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Q: Postal Service to say goodbye to mail delivery on Saturdays

kimeeb
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With all the Government cutbacks...i never thought i would see them cancel Saturday Mail delivery.

The information can be read here.  http://www.nbcnews.com/business/postal-service-say-goodbye-mail-delivery-saturdays-1B8262819#/business/
kimeeb posted Feb 06, 2013
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fluffy
It seems like a pretty easy and sensible cut to make. I can't even remember the last time I set foot in a post office or mailed anything. If they decided to deliver mail only every other day, I probably wouldn't even notice.
fluffy (rep: 2.17k) posted Feb 06, 2013
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gangstabarbie
oh boy, I will surely miss my Saturday mail!
gangstabarbie (rep: 9.67k) posted Feb 06, 2013
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EzzyLovesToSave
Now I'll have to wait LONGER for my notification....when I win the" Publisher's Clearing House $5,000 a Week For Life":(
EzzyLovesToSave (rep: 312k) posted Feb 06, 2013
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lancescape
"Patrick R. Donahoe, postmaster general and CEO, said at a Wednesday morning news conference that the agency will continue to deliver packages, mail-order medicine and express mail on Saturdays. But letters, bills, cards, and catalogs won't get to their recipients until Monday."

... and I believe your local PO's Saturday hours will remain the same, just no delivery of letters and junk mail.
lancescape (rep: 145) posted Feb 06, 2013
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dealwagger
This will suck for me since I ship from my mail box. :(
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Feb 06, 2013
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dealwagger
This is frightening, no wonder they aren't making money!:

The Postal Service faces other constraints. It's banned from setting up retail outlets, for example, that could generate profits to help subsidize delivery costs. Worse, it is barred by Congress from charging the full cost of providing the service it is required to deliver.
dealwagger (rep: 10.2k) posted Feb 06, 2013
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Jazmine_ilene
aww man....this is good to know. I would've had no idea about this.
Jazmine_ilene (rep: 11.9k) posted Feb 06, 2013
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