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U.S. POSTAGE STAMPS INCREASE 1 CENT ON 1/27/13; NOW 46 CENTS

27 Jan

stampU.S. postage stamps will see an increase of 1 cent beginning 1/27/13.  The new cost to mail first class will rise to 46 cents.  In recent years the United States Postal Service has been in financial trouble, due in part, to heightened internet use. When was the last time you actually mailed in a bill? Well, most now use free online services to pay them, hence less revenue for the Post Office.

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Posted by on January 27, 2013 in HEADLINE NEWS

 

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5 responses to “U.S. POSTAGE STAMPS INCREASE 1 CENT ON 1/27/13; NOW 46 CENTS

  1. Tom Nefeldt

    January 27, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I still mail bills. As an IT professional, I don’t trust online bill paying… too many hacks. The day is in our future where we will all have P.O. boxes, and have to go and pick up the mail, instead of it being delivered. It’s really not the Internet, it’s the Congress that created the problem, by requiring the P.O. to have pensions funded for the next 50 years NOW. The P.O. has to find BILLIONS of dollars to do that, AND the pensions are in great financial shape anyway.

     
  2. Kathie B

    January 28, 2013 at 12:50 am

    I’m still working on the book of forever stamps I bought before the last price increase. With emails I have no need to write letters and I am an online bill payer. Sadly the last time I looked at greeting cards I passed because they cost almost as much as a gift and most of my friends and family feel that it’s a waste of money. The last time I mailed a package at the local post office the clerk was so nasty I decided that my packages from now on will be going Fed Ex or UPS. I think the US Postal system is only going to get smaller. Of course they need to keep a small number of post offices open for those who still use them but I agree with Tom that home delivery may soon become a thing of the past.

     
  3. Sid Hunt

    December 3, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Paying and buying products and services online is still a risky business. You do save considerable time, however. I guess one needs to work out which online transactions are of a relatively low risk. Poor customer services may surely precipitate the downfall of US postal services.

     
  4. Tom Nefeldt

    December 18, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    by the end of 2014 postage MAY be 49 cents, but is going up to 47 in January sometime.

     
    • brittaj17

      December 19, 2013 at 11:37 am

      Hey Tom! Still seems cheap when you think about how much mail travels!:)

       

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