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Old 01-11-19, 01:40 PM
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i was just in britain and was shocked to hear from locals that all first class mail is delivered in ONE DAY anywhere in britain. now before you say well britain's not very big, and sure it's the size of florida, but if i mail a letter from where i am to orlando 90 miles away, it takes about 3-4 days! if i mail something to california, over a week! it's DISGRACEFUL.
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The package sent USPS sat at the Post Office the whole day before moving this morning through the system. Usually it is picked up by 4 and shows at a distribution center in Long Beach or LA that evening.

Japan has a similar service for packages. I'd shipped from the southern part of Kyushu to the central areas of Honshu-Osaka and Nagoya, in about 5 hours. Was a basic rate 800 or 1200 that went out through the courier service called Yamato Transport/Black Cat. Shipped alcohol too, cant do that legally stateside without the PITA of going through an authorized alcohol shipper.

USPS can use some streamlining for sure.
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Originally Posted by bitkahuna View Post
Time to reduce the number of mail deliveries per week for junk and political mail to once or twice and keep jacking up the rates. Using an army to transport dead trees makes no sense at all any longer.
Agreed 100% here. Tuesday is junk mail day. I have a mail slot in the door, so all of the junk gets shoved through it and is all over the floor when I get home. Unread, it all gets balled up and stuffed in the recycling bin. Seinfeld nailed it two decades ago.

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Originally Posted by bitkahuna View Post
i was just in britain and was shocked to hear from locals that all first class mail is delivered in ONE DAY anywhere in britain. now before you say well britain's not very big, and sure it's the size of florida, but if i mail a letter from where i am to orlando 90 miles away, it takes about 3-4 days! if i mail something to california, over a week! it's DISGRACEFUL.
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Old 01-16-19, 04:18 PM
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Truth on both sides. It is true that Britain has an efficient mail-system (along with several other efficient systems), but they don't have to move many hundreds of millions of pieces of mail for distances of up to 5000 miles, either.

From what I've seen, most of the snail-mail, outside of holiday-packages, monthly-bills and tax-returns, is junk and promotion-ads. If we could stop most of that stuff, the rest (and important) parts of the mail would probably move far more quickly.
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Old 01-16-19, 08:05 PM
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I personally would like to see the USPS disbanded in it's entirety. It's methods are outdated and the quality of service that they provide has been circling the drain over the past few years. I avoid using them at all costs when shipping stuff, and with most of my bills being paid electronically, the only regular mail that I receive is junk mail. The service has outlived it's need.
USPS is unprofitable and to make matters worse, it's abused by the likes of Amazon.

It needs to go. Or else Bezos can fund it.
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