Rise in price for stamps on Monday!

United States
May 14, 2007 1:19am CST
The price for stamps will go up on Monday to 41 cents. Two weeks ago my mom went to the post office and asked for 39 cent stamps. They said they were all out of them and that the price of stamps would go up in two weeks to 41 cents. Two weeks before the price goes up and they are out of 39 cent stamps? Sounds like a fishy ploy to get people to start using those 41 cent stamps a bit early. Now that the price will be up today, will you do more online or in person than using a 41 cent stamp to process a bill or letter,etc?
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5 responses
• United States
14 May 07
what?! that certainly sounds "fishy" to me! they shouldnt be running out of 30cent stamps until the DAY that the new one goes into affect!! ugh..didnt they just raise the price to .39cents like 2 years ago?? its almost 50cents to send a letter now! and they wonder why more ppl hate using snail mail!
• United States
14 May 07
Don't you wish you live on Little House On The Prairie somedays?
• India
14 May 07
I will do a cost benefit analysis. 1.I will see how much cents I have to lose by using the 41 cents stamps. 2.I will see how much benefit I can gain by using the 41 cents stamps in terms of my energy and time. 3.If I can see whether I can use my time and enenrg best elsewhere, then I will go ahead and use the 41 cents stamps. 4.You should also take into consideration the number of stamps that you use.If it is too mush then naturally the cost will be more and I will do it in person.
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• United States
14 May 07
I can see you are going to make the right decision!
@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
15 May 07
You are not going to believe me, although I live in dark Africa:D I can't even remember when last did I buy a post stamp to mail anything. We pay our bills, and almost everything else via the internet. The only time I make use of the Post Office is when I send a parcel to Michelle in London.
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• United States
15 May 07
Annie, it sounds like it is time to send your daughter another package!
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
15 May 07
Yes... are you sitting down, to send an ordinary parcel not a huge one, ok let me see a little bit bigger than a man's no 10 shoe box, will cost me R350.00 that is about.. I tried online to convert but it keeps on bombing out! lol but I think the ZAR rand is 13.5 to the dollar! A small fortune!
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
14 May 07
Most of my bill paying is done online these days. It's not only a savings in stamps, but it's a lot faster, and there's less paperwork and clutter laying around. That does sound suspicious, that the post office should run out of stamps right before the increase. Now they've been talking about those forever stamps, that have no price on them, but when the price of stamps go up again, they will still be good for the standard postage. I'm suspicious of that too.
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• United States
14 May 07
We have a right to be suspicious of so many things today. A forever stamp? And then after you buy $500 worth. In a year from now they will say that due to circumstances beyond our control, we are discontinuing them. You have until next Wednesday to use them.
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@brendalee (6086)
• United States
14 May 07
I didn't even know this. I guess I have been living under a rock for the past few weeks.lol. I hardly ever use stamps anymore anyway. So this really won't affect me much. I always pay my bills in person as I don't really trust the mail. I have had things lost before. The only thing I send by mail is things like birthday cards and that is only for people I know without computers.
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• United States
14 May 07
Sometimes living under a rock is better. :)