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    Super Member ptquilts's Avatar
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    Hi all - just a reminder, once again postage rates are going up on 1/2/2011. A first class one ounce letter will be $.46 instead of $.44 and subsequent ounces will be higher as well.,

    Media mail is also going up, as is ParcelPost. I believe Priority prices will be unchanged. International mail will see increases as well.

    Get your forever stamps now if you can!

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    Thanks for letting us know.

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    This is the first I've heard of it. Good thing I'm checking out the QB - you never know what you will learn here! :lol:

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    I thought they had denied them the price increase earlier this fall. I have not heard of it going up. I buy forever anyway so will not hurt me for quite awhile.

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    I thought the PO could only raise rates once a year... ?? Didn't they just raise it last May??? Seems like they are always raising rates. Then they wonder why people are going to paying their bills on line and using email instead of the USPS. geeeez. thanks for the reminder.

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    Request for first class rate increase was denied. First class remains at $0.44. There are rate increases for shipping classes: Priority Mail, Express Mail, etc. Go to http://www.usps.com/welcome.htm for more info.

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    Just read on their site that they were turned down earlier this year but Jan 2 going up two cents. I will go get more forever stamps and still pay the 44. I have nine now and will get five or six more. I really like the pinecone ones and used them for Christmas cards this year.

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    I asked at the Post Office if postage was going to be the same next Christmas. The clerk said that it was going to be because they were denied the price increase. I hope she was telling the truth.

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    My sister works at the PO...no postage increase coming.

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    I got an email from Ebay stating that rates are going up but I thought it was in March. I checked on the USPS website but didn't read the whole thing but rates are increasing. I'll find out the details soon enough.......

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    I asked just before Christmas and they said it wasn't going up.
    I bought 10 books of forever stamps.

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    i got a roll of stamps today and they were the forever ones so it comming

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    hmmmm, i asked the postal lady about that and she said it's just package costs, not letters. i hope she was right because i'd just bought a roll of stamps!

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    I remember back when stamps were five cents each. When they raised the price to six cents, that was a 20% increase. If they raise the price from .44 to .46 that's only a .045% increase. Less than one half of one percent. So it makes sense for them to print Forever stamps all year long and sell them at the going rate than to print new stamps every time they raise the rates plus print a ton of two cent stamps so people can use up the old .44 ones. That's why they sell them to you now even without you asking for them.

    Sorry, I'm a math kind of person. :D

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    My post office said that they didn't hear about the increase!

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    I tried to find out about it on the USPS website and just got through banging my head against the wall. That is one "NOT USER FRIENDLY" website.

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    Somehow I found "new rates for 2011" or something like that.
    It's such a long list that I just read part of it and closed it.

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    I did read that starting in Jan 2011 all stamps are going to be forever stamps. GG

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    Thank you !!!!!!

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    people still mail letters??? ;-P

    I generally do most of my stuff on-line - email folks, pay bills, etc.

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    First class rates are not going up. A lot of shipping rates are going up January 2.

    The good news is that there are going to be several new priority mail containers, including new legal size and padded flat rate envelopes that should be useful.

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    Ugh...is everything going up, lol!

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    it was in the paper this morning that stamps are going to46 cents i was woundering why i got forever stamps yesterday

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    Junior Member GGquilts's Avatar
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    I just go-ogled, when is postage stamps going up, it said Jan.

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    The First Class increase to $0.46 WAS NOT APPROVED. There is no increase in First Class postage. A letter is still $0.44. Shipping rates are increasing (Express Mail, Priority Mail, etc) Go to: http://www.usps.com/communications/n...Prices2011USPS for 2011 Shipping Prices

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