that being said, most of my tenants are too stupid to use a computer so I guess the post office will always have to exist.

I don't think any of them visit this board so I'm OK with saying that, anyway I used the term "most"

Fairplay
09-04-2009, 10:03 PM
For my purposes, they could deliver only MWF and I would hardly know the difference.



I agree.

Miles
09-04-2009, 10:17 PM
For personal stuff, USPS Priority is still pretty useful. It's roughly 20% or so cheaper and gets there in about the same time as the other common carriers' ground service.

For standard letter sized mailings I couldn't imagine paying the minimum postage for fedex/ups to get a couple of pages somewhere. Much of that stuff for business purposes can easily be emailed and faxed but enough of it still seems to be mailed.

Baconeater
09-04-2009, 10:19 PM
I definitely don't need six day a week delivery.

LaChapelle
09-04-2009, 10:29 PM
I was in my late twenties until I realized those large blue male boxes along the curbs weren't depositories for used condoms.

sedated
09-04-2009, 10:31 PM
I don't trust automatic bill pay. I don't want those greedy f**kers taking shit out of my account.

Easy 6
09-04-2009, 10:39 PM
I definitely don't need six day a week delivery.

I gave the knee-jerk response before really looking, at #1, but yeah, 2 a week would be good for normal mail.

Taco John
09-04-2009, 10:46 PM
I don't trust automatic bill pay. I don't want those greedy f**kers taking shit out of my account.


Now if we could only get rid of automatic tax pay so people knew how much money they were wasting on this kind of crap.

Buehler445
09-04-2009, 10:51 PM
For my purposes, they could deliver only MWF and I would hardly know the difference.

Except for the fucking bills that are due in like 10 days, I'd have to have a damn quick turnaround. :cuss:

Before anyone rips into me for not paying shit online, I keep all my non-deductable bills for a year anyway, for if (when) they screw up my billing (I'm looking at you SBC, you fuckstains). And the taxable shit I have to have in hardcopy anyway, and ink is expensive. If they're still going to bulk mail it, I'd rather have them absorb the postage cost than me absorb the ink cost. And don't give me that shit about them "passing the savings on to me."

Simply Red
09-04-2009, 11:01 PM
Yes, definitely. It's the U.S. Mail! It's vital.

Thig Lyfe
09-04-2009, 11:01 PM
I think we should return to the good ol' Pony Express!

KCChiefsMan
09-05-2009, 01:01 AM
Junk mail, bills and magazines. That's all the mail is, without junk mail, bills and magazines there is no mail!

Rain Man
09-05-2009, 11:09 AM
Now if we could only get rid of automatic tax pay so people knew how much money they were wasting on this kind of crap.


It'd really be cool if you got a bill for every government program, and you had to pay it out of your gross income. Once a month you'd get a bill and it'd be itemized like this:


Social Security: $1,000
Medicare: $450
F-18 SuperHornet: $47
Robert Byrd Bridge in Williamson, WV: $28
Study of whether chimps can drive cars: $11
Gulliver deep space probe: $9.50
Soldier body armor: $7.12
Development of technology to see through walls: $6.32
Health and maintenance of captured aliens in Area 51: $4.15
Air Force One wax and polish: $3.85
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.
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.
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Payment to Abdul al-Hayidah for pointing out terrorist house: $0.03
Federal art subsidy for abstract sculpture in front of Des Moines public library: $0.02
Luncheon for White House reception for Indoor Soccer League champions: $0.01

LaChapelle
09-05-2009, 11:26 AM
They're a dinosaur and most of their buildings are museum like. Field trips for kids is about all they have left.

doomy3
09-05-2009, 11:31 AM
I ship small packages through USPS. I own a company that sells clothing from brands overstock, and it is all online. UPS and FEDEX simply cost too much for the service they offer, and USPS smokes them on small packages (less than 10 lbs.)

boogblaster
09-05-2009, 12:00 PM
Here in rural america its still a need ...

Iowanian
09-05-2009, 12:07 PM
They've managed to get my 3 notices of jury duty delivered....3 weeks in a row.

stumppy
09-05-2009, 12:09 PM
I really don't have any use for the Postal Service in my present situation. I take care of banking, utilities and such online. Pay my water bill at city hall, one block away. And pay rent in person about two blocks away. I check my mail box about once a month, take all the crap out of it and throw it away.

Iowanian
09-05-2009, 12:16 PM
I use the P O every day, Even though a significant portion of my business relies on electronic transfers of information, the USPO and UPS are vital.



I'm pretty sure my deployed brother appreciates their delivery of flat rate packages.

JOhn
09-05-2009, 02:01 PM
They've managed to get my 3 notices of jury duty delivered....3 weeks in a row.

Well they managed to lose a Money Order i bought from them, some were between here and Billing's Mt. Of course now I have to wait 7-10 days to get it refunded. :cuss:

jjchieffan
09-05-2009, 03:43 PM
I would be fine with doing away with delivery altogether. Just go to the post office and pick up your mail once a week or so. That's the way it worked originally.

JuicesFlowing
09-05-2009, 04:50 PM
The only reason I need the US Mail is for my Netflix dvds. Otherwise, I can pay all bills online.

Deberg_1990
09-05-2009, 05:12 PM
The only reason I need the US Mail is for my Netflix dvds. Otherwise, I can pay all bills online.

Even thats going to change eventually. Once they start streaming new releases.

Norman Einstein
09-05-2009, 05:23 PM
The U.S. Mail is run by the government and is woefully ineffective. I see no real use for the mail service any longer. UPS and FEDEX can do delivery as needed.

The only problem with doing everything by internet is that some of the old folks don't have it and won't get it. Until everyone has equal access to the internet all at the same speed and paid for by the government it should never happen. If you can't afford a computer you can call Uncle Obama and get one.

JuicesFlowing
09-05-2009, 05:28 PM
Even thats going to change eventually. Once they start streaming new releases.

True. I tried viewing the "instant" films on Netflix but I have a Mac, and they aren't viewable on Macs yet.

Demonpenz
09-05-2009, 05:52 PM
hell no thats where i get my freecondoms.com

Skip Towne
09-05-2009, 05:54 PM
The U.S. Mail is run by the government and is woefully ineffective. I see no real use for the mail service any longer. UPS and FEDEX can do delivery as needed.

The only problem with doing everything by internet is that some of the old folks don't have it and won't get it. Until everyone has equal access to the internet all at the same speed and paid for by the government it should never happen. If you can't afford a computer you can call Uncle Obama and get one.

I like being part of the problem.

Norman Einstein
09-05-2009, 07:44 PM
I like being part of the problem.

You probably made the O-list with that one. No long term health care for you because you refuse to capitulate.