Is there a site that shows the current price of a stamp? I send so
few letters that I can't keep up. I just put a 39¢ stamp and two 2¢
stamps on a letter. I hope I don't have to go back to the mailbox
tonight and change it.
For this reason I would go to the PO and get a bunch of the "Forever"
stamps. You pay current rates, but they are good "forever" no matter
what happens in the future. Would make a concern about current rates a
Yes someone finally had a good idea. A few years ago, here in Canada
also, we had a situation where every time one stocked up on a few
stamps at the current rate, the rates were within a few months,
So that meant running back to the PO and getting a bunch of one cent
stamps to add postage! Must'a cost them more to print and stock those
one-centers than the slight loss of revenue?
So now, yes, we have stamps that have no denomination on them. Good
idea. And i asked one postal clerk if they could be used 'any time'
even if rates go up (I guess they'll never go down?) and she said
Along same lines the 'Change of address cards' previously provided by
Canada Post were mailed free. This was appreciated when Canada Post
itself made a wholesale change of our postal box numbers some years
But getting another bunch of those cards recently just to have on hand
and also redirect the occasional item that still arrives, although the
family has been 'out of the nest' now for many years, found that now
one has to put a postage stamp on them. Ah well! Still got some of the
pre-paid ones on hand!
Also tend to agree a lot of these web sites tend to provide too much
info; sometimes one eventually finds the information one is looking
for by clicking on a link on the extreme edge of the third window
opened. When one would have thought, for example, "How much" or
'Postal Rates' would be one of the first things required!
yea they put "see postal rates" bottom left of the first
page (but they keep moving the damn thing)
this will save you about 4 clicks-
beware of the new envelope size thing that will bump you at
least 50 cents if you mail flat 8.5 x 11 pages! fold them
to fit a 6 x 9 envelope. also if the weight is 3.5 oz or
higher, you get hit with the surcharge. we send mostly
postcards and buy postcard rate stamps, then add 1 2 5 and
10 cent stamps to make the 42/59/76 rate for 1/2/3 oz envelopes.
I've gotten the postage rate from that site, but it shouldn't be
nearly that difficult to get the one little piece of information
people need so much.
BTW, I never had any 39¢ stamps. I had too many 37¢ ones and used 2¢
stamps with them.
Talk about expensive! Pony express rates ran from $2 to $10 an ounce.
That page also says that in 1861 US postage was 10cents- which
adjusted for inflation is about $2.30.
It isn't perfect but the USPS is one of the biggest bargains out
We're 10cents under most of the world including Canada & Europe-
Depends on where you are sending it. It took almost a month for
three letters to get from NJ and IN to the Florida Keys. Two things
never arrived and even a priority mail package took 10 days. But that
may be more of a indication you are in the Keys than the USPS in general
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