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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by amdx, Mar 24, 2013.

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  1. amdx

    amdx Guest

    I concede that cutting 17% of mail delivery days, will not save 17%
    of Post Office expenses.

    So, for you:
    What percentage savings of total P.O. expenses is it worth to lose
    Saturday delivery?
  2. John S

    John S Guest

    If they throw the junk mail away, they only need to deliver once a week :)
  3. You couldn't be more wrong.

    FedEx delivers FedEx packages point to point.

    FedEx moves exactly ZERO packages which get handled by the USPS, and
    vice versa.
  4. amdx

    amdx Guest

    I am paying attention, UPS is involved in USPS shipping also.
    I'm for getting rid of the P.O., let those who desire to live in the
    boonies pay the cost of their delivery. There are few things I pay by US
    mail anymore and I could get around those if needed.
  5. tm

    tm Guest

    Hello Always-wrong. You are again wrong. What a perfect record.

  6. That's FedEx Express, a different arm of the company.

    They facilitate net day and second day delivery. All regular ground
    and air postal packages are still all USPS.

    So USPS sometimes uses FedEx Express. FedEx, however, never uses the
    postal service.

    Or maybe that too, out in the boondocks (last twenty miles), but never
    in a metropolis.

  7. So, not needed in a metro area.

    And the mail truck gets through the APO gate easier than the fedEx
    truck, but you can bet there is still a truck full, and likely no savings
    realized at all.
  8. Robert Baer

    Robert Baer Guest

    I am guessing that the "savings" is a LOT less that 17%..maybe (crude
    guess) 5%.
  9. amdx

    amdx Guest

    Speaking of rubber lizards, I don't have Geico either, I have
    Progressive. They have the Passport that monitors your driving habits.
    I used it on three cars and got a 30%, 13% and an 8% discount on our
    rates. The 30% was an a car we rarely drive, 13% on our daily vehicle
    and even my teen son got an 8% discount. Pretty good deal.
    Nice to be able to look on the computer and see that my son only
    occasionally exceeded 70 mph on his trips home from college.
  10. Robert Macy

    Robert Macy Guest

    you can only drive ONE car at a time, so why are paying three rates?
    ....after that comment, duck and cover!
  11. Robert Macy

    Robert Macy Guest

    ah, yes, pensions, the "employees take less pay today, for the promise
    of continuing pay throughout their existance" and the "companies then
    say, sorry, we made a bad deal, because we 'forgot' to set aside money
    for the future, simply can't afford paying you now what was promised
    30 years ago, so we're going to have the govt change the rules so we
    don't have to pay" ploy.
  12. Guest

    Right. If they just promised pensions but didn't have to set any money aside to ever pay them, the P.O. could claim they were paying their own way.

    I like the Post Office. The monopoly and Congress' running it (or anything) are what break it.
  13. amdx

    amdx Guest

    Hmm... it's Bush's fault!
  14. amdx

    amdx Guest

    I didn't even mention the fourth vehicle!
    No need to duck, I'm not throwing any thing.
    They are mostly to show of my lavish* life style. :)
    Oh, wait a minute, the newest one is 2001, maybe that isn't working.
    I have a business van, that is driven for business.
    I have pickup that we drive as our personal vehicle, my son has a car
    at college, and the extra is well ahh, oh, if my wife and I need a car
    at the same time. I only put about 1000 miles on it in the last 6
    months. Two trips to see my son and daughter at college, well a combo,
    kid visit and hamfest.

    * About three years ago I had a second cousin visit, driving his new
    Chevy. Probably a $30,000 car. We went to dinner and drove my 97 Lexus,
    as he got in he said, "ooh! so this how the rich people live." I didn't
    have the heart to tell him it was 13 years old, had 80,000 miles on it
    and we only paid $4,000.

    To each his own

    "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because
    he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears,
    however measured or far away."
    Henry David Thoreau
  15. Guest

    Whatever it is, save it! Who really needs Saturday delivery? Drop
    Tuesday and Thursday, too, if it'll help.
  16. miso

    miso Guest

    Actually, I use priority mail all the time over UPS. USPS is much faster.

    The problem with the USPS is not efficiency, though I suppose they could
    do better. Rather, it is a congressional requirement that they
    contribute to their employee retirement plan

    The problem is they are paying retirement benefits 75 years in advance
    over the next ten years, essentially setting aside money for employees
    not even hired yet. Blame the 2006 congress. Oh, and you know who was in
    charge then.

    The USPS also overpaid some retirement money, but congress won't return it.

    The only thing worse than being a government organization is being a
    quasi-government organization. You have to survive on your own, but
    congress fucks you up.
  17. Guest

    You should have told him. He now believes you're an evil richie,
    getting more than your fare[sic] share by operating a business, and
    he'll vote for people to take it from you.
    No!. Whatever you do you mustn't let any person, city, or state march
    to a different beat. And make sure they buy Obamacare(tm)-brand death
    panel insurance, or put 'im in prison, where he belongs.
  18. Bill Bowden

    Bill Bowden Guest

    I drove a Ford Van for 27 years with a total of 180K miles. I gave it
    to the Salvation Army when it finally died.

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