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Posted: 1/6/2006 2:15:15 AM EDT
What day are the price of stamps going to go up? Thanks, Terry
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 2:21:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 2:23:48 AM EDT by Hipster]
It's Jan. 8th.

Here's the USPS page with the info -
shop.usps.com/cgi-bin/vsbv/postal_store_non_ssl/home.jsp

Edited for verification by USPS.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 2:24:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hipster:
I believe it's Jan. 8th.



Correct.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 2:29:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 2:29:25 AM EDT by Seth_Livzz]
Why didn't those fuckers just make it an even $ 0.40 and leave us alone for a year?

Better yet, how about they make it an even $ 0.50 and leave us alone for 2 or 3 years.

I remember as a kid it was a big deal when the USPS raised their rates. Now it's so damn often it we don't think twice about it.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 2:30:00 AM EDT
Boy, they really publicized this one didn't they? I bought three books of stamps last month and they never said a word. Nor were there any signs in the post office.

Might as well raise it to 50 cents so we wont' have to buy stamps for a while.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 2:43:49 AM EDT
You can buy 2 cent stamps in the meantime. I only have 1 37 cent stamp.

I called up USPS and they said they wouldn't even have 39 cent stamps for awhile. WTF, over.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 2:46:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By metroplex:
You can buy 2 cent stamps in the meantime. I only have 1 37 cent stamp.

I called up USPS and they said they wouldn't even have 39 cent stamps for awhile. WTF, over.



I bought the new stamps last week. They say "First Class" on the stamp but don't have a denomination.
So, technically they might not have 39 cent stamps but they have first class stamps that cost 39 cents.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 3:15:41 AM EDT
DAMN!

I thought it started on the third!!! I already wasted two 2 cent stamps adding them to 37 cent stamps!

Well, one is maybe salvagable.

No Expert
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 4:22:16 AM EDT
Thank God for e-mail and phones. I never mail anything anymore except the occasional oddball check.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 4:24:13 AM EDT
This increase was actually mandated by congress. They required the USPS to have in escrow I think, $200 million or so. To be spent on: TBD.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 4:26:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2006 4:26:34 AM EDT by Cleatus]
its because of their union

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