This is what pisses me off about the postal service. THey spend tons of ink and money telling everyone how bad off they are, the money the are losing. The unions and the postmaster organizations agree with the post office. And not a single ONE will tell you that the postal service is losing money hand over fist just on one special contract they have with Amazon! They actually deliver the packages UNDER cost to keep Amazon using their business! So when you see those USPS commercials where they tell you they deliver for Amazon? FUCK THEM!!!!
Plus in most cases? Amazon actually charges the buyer the real cost of delivery! Thus Amazon gets a hell of a break from the USPS, then gets more fucking money by charging full delivery rates!!!!!
In my neighborhood, I frequently walk past “shop local” signs in the windows of struggling stores. Yet I don’t feel guilty ordering most of my family’s household goods on Amazon. In a world of fair competition, there will be winners and losers.
But when a mail truck pulls up filled to the top with Amazon boxes for my neighbors and me, I do feel some guilt. Like many close observers of the shipping business, I know a secret about the federal government’s relationship with Amazon: The U.S. Postal Service delivers the company’s boxes well below its own costs. Like an accelerant added to a fire, this subsidy is speeding up the collapse of traditional retailers in the U.S. and providing an unfair advantage for Amazon.