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Posted: 1/12/2006 2:57:02 PM EDT
When does the rate change take place or is it already in effect?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:58:14 PM EDT
Started last Monday
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:58:15 PM EDT
already in effect
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 2:59:10 PM EDT
It's already in effect.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:03:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BobP:
Started last Monday



Actually it was Sunday January 8th, the start of the week.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:07:48 PM EDT
Thanks, I knew that it was soon or had already happened, just wasn't sure of the correct date.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:19:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paradude54:
Thanks, I knew that it was soon or had already happened, just wasn't sure of the correct date.



All of the various new rates are already posted on their web site.

www.usps.gov
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 3:25:05 PM EDT
you can thank all of the credit card companies that send spam mail everyday for the increased prices.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:49:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chokey:
you can thank all of the credit card companies that send spam mail everyday for the increased prices.




The CC companies actually help me out with some of my garbage disposal. Take one empty box, add several small chunks of concrete till the box is just under 80lbs, and affix buisness reply envelope to the outside of the box. Viola, no more concrete in the yard!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:50:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DeltaAir423:

Originally Posted By Chokey:
you can thank all of the credit card companies that send spam mail everyday for the increased prices.




The CC companies actually help me out with some of my garbage disposal. Take one empty box, add several small chunks of concrete till the box is just under 80lbs, and affix buisness reply envelope to the outside of the box. Viola, no more concrete in the yard!



BS or no?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:51:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rcoers:

Originally Posted By DeltaAir423:

Originally Posted By Chokey:
you can thank all of the credit card companies that send spam mail everyday for the increased prices.




The CC companies actually help me out with some of my garbage disposal. Take one empty box, add several small chunks of concrete till the box is just under 80lbs, and affix buisness reply envelope to the outside of the box. Viola, no more concrete in the yard!



BS or no?



+1

My neighbor has a Buick Somerset on blocks i want to get rid of.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:52:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rcoers:

Originally Posted By DeltaAir423:

Originally Posted By Chokey:
you can thank all of the credit card companies that send spam mail everyday for the increased prices.




The CC companies actually help me out with some of my garbage disposal. Take one empty box, add several small chunks of concrete till the box is just under 80lbs, and affix buisness reply envelope to the outside of the box. Viola, no more concrete in the yard!



BS or no?



legal or no?
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:28:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NimmerMehr:

Originally Posted By rcoers:

Originally Posted By DeltaAir423:

Originally Posted By Chokey:
you can thank all of the credit card companies that send spam mail everyday for the increased prices.




The CC companies actually help me out with some of my garbage disposal. Take one empty box, add several small chunks of concrete till the box is just under 80lbs, and affix buisness reply envelope to the outside of the box. Viola, no more concrete in the yard!



BS or no?



legal or no?



No, BS. Nothing in federal regs saying you can't do it, however I'm sure if CC companies got pissed enough they could try to sue. CC companies have to pay the postage on those envelopes, an the USPS bills them for postage used. Why not let the USPS make some money, and make the CC companies take it in the ass for once.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:49:30 PM EDT
Anyone knows if that affects the (unmarked) WTC commemorative stamps? They were like 45 cents with the difference going to FEMA. I'm sitting on a bunch.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 8:53:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DeltaAir423:

Originally Posted By NimmerMehr:

Originally Posted By rcoers:

Originally Posted By DeltaAir423:

Originally Posted By Chokey:
you can thank all of the credit card companies that send spam mail everyday for the increased prices.




The CC companies actually help me out with some of my garbage disposal. Take one empty box, add several small chunks of concrete till the box is just under 80lbs, and affix buisness reply envelope to the outside of the box. Viola, no more concrete in the yard!



BS or no?



legal or no?



No, BS. Nothing in federal regs saying you can't do it, however I'm sure if CC companies got pissed enough they could try to sue. CC companies have to pay the postage on those envelopes, an the USPS bills them for postage used. Why not let the USPS make some money, and make the CC companies take it in the ass for once.



Sue who?

