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Gordon Gray, PINEMONKEY, ricochetrider
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by KC in S.B.
KC in S.B.
Everything goes up but my fixed income, FI. ( Used to mean Fuel Injected )

Priority Mail _ 2021 Size
Flat Rate Envelope 12-1/2" x 9-1/2" or smaller $8.50
Legal Flat Rate Envelope1 15" x 9-1/2" $9.00
Padded Flat Rate Envelope1 12-1/2" x 9-1/2" $9.30
Small Flat Rate Box 8-5/8" x 5-3/8" x 1-5/8" Inside
8-11/16" x 5-7/16" x 1-3/4" Outside $9.20
Medium Flat Rate Boxes 11" x 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Inside
11-1/4" x 8-3/4" x 6" Outside
or $16.25
13-5/8" x 11-7/8" x 3-3/8" Inside
14" x 12" x 3-1/2" Outside
Large Flat Rate Boxes 12" x 12" x 5-1/2" Inside
12-1/4" x 12-1/4" x 6" Outside
or $22.65
23-11/16" x 11-3/4" x 3" Inside
24-1/16" x 11-7/8" x 3-1/8" Outside
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by PINEMONKEY
PINEMONKEY
It's weird, right? And yet delivery times are getting longer and longer...
If I didn't know any better I'd think that the USPS was being intentionally sabotaged from within by someone heavily invested in a competitive service to serve a nefarious purpose.
But that's just silly talk.
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by ricochetrider
ricochetrider
The US Postal Service is and always has been one of the best-loved “government” services. Especially in rural areas where people count on things, depend on things arriving at their mailboxes in a timely manner.
Wanna make America great again? Restore the postal service to its former level of pre-sabotage efficiency and you’ll have a solid start.
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by DavidP
DavidP
Overall I think all of the shippers do an excellent job. I do remember when, "expect 6 to 8 weeks for delivery," meant just that.
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by quinten
quinten
Originally Posted by PINEMONKEY
It's weird, right? And yet delivery times are getting longer and longer...
If I didn't know any better I'd think that the USPS was being intentionally sabotaged from within by someone heavily invested in a competitive service to serve a nefarious purpose.
But that's just silly talk.

The currently appointed Postmaster General
Claims it to be more efficient to slow down the mail , who can argue with that !
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by DavidP
DavidP
Originally Posted by Hillbilly bike
I have no complaints with the local post office...As noted, mail is slower....Delivering envelopes from mail box to mail box is not profitable for reasonable postage rates. The postal carrier person and UPS driver make a similar wage package..UPS makes a decent profit on package delivery...The mail is a necessary govt provided service, does any tax payer funded service make a profit?
It's not a fair competition. The Postal Service is required to serve every address in the country. Even the other services have found it cheaper to use USPS for the final delivery of packages. If I lived 10 miles south from here I seriously doubt that I'd ever see a FedEx truck at my house.
There are some who think that every service of government should make a profit. If they can't do that directly they will do it by requiring pension funding obligations which no private business could meet, if indeed they even offered pensions, or installing saboteurs to head the service.
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by PINEMONKEY
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I still find it amazing that I can slap a stamp onto a letter or a bit of postage onto a package and have it arrive at a destination on the other side of the country in less than a week. I've had a few minor mail disasters of the decades but I remain an ardent supporter of the USPS.
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