Skip to comments.Stamps set to increase by two cents May 11
Posted on 05/08/2009 2:23:39 PM PDT by george76
Postage rates are increasing on Monday, May 11 for first class postage and other services. .. it's not too late to lock in the current rate by buying Forever Stamps.
"If you buy them today at today's price, it doesn't matter if you use them in numerous years to come, even 100 years from now, that stamp will still be good as a first class stamp, even though you paid 42 cents for it,"
But time is of the essence, because the Forever Stamp rate also will increase on Monday.
(Excerpt) Read more at mirror.augusta.com ...
I just got 4 packets of stamps about a week ago. Have to get 4 packets of 2 centers now. #%@**^!
I have heard of people buying these forever stamps in huge quantities, as a hedge against inflation. Even if you don’t need to use them, you should be able to sell them for 5-10% less than first-class postage in the future.
Of course, the USPS could at some point say: “Forever expires next week.” and kill the value of your stamps...
I buy Forever Stamps. Still valid for First Class regardless of postage rates. Rates aren’t going down, so you can’t lose.
When the hell is UPS going to take over the Ruptured elephant we call the US postal system??????
when government finally realizes it is throwing money down a hole..
Remember when postage rates used to increase once every few years, instead of a few times a year?
The last time around, they claimed that prices were going up because of the increased price of gasoline. Now that gas has come down by half, are the postage rates going down? No... they’re going up AGAIN.
UPS is owned by the teamsters.
I suggest FedEx take them over as they aren't union...yet.
just get rid of the post office.
Since the middle of the 1970s postage rates have been pretty well matching inflation.
I was considering buying another couple books, but I realized I still have almost a full book of 2008 Christmas stamps along with two and a half books of forever stamps. At my current rate of usage (all bills except taxes are paid through the web) I already have enough stamps for the next couple of years except for Christmas cards which I always get that year's Christmas stamps. If I start hoarding the glue will dry out on my Forever stamps before I use them.
I was glad to see that the new 44 cent Purple Heart stamps were already being issued. Seems there has been a delay in getting the PH ones up to tne new rate, when they have increased postage in the past.
“I suggest FedEx take them over as they aren’t union...yet.”
I think Fedex handles the actual shipping on a lot of the mail for the Post Office, there is supposed to be a contract in place between the USPS and Fedex to so.
I’ve mailed a couple of hundred packages in the past few years (mostly vacuum tubes sold on ebay) and have had very good luck with First Class Mail, in fact I don’t think a single package has been lost. Most of the packages are 6oz to 10oz in weight, which cost $2.00-$3.00 to ship. I get three day service from Atlanta to the West Coast, and two day delivery to a lot of the rest of the country.
I don’t have any issues at all with the actual delivery of mail, but don’t get me started on the poor service at some of the local Post Offices. I print all the mailing labels at home and never visit the Post Office unless it’s absolutely necessary.
The thieves edge the price up a cent or two at a time, the frog in the hot water method. Crooks, making our money cheaper and hurting the economy by increments.
I bought several hundred forever stamps last month. I meant to buy more before the price rise, but I guess it’s too late, unless you have a P.O. that’s open Saturday mornings.
When I was a kid...eons ago to be sure....1st class mail was 3 cents , postcard one cent and delivery..twice per day in the city. Then came FDR and the unions..
If I were you I'd send UPS management a letter suggesting exactly what you proposed. They need some laughs!
The Post Office was unionized when FDR was still a glint in his babydaddy’s eye.
Most folks have bee POd at the po for ages now. The po is
irrelevant—put it to sleep and be done with it.
How many here know that the PO does not receive a Dime of tax money?
They are the ONLY self supporting agency connected with the government. http://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/postalfacts.htm
But, since GM, Chrysler, Banks, etc are getting tax money, that may change.
“How many here know that the PO does not receive a Dime of tax money?”
Another bs story!
A Congressional monopoly on first class mail and dummies wanna preach about no tax $$$ and ignore their monopoly???
A rose by any other name is still bs!
Mental levels like this is what got us where we are today with an outlaw gubmint, etc.
Like 0’pinhead sez, “wise-up!”
Costo is selling these forever stamps.
Maybe others too.
Heard on the radio that the IRS will only communicate with taxpayers through the USPS and I don't want the IRS communicating with me at all under any circumstances.
What other parts of the Constitution do you want to change???????
Article I, Section 8, Clause 7 of the United States Constitution, known as the Postal Clause or the Postal Power, empowers Congress "To establish Post Offices and post Roads".
What other tit sucking government ops are self supporting?
“”To establish Post Offices and post Roads”. “
Not impressed—how many others will take their places with the “flawed”—as aka refers to it, Constitution— constitutional experts quoting this and that and citing their certifications in constitutional law, e.g. aka and biden, on and on....we know who/what they are....and their bigmouth suckups aping them (useful idiots/fella travelers, etc.
I'm not so certain you do. I'm thinking that you just bought the current crop of forever stamps unless they have a stamp price on them.
Folks I know bought 1,000 of them - they spent $420 in order to save maybe $20 over the span of however much time it takes to use 1,000 stamps.
The streamlined, no-hearings-necessary postage rate increases that we’ve been seeing are simply tied to the rate of inflation, so in effect, the Forever Stamps are simply a bearer instrument indexed to the rate of inflation. You’d do better paying cash for your stamps at whatever rate they happen to be at and sticking your $420 in a money market account.
The thieves are not the people running the post office, they're the people running the Federal Reserve and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's presses.
The post office doesn't control inflation, the Fed does.
Precious metals are a much better hedge against inflation than mass-market postage stamps.