The post office?
Those dirty punks.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:48:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2006 10:48:49 PM EDT by cyrax777]
i still cant get over the fact that in my lifetime its gone up 14 cents to mail a letter.
rip off I tell ya.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 10:55:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 11:01:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ponyboy:

Originally Posted By cyrax777:
i still cant get over the fact that in my lifetime its gone up 14 cents to mail a letter.
rip off I tell ya.



So you know of a better way to get an envelope from New York to California for less than $0.39?


immigrant runners.

It's a job Americans wont do.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 12:10:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ponyboy:

Originally Posted By cyrax777:
i still cant get over the fact that in my lifetime its gone up 14 cents to mail a letter.
rip off I tell ya.



So you know of a better way to get an envelope from New York to California for less than $0.39?



Birds
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 1:38:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By WIgunnut:

Originally Posted By Ponyboy:

Originally Posted By cyrax777:
i still cant get over the fact that in my lifetime its gone up 14 cents to mail a letter.
rip off I tell ya.



So you know of a better way to get an envelope from New York to California for less than $0.39?



Birds



Scanner.... then Email.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 3:58:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 7:

Originally Posted By WIgunnut:

Originally Posted By Ponyboy:

Originally Posted By cyrax777:
i still cant get over the fact that in my lifetime its gone up 14 cents to mail a letter.
rip off I tell ya.



So you know of a better way to get an envelope from New York to California for less than $0.39?



Birds



Scanner.... then Email.



Telepathic thought transmission.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 4:01:08 AM EDT
I managed to sneak a letter through with a 37 cent stamp. Sent it Monday night, recipient got it today.

I really feel like I've cheated the system.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 4:22:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By STG77:
I managed to sneak a letter through with a 37 cent stamp. Sent it Monday night, recipient got it today.

I really feel like I've cheated the system.




Great job of sticking it to the man!
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 4:50:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cyrax777:
i still cant get over the fact that in my lifetime its gone up 14 cents to mail a letter.
rip off I tell ya.



I remember single digit stamps.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:26:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cyrax777:
i still cant get over the fact that in my lifetime its gone up 14 cents to mail a letter.
rip off I tell ya.



Postage Rates

1885 - 2 cents
1917 - 3
1919 - 2
1932 - 3
1958 - 4
1963 - 5
1968 - 6
1971 - 8
1974 - 10
1975 - 13
1978 - 15
1981 - 18
1981 - 20
1985 - 22
1988 - 25
1991 - 29
1995 - 32
1999 - 33
2001 - 34
2002 - 37
2006 - 39 cents
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:40:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By STG77:
I managed to sneak a letter through with a 37 cent stamp. Sent it Monday night, recipient got it today.

I really feel like I've cheated the system.



Thats it, I'm calling the Postal Inspectors
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:52:24 AM EDT
Its still a deal when you think about it. Who else is goin to deliver a letter for you for that price or even close?
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:56:42 AM EDT


So you know of a better way to get an envelope from New York to California for less than $0.39?

Scan it and fax it. Used to work for the USPS. There are more donothing people working there than many private company's can afford. Sorry about the rant.
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 6:59:00 AM EDT
It is practically a private company. Gets no subsidies from the Govt (though I wonder if postal employees claim govt benefits).

Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:04:39 AM EDT
Up 31 cents in my lifetime...
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:06:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mm34b:

Originally Posted By cyrax777:
i still cant get over the fact that in my lifetime its gone up 14 cents to mail a letter.
rip off I tell ya.



Postage Rates

1885 - 2 cents
1917 - 3
1919 - 2
1932 - 3
1958 - 4
1963 - 5
1968 - 6
1971 - 8
1974 - 10
1975 - 13
1978 - 15
1981 - 18
1981 - 20
1985 - 22
1988 - 25
1991 - 29
1995 - 32
1999 - 33
2001 - 34
2002 - 37
2006 - 39 cents



What cost $0.02 in 1885 would cost $0.41 in 2005.
http://www.westegg.com/inflation/
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 7:15:15 AM EDT
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