GameFly & USPS Continue Fight

October 13, 2009 -

Videogame rental company GameFly is still locked in combat with the U.S. Postal Service, this time over information related to the amount of Netflix and Blockbuster specific mail slots in USPS outlets.

GameFly previously filed a complaint against the USPS earlier this year alleging that the USPS grants preferential treatment to the larger rental companies. Last month, GameFly filed a motion in order to compel the USPS to provide figures showing the percentage of USPS retail outlets that have Netflix, Blockbuster or other specific company DVD mail slots.

GameFly said it had asked for such information this past July, but that the USPS insisted it had no data and that that any Netflix-only dedicated mail slots “would be against current Headquarters policy.” GameFly, however, submitted two pictures of Post Offices in Susanville and Alturas (pictured left), California with Netflix Only mail slots, which the USPS has refused to authenticate.

Further charges from GameFly claim that Netflix and Blockbuster DVDs are hand sorted in order to reduce breakage, while GameFly discs are not. The USPS responded to this by saying that “all DVD mailers are not equal” and GameFly could change its packaging in order to gain the handling it seeks.

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Re: GameFly & USPS Continue Fight

Guys come on like our great President Obama said, the Postal Service is screwed up

So I in turn ask if we can't deliver the mail properly and UPS and Fedex do a better job how can we expect the Fed to take over the Healthcare Industry?

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My post offie has a slot that says "DVD's Only"  Havnt asked if that means from any company as well as games though.

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It just takes forever for the post office to deliver a game. Netflix gets there in 2 days.

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So what specifically is the big difference between a Netflix DVD mailer and a Gamefly DVD mailer?  I've had both a Netflix and a Gamefly subscription, and the only difference was that Gamefly was using carboard mailers, while Netflix was using some form of flimsly paper mailer.

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Business with antiquated business model   VS.     inefficient, lazy buerocracy

 

Not a very exciting fight.

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The weird thing is that Gamefly uses cardboard to pack their games in the mailers, whereas Netflix & Blockbuster do not. 

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What exactly is a "USPS retail outlet?" Is that the same thing as a "post office?"

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I think so, the only other thing I can think of is a place that sells boxes for shipping, but if they deliver USPS mail they're a post office.

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Ok, just tell customers to use the "NetFlix Only" slots. If enough people do it...

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F U GameFly. 

That's all I have to say.

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Well, you've said more about yourself than you have about Gamefly...

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I don't see why the USPS can't just have a 'Rental DVD/Game Disc' slot where they're all handsorted.

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Well I hope something comes from all of this.

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