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Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: The land that Time forgot
Re: Postal rates - couldn't they have just left it alone?
But if they stuck a blanket postal rate, say 30p, everyone would whinge about it.
PO (or whatever they're called these days) has a monopoly on the post boxes and infrastructure from GPO days... so they can't price mail delivery at the level they need to make a profit.
This is part of government initiative to allow private operators to also offer mail delivery services, though (no surprise) those firms have concentrated on London and SE while ignoring the Scottish outer Hebrides and other areas that PO is still obliged to service.
Ironically, these private firms pay PO to deliver their letters from local depot to the addressee's door.. PO actually make a profit on that part of their business.
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