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Archive for Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Stamp prices to go up 2 cents in May

February 11, 2009

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— The post office will get an extra 2-cents worth when you mail a letter starting in May.

The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday that the price of a first-class stamp will rise to 44 cents May 11.

That gives plenty of time to stock up on Forever Stamps, which will continue to sell at the current 42-cent rate until the increase occurs. They will remain valid in the future regardless of rate increases.

Other changes taking effect May 11:

• The postcard stamp increases 1 cent to 28 cents.

• The first ounce of a large envelope increases 5 cents to 88 cents.

• The first ounce of a parcel increases 5 cents to $1.22.

• New international postcard and letter prices are, for 1 ounce, 75 cents to Canada; 79 cents to Mexico; and 98 cents elsewhere.

Most Postal Service shipping services prices were adjusted in January and will not change in May.

Comments

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 5 years, 2 months ago

I'd add my two-cents worth, but I'm saving up for a stamp.

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hawkperchedatriverfront 5 years, 2 months ago

And the line downtown grows longer with each price increase. Take your sleeping bag with you to the post office, a copy of your power of attorney in case you have a stroke while standing in line, and most of all your DNR papers. We could only be so lucky to die at the post office, with all those folks around, beats having to plan a funeral.

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Chris Ogle 5 years, 2 months ago

How much would it cost to get rid of my junk-mail?

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grammaddy 5 years, 2 months ago

With this increase in cost, can we get better delivery.? Our mail goes into a cluster box and every day myself and a couple of neighbors meet there to sort out our own mail cus it never makes it in the right box.

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canyon_wren 5 years, 2 months ago

Is this IN LIEU of cutting out a day of service or in addition to? When will the Post Office quit allowing so much junk mail to require the bulk of their attention for so little money? The whole thing is so screwy!

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