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Old 02-11-2013, 09:25 AM   #71
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I ordered something over the weekend and the vendor offered "free" shipping, but a $6.95 handling charge. Pretty good deal really, since I'm sure the items cost more than that to ship. The neat thing was, he let me choose my preferred way of shipping between the big three. Normally I would have chosen USPS, but since he lost more of my mail Friday, I went with Fedex. They deliver Saturdays and run a normal schedule, even though I'm sure it will take a few days longer than the mail would have.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:42 AM   #72
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When I worked at Key Bank as Secretary to the Office Manager, one of my duties were to teach the workers how to use Windows Word, and how to use the equipment in the mail room. Three of the machines were for FedEx, UPS, and USPS in weighing and setting the rates. You would be surprised at the special rates big organizations that do a lot of shipping get. Bulk rate is much cheaper than first class rate. Yet they all travel first class.

I marveled at some of the help they hired. The majority of the office workers had no skills. They depended on the skilled workers like myself to do all the teaching. That way they could pay lower salaries to the unskilled.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:06 PM   #73
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I have no issue with eliminating Saturday delivery. All we ever get on Saturdays is junk mail.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:22 PM   #74
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No Saturday delivery would affect me from a shopping outlook.
I get the town newspaper on Saturdays. In it they advertise the town grocery store's four day special, which starts on Saturday. If I didn't get that paper until Monday I'd only have two days to know what is on sale and if I want to buy it.
I'm sure there are other ripple effects by not having mail delivery on Saturday, but I'm sure they could be worked around and gotten used to, also.
BTW, these advertisements are in the paper itself, not in their store flyer, so they aren't available inside the store. You need the paper.
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Pac, have you checked to see if the ad is online at the store's site?

Rouses, where I sometimes go, only has the flyer in the store, and not mailed out. I only go there when they have a good sale on meats, so I don't just take a $7 cab ride without having read the flyer first.

I looked them up online, and found their flyer available there. I can even download it to a PDF file, so it's really large and easy to read.
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We got our weekly delivery of catalogs today...instead of Saturday.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:28 PM   #77
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No Saturday delivery would affect me from a shopping outlook.
I get the town newspaper on Saturdays. In it they advertise the town grocery store's four day special, which starts on Saturday. If I didn't get that paper until Monday I'd only have two days to know what is on sale and if I want to buy it.
I'm sure there are other ripple effects by not having mail delivery on Saturday, but I'm sure they could be worked around and gotten used to, also.
BTW, these advertisements are in the paper itself, not in their store flyer, so they aren't available inside the store. You need the paper.
Ripple effects work both ways. Odds are good that if Saturday delivery is eliminated the store will begin running the ads on Friday. Things have a way of working themselves out.
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The one thing I find cool about Canada Post is that they have come up with "Perma stamps". I buy a booklet of stamps at today's letter rate and they count as a letter rate even a few years down the road, when letter rate has gone up.
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The one thing I find cool about Canada Post is that they have come up with "Perma stamps". I buy a booklet of stamps at today's letter rate and they count as a letter rate even a few years down the road, when letter rate has gone up.
We have those, too. They're called Forever stamps.
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We have those, too. They're called Forever stamps.
Cool.

It took them long enough to figure that out.
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