TLP: Ay, Caramba! Stamp Sales Bad News for the Springfield Mailman
Not even some of the most popular imaginary characters to ever show up on teevee can help the U.S. Postal Service salvage itself from financial ruin.
The Washington Post:
In a move that wasted $1.2 million in printing costs, the Postal Service produced 1 billion of “The Simpsons” stamps. It sold 318 million.The thing is, the way the USPS wastes money, that's not even a lot of d'oh.
A Postal Service inspector general’s report singled out the overproduction of stamps marking the 20th anniversary of the cartoon as an example of failing to align stamp production with demand.
The service could save $2 million annually by ending overproduction of stamps that, like the Simpsons run, end up being destroyed when they don’t sell, the inspector general said.