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#561 Dietrich

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Posted 01 February 2017 - 09:14 AM

^^ Yeah, businesses tend to do that, big deal.



#562 Jill

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 04:51 AM

Can't remember quite where the post about the mail-forwarding scam appeared (or which VVer experienced it), but here's a CBC story about the problem. The woman in question received the card and immediately contacted the post office. Canada Post had already started forwarding her mail, and she later found out that someone applied for a credit card through Bank of Montreal in her name.

 

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A police investigator told Hamilton he'd learned that a woman had shown up at a Canada Post branch with a driver's licence in her name and requested the change of address. Hamilton cancelled her licence in September 2015, mailing the cut-up card to the SAAQ, Quebec's automobile insurance board. "Maybe someone opened the letter and saw I was giving up my licence," Hamilton surmises.

 

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre saw a seven-and-a-half-fold increase in mail-forwarding fraud complaints last year: 479 complaints in 2016, compared to 63 the year before.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...fraud-1.4075968



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Posted 06 May 2017 - 04:51 PM

I was shopping on E-Bay the other day. Found a vendor that was located in Burnaby. Check out his shipping policy.

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 04:56 PM

They spelled "every day" wrong.


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 03:32 AM

^^ That is interesting. What sort of products do they sell?

#566 Mike K.

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 01:01 PM

Blaine is chock full of companies that ship on behalf of Canadian companies. In fact they'll process and package just about everything. Quite often Canadian companies will ship out of the US to Canadian addresses and save an incredible sum of money.

Back when I was in that business it would cost me less to mail a parcel to Miami than to Vancouver. Lol.

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#567 weirdie

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 07:05 AM

I have an oversized parcel that's been out for delivery since yesterday and as of this morning, is still being delivered on June 26th! Sure am glad I stuck around all afternoon yesterday to receive it!

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 07:11 AM

It should be noted that the US Postal Service had a loss last year of $5.6 Billion US while Canada Post had a profit of $55 Million CDN.  Thats why its cheaper to send a parcel to Miami than Vancouver since US Post is losing a lot of money on every item they handle



#569 Mike K.

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 10:45 AM

That's not an entirely fair comparison. The USPS posted a $5.8-billion retiree health benefits pre-funding obligation in 2016. Had they not have had that obligation, they would have ended 2016 with a profit of US$200-million (CAD$260-million).


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#570 Jason-L

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 12:45 PM

That's not an entirely fair comparison. The USPS posted a $5.8-billion retiree health benefits pre-funding obligation in 2016. Had they not have had that obligation, they would have ended 2016 with a profit of US$200-million (CAD$260-million).

And if I didn't put money towards my financial obligations, I'd have had thousands of more dollars last year too!


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 12:46 PM

ok, in 2015 the loss was $5.1 Billion US

 

2014 loss was $5.5 Billion US

 

2013 loss was $5.0 Billion US

 

2012 loss was $15.9 Billion US

 

shall I continue?


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#572 Mike K.

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 02:03 PM

Obamacare is obviously causing problems down there.

 

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#573 tjv

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 07:49 AM

not sure what Obamacare has to do with this discussion, maybe its the fact they are selling their service at a loss each and every year

 

2009 (the fiscal year before Obamacare became law) loss of $3.8 Billion US

2008 loss of $2.8 Billion US

2007 loss of $5.1 Billion US

 

as for this retiree health benefits obligation, thats like saying my company would post huge profits if I didn't have to remit income tax from my employees, CPP, EI and WCB premiums, dental, MSP, etc, etc...Just think I could buy a new vacation home every year



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Posted 16 October 2018 - 05:55 PM

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said Tuesday it has given strike notice to Canada Post that workers could walk off the job as early as next week.

https://www.cheknews...onday-2-499254/



#575 LJ

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 07:38 PM

 

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said Tuesday it has given strike notice to Canada Post that workers could walk off the job as early as next week.

https://www.cheknews...onday-2-499254/

 

Oh no!!!! What will we do?


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#576 Midnightly

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 07:52 PM

Oh no!!!! What will we do?

 just in time for christmas! i ordered a bunch of ebay from china stuff last week.. fingers crossed!

 

i did hear it will be a rotating strike.. so post will still be moving (it's deemed an essential service) just a heck of alot slower.. no details given on what sort of rotation.. if it will be location specific or if it will be across canada



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Posted 17 October 2018 - 08:39 AM

^same issue here, I have 2 items ordered on ebay from China. I can get my credit card statements online and I never mail anything so I could really care less

 

Personally I would be happy with once a week mail delivery



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Posted 17 October 2018 - 11:05 AM

As if it wasn't already going to be hard enough for them to be the only authorized deliverers of pot from the BCLDB online store...now they are going to start off with a back-log.


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Posted 22 October 2018 - 05:31 PM

A few of the "brothers and sisters" were picketing across from my office today; I remember back in the day in the 70's and early 80's some truly raucous strikes where, depending who was on strike and why, unionists could command sizable crowds of sympathizers.

 

I am in no shape or form pro-union but I actually felt a pang of sympathy for these folks today. No one, and I mean nobody, nada, zilch was paying them the slightest iota of attention either street side or from vehicles where in the past it was common for sympathizers to honk their horns, wave fists etc. Today I watched the strikers for about ten minutes and from what I could see they might as well have been utterly invisible insofar as passers-by were concerned. I was interested in particular to observe the reaction of younger people on the street - utterly disinterested probably is a good summation - for whom a "Canada Post" might be a made in Canada wooden marker de-marking a Saskatchewan wheat-field boundary for all they know.....



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Posted 22 October 2018 - 09:18 PM

 I remember back in the day in the 70's and early 80's some truly raucous strikes 

 

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