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    U.S. Postage Goes Up Monday
    Just in case you didn't know or forgot, going up to 41 cents Monday the 14th. I'm ordering some new stamps right now online at http://shop.usps.com/

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    Life is Supposed to be Fun! Rexanne's Avatar
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    Geeze, thanks for the heads up. I haven't sent anything via mail for so long, the stamps in my drawer are probably way obsolete.
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    I see these new stamps on the site:

    Forever (Liberty Bell) ND

    Doublesided Book of 20
    $0.41
    Self-adhesive
    Price: $8.20

    "In 2007, the U.S. Postal Service will issue the Forever stamp, which will always be valid as First-Class postage on standard envelopes weighing one ounce or less, regardless of any subsequent increases in the First-Class rate."

    So you can buy a bunch now at 41 cents each and they'll be good forever even with future increases. Which is great because I have some 39 cent stamps left over and have to get those little 2 cent stamps to go with it. So with these Forever stamps, don't have to do that anymore.

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    Thanks for telling me -- I want all my billing payments to reach their destination

    My pet peeve is that the Post Office created some stamps without displaying their value -- I've got a bunch of stamps that say 1st Class but I don't know the denominations.
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    Yeah I see that. I guess they can tell with the year 2007 or the color or whatever. Not sure how that works. I'm getting the Forever (Liberty Bell) ND ones with the word Forever on them.

    https://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/sto...9351&langId=-1

    I think that's the only one that is "forever" I don't see the other ones saying that.

    Maybe this can be an investment Decades from now, maybe when it's 80 cents or who knows. You can buy now at 41 cents a pop and sell them at 60 or whatever.

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    What's the word? Rhia7's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    Yeah I see that. I guess they can tell with the year 2007 or the color or whatever. Not sure how that works. I'm getting the Forever (Liberty Bell) ND ones with the word Forever on them.

    https://shop.usps.com/webapp/wcs/sto...9351&langId=-1
    I live near 2 post offices; the one that is closer to me sells stamps as if they were retail goods in little packages. Sometimes I'll buy a couple but then I'll buy another after misplacing one somewhere in my apt -- then there'll be a future time slot when I'll find them but if the denominations of stamps have changed, I'm not always sure if I should buy some 1 cent stamps or 2 cents stamps etc. to use them up

    I think some of the stamps in my "collection" date from the late 90s
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    You’re kidding??? I still have 37 cent stamps!!!

    And I just found a bunch of 3 cent stamps. Still not enough. Aggghhh!
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    Official announcement if you want more info:

    http://www.usps.com/ratecase/

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7-days
    You’re kidding??? I still have 37 cent stamps!!!

    And I just found a bunch of 3 cent stamps. Still not enough. Aggghhh!
    I guess I give a new definition to the term "stamp collecting"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    Maybe this can be an investment Decades from now, maybe when it's 80 cents or who knows. You can buy now at 41 cents a pop and sell them at 60 or whatever.
    It would be a completely horrendous investment based simply on time value of money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    It would be a completely horrendous investment based simply on time value of money.
    Yeah. That reminds me of the Seinfeld where Kramer and Newman try to make money bringing 5c deposit cans from New York to Michigan where they're worth 10c when returned. Hilarity ensues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    Which is great because I have some 39 cent stamps left over and have to get those little 2 cent stamps to go with it. So with these Forever stamps, don't have to do that anymore.
    I always plan on doing that, but truth be told I always end up sticking two 39cent stamps on it then... just don't mail things very often so it just isn't worth the hassle.

    If I buy 100 forever stamps, they probably will last me forever.

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    For a mere 41 cents, just 1/3 of the price of a cup of coffee, the postal service will transport a love note 3,000 miles and drop it off right on Rexanne's doorstep. I can think of no better bargain than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidh
    For a mere 41 cents, just 1/3 of the price of a cup of coffee, the postal service will transport a love note 3,000 miles and drop it off right on Rexanne's doorstep. I can think of no better bargain than that.


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    I've personally spoken to various USPS workers and they all concur that this raise in stamps is unwarranted.

    I am glad I do most of my payments over the web. Its saves me the headaches of sending out stuff in the mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidh
    For a mere 41 cents, just 1/3 of the price of a cup of coffee, the postal service will transport a love note 3,000 miles and drop it off right on Rexanne's doorstep. I can think of no better bargain than that.
    Awwwwww very sweet sentiment David!
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