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Was on Sportscardforum.com reading up more about this in the hockey section...

http://www.cknw.com/...aspx?ID=1425842

Not good news.

federal employees on strike.....FIRE THEM ALL...GREEDY SCUM...overpaid, and underworked

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Jake, it SEEMS like they BEEN on strike for YEARS! Their postal system flat out sucks dude. Too bad too, cause I've done alot of tradeing to Canada. Where it takes two days to go from Detroit to Tampa Florida, It takes a WEEK and a HALF to get from Detroit to Saskatchewan!!!! THAT is a joke. Those poor folks GOTTA deal with it cause that's all they got. I do NOT envy them.:blink::huh::(

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Jake, it SEEMS like they BEEN on strike for YEARS! Their postal system flat out sucks dude. Too bad too, cause I've done alot of tradeing to Canada. Where it takes two days to go from Detroit to Tampa Florida, It takes a WEEK and a HALF to get from Detroit to Saskatchewan!!!! THAT is a joke. Those poor folks GOTTA deal with it cause that's all they got. I do NOT envy them.:blink: :blink: :(

Yeah I mean I feel bad for the people affected by this. I mean they still have Fedex, UPS, and DHL but their prices are way too high for the small stuff like hockey cars and some model parts. I'm honestly surprised that our system hasn't done this, but I also don't know much about our system besides that it's decent, billions of dollars in debt, and you can use Paypal to print labels :huh: but that's just me. I've always heard that Canada had a pretty good system outside of Quebec (bad things have happened there... oh the pictures I can show of what they have done in customs to cars worth hundreds and thousands) but again that's just from what I've heard. I hope this doesn't have a ripple effect though...

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anyone who goes on strike should be fired.

if you arent decent enough to do your job and work out the details with your boss without it causing your job performance to suffer then as far as im concerned your not fit to work

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anyone who goes on strike should be fired.

if you arent decent enough to do your job and work out the details with your boss without it causing your job performance to suffer then as far as im concerned your not fit to work

Especially government workers... like Stasch mentioned.

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Especially government workers... like Stasch mentioned.

Easy there, Serj! :(:huh::blink::blink:

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USPS , across the street, across the nation, 44 cents.:(

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USPS , across the street, across the nation, 44 cents.:lol:

And it usually does go across the nation just to get across the street! ;)

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USPS , across the street, across the nation, 44 cents.:lol:

i went in there the other day to send a small decal to a fellow member

i usually use the padded envelops but this one was so little i sandwiched it in between a sheet of cardstock and figured a regular envelop will do, just like a birthday card

so i handed it to the girl and asked her to weigh it for me to make sure a regular stamp would do

she weighed it and confirmed my hopes that all it took was a regular stamp

so i handed her my carefully counted 37 cents and she looked at me like i was crazy

so told me stamps now cost 44 cents

i was absolutely flabergasted...mumbled something about obama, the economy and prisonrape and handed her another 7 cents

2 days later i got a PM saying the decals got there ;)

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...so i handed her my carefully counted 37 cents and she looked at me like i was crazy

so told me stamps now cost 44 cents

i was absolutely flabergasted...mumbled something about obama, the economy and prisonrape and handed her another 7 cents...

So... have you been living in a cave the past ten years or so? ;)

Last time a stamp was 37¢ was 2002... :lol:

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So... have you been living in a cave the past ten years or so? :lol:

Last time a stamp was 37¢ was 2002... :o

i've never felt so old ;)

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I hope this doesn't effect my trade with forum member Dwanye!

This was my first trade and first time shipping international, sent 3 kits and it cost me $40! But that was with Fedex but I think it would have been $30+ thru the post office.

Still blows my mind that a 2.4lbs package costs that much to ship to Canada, not like it's crossing an ocean!

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Nah the private companies are fine like Fedex, UPS, DHL, etc... So you shouldn't have any issues.

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Nah the private companies are fine like Fedex, UPS, DHL, etc... So you shouldn't have any issues.

I don't think DHL operates in North America anymore...

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Yes, the Union representing Canada Post employees gave 72 hours notice, so they will be in a legal strike position at 11:59 PM Thurs...they have been negotiating for 7 months. (No I do not work for Canada Post or the Union). Now, they say that Government cheques will still be delivered.

Here's an article from today, from CBC news.

Just an example of postage shipping I recently experienced. I have done a few trades, and a kit for a kit cost the guy mailing via USPS to me in Canada was $5.94. The same shipment, a kit shipped by me to the guy in the US via Canada Post was $12.54. Just to add to it, the shipping time was about 12 days from Canada to the US, and from the US to Canada was about 14 days (not bad, on average, though I have had the odd shipment take 6 days, and others take 25 days!) The examples are for standard ground shipping, so longest, and cheapest. UPS, FedEx, Purolator or DHL are probably twice again. Too bad Greyhound doesn't do international shipping! I've sent some bulky 1:1 car parts for pretty reasonable within Ontario.

Hopefully, cooler heads will prevail, and they will avert a strike. No one wins in any strike I've been aware of.

Just keep an ear out if you do set up a trade with one of us up here! smile.gif

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And it usually does go across the nation just to get across the street! :lol:

Isn't that the truth!!! If we send a card to the guy across the hall it takes up to two days and a 150 mile round trip to get there!

Since they took the sort center out of Kankakee our local mail has to go to Champaign to be sorted before being delivered!!!:lol:

If I send a letter to Chicago (55 miles north) it has to go 70 miles south first!!!:)

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Isn't that the truth!!! If we send a card to the guy across the hall it takes up to two days and a 150 mile round trip to get there!

Since they took the sort center out of Kankakee our local mail has to go to Champaign to be sorted before being delivered!!!:lol:

If I send a letter to Chicago (55 miles north) it has to go 70 miles south first!!!:)

arent you glad those guys dont run NASA ?

the moonlanding would have taken place on mars :lol:

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Really..would anyone notice?

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The strike?

To sum it up... Yes. Very much so...

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I don't think DHL operates in North America anymore...

http://www.dhl.com/en.html

As far as I know they still do...

I'm really hoping they are just posturing in order to move the negotiations along...happened last time, a last-minute deal signed in the 11th hour...postal strike is just too disruptive.

Edited by Tony T

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http://www.dhl.com/en.html

As far as I know they still do...

If they do, they sure are keeping a low profile. I haven't seen a DHL truck on the road in years. And being bright yellow, they'd be hard to miss.

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DHL still operates in Canada.

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DHL still operates in Canada.

I use them for small package delivery every day. Good service. But all my personal bills are setup as monthly withdrawls and web banking. If they go on strike it won't bother me at all. I have a niece works for Canada Post. She makes a good buck as a full time unionized worker. But she even says that she gets paid for doing nothing all day.

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I use them for small package delivery every day. Good service. But all my personal bills are setup as monthly withdrawls and web banking. If they go on strike it won't bother me at all. I have a niece works for Canada Post. She makes a good buck as a full time unionized worker. But she even says that she gets paid for doing nothing all day.

My Uncle used to swim in my grandparents pool when he was supposed to be doing his deliveries (Postman for 25 years)

Nick

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