Netflix gets unfair postal advantage, court finds

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romikk32 wrote:

This judge was whack. The USPS doesn’t do much of anything different for Netflix that it wouldn’t do for anybody else. I know, I do it….and NOTHING is different.When carriers return they already separate netflix from the regular mail; but because of it’s size. They also do the same for blockbuster or ANY service’ dvd type mail that could be damaged in handling traditionally, and is too larfge for machine auto handling. Also separate large mail envelopes by stamp or meter..that’s ALL they do. Now say for instance if If other services provided some sort of different containers, they would do the same. Hey Judge any clue here?..ps…machines are pretty pickyune and can’t handle thing fat or oversize pices either

Jan 11, 2013 10:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
murzak wrote:

@romikk32…

Really? Exactly what is it you do for the postal service? I’ve been with them for over 18 years and have been saying for the last five that their handling of Netflix will eventually get them sued for unfair business practices. We’ve never done the same for ANYBODY else.

We were supposed to start charging Netflix a $0.17/piece surcharge for their terrible mailers in Dec ’07. Instead, we give them an automation discount which they shouldn’t qualify for as they don’t meet USPS mail piece design standards. Outgoing Netflix being returned to their processing facility goes out on its own special piece of equipment. I’m sure this has nothing to do with the fact that former PMG Henderson started working for Netflix in ’06…

We get hampers full of raw mail to be dumped and the only things separated from it is what gets culled out after it gets to the plant. Nothing is culled out by the carriers and the only thing we’ve ever thrown off separately is Netflix. The lost surcharge alone = billions of dollars lost. Not sure about ‘whack’, but it sounds like you’re the one in serious need of a clue…

Jan 14, 2013 10:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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