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Originally posted by FreeEnterprise FreeEnterprise wrote:

A friend of mine owns the patent for the mailing device used for mailing cd/dvd's through the mail according to postal regulations.
 
Netflix did not use it, instead made their own mailer, that did not fall inside the government regulations on postal requirments.
 
 
 
 
 
But, netflix got special treatment from the post office including hand cancelling a majority of the mailers. (a HUGE cost to the post office, which was just passed on to the tax payer with the new added postage costs). Yeah, we are all paying netflix's extra postage each time we mail something.
 
 

 

From one of the articles you posted without reading:
"Netflix spokesman said “The mailer is in compliance with the U.S.P.S. currently,” The report from the Inspector General's office confirms that following current Postal Service guidelines,Netflix had been told their envelopes could be processed by the machines"
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Originally posted by GroupB GroupB wrote:

Originally posted by FreeEnterprise FreeEnterprise wrote:

A friend of mine owns the patent for the mailing device used for mailing cd/dvd's through the mail according to postal regulations.
 
Netflix did not use it, instead made their own mailer, that did not fall inside the government regulations on postal requirments.
 
 
 
 
 
But, netflix got special treatment from the post office including hand cancelling a majority of the mailers. (a HUGE cost to the post office, which was just passed on to the tax payer with the new added postage costs). Yeah, we are all paying netflix's extra postage each time we mail something.
 
 

 

From one of the articles you posted without reading:
"Netflix spokesman said “The mailer is in compliance with the U.S.P.S. currently,” The report from the Inspector General's office confirms that following current Postal Service guidelines,Netflix had been told their envelopes could be processed by the machines"
 
 
Clearly, they would state they were using an illegal mailer... Oh wait...
 
Just trust them...
 
psst, don't read this one...
 
 
"Many similar mail piece designs have been tested since 2002. All were deemed to be non-machinable.  The disk industry soon found that Netflix would be the only postal customer authorized to use the floppy edge design, claim automated letter rates and not have to pay the non-machinable surcharge. All other disk mailers have been forced to receive approval from the postal engineers for their designs or pay the surcharge. [Two rejection letters with pictures are posted on ekeytechnologies.com.]
 
If there were any lingering doubts about the incompatibility of this design with postal processing equipment they should have been eliminated in 2005 when the USPS hired an outside consultant to study DVD mail. According to the OIG report, the consultant found that 77% of one large customer’s mail pieces were manually processed due to its floppy edge design."
 
 
Interesting since that is still the current design, huh?
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FE, don't you think the government should stop regulating things like the DVD mailing equipment?

It's got to be one or the other.
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Only FE would storm into a perfectly good thread, throw in some copy pasta, mention how he is friends with some important person, blame the government, and leave.
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Originally posted by usafpilot07 usafpilot07 wrote:

FE, don't you think the government should stop regulating things like the DVD mailing equipment?

It's got to be one or the other.


As much as I hate having to defend FE, what I got from his posts was that he was complaining about the regulations not being enforced the same for everyone which results in an uneven economic playing field.
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Originally posted by Mack Mack wrote:

Originally posted by usafpilot07 usafpilot07 wrote:

FE, don't you think the government should stop regulating things like the DVD mailing equipment?

It's got to be one or the other.


As much as I hate having to defend FE, what I got from his posts was that he was complaining about the regulations not being enforced the same for everyone which results in an uneven economic playing field.


That was the mode I was in too, until I realized that the real motive behind his anger was that his "friends" patent was being circumvented. If there were no regulations on the mailing of objects, the patent wouldn't matter anyways.
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Originally posted by Mack Mack wrote:

Originally posted by usafpilot07 usafpilot07 wrote:

FE, don't you think the government should stop regulating things like the DVD mailing equipment?

It's got to be one or the other.


As much as I hate having to defend FE, what I got from his posts was that he was complaining about the regulations not being enforced the same for everyone which results in an uneven economic playing field.
 
 
exactly...
 
And the results were Blockbuster going out of business (hmm, the title of the thread...) While Netflix keeps growing, and the government keeps eating the additional costs, which go directly to Netflix's bottom line... And we (the taxpayers) just got yet another postal increase... To cover the post office losses on netflix.
 
 
(look at the dates of the stuff I posted, this has NOTHING to do with Obama... it became an issue in 2006-2007, and never was resolved, as the post office just ignored it).
 
You guys have any idea the cost of a patent like that?... You could buy a brand new car for a lot less than the cost of one of those.
 


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