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Old April 16th, 2004, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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wtf is the mail doing

ive noticed that the us mail is sponsering ppl
wtf
they dont have any competion
they are a monoply
plus they are government funded so actually it is our (tax payers)cash
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Old April 16th, 2004, 09:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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they sponsor biclcyliers too
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Old April 16th, 2004, 09:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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woohoo! US Postal team! I love biking!

who else do they sponsor?
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Old April 16th, 2004, 09:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Who cares why they r doing it they are one company that in some way effects nearly the entire us population this is great for the sport. Also they do have competition with UPS and Fed Ex with shipping packages.
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uh they are privatized nonprofit business. It was a gov function and they make there own revinue now so they can do this stuff. Those sponsors are paid for with like the certified mail set up and the next day air and stuff..not that 37 cents you stick to an envilope.
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Old April 16th, 2004, 11:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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Cant you count UPS and FEDEX as competition?
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Old April 17th, 2004, 03:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
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As a former postal carrier ( ), I know the USPS only handles about 10% of the parcel mail. The post office doesn't get any government money, they're funded entirely by stamps. (At one point, they tried to block UPS, FedEx, etc from using zip codes, since the USPS developed that system.)

Still kinda weird to see them running ads and such, but they seem to be able to afford it.
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Old April 17th, 2004, 09:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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^^^ yeah princess bride!

well I would have guessed that they wouldn't have been able to sponsor anything, so that kind of suriprises me. So thats gov't allotted money that they are giving out, or profit from stamps?
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Old April 17th, 2004, 10:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Cant you count UPS and FEDEX as competition?
i think they own or are partners with FEDEX
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So thats gov't allotted money that they are giving out, or profit from stamps?
Like I said, last I heard the USPS wasn't gov't subsidized.... they just sell a crapload of stamps!
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Old April 18th, 2004, 11:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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it just kinda struck me odd to see the US postal service sponsering stuff
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