Postal Regulatory Commission Rules in Favor of GameFly in USPS Spat

April 20, 2011 -

Video game rental-by-mail firm GameFly has won a legal battle against the United States Postal Service. Filed in April of last year with the Postal Regulatory Commission, GameFly alleged that the USPS had discriminated against the company while giving preferential treatment to similar businesses such as Netflix and Blockbuster.

After a year of legal wrangling, court proceedings and a flurry of motions, the Postal Regulatory Commission has ruled in favor of GameFly and has ordered the USPS to remedy the situation in short order. The Postal Regulatory Commission is an independent federal agency that provides regulatory oversight over the U.S. Postal Service. It has the power to force the Postal Service into compliance on various complaints.

Today it issued Order No. 718, concluding that the Postal Service has unlawfully discriminated against GameFly. The Commission directed the Postal Service to modify its Mail Classification Schedule for round-trip DVD mail. The Postal Service has been given 60 days to implement the remedy. This is the first case decided under the Commission’s new complaint process. The full decision can be found at www.prc.gov (PDF).


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Re: Postal Regulatory Commission Rules in Favor of GameFly ...

Now if only they can do something about the postal workers stealing the discs and trading them in to Gamestop for a little "supplementary income".

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Re: Postal Regulatory Commission Rules in Favor of GameFly ...

I don't ever use the service, but I'm glad GameFly is getting a fair shot now. The stuff that was happening to them was ridiculous.

Re: Postal Regulatory Commission Rules in Favor of GameFly ...

Does that mean we can get ours games on time now? Finally!

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Re: Postal Regulatory Commission Rules in Favor of GameFly ...

Of course it doesn't. It's the USPS. Nothing is on time.

But hopefully it means fewer damaged disks.

Re: Postal Regulatory Commission Rules in Favor of GameFly ...

And lower expenses for gamefly and more time before they have to raise prices.

Re: Postal Regulatory Commission Rules in Favor of GameFly ...

Win.

Re: Postal Regulatory Commission Rules in Favor of GameFly ...

Epic.

 
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