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Offline HunterTopic starter

U.S. Postal Rate increase
« on: April 08, 2008, 03:39:59 PM »
Yup, it's going to cost even more now to mail those pesky bills out.


 
 
 First-Class Mail letter (1 oz.)  $0.42 
 
 First-Class Mail letter (2 oz.)  $0.59 
 
 Postcard  $0.27 
 
 First-Class Mail large envelope (2 oz.)  $1.00 
 
 Certified Mail  $2.70 
 
 First-Class Mail International to Canada and Mexico (1 oz.)  $0.72 
 
 First-Class Mail International to all other countries (1 oz.)  $0.94 
 
 
 

http://www.usps.com/prices/

Offline Jefepato

Re: U.S. Postal Rate increase
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 04:06:15 PM »
You know, I don't mind the increased prices, but goddamn I hate having to go buy new stamps.

Offline Maeven

Re: U.S. Postal Rate increase
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008, 03:36:29 PM »
!!!

I literally just finished a book of 37 cent stamps that I had to go out and buy 4 cent stamps for!


Offline RubySlippers

Re: U.S. Postal Rate increase
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008, 04:23:29 PM »
I have a simple point to make its 42 cents to mail a letter anywhere in the United States and it most of the time in a timely manner gets there. Would the UPS or other carriers allow you to mail a letter for 42 cents?

And whats with the stamps I get mine from a machine and get extra low value stamps all the time I save them and use those when postage goes up.

I may poo poo the Feds on alot of things but hell they did at least this right.

Offline Maeven

Re: U.S. Postal Rate increase
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008, 04:51:08 PM »
In point of fact, there is a federal act that prohibits private mail carriers from delivering mail at the same or even twice the rate of the USPS so as to ensure that citizens still use government mail carriers.  I'm too lazy to look it up right now but there is one.  I only know this because I did a presentation on communication over the years - I also learned that the fax machine was invented in like 1830 and I couldn't believe it!

But, my gripe isn't really with the price, its the inconvenience of having 5 books of stamps to keep up with all with different values.  I do agree with you that 42 cents isn't really that much to deliver a letter.   :)  Now, if I had just bought a couple hundred of those "forever" stamps I'd be happy. 

btw: i used to live in pinellas county, loved it... till they demolished my favorite restaurant, whiskey joes on the causeway... *cry*

Offline RubySlippers

Re: U.S. Postal Rate increase
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2008, 05:33:10 PM »
Well then I would repeal those laws and let the private carriers compete but I think for common mail and junk mail that would still prove unlikely.

Offline Cherri Tart

Re: U.S. Postal Rate increase
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2008, 12:39:44 PM »
it's all about online payments! :D

Offline Maeven

Re: U.S. Postal Rate increase
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2008, 03:35:15 PM »
Online payments?

Do tell...

I feel like I'm missing out already!   

Offline OldSchoolGamer

Re: U.S. Postal Rate increase
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2008, 04:34:15 AM »
I'm old enough to remember the talk of a "paperless society."

What a pipe dream that turned out to be.  Seems like all I get is more and more paper...even though I selected "online" for everything I can.  Still the paper piles up.