Re: News from Wisconsin
- From: Eldon <EldonB123@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 22 Nov 2009 08:07:28 -0800 (PST)
On Nov 22, 4:57 pm, anon3...@xxxxxxxxxxx (Bruce Watson) wrote:
In article <944dab8f-2cb0-43c7-8703-883668b6a...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Eldon <EldonB...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
This is the one thing that might have some bite. They could also do
the same with UPS and Fedex, I'm sure.
Done and done. And done again.
Today's agreement means that the three major package delivery
companies FedEx, UPS and DHL have all agreed to prohibit deliveries of
cigarettes to individual consumers nationwide. However, the cigarette
traffickers continue to use the United States Postal Service as
courier for their illegal sales.
some legal liability for the USPS, or they just don't have the
resources to check.
I suppose they just don't accept anything from the online
True. The private shippers have tracking systems for each package, so
they could plop a list into the system. But anyone can just stick
postage onto a parcel and toss it into any mailbox. The Unabomber only
used regular parcel post.
I guess the USPS would have to institute an X-ray detection system or
something of that sort.
Smokers in high-tax states like New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island,
New Jersey, Hawaii, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Vermont, Washington,
Alaska, Arizona, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, Montana,
Delaware, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Texas must really be
seriously thinking about quitting if they were dodging the price
by purchasing online.
Imagine the absurdity of being trapped into slowly killing
yourself and paying a hefty price for the privilege.