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Postal favoritism, revisited
Topic by: artifex
Posted: May 7, 2010 - 7:43 PM PDT
Last Reply: May 7, 2010 - 7:43 PM PDT

author topic: Postal favoritism, revisited
artifex
post #1  on May 7, 2010 - 7:43 PM PDT  
It's an old question, one that was being asked since I became a member the *first* time, but it's never been really proven one way or another: is the post office selectively handling mailings by Netflix over mailings by other disk-rental vendors?

Well, it's gone to another stage, finally, as GameFly filed a formal complaint a year ago accusing this very thing. The postal service has finally come back with a response, too, only... the response is to ask a lot of questions, some of which sound useful, and some of which seem to tell more than they ask.

You can read about the complaint and the questions over at Slashdot's article.

I know GC's staff has made comments in the past about trying to work with their local post offices, which is great as far as that can go. But I wonder what their feelings are about other vendors thinking it's a systemic problem. (Sadly, of course, the post office is pretty much the only game in town for reasonably cheap deliveries of this volume.)

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