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Offline 1reb

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Postage stamp rate increase again
« on: May 07, 2009, 03:03:32 PM »
May 11 the price of a stamp will go up .02.  :(

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/11/stamp.increase/index.html

I going to buy me some forever stamps at 42 cents


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Re: Postage stamp rate increase again
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009, 04:31:53 PM »
Yeap, bought some the other day. 

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Re: Postage stamp rate increase again
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009, 04:41:18 PM »
another great example of a government run "business".
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Re: Postage stamp rate increase again
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009, 05:38:55 PM »
Heck, I'm still not out of the stamps that we had before the most recent increase, and I have lots of 1cent stamps to make up the difference. :roll: Before it's all said and done I will be posting letters and bills with 41 cent stamps and 10 1 cent stamps to go with them. :-D

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Re: Postage stamp rate increase again
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 05:41:58 PM »
HA HA HA I am the reason for this. Haven't mailed a regular letter or bill in years

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Re: Postage stamp rate increase again
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2009, 11:59:06 PM »
My wife bought a dozen packs of 20 forever stamps before the price went up to .41.  Big investment but we've been sending mail on the cheap.  Then when cleaning out part of the garage I found a roll (50) .39 stamps and a page of .03 stamps.  I have yet to buy a .41 cent stamp. 
Guess we'll do the same thing with the forever stamps again and maybe I can skip buying .42 stamps.
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Re: Postage stamp rate increase again
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2009, 11:01:34 AM »
HA HA HA I am the reason for this. Haven't mailed a regular letter or bill in years

Keith
I'm with Keith on this one. been ten years for me :)
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Re: Postage stamp rate increase again
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2009, 11:15:43 AM »
Have to take that back mailed a letter to Johnnybigfish and something to Robo There is still some thing's you can't do over the internet :)
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Re: Postage stamp rate increase again
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2009, 01:23:30 PM »
another great example of a government run "business".

Why, is FedEx cheaper or something?  Can I mail a letter through DHL for less than 42 cents?  Will UPS come pick it up from my house and drop it off at it's destination somewhere else for a fraction of the price?  Can you name any private business that would do it cheaper? 

Perspective... get some.

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Re: Postage stamp rate increase again
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2009, 03:42:36 PM »
another great example of a government run "business".

Why, is FedEx cheaper or something?  Can I mail a letter through DHL for less than 42 cents?  Will UPS come pick it up from my house and drop it off at it's destination somewhere else for a fraction of the price?  Can you name any private business that would do it cheaper? 

Perspective... get some.

The bad thing is we will never know the answer to that question. Who in their right mind would open a business competing with another company with a bottom less pocket? Plus I believe there is a law against it. If I had to make a bet yes I believe a private company could do a better job, but you must have competition

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Re: Postage stamp rate increase again
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2009, 04:10:40 PM »
One of the rights ceded to the Federal Government by the States was the regulation of interstate and international communications (mail, telegraph, radio, TV, telephone, etc.).  Parcel post, packages, which UPS and FedEx specialize in, is governed under shipments of cargo  between states and internationally.  2 different animals. 
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