Just a reminder...

@howard96h (11658)
New York, New York
May 7, 2008 9:23am CST
there will be a 1-cent increase for First-Class Mail letters starting Monday May 12, 2008, so for all those who still have 41 cents stamps remember to buy your penny stamps.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
7 May 08
I didn't even know about this. Thank you for starting a discussion about the price of stamps going up. 42 cent wow. Before we know it it will be 50 cent a stamp.
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
7 May 08
Isn't this crazy, another increase. I wish they would raise it 5 cents and leave us alone for a few years.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
7 May 08
I agree that way it wouild be done and over for awhile.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
7 May 08
-grumbling- I remember when they were 30 cents a stamp. Glad I don't need stamps like I used to. ahhhhhhhhhh...the power of internet bill pay. Soooo much more easier and heck of alot cheaper. hmmmmmm I should pick up a couple books of the forever stamps at the current price.
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
7 May 08
I hope your post office has them because mine pretends they are always out of them. Now they will conveniently get them after the 12th, I just know it. What losers they are.
• United States
7 May 08
If they are out then I'll just head to the store. lol They always seem to have plenty of the forever ones.
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
8 May 08
Thanks Howard, I didn't even know stamps were going up a penny. I only buy one or two stamps at a time now, for my cell phone bill, the rest of the bills are paid in person, but I do have one stamp right now, and boy am I gonna look dumb standing in line at the post office asking for a one cent stamp.
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
8 May 08
If it's the "Forever Stamp" your ok but if it's a 41 cents stamp then you'll need it, how annoying huh! They are getting us again with another increase. Everything is going up but the money we get.
@Fishmomma (11477)
• United States
7 May 08
This increase is so soon after the last one. I do pay most of my bills online now. Its terrible to see it go up again when everything else has gone up.
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
8 May 08
Everything is going up - everything but our salaries!
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
7 May 08
Thanks! I just bought a new book of stamps and didn't know that!
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
7 May 08
I am sure they didn't tell you either - right? Your ok if they are the "Forever Stamps" otherwise you'll need to get penny stamps or double up a 41 cent stamp.
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
7 May 08
Thanks Howard. I am one of those people that forgets the penny increase and gets my mail send back to me. It is very problematic to have to go to the post office for penny stamps so what I usually do is put two stamps on my mail which is cheaper than driving to the post office. Gasoline here is almost $4.00 a gallon! Have a great day.
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
7 May 08
Hi Naty, I understand about making that trip and wasting the gas. I looked online at the USPS website to order some stamps and they charge for delivery! I refuse to pay a delivery charge to mail me stamps when they have to deliver mail to me anyway - that is their job.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
7 May 08
wow! thanks for this information! It is very helpful indeed. I just hear it first from you howard! Have a great time!
@howard96h (11658)
• New York, New York
7 May 08
Your welcome, we don't want to mail out those bills with the wrong postage to only have them sent back to us, what a problem that would be.