Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/04/20

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Subject: [Leica] Postal services
From: nathan at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Fri Apr 20 22:15:18 2007
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In the Netherlands, we hardly get any junk mail delivered by the old  
postal monopoly (TPG Post) these days. Most of it is delivered by  
various alternate postal services. Next year the monopoly on letters  
will also be abolished so there will competition in every segment of  
delivery services.

There is still a bit of important mail, like bills etc. (although  
many companies now just provide you an online bill if you want). Tax  
returns in the Netherlands are done online except in special situations.


On 20-apr-2007, at 22:59, Lawrence Zeitlin wrote:

> The relatively low price on junk mail is a subsidy to the entire  
> economy, probably repaid tenfold in increases in the GNP. The 10%  
> of First Class mail, however is critically important. Income tax  
> returns, bank statements, and love letters all go First Class. The  
> social fabric would disintegrate without it.
> However, I feel everyone's pain about the occasional delays in USPS  
> carried mail. I just returned form the local one man post office  
> after sending 41 CDs to clients. I asked the postmaster how to  
> avoid problems when sending expensive camera equipment. He  
> suggested using Registered Mail. For $7.40 additional postage you  
> get insurance, assured delivery, a signed receipt from the  
> recipient - and if the shipment is expensive enough, an armed  
> guard. After all, the premium for Registered Mail is only a tenth  
> of one percent of the value of an M8 and lens. If Registered Mail  
> was good enough for the Hope diamond, it is damn well good enough  
> for your Leica equipment.
> Larry Z
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Nathan Wajsman
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In reply to: Message from lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin) ([Leica] Re: LUG Digest, Vol 34, Issue 464)