USPS Wants To Cut Back To Five-Day Work Week

USPS Wants To Cut Back To Five-Day Work Week

A $3 billion deficit and expected losses of $6 billion more have led the Postmaster General to suggest cutting mail delivery from six to five days.

Woot! Replaces Shirt Stolen By The U.S. Post Office

Woot! Replaces Shirt Stolen By The U.S. Post Office

Two weeks ago I wrote that Woot! hadn’t replaced a shirt stolen by the U.S. Post Office. Well, I was wrong. Unbeknownst to me, Woot! shipped out a brand new replacement shirt, just as I had requested.

Overnight Shipping Battle! FedEx Vs. USPS Vs. UPS

Overnight Shipping Battle! FedEx Vs. USPS Vs. UPS

In the battle of the overnight shipping, which service reigns supreme? Is it FedEx? Or UPS and its long-haired whiteboard dude? Or the folks in blue at the Postal Service?

FedEx Turns Shipment Of DVDs Into Can Of Old House Paint

FedEx Turns Shipment Of DVDs Into Can Of Old House Paint

John at Needcoffee.com writes that he’s come to expect the occasional “damaged in transit” theft of items from packages he ships or receives, at least through the U.S Postal Service. With private carriers, however, he notes that he’s always had better luck. But last week he opened a box of DVDs shipped to him via FedEx to discover a rusty can of $5 house paint.

Comcast Won't Stop Sending You Junk Mail Because "You Might Move"

Comcast Won't Stop Sending You Junk Mail Because "You Might Move"

UPDATE: Comcast has now removed Brad from its mailing lists for really reals.

Don't Reuse That USPS Priority Box, It's Illegal

Don't Reuse That USPS Priority Box, It's Illegal

7 News in Denver reports that a Colorado man has been officially warned that reusing a United States Postal Service “Priority Mail” cardboard box is a violation of federal law. We’re not even talking about mail fraud but simply reusing them for other types of shipping. Could reusing these boxes actually be a federal crime? Find out more about this outlaw…

"Do Not Mail" Junk Mail Registry Called For By Green Group

"Do Not Mail" Junk Mail Registry Called For By Green Group

ForestEthics has started a petition to enact a Do Not Mail registry, similar to the one that’s sort of in effect (when marketers choose to abide by it) for telemarketing. Their reasoning: junk mail is enormously wasteful and damaging to the environment. We agree, but we’re in favor of the registry for the simple reason that less junk mail means fewer uninvited distractions, ID theft risks, and trash we’d have to deal with every day.

The News; Dance Like Nobody’s Buying

The News; Dance Like Nobody’s Buying

• The Googleplex paid him off in lifetime supply of candy, hair combings. [LAT] “Lawmaker’s Porn Suit Against Google Dropped”