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Topic: Is this true?

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Subject: Is this true?
Date Posted: 2/26/2009 11:52 AM ET
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I was chatting with the USPS guy today as I was mailing a book (media mail, of course). He said the the post office loses money on media mail. Is that really true?
Date Posted: 2/26/2009 11:54 AM ET
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Sorry - posted twice
Date Posted: 2/26/2009 1:17 PM ET
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They say its true. I don't really believe them. MM goes when there is space so empty space=$0 revenue or MM=$2.23 or more revenue. I think their math just calculates the cost of moving the package and doesn't adjust for the fact that the empty space would be moving anyway and the employees are paid to stand at the counters and sorters no matter what, if anything, is coming to them. 

Date Posted: 2/27/2009 5:44 PM ET
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Yes, its true