View Full Version : Postage going up

12-29-2010, 07:02 PM
Did you see any articles on postage going up to 46 Jan 2. I think we should go out and buy the Forever stamps that are 44 cents. - Nancy

12-29-2010, 07:09 PM
I didn't think that change was approved. I heard they put it on hold??

12-29-2010, 08:02 PM
really? The last time about 3 weeks ago when I was in the post office, a guy was buying a roll of stamps and asked the lady if the postage was going up anytime soon and she said NO! Liar, Liar! lol
I just bought a roll or stamps too, but put a big dent in them with holiday cards/photos.

12-29-2010, 08:05 PM
I heard there will be no increase in the year 2011. The increase was shot down for now.

12-29-2010, 08:16 PM
I just heard on the news tonight that they are not raising the postal rates. They are just going to be pushing the sale of the forever stamp. There will be several designs coming out. But no rate hike in the near future.

12-29-2010, 08:21 PM
They really need to stop delivering mail on Saturdays too. I don't know why they're waiting on that. Don't get me wrong, I like my Saturday mail...but I could live without it!

12-29-2010, 08:43 PM
Packages are what will be going up in price, not regular letters.

12-29-2010, 08:55 PM
Aug 13, 2010 Tim Rich (http://www.suite101.com/profile.cfm/timrich)
http://images.suite101.com/2269261_com_uspsevergr.jpg USPS Evergreen Forever Stamp - 2009 U.S. Postal Service

A postage price increase takes effect in Jan., 2011. With the postage stamp price increase comes new first-class Holiday Evergreen Forever postage stamps.
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The U.S. Postal Service has proposed a postage stamp price change to take effect on 2 January, 2011. The cost of first-class postage stamps will rise from 44 cents to 46 cents, but first-class Forever postage stamps purchased prior to the increase will be good for mailing one-ounce letters after the rate change takes place.
Cost of Stamps Will Rise - New Postage Rates
The U.S. Postal Service Governors have recommended an increase in postage stamp prices. The recommended increase is 2 cents, making the new cost of first-class postage 46 cents. The price of a postcard will also increase 2 cents to a new rate of 30 cents. Prior to the recommended price increase taking effect, it must be approved by the Postal Regulatory Commission. If approved, the new rates will begin on 2 January, 2011.

Read more at Suite101: US Postal Service Forever Stamps - New Design and New USPS Rates (http://www.suite101.com/content/us-postal-service-forever-stamps---new-design-and-new-usps-rates-a273802#ixzz19YWekkLH) http://www.suite101.com/content/us-postal-service-forever-stamps---new-design-and-new-usps-rates-a273802#ixzz19YWekkLH (http://www.suite101.com/content/us-postal-service-forever-stamps---new-design-and-new-usps-rates-a273802#ixzz19YWekkLH)

12-29-2010, 08:56 PM
This is what I read dont know what that extra stuff is go to the bottom- Nancy

12-29-2010, 09:04 PM
Yes they did propose an increase, but it didn't get approved. Works for me!

12-29-2010, 09:46 PM
Here's the link to the USPO 2011 price list:

Paula Carden
12-30-2010, 09:30 AM
They really need to stop delivering mail on Saturdays too. I don't know why they're waiting on that. Don't get me wrong, I like my Saturday mail...but I could live without it!

I agree- Sat mail could be done away with-mostly advertisements etc... but someone told me how many postal workers would be without jobs across the nation if they did away with Sat mail because they use a lot of relief drivers etc... I think that with the price of fuel on the increase-proposed to be 5.00 by the beginning of 2012 -the post offices will have to cut out delievery on Sat or the rates will keep increasing and people will do less mailing.

Far North
12-30-2010, 11:19 AM
I think our post office did themselves lots of damage by cutting out self-service postal machines to weigh packages and purchase stamps. As well as the costs for thickness and uneven envelopes which continue to be charged very arbitrarily. They recently posted a sign comparing the cost of mailing a letter in several countries ...of course their point being our cost is the cheapest unfortunately that didn't make me feel better.

12-30-2010, 11:47 AM
i think if they were more consistent, it would help with costs. some places charge the extra for things while others don't.

i bought 3 sheets of forever stamps for my christmas cards, then lost them in a pile of mail. found them after i got more to send the cards so i'm set for a while!!

12-30-2010, 12:10 PM
Starting Jan the post office will only sell the forever stamps and not the 44 cent stamps. That's what the guy at the po told me yesterday.