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Thread: The cost of mailing items maybe going up.

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    The cost of mailing items maybe going up.

    It may cost .55 cents next year to mail a letter.

    https://www.ktvz.com/news/economy/po...nues/805498301
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    for 55 cents you can send a letter thousands of miles.
    not a bad deal.
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    When you think about it, it is a great deal. But every year it causes me to re-evaluate Christmas card mailing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LavenderBlue View Post
    When you think about it, it is a great deal. But every year it causes me to re-evaluate Christmas card mailing.
    I hear that. I usually send out about 70 cards and it gets expensive
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    Quote Originally Posted by LavenderBlue View Post
    When you think about it, it is a great deal. But every year it causes me to re-evaluate Christmas card mailing.
    Especially cards that require extra postage!

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    My thought has been that postage is cheaper than gas to drive and it sure beats walking*Ü*

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    I buy the forever stamps, so not to worried about the cost as I really don't send much anymore except cards.

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    Buy the Forever stamps before postage goes up.

    Oops, I posted this before the previous poster's was on the feed.

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    That's ok with me. I don't need to do a lot of mailing and when I do, I think it's a great service.

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    I have automatic payment of all bills so never have to use stamps on these. The money saved buys stamps to wish friends and family happiness and to say thank you.

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    it's true people are mailing cards and letters less frequently than before the internet, but with the rise of online shopping, there are WAY more packages being sent. Even UPS and FedEX sometimes use the PO for part of the trip.

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    you know i've sent so many Birthday cards that to me should require more postage but never seem to. think of all the money they are missing out on!

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    It's the jump in package mailing prices that kills me. It's gotten to where it's a sizeable investment to do swaps with other quilters... some require 4 priority mailings! Pretty expensive to shop online, too.
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    I like to pay my bills by snail mail. Not a big deal for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    It's the jump in package mailing prices that kills me. It's gotten to where it's a sizeable investment to do swaps with other quilters... some require 4 priority mailings! Pretty expensive to shop online, too.
    Postage doesn't bother me but it is the handling charge I object to. The price of the object should reflect the handling and I will base my purchase off the price of the item not be hit with handling fees above the amount of postage. I know what shipping costs are and won't pay over.
    deliberately under-educated

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    Agree. Imagine the costs of 'stuff' if Amazon, Walmart, UPS, FedEx and other companies had to fund pension/benefits out 70+ years.
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