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Old 03 November 2007, 17:33   #11
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Sorry Polly, you got that all wrong. 43 cents next day service in AZ,( maybe 2 days if you are out in the boonies) bear in mind that AZ is the size of England, 43 cents for all USA 2-3 days. I am talking about the mail service not private company like Fed-Ex. Typically, I get a letter from the UK in 3-4 days from post mark.
I believe - although I may be misinformed - that 43 cents is not for a comparable size/weight to the UK 32p stamp? So for a letter that is up to 100g (thats about 4oz) and is standard A4 (or US Letter) folded in 3.
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Are those other services subsidised ?

150 million squid last year from the government to Royal mail.
I am not sure. I believe they both have monopolies and I think they are both government owned?

As I understand the polical/accountancy spin the mail service (collection and delivery of mail) is profitable but the post office counters are not - especially in rural areas, the £150m subsidy is supposed to be to support that.

Given that the government is one of the major users of the postal service if that money had to be found from postage costs we as tax payers, and users of british goods and services would be paying it anyway.
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Yup. Why not !
Because at least if you bumped your gums to the Royal Mail or your MP then there is a remote possibility that they would care!
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I think thats a very remote possibility.
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Anyway seeing as I've got to bump my gums locally with the parish council as regards, Railways, traffic calming and cycle paths. The monolith of a Post Office is not high on my list.

Personally if I know its important I send stuff via the private delivery services. At least then I know its going to get where its supposed to on time. Funny that the GPO can't manage that with their vast resources.
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I just checked and the min. charge is 43 cents for a 3.3 oz. A4 letter.
Pretty close eh!
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Thing is, the post office isn't exactly helped by the staff it employs.

Having worked for them on many occasions I think the best description I can give the staff is lazy workshy ****s. When they leave the post office they usually come back when they realise how hard people are expected to work in the private sector.
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I just checked and the min. charge is 43 cents for a 3.3 oz. A4 letter.
Pretty close eh!
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OK I stand corrected. I suppose 2 years ago that would have been the same price as here - now since your ecconomy has starting going tits up it is about 20p!
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OK I stand corrected. I suppose 2 years ago that would have been the same price as here - now since your ecconomy has starting going tits up it is about 20p!
These comparisons can be very deceiving if you use the exchange rate. Bear in mind that the dollar has about the same purchasing power in the US as the pound has in the UK. I have done many comparisons ranging from property, grocerys, insurance, car repair etc. and find this to be gernerally true. So in fact, the 43 cents for a letter is much more expensive than the 32P in the UK. so this is an exception as is petrol, but in the other direction. However, it does apply to anywhere from 1/2 a mile to 3000 miles delivery.
An income of 40k ( either currency) per year will produce about the same standard of living in both countrys providing that income is derived in that country. However, if it is derived in the US and you are in the UK you will be a poor man. If it is derived in the UK and you are in the US then you are a rich man. Fortunately part of my income is derived in the UK. so I am laughing all the way to the bank.
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Yup. Why not !
Well (since you asked!) because I, for one, am getting pretty bored of you using RIBnet to bitch, moan and whine about everything that you feel is wrong about the country, the government and life in general.

I'm sure that you sometimes have a fair point to make, but you do seem to find more things to feel aggrieved about than most. Either way, there are better places for it than RIBnet.

Please stop. This is a formal RIBnet ASBO

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