Stamp Price Reminder

Don’t forget… Stamp prices are set to increase from $0.39 to $0.41 in just ten days. This also coincides with the introduction of the new ‘forever’ stamp which will obviate the need for all those silly two or three cent stamps to round out your postage. So whatever you do, don’t go buying a bunch of stamps right before the increase.

Another option would be to hop on over to Stamps.com for their free trial — you get a bunch of free postage and other goodies with no obligation if you don’t like it.

10 Responses to “Stamp Price Reminder”

  1. Nickel

    Who knows. You can sell just about anything on eBay, but I can’t imagine this would be worth the time. And if you do sell them for $0.42, then when you run out you’ll have to buy more for $0.43. That’s a pretty thin margin.

  2. Anonymous

    I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on whether or not there will be a secondhand market for the forever stamps after the price goes up again in a few years. I’ve purchased 1,000 forever stamps for my business–if we don’t use them before the next rate increase (let’s say to $.43), will I be able to sell them on eBay for $.42? What do you think?

  3. Anonymous

    I have a pretty good Chase reward credit card — 5% back on gas, grocery, and drug store purchases — and a few months ago I realized that I should be buying my stamps at the grocery store (they sell books of 20 at the customer service desk) because it’s like getting a free stamp with every book. 5% of 20 stamps = 1 stamp. The stores around here only sell them in books, not rolls. I used to always buy rolls of 100 at the post office, but now that I pay bills online I don’t use them up very fast, so I’m perfectly happy to have less money tied up in the stamp drawer and get a free one with every purchase. 🙂

  4. Anonymous

    its 39c ! and is it 41c after the increase…that will take your mail to sandiego ca from portland me…so dont complain !

  5. Anonymous

    Ahhh, the dreaded postal rate increase. It seems to come every year, making it more expensive to ship online purchases, yuck!

  6. Anonymous

    This sucks. I have about 70 or so 39 cent stamps left on my roll. Granted I didn’t pay for them as they are used for work, but what a hassle!

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