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Old 12-11-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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Canada Post to end door to door delivery

Canada Post is phasing out door-to-door delivery of regular mail to urban residents and increasing the cost of stamps in a major move to try to reduce significant, regular losses.

The Crown corporation announced its plans Wednesday, saying urban home delivery will be phased out over the next five years.

Starting March 31, the cost of a stamp will increase to 85 cents each if bought in a pack, up from 63 cents. Individual stamps will cost a dollar.

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Old 12-11-2013, 02:34 PM   #2
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I'm not surprised at all, give it another 10years and everything might be done electronically. It's weird thinking about that but that's the way it's going so I can't really see this as a surprise.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:37 PM   #3
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The waits at my post office to pickup packages I missed at the door are a fucking joke, hire more in-store staff if they end door to door delivery, waiting fucking 20 minutes to get two HDMI cables :/
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the old Asian guy who delivers the mail to my house is awesome

He makes weird funny faces at my dogs everyday while they're barking at him through the window and talks to me when I'm outside.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:48 PM   #5
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So no more Milkman, no more mailman who is everyone going to blame being the father?
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I dont think I have ever mailed anything in the past 10 years..
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I don't kno if anyone noticed but theres far fewer mailboxes around, it's tough finding one theses days.
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I have not mailed anything in years but I still get mail from various places.
Been switching to electronic billing wherever possible. Seems like what gets delivered now is just junk mail....cant say I will miss it at all haha
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Old 12-11-2013, 03:41 PM   #10
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I have not received anything in my mail box for the past 1.5 years as I have which to online everything
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:42 PM   #12
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Opening up mail is like opening up presents. Doesn't matter what it is, you just want to have that feeling of opening it up.
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Opening up mail is like opening up presents. Doesn't matter what it is, you just want to have that feeling of opening it up.
When you have your own place, 50% of the mail you open will be bills, and the other 50% will be ads/coupons/spam..
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Most of it is just statements of shit we're to lazy to switch to paperless and the rest of it is bullshit spam from realtors and coupons.
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Buy up "P" stamps now. They will always be whatever the going rate is.
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The only mail I ever get:

-CT flyer
-Bestbuy flyer
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-random coupon spam/junk envelope
-Army and Navy flyer

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-student loan statement

-mail for other people

Getting mail as an adult sucks...there is nothing "fun" about opening it anymore.
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If they're gonna switch to community mailboxes, they gotta make those more secure.
Ours have been broken into twice the past month.

The hinges look so flimsy, you could probably pry it open with a fork.
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Been switching to electronic billing wherever possible. Seems like what gets delivered now is just junk mail....cant say I will miss it at all haha
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I'm already hearing stores were sent instructions to pull these P stamps.
Now to find a store which still sells these.
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Damn, now it will be more work to get the samples from the free stuff thread.
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How do other countries mail systems make money?

What about that Drone thing from amazon? I heard some Euro country was trying it out for mail delivery. Wonder if it would work in Canada?

The only downside aside from the jobs lost is the fact that mail thieves now get 100:1 deal. break into 1 community box get 100 items vs. travel, break in , travel break in - time is money! I hope these community boxes have some good security.
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How do other countries mail systems make money?

The only downside aside from the jobs lost is the fact that mail thieves now get 100:1 deal. break into 1 community box get 100 items vs. travel, break in , travel break in - time is money! I hope these community boxes have some good security.

We had our mailbox broken into 4 times last year during tax season and that was the inside community box for our apartment. We finally had to move it to a more secure area in the building.

I can't imagine a community box outside somewhere being more secure.
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