Price of U.S. Postage Stamp Going Down 2 Cents

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Price of U.S. Postage Stamp Going Down 2 Cents - Wall Street Journal

    A temporary rate increase granted to the U.S. Postal Service in January 2014 by its regulators to help offset the lingering effects of the most recent recession is ending.

    As a result, starting on April 10 a stamp for a 1-ounce letter will cost 47 cents, down from 49 cents. International letters will go down by 5 cents to $1.15, and postcards will be 1 cent cheaper, at 34 cents.

    The Postal Service fought the change, and said Thursday it adds up to about $2 billion in much-needed revenue annually.
     
  2. Good!
    Maybe they will now have to charge a fair price for their packages and not the the first class stamp subsidize them.
     
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Can I get a partial refund on my book of "forever" stamps?
     
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Hold on to them for later, and buy new ones.

    I do wonder how many will use up the higher priced stamps, and that is free money for them.
     
  5. They already have your money. They are paid for already. Might as well use them.
     
  6. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I'd buy new ones, and hold the forever stamps until the price went over the price of those stamps.
     
  7. Seriously. How many do you have?
     
  8. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Two cents going to make that big a difference to you?
     
  9. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    I don't have any, don't know how many the wife bought
     
  10. You know he values his two cents.
     
  11. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    He is the only one that does
     
  12. Even if she bought a 100. That's $2 .
    Why let them use your money?
     
  13. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

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  14. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    You are clogging the thread with fluff. Post reported
     
  15. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    My 2 cents are worth a million bucks
     
  16. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    My wife said she was just going to use them, guess I'll have to go to work Monday.
     
  17. You are not using logic here Froggy. The second you bought those stamps, the post office was using your money, interest free.
    Now you want to buy more stamps and give them more money??
     
  18. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    Not fluff, a wise saying.
     
  19. Another question. How much gas money will you spend driving to the post office to buy new stamps?
     
  20. upschuck

    upschuck Avatar bet gone wrong

    So you want to give them a million dollars on each letter sent?