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Old 01-29-2009, 11:24 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by ckbythesea View Post
Well, I work for a business that sends direct mail, at the discounted bulk mail rates. I think that "junk mail", even though it is last priority, does take time to sort and deliver, even with all the automation that happens before it enters the mail system.

You can opt out of many types of mailings. I used to get two Capital One offers and two Geico offers a week (one at PO Box, one at street), as did my husband. I went to DMA (Direct Mail Association) and found a link to opt out of unsolicited credit/insurance offers. Those mailings stopped! I also opted out of certain catalogs from the DMA site.

All this decreases pressure on the postal system, so opt out and maybe there will be fewer increases in the future.
This makes no sense. The reason the postal service is having problems is because of a lower volume of mail. More mail (even "junk mail") equals more jobs for postal workers.

If you want to do something to cut back on the junk mail you receive... go ahead, but don't think this will be helping the postal service at all.

Less mail means the postal service struggles more, and that's not something that keeps the price of stamps down.
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