Thursday, October 19, 2006

Stamp vending machines

According to the Washington Post and other media outlets, The United States Postal Service plans to get rid of all of its vending machines by 2010.

First reported by Linn's Stamp News, a postal spokesperson confirmed the decision saying,"The heart of the matter is a lot of these machines are up to 20 years old."

According to published reports, breakdowns are increasing and replacement parts are costly or impossible to get.

There are 23,000 stamp vending machines and USPS will begin removing them next year and eliminate about 5900 machines each year.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM