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USPS raises price of stamps
Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/27/2013 9:03:03 PM

The U.S. Postal service is now charging Americans a penny more for stamps and postcard mailings. The price of a first-class stamp for domestic mail rose Sunday from 45 cents to 46 cents, while postcards cost 33 cents to send. The USPS rolled out the pricing changes alongside a new stamp – the Global Forever – which lets people mail one-ounce letters to anywhere in the world for $1.10. Other new services include free tracking for packages and the option of receiving a signature upon delivery

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/27/2013 9:07:47 PM     (No. 9143239)

They don´t mention that the cost of shipping packages jumped substantially. And Parcel Post has been replaced altogether.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Peacekeeper_US, 1/27/2013 9:10:26 PM     (No. 9143241)

To mail a letter to my next door neighbor, it goes to my small town post office, then 90 miles away to a processing center, then back to my little post office to be delivered. Not sure that extra penney will cover all that travel...government at its finest!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Kansas Conservative, 1/27/2013 9:10:58 PM     (No. 9143244)

I can´t remember the last time I sent out a stamp. Between online bill pay, evite sites, and ecard sites, who the heck needs stamps?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 1/27/2013 9:21:41 PM     (No. 9143257)

Wedding invitations and sympathy letters.

MM

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Reply 5 - Posted by: slab, 1/27/2013 9:34:07 PM     (No. 9143266)

How about we try to retrieve some of the millions the USPS gave to Lance Armstrong?
I could never understand why that was logical or legal...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: snakeoil, 1/27/2013 9:35:10 PM     (No. 9143270)

I trust that the stamps that I have that say Forever mean forever. If not I´m in trouble.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Kurto, 1/27/2013 9:58:58 PM     (No. 9143298)

They should eliminate bulk mailing rates and permits, entirely. If the mass mailers still want to spam us with junk, let them pay full price.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/27/2013 10:04:29 PM     (No. 9143304)

I have a couple of books of "forever" stamps. I hope they aren´t lying about that. I don´t usually mail things snail mail, but about once a month I have to. I don´t go to the PO, though, I go to the Postal Annex so I have more choices of shipping methods.

Frankly, I´m surprised Congress hasn´t outlawed all other methods of mailing things. I know, don´t give them any ideas.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/27/2013 10:46:54 PM     (No. 9143347)

I have a book of those ´forever´ stamps, too, though I call ´em that because it´ll be forever before I use them all.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 1/27/2013 10:52:18 PM     (No. 9143352)

Raised from 45 cents to 46 cents? I didn´t even know it had been raised to 45 cents.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/28/2013 12:14:13 AM     (No. 9143405)

Wouldn´t you think with all of the postal troubles, the employees would be nicer in fear of their jobs ? The postmaster at my post office is hateful.

What was I thinking. Look who works there.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bobn.T, 1/28/2013 12:18:20 AM     (No. 9143407)

Need to privatize USPS.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/28/2013 12:33:47 AM     (No. 9143417)

I remember buying a roll of 100 stamps for $5.00.

Last week, I had to mail a small package, just a thick brown envelope. It cost me $5.76 at the cheapest rate available.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: antidem, 1/28/2013 2:05:56 AM     (No. 9143446)

I don´t mail much these days, so I don´t begrudge the penny increase for a first class envelope, but the package prices have gone overboard.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/28/2013 4:02:58 AM     (No. 9143482)

I bet that penny raise goes entirely for an increase in union wages and big fat bonuses to head honchos. Next year, expect another increase. They won´t be satisfied until postage reaches the pony express rate and pony express delivery times.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/28/2013 6:21:25 AM     (No. 9143533)

I´ll never understand these penny increases. probably costs that much to produce a new line of stamps.I´m not going to buy a 100 forever stamps to save a lousy penny but a lot of people do. I haven´t even used a stamp in 3 years at least,=.The whole root of their problem is the retirement system which will go untouched.A bailout will happen in the middle of the night.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Democracy First, 1/28/2013 9:46:14 AM     (No. 9143823)

Funny how many ofyou posters dont need stamps at all. Guess we know who sends out Christmas cards and who doesnt. Fat pensions are the main reason for the USPS fiscal deficit. Cut them. Model the USPS after the Swiss or German postal systems. They are heatlhy and well-run entities.

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