US postage going up May 12

kimberf

Loves the Lindy!
O.G.
Mar 8, 2007
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2
California
I wish they'd just bump the price a bigger chunk at a time. Just go ahead and make it $0.50 already, and then leave it alone for a while. I hate having a bunch of old stamps around, and constantly having to try to figure out how much postage is and how much my stamps are for, since a lot of them don't have the amount shown on them. I will have to go and get a bunch of forever stamps, since this really irks me!!
 

ggk84

O.G.
Apr 2, 2006
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0
What are forever stamps??
What's forever stamps?
They are stamps that you buy at the current postage rate and can use no matter how much the rate goes up. They don't have a number marked on them. If you buy them now, you would pay the current postage rate for each, or 41 cents. When postage goes up to 42 cents, you can still put a forever stamp on a letter you want to send and it will be fine. If you want to buy them then though, you would pay 42 cents. I hope I managed to explain this somewhat clearly! :confused1:
 

SweetPurple

Member
Aug 13, 2007
17,136
14
Yup, didn't seem to make sense to raise it another penny ... that's what I did, bought 20 books of the "Forever" stamps ~ they're not the cutest but that should last me a little while!
 
Dec 14, 2005
7,818
6
USA
Thank god for the forever stamps.

I'm not really surprised by this. With the price of gas at a record high and the price of everything else rising it was only a matter of time.
 

Couture Dreams

spidey kisses
Dec 29, 2007
1,140
0
Lovely CA
^^ exactly.

i dont use many stamps, so i just buy frist class stamps so i never have to deal with this.

sucks for anyone who has a buncha 41 cent stamps.. go out and get a bajillion 1 cent stamps!!

but i mean not very many people are using stamps now a days.. you know with e-mail, online payments and whatever. its not a general necessity (for me atleast)
 

anneonimiss

Borifying
Nov 10, 2007
3,745
0
N/A
We're only buying first-class stamps from now on. We finally used up the last of our 39 and 41 cent stamps and I bought a bunch of first-class stamps the other day. It's the only way to go...
 

missisa07

(Isabel)
O.G.
Jun 1, 2007
7,424
363
Hawaii
I didn't even know they made forever stamps. Darn. I just bought a new sheet of cute Disney 41 cent stamps too. They're oversized stamps, so they'll look funny next to the regular sized 1cent stamps.
 
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