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58439Re: [on3] Re: FROM THE MODERATOR: Good business practices

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  • Mike Bauers
    Apr 10, 2014
      It's better to keep both political and economic mythology out of this model building list. This thread is now a mix of error, some fact, and political viewpoint if not talking-points.

      Mike Bauers
      Sent from my iPhone

      On Apr 10, 2014, at 2:51 AM, JGG KahnSr <jacekahn@...> wrote:

      A common misconception: the post office has not received tax subsidies for many years--and it probably should, the 
      neo-conservative idea that every public function should be privatized invariably leads to higher costs and worse service, as the public has no lobby nor advocates.
      In fact, their current financial difficulties stem primarily from Congress meddling with their funding arrangements without providing any funding.

      Jace Kahn
      General Manager
      Ceres & Canisteo RR Co./Champlain County Traction Co.

      To: on3@yahoogroups.com
      From: jdmckee@...
      Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 22:38:00 -0700
      Subject: Re: [on3] Re: FROM THE MODERATOR: Good business practices

      I remember when I first started driving for UPS, you made deliveries all morning but at 2pm you had a set list of business' that you picked up from. This is when I first learned about "shipping and handling". I don't know why, probably because up until then I had not bought anything unless it was from a store, but I learned that every business added the shipping and handling in addition to the cost of the item.

      Now it seems so obvious but I can remember asking a guy "you add on the price of the box, peanuts, the actual labor to pack it AND shipping?" And I have seen many instances where some people selling items on Ebay etc really jack up the shipping charges, way over what they are listed as. For the last several years I have shipped via the USPS, simply because the rates are so low. Granted, you are saving on the shipping but your taxes are higher to cover the losses the Post Office is taking, so choose your poison. If you feel a guy is jerking you around on the shipping charges, its easy enough to verify. UPS, FedEx and the USPS all publish their rate charts. JD.

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