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Posted 4/10/08
Is the Post Office doomed??



As many as 2,500 community Post Offices are set to close across the country. Do you think the stamp of death for one of Britain’s best-loved institutions is drawing ever nearer?

What, if anything, can be done to get the Post Office sorted?


What do you guys think about this?? How many people here actually use the Post Office??
I actually do, to post parcels all over for friends and family. And I buy things online 2, I mean we all do right?? If it was private firms they would charge a lot more for this service.
What do you all think??

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Posted 4/10/08
Well, the Royal Mail is still a monopoly, and every household in the U.K has to pay a compulsory £1 to them which is counted in their direct taxes (Personal Icome tax).

I personally don't post, only by email.


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In the past we relied on the post office to send letters to loved ones and others, but now with email and growing technology its losing alot of profit. seeing it as a business its only right to close down post offices in small communities where it doesn't generate enough profit or enough to sustain itself. alot more post offices are changing or merging with corner shops to stay alive but yeah it isn't dying yet
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Posted 4/11/08
Another thing that just came ot mind is that the elderly use the post office to get there money. Pensions and stuff.
My grandfather did (while he was alive)
He thought the internet was evil and would never go near the thing lol, loved the Tv though
But he and a lot of people his age would find it hard with it I think. Dont you think so?
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Posted 6/20/09
I hope not. I hear all this stuff about it being made private. It should stay public.
Posted 8/4/09
Most of the post offices around my local area are still alive & kicking
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Posted 8/4/09

kimmykins83 wrote:

Most of the post offices around my local area are still alive & kicking :)


I think about 2 POs around/near my area have been taken down. Unfortuanately for me that means I have to work an extra 5 mins to my nearest PO.
Posted 8/5/09
My nearest post officeis a good 15 min walk from my house :p
